Bumble at Rosaryville

RouteGadget is now available for your Bumble (beige to blue) course, and also separately, for white, yellow and orange Rosaryville courses.

Flickr photo album for event is here.


What a fun and fabulous day! The 12th annual Bumble went off without a hitch! More than 200 people attended the meet, with about 75 participating in the Mass Start. The competition was on, and the race handicaps worked as intended (people running at their skill level often crossed the finish at the same time as someone with a higher handicap.) Congratulations to Boryana Peeva for taking the "gold"; and being the first female and overall mass start competitor to finish. After fully recovering from a broken ankle last year, she pushed hard to complete her beige course in 49:07. She selected window #4 and visited the controls as follows: PRSTQ. Just behind her came our longtime, reigning Bumble champ, Peggy Dickison finishing her brown course in 50:14. She visited window #4 first in this order QPRST then headed to window #1 in this order EDCAB.

Once again, we saw Greg Lennon cinch the win as the first male finish. Greg completed the brown course in 55:25. His windows mimicked Peggy’s exactly. The fastest male on Blue was Will Hubsch, BUT thanks to snagging the lanyard in Window #1, control D, Chris Gross got the 3-minute time bonus to nudge Will out and take first place on Blue with an adjusted time of 95:11. Strategy pays off!

Diana Aleksieva, a U.S. Orienteering Team member, did not disappoint and took First Female on Red with a time of 112:01. Other time bonus winners included: Glen Pastel window #2, control J; Elina Breton, Window #3, control L; Wyatt Riley, Window #4, control U, and the team of Megan Introna and Nathan Palmer, Window #5, control T. And what did the mystery message say?

1. Wish
2. The
3. Ravens
4. Were in the
5. Superbowl

QOC’s fun events would not be possible without the hard work of many dedicated individuals. Below are the shout outs to all of those who helped ensure the Bumble was a grand success. Thank you, thank you, thank you!


  • As MD VPs, Craig Shelden and Mike Newman provided great support to secure the park permit, coordinate with park officials, procure our port-a-johns (very important!!), create an awesome volunteer recruiting tool, and keep all ducks in a row!
  • Greg Lennon for website updating, setting up a somewhat more complicated pre-registration form and sending emails and notifications to club members.
  • Kathleen Lennon for spreading the word via social media.
  • Sharmagh Yepremian for arranging the post-event meet-up.
  • Valerie Meyer for formatting, printing, and bagging all the maps as well as running epunch along with Amy Louden who gets to every meet early to set up the epunch station. Amy also brings yummy homemade treats for all competitors to enjoy after their course.
  • Jody and Cecilia Landers VERY kindly arrived early to deliver the meet kit and help with set up in the morning.
  • Lending a hand with set up (including inflating the very photogenic Bumble) and overseeing Parking was Pat McNeilly. He was joined by Richard Briggs and together they directed cars to line up in a very effective format.
  • Harry Jones and Stephanie Coffin did a wonderful job setting up registration and with assistance during peak time from Dave Levine. Dan Lathrop took over registration after assisting Heidi and David at the Mass Start and taking photos.
  • Don Fish was on hand to welcome participants and answer miscellaneous questions.
  • Steve Camp and Erin Brandt provided instruction for beginners to ensure they had a great time on their course.
  • Turk Ozerol, Ted Good, Lydia Andrews, and Cecilia Landers pitched in with event clean up including deflating the Bumble.
  • Francielo Dalla Costa, Michael Dickey, Chris Gross, Alex Merka, Stephen Pepe, Jon Torrance, and Howie Weinstein wrapped up the event by picking up the controls. Francielo also took pictures throughout the day.
Thank you again for joining us for this special annual event. 2025 will be the “lucky 13” Bumble. Start training now.

All the best,
- Heidi and David Onkst


Course Length: 2.5 km

Course Climb: 45 m

Number of Controls: 13

1River Buchanan & Raphael & AbigailBPI AFJROTC30:58
2Ani Hayrapetyan & GerardoBPI AFJROTC32:30
3Balogun BorieQOC36:06
4Whitney Scully & George36:07
5Habtu Habtu & YabiliBPI AFJROTC37:27
6Harry JonesQOC53:29
7Nam Nguyen55:55
8Safiya BorieQOC63:26
9John Carter & David & Samantha70:26
10Victor GrenierQOC71:26


Course Length: 3.7 km

Course Climb: 50 m

Number of Controls: 13

1Liam SmithQOC48:43
2Lexie BrownQOC53:09
3Preston WebberCalvert NJROTC64:57
4Gerardo GalvezBPI AFJROTC77:42
5Julia WellsQOC79:29
6Habtu HabtuBPI AFJROTC81:42
7Paula Hayes & KennethQOC87:39
8Michael BerryQOC90:31
9Yabili PembamotoBPI AFJROTC91:05
10Clara Galeazzi & DiegoQOC95:22
11Jason KlotzCalvert NJROTC96:13
12Mihir Parikh & Harry & Wade96:15
13Derek Scott & Viraj & Craig96:17
14Jovie MasrukinCalvert NJROTC96:21
15Tim Palanker & Lucas96:29
16Gus Larsson & JenQOC100:34
17Maggie Milligan & Griffin & Ewan & Luke105:07
18Eli DoyleCalvert NJROTC106:06
19Sophie CobbCalvert NJROTC106:19
20Susan ShoemakerQOC110:19
21Monika Kornhauser & VashekQOC114:23
22Anna Capetanakis & Chris & Kiveli & PhivosQOCDNF (124:56)
22Abigail RugerioBPI AFJROTCDNF (125:24)
22Ani HayrapetyanBPI AFJROTCDNF (127:36)
22River BuchananBPI AFJROTCDNF (127:38)
22Raphael Sedjro-GnangBPI AFJROTCDNF (132:42)
22Eve CumingsDNF (182:08)


Course Length: 4.8 km

Course Climb: 135 m

Number of Controls: 11

1Gavin HassayCalvert NJROTC67:37
2Pat McNeillyQOC83:37
3Evan CardCalvert NJROTC87:11
4Michael SalsgiverQOC93:11
5Evgeni PeevQOC99:52
6Maggie PrudenQOC100:52
7Stephanie CoffinQOC103:10
8Connor Perry104:22
9Timothy Bennett105:10
10David Petty106:59
11Avriel Stowe111:24
12Kelly SingerQOC114:44
13Emma DoyleCalvert NJROTC116:46
14Matthew Green & JoshQOC120:20
15Alexander HoughtonQOC120:55
16Victoria GanevQOC136:01
17Charles EdwardsQOC141:10
18Travis Langtry & Brittany & Olivia157:38
19Mira-Nicole Grenier & SofiaQOC160:14
20Jeanette Stair & PamQOC174:43
21Mike WolfQOC181:06
22Michaela Witczak183:07
23Keara Moore & Brian183:11
24Suzanne BrownQOC187:15
25Candace CarlisleQOC187:16
26Lisa Aboud & Paul207:46
27Avannie UreLoudoun NJROTCDNF (138:43)
27Charles GregorskiQOCDNF (161:31)
27Roman Kolakoski & ReedDNF (190:09)
27Isabel WorthyCalvert NJROTCDNF (202:45)


Course Length: 3.2 km

Course Climb: 50 m

Number of Controls: 7

1Daniel LathropQOC42:41
2Boryana PeevaQOC49:07
3Lexie BrownQOC54:23
4Michael TysonQOC62:13
5Amy LoudenQOC96:04
6Chip BeckerQOC96:34
7John BlaisdellQOC103:14
8Suzanne SheldenQOC103:59
9Suzanne IzzoQOC107:25
10Boyan OnyshkevychQOC118:23
11Sidney SachsQOC118:30
12Y Clark122:15
13T CrowdersQOC122:21
14Maggie Pomeroy & EllieQOC127:53
15Shannon CostelloQOC139:09
16Adam AkinsCalvert NJROTCDNF (54:38)
16Kenny DoyleCalvert NJROTCDNF (57:38)
16Jason MillerCalvert NJROTCDNF (62:35)
16Corbin BrandnerCalvert NJROTCDNF (63:43)
16Julia MendezLoudoun NJROTCDNF (104:44)


Course Length: 4.8 km

Course Climb: 95 m

Number of Controls: 12

1Peggy DickisonOK50:14
2Greg LennonQOC55:25
3Mihai SirbuQOC57:34
4Kathleen LennonQOC59:55
5Joseph PastelQOC60:40
6Jack Barr61:05
7Tom StratQOC61:14
8Adelaide NolanQOC64:08
9Colby PastelQOC65:34
10Parker Nevenglosky & Dawn SavageQOC68:13
11Tom WellsQOC70:55
12Kris BeecroftQOC73:55
13Shawn WilliamsQOC74:21
14Gary QuamQOC74:58
15Gary SmithQOC75:06
16Josh PomeroyQOC76:34
17Peter Hiland & Jonathan81:02
18Zachary HoughtonQOC83:30
19Helen DohertyQOC84:32
20Steve CampQOC85:55
21Robert BriberQOC86:02
22Martin HoughtonQOC88:00
23Virginia DeBonsQOC88:12
24David LevineQOC93:19
25Reiko RagerQOC94:01
26Charles HancockLoudoun NJROTC94:28
27Shea JonesQOC95:06
28Megan Introna & Nathan & 3 minute bonusQOC99:06
29Jack StevensLoudoun NJROTC101:27
30Ruhann Du PlessisLoudoun NJROTC102:16
31Inigo AhedoQOC102:27
32Valerie MeyerQOC103:19
33John VincentQOC104:05
34Conner ColavitaLoudoun NJROTC104:42
35Todd GazelleQOC106:16
36Ethan Gazelle106:17
37Bryan SingerQOC106:18
38Wendy WroblewskiQOC106:32
39Arora Lamb109:02
40Lex RoderickLoudoun NJROTC112:00
41Craig SheldenQOC113:34
42John LandersQOC118:23
43Ginny QuamQOC123:31
44Jenny KuenzQOC124:15
45Madelyn HomaLoudoun NJROTC135:17
46Beatri BennettQOC136:52
47Mary SnieckusQOC136:54
47Sharmagh YepremianQOC136:54
48Cecilia LandersQOC140:12
49Richard BriggsQOC141:00
50Alicia Wooten & CarlyQOC141:50
51Ethan Pastel145:11
52Steven MonesDVOA166:27
53Angela Huesman & GeorgeQOC168:41
54Florence TanQOC170:07
55Mike NewmanQOC172:50
56Jane LeggettQOCDNF (99:46)


Course Length: 6.9 km

Course Climb: 115 m

Number of Controls: 17

1Francielo Dalla CostaQOC66:23
2Mathias HolmqvistQOC75:52
3Adam SmithQOC76:10
4Elina Breton & 3 minute bonusQOC80:04
5Nick GrenierQOC80:59
6Victor LinQOC82:35
7Bryan Hughes & Jeff87:26
8David DohertyQOC88:26
9Julen AhedoLoudoun NJROTC90:30
10Connor Quinn96:03
11Jan MerkaQOC102:56
12Cash CostelloQOC102:58
13Nadim AhmedQOC105:28
14Jaden GillespieLoudoun NJROTC107:12
15Tom NolanQOC108:33
16Dennis DohertyQOC112:05
17Dylan JohnsonLoudoun NJROTC113:35
18Lucie KosatovaQOC115:57
19Julie KeimSVO116:45
20Greg PalardyQOC116:56
21Frantisek BrabecQOC118:42
22Sam EdwardsLoudoun NJROTC119:26
23Bill JohnsLoudoun NJROTC123:10
24Micah WollamLoudoun NJROTC123:54
25John CumingsA/L126:43
26Andrew MasseyLoudoun NJROTC133:23
27Jody LandersQOC138:32
28Paul CollinsonQOC139:21
29Miles CarlisleQOC140:27
30Ethan BogerLoudoun NJROTC141:50
31Kevin LearyQOC143:37
32Amy Grable & Jeffrey151:19
33Shanna SorrellsQOC152:14
34Kevin Tirado & Steven160:25
35Dan Gardiner179:05
36Erin Brandt & Missed GQOCDNF (110:55)
36Neal Attfield & Missed MQOCDNF (116:48)


Course Length: 9.2 km

Course Climb: 195 m

Number of Controls: 22

1Glenn Pastel & 3 minute bonusQOC77:45
2Ted GoodQOC82:58
3Aaron LinvilleQOC96:17
4Justin BrownQOC105:27
5Diana AleksievaQOC112:01
6Videlin AleksievQOC112:47
7Tyler JonesLoudoun NJROTC125:14
8Luke KovacsQOC149:18
9Max Bouchet & DavidQOC151:15
10Brandon CamachoLoudoun NJROTC153:35
11Benjamin LierniLoudoun NJROTC160:19
12Francis HogleQOC206:35
13Turkmen OzerolQOC219:06
14Logan deLadurantayeLoudoun NJROTCDNF (181:05)


Course Length: 11.1 km

Course Climb: 225 m

Number of Controls: 27

1Christopher Gross & 3 minute bonusQOC95:11
2Will HubschQOC96:37
3Wyatt Riley & 3 minute bonusDVOA98:01
4Jon TorranceQOC109:13
5Stephen PepeDVOA118:12
6Brennen HallDVOA119:39
7David PrudenQOC129:42
8Michael DickeyQOC130:14
9Rowan MendenhallLoudoun NJROTC134:45
10Michael Du PlessisLoudoun NJROTC140:45
11Bart Piasecki143:14
12Alex MerkaQOC149:56
13Andrew WilsonLoudoun NJROTC151:49
14Jared SilkQOC160:59
14Howie WeinsteinQOC160:59
15Matthew KnightQOC169:37
16Matt SmithQOC174:50
17Zeke Millikan196:08
18Lydia AndrewsQOC219:52
19Alan Roach & MattDNF (189:12)

Abbreviations: DNF = did not finish, MP = mispunch, NC = non-competitive (usually 2nd course or course setter/vetter), OT = overtime (more than 3 hours or returned after course closing time).