CVOC Orienteering at Larus Park November 2015

It has been a couple of weeks ago but I attended another orienteering event put on by the Central Virginia Orienteering Club. The course was held at the Lewis G. Larus Park in Richmond Va. I had never been to the park before and I found that the park and terrain suited this event. The 106-acre park host about 5 miles of trails.

Another treat was that the event start area was at a little private school.

CVOC Orienteering Larus Park
Private School House

School uniform or smoking jacket required? I would love to have a house like that!

Anyhow, I set off on the orange course which is the advanced course about 5.1km long. My GPS told me that I ran 1km more than I needed to... It might be hard to see from my cell phone picture

CVOC Orienteering Larus Park
Larus Park Course Map

but the part of the course is on the other side of the highway. Well, how do you get to the other side?

CVOC Orienteering Larus Park
This tunnel which goes under the highway is the only way to access the easternmost part of the park

This was different and added a bit of adventure to the course.

I was pleased with my time and I was pleased with getting all 20 controls. I did have a couple of times that I figured I was in one place on the map and I was on the wrong part of the terrain feature. Another thing that I need to work on is symbols and control description terms. This term was new to me (re-entrant). Looking for something that you don't know what you are looking for can make things a little harder than it needs to be!


Unknown said…
Any way I could get a copy of that map or a link to its location online? Please?
Brian Wright- said…
Derrick try here. This is the best I can do for you

I no longer have the map

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