Miami Valley
Jr. Orienteering Championship Practice
and Turkey Hunt

November 6, 2016 - Bill Yeck Park

Weather: 50F early, warming to a fabulous 75 by afternoon, and sunny

Attendance: 100 in 47 starting units

Thanks for meet assistance:

Training: Bob & Barbara Hays
Registration: Sharon Bond
Starts: Bob & Barbara Hays
Control retrieval: Mike Allen

Thanks to all for attending. I hope everyone enjoyed their courses -- especially red #14 & green #11. This was the year! Since 2008 the advanced courses punched a control underneath the roots of this massive tree standing upright, 20 feet above the bank of the stream. This year it is now a massive root stock, where the best way to get to it is by walking across the stream on its massive four foot diameter trunk.

Additional orienteering is always encouraged, but in the interest of competitive fairness, once an orienteer is out on a course they return with advantageous knowledge of the competition area, shared controls, etc. For this Practice Event, many people chose to do an extra course, and the order in which they were done wasn't strictly recorded. Also, some of these second runs were on an easier course than normal for the runner, further skewing results. Therefore all the results for both the Jr. Champs Practice and the Turkey Hunt are combined into one set, sorted by course. At the spring championship event the course order will be tracked and only the first will count toward earning trophys.

I have always included a Winsplits file along with the results that's used with the Winsplits Pro application program. This time I included videos of just one thing (of many) the Winsplits Pro program can do. Take a look at them on the results page.

There were a few instances in which proper start procedures (i.e. Clear -> Check -> Start) wasn't properly followed, causing an estimated manual entry of the start time. An estimate is no good to base a championship upon, so this situation at the actual Jr. Champs in the spring event will render those results to remain as "mp". I encourage everyone to look through MVOC's online "Getting Started" pages. There is a plethora of information including skills tested on each course, map interpretation, clue sheet symbol meaning, compass use, and how to use the electronic punching system.

The split time list shows time spent traveling between each control. For each competitor, the first row shows cummulative time, and the second row shows each leg's split time. Leading times are in blue.

The 2017 Miami Valley Jr. Orienteering Championships are planned for March 18, 2017 at Caesar Creek State Park with Jr. Champs starts from 9-11 AM. School coaches should contact Matt Bond if they have a scheduling conflict. I look forward to handing out many trophies!

Note for juniors. On Saturday, November 26th, 2016, Orienteering Cincinnati (OCIN) is hosting an orienteering training camp at Miami University, Oxford, OH. Check the OCIN Schedule Page for details. I encourage all to attend and boost their navigational skill.

The next MVOC event is the Night-O at Cricket Holler Scout Camp on December 10. It includes a Search & Destroy - O and a Potluck Party after the event. Check out more details in the Current Schedule link on the left.

Matt Bond
Meet Director

Jr. Champs Practice & Turkey Hunt Results

Jr. Champs Practice & Turkey Hunt Splits

Jr. Champs Practice & Turkey Hunt Winsplits file

Use with Winsplits Pro