2006 BAOC Club Championship
Date: (Sun.) Dec. 10, 2006
Location: Berkeley, CA
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Course Setters: Evan Custer, Jay Hann
Type: B; 2006 BAOC Club Championships on a NEW MAP
The 2006 Club Championships were held on a new map of Tilden Park in Berkeley. A number of club members thought that we should not spend our money mapping this park because it is so steep and has a lot of fight, while others, notably former president Ian Tidswell, strongly urged that we do so since it is unusual to have a wilderness park so central to the populated area. It looks like Ian was right, because even though the area is steep and does have a lot of fight, with a good map, it is possible to set some interesting and challenging courses. Vladimir Zherdev did the mapping, and as usual, did an outstanding job. I think most people, even the skeptics, were pleasantly surprised at the end result.
All the usual suspects came out on top at this year’s version of the BAOC Club Championships. James Scarborough, Tapio Karras, Bruce Wolfe, and Joe Scarborough won their appropriate age group championships on the Blue, Red, Green, and Brown courses, respectively.
James Scarborough, long time BAOC’s highest-ranking runner and member of the US Team, had the fastest time on Blue, coming in 1:10 ahead of Mikkel Conradi, and completing the 6.9 km, 540 m climb course in a time of 1:20:02. James has recently moved back to the Bay Area and is starting up his own business, so we will be seeing a lot more of him at our local events. Pippa Whitehorse, a member of the British National Orienteering Team, was in San Francisco for an international geology meeting, and had a fabulous run, coming in just 14 seconds behind Mikkel, and was the fastest female runner in the Amazon class on the Blue course. Penny DeMoss also had a good run completing the difficult Blue course in 1:55:43, probably faster than many men half her age could do, and won the club title in the Amazon class.
Tapio Karras had a very good run and easily won the M45 class on the steep Red course with a time of 1:16:15. He only made one poor route choice, trying to crawl his way up the steep reentrant through dense undergrowth to control 11, instead of taking the higher ridge-trail route. Derek Maclean came in second, about 6 minutes behind Tapio. There were no female Red runners.
Another long time BAOC and former US Team member, Bruce Wolfe, won the M50 class on Green with a time of 48:44. He bobbled the second control, going down the steep hillside too far, but otherwise had a very strong run, and beat out 2nd-place finisher, Bob Cooley, by 3:20. Stephanie Maclean had an excellent time on Green, coming in fourth overall, and winning the F35 class.
Joe Scarborough, founder of the club, won the M65 class on Brown, with a time of 45:24. He did the 2.7 km, 175 m climb course about 10 minutes faster than second place finisher Harold DeMoss. Nancy Lindeman won the F55 class. Misha Lipatov had the fastest time on Brown, running in the open class with a time of 38:12.
Valeria Fedyk whizzed around the Yellow course and won the F14 class and had the fastest time on Yellow with a time of 26:26.
The two Kopisch brothers decimated the 1.1 km White course. Phillip edged out his brother Daniel by 27 seconds with a time of 9:19. Who says you can’t make the White course too easy. These boys are ready to move up a course.
Little 6-year-old Julia Doubson came in third overall on White, and won the F10 title with a time of 14:58. She is going to be a dynamite orienteer when she grows up if she continues to perform like this.
Congratulations again to the 2006 BAOC Club Champions:
F-10 Julia Doubson M-12 Phillip Kopisch F-14 Valeria Fedyk F65+ Nancy Lindeman M65+ Joe Scarborough F35+ Stephanie Maclean M50+ Bruce Wolfe M35+ Tapio Karras Amazon (Female Blue Runner) Penny DeMoss M-21+ James Scarborough
There were no juniors on the Orange course, but Sharif Taha and Jack Regan had the fastest time in 32:48. Former BAOC’er Steve Smith came up from San Diego and handily won the Long Orange course in 50:04.
Unfortunately, the inclement weather lowered attendance, particularly for the White and Yellow runners. Although it was sprinkling early in the morning, by about 10:30, the rain stopped, and the sun actually came out in the early afternoon. Because of the rain, the ground, rocks and vegetation were all a little slippery, but all in all, it was very pleasant running conditions.
The assembly area was at the Mineral Springs Group Picnic Area off of Wildcat Canyon Road, between the Botanic Garden and Inspiration Point. It turned out to be a nice area. There was a relatively big parking lot (free), toilets, multiple picnic tables, and partially up the hillside, which allowed the shorter courses to be designed in the nicer area without too much climb. There was also a nice trail down to Lake Anza, which provided some loop trails for the White and Yellow courses.
My general design of the courses was to try to optimize route choice, which after talking to the finishers and looking at RouteGadget, seems to have been effective. Because of the relatively extensive trail network, it was difficult to design long legs without them becoming pure trail runs. The well-mapped vegetation allowed testing people’s fine orienteering skills.
This event was largely successful because of the many people who volunteered to help. I really want to thank George Minarik, who was course consultant and vetter. He was extremely helpful in providing many suggestions for improving the courses. Jay Hann, Dennis Wildfogel, Rex Winterbottom, and Ian Tidswell also offered very helpful constructive comments.
Jay Hann put out all of the water and hung the White and Yellow controls early Sunday morning.
Bob Cooley was the prime person in getting Tilden mapped. In addition to supervising Zherdev, Bob also touched up a number of areas, particularly the areas around several of the controls. As usual, he did a great job in printing all of the maps. We do not really appreciate Bob enough for the great printing services he provides. The map quality at BAOC events is better than many "A" meets I have attended.
On the day of the event, a large crowd helped in the set-up process, including Michael Behrens, Harold and Penny DeMoss, Jim Fox, Jay Hann, and George Minarik.
Martin Kunz handled all of the registration by himself, not even being able to run because of recent surgery. Also, Anne Gorby came all the way over from Marin just to help out with the starts, and she too could not do a course because of recent foot surgery. It is incredible that so many club members offer to volunteer, even though they can’t participate on a course. Michael Behrens, and Allen Crane, an eagle scout, also helped man the start.
Rex Winterbottom provided goodies to eat while discussing route choices after the event.
Scott Aster did his usual excellent job of giving beginner’s clinics, including a large group of scouts from West Sacramento.
Trinka Gillis set up the EP database, and Jeff Lanam and Rosemary Johnson did all of the EP work at the event.
In addition to designing and producing the great medals for the club champions, Kelly Wells supervised the control pick-up. He was assisted with a huge crowd of helpers, including Mikkel Conradi, Nancy Lindeman, Theo Verhoven, Luc Poppe, Steve Gregg, Becky Redfield, and Harold and Penny DeMoss.
Finally, I want to thank my wife Jill, who puts up with me doing this insane sport. She was very supportive, and stuffed all of the maps into the map cases, and helped bring up equipment to the event area, including going down and replacing the coffee maker I dropped and broke. I promised her I would not direct another event for a year.
Sunday, December 10, 2006
In addition to the overall results below, you can see the WinSplits (http://www.obasen.nu/winsplits/online/en/show_event.asp?id=7059) (by Class) and the Splits by Course (http://baoc.org/results/r06/Tilden_splits_by_course.html).
Also check out the Course Setter's comments on the courses.
Results by Course
Pl Name(s) Club Class Time White Course (1.1 km, 60 m climb, 9 controls) 1 Phillip Kopisch BAOC M-12 9:19 2 Daniel Kopisch BAOC M-12 9:46 3 Julia Doubson BAOC F-10 14:58 4 Barbara Robben BAOC Wht-Open 18:51 5 Masha Konkov BAOC F-10 19:01 6 Richard Frankland Wht-Open 19:11 7 Danya & Fedor Karpelevitch BAOC Wht-Open 21:00 8 Gina Christopher BAOC Wht-Open 22:02 9 Katie M & Sarah Wm Li-Wen Monk BAOC Wht-Open 22:32 10 Gavin Williams BAOC M-10 22:42 Yellow Course (1.8 km, 75 m climb, 6 controls) 1 Valeria Fedyk BAOC F-14 26:26 2 Barbara Robben BAOC Yel-Open 28:32 3 Gavin Williams BAOC Yel-Open 31:07 4 Rebecca & Radar Redfield BAOC Yel-Open 31:13 5 Ann Chimileuwski, Viktor Passinsky Yel-Open 33:35 6 Gina Christopher BAOC Yel-Open 33:56 7 Peter Rogers BAOC Yel-Open 35:02 8 Richard Frankland BAOC Yel-Open 37:57 9 Mike Jones Yel-Open 46:00 10 Group 1, W. Sac. Troop 1 BAOC Yel-Open 1:05:11 11 Alexander Krechetov BAOC Yel-Open 1:05:59 12 Group 2, W. Sac. Troop 1 BAOC Yel-Open 1:16:21 Orange Course (2.2 km, 150 m climb, 10 controls) 1 Sharif Taha, Jack Regan Orn-Open 32:48 2 Margaret Longstreth BAOC Orn-Open 46:53 3 Dinesh Moorjani BAOC Orn-Open 57:21 4 Jim Hayes BAOC Orn-Open 1:28:10 5 Rebecca & Radar Redfield Orn-Open 1:46:17 6 Linda Grimes Orn-Open 2:05:08 Long Orange Course (4.2 km, 280 m climb, 17 controls) 1 Steven Smith LOrn-Open 50:04 2 Wes Willett, Anand Varna LOrn-Open 57:18 3 Carl Williams BAOC LOrn-Open 1:10:20 4 John Turner BAOC LOrn-Open 1:15:38 5 Marie-Josee Parayre BAOC LOrn-Open 1:23:23 6 Stephen Harrison LOrn-Open 1:24:48 7 Jim Fish BAOC LOrn-Open 1:58:24 8 James Pelster LOrn-Open 2:11:44 Brown Course (2.7 km, 175 m climb, 10 controls) 1 Misha Lipatov BAOC Brn-Open 38:12 2 Joe Scarborough BAOC M65+ 45:24 3 Jason Hogan BAOC Brn-Open 50:14 4 Scott Aster BAOC Brn-Open 54:46 5 Harold DeMoss BAOC M65+ 55:58 6 Nick Corsano BAOC Brn-Open 56:58 7 Rob Clima, Laura McKeegan BAOC Brn-Open 1:03:40 8 Alan Houser BAOC M65+ 1:10:04 9 John Marold Brn-Open 1:18:32 10 Nancy Lindeman BAOC F55+ 1:40:40 11 Rosemary Johnson BAOC F55+ 1:47:35 12 Fred Loebl Brn-Open 1:55:06 13 Joel Martinez, Kelly Baker, Anna Kennedy Brn-Open 2:19:45 Maria Hasting BAOC Brn-Open DNF Yuri & Valeria Fedyk BAOC Brn-Open DNF Green Course (3.9 km, 285 m climb, 13 controls) 1 Bruce Wolfe BAOC M50+ 48:44 2 Bob Cooley BAOC M50+ 52:04 3 Robin Gustafsson BAOC Grn-Open 59:11 4 Stephanie Maclean BAOC F35+ 59:14 5 Rich Parker SDO M50+ 1:00:40 6 Chuck Spalding BAOC M50+ 1:03:34 7 Dan Greene BAOC M50+ 1:03:36 8 Michael Behrens BAOC Grn-Open 1:03:44 9 Gavin Wyatt-Mair BAOC M50+ 1:07:22 10 Theo Verhoeven BAOC Grn-Open 1:09:22 11 Richard Norbutas Grn-Open 1:14:01 12 Fyodor Konkov BAOC Grn-Open 1:17:07 13 Mark Blair BAOC M50+ 1:24:03 14 Jeff Lanam BAOC M50+ 1:30:15 15 Luc Poppe BAOC M50+ 1:30:19 16 Mark Rice BAOC Grn-Open 1:33:56 17 Jennifer Kerr GCO F35+ 1:40:44 Allen Crane Grn-Open DNF Red Course (5.3 km, 475 m climb, 19 controls) 1 Tapio Karras BAOC M35+ 1:16:15 2 Derek Maclean BAOC M35+ 1:22:01 3 Piers Newbery BAOC M35+ 1:23:35 4 Manfred Kopisch BAOC M35+ 1:24:21 5 Greg Khanlarov BAOC Red-Open 1:32:11 6 Rick Baraff M35+ 1:35:37 7 Joe Maffei BAOC M35+ 1:51:05 8 Bud Laird BAOC M35+ 1:53:41 9 Brad Wetmore BAOC M35+ 1:55:39 10 Brian Schmitz BAOC M35+ 1:56:34 11 Eric Rosenzweig BAOC M35+ 1:57:21 12 Kelly Wells BAOC M35+ 2:10:02 13 Bob Strauss BAOC M35+ 2:12:14 Ryan Kellogg Red-Open DNF Blue Course (6.9 km, 540 m climb, 24 controls) 1 James Scarborough BAOC M-21+ 1:20:02 2 Mikkel Conradi BAOC M-21+ 1:21:12 3 Pippa Whitehouse JOK,UK Amazon 1:21:36 4 Vladimir Gusiatnikov BAOC M-21+ 1:27:11 5 Benjamin Legg ORCA M-21+ 1:28:40 6 Francois Leonard BAOC M-21+ 1:30:20 7 Andrejus Masalkovas BAOC M-21+ 1:40:08 8 Wendell Doman BAOC M-21+ 1:47:24 9 Travis Parker BAOC M-21+ 1:51:29 10 Peter Graham BAOC M-21+ 1:55:23 11 Penny DeMoss BAOC Amazon 1:55:43 12 Russell Neilson BAOC M-21+ 1:58:50 13 Alex Brunette BAOC M-21+ 2:08:42 14 Phil Lovalenti, Eric Baird BAOC M-21+ 2:35:52 15 Adam Doti BAOC M-21+ 2:46:53 Eric Nichols M-21+ DNF Jean-Charles Baritaux ADOC,France M-21+ DNF Roger Pruet BAOC M-21+ DNF
Results by Class
Pl Name(s) Club Time F-10 (White: 1.1 km, 60 m climb, 9 controls) 1 Julia Doubson BAOC 14:58 2 Masha Konkov BAOC 19:01 M-10 (White: 1.1 km, 60 m climb, 9 controls) 1 Gavin Williams BAOC 22:42 M-12 (White: 1.1 km, 60 m climb, 9 controls) 1 Phillip Kopisch BAOC 9:19 2 Daniel Kopisch BAOC 9:46 White Open (1.1 km, 60 m climb, 9 controls) 1 Barbara Robben BAOC 18:51 2 Richard Frankland 19:11 3 Danya & Fedor Karpelevitch BAOC 21:00 4 Gina Christopher BAOC 22:02 5 Katie M & Sarah Wm Li-Wen Monk BAOC 22:32 F-14 (Yellow: 1.8 km, 75 m climb, 6 controls) 1 Valeria Fedyk BAOC 26:26 Yellow Open (1.8 km, 75 m climb, 6 controls) 1 Barbara Robben BAOC 28:32 2 Gavin Williams BAOC 31:07 3 Rebecca & Radar Redfield BAOC 31:13 4 Ann Chimileuwski, Viktor Passinsky 33:35 5 Gina Christopher BAOC 33:56 6 Peter Rogers BAOC 35:02 7 Richard Frankland BAOC 37:57 8 Mike Jones 46:00 9 Group 1, W. Sac. Troop 1 BAOC 1:05:11 10 Alexander Krechetov BAOC 1:05:59 11 Group 2, W. Sac. Troop 1 BAOC 1:16:21 Orange Open (2.2 km, 150 m climb, 10 controls) 1 Sharif Taha, Jack Regan 32:48 2 Margaret Longstreth BAOC 46:53 3 Dinesh Moorjani BAOC 57:21 4 Jim Hayes BAOC 1:28:10 5 Rebecca & Radar Redfield 1:46:17 6 Linda Grimes 2:05:08 Long Orange Open (4.2 km, 280 m climb, 17 controls) 1 Steven Smith 50:04 2 Wes Willett, Anand Varna 57:18 3 Carl Williams BAOC 1:10:20 4 John Turner BAOC 1:15:38 5 Marie-Josee Parayre BAOC 1:23:23 6 Stephen Harrison 1:24:48 7 Jim Fish BAOC 1:58:24 8 James Pelster 2:11:44 F55+ (Brown: 2.7 km, 175 m climb, 10 controls) 1 Nancy Lindeman BAOC 1:40:40 2 Rosemary Johnson BAOC 1:47:35 M65+ (Brown: 2.7 km, 175 m climb, 10 controls) 1 Joe Scarborough BAOC 45:24 2 Harold DeMoss BAOC 55:58 3 Alan Houser BAOC 1:10:04 Brown Open (2.7 km, 175 m climb, 10 controls) 1 Misha Lipatov BAOC 38:12 2 Jason Hogan BAOC 50:14 3 Scott Aster BAOC 54:46 4 Nick Corsano BAOC 56:58 5 Rob Clima, Laura McKeegan BAOC 1:03:40 6 John Marold 1:18:32 7 Fred Loebl 1:55:06 8 Joel Martinez, Kelly Baker, Anna Kennedy 2:19:45 Maria Hasting BAOC DNF Yuri & Valeria Fedyk BAOC DNF F35+ (Green: 3.9 km, 285 m climb, 13 controls) 1 Stephanie Maclean BAOC 59:14 2 Jennifer Kerr GCO 1:40:44 M50+ (Green: 3.9 km, 285 m climb, 13 controls) 1 Bruce Wolfe BAOC 48:44 2 Bob Cooley BAOC 52:04 3 Rich Parker SDO 1:00:40 4 Chuck Spalding BAOC 1:03:34 5 Dan Greene BAOC 1:03:36 6 Gavin Wyatt-Mair BAOC 1:07:22 7 Mark Blair BAOC 1:24:03 8 Jeff Lanam BAOC 1:30:15 9 Luc Poppe BAOC 1:30:19 Green Open (3.9 km, 285 m climb, 13 controls) 1 Robin Gustafsson BAOC 59:11 2 Michael Behrens BAOC 1:03:44 3 Theo Verhoeven BAOC 1:09:22 4 Richard Norbutas 1:14:01 5 Fyodor Konkov BAOC 1:17:07 6 Mark Rice BAOC 1:33:56 Allen Crane DNF M35+ (Red: 5.3 km, 475 m climb, 19 controls) 1 Tapio Karras BAOC 1:16:15 2 Derek Maclean BAOC 1:22:01 3 Piers Newbery BAOC 1:23:35 4 Manfred Kopisch BAOC 1:24:21 5 Rick Baraff 1:35:37 6 Joe Maffei BAOC 1:51:05 7 Bud Laird BAOC 1:53:41 8 Brad Wetmore BAOC 1:55:39 9 Brian Schmitz BAOC 1:56:34 10 Eric Rosenzweig BAOC 1:57:21 11 Kelly Wells BAOC 2:10:02 12 Bob Strauss BAOC 2:12:14 Red Open (5.3 km, 475 m climb, 19 controls) 1 Greg Khanlarov BAOC 1:32:11 Ryan Kellogg DNF Amazon (Blue: 6.9 km, 540 m climb, 24 controls) 1 Pippa Whitehouse JOK,UK 1:21:36 2 Penny DeMoss BAOC 1:55:43 M-21+ (Blue: 6.9 km, 540 m climb, 24 controls) 1 James Scarborough BAOC 1:20:02 2 Mikkel Conradi BAOC 1:21:12 3 Vladimir Gusiatnikov BAOC 1:27:11 4 Benjamin Legg ORCA 1:28:40 5 Francois Leonard BAOC 1:30:20 6 Andrejus Masalkovas BAOC 1:40:08 7 Wendell Doman BAOC 1:47:24 8 Travis Parker BAOC 1:51:29 9 Peter Graham BAOC 1:55:23 10 Russell Neilson BAOC 1:58:50 11 Alex Brunette BAOC 2:08:42 12 Phil Lovalenti, Eric Baird BAOC 2:35:52 13 Adam Doti BAOC 2:46:53 Eric Nichols DNF Jean-Charles Baritaux ADOC,France DNF Roger Pruet BAOC DNF _______________ DNF = Did not finish (missed one or more controls)