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Discussion: GNC 2022 to include 3 WRE events

in: GAOC Georgia Navigator Cup Sprint: University of West Georgia (Jan 14, 2022 - Carrollton, GA, US)

Nov 11, 2021 11:12 PM # 
The 2022 Georgia Navigator Cup will feature Sprint, Middle & Long WRE for elite classes. Sprint + 2-Day classic for non-elite classes. Detailed information forthcoming shortly.
Dec 3, 2021 2:50 AM # 
looks like they finally put some info on web site
Dec 3, 2021 12:15 PM # 
Yes, Registration is now open.
Dec 9, 2021 8:01 PM # 
Bulletin 1 published. Course lengths published.
Dec 12, 2021 4:10 PM # 

Today's post:

"Orienteers never get lost. They just do accidental field work."

On March 18-19, 1978, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) organized an orienteering event at Franklin Delano Roosevelt State Park (FDR). The map used was a USGS quad, which was cut and pasted to make it a manageable size, and then overprinted with magnetic north lines and the courses in red. DNR's intentions were good, but they were a little optimistic about the response. They printed 4000 maps!

In 1980, Cheatum produced a black and white map of FDR, using the USGS map as a base, converting the scale to 1:15000, and adding point features. In the words of Robin Shannonhouse, "We had a mass field check with about 8 club members on Feb. 9th [1980] and Bill Cheatum put our efforts together for the final map. It was, in retrospect, a lousy map, but probably the real beginnings of the club as a team effort." The date on the map is 1980, and the copyright is assigned to the Oconee Orienteering Club.

Dec 12, 2021 4:11 PM # 
Bill Cheatum has now produced a new LIDAR-based map of FDR for GNC 2022.
Dec 23, 2021 1:18 PM # 
Saturday/Sunday course info updated with climb and some small changes.

While still provisional, the courses are unlikely to change much, except for the Long M21(WRE) which is likely to be made a little less challenging.
Dec 23, 2021 1:23 PM # 
Dec 23, 2021 11:00 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
Assuming a three hour course limit, as is length would mean four whole blue runners from GNC Saturday 2019 would have a shot to avoid dq.
Jan 4, 2022 4:28 AM # 
Sunday course info updated again with climb, some small changes and larger changes for M21E.

More people might finish.
Jan 11, 2022 9:28 PM # 
Question: According to the website, the sprint starts for the WRE start at 2:00 and continue every minute, and the NRE starts at 3:00. However, there will only be around 30 runners doing the WRE course. Is it possible that NRE start times are going to be pushed forward to prevent such a long wait time, or will NRE runners still have to wait an hour to start their courses?
Jan 12, 2022 2:23 AM # 
There is no need for NRE runners to be there at 2 pm. The intention is that the WRE runners are off the course before the NRE runners start. Think of them as two separate events. The NRE event starts at 3 pm.

On the other hand, there will be a fine spectating opportunity to watch the WRE runners finish - starting around 2:15 pm.
Jan 12, 2022 4:38 AM # 
Start times are posted
Jan 12, 2022 2:49 PM # 
We definitely encourage spectating for the WRE! There is a paved patio with tables and chairs overlooking the finish arena; bring a lunch and enjoy cheering on the WRE finishers (the same goes for the NRE). You also are permitted inside the Campus Center building with modern restrooms, and a spacious area with large windows where you can also look out over the finish. See the Friday Info and Site Map

Link to start times
Jan 14, 2022 2:43 PM # 
Please note: the GNC event page linked from Event Reg is not the same as the page linked from AP (GNC). This one has course info; the page linked from EventReg does not. Anyone looking for info solely from EventReg (GNC2022) is handicapped.
Find all info in this version:
Jan 15, 2022 1:07 AM # 
Any results available?
Jan 15, 2022 1:21 AM # 
See the Live Results linked from the Meet Guide.
Jan 15, 2022 11:01 PM # 
If you are in Georgia and your shoe size is US10 -- I saw this morning Go Orienteering had a pair of Icebug spirit2 OLX. This is a legendary shoe, grab it.
Mine lasted 10 yrs. They do not make anything these days close in terms of quality and style.
Jan 16, 2022 12:19 PM # 
SUNDAY POSTPONED BY AT LEAST TWO HOURS. High winds and downed trees on park roads. MORE INFO BY 9 AM.

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