Tag Archives: Orienteering

Race report: Don’t Get Lost Raid the Rib Orienteering Race

It’s amazing how one wrong turn can change everything! Saturday was to be my 2nd time doing an orienteering race with Alasdair and our friend Rebecca, after last fall’s Raid the Hammer. We arrived at Ball’s Falls Conservation Area in Jordan, … Continue reading

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Race report: UKR Gators O-Cup 2017 (or, introducing a friend to the sport of orienteering)

“Are things always this heated?” That’s what my friend Kristin asked at the start line of her very first orienteering race. We were gathered in a small crowd of about 30 people, many of whom were confused about the rules … Continue reading

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Race Report: Don’t Get Lost Eliminator Adventure Run

Minutes before the Don’t Get Lost Eliminator Adventure Run was to begin, I received a dire warning from another racer: the trails are very tricky to navigate, and “I’ve been in tears before!” Yikes! I wasn’t surprised about the trails though … Continue reading

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Race report: Stars W.A.R. snowshoe orienteering race

Looking back now at the jumble of highlighting on my race map, I should have known how this race was going to go! This was to be our first time participating in a STARS Orienteering Club race, and our second … Continue reading

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Race report: Don’t Get Lost Snowshoe Raid Adventure Run 2017

Within a span of 5 minutes during the Don’t Get Lost Snowshoe Raid Adventure Run, I narrowly avoided sliding off a cliff and into a valley, then nearly killed my teammate with a dead tree. Thankfully, we’re both still here … Continue reading

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Race report: Don’t Get Lost Icebreaker Adventure Run 2016

There’s nothing quite like starting a race by running right up the Niagara Escarpment! Today’s race had hills, stairs, mud and burrs – and was a blast! My friend Rebecca and I signed up for this morning’s Don’t Get Lost … Continue reading

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Race Report: Don’t Get Lost Raid the Hammer Adventure Run 2016

When I woke up the morning of the race, I wondered if my pre-race dreams were foreshadowing how the day would unfold. Would I find my teammate? Would my map be complete? Would I figure out where I was on … Continue reading

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