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Shell Ridge Open Space

Date: (Sun.) Apr. 30, 2017
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Event Director:
Course Setter: Vicki Woolworth
Type: B; Normal set of beginner through advanced courses

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Event Write-Up

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One hundred one hill-climbers tested their mettle on Vicki Woolworth's brain-teasing courses, on a perfect spring day filled with bird song and wildflowers. The Brown course was so popular that we ran out of maps and started recycling dog-eared maps from earlier finishers. One participant from Norway, many kids in backpacks on the White and Yellow courses, and the most orienteering dogs of any BAOC event that I recall. The Red and Blue winners won in the same exact time, down to the second, even though the courses were quite different.

    Course    Winner              Time
    White     Greg Mandler        15:44  
    Yellow    Greg Mandler        32:19
    Orange    Ellen Smith       1:53:55
    Brown     Denis Kourakin      57:06
    Green     Steve Gregg       1:04:42
    Red       Tapio Karras      1:29:01
    Blue      Greg Khanlarov    1:29:01

Thanks to Jeff Lanam who set up, ran, and fixed the glitches in the E-punch system and gave us detailed information about the course times, splits, and runners. This was particularly valuable as we tracked final groups on the course and wrapped up the event. Thanks to Vicki Woolworth, our intrepid course setter, who haunted Shell Ridge's wilds for months to plot out the courses, then stayed to do control pick-up with help from Natalie Kim. Thanks to my fellow Berkeley High parents/colleagues Sarah and Carl Williams who smoothly registered all the participants.

Kudos to Scott Aster for running multiple beginner clinics. Thanks to the many of you who helped set up tents, run starts, and pick up controls who I didn't mention by name.

On a personal note, thanks to Vicki Woolworth and Stephen Harrison for mentoring me as a first-time Event Director. Makes me appreciate all the labors of love that my fellow BAOC members do to make the wheels go round. I look forward to working and running with you again soon!

Lost and Found

One item left behind at Shell Ridge was what looked to me to be some kind of dental retainer (clear plastic with tooth impressions), along with rubber bands, on a plate near the snack table. Happy to send it if you are missing this item.

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Course Setter's Comments

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Hi and thanks to all who came out to Shell Ridge. I just want to add some more details to Troy's write-up, and, of course, to thank him for stepping up and joining the ranks of now-experienced Event Directors!

As course setter, I'd like to thank Dan Greene for course consulting and Jay Hann for helping put out controls and water prior to the event. Control pick-up Team 1​—​Natalie Kim, Mark Blair, and Peter Graube​—​were able to get most of the closer controls on the day of the event, so we saved some for those who missed the event. Team 2​—​Nick Corsano, Gary Carpenter, and Marie-Josée Parayre​—​went back later in the week to get the rest. Thanks!

I'm not sure what happened to the once-standing dead tree at #59. It was in place as mapped when I put out the control on Saturday. I was able to confirm that, as reported, it fell over and was a few meters downhill when I picked the control up after the event. Not sure when that happened, just glad no one was hurt.

See you all in the woods.




Results

Shell Ridge Open Space

Walnut Creek, CA
Sunday, April 30, 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=48305).

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=396). (Use of RouteGadget is explained here.)


White Course          (1.7 km, 113 m climb, 8 controls)
   Pl  Name(s)                        Club     Time    Behind
    1  Greg Mandler                            15:44           
    2  Baptista family                         21:37    +5:53
    3  Maria Filonova                          31:20   +15:36
    4  Gulstone family                         38:43   +22:59
    5  Jarod & Charlene Thompson               41:29   +25:45
    6  Halliday family                BAOC     55:31   +39:47
    7  David Harrison                 BAOC   1:01:26   +45:42
    8  Jenn Sheridan                         1:18:32   +62:48
Yellow Course         (2.3 km, 132 m climb, 12 controls)  
   Pl  Name(s)                        Club     Time    Behind
    1  Greg Mandler                            32:19          (2nd course)  
    2  Ellen Smith                             46:14   +13:55
    3  Cade Maw, Jamie Maclean        BAOC     46:21   +14:02
    4  Kai Rosenbaum                  BAOC     47:00   +14:41
    5  Cowan family                   BAOC     48:29   +16:10
    6  Joshua Meyer, Isiah Vanderpol         1:18:24   +46:05
    7  The Can Do's                   BAOC   1:35:52   +63:33
    8  Tracy Martin                          1:45:53   +73:34
    9  Judy Koehler                   BAOC   2:38:59  +126:40
       Ronny & Sofie Gaal                      MSP             
       Harmanas Chopra                         DSQ            (No download)
       Mike Joe                                DSQ            (No download)
Orange Course         (3.1 km, 260 m climb, 12 controls)  
   Pl  Name(s)                        Club     Time    Behind
    1  Ellen Smith                           1:53:55          (2nd course)  
    2  Anastasia & Marc Kourakina     BAOC   1:55:37    +1:42
    3  Steve Blankespoor                     2:03:43    +9:48
    4  Team Buck                             2:04:42   +10:47
    5  Sarah Blankespoor     Berkeley High   2:07:26   +13:31
    6  Bill Murphy                    BAOC   2:12:18   +18:23
    7  Kevin Walker                   BAOC   2:18:21   +24:26
    8  Michael Budiansky              BAOC   2:29:51   +35:56
       Ana Pastrana                            DNF             
       Eva von Bahr                   BAOC     DNF
       Fred Loebel                    BAOC     DNF
       Gavin Li                                DNF
       Greg Mandler                            DNF            (3rd course)
       Susan & John Kim               BAOC     DNF
Brown Course          (2.7 km, 210 m climb, 11 controls)  
   Pl  Name(s)                        Club     Time    Behind
    1  Denis Kourakin                 BAOC     57:06           
    2  Dan Greene                     BAOC   1:05:20    +8:14
    3  Ray Rosenbaum                  BAOC   1:07:41   +10:35
    4  Evan Custer                    BAOC   1:10:21   +13:15
    5  Team Poopypants                BAOC   1:15:23   +18:17
    6  Rory Maclean                   BAOC   1:20:38   +23:32
    7  Mark Blair                     BAOC   1:26:11   +29:05
    8  Irena Stefanova                BAOC   1:28:32   +31:26
    9  Scott Aster                    BAOC   1:39:56   +42:50
   10  Johanna Merriss                BAOC   1:40:39   +43:33
   11  Roy & Bexter Want              BAOC   1:41:10   +44:04
   12  Team Jet                              1:43:43   +46:37
   13  Philip Hoare                   BAOC   1:44:25   +47:19
   14  Jeff Lanam                     BAOC   1:55:53   +58:47
   15  Wes Erck                       BAOC   2:03:50   +66:44
   16  Andy Cate             Berkeley High   2:04:21   +67:15
   17  Katie & Sean Robinson          BAOC   2:29:18   +92:12
       George Minarik                 BAOC     MSP             
       Bob, Gail Walker Aron          BAOC     DNF
       Leslie Minarik                 BAOC     DNF
       Michael & Imogen Robinson      BAOC     DNF
       Nancy Lindeman                 BAOC     DNF
       Run Amok                                DNF
       Vojtech Mezera, Helen Tauc              DNF
Green Course          (4.1 km, 340 m climb, 16 controls)  
   Pl  Name(s)                        Club     Time    Behind
    1  Steve Gregg                    BAOC   1:04:42           
    2  Fyodor Konkov                  BAOC   1:08:19    +3:37
    3  Elliott Jones         Berkeley High   1:16:18   +11:36
    4  Oystein Grovlen            Nidarost   1:18:07   +13:25
    5  Gavin Williams                 BAOC   1:19:17   +14:35
    6  Jeffrey Kabel                  BAOC   1:20:10   +15:28
    7  Penny DeMoss                   BAOC   1:24:05   +19:23
    8  Daniel Šebo                    BAOC   1:30:34   +25:52
    9  Matthias Kohler                BAOC   1:31:40   +26:58
   10  Stan Barrett                   BAOC   1:36:16   +31:34
   11  Derek Maclean                  BAOC   1:36:17   +31:35
   12  Peter Graube                   BAOC   1:44:40   +39:58
   13  Gavin Wyatt-Mair               BAOC   1:45:55   +41:13
   14  Nick Townley                   BAOC   1:49:09   +44:27
   15  Carl Williams                  BAOC   1:51:16   +46:34
   16  Stephanie Maclean              BAOC   1:56:02   +51:20
   17  Chris Delp                            1:57:27   +52:45
   18  Dennis Gavrilenko                     2:18:26   +73:44
   19  Panda                          BAOC   2:27:44   +83:02
   20  Team Babies                           2:41:01   +96:19
       Ann Wilkinson                  BAOC     DNF             
       Bob Cooley                     BAOC     DNF
       Davy Williams                  BAOC     DNF
       Vincent Leonard                         DNF
Red Course            (5.9 km, 387 m climb, 16 controls)  
   Pl  Name(s)                        Club     Time    Behind
    1  Tapio Karras                   BAOC   1:29:01           
    2  Stephen Harrison               BAOC   1:35:36    +6:35
    3  Graham Brew                    BAOC   1:38:52    +9:51
    4  Greg Ehrensing                 BAOC   1:53:24   +24:23
    5  Ann Marie Cody                 BAOC   2:13:17   +44:16
    6  Theo Verhoven                  BAOC   2:33:08   +64:07
    7  Marina Keating                 BAOC   2:43:14   +74:13
    8  Ivan Lopez, Cat Kazbour        BAOC   3:39:13  +130:12
       Joe Geddes                              DNF             
       Nikolay Chukanov               BAOC     DNF
       Sandra Durand                           DNF
Blue Course           (6.8 km, 416 m climb, 20 controls)  
   Pl  Name(s)                        Club     Time    Behind
    1  Greg Khanlarov                 BAOC   1:29:01           
    2  Matej Šebo                     BAOC   1:35:26    +6:25
    3  Kim van Berkel                 BAOC   1:38:02    +9:01
    4  Jose Garcia             Club Iberos   1:44:49   +15:48
    5  Kyle Peter                     BAOC   1:48:13   +19:12
    6  Paul Ort                       BAOC   1:55:06   +26:05
    7  Greg Favor                     BAOC   2:18:39   +49:38
    8  Joe Maffei                     BAOC   2:45:21   +76:20
    9  Scott Sampson                  BAOC   3:00:28   +91:27

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DNF = Did not finish (missed one or more controls)
DSQ = Disqualified (violated a rule)
MSP = Mispunched (one or more controls wrong)