WNC Orienteering Club

WNC Orienteering Club

1 week 4 days ago

How to upload and adjust your route on WNCOC's RouteGadget.

1. Obtain a .GPX or .XML file of your route
2. Visit wncoc.org and click on RouteGadget
3. Click Upload GPS, select your .GPX file and then click Ok >>
4. Drag and adjust the three blue anchor points such that your route looks accurate
5. Add your name, time and or comment
6. Click Save

WNC Orienteering Club

1 week 5 days ago

Great time today at Buncombe County Sports Park for WNCOC's "Grand Re-O-pening" sprint orienteering event!

If I were forced to come up with a complaint, it would be that I didn't get to spend as much time as I would have liked getting to know ALL THE NEW PEOPLE!

We were joined by whole families with little kids (babies!) and dog walkers and stroller pushers and shufflers and runners and veteran orienteers and complete newbies and folks who learned about the event via Reddit(!?)

RouteGadget is UP and ready for your routes! Please email your GPX files to me at chris[at]northlinenavigation.com and I will get them added. I will be making a screencast tutorial for how to add your own route.

RouteGadget for the event is here - http://wncoc.org/gadget/cgi-bin/reitti.cgi?act=map&id=49

Here are the overall results. I'm still working on how to make Splitsbrowser-friendly output from our OTIMCON timing devices, which worked very well today barring a couple glitches.

White - 1.7km - 9 controls

Ryan Prendergast - 35:04
Victor Mariano - 35:16
Alexa Braun - 43:39
David Aaronson - 43:48
Elise and Althea Gkikas - 53:42
Devin Kelly - 00:00 (double Finish mispunch)
Bryan Hoofnagle and Drew - 24:39 (incomplete, 5 controls)

Yellow - 2.1km - 12 controls

John Braun - 29:19
Scott Thomas - 34:27
Kaitlyn Guyer - 45:17
Al Beers - 55:22
Laura Goetz - 57:17
Julia Lethcoe Moore - 58:51
Ryan Prendergast - 1:01:37
Victor Mariano - 1:01:38
Doug Launius - 1:13:07

Orange - 3.3km - 16 controls

Jim Hall - 38:20
Kendra Connolly - 1:08:04
Kit Hayes - 1:08:04
Kara M. Cassels - 1:11:25
Svacchandya Est - 1:37:53

Red - 3.8km - 23 controls

Mike Guyer - 33:55
Sara Molskness - 48:55
Lisa Feltes Hazlett - 49:50
Josef Point - 51:08
Andrew McKinney - 51:54
Sammy Pants - 51:54
Phil Guyer - 57:58
Alaric Stowell - 1:21:11
Patrick McGillicutty - 1:21:24
Brandon Smith - 29:43!!! (DQ - error - oh, the humanity!) 😉

WNC Orienteering Club

1 week 6 days ago

Late in tomorrow's Red (expert long) course at Buncombe County Sports Park, things will get a little tricky.

If this image freaks you out because you have no idea what it means, DON'T PANIC! There will be much simpler and easier course options for beginner and intermediate participants!

WNC Orienteering Club

2 weeks 3 days ago

Back when our maps were kinda weird and we used crayon passports and homemade plastic cardboard controls WE STILL HAD A BLAST.

Joining us Saturday for this kind of fun?

This is how we go orienteering in WNC ~~ The "O"nly thing missing is you!

Please Like our page for news and information on WNCOC's frequent goings-on so you can join the fun!

WNC Orienteering Club

2 weeks 5 days ago

And, we're back! 😁

After a few months off during the winter for a (very) different event that I direct, we've been secretly developing and improving the core components of Western North Carolina's new orienteering c̶u̶l̶t̶ club and are happy to return with a new event in the coming weeks!

1. New maps of Buncombe County Sports Park, Fletcher Park, Richmond Hill Park, and Montford Rec Park

2. Improved OTIMCON timing system with instant printed results

3. Combination of GPS Orienteering events (the Android app) and traditional events using control flags and timing devices.

4. Growing back catalog of past events, converted into GPS Orienteering courses that can be explored on your own

5. Super fun gizmos and analysis tools like RouteGadget, Digital Online Map Archive (DOMA) and headcam videos

Stay tuned for an announcement of the next event, which will be VERY soon -- in the meantime, here are some pictures of what we've been cooking up.

Hope to see you soon!

WNC Orienteering Club

6 months 3 weeks ago

Orienteering in Western North Carolina will, of course, include some outrageously mountainous courses!

We're excited to head out to some steep and gnarly terrain tomorrow for a long slog on a brand new map-in-progress -- should be a banner day!

WNC Orienteering Club

7 months 2 weeks ago

Drove over to Durham yesterday to see our good friends at Backwoods Orienteering Klub for the 2017 Bubbagoat, and had a great time!

My first goat race came with the requisite blunders, the greatest of which was my failure to skip a control because I simply *forgot* to. Sprinted the last five controls after I'd given up, thinking I was over the time limit, but was informed I still had twenty-ish minutes on the clock. I finished in a bleeding, panting, smiling heap -- an official finisher!

Here is my route on RouteGadget - http://wncoc.org/gadget/cgi-bin/reitti.cgi?act=map&id=36

Static map with route - http://wncoc.org/doma/show_map.php?user=gkikas&map=6

WNC Orienteering Club

8 months 13 hours ago

Shirt details for this upcoming event in the Piedmont! Who else wants to road-trip to a mysterious new set of maps?

Just a quick friendly reminder that if you are planning to participate in the Bubbagoat on November 4 and you would like a shirt, you will need to register here before Monday (Oct 23). If you don't want a shirt, you can wait to register. http://backwoodsok.org/2017-bubbagoat-and-chapel-hill-score-o

WNC Orienteering Club

8 months 1 week ago

When I passionately babble on and on about why orienteering is so fantastic, it's never as succinct and coherent as this well-written little list.

http://www.windsweptwriting.com/10-reasons-orienteering-best-sport-ever/

Orienteering in WNC

WNCOC hosts a variety of events, from mountainous rogaines to suburban adventure courses to downtown sprints.

GPS Courses

Orienteering without controls! Using an Android app called GPS Orienteering, go out and tackle a growing number of challenging courses on your own schedule.

This is a baby club

WNCOC is a fledgling club in the garage stage, basically a one man operation, running on caffeine, adrenaline and endorphins. Drop me a line if you'd like to help out!

Visit our RouteGadget

RouteGadget - that nifty thing with the little dots crawling around the map.

Replay your run, analyze/compare your route choices with others, and have a good laugh reliving your mistakes, er... results!