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July 27

Photo of Susan Stephens going through the Rose Garden at the Sunflower State Games, July 27, 2014.

This year's Sunflower State Games Orienteering Event was held at Gage Park in Topeka, KS. Mary Jones wasn the race director, Mike Eglinski the mapmaker and Paul Caltterbuck, the course setter.
full results | photos

May 17

Summer orienteering started at the Rotary Arboterum. Team Steph checking in on the Youngster's course. results | more photos

Photo of Steph punching in.


Feb 8

Here's a map of West Campus with a 4 point ski-O course to try with the snow on the ground..

July 21, 2013

The inaugural orienteering event for the Sunflower State Games was held at the Clinton Lake Outlook Park. Click on the photo for scenes from the meet. Results
WIBW coverage

Link to photo album from the Sunflower State Games Orienteering event at Clinton Lake on July 21, 2013.


July 13

First place coed team and second overall at the Sunflower State Games Adventure Racing Race - Sandy Beverly, Fletcher Hamel and Mike Eglinski. Held at Milford Lake, they ran, biked, ran, biked, then climbed over a wall, flipped a tractor tire, canoed, then biked. Envy the Pink. Results

Photo of the OK Adventure Race team at the Sunflower State Games.

June 23

Summer orienteering on the KU West Campus. Results

Photo of Elliott and Woodruff passing the Salina Piece control.

Mar 11

Scenes from the March 9-10 Intercollegiate and Interscholastic Orienteering Championships held at Shawnee Mission Park, the OUSA "A" meet hosted by the Posum Trot OC and Orienteer Kansas. Results | Photos | Course maps

Oct 28, 2012

Here's a video of a junior squad from Zurich/Schaffhausen running through the Swiss forest. (Dec 2011)

June 4

From Spike's Blog: This short video summary of the European Orienteering Champs is really nice. The U2 song that starts the video always brings back strong memories of sports for me. At the Salt Lake Olympic cross country venue they played it repeatedly.

Henrik Gothberg made the video. If you've got a long memory and know about the history of orienteering in Kansas, you might remember Henrik spent some time here in the mid 1980s.

May 30

The PTOC sprint was held at Antioch Park on Sun, May 28. The park is small, but nice for a park sprint. There are enough things going on to keep it interesting and the park has a lot of shade. Take a look at Mike Eglinski's sprint race using his GoPro strapped on the chest and with the video stabilized using Youtube and some music for the first 5 minutes. Run with Spike - you were there.

Link to Orienteer Kansas Twitter page. facebook logo and link.Orienteer Kansas promotes the sport of orienteering by holding events and training sessions, organizes the participation of its members at local and regional competitions, and recruits and encourages the development of new orienteers.  OK is a member of Orienteering USA.

What is Orienteering?

Here's a promo video from Switzerland (thanks to Fletcher for the link):

Here's an intro video from the British Orienteering Federation.

If you don't want to get lost, read the map . . .

May 13

Check out Mike Eglinski's video of his run at the Kill Creek Sprint event complete with video (no sound) and active-map. You can follow his route with what he saw on the map and what was really in front of him. The video even orients the map for you (beginners: this is Orienteering 101). Good armchair orienteering.

Photo of the 2010 US Champs in the 8 pt Relays Competition.


The 2010 National Champs from the 8-point team relay race in Colorado: Mary Jones, Peggy Dickison, Mark Everett and Mike Eglinski. Peggy and Mark were also the individual champs in the open divisions in the ultra champs the following day (July 21)

Photo of the 1984 Intercollegiate Orienteering Champs: the University of Kansas


84 Intercollegiate Champs University of Kansas (Tom Wolf, Fritz Menninger, Michael Eglinski, Bill Comfort, Peggy Dickison)

Photo of the 1983  KU team - Interncollegiate Champs.


83 Intercollegiate Champs: University of Kansas (Michael Eglinski, Dave Linthicum, Karan Keith, Peggy Dickison, Bill Comfort.