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QOC Great Falls MD



Potomac, MD, US
Dec 5, 2010

Type: Orienteering - Local

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added by: ken

Different course offerings for this event:
Welcome to our 2010 Great Falls event! The woods are very open, so plan on a brisk run or walk. This year, we have permission to conduct 3 courses in this classic QOC terrain; set by (course setter) Nadim Ahmed, they are:

* Beginner: 2.7km in length, ~75m climb, 7 controls. This course can be navigated by White course level participants. All controls are on trails and can be navigated using the trails.
* Intermediate: 5.2km, ~175m climb, 13 controls. This course is most like an Orange course. There are handrails and catching features if you watch for them, however, there is a control or two that is a good deal harder than what QOC Orange level runners might be used to. Less capable Orange runners, those not up to a challenge, and those doubting their skill, will want to stick to the Beginner course. More capable navigators wanting this distance will save time by keeping off the trails and other handrails.
* Advanced: 8.9km, ~330m climb, 20 controls. The Advanced course will challenge technical and physical capabilities, and is set most like a Blue course in distance. Careful navigation near the controls and contact with the map along the way will be needed. Map updates have been made for vegetation, new rootstocks and some other items. The course is somewhat loopy so if someone really needs to shorten it they can — however, skipping controls will result in a DNF. Red runners will need to pace themselves to go the extra distance. It will be a struggle for some less physically able Green runners and it is definitely not recommended for Orange level or below runners.


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75.3 ✓ ken (log)
68.3 ✓ jtorranc (log)
63.1 ✓ Nadim (log) Course Setter
60.8 ✓ peggyd (log)
60.0 ✓ vlin
35.8 ✓ ginger
35.2 ✓ mmace
34.3 ✓ furlong47 (log)
✓ vmeyer (log) But won't be there until around 12:30.
? sherpes an excuse for a trip
? JonD (log)

See also:

Oct 24, 2010QOC Prince William Forest - Pine Grove
Oct 24, 2010DVOA Fair Hill
Oct 31, 2010Mid-Atlantic Championships - SVO, Hammond Rock
Nov 6–7, 2010Hickory Run
Nov 13, 2010QOC's Tomahawk Tumble at Lake Accotink Park
Nov 14, 2010QOC Patuxent
Nov 21, 2010QOC Oregon Ridge
Dec 19, 2010QOC Meadowood
Jan 9, 2011QOC Wheaton Regional Park
Jan 16, 2011QOC Laurel Ridge Ski-O