Summer Slowdown 2016
With the scorching days of Summer coming, things will be slowing down a bit for orienteering in Arizona, with no events planned until late August. Unfortunately our planned Bear Wallow event (scheduled July 17) had to be canceled. Our next TOC O-event will be October 9 at Kentucky Camp, and we still need a couple volunteers to help make it happen. The next GPHXO event will take place August 27 at Fort Tuthill (Flagstaff). Please see our calendar for other upcoming events.
GPHXO Event at Fort Tuthill -- Aug. 27
Please join the Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the Fort Tuthill event site near Flagstaff for a 2-hour score-O and the Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course.
For more information about GPHXO events, go to their website.
Ironwood Picnic Area Results -- 4/17/16
On a comfortably sunny Sunday, a total of 27 runners and teams searched 5 classic courses set by Peter Hutter, his first courses set in the desert.
Jeff Coker smoked the Red course in 56:33 as part of his 3-course Motala, with Russ Burnett and Kimball Forrest posting times just over one hour. Nancy Coker took top honors on the Green course with 1:25:40. Jonathan Rickel had the best time on the Orange course and the Tipton family on the Yellow.
Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped the meet director and course setter. Valery Thompson ran Registration most of the morning, while David Conners and his mum, Christine, held down the timing desk. David has done several events with the club while completing his Boy Scout merit badge on Orienteering. Peg Davis was on call for the Beginner’s clinic and provided general assistance and knowledge. Controls were retrieved by Valery and Mike, and finished off by Peter and his wife, Sharon Bohjanen. This meet had international connections, as Cristina Luis, a top-rank runner who has lived in Tucson, provided some assistance to Peter from Norway.
There was a report of a missing punch on one control and javelinas shadowing Peter as he retrieved a control deep in a wash.
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To see all the orienteering control symbols and their descriptions, read the International Specification for Control Descriptions (pdf).