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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

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Event Write-Up

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!


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)