Roberts Regional Recreation Area
Date: (Sat.) Mar. 31, 2007
Location: Oakland, CA
Event Director: - 510.681.6181
Course Setter: Rex Winterbottom
Type: C; Sprint Course and Line-O Course Only
By Rex Winterbottom
They came. They sprinted. They went. And there was no Gymkata (and no potluck) this time due to lack of interested people. But Gymkata's time will come.
Nice people, nice weather, nice day, low-key, pin-punch, barebones, orienteering goodness. Thanks to all the good people for the good vibe.
A few people trained on the Line-O, which had 5 bags on a line. Stay on the line, hit those features, and you should wind up with 5 bags. Good training.
The sprint squeezed most of the available terrain out of the Roberts area—park landscaping, trails, and a nice patch of redwood forest. Many fast runners showed up, and to give you an idea of the navigational challenges, not all the fast runners finished in a tight cluster of times.
For the men's sprinters, James Scarborough edged Finnish track and sprint rock star Morten Bostrom by 3 seconds, and Mikkel Conradi took third. Margaret Longstreth bested Bronwen Caplinger (a junior) on the women's side.
Thanks for the help!
- Maps, OCAD, and Condes work: Bob Cooley
- Registration: Jim Fish
- Starts and Finishes: Penny DeMoss and Ben Legg
- Control pickup: Jari Ikaheimonen, Joe Scarborough, James Scarborough, Ben Legg, Vladimir Gusiatnikov
- Emergency Registration Supplies: Joe Scarborough
Roberts Regional Recreation Area Oakland, CA Saturday, March 31, 2007 Sprint Course (2.4 km, 80 m climb, 15 controls) Pl Name Time 1 James Scarborough 13:33 2 Morten Bostrom (LYNX) 13:39 3 Mikkel Conradi 14:18 4 Jari Ikaheimonen (TUME) 14:50 5 Ben Legg 15:21 6 Vladimir Gusiatnikov 16:17 7 Russell Neilson 17:08 8 Tapio Karras 17:52 9 Peter Graham 18:06 10 Andrejus Masalkovas 18:11 11 Steve Gregg 19:04 12 Manfred Kopisch 20:29 13 Greg Khanlarov 21:29 14 Joe Scarborough 22:08 15 Joe Maffei 26:39 16 Brian Kirshner 33:40 17 Jamie Caplinger 34:30 (Junior) 18 Jason Hogan 35:43 19 Margaret Longstreth 36:56 (Female) 20 Jim Fish 39:02 21 Bronwen Caplinger 55:20 (Female, junior)