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Discussion: Night Championships or Middle Distance? (April 7-9)

in: OCIN Flying Pig XXI (Apr 7–9, 2017 - Columbus, IN, US)

Dec 18, 2016 5:31 PM # 
OCIN and ICO are making an unusual plan for the Friday of the 2017 Flying Pig and we want to hear what you think:

On Friday, competitors will have a choice between running a middle distance course in late afternoon OR running in the U.S. Night Championships that same evening on the same map. Afternoon course maps will be turned in and kept until after the Night Championship, and anyone running in the middle distance event will be ineligible to compete in the night championship, since it is on the same map and might even share some control points. Of course, if you do the middle, you can choose to do the night course recreationally.

So, we want to get an idea of which courses people will likely run: Please vote:
A. I'm a night course fan and will run night champs only.
B. I hate night O' but will come to run the middle distance.
C. I'll run the middle but also go out on a rec. course at night.
D. other suggestions / ideas / comments???

The remainder of the weekend will consist of a long course Saturday afternoon and a 2-stage sprint on Sunday morning. The Friday event is just minutes from Indianapolis International Airport; the Sat and Sun events are a little over an hour's drive south of the airport.
Dec 18, 2016 5:35 PM # 
Dec 18, 2016 6:33 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
C, I'm a night o fan, but I'll do as much o as possible in the weekend (also extremely unlikely to win anything), presuming that a rec run can still be on the normal champs level course(s), and not like the same day A meet rec courses.
Dec 18, 2016 6:35 PM # 
Dec 18, 2016 10:03 PM # 
Dec 18, 2016 11:45 PM # 
B *Hate is a strong word. I just prefer daytime orienteering but do "like" Night Os
Dec 18, 2016 11:57 PM # 
C , but then I'm not US champs eligible anyway.
Dec 19, 2016 1:29 AM # 
C. I love Night-O but not at the same level of difficulty as during the day, so I'll probably step down a course or two.
Dec 19, 2016 1:39 AM # 
C, probably. My sister's house is walking distance from Eagle Creek. I'm terrible at Night-O.
Dec 19, 2016 3:27 AM # 
C, probably. Seldom get a chance to nite-O and practice. Not a good chance for competitive reasons.
Dec 19, 2016 3:38 AM # 
Dec 19, 2016 4:29 AM # 
Dec 19, 2016 2:31 PM # 
Dec 19, 2016 2:53 PM # 
Dec 19, 2016 3:55 PM # 
A, if I were to decide to go.
Dec 19, 2016 6:53 PM # 
Pink Socks:
I'm not going, but I would be a B/C. I would enjoy a sanctioned daytime Middle more than a Night-O Champs, and since there are two more days of orienteering, I would probably skip the night-o.

I think the proposed schedule is a very clever solution to appease to both the night-o lovers and haters.
Dec 19, 2016 10:39 PM # 
A, but I can't make it.
Dec 20, 2016 4:04 AM # 
Probably can't make it, but if I do, A.
Dec 20, 2016 4:27 AM # 
D, bad decision not to offer anything interesting on Sunday.
Dec 20, 2016 3:02 PM # 
Dec 20, 2016 4:24 PM # 
Colin B:
Dec 21, 2016 1:13 AM # 
I probably can't come but if I were American, I would choose A. As a Canadian, I would choose C to get in more orienteering.
Dec 21, 2016 1:49 AM # 
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Dec 21, 2016 4:25 PM # 
Dec 21, 2016 4:45 PM # 
yurets, how is a two-stage sprint in one of the most architecturally significant small cities in the US nothing interesting? Columbus has seven National Historic Landmarks. Or are you just trolling (again.)
Dec 23, 2016 4:10 AM # 
Looking forward to the Sunday sprints!
Dec 23, 2016 4:48 AM # 
Columbus, IN is amazing and I am looking forward to the sprint meet on Sunday. Allow yourself some extra time to get to know this small town that sets itself apart from other small Mid-western towns in a big way.
Dec 23, 2016 8:24 AM # 
More like a small city (pop 46k) -- with some interesting architecture...

...and bridges.
Dec 23, 2016 10:09 AM # 
Vote so far...
15.5 - A. Night only
2.5 --- B. Middle only
6 ----- C. Middle + Night rec
1 ----- D. Other
Dec 23, 2016 1:48 PM # 
Seems decisive but what is the Electoral College vote? (Sorry, too soon?)
Dec 23, 2016 3:35 PM # 
C. Love night O but also love more O so planning to do both. If I had to choose one it would be the night O.
Dec 23, 2016 4:26 PM # 
I am actually excited about the sprints more than any of the other events.
Dec 23, 2016 5:19 PM # 
B, probably; maybe C
Dec 23, 2016 6:43 PM # 
Pink Socks:
E. I'd prefer a day sprint and night sprint on Friday, three more sprints on Saturday, and the two existing sprints on Sunday!
Dec 24, 2016 1:23 AM # 
@ origamiguy: urban race is not orienteering -- it is something else
Dec 24, 2016 5:23 PM # 
C but possibly A.
Dec 24, 2016 10:50 PM # 
Hoping to attend. Would choose C
Dec 30, 2016 4:31 AM # 
A, but C sounds like an interesting event.
Jan 9, 2017 8:09 PM # 
Jan Erik Naess:
Definitely C, it's the compromise between the two.

The biggest reason I go to the Flying Pig is because it's a big training event for me and I race my larger all during the day, plus I don't have the proper gear for night-o. But I would probably still go out recreationally afterwards for the Night-O champs.
Jan 11, 2017 1:59 AM # 
Danish Dynamite:
C, the more training the better
Feb 22, 2017 6:47 PM # 
As a Canadian I'll be doing the C ... I like night Orienteering but only recreationally ....
Feb 22, 2017 7:50 PM # 
Registration is now open.
Feb 23, 2017 2:39 PM # 
Information pages
Feb 26, 2017 11:41 PM # 
matzah ball:
Looking for course info (lengths, brown vs. green options, etc) to help decide which races to do. When will detailed course info be available? thanks!

p.s. probably B
Feb 27, 2017 12:59 AM # 
Probably before registration closes (March 26).

In any case, you will be able to change class/course after the course details are posted. After start times are posted, however, it will be much more difficult.

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