The Eighth Annual BAOC Golden Goat
An Orienteering Adventure Race
November 23, 2003
Almaden-Quicksilver County Park, San Jose
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[Update: see Course Setter's
Notes (posted 11/21)]
The Bay Area Orienteering Club invites you to the eighth running of the Golden Goat. What is a Goat? It’s a long orienteering race with a mass start, for teams and individuals, plus some twists: skips, a fork and a window. It’s suitable for those in good shape with intermediate to advanced navigation ability. There will be two lengths, the Goat and the Kid. For beginning orienteers, we will also have White and Yellow regular courses.
Depending on your route choices, the Goat will
be about 11km with 700m climb; the Kid will be about 7km with 400m climb.
You must decide before you start which course you will do. The mass start
for the Goat and Kid is at 10:30am. All courses close at 2pm.
The mass start for the Goat and Kid is at 10:30am. All courses close at 2pm.
Runners on the Goat can skip two controls; those on the Kid can skip one. Choose your skips carefully! The right choice can make the difference between winning and losing.
The Goat course will have one forked control. Of two controls, you only need to find one. For example, from control 8 the course will fork to 9a and 9b. Choose one, and go to it before moving on to number 10. Or, choose control 9 as one of your skips.
There will be five controls in a box on the map. You can do these in any order. Skipping a windowed control is ok. Both the Goat and the Kid will have a window.
Pre-registration is required for the Goat and the Kid. There is no pre-registration for the White and Yellow courses, but groups of ten or more are asked to notify the meet director in advance, so that we can print enough maps. Your registration fee of $20 for the Goat or Kid includes a limited-edition Golden Goat short-sleeve T-short, sure to be a collector’s item. You may, however, register for $10 if you do not want a T-shirt. White and Yellow courses will have the usual fees (T-shirt not included.) To be sure we have a map and T-shirt for you, please pre-register for the Kid or Goat via email by November 12 to baoc_goatyahoo.com. Include your team name, and the name, sex, age, club, and T-shirt size of each member. You can pay at registration or send a check payable to BAOC to: Jeff Lanam, 382 Caribe Way, San Jose 95133. We will not have electronic punching for this event. Watch the website and Bayonet for updates.
Almaden Quicksilver has terrain typical of other BAOC venues- steep rolling hills with oak forests intermixed with grass clearings. Locals tend to favor cleats for climbing and descending slippery grass slopes and gaiters for minimizing contact with stickers and burrs. Elevations range between 600’ and 1800’.
From north of San Jose, take highway 85 south to Almaden Expressway. Go south on Almaden Expressway 4.5 miles to Almaden Road. Go right on Almaden Road though the town of New Almaden and look for the large parking lot on the right. From south of San Jose, take 85 north to Almaden Expressway, or take Monterey Highway to Bailey Avenue, right on McKean Road, and left on Almaden Road.
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From: Jeffery Lanam Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2003 17:46:27 -0800 Subject: BAOC: Goat Registration You can still register up to and including the day of the event (although it is too late for a T-shirt). Advance registration is appreciated, though. Send name, sex and age. You can pick a team name, even if you are going solo. Letting us know whether you will run the Goat or Kid helps, but you can change your mind until the maps are handed out at the start. The following registrations were recieved as of Saturday 11/15. I guessed Goat or Kid for some of you, let me know if I guessed wrong. Name Shirt Team Name Steve Beuerman XL Kid Wyatt Riley L Goat Beat Syd Doug Stein L Goat Chased a Syd-goose Van Boughner L Goat Tailwind Syd Reader XL Goat Eat my Goat Thorsten Graeve L Goat Run like a goat Steve Gregg M Goat Follow the Reader Peter Graube L Goat Mark Prior M Goat Natasha Gelfand M Geodesics Niloy Mitra M Geodesics Jim Waite M Carry me home Beth Dixon No Kid Just a chance Meg Gerstner M Yankee-fans Alan Glendenning XL Yankee-fans Mark Blair L Cabra Dorada Jean Beuerman M Yellow Registration Mavens Ev Beuerman XL Yellow Registration Mavens Tim Gravier No Kid Penny DeMoss S Kent Ohland L Deron van Hoff L Kwik Ag Goat Sergei Rodionov L Tapio Karras L Scott Spears L Dean French S Kid Next to Last Nancy Lindeman L Kid Last Rex Winterbottom XL Goat Doug Bass XL Dan Holman L Frank Markowitz M Thiago Ghilardi No Bob Cooley L Goat Patty Clemo S Kid Theo Verhoeven XL Kid Brian Moore No Goat Matt Strother No Chris Roper XL Kid Andrejus Masalkovas M Vabank Eric Rosenzweig L Bill Papendick No Derek Maclean M Goat Dennis Wildfogel No Kid Ian Tidswell XL Steve Haas L Matt Holman XL Matthias Kohler L Mike Springer L Goat Michael Prindiville No Bill Wright M Joe Knapp L Dos Locos Steve Perez M Dos Locos Megan Bergkessel M Kicken' Chickens Brad Zuchero M Kicken' Chickens Rod Jaehn No Stew Hintz L Kid Three Little Kids Patty Hintz M Kid Three Little Kids Shelly Anderson S Kid Three Little Kids Dewey DuMond No Kid whichwaydowego Ron Thumann No Kid whichwaydowego Chuck Spalding No Kid Sean Campbell L Kid Hannu Haarma L Irina Zaks Wes Erck L Francois Leonard M Marie-Josee Parayre S Oleg Shakhnovsky L Kid --------------- From: Jeffery Lanam Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 21:54:02 -0800 Subject: BAOC: Goat Update We now have 81 people signed up for either the Goat or the Kid. You can still sign up to run, but T-shirt orders are closed. We will have a few extras available--first come first served on the day of the meet. Dan Greene will offer an intermediate clinic beginning at 9:30. If you are doing the Goat or Kid, and haven't done a lot of Orange or advanced course, this might be for you. We will need several volunteers who are not running in the mass start, to help with the White and Yellow start and finish. This is good way for beginners to help out, you don't need orienteering experience! The walk to the start for all courses is about 500m, so allow 15-20 minutes to get up there. Public transportation is available to the park. VTA bus 13 leaves the Ohlone-Chynoweth Light Rail station at 9:00 and arrives in New Almaden at 9:28. There's a return trip at 1:42 from the park, and hourly trips from McKean Rd. (I didn't say it was easy, I said it was available.) http://www.vta.org/schedules/SC_13.html#schedules