Date: (Sat.) May. 12, 2007
Location: San Francisco, CA
Event Director: - 415.359.4237
Course Setter: Mark Prior
Type: C; Score-O event on the streets of scenic San Francisco
Fifty-four intrepid souls braved the blustery wind of central San Francisco to take part in the second running of the Twin Peaks Street-O event. First-time competitors were surprised by the complexity of the map and the myriad routing options.
The nation’s first subway orienteering option proved to be a success as well, with many competitors using the MUNI underground street car to quickly whisk themselves to far-flung parts of the map.
Top honors, not surprisingly, fell to SF’s own Mikkel Conradi who immediately took MUNI to the Forest Hill station, and then wend a contour-centric route back over Twin Peaks and Mt. Sutro designed to maximize points. Wily map-studier Bob Cooley also used MUNI, cutting a more direct swath back home for second place. Poor Andrew Masalkov ran his heart out directly up and down the hill, collecting lots of points, but was sufficiently late to get bumped to third. Urban navigator extraordinaire, Terry Farrah, took top spot in the women's heat showing why she is the queen of the metrogaine.
We had many first-time recreational people as well as adventure racers preparing for Terry’s Night & Day event. It was really nice to see the seasoned orienteers helping run the event and educate competitors and spectators alike.
Volunteers, as hoped, turned out to be aplenty as people seemed to enjoy the nice view and bustling location. Special thanks to Scott Aster for lending some credibility to the operation. Tomar Maymon, Shirley Pierce, Terry Farrah, Nancy Lindeman, and Steve Haas all stepped up and helped run starts, finishes, registration, and crowd control. As I say goodbye to my beloved SF map for now, a sincere note of appreciation to Bob Cooley for his mapping guidance and logistical support.
Twin Peaks San Francisco, CA Saturday, May 12, 2007 Pl Name(s) Points 1 Mikkel Conradi 100 2 Bob Cooley 79 3 Andrew Masalkov 72 4 Tomar Maymon 70 5 Chris Broekhoff 64 6 Terry Farrah 63 7 Theo Verhoeven, Nicolas Braem 57 8 Steve Haas 54 9 Neal Lischner 52 10 Oliver Pohl, Courtney Howard 51 11 Alex Solomatnikov 49 12 Cameron & Toby Ferguson 47 13 Brian Kirshner 45 (85:20) 14 Ann & Jason 45 (85:36) 15 Frederick Lee 43 16 Scott Aster 42 17 Jennifer Klafin 40 18 Cedric Lasfargues, Luke Poppe 39 19 Cynthia Sparks, Rick Norbutas 38 20 James Ada, Elliot, & Adrianna 35 21 "The City Rangers" 30 22 Nancy Lindeman, Shirley Pierce 28 23 Julia Doubson 27 (86:15) 24 Dwight Freund & family 27 (88:10) 25 Sean Ferber, Jason Savelli 26 26 Judy Koehler 25 27 "The Four Clarks" 23 28 Daniel & Manfree Kopisch 21 29 Margaret Longstreth 18 30 Jeff Sears 15 Gavin Wyatt-Mair Rosemary Johnson Zoe Mahony, Natasha Doubson, Masha Konkov