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Joseph D. Grant County Park

Date: (Sun.) Apr. 2, 2017
Location: San Jose, CA
Event Director: - 650.604.3760
Course Setters: Derek Maclean, Kim van Berkel
Type: B; Standard "B-meet" with courses for beginners, intermediate, and advanced — NOTE THE ROAD CLOSURE!

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Event Write-Up

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The rain relented and 142 participants showed up at Joe Grant Park to enjoy the gorgeous day. The footing was excellent, the hills were green and the wildflowers were abundant.

Derek Maclean and Kim van Berkel set the courses. They did much of their work in soggy conditions. The White course was problematic to set, as rains had closed down various routes. Apologies for the late truncation of the White course (due to a trail change discovered the day before the event), and the resultant difficulties with the results.

Dennis Wildfogel vetted the courses and provided helpful feedback.

Team Yellow won the White course, Melissa Griffiths won Yellow, Thomas Arnold (a first-timer!) won Orange, Steve Haas won Brown, Tapio Karras won Green, Greg Khanlarov won Red, and Matej Šebo won Blue. Full results can be seen below.

Jay Hann provided E-punch services, including results displayed on monitors. He also transported much of the equipment to and from the event in his trailer. How he managed to drive the medium-sized trailer up and down Mount Hamilton via Quimby Road, I do not understand.

Stephanie Maclean, Tony Pinkham, Marie-Josée Parayre, Matej Šebo, Daniel Šebo, Lubomir Šebo, Steve Beuerman, Jeff Lanam, Sharon Evans, Mark Blair, Nancy Lindemen, and Wes Erck helped with setup. Steve Haas handled registration. Derek Maclean handled starts all day. Stephanie Maclean performed beginner clinics. Aron Walker, Stephen Harrison, Werner Haag, and Wes Erck were early runners. Sharon Evans supplied the food. Penny DeMoss, Harold DeMoss, Tony Pinkham, Theo Verhoven, Mark Blair, Nick Corsano, and Steve Haas picked up the controls. Nancy Lindeman, Tony Pinkham, Luc Poppe, Theo Verhoven, and Jay Hann pitched in to clean up.

Many folks helped behind the scenes, including Bob Cooley with the maps, Marina Keating with insurance, Chuck Spalding with updates to the website, Stephen Harrison with event coordination, Will Bick as the Park Ranger, and the personnel at the Santa Clara County Parks Department.

The food table turned out to be problematic this year. Due to three fatalities from contaminated turkeys at a public function in Solano County last November, we had to get a permit from Santa Clara County to serve food. They were mandating sneeze shields for any open foods, so we opted to simply serve pre-packaged foods. Chloe Caviness, Sharon Evans, and Steve Haas helped navigate the issues.

A set of 4-month-old triplets (a girl and two boys) were brought to the meet by their parents to cheer the parents on.

Thanks to all. Working with the great folks of BAOC is a joy.

Lost and Found

The following items were left behind at the orienteering event at Joe Grant Park:




Results

Joseph D. Grant County Park

San Jose, CA
Sunday, April 2, 2017

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=47781).

You can see the event map with the actual routes traveled by participants, and draw your own route for comparison, in RouteGadget for this event (http://baoc.org/gadget/cgi/reitti.cgi?act=map&id=393). (Use of RouteGadget is explained here.)


Preliminary Results


White Course         (2.0 km, 50 m climb, 8 controls)
  Pl  Name(s)                      Club     Time   Beind     Lost
   1  Team Yellow                           18:26            1:33  
   2  Megan Kelleher                        20:26   +2:00    2:00
   3  Gebert & Whitacre                     31:01  +12:35    1:57
   4  Diana Carreno                         37:17  +18:51    5:40
   5  The Gulstones                         44:31  +26:05    5:04
   6  Robert Fortune                        47:03  +28:37    9:03
   7  Beatrice Schreibstein        BAOC     53:55  +35:29    7:23
   8  Maria                        BAOC   1:04:37  +46:11    8:19
   9  Roisin Mullally                     1:34:32  +76:06   31:41
Yellow Course        (3.1 km, 120 m climb, 15 controls)  
  Pl  Name(s)                      Club     Time   Beind     Lost
   1  Chuck Spalding               BAOC     32:45            3:41  (2nd course)  
   2  Melissa Griffiths                     34:37   +1:52    0:51
   3  Team Yellow                           47:56  +15:11    4:59  (2nd course)
   4  Susan Want                            50:00  +17:15    7:03
   5  Emoji                                 50:10  +17:25    8:39
   6  Pink Fluffy Unicorns                  54:28  +21:43    6:32
   7  MK4                                 1:00:07  +27:22   11:02
   8  Sharon Evans                 BAOC   1:01:23  +28:38    6:59
   9  Ernesto Duque                       1:01:31  +28:46    7:59
  10  Rea family                          1:02:02  +29:17    9:37
  11  Aces                                1:03:57  +31:12    5:20
  12  Adrenne Bowden               BAOC   1:44:24  +71:39   19:35
  13  Stavis                              1:44:57  +72:12   20:44
  14  Gelfand Roussos                     2:11:34  +98:49   31:19
  15  Ruby Zadik                          2:12:58 +100:13   31:46
  16  Nate Bowers                         6:46:07 +373:22 1:01:07
      Purple Acorn Cucumbers                MSP                    
      Padraig Mullally                      DNF
      Ukrainiacs                            DNF
      Ukrainians                            DNF
Orange Course        (4.0 km, 190 m climb, 19 controls)  
  Pl  Name(s)                      Club     Time   Beind     Lost
   1  Thomas Arnold                         53:22            9:57  
   2  Tom Meyer                    BAOC   1:05:36  +12:14   13:46
   3  Melissa Griffiths                   1:05:57  +12:35   15:56  (2nd course)
   4  Crystal & Sanjoy Rileysom    Ames   1:09:16  +15:54    9:30
   5  Josh Broomberg                      1:13:58  +20:36   19:03
   6  Fitch                               1:16:09  +22:47   13:16
   7  Debbie Khan, Jamie Maclean   BAOC   1:20:20  +26:58   13:58
   8  Bill Murphy                  BAOC   1:27:18  +33:56   19:00
   9  Alak Ghosh & Salah Chaou            1:38:52  +45:30
  10  Tom De Vre                   BAOC   1:45:37  +52:15   24:39
  11  Milpitas NJROTC             NJROTC  1:55:44  +62:22   42:11
      Gebert & Whitacre                     DNF                    (2nd course)  
Brown Course         (3.6 km, 165 m climb, 16 controls)  
  Pl  Name(s)                      Club     Time   Beind     Lost
   1  Steve Haas                   BAOC     42:06            0:29  
   2  Denis Kourakin               BAOC     46:49   +4:43    4:45
   3  Chuck Spalding               BAOC     46:53   +4:47    5:54
   4  Tommy Ingulfsen              BAOC     48:28   +6:22    5:50
   5  Evan Custer                  BAOC     53:49  +11:43    1:42
   6  Bob Cooley                   BAOC     54:38  +12:32    1:33
   7  Dan Greene                   BAOC   1:00:53  +18:47    2:39
   8  George Minarik               BAOC   1:01:05  +18:59    4:18
   9  Konstantin                          1:02:20  +20:14   13:18
  10  Alan Glendinning             BAOC   1:02:53  +20:47    4:03
  11  Nick Corsano                 BAOC   1:06:27  +24:21    7:25
  12  Leslie Minarik               BAOC   1:06:28  +24:22    9:37
  13  Mark Blair                   BAOC   1:12:27  +30:21    6:34
  14  Irena Stefanova              BAOC   1:13:00  +30:54    6:12
  15  Philip Hoare                 BAOC   1:19:00  +36:54   15:50
  16  Roy Want                            1:20:55  +38:49   15:16
  17  Jeff Lanam                   BAOC   1:25:52  +43:46   16:16
  18  Wes Erck                     BAOC   1:39:27  +57:21    8:20
  19  Steve Beuerman               BAOC   2:05:34  +83:28   12:14
  20  JAH                          BAOC   2:07:40  +85:34   52:06
  21  Nancy Lindeman               BAOC   3:17:50 +155:44   28:17
      Martin                                DNF                    
Green Course         (4.6 km, 210 m climb, 18 controls)  
  Pl  Name(s)                      Club     Time   Beind     Lost
   1  Tapio Karras                 BAOC     50:24            0:38  
   2  Stephen Harrison             BAOC     59:22   +8:58    1:01  (2nd course)
   3  Daniel Šebo                  BAOC   1:03:15  +12:51    4:57
   4  Ann Marie Cody               BAOC   1:08:07  +17:43    5:36
   5  Matthias Kohler              BAOC   1:10:13  +19:49    4:04
   6  Werner Haag                  BAOC   1:13:45  +23:21    8:29
   7  Marie-Josée Parayre          BAOC   1:18:20  +27:56   14:58
   8  Jan Jergusova                BAOC   1:18:25  +28:01    9:43
   9  Gary Carpenter               BAOC   1:19:54  +29:30   10:59
  10  Jeffrey Kabel                BAOC   1:22:02  +31:38   16:52
  11  Tony Pinkham                 BAOC   1:25:21  +34:57    6:02
  12  Greg Ehrensing               BAOC   1:31:01  +40:37   22:05
  13  Stephanie Maclean            BAOC   1:40:27  +50:03   15:39
  14  Aviad Fuchs                         1:46:09  +55:45   22:05
  15  Judy & Tom Cronin            BAOC   2:14:04  +83:40   13:11
  16  John Quintrell               BAOC   3:16:42 +146:18 1:09:56
      Olga Kraght                  BAOC     DNF                    
Red Course           (6.2 km, 320 m climb, 17 controls)  
  Pl  Name(s)                      Club     Time   Beind     Lost
   1  Greg Khanlarov               BAOC   1:20:34            8:00  
   2  Paul Ort                     BAOC   1:24:06   +3:32    2:40
   3  Stephen Harrison             BAOC   1:26:34   +6:00    6:43
   4  Anastasiya Gordeeva          BAOC   1:26:49   +6:15    8:29
   5  Penny DeMoss                 BAOC   1:29:44   +9:10    5:32
   6  Fyodor Konkov                BAOC   1:30:54  +10:20    7:31
   7  Manfred Kopisch              BAOC   1:50:33  +29:59   20:27
   8  Theo Verhoven                BAOC   1:55:09  +34:35    8:35
   9  Luc Poppe                    BAOC   2:10:46  +50:12   22:39
Blue Course          (7.6 km, 370 m climb, 20 controls)  
  Pl  Name(s)                      Club     Time   Beind     Lost
   1  Matej Šebo                   BAOC   1:15:40            0:00  
   2  Mikkel Conradi               BAOC   1:18:26   +2:46    1:38
   3  Aron Walker                  BAOC   1:20:42   +5:02    3:00
   4  Kyle Halliday                BAOC   1:29:45  +14:05   10:09
   5  Lubo Šebo                    BAOC   1:30:35  +14:55   10:55
   6  Terence Goldsberg                   2:04:15  +48:35   30:13
   7  Gavin Wyatt-Mair             BAOC   2:19:56  +64:16    9:24
      Scott Sampson                BAOC     DNF                    

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