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Discussion: Ontario Championships Nov 19-20

in: Ontario Orienteering Champs (Nov 19–20, 2022 - Milton, ON, CA)

Oct 19, 2022 1:33 AM # 
Three races in two days hosted by DontGetLost. Middle/Sprint on Saturday and a mass start on Sunday.

Check out web site for details. Ontario Champs
Oct 28, 2022 6:55 PM # 
The info for both maps says made in 2016 (and slightly updated 2022). The web site also says "These areas have never been used before for a race ..." Just curious, what motivated the mapmaking back in 2016 if not a single event has been held there?
Oct 28, 2022 8:49 PM # 
Adventure Running Kids! ARK participation > race participation (usually)
Oct 28, 2022 9:39 PM # 
DGL and their predecessors, HKF, are the masters of the mass start event so you all are in for a Sunday treat.
Oct 30, 2022 12:22 AM # 
So Don't Get Lost is a pretty neat name for a club. But what did HKF stand for? I had heard of a Golden Horseshoe club IIRC.
Oct 30, 2022 12:51 AM # 
First club in Hamilton was the Hamilton Orienteering Association formed in 1966. The club changed its name to Hamilton King’s Foresters in 1969. HKF was named after the club’s first map in east Hamilton (King’s Forest). Club renamed to Golden Horseshoe Orienteering when HKF merged with Niagara Orienteering (and earlier Credit Valley Orienteering). As GHO’s adventure running series and Adventure Running Kids grew under the DontGetLost Adventure Running brand it made sense for the club name to follow.
Oct 30, 2022 7:59 PM # 
Course lengths have been added to web page. Today is the last day for early bird fees.
Nov 13, 2022 12:33 PM # 
Last day to register is today. We have over 100 people signed but there is room for many more.
Nov 17, 2022 2:01 PM # 
Race information is now available on the web site.
Nov 17, 2022 7:22 PM # 
driving from CT tomorrow looks to be quite the journey. any local forecasts for the race area over the weekend?
Nov 17, 2022 8:06 PM # 
Nov 17, 2022 9:40 PM # 
For orienteering friends driving from the US....Beware big snow squall warnings for Buffalo area this weekend.

I hung some of the controls yesterday and there was about 3-5cm of snow on the ground

Here is a good video summary of where the squall lines are setting up in western NY and S. Ontario
Nov 18, 2022 6:28 AM # 
Prediction is for three to four feet of snow in the Buffalo/Niagara area Thurs-Sat. As I write this, the forecast for Buffalo is 9-13 inches Thursday night, 5-9 inches daytime Friday, 6-10 inches Friday night, 2-4 inches daytime Saturday, and a few more inches (not specified yet since it's more than 48 hours out) Saturday night. It's the classic lake effect snow in the period when the air has gotten cold but the lakes haven't frozen yet so a lot of moisture gets picked up by the prevailing west-to-east winds and then dropped as snow by the cold air to the east. The effect generally doesn't extend all that many miles inland. In the meet area itself, west of Lake Ontario and not even 100km from Buffalo, hardly a flurry is predicted, when I last checked the Environment Canada weather page for Hamilton.

You could go east of Lake Ontario, but there's significant lake effect snow predicted there too. You could go way way east by going all the way north through Vermont but there might be some lake effect snow from Lake Champlain (I didn't check, no doubt less than from the Great Lakes, if any). (EDIT: scratch that, forecast for Burlington, Vt, shows no snow.) You could go all the way around the west end of Lake Erie through Toledo-Detroit-Windsor, only a wee bit of snow predicted as long as you don't go too close to the south shore of Erie while getting there (I don't know if I-80/90 is too close).

Sadly, I've been intimidated into not attempting the trip myself, even though I'm registered and was really looking forward to it.
Nov 18, 2022 11:20 AM # 
You know you can always hop on a plane to Toronto (or some airlines to Hamilton). Porter Airlines flies between Boston and Toronto Island Airport which usually is on the right side of the lake to avoid lake effect.
Nov 18, 2022 2:48 PM # 
start lists posted Ontario Champs
Nov 19, 2022 7:58 AM # 
Hopefully no-one was staying at the Holiday Inn Express in Hamburg, NY (if they were they probably won't be going anywhere any time soon).
Nov 19, 2022 9:16 PM # 
Wil Smith! Nic Duca! Brian Mahoney! Talk about turning back the clock in that M45 class!
Nov 20, 2022 3:23 AM # 
Sadly, my legs didn’t get that “turn back the clock” message…. But for a first outing in several years, it wasn’t so bad. I’d forgotten how much fun orienteering is!
Nov 21, 2022 8:05 PM # 
Results are posted on the web site.
Nov 21, 2022 9:56 PM # 
Any maps?
Nov 21, 2022 10:12 PM # 
Nov 21, 2022 11:17 PM # 
Will splits be posted at some point?
Nov 21, 2022 11:31 PM # 
Nov 24, 2022 3:54 AM # 
Splits are up, hopefully on Winsplits tomorrow.

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