This page is an event report for one of the Chapel Hill - Carrboro City Schools ARDF events directed by Kelly and Patrick Sears. For comments or corrections, please contact Kelly [ksears (at) chccs (dot) k12 (dot) nc (dot) us] or Patrick [ patrick (dot) r (dot) sears [at] gmail (dot) com ].
It was another beautiful day for our second CHCCS ARDF event of the fall. It was even nicer than last time with the temperature a bit cooler. We had a total of seven participants: Three middle school students and four family members.
The courses were a bit longer this time. Only two of the foxes (1 and 2) where close in. There was no centrally located one which made route decision a bit easier. Or that's what we thought. But as Imre pointed out, we've moved the start from where it's marked on the map. This can cause a bit of confusion. The maps are all printed for the year so we'll have to make sure everyone notices the discrepancy. The red (5 fox) course was 3.0 km. The longest distance across the course area was 1.7 km. Radial exclusion zones for foxes, the start, and the homing beacon were all 300 m.
All three groups at the event had some experience at ARDF. Everybody did well. There was an especially good showing by Naomi (SmMS-6) and Jon who have only done ARDF once and who got all five foxes. Emmett (SmMS-7) and James had a fun time out and adopted a practice that got started at one of our very early events; they took a snack along to have between fox 3 and fox 2. Very cool : ) Owen (SmMS-7), Scott, and Sarah, had an outstanding fast run, 49'27". Excellent!
The course timing system is really working well again. For the first time we had it running in time for everyone to see their splits when they returned. No bugs this time : )
Check out how you did at the end of the web page, after the pictures. The results appear mostly as the live results appeared during the event with minor changes for how groups went out.
Thanks to Imre Pólik from the Backwoods Orienteering Klub who came to help to run the event and pick up controls after the event. Thanks to all the middle school and high school teachers and staff who helped get the word out to the students: Rachel Hopler (Science Teacher, Culbreth Middle School), Christine Lippy (Science Teacher, McDougle Middle School), Al McArthur (Technology Facilitator, Phillips Middle School), Haley Wamble (Science Teacher, East Chapel Hill High School), SaCola Lehr (Media Specialist, Chapel Hill High School), Libby Diesel (Library Assistant, Chapel Hill High School), Femi Jayeola (Librarian, Carrboro High School), Margaret Devetski (Library Assistant, Carrboro High School). Thanks to Greg Kopsch (Park Manager at Carolina North Forest) for the use of CNF.
Clicking pictures will bring up original full-sized versions. All participants are listed as seen in the picture from left to right. Pictures are generally listed in chronological order trying to keep groups together. If you took any pictures during the event, we would love to post them. If you would like that, email us your pictures.
The cts-evpro results are listed here mostly as they were recorded during the event. There is a separate listing for each RFID card used but participants are free to run the course individually or in groups. For this reason and because we don't have enough participants to create meaningful categories, we're not providing a ranking. Mostly, everyone is competing against themselves, seeing how they can improve : )
ToC is the time on course. HB is the homing beacon.
For each control, the information is presented as follows:
Students are listed with their school and grade. We use the following schools abbreviations: PhMS Phillips MS, SmMS Smith MS, McDMS McDougle MS, CuMS Culbreth MS, CHHS Chapel Hill HS, ECHHS East Chapel Hill HS, CaHS Carrboro HS, es elementary school, s CHCCS student (no school info), f family or guest friend, t teachers and staff members.
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