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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

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Event Write-Up

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

Fairfax, CA
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.

Short Brown Course   Brown Course   Green Course   Red Course

Also see control-by-control timing in the WinSplits results (

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 ( (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             


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