Amherst, MA, US
May 26–27, 2012
Next entry deadline: May 14, 2012
Type: Orienteering - National
added by: PG
Five days of orienteering professionally squeezed into two days. Events 1 and 2 (both A meets, middle distance) will be at the new Earl's Trails map on the Holyoke Range just south of Amherst Saturday morning and early afternoon. Event 3 will be a sprint at UMass in Amherst late afternoon Saturday. Event 4 will be a sprint at Cemetery Hill on the south side of Northampton. And event 5 will be a mass-start farsta at Mt. Tom.
Training possibilities also on Monday (Memorial Day).
Western Mass 5-Day
May 26-27, 2012
To benefit the USA Ski-Orienteering Team
The Ski-O Team had two top-10 places at the last World Championships (Sweden in 2011). Help them as they strive to do even better at the 2013 World Champs in Kazakhstan.
Come join us for 5 orienteering events all squeezed into two days.
Most places need 5 days to hold a 5-day event, though the Swedes seem to need 6 days for their famous O’Ringen and the Turks manage to hold the Istanbul 5-Day in just 4 days. There have been a couple of times it’s been done in one day (the Rt. 128 O’Ringen and the UNO O’Ringen come to mind), but that seems a little rushed. Two days seems just right.
The A meets: Starts for the first one will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Starts for the second one will be from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Parking is at the Notch Visitors Center where Rt. 116 crosses the Holyoke Range between Amherst and South Hadley. Check-in is at the Notch Visitor's Center. Distance parking to finish at most 500 meters. Distance finish to starts is about 50 meters. Map is 1:10,000, 5 meter contours, fieldwork November 2011. Courses will be Middle distance – approximate lengths: Blue 4 km, Red 3 km, Green 2.5 km, Brown 2 km, Orange 2.5 km, Yellow and White 2 km. Terrain is hilly, lots of trails, very few rocks, runnability varies from fair to excellent.
The other three events: Limited courses, no assigned start times but narrow start windows, planned for experienced orienteers. E-punching for all events. See the NEOC web site for more details.
Other information: No WREs, no shirts, no awards, no banquet, no fancy bulletins.. But lots of good orienteering and fun. Come for just the A meets and have the rest of the weekend free, or come for all 5 events, and still have Memorial Day free.
Registration will be on-line only, pre-registration required. Deadline is Monday, May 14. Registration after that date is possible only if start slots are available.
Fees -- we are trying to keep them low. Save by entering early, by April 20.
Organizers: Course setters/vetters: Ali Crocker, Alex Jospe, Phil Bricker, Peter Gagarin. Meet administration: New England Orienteering Club
More information: Peter Gagarin (email@example.com)
Information on lodging and camping to follow. Suggested dinner spot for Saturday evening is Bub's BBQ between Amherst and Sunderland.
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|81.0||speedy (log) Everything settled down.|
|71.7||tdgood (log) already here|
|71.1||DarthBalter (log) M-21+. who needs table tennis, axe throw with Ross|
|66.4||coach (log) Hope to be in SWE|
|61.9||GlenT (log) An A-meet without airfare!|
|60.0||PG (log) Of course|
|56.9||peggyd (log) sounds fun .. maybe camping nearby instead|
|56.2||PBricker (log) At least for the table tennis|
|50.3||CHARLIE-B (log) Too much going on|
|42.6||Charlie (log) Seems highly likely|
|36.5||vmeyer (log) Yellow or Orange|
|35.0||nancy (log) Sunday only|
|krille240 Count me in. First NEOC event, up from NY.|
|sherpes alma mater|
|bl (log) table tennis & May joie de vivre compel|
|z-man (log) Table tennis on PS3?|
|rambo (log) Hope to do 2 or 3 events|
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|Rusty I can watch|
|Anna (log) only non-A events|
|AliC (log) racing Days 3 + 5, course planner for Day 4|
|Oslug looking for ride from W Hartford CT 907-903-4779|
|sgb (log) Some subset of events|
|Bernard value packed|
|Tundra/Desert Out of time I can devote to O-related stuff|
|ParkSchool Unfortunately With Family Commitments|
|ndobbs (log) I was going|
|RockHEART (log) I'm not Tero, but Will miss this meet!;D|
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