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Congrats to Sydney on her first World Champs run! The courses were super tricky - Ali Crocker had noted in her training log that they don't even bother mapping cliffs and rocks that would be signature features on any of our maps, since there are so many larger ones that they do map. Marshes were also far more subtle than we are used to, reported Kevin Fisher, combined with some tough vegetation underfoot. Add in tons of other runners, most not doing the same course, flags on all sorts of features, tough route choices...very challenging! Good news: we can sleep in a bit and watch Sydney's Long dot starting at 7:25 am Eastern Wednesday. Phew! https://orienteering.sport/event/world-orienteering-championships/long-distance-final/#current
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Live tracking! Follow Sydney Fisher's World Orienteering Champs middle qualifier tomorrow (Tuesday) at 4:04 am (ouch, but worth it!). Go Sydney!! https://orienteering.sport/event/world-orienteering-championships/middle-qualifications/#current You can also follow Richard Sparks live on his #29 Calabria AR team's attempt at 600 km of Scotland adventure racing here: http://live.opentracking.co.uk/itera19/
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Looks like a fun event - 1, 2, or 4 hours of navigation in downtown Chicago. You can hike, bike, or use public transport (trains, buses, water taxis) but no cars or non-water taxis. August 18th, with pre registration closing 8/15 (same day available, just slightly more, thanks Bruce). http://chicago-orienteering.org/events/2019/chicago_loop_190818.php
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North Campus Sprint Results! https://www.attackpoint.org/eventdetail.jsp/event_46225 Congrats to Tim Williams pulling off the double win, which was not a small feat given that we don't sprint much, and as the results show, it's easy to miss one! Sprint 1 had 25 flags, sometimes in close proximity, with some of Sprint 2 flags along the way, requiring lots of concentration. Thanks to Tom Logan for finding new to us spots and interesting choices and legs! We will miss you!
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Sign up soon for one or two laps of urban orienteering on U of M's North Campus on Wednesday! Mostly sunny and low 80s sounds like a great evening run (or walk - your choice!), followed by as much volleyball as you like! https://smoc-runs.com/events/view/3902
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Welcome to SMOC

The Southern Michigan Orienteering Club hosts events in southern Michigan.

Using a map and compass, find your way to checkpoints marked with orange and white flags. Courses range from beginner-friendly on or near trails to expert navigation courses with points far off trail in the wilds of Michigan woods.

You choose your route - climb the hill or go around. Jump the stream or use a log. Run for the win or go for an afternoon hike - it's up to you!

Many of our events have beginner clinics - check the events page.

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