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Re: [Quantico_Orienteering_Club] The Last Summer Short Series Training Events for 2012

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  • Don Fish
    Nadim, I am planning to run the Street-O but won t be able to stay for the BBQ. Thanks, and see you tomorrow. ... Nadim, I am planning to run the Street-O but
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 2, 2012

      I am planning to run the Street-O but won't be able to stay for the BBQ.  Thanks, and see you tomorrow.

      On Tuesday, August 28, 2012, Nadim Ahmed wrote:

      Schools have started for most kids in the area.  We’ve just got the Labor Day weekend left to play and mark the unofficial end of Summer.  There are 2 Summer Short Series events this weekend: 

      The first training session is to be in Great Falls National Park, VA.  Tom Strat is setting up a Middle Distance/Control Picking event.  If you plan to participate, an RSVP to strat@... is requested.  Starts will be 4:30-5:00pm on Saturday, September 1st.  To gather for this training event, turn right after the entrance station and park in the lot at the end of that road.  The park charges a fee for entry.  There will be the usual dinner opportunity following the event.  It will probably be at an Irish pub in the Great Falls, VA area. 

      For an encore, head to Bethesda, MD on the Labor Day holiday, Monday, September 3rd, and try your skill at an urban Street-O.  Starts will be from 10:00 to 10:45am.  A detailed 1:4,000, 10 foot contour, updated, expanded, and almost ISSOM map will be used.  Course length(s) will be approximately between 4K and 5K.  To attend, RSVP to me at nadim@....  This is a training event on open streets, squares, sidewalks, parks and parking lots; participation will be limited.  For clothing, attending in just shorts and a t-shirt is recommended—no gaiters are needed, and no spike shoes are allowed.  Meet in the Bethesda Elementary School Parking Lot near the intersection of Arlington Rd. and Moorland Ln (3 blocks from the Bethesda Metro Station).  A somewhat traditional cookout at the Ahmed/Dickison residence will follow at about noon or soon after so please indicate if you’re planning on attending that too.  Showers will be available. 

      SSS Schedule as of August 28, 2012:

      Dates/Start Time

      Event Name

      Event Type










      Sunday, June 10th

      Bushwhacker Adventure Race



      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.


      Saturday, June 16


      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



      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


      SSS Training

      Ted Good(?)

      Catonsville, MD

      The same streamered course of Ted’s Wednesday Training

      Wednesday, July 4th

      Catoctin Trail


      Nadim Ahmed

      Frederick, MD

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

      Wednesday, July 7th


      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

      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

      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


      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.

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