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September 21, 2013. Cobbs Hill Park NOW
Cobbs Hill Park | National Orienteering Week
September 21, 2013

ROCís Rainy National Orienteering Week Event:

When she awoke at 6am on National Orienteering Day, course setter Stina Bridgeman was grateful to see that the predicted wet weather hadnít arrived yet. She had 40 control flags to hang, and had to race to get them out as the storm clouds advanced. Stina had already put in many hours designing courses and scoping out the park for map accuracy, and today was the big day, rain or shine. By the time the flags were placed, registration was all set up at Tay House Lodge in Cobbís Hill Park, thanks to meet director Laurie Hunt. Greeter Carol Moran was next on the scene to welcome each of the almost 90 members and guests who arrived. Everyone would enjoy one or more courses: White, Yellow, Sprint or Scatter-O, with the option of finding 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 control points.

As course opening time arrived, so did the rain. This was a rain that didnít intend to let up. That didnít discourage Scout Troop 19, or the World of Inquiry and Wilson Magnet Outdoor Clubs. ROC held itís own unique version of a ďTough Mudder.Ē Many participants got to bypass filling out waivers by taking advantage of ROCís online pre-registration. Tyler Borden worked behind the scenes setting up the online registration and installing ROCís computer system on site prior to the start of the meet. The registration team of Rukhsana Cofer, Cheri Winslow, Cathy Henderson, and Patti Borden handled registration for 68 starts, with a number of participants electing to go out on more than one course. Scott Makai, Stina Bridgeman and Ravi Nareppa were manning the computers and managing the Start/Finish.

Outside in the rain, Tyler Borden and Greg Michels were giving instruction to many first-time orienteers. Many thanks to the World of Inquiry Outdoor Club for the use of their canopy. It made a great addition to Tay Houseís generous porch, where people huddled for protection from the relentless downpour. The porch was a great vantage point to see runners coming in, many laughing, taking a muddy slide to the finish flag, and then going out for more. The String-O course, set by Stephanie and Faith Reh, gave even the youngest participants a chance to run around in the rain.

Refreshments were provided by Don and Cheri Winslow, and by some miracle there was even some morsels left for the very last finishers. But the flag pick up team of Jim and Zak Borden, Doug, Maggie, and Heidi Hall, Jim Pamper and Greg Michels still had to head out one more time, to pick up the soggy control flags.

The day wasnít over. The flags couldnít be put away wet, so Laurie and Greg ďhung out the laundryĒ in ROCís equipment garage. (See our Facebook page for photos!). With gratitude for the day, as they said goodbye they promised each other they were heading to their homes for some hot tea and a warm fireplace.

If youíve come this far in the story youíll know that the success of ROC events is thanks to the work of generous volunteers. Most jobs donít require any special skills, and you work alongside others. You may form friendships that last a lifetime. Contact Sandra Lomker for more information at slomker @ frontiernet.net or see the volunteer page for more information. See you in the woods!

Thanks to our volunteers:

Meet Director: Laurie Hunt
Course Setter: Stina Bridgeman
Greeter: Carol Moran, Heidi Hall
Registration: Rukhsana Cofer, Cathy Henderson, Patty Borden, Cheri Winslow
Start/Finish/E-Punch: Scott Makai, Stina Bridgeman, Ravi Nareppa
Flag Pick-Up: Jim Pamper, Doug, Maggie and Heidi Hall, Greg Michels, Jim and Zak Borden
Food: Cheri and Don Winslow
String-O: Stephanie and Faith Reh
Instruction: Greg Michels, Tyler Borden

Results

White | Yellow | Sprint | Scatter-O | Winsplits | RouteGadget | Scatter-O RG

White    1.3k  50m


Name

Class

Club

Time

1

Team Randy

T6


18:16

2

Valance

T3


20:54

3

Simon Butler

Rec

ROC

24:30

4

Kristina / Biiftu / Jenna

T3

Wilson

26:05

5

Laura Dow & party

T4

Wilson

29:32

6

Sean Sims

M-21+


32:12

7

Linda Burgey

T2

ROC

32:24

8

Team Rawleigh

T2

ROC

32:25

9

Patty Borden

Rec

ROC

32:26

10

David / Joseph Leichtner

T2


34:14

11

Branden Butler

T2


34:24

12

KPX #1

T6


40:41

13

Tristen Group 1

T4


43:02

14

Tristen Group 4

T6


49:01

15

Thomas Jordan

F-12


49:08

16

Nikki Terry

F-21+


52:15

17

Brenda Davis

T2


52:22

18

Robin/Victoria Scott

T2


52:48

19

Tristen Group 3

T6


55:19

20

Dursitu / Sophia / Miranda

T4

Wilson

64:31


Tristen Group 2

T5


DNF


Breana Daniels

F-20

ROC

DNF


Hannah Andersen

F-20

Roberts Wesleyan

DNF


Jodie Moy Mckenzie

F-21+

Roberts Wesleyan

DNF


Camilla Hutson

F-21+


DNF

Yellow    2.9k  40m


Name

Class

Club

Time

1

Christina Bray

F50+


26:04

2

Stephanie Reh

T2

ROC

39:54

3

Valance

T3


43:59

4

Heidi Hall

F40+

ROC

51:46

5

Kristina/Biiftu/Jenna

T3

Willson

57:46

6

John Reighn

M60+

ROC

58:33


KPX

T3


DNF


Riley / Skylar Dickason

T2


DNF


Laura Dow & party

T4

Willson

DNF

Sprint    2.1k  55m


Name

Class

Club

Time

1

Tyler Borden

M-21+

ROC

15:58

2

Chad Borden

M-21+

ROC

19:19

3

Richard Detwiler

M60+

ROC

20:46

4

Steve Tylock

M45+

ROC

21:23

5

Olga Huber

F40+

ROC

21:57

6

Maggie Hall

F-16

ROC

22:36

7

Don Winslow

M45+

ROC

23:56

8

Doug Hall

M45+

ROC

24:18

9

Ravi Nareppa

M40+

ROC

25:09

10

Anne Schwartz

F55+

ROC

31:33

Scatter-O 10    


Name

Class

Club

Time

1

Don Winslow

M45+

ROC

18:44

2

Carrots

T4


28:14

3

Ravi Nareppa

M40+

ROC

28:20

Scatter-O 15    


Name

Class

Club

Time

1

Steve Tylock

M45+

ROC

23:59

2

Simon Bulter

T3

ROC

60:44

Scatter-O 20    


Name

Class

Club

Time

1

Zak Borden

M-21+

ROC

40:10

2

Richard Burgey

M70+

ROC

56:29

3

Jim Borden

M50+

ROC

60:24

4

Team Jeff & Rob

T2

ROC

105:48

Scatter-O 25    


Name

Class

Club

Time

1

Chad Borden

M-21+

ROC

36:11

2

Rob Holmes

M40+

ROC

36:52

3

Tyler Borden

M-21+

ROC

38:43

4

Thomas Rycroft

M40+

ROC

40:39

5

Lawrence Creatura

M45+


42:25

6

Gregory Michels

M40+

ROC

45:10

7

Jim Pamper

M50+

ROC

47:01

8

Gary Maslanka

M55+

ROC

52:36

9

Erin Rycroft

F-21+

ROC

53:19

10

Olga Huber

F40+

ROC

58:17

11

Bob Bundy

F65+

ROC

59:31

12

Michael Meynadasy Group

T3

ROC

62:04

13

Hall Family

T2

ROC

70:40

14

Jack Creatura

M-16


82:14

15

April Miller

F45+

ROC

109:14

 
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