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
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
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
Summer orienteering on the KU West Campus. Results
Oct 28, 2012
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
Here's a video of a junior squad from Zurich/Schaffhausen running through the Swiss forest. (Dec 2011)
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.
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.
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.
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 . . .
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.
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)
84 Intercollegiate Champs University of Kansas (Tom Wolf, Fritz Menninger, Michael Eglinski, Bill Comfort, Peggy Dickison)
83 Intercollegiate Champs: University of Kansas (Michael Eglinski, Dave Linthicum, Karan Keith, Peggy Dickison, Bill Comfort.