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Tue, Apr. 5th, 2005, 11:21 am
enoneoftheabove: (no subject)

First "real" Chicago area meet of the year: http://www.chicago-orienteering.org/events/waterfall_glen_east.php

I offered to help with registration at the same time as my doctor's appointment, and, oh yes, I have a volunteer orientation 20 miles away that afternoon.
I need to start having a calendar on me at all times. Gah.

Sat, Mar. 12th, 2005, 09:25 pm
no_reaction314: o-players

just curious, any Hong Kong o-ers in this group? i am one

Thu, Jan. 27th, 2005, 01:07 pm
enoneoftheabove: I guess this means the season's starting...

Snowgaine- 6-hour Rogaine in Mississippi Palisades State Park, Feb. 19


Sat, Jan. 8th, 2005, 09:47 pm
russkiypenguin: introduction

Hi, I'm Dan and I'm going to try orienteering for the first time tomorrow. In the KC area we have a group called the Possum Trot Orienteering Club and they do 2 events a month. I have a compass and running shoes. I do need to remember to take my safety glasses with me.

What do you guys normally wear for shoes? It's icy here, so I'm not sure if I'm going to try my military issue boots, or my normal running shoes. I don't have crampons or shoes made for running on trails. Maybe I'll get some in time.

Sun, Aug. 1st, 2004, 04:18 pm
san_julio: three, two, one,... Go

Hi everybody; i'm a new runner on adventure races in southamerica; i lke camping, trekking, biking,...
i wish that you send me or tell me about links orienteering

Good Bye ;)

Mon, Jul. 12th, 2004, 10:45 am
enoneoftheabove: (no subject)

Did a Canoe-O this past Sunday. (Results here.) Guess I thought we did better than we really did, but, considering my partner had never paddled a canoe before, and I hadn't done it in about 10 years, we did all right. I mean, we didn't tip over or wind up in another state or anything. Sadly, my steering isn't very reliable, so we spent a lot of time zig-zagging back and forth at the end, when we both started to get tired. We probably would have done better on the short course. In our defense, I think a lot of the very short times were actually kayakers. Which move faster. Lalalalala. But, it was still a pretty good time.
Long course times ranged from 36 minutes to 107 minutes, with 4 mispunches and one DNF. I heard that one of the two people on the winning team actually ran the first three controls, then rejoined his partner (and canoe) for the remaining seven. My partner and I tried something similar- we skipped over the first control, and went right to the second. He then ran to the first and back, and rejoined me at the second. The idea was that he could probably run that short distance on land faster then we could paddle down the little creek and back. We actually didn't lose any time doing it, but it didn't seem to help us much, either.
Times on the short course ranged from 28 minutes to 93 minutes and 20 seconds.

Thu, Jul. 1st, 2004, 01:03 am
the_golden_b: Broom Wood Sprint O

Spent the evening at the Broom Wood Sprint O, one of the fine TVOC summer series events. These are really informal head to head loop sprint races, three loops, fastest one round wins. Pip set of five mins before and caught me on her second loop, but I dug in and she beat me by 4 mins over 4.7km - and she was just 9th at the World Students so I'm dead chuffed. Will upload a map when I get home - but loads of route choice on paths round bits of sometimes really lovely runnable forest and sometimes brambly stuff. Great fun - I've only got one more before I go home - I'll miss it!

What do the rest of you think of head to head/sprint stuff? Good format or a bit silly? I love it, but only becaus eI have no hope of ever doing well in an elite classic distance! No, that's a lie, it's great fun as well. A constant urge to keep going, so the motivation's not as much of an issue.

Tue, Jun. 29th, 2004, 11:08 am
the_golden_b: Hey there!

I'm new to LJ and just discovered this community. I go to Uni in Oxford and live in Bradford in Yorkshire, England, and have been orienteering all my life. I used to be in the GB Junior Squad until I got some strange kind of Vials disease/glandular fever affair and so have taken up Junior Coaching instead. I've been all around Europe so when I get home from Oxford I'll post a few European maps on here.

I'm heading to the Hungaria Cup for my foreign orienteering this year, aswell as a weekend in Modum, Norway. Is anyone making the trip to either of these, or are you all Aussies/North American?

Nice to meet you anyways!


Mon, Jun. 7th, 2004, 05:42 pm
gutters: some maps

'zippah' just posted something about putting maps up here, so I've collected a few interesting Victorian ones:
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also if you haven't seen this yet: http://www.catchingfeatures.com

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