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Summer Short Series Training Event: Street-O in Fairfax, VA

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  • Nadim Ahmed
    We ve had a successful series of training events so far. Summer is moving fast and those who have been training will be ready for the regular season QOC
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 31, 2012
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      We’ve had a successful series of training events so far.  Summer is moving fast and those who have been training will be ready for the regular season QOC events that are starting in September.  This Saturday a Street-O in Fairfax, VA is scheduled.  It is being hosted by QOC VA VP Gary Smith, and Karla Hulett.  An RSVP is requested (see below for details, but do indicate your course choice).  Those wishing to train in the forest may, on Sunday, want to head up to our neighbor club DVOA’s event on the ever tricky French Creek State Park, East hillsides in PA.  

      Future training events and summer competitions include a corridor exercise on Saturday August 11th, in the open forests of Oregon Ridge State Park, MD.  A social game night/welcome home pool party is being contemplated for Friday evening on, August 10th ; if that doesn’t work out it’ll be rescheduled.  A double-header in Montgomery County, MD is scheduled with a beginner introduction to orienteering competition on August 18th, and then a time trial cross country running event the next day.  There is still room for some more events to be hosted.  Let our SSS Mistress Peggy Dickison know if you’d like to host one. 

      Updated SSS Schedule as of July 31, 2012:

      Dates/Start Time

      Event Name

      Event Type

      Organizer

      Location

      Comments/Description

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Sunday, June 10th
      8am

      Bushwhacker Adventure Race

      Race

      EX2

      Fountainhead Regional Park, VA

      Runners vs. orienteers.  Run the 20K race solo, or in teams of two (2 x 10k each). The course starts at Fountainhead, runs to Bull Run Marina, and then returns to Fountainhead.  8am start time.

      http://www.ex2adventures.com/ar-runs.php

      Saturday, June 16
      4pm

      (Open)

      WOC Training

      Francis Hogle

      Oregon Ridge

      A course is streamered  at Oregon Ridge.   Interested persons may contact Francis Hogle to get a course map. 

      Saturday, June 23
      4pm

      Mash-Up

      Training/Social?

      Tom and Florence Nolan

      Wheaton, MD

      Some trail running, some sprint controls in fields and edges, and some trail-O controls, made into a big mash-up.  Possible game night afterwards. 

      Saturday, June 30th
      4pm

      TBD

      SSS Training

      Ted Good(?)

      Catonsville, MD

      The same streamered course of Ted’s Wednesday Training

      Wednesday, July 4th
      7am

      Catoctin Trail

      Training

      Nadim Ahmed

      Frederick, MD

      10 or 16 mile mountain trail run from Gambrill State Park to Manor Area (Thurmont)

      Wednesday, July 7th
      4:30pm

      Memory-O/Score-O

      SSS Training

      Jan and Dasa Merka

      Schooley Mill Park in Clarksville, MD

      One-map Memory-O/Score-O in which one memorizes the location of multiple controls, finds them and reports back the 3 digit code of each control to score points.  1 hour time limit.  Followed by Pool Party/Game Night.

      Saturday, July 14th
      4pm?

      Basic Training

      SSS Training

      Mark Mace

      McKeldin Area, Patapsco State Park, near Marriottsville MD

      Basic intermediate to advanced courses.  One long and one short. 

      Saturday, July 21st   4pm

      Control Picking

      SSS Training 

      Nadim Ahmed

      Cabin John Regional Park, Potomac, MD

      Long Course:  18 controls, 5.9K, 100m climb, 1:5,000 new map.
      Short Course:  14 controls, 4.6K, 75m climb, 1:5,000 new map.

      Saturday, July 28th
      8am

      Modified Star Course

      SSS Training

       Nadim Ahmed

      Prince William Forest, VA

      Star Exercise:– Individuals/groups each place one control and run the collectively set course back to their first control for pickup. 
      Long Course:  13 controls, 8.7K, 270m climb, 1:10,000 map.
      Short Course:  8 controls, 5.6K, 175m climb, 1:10,000 map.

      Saturday, August 4th
      9am-1pm

      Street-O

      SSS Training/Social

      Gary Smith

      Fairfax, VA

      Regular Course:  9 controls, 5.7K, 144m climb; new map.
      Extra Hilly Course:  12 controls, 7.8K, 240m climb, new map.

      Mantua neighborhood and Eakin Community Park.  Start and finish at 9206 Saint Marks Pl in Fairfax VA, 22031 (residence).  Afterwards, people can shower and change.  Gary Smith and Karla Hewlett will have some food and drinks for a light dinner.  People can also bring something for potluck if they want.  People can also hang around for games and/or Olympics watching.  RSVP to gary@....  If anyone needs to call,  the best number is 703-218-1803.

      Sunday, August 5th

      French Creek State Park East

      Race

      DVOA

      Elverson, PA

      Classic orienteering courses. 
      http://www.dvoa.org/info/maps/mapit.php?map_id=21&sked_id=836

      Saturday, August 11th
      4pm

      Oregon Ridge

      SSS Training

      Eddie Bergeron/Francis Hogle

      Oregon Ridge State Park, MD

      This will be a corridor-O exercise with two different course lengths.  Corridor-O can help train for staying within a planned route and/or give practice at relocating.  Dinner will be somewhere at Hunt Valley mall afterwards.  Oregon Ridge State Park is near Cockeysville, MD.

      Sunday, August 18th
      ?:??am

      Introduction to Orienteering

      Beginner Training

      David Onkst/Jon Torrance

      Wheaton Regional Park, MD

      One White course and two Yellow courses.  These may be suitable for sprinting by more experienced runners.  Volunteers to help spread the joy of orienteering are needed and are being coordinated by Heidi Onkst

      Saturday, August 18th
      5:30pm

      Comus Run Cross Country

      Race

      MCRRC

      Comus, MD

      5k Cross Country Race.  http://www.mcrrc.org/racing/2012/race_descriptions.php   …nice, rolling hills; 25% on trails and the remainder on grass. Bring your cross-country spikes!  $ free for MCRRC members, $10 for non-MCRRC members 18 and over, and $5 for non-members under 18. Registration is race-day only starting an hour before the race.

      Saturday, August 25, 2pm

      Squirrel Kill

      SSS Training/Social

      Ted Good

      Odenton, MD

      Orienteering and games

      Saturday, September 1, 4:30pm

      (Open)

       

       

       

       

      Monday, September 3
      ?am

      Bethesda Street-O

      SSS Training/Social

      Nadim Ahmed

      Bethesda, MD

      Street-O and party(?)

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      This schedule is subject to change on short notice so check with the listed organizers or me if you’re unsure about an event. 

      I hope you can make it!
      Nadim Ahmed
      nadim@...

    • Nadim Ahmed
      I apparently had the wrong time on the schedule for the Street-O this weekend. The correct start time is 4pm, not 9am. the schedule has been updated. Nadim
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 1, 2012
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        I apparently had the wrong time on the schedule for the Street-O this weekend.  The correct start time is 4pm, not 9am. the schedule has been updated. 

        Nadim

        On Jul 31, 2012, at 11:43 PM, "Nadim Ahmed" <nadim@...> wrote:

         

        We’ve had a successful series of training events so far.  Summer is moving fast and those who have been training will be ready for the regular season QOC events that are starting in September.  This Saturday a Street-O in Fairfax, VA is scheduled.  It is being hosted by QOC VA VP Gary Smith, and Karla Hulett.  An RSVP is requested (see below for details, but do indicate your course choice).  Those wishing to train in the forest may, on Sunday, want to head up to our neighbor club DVOA’s event on the ever tricky French Creek State Park, East hillsides in PA.  

        Future training events and summer competitions include a corridor exercise on Saturday August 11th, in the open forests of Oregon Ridge State Park, MD.  A social game night/welcome home pool party is being contemplated for Friday evening on, August 10th ; if that doesn’t work out it’ll be rescheduled.  A double-header in Montgomery County, MD is scheduled with a beginner introduction to orienteering competition on August 18th, and then a time trial cross country running event the next day.  There is still room for some more events to be hosted.  Let our SSS Mistress Peggy Dickison know if you’d like to host one. 

        Updated SSS Schedule as of July 31, 2012:

        Dates/Start Time

        Event Name

        Event Type

        Organizer

        Location

        Comments/Description

         

         

         

         

         

         

        Sunday, June 10th
        8am

        Bushwhacker Adventure Race

        Race

        EX2

        Fountainhead Regional Park, VA

        Runners vs. orienteers.  Run the 20K race solo, or in teams of two (2 x 10k each). The course starts at Fountainhead, runs to Bull Run Marina, and then returns to Fountainhead.  8am start time.

        http://www.ex2adventures.com/ar-runs.php

        Saturday, June 16
        4pm

        (Open)

        WOC Training

        Francis Hogle

        Oregon Ridge

        A course is streamered  at Oregon Ridge.   Interested persons may contact Francis Hogle to get a course map. 

        Saturday, June 23
        4pm

        Mash-Up

        Training/Social?

        Tom and Florence Nolan

        Wheaton, MD

        Some trail running, some sprint controls in fields and edges, and some trail-O controls, made into a big mash-up.  Possible game night afterwards. 

        Saturday, June 30th
        4pm

        TBD

        SSS Training

        Ted Good(?)

        Catonsville, MD

        The same streamered course of Ted’s Wednesday Training

        Wednesday, July 4th
        7am

        Catoctin Trail

        Training

        Nadim Ahmed

        Frederick, MD

        10 or 16 mile mountain trail run from Gambrill State Park to Manor Area (Thurmont)

        Wednesday, July 7th
        4:30pm

        Memory-O/Score-O

        SSS Training

        Jan and Dasa Merka

        Schooley Mill Park in Clarksville, MD

        One-map Memory-O/Score-O in which one memorizes the location of multiple controls, finds them and reports back the 3 digit code of each control to score points.  1 hour time limit.  Followed by Pool Party/Game Night.

        Saturday, July 14th
        4pm?

        Basic Training

        SSS Training

        Mark Mace

        McKeldin Area, Patapsco State Park, near Marriottsville MD

        Basic intermediate to advanced courses.  One long and one short. 

        Saturday, July 21st   4pm

        Control Picking

        SSS Training 

        Nadim Ahmed

        Cabin John Regional Park, Potomac, MD

        Long Course:  18 controls, 5.9K, 100m climb, 1:5,000 new map.
        Short Course:  14 controls, 4.6K, 75m climb, 1:5,000 new map.

        Saturday, July 28th
        8am

        Modified Star Course

        SSS Training

         Nadim Ahmed

        Prince William Forest, VA

        Star Exercise:– Individuals/groups each place one control and run the collectively set course back to their first control for pickup. 
        Long Course:  13 controls, 8.7K, 270m climb, 1:10,000 map.
        Short Course:  8 controls, 5.6K, 175m climb, 1:10,000 map.

        Saturday, August 4th
        4pm

        Street-O

        SSS Training/Social

        Gary Smith

        Fairfax, VA

        Regular Course:  9 controls, 5.7K, 144m climb; new map.
        Extra Hilly Course:  12 controls, 7.8K, 240m climb, new map.

        Mantua neighborhood and Eakin Community Park.  Start and finish at 9206 Saint Marks Pl in Fairfax VA, 22031 (residence).  Afterwards, people can shower and change.  Gary Smith and Karla Hewlett will have some food and drinks for a light dinner.  People can also bring something for potluck if they want.  People can also hang around for games and/or Olympics watching.  RSVP to gary@....  If anyone needs to call,  the best number is 703-218-1803.

        Sunday, August 5th

        French Creek State Park East

        Race

        DVOA

        Elverson, PA

        Classic orienteering courses. 
        http://www.dvoa.org/info/maps/mapit.php?map_id=21&sked_id=836

        Saturday, August 11th
        4pm

        Oregon Ridge

        SSS Training

        Eddie Bergeron/Francis Hogle

        Oregon Ridge State Park, MD

        This will be a corridor-O exercise with two different course lengths.  Corridor-O can help train for staying within a planned route and/or give practice at relocating.  Dinner will be somewhere at Hunt Valley mall afterwards.  Oregon Ridge State Park is near Cockeysville, MD.

        Sunday, August 18th
        ?:??am

        Introduction to Orienteering

        Beginner Training

        David Onkst/Jon Torrance

        Wheaton Regional Park, MD

        One White course and two Yellow courses.  These may be suitable for sprinting by more experienced runners.  Volunteers to help spread the joy of orienteering are needed and are being coordinated by Heidi Onkst

        Saturday, August 18th
        5:30pm

        Comus Run Cross Country

        Race

        MCRRC

        Comus, MD

        5k Cross Country Race.  http://www.mcrrc.org/racing/2012/race_descriptions.php   …nice, rolling hills; 25% on trails and the remainder on grass. Bring your cross-country spikes!  $ free for MCRRC members, $10 for non-MCRRC members 18 and over, and $5 for non-members under 18. Registration is race-day only starting an hour before the race.

        Saturday, August 25, 2pm

        Squirrel Kill

        SSS Training/Social

        Ted Good

        Odenton, MD

        Orienteering and games

        Saturday, September 1, 4:30pm

        (Open)

         

         

         

         

        Monday, September 3
        ?am

        Bethesda Street-O

        SSS Training/Social

        Nadim Ahmed

        Bethesda, MD

        Street-O and party(?)

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

        This schedule is subject to change on short notice so check with the listed organizers or me if you’re unsure about an event. 

        I hope you can make it!
        Nadim Ahmed
        nadim@...

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