Bon Tempe Reservoir
Date: Dec. 4 - 5, 2021
Location: Fairfax, CA
Event Director: - 415.456.8118
Course Setter: Dennis Wildfogel
Type: C; Two days, with limited participation, as in the past; same three advanced-level courses both days; NO BEGINNER COURSE; PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
By , Event Director
We had two great days of orienteering this past weekend, on some of the best terrain in the Bay Area!
The weather stayed dry, and on Sunday the fog finally disappeared for good around noon.
The courses set by Dennis Wildfogel received rave reviews from participants, proving challenging, but also scenic, and with good running for much of their length.
Conditions were close enough to equal on both days that we have compressed the results into one list, though there was a strange anomaly. While on Saturday, no one had any difficulty finding the “Go” control, at least six runners on Sunday missed the control and went directly to the Finish. The only answer for this that I could come up with was that they were in a hurry to try Marie-Josée’s fudge, sitting on the E-punch table!
Dennis set a couple of much longer legs this time around, testing people’s route-choice decisions. On one leg in particular, he set the control so that visually, it was tempting to run on the road most of the way. The problem was that you then had a significant climb up to the control, whereas if you did the gentle contour, you saved time and energy. Splits show the contour route was quicker, a fact most runners missed as they barreled down the road.
This event ran very smoothly, thanks in large part to the great volunteers for the event.
Dennis, did a wonderful job designing the courses, and updating the map. Jeff Lanam helped trouble shoot the E-punch system when a situation occurred beyond my limited knowledge base, and a big thanks to Martin Kunz, Brock Morgan, Tom De Vre, and Theo Verhoeven for quickly picking up the controls and allowing us all to head home by 3 PM.
Thanks to Dan Ingram, our new Insurance Director (among other club roles), and also to Sabrina Gonzales, the permit person for the Water District, who worked hard to get our permit issued even when forced to be out of the office for several weeks.
Thanks to everyone for coming out and enjoying Bon Tempe!
Bon Tempe Reservoir
Saturday & Sunday, December 4 & 5, 2021
Thanks to Scott and Dennis for running the Bon Tempe event this weekend. Two days of great weather and a capacity turnout. The combined results for the two days are below.
Also see control-by-control timing in the WinSplits results (http://www.obasen.nu/winsplits/online/en/show_event.asp?id=78983).
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=492). (Use of RouteGadget is explained here.)
Please tell if anything needs to be changed.
Short Brown Course (2.5 km, 60 m climb, 11 controls)
Pl Name Club Time 1 Penny DeMoss BAOC 46:32 Mark Burchill DNF Nancy Lindeman BAOC DNF Sarah Williams BAOC DNF
Brown Course (3.3 km, 90 m climb, 14 controls)
Pl Name Club Time Behind 1 Jamie Maclean BAOC 47:05 2 Shura Krechetov BAOC 52:45 5:40 3 Gary Kraght BAOC 53:24 6:19 4 Rich Parker BAOC 54:58 7:53 5 George Minarik BAOC 58:31 11:26 6 Lance Kenison Turlock NJROTC 58:47 11:42 7 Jeff Lanam BAOC 1:22:49 35:44 8 Nick Corsano BAOC 1:23:35 36:30 9 D/J/R Freund 1:34:42 47:37 10 Leslie Minarik BAOC 1:39:46 52:41 Brook Staats BAOC DNF Gary Carpenter BAOC DNF Johanna Merriss BAOC DNF Poopy Bananas BAOC DNF Rosemary Johnson BAOC DNF Vic Revenko BAOC DNF
Green Course (4.8 km, 240 m climb, 18 controls)
Pl Name Club Time Behind 1 Bill Cusworth NAVX 48:18 2 Tapio Karras BAOC 55:33 7:15 3 Tobias Tornqvist BAOC 57:11 8:53 4 Misha Kreslavsky BAOC 57:14 8:56 5 Steve Gregg BAOC 57:17 8:59 6 Petra Sundstrom BAOC 1:03:18 15:00 7 James Roney BAOC 1:05:41 17:23 8 Marie-Josée Parayre BAOC 1:06:41 18:23 9 Eric Rosenzweig BAOC 1:16:47 28:29 10 Matthias Kohler BAOC 1:16:57 28:39 11 Stephanie Maclean BAOC 1:19:17 30:59 12 Derek Maclean BAOC 1:20:31 32:13 13 Chuck Spalding BAOC 1:27:49 39:31 14 Logan Kenison Turlock NJROTC 1:30:15 41:57 15 Michael Behrens BAOC 1:30:35 42:17 16 Stephen Haas BAOC 1:39:34 51:16 17 Olga Kraght BAOC 1:47:54 59:36 Linus Tornqvist BAOC DNF
Red Course (6.5 km, 320 m climb, 25 controls)
Pl Name Club Time Behind 1 Erin Schirm BAOC 46:43 2 François Léonard BAOC 58:38 11:55 3 Yurii Konovalenko BAOC 1:03:42 16:59 4 Siargey Pisarchyk BAOC 1:05:07 18:24 5 Mikkel Conradi BAOC 1:08:26 21:43 6 Kyle Halliday BAOC 1:13:38 26:55 7 Manfred Kopisch BAOC 1:17:44 31:01 8 Graham Brew BAOC 1:20:19 33:36 9 Wayne Staats BAOC 1:25:16 38:33 10 Deron van Hoff BAOC 1:26:25 39:42 11 Tom De Vre BAOC 1:29:04 42:21 12 Rex Winterbottom NAVX 1:31:09 44:26 13 John Richardson BAOC 1:45:35 58:52 14 Theo Verhoven BAOC 2:01:56 75:13 15 Gavin Wyatt-Mair BAOC 2:04:46 78:03 16 Brock Morgan Quantico OC 2:23:53 97:10 Mark Prior BAOC MSP