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White Clay Creek - Sunday March 8th
  • Topic created by skolins on Fri Mar 6, 2020 at 10:23 pm
    Samuel  Kolins (skolins)
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    Primary Club: DVOA
    Fav map: Governor Dick
    First O: 2012

    Welcome to the second try of the White Clay Creek event.  This event was originally scheduled for December 1, 2019, but was cancelled due to inclement weather.  Although it is raining as this is being typed (Friday), the current forecast for Sunday is sunny with temperature in the mid-50s.  We are hoping the second time is the charm. 

    Course setter Ron Wood designed White through Red courses based on extensive field checking of the park.  Although the WCC map was updated only a few years ago for an A-Meet, it has evolved somewhat since then.  Ron has personally checked the trails and terrain to ensure access to control locations.  The courses are a little shorter than normal due to the anticipated original winter event date and the fact that WCC tends to be “green.”  On the other hand, WCC has an excellent trail network with distinctive terrain which could make moving up a course a viable option for many orienteers.  Course specifications are as follows:

     

    Course

    Distance (km)

    Climb (m)

    Controls

    White

         2.4

        65

         9

    Yellow

         2.6

        95

         9

    Orange

         3.5

       110

        11

    Brown

         3.3

       100

         8

    Green

         4.4

       135

        10

    Red

         5.0

       175

        18

     

    We are hoping for a good turnout to take advantage of the (we hope) sunny weather.  We recognize there are a number of other factors at the moment, including health concerns involving group activities.  Hand sanitizer will be available along with the usual water and snacks.  We ask that people exercise care and sensitivity with regard to snacks and water.  Please do not drink directly from water jugs on the courses, and pour out any loose snacks instead of just reaching hands into containers.  These are just common sense precautions.

     

    Please also note that clocks move forward one hour as of Sunday.

     

    We look forward to the start of the Spring DVOA season with WCC being the first regular event of the year.

     

    Steve Mones
  • Reply by kathyu on Sat Mar 7, 2020 at 7:17 pm
    Kathy Urban (kathyu)
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    it's been so long.  Really looking forward to getting back to White Clay Creek.  

  • Reply by tfinan on Sun Mar 8, 2020 at 8:07 pm
    Tom Finan (tfinan)
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    Thanks to Steve and Ron and all the volunteers today for a great event.  Both my kids did their first events today and we brought some neighbors too.  Everyone had a great time and they are already asking when we can go again.
    -Tom
  • Reply by camperpat on Sun Mar 8, 2020 at 8:54 pm
    Pat Burton (camperpat)
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    Primary Club: DVOA
    Fav map: Hibernia
    First O: 1999
    thanks for a fun day of orienteering  .  The weather was perfect for socalizing post course!  Thank u to everyone who made this event happen!   Pat and Bob  
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