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Joseph D. Grant County Park

Date: (Sun.) Mar. 30, 2014
Location: San Jose, CA
Event Director: - 650.604.3760
Course Setters: Werner Haag, Rory Maclean, Derek Maclean
Type: B; Standard 7-course event visiting the southern part of the park. Beginner instruction & courses offered.

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Event Write-Up

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The rain clouds parted for a day, allowing 220 people to orienteer in near-perfect conditions at Joe Grant Park.

Rory Maclean (age 15), having set the White and Yellow courses the past two years, set the Orange course this year, in addition to White and Yellow. It's great to see the younger generation mature.

Werner Haag set the advanced courses. He structured Green, Red, and Blue to start from high up the road, covering terrain rarely seen. The views of the green hills were spectacular. There were only one or two DNFs on each course, indicating that they weren't too hard or too easy. The map is showing its age: in one critical spot there was a partially downed fence on Red and Blue that some relied on as a catching feature but didn't see it, whereas others said it was there. People seemed to use all the route choices Werner had envisioned, plus several more he had not, which means there was pretty good course design. Werner's only preference would have been to have a few more legs on each course with more technical control placements and route choices, but he had to balance that with minimization of climb and the openness of the available terrain.

Many others helped during the event with the myriad tasks to be performed, including Derek Maclean, Jeff Lanam, Steve Haas, Scott Aster, Sharon Evans, Dennis Wildfogel, George Minarik, Greg Ehrensing, Jay Hann, Daniel Sebo, Matej Sebo, Lubomir Sebo, Gavin Williams, Gregory Lee, Fillan Swift, Damian Swift, Rex Winterbottom, Bill Murphy, and Terry Gleason. Especially gratifying was seeing many young people pitching in to help. It is quite amazing how jobs magically get done by people spontaneously stepping up. It makes the job of event director easy. Seeing that the orchestration of the event was going well, I was able to take time to entertain guests. One Boy Scout exclaimed "This is the best day of my life!". Though he will have many other best days, it was pleasing to hear such feedback about the event. Good reason for others to consider directing an event.

Several people also helped behind the scenes, including Bob Cooley with the maps, Rosemary Johnson with epunch, Marina Keating with insurance, and Chuck Spalding with updates to the website.

Clay and Ernest won the White course, Kim Van Berkel won Yellow, Andrew Peterson won Orange, Steve Haas won Brown, Kent Ohlund won Green, Tapio Karras won Red, and François Léonard won Blue. The full results are below.

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Results

Joseph D. Grant County Park

San Jose, CA
Sunday, March 30, 2014


White Course   Yellow Course   Orange Course   Brown Course   Green Course   Red Course   Blue Course

Also see control-by-control timing in the WinSplits results (http://www.obasen.nu/winsplits/online/en/show_event.asp?id=29837).

You can see the event map with the actual routes traveled by participants, and draw your own route for comparison, in RouteGadget. (Use of RouteGadget is explained here. RouteGadget for this event is here (http://baoc.org/gadget/cgi/reitti.cgi?act=map&id=333).)


White Course    (2.1 km, 90 m climb, 9 controls)
  Pl  Name(s)                               Time
   1  Clay & Ernest                         26:30
   2  Connor Klaassen, Ryan Young,
        Darien Liu                          29:56
   3  Philip & Collin                       32:17
   4  Eric & Stephen                        32:54
   5  Michael Tucker, Andrew Runke,
        Andrew Lau                          34:02
   6  Mateo, Tony, Noah                     34:22
   7  Sophie Rivest                         37:43
   8  Troop 31                              41:09
   9  Viola Chin                            42:22
  10  Kate Tennant                          42:49
  11  Travis Kugler                         46:20
  12  Maggie Erez, Katie Wilson             51:02
  13  Anna Sarsfield, Diane Hall            54:34
  14  Abhinav & Ben                         54:35
  15  Everleigh & Beckett Porter            57:47
  16  Prindiville family                    58:28
  17  Ethan & Sourya                      1:00:52
  18  Halliday family                     1:00:57
  19  Raam                                1:10:18
  20  Rohit & Ashof                       1:10:34
  21  Heather Weissel                     1:16:10
      Ethan Ma, Jacob Kiriakos              DNF
      Greg Kashperskiy                      DNF


Yellow Course   (3.4 km, 150 m climb, 11 controls)
  Pl  Name(s)                               Time
   1  Kim Van Berkel                        41:18
   2  Susan Want                            52:03
   3  Andrew Kim, Justin Lee              1:00:32
   4  Aivo Karilovs                       1:01:06
   5  Harold DeMoss                       1:04:28
   6  Mariko Soto, Trevor Lofthouse       1:05:37
   7  Maria Sophia Fedyk                  1:06:00
   8  Brian & Ryan H                      1:21:41
   9  Ben D & Tomo                        1:23:52
  10  Quarly Canant, Colin Sullivan       1:25:45
  11  Francoise Foley-Fisher              1:26:12
  12  Natalie & Jessica                   1:29:04
  13  Koch family                         1:30:54
  14  Paula White                         1:39:16
  15  Gurshoon & Tatsuya                  1:42:09
  16  Josh Bonner                         1:55:09
  17  Caleb Shirallie                     1:56:47
  18  Taylor and Weston Snyder            2:05:52
  19  Jad Maluf                           2:29:25
  20  Jamie Maclean                       2:34:32
      Luke & Keenan                         DNF
      Elisabet & Alain                      DNF
      Benson family                         DNF


Orange Course   (3.6 km, 180 m climb, 11 controls)
  Pl  Name(s)                               Time
   1  Andrew Peterson                       32:57
   2  Fillan Swift                          38:49
   3  Gian Coolen                           40:39
   4  Andy Cretcher                         40:55
   5  Daniel Sebo                           45:29
   6  Elsa De Becker                        58:05
   7  William, Mark, & Rod                1:00:16
   8  Kaizad & Timothy                    1:00:31
   9  Ryan & Ashwin                       1:06:37
  10  Christoph Hivert, Bria Nyberg       1:11:19
  11  Louis Van Den Berg, Sergey K        1:11:20
  12  Carolyn Takano, Rachel Silverstein  1:13:45
  13  Andrew Killeen                      1:21:12
  14  Meg Gerstner                        1:23:10
  15  John Marold                         1:27:02
  16  Nigel Killeen                       1:32:38
  17  Masha Konkov (COOL)                 1:37:29
  18  Bill Murphy                         1:39:54
  19  Sara Wegner                         1:42:26
  20  Kalia Carter                        1:42:35
  21  Michelle, Dan, & Ben Conway         2:25:00
  22  Carl Courtemanche                   2:35:38
      Ryan Spencer                          DNF
  Second Course
      Kim Van Berkel                        41:30


Brown Course    (3.0 km, 130 m climb, 10 controls)
  Pl  Name(s)                               Time
   1  Steve Haas                            39:23
   2  Dan Greene                            43:12
   3  Janet Peterson                        48:55
   4  George Minarik                        50:15
   5  Ekaterina Orekhova, Michael Levin     51:08
   6  Krists Krilovs                        52:44
   6  Alan Glendinning                      52:44
   8  Roy Want                              52:49
   9  Phillip Hoare                         52:55
  10  Scott Aster                           54:25
  11  Dace Krilova                          55:36
  12  Leslie Minarik                        55:51
  13  Terry Gleason                         59:32
  14  Tatiana Fedyk                       1:01:09
  15  Oleg Shakhnovsky                    1:05:32
  16  Olga Kraght                         1:08:07
  17  Julia Doubson                       1:27:17
  18  Brian Tennant, Ken Dillon           1:33:43
  19  Shura Kretchetov                    1:38:30
  20  Pia Kamlan                          2:08:34
      Trevor Pering                         DNF


Green Course    (4.9 km, 190 m climb, 14 controls)
  Pl  Name(s)                               Time
   1  Kent Ohlund                         1:03:56
   2  Daniel Sheeter                      1:09:48
   3  Gary Kraght                         1:15:47
   4  Greg Ehrensing                      1:17:26
   5  Cornelia Coolen                     1:20:36
   6  Katie Petersen                      1:21:39
   7  Chuck Spalding                      1:24:33
   8  Dennis Wildfogel                    1:24:36
   9  Victor Frolov                       1:26:56
  10  Johanna Merriss                     1:32:54
  11  Christine Brew                      1:38:24
  12  Flynn Buxton-Walsh                  1:41:40
  13  Carl Williams                       1:49:46
  14  Marie-Josée Parayre                 1:51:41
  15  Matthias Kohler, Gerry Czamanske    1:52:39
  16  Jay Hann                            1:58:12
  17  Fyodor Konkov                       2:00:09
  18  Judy & Tom Cronin                   2:37:36
  19  Briggs & Fritz                      2:42:01
      Stephanie Maclean                     DNF


Red Course      (5.9 km, 240 m climb, 16 controls)
  Pl  Name(s)                               Time
   1  Tapio Karras                        1:09:10
   2  Syd Reader                          1:12:16
   3  Gavin Williams                      1:20:02
   4  Graham Brew                         1:33:54
   5  Damian Swift                        1:47:04
   6  Luc Poppe                           1:49:44
   7  Theo Verhoeven                      2:11:17
   8  Marina Keating                      2:20:27
   9  Engovatov, Daniel                   2:23:40
  10  Frederick Lee                       2:43:55
  11  Arthur Kashperskiy                  2:51:23
      Deron van Hoff                        DNF


Blue Course     (7.0 km, 310 m climb, 20 controls)
  Pl  Name(s)                               Time
   1  François Léonard                    1:03:52
   2  Dennis Wilkinson, Andrew Peterson   1:08:20
   3  Takanori Arata                      1:12:32
   4  Matej Sebo                          1:16:04
   5  Zoltan Foley-Fisher                 1:18:19
   6  Rex Winterbottom                    1:20:22
   7  Greg Khanlarov                      1:20:59
   8  Lubomir Sebo                        1:36:29
   9  Penny DeMoss                        1:36:39
  10  Cedric Lasfargues                   1:48:42
  11  Joe Maffei                          1:58:33
      Andy Fulton                           DNF
      Scott Sampson                         DNF

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DNF = Did not finish (missed one or more controls)