Date: (Sun.) Oct. 10, 2021
Location: Fairfax, CA
Event Director: - 510.681.6181
Course Setters: AJ Riley, Greg Callas, Rex Winterbottom
Type: B; Definite, unrestricted event — there will be Beginner (White & Yellow), Intermediate (Orange), and Advanced courses
By , Event Director & Course Setter
Lost & Found: A water bottle—white with black top, Rock On Wheels, Cheyenne, WY
The event that almost didn't happen? I could only devote some of the weekend before the event to doing any courses work, so I waited on deciding to commit to event directing and course setting, and thankfully, AJ Riley and Greg Callas also stepped up to help with the course setting. We figured out our overlapping availability was Saturday afternoon, so we divided the area up, planned course segments, streamered them, returned, exchanged maps, and went back out to verify each others' streamers.
So one half a day in the field.
Then it was time to print the maps. But not before Dennis Wildfogel independently tested the Brown course. He helped us make some adjustments that resulted in a better experience for Brown-course participants.
Wish I could say the same for Orange-course participants. The map was pretty bad on the first leg. More vegetation, faded trails. Perhaps just adding one control on the NE side of the lake to make them go around that way would have saved a lot of them from DNFing.
Was it worth it? We were limited in what we could effectively do, given our time constraints. When do you decide not to go through with an event, even if you have a permit, if you don't have the lead time to produce it? We spent five hours in the field before maps were printed.
Conditions: The weather got a little warm towards the end. The ground was firm and hard, as advertised. Beautiful skies. No denying the steepness. The map, I think, needs work if we want to use it regularly. Contours are spaced too wide in certain steep areas. LIDAR is available. Lots of fixes need to be made especially for W-Y-O courses.
Attendance: 111? Not bad for a late event announcement. And Tamarancho is a little farther for many folk. We got quite a few new faces, and some travelers from Georgia and Sweden.
Thanks for the help:
- Scott Aster got the permit, and did Clinics, Registration, and various other tasks at the event.
- The Ranger AJ was responsive and helpful.
- The other AJ, AJ Riley, and Greg Callas donated half a day of field work and designed 2/3 of the courses.
- Graham Brew arrived early and helped with Setup and Starts
- Michele Condit assisted with starts
- Jeff Lanam setup, worked, and packed up the E-punch
- Steve Haas did the same for Registration
- Johanna Schleret assisted with Registration
- Bill Cusworth did the second start shift, and picked up the faraway checkpoints
- Vicki Woolworth, Tapio Karras, Matej Sebo, and Lubomir Sebo also helped with checkpoint pickup
- James Roney helped with takedown
- Also helping with E-punch: Vicki Woolworth and Esther Heller
- Dennis Wildfogel for vetting the Brown course and providing useful, specific feedback
- Bob Cooley for printing the maps, putting the advanced courses in map cases, cutting clue sheets, and mailing everything
- Jay Hann for getting equipment from Fremont, and meeting up to transfer equipment
- Chuck Spalding and Brad Wetmore for website updates
- Iron Springs Road, you weren't that bad
All the event results are below.
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Also see control-by-control timing in the WinSplits results (http://www.obasen.nu/winsplits/online/en/show_event.asp?id=77974).
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=490). (Use of RouteGadget is explained here.)
Note from E-punch:
- The Tamarancho event had glorious autumn weather and some great courses. Thanks to Rex Winterbottom, AJ Riley, and Greg Callas. A special thanks to my E-punch trainee, Esther Heller, who attended last night's Zoom E-punch training, and took over for me while I ran my course.
- Please tell if anything needs to be changed.
- Jeff Lanam
White Course (1.0 km, 40 m climb, 9 controls)
Pl Name(s) Club Time Behind 1 Zander Rosenzweig BAOC 6:45 (2nd course) 2 Lily Zhou 9:23 2:38 3 Sebastian Holubowicz BAOC 11:54 5:09 4 Olivia Marin BSA 16:18 9:33 5 Sarah Crosby BSA 16:41 9:56 6 Riley Gu BSA 21:40 14:55 7 Curtis Russell Turlock NJROTC 22:07 15:22 8 John Barbagallo Turlock NJROTC 22:52 16:07 (2nd course) 9 Alex Schafer Berkeley High 25:17 18:32 10 Trinka & Linnea Widerstrom Tri 29:44 22:59 11 Averie Higlesias Turlock NJROTC 35:48 29:03 12 Payton St. Andrew Turlock NJROTC 35:54 29:09 13 Thor Sundstrom Tabi 41:15 34:30
Yellow Course (1.7 km, 95 m climb, 12 controls)
Pl Name(s) Club Time Behind 1 Zander Rosenzweig BAOC 18:38 2 Lance Kinison CSOC 21:49 3:11 3 Sam Barker CSOC 23:04 4:26 4 Sergio Villaneuva CSOC 26:02 7:24 5 Joshua Doddridge CSOC 28:05 9:27 6 Marcello Montanez 30:13 11:35 7 Edgar Brojas Turlock NJROTC 30:14 11:36 8 Enrique Espinoza Ayala CSOC 34:06 15:28 9 Marie De Vre BAOC 36:32 17:54 10 Sebastian Holubowicz BAOC 39:05 20:27 (2nd course) 11 John Barbagallo Turlock NJROTC 43:27 24:49 12 Andre Montanez 45:20 26:42 13 Averie Higlesias Turlock NJROTC 49:14 30:36 (2nd course) 14 Curtis Russell Turlock NJROTC 51:47 33:09 (2nd course) 15 Alison Phillips 55:00 36:22 16 Payton St. Andrew Turlock NJROTC 55:26 36:48 17 William Barbagallo Turlock NJROTC 56:58 38:20 18 Bjorn & Nils Widerstrom BAOC 58:58 40:20 19 Alex Schafer Berkeley High 1:00:37 41:59 (2nd course) 20 Keiko Kurita 1:23:11 64:33 Cristina Bento Turlock NJROTC MSP Mary Udey CSOC MSP Ryan Vincent CSOC MSP Zeky MSP Isa DNF Madison Healy CSOC DNF Mirjana Spasojevic DNS
Orange Course (3.4 km, 195 m climb, 11 controls)
Pl Name(s) Club Time Behind 1 Zander Rosenzweig BAOC 1:38:35 (3rd course) 2 Jaden Harcksen Turlock NJROTC 2:12:22 33:47 3 Isaac Moseli Turlock NJROTC 2:15:01 36:26 4 Huy Shi BAOC 2:28:47 50:12 5 Geoffrey Sears BAOC 2:30:42 52:07 6 Miroslav Trubelja 2:42:39 64:04 7 Lori Buechler, Rhonda Stieber, Ellen Mouchawar 2:43:29 64:54 8 Jeff Gurrola, Nestor Schnasse 2:50:42 72:07 9 Ying Tuo BAOC 3:15:45 97:10 Carlos Montanez MSP Edgar Brojas Turlock NJROTC DNF (2nd course) Eric Rosenzweig BAOC DNF Gabriella Sanchez Turlock NJROTC DNF Julie McGinnin Turlock NJROTC DNF Julie van Hoff BAOC DNF Landen Elliott Turlock NJROTC DNF Vikram Chahal CSOC DNF
Brown Course (2.4 km, 175 m climb, 8 controls)
Pl Name Club Time Behind 1 Michael Behrens BAOC 51:22 2 Jeff Lanam BAOC 1:09:34 18:12 3 Stephen Haas BAOC 1:17:36 26:14 4 Olga Kraght BAOC 1:29:23 38:01 5 Johanna Schleret 1:33:00 41:38 6 Dan Ingram CSOC 1:33:02 41:40 7 Amy Winston RMOC 1:46:06 54:44 8 Nick Corsano BAOC 1:47:58 56:36 9 Diyang BAOC 2:23:58 92:36 Chun Bleau GAOC MSP
Green Course (3.2 km, 255 m climb, 10 controls)
Pl Name Club Time Behind 1 Bill Cusworth NAVX 42:03 2 Tapio Karras BAOC 53:34 11:31 3 Steve Gregg BAOC 58:21 16:18 4 Petra Sundstrom 1:04:09 22:06 5 Stephanie Maclean BAOC 1:14:48 32:45 6 Logan Kenison CSOC 1:17:01 34:58 7 Marie-Josée Parayre BAOC 1:18:10 36:07 8 Charlie Bleau GAOC 1:38:06 56:03 9 Vicki Woolworth NAVX 1:53:56 71:53 10 Gary Carpenter BAOC 1:59:08 77:05 11 Johanna Merriss BAOC 2:03:17 81:14 12 Travis Navarro CSOC 2:12:32 90:29 Aiyana Mourtos DNF Derek Maclean BAOC DNF Ryan Martz DNF Michelle Condit BAOC DNS
Red Course (5.1 km, 360 m climb, 18 controls)
Pl Name Club Time Behind 1 Tom De Vre BAOC 1:40:16 2 Deron van Hoff BAOC 1:45:44 5:28 3 John Crowther RMOC 1:52:36 12:20 4 Graham Brew BAOC 1:54:06 13:50 5 John Richardson BAOC 2:34:12 53:56 6 Bradley Jacobs BAOC 3:07:27 87:11 7 Scott Sampson BAOC 3:25:56 105:40 Proof School DNF Theo Verhoeven BAOC DNF
Blue Course (6.6 km, 450 m climb, 22 controls)
Pl Name Club Time Behind 1 Erin Schirm BAOC 1:16:52 2 Riley Culberg BAOC 1:21:58 5:06 3 Oliver Petersen Soders Tyreso 1:29:57 13:05 4 Jeffrey Kabel BAOC 1:55:55 39:03 5 Jussi Tahtinen BAOC 2:08:36 51:44 6 Matej Sebo BAOC 2:16:37 59:45 7 Manfred Kopisch BAOC 2:19:10 62:18 8 Lubomir Sebo BAOC 2:24:20 67:28 9 Penny DeMoss BAOC 3:16:10 119:18 François Léonard BAOC DNF Greg Favor BAOC DNF James Roney BAOC DNF Taylor Pospisil BAOC DNF