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Boston Area Training: Boojum


  • Mar 19, 2006


Stoneham, MA
Mar 19, 2006

Next entry deadline: Mar 18, 2006

Type: Orienteering - Other

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added by: barb

Morning; Finish at 11:30 a.m.

UPDATE 2: Revised approximate start times

Distances: orienteering training ~8k (do as much or as little of it as you like). trail run ~10-12k.

Er, I pushed these back by slightly more than I promised. I will assume that trail runners will be trail running after orienteering unless I'm told otherwise.

8:30 Millers
9:12 kivisap & Mark (together, separate, or Mark can go on the long white!)
9:20 Carl U
9:27 Calvin U
9:29 adamrudner
9:32 dness
9:34 Eileen U
9:35 katia
9:38 kadley
9:41 Trisha U
9:44 Tori
9:50 bshields
9:55 coach
9:55 khall
9:57 Samantha
9:59 cmorse
10:14 jfredrickson
10:16 feet

also (work out start times when we're there):
Ian & I'm spacing on his wife's name
Kenneth Krutt

9:30 David
9:33 Theron
9:40 Mary & Roger U
9:45 Hugh & Gary
10:04 Benjamin
10:07 Isabel
10:13 Meg
10:16 Ben P

[advanced running times estimated roughly as 8 min/km * 8 km * APR(W)/APR(X), with an ending time of 11:20]


Park in the south part of the parking lot for the closed medical center. Meet at the trail junction just inside the woods southeast of the long-term care facility. Bring at least $1 for each map (NEOC copyright; trail run & orienteering are 2 separate maps).

Please sign up here (or send me email) if you are going to come, so that you can receive your custom map and start time. In the comments, please provide the timing information requested below.

This training event will have a few twists.

The map will be altered to provide line-O, swath-O, rough-O and/or contour-O training. You'll get practice paying close attention to features (line-O), and *not* paying close attention to features (rough-O). Many trails will be removed to provide for more focus on contours.

There will be an advanced course and a course for kids (& adults) working on white/yellow skills. The two courses will share controls, and be designed for similar overall times.

You will pick a target minutes/km time, which should be what you'd be able to do in New England terrain on a good day. Alternatively, you can send me your times on a few races that also included Will Hawkins or Samantha Saeger, so that I can calibrate to their times. Start times will be assigned in advance to aim at a mass finish. Autograph-hunting is encouraged ("Yeah, I got Benjamin Austin's signature when he was only 8 years old and beat me at Boojum!").

To appeal to the Saegers, a long trail run will be available before the start of the orienteering portion, or after the finish.

Kids & their parents interested in some practice training on Friday 3/17 (a school holiday) can contact Barb:; 617-661-9579.

Map: Color, 1:10000, 2.5 m contours.

Directions: South on I-93 from Rt. 128 or north on I-93 from Boston to Medford, exit 33; north on Rt. 28 (Fellsway West) 1/2 mile to right turn onto Elm St. 1/2 mile to rotary at MDC skating rink at junction of Highland Ave. and Woodland Rd.; turn left (north) onto Woodland Rd. 1 mile to the former Boston Region Medical Center on right. Turn into the former Center; park in the south parking lots near the long-term care facility.


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88.7 ✓ feet (log) Yeah! I got my own unit! Take that, G! The unit of male orienteering speed at Boojum is the W!
77.3 ✓ bshields (log) ~1.3W
66.2 ✓ cmpbllj (log) Two trail run maps & one orienteering training map (for Tori: 12min/km goal)
60.9 ? khall We have guests, but we may all come ... I'll let you know on Friday.
56.5 ✓ cmorse (log) AP ranked at approximately 1sam
56.3 ✓ Pia W 2 maps with start times for a slow jogging pace (I have problem with a knee and Mark is a beginner)
54.1 ✓ coach (log) (1.3W) Sorry Will, W is already taken. I'd avoid any association with the
41.3 ✓ dness on a really good day, 1.5W
39.3 ? kensr (log) Out of running shape; if no snow would be a good way to start in again
✓ adamrudner
✓ Samantha (log) I'll be there running at a 1sam :)
✓ jfredrickson (log) Weighing in at 1.04W and 0.83S.
✓ Rosstopher II'd like to come if it isn't too late

See also:

Feb 11, 2006Baldwin hill training
Mar 11–12, 2006US Ski-O Champs and Team Ranking Event
Mar 24–26, 2006USOF Junior Training Camp
Mar 25, 2006Rocky Woods
Apr 8–9, 2006NEOC Spring Rock Festival and Intercollegiates
Apr 29–30, 2006US Short and Long Championships
May 6–7, 2006West Point A meet
May 13, 2006Pre-Billygoat Sprints
May 14, 200628th Annual Billygoat Run