2017-11-18 and 19 Possum Trot XVIII

Orienteer Kansas and Possum Trot Orienteering Club invite you to attend the Possum Trot XVIII weekend in Kansas City on Nov 18-19, 2017.
Updates here:  http://ptoc.org/htdocs/schedule.html
Saturday will feature a sprint course hosted by Orienteer Kansas.
Sunday will feature the famous Possum Trot, a long “goat” event hosted by Possum Trot O Club.

2017-07-15 Laumeier Sculpture Park O Meet

LAUAMEIER SCULPTURE O MEET 7/15/17
Description Time Controls
Nathan Graves 34m 30s 20
Anna & Nikolay Gochkov 47m 20
Bill Raisch 52m 45s 20
Tim Guetersloh 55m 30s 20
Kevin Minton & Reana Pearson 1h 13m 50s 20
Alma Garriga 1h 14m 20
Garriga Family 1h 14m 20
Will Bray 1h 17m 30s 20
Adam & Jeff 1h 20m 20
Dave & Scott 1h 21m 20
Suzanne Barnes, Joe O’Mara 1h 26m 20
Cassie, Amie, Alane 1h 31m 30s 20
Kaitalyn 1h 46m 16
Jack 1h 40m 16
Rick, Ann, Jr Davis 1h 10m 45s 15
Carmen, Sydney, Sara Grave 1h 45m 15
Jacob 1h 22m 30s 13
Alex 1h 24m 30s 13
Matt & Audrey 1h 2m 6
Sam 45m 5

2017-11-26 Turkey O

Come to Grafton and Ragin Rivers for a great Turkey O.

TURKEY “O” COURSE NOTES  Sunday Nov. 26th

RACE INFORMATION

  • TWO RACES STARTING AT 10AM
    • 3 HOURS FINISHES AT 1PM (YOU ARE DQED AT 1:15).
    • 1 HOUR FINISHES AT 11PM (YOU ARE DQED AT 11:15)

IMPORTANT START NOTES

  • TWO RACES
    • 3 HOURS- Will have a map exchange at your choice.  You have the choice of not using the second map.
      • Team Race (2 person and 4 person)-  Two maps will need to be marked and raced.  Team members pick which person will run the first map and who will run the second map.  First person will run his/her leg and then handoff to second person for them to do their leg.
      • Solo Race.  Individual gets first map and then must come back to start to get and mark second map.
    • 1 HOUR WILL LEAVE THE STARTING LINE AND MARK  MAPS.

IMPORTANT COURSE NOTES

  • OUT OF BOUNDS
    • PLEASE DO NOT GO OUT OF BOUNDS.
      • OUT OF BOUNDS IS MARKED ON MAP IN RED.
      • THE RIVER ROAD IS OUT OF BOUNDS
      • THE TOWN OF CHAUTAUQUA IS OUT OF BOUNDS.
  • COURSE NOTES
    • THE CLIMBS HERE ARE VERY LARGE BE PREPARED.
      • WATER IS AVAILABLE AT THE START/ FINISH
      • PLEASE MAKE NOTE YOU DO NOT NEED TO GO ANYWHERE ON THE BLUFFS OF THE MISSISSIPPI.  THEY ARE NOT PASSABLE.  AND YOU CAN GET HURT.
      • If you get lost use your compass and go due south.
      • Race phone 314-378-6077

2017-10-29 West Tyson

It’s Fall!  Come play in the woods!

Location:  West Tyson Park, 131 North Outer Road East, Saint Louis, MO 63025 at the Roth Memorial Lodge (follow signs).

When: Sunday, 10-29-17, Registration starts at NOON, Timed starts begin at 1:00

Format:  Point to Point with 3 courses for beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

White Course (beginner):  2 KM, mainly trail based with some hill climbing on moderately technical trails.  Skills required:  basic map recognition and be able to follow a trail map.

Orange Course (Intermediate):  4-5 KM, points placed on strong features.  Skills required: ability to understand contour lines and use compass to navigate off trail.

Blue Course (Advanced): 10 KM, Difficult point placement, requires advanced skills of compass, pacing, and contour reading.  Grit and endurance are definite prerequisites for the Blue Course!

Course Closes at 4:00 (last start 1:30): each orienteer gets 2.5 hours to complete course before losing 1 CP per minute over the time.

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.  Stick around and chat about your route/experience.

Recognition ceremony at 4:00

Cost:

  • Free for Members and their immediate families
    • Membership is $50 annually and you can sign up at the race if you would like
  • $20 for every adult for non-members.
  • $5 for non-member youth- under 18

BONUS:  Orienteering workshop for beginners and intermediate to be conducted at 12:30.  Volunteers will be available to answer questions following the short workshop as well.

Questions?   Contact Race Director: Josh Borgmeyer at 314-780-9759 or josh@balancedbodyrehab.com

2017-09-16 Kirkwood Night O

During the Greentree Festival on Saturday night.  The format and event will be the same as year’s past.  Please come out and enjoy this fun night O event at this city park with an orienteering map.  Dave Frei is the meet director once again.  Don’t forget your flashlight!

Registration at 7pm at the “Boy Scout” shelter

Mass start at 8pm; course length 45 minutes

2017-05-21 Bike vs Boot Orienteering Meet

Thanks to all those who helped especially Al Beers and Jeff Ryan.  I hope all enjoyed the course.  It was a beautiful day to be outside enjoying Greensfelder Park.  Results are posted below.  Congrats to Josh Borgmeyer for taking the grand prize, however, the BOOT wins out overall by 8 minutes.

 

St. Louis Orienteering Club
Greensfelder Park
5/21/2017
Bike Vs. Boot
Overall Combined Total time Bike Boot Controls
Josh Borgmeyer 115 59 56 16
Joe and Tamara Szabo 237 91 146 13
Boot Controls Total time
Nicolay Gochkov 8 51
Josh Borgmeyer 8 56
Stephan Boianoff 8 74
Mark Geldmeier 8 75
Neil Dickhaus 8 88
Adam Smith 8 92
Kate Geisen 8 98
Joe and Tamara Szabo 8 146
Scott, Madison, Mallery Shaw 8 165
Kevin Minton, Reanna Pewson 8 167
Bike Controls Total time
Josh Borgmeyer 8 59
Al Beers 8 105
David Welsh 8 136
Joe and Tamara Szabo 5 91
Tim Dalton 2 80
Yellow Controls Total time
Gochkov Family 9 31
Rick, Ann, John Davis 9 39
Tim Dalton 9 42
Garriga Family 9 46
White Controls Total time
Carmen Graves 6 21
D. Fink 6 79

2017-5-21 Boot vs. Bike Orienteering Race

Lace up your boots and lube up your chain for the next SLOC event; Boot vs. Bike!

The event will be held Sunday, May 21st at Greensfelder Park.  Race start at the Beulah Shelter located off the Scenic Loop Drive.  Course opens at 10:30am and closes at 3pm.  The featured course will be a “green” level course which can be completed either on bike or on foot.  Using a bike encourages you to use trails or try a few bike whacks.  On foot you can cut off distance and move more directly.  You can choose to complete the course using either mode OR take the challenge and try it both ways to see which is your own best time.  We’ll have a winner for each mode, and a winner for combined time for those who try both.  Depending on participants we’ll do some divisions if we get enough entries.

For beginners and those looking for a more casual experience, there will be a “yellow” level course with 9 controls which uses well marked and beautiful trail including some of the great new trail built recently by GORC.  Thanks!

A “white” course hike has been added that catches 6 controls and is well marked.

We encourage all levels to come out to the park and enjoy one of the courses, there will be something for everyone.  

 

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE EVENT:

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

Immediately following the event, we will hold our annual Membership Meeting.  This is a board meeting open to all SLOC members.  This is an important meeting for our club as we look to fill 3 seats on the board.  We are accepting nominations including self-nominations at this time.  If you enjoy our events, please consider joining up as a board member to support the club.  Without board members wiling to keep things going we won’t have any events!  Being on the board takes about 3 things 1. attend the events you can and lend a hand, 2. come to 3 meetings per year to help us plan and give direction, 3. love orienteering and the outdoors.

For those who want to be even more involved there are plenty of opportunities for leadership on tasks, or special projects as a board member.  Please consider attending our meeting at 3pm on the 21st to hear about our club’s operations.

Please contact me directly with any questions that you have about either the meeting or event.  Hope to see you on the 21st of May.

-Nathan Graves

 

2017-04-09 S bar F Scout Ranch Results

Thanks to Dave Welsh for getting us back out to this beautiful park.  The results are posted below.  For those who were there and know the story, I (Nathan) found a 3 month old puppy roaming through the woods between #8 and #9.  She stole my heart and my race so I carried her back to HQ.  She is doing well, vetted, and my daughters named her Flora for her miraculous emergence from the flora of S-F.

Results S-F 2017

Flora the pup