Date: (Sun.) Jul. 15, 2007
Location: Fairfax, CA
Event Director: - 510.407.1876
Course Setters: Rex Winterbottom, Greg Ehrensing
Type: B; Standard seven courses--White (easy beginner) through Blue (strenuous advanced)
It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. For those stung by bees on the Brown course, or hoodwinked by too-close controls on Green, and those who expected Orange to be, well, Orange, it might not have been the best event ever. I'm afraid we missed the bees on our course-setting runs, and hope we made the appropriate corrections in the results to compensate for control placement.
As for the Orange course, we did annotate it as "might we say, challenging" but really should have come up with a shorter version for Orange and called this one Long Orange, or Burnt Sienna. Despite this, and the steep drive up the hill, and the remote parking, we really hope some folks had a good time. And based on the buzz on the BayONet, at least a few adventure racers enjoyed it.
It was great to see so many younger folk out, seemed like several on the White course were shouting to their elders to hurry up at the finish. Julia Doubson tore up the White course, edging out Ryan Mack-Murphy who, undaunted, then went on to drag Suzy Mack-Murphy around the Yellow course as well.
Also attempting multiple courses was Alex Finch who completed White and Yellow with his son Chris Finch before attempting the now-legendary Orange course of doom. We did have a few brave finishers there, with Karen Cook finishing in exactly 1:30:00, and Randy Franklin less than 10 minutes behind.
Toby Ferguson not only sailed through the Brown course in less than 40 minutes, but also had the energy to relay messages from the Finish to the Start and fill in wherever he was pointed. Steve Gregg finished Green in less than an hour, and Matthias Kohler headed the small Red field with 1:25:26. There was a nice cluster (Mikkel Conradi, Mattias Eriksson, Dag Ainsoo, and Sergey Grushin) finishing within 2.5 minutes of each other on Blue .
Of course, the event could not have been held without the help of all the following people.
- Rex Winterbottom: course setter and trainer
- Greg Ehrensing: course setter (WYO), meet setup, starts, control pickup
- Ben Legg: vetter, meet setup, beginners' clinics, finishes, traffic control
- Ev and Jean Beuerman: registration (filling in for Gary Kraght)
- Toby and Cameron Ferguson: finishes, and running around filling in where needed
- Dean French and Shirley Pierce: starts
- Jim Fish: streamering when route to start was changed
- Masha Konkov: finishes
- Harold and Penny DeMoss: bringing and setting up shade tent
- Judy Koehler: beginners' clinics, traffic control
- Ruth Kadel, Jim Fish, Steve Gregg, and Peter Graube: epunch team
- Peter Graube: staying until the last person checked in
- Joanne and Robin Leadbetter: early morning gopher duties, and being on call all day
- Mark Blair: control pick-up and general cleanup, equipment meister
- Theo Verhoven and Jan Vanhoutte: remote control pick up
- Bob Cooley: map production
- Brad Wetmore and Chuck Spalding: timely reminders and general oversight
- Ranger Dana Hanley
- The Marin Council, Boy Scouts of America
Thanks so much to all of the above, especially Rex, Greg, and Ben for putting up with road construction schedules and doing a huge share of the work. Hope I haven't missed anyone, but thanks all the same if I did.
Camp Tamarancho Fairfax, CA Sunday, July 15, 2007 Pl Name Time White Course (1.2 km, 40 m climb, 8 controls) 1 Julia Doubson 13:44 2 Suzy & Ryan Mack-Murphy 17:44 3 Jack & Karen Peabody 20:28 4 Gabrielle Delforge-Melia 21:44 5 Alex & Chris Finch 22:38 6 Danielle, Adam, & Anna Strauss 30:00 7 Anita Yerneni 30:25 8 Emily Hann (shadowed) 40:02 9 Lauren Wemmer, Kiki & Alison Weber 42:00 10 Sarah Robson 42:58 11 Jessica Jasper, Hilary Hardcastle 43:20 12 Nina Schindler 49:55 Deardra Rogers, Gabriel Maria lost punch card Yellow Course (2.5 km, 105 m climb, 9 controls) 1 Cameron Ferguson, Tal Zehavi 32:32 2 Ramana Yerneni 35:50 3 Stella Marinova 43:21 4 Ben Skubi 45:51 5 Tom & Sandy Guldman 49:32 6 Juliette Delforge-Melia 1:00:05 7 Judy Koehler 1:00:54 8 David Bond 1:02:18 9 Paul, Kathy, & Jeanne Li 1:10:32 10 Trevor, Gary, & Viola Swallow 1:12:53 11 Jessica Finch, Hamish Ferguson 1:14:23 12 Tina Twite, Pete Piewett 1:23:00 13 Kelly Ball 1:23:57 14 Pat & Sky Collins 1:32:34 15 Hani Juha, Angie Peckham, Sasha Totah 1:35:51 16 Eric & Jason Burris 1:42:42 17 Birmingham/Bailey-Cates (group of 6) 1:48:26 Jennifer Rozler DNF Second Course Alex & Chris Finch 35:05 Suzy and Ryan Mack-Murphy 46:13 Orange Course (3.5 km, 290 m climb, 13 controls) 1 Karen Cook 1:30:00 2 Randy Franklin 1:39:06 3 WAD team: Brad, Audrey, & Jess 1:39:49 4 Marina Keating 2:01:27 5 Chris Broekhoff 2:14:14 6 Deron, John, & Jean van Hoff 3:09:05 Mark Ball DNF Steve O'Keefe DNF Jack & Karen Peabody DNF Tristan Delforge DNF Don Gee DNF Peter Rogers DNF Jennifer Klafin DNF Galen Pewtherer DNF Alex Finch DNF (3rd course) David Harrison DNF Kevin Hinkley, Terri Hunt DNF Kathy Fleming DNF Jurgen Luwald DNF Brown Course (2.2 km, 135 m climb, 9 controls) 1 Toby Ferguson 36:03 2 Lauren Knight 50:26 3 Mike Fleishman 1:02:49 4 Fred Ciaramaglia 1:03:33 5 Dwight Freund 1:06:21 6 Bud & Colleen Laird 1:07:53 7 Jim Fish 1:09:30 8 Hilary Hardcastle 1:12:19 9 Shane Parson 1:16:11 10 Yulia Pushkar 1:16:30 11 Joan Roos 1:22:10 12 Beth Dixon 1:26:20 13 Terry Gleason 1:27:07 14 Heidi Stenner 1:27:11 15 Web Jordan, Linda Koziol 1:31:10 16 Jan Vanhoutte 1:35:56 17 Oleg Shakhnovsky 2:04:44 18 Nancy Lindeman 2:14:34 19 Dean French 2:14:38 George Minarik MSP Cameron Ferguson DNF Wes Erck DNF Green Course (3.2 km, 285 m climb, 14 controls) 1 Steve Gregg 54:25 2 Bob Cooley 1:05:17 3 Kent Ohlund 1:06:20 4 Penny DeMoss 1:09:13 5 Rich Parker 1:11:42 6 Jim Waite 1:14:00 7 Chuck Spalding 1:15:08 8 Fyodor Konkov 1:28:39 9 Bjorn Widerstrom 1:35:17 10 Stephen Harrison 1:38:20 11 Bill Strauss 1:47:59 12 Trinka Gillis 2:08:20 13 Nick Corsano 2:20:39 14 Jennifer Kerr 2:46:54 Evan Custer DNF Jeff Lanam DNF Red Course (4.3 km, 345 m climb, 16 controls) 1 Matthias Kohler 1:25:26 2 Eric Rosenzweig 1:59:25 3 Michael Behrens 2:09:50 4 Simon Wakeman 2:11:32 5 Mark Blair 2:18:36 6 Manfred Kopisch 2:48:28 Brad Wetmore DNF Blue Course (5.2 km, 405 m climb, 22 controls) 1 Mikkel Conradi 1:16:48 2 Mattias Eriksson 1:17:15 3 Dag Ainsoo 1:18:26 4 Sergey Grushin 1:18:39 5 Vladimar Gusiatnikov 1:27:33 6 Jonathan Owens 1:29:42 7 Francois Leonard 1:33:21 8 Travis Parker 1:48:31 9 Andrejus Masalkovas 1:48:51 10 Peter Graube 2:05:10 11 Nick Weber 2:09:34 12 Roger Pruett 2:14:20 13 Alexander Brunette 2:14:24 14 Todd Paulsen 2:40:03 15 Anne Deucher 2:43:34 16 John Ryan, Mila Olson 3:04:13 17 Margaret Longstreth 3:09:58 18 Greg & Leslie Favor 3:39:46 Bob Lapanja DNF Igor Guskov DNF Pierre Delforge DNF Tomer Maymon DNF Theo Verhoeven DNF Ken White DNF Joe Maffei DNF _______________