Golden Gate Park
California Orienteering Festival, Stage 2
Western States Orienteering Championships, Day 2
Date: (Tue.) Jul. 18, 2023
Location: San Francisco, CA
Event Director: - 510.681.6181
Course Setter: Andrew Masalkov
Type: A; All are welcome, including beginners; NRE Middle-distance event in urban park; California Orienteering Festival, Stage 2; Western States Orienteering Championships, Day 2
In summary, thank you all for every bit you contributed, because this was an undertaking. Not a typical walk in the park event.
From the lengthy and cumbersome permit process endured by our behind-the-scenes wizard Gavin Wyatt-Mair, we were subjected to many difficult conditions to put this event on.
Aside from things like commuter traffic.
Many thanks to those of you who gave up time in your work day especially. As a teacher, I am fortunate to have the summer off, though I will say we earn those summers off. No "quiet quitting" in teaching!
The persistent fog and slight bluster made it a true San Francisco Summer event, more so than Presidio. I think if we had our choice, it was better to have the better weather the first day to ease people into these two weeks of adventures.
Although wearing the event-director hat the majority of the time, from when I arrived at 5:55 AM until departing after 4:00 PM, I was able to escape into the woods as the starts were closing and tremendously enjoyed the ping-pongy jaunt through a variety of Golden Gate Park habitats. Well done on the course planning, Andrejus!
Major kudos to Andrejus Masalkovas pulling off the impossible given probably only two weeks to get the planning job done. And Bill Cusworth for partnering on probably one of his strangest mapping projects ever, determining which of the many Golden Gate park maps to work with, then getting the essential work done quickly to ready it for a world-class event. Dan Greene supported the course planning with lots of visiting and vetting, and Andrejus remarked his gratitude for Dan's wisdom and feedback.
Vladimir Gusiatnikov was scheduled to do the courses, but an unfortunate injury incapacitated him, and he is still rehabbing. He still helped us very much on the event day, limping around to place 15 or so of the checkpoints, and then supporting the start crew for the entire event with his daughter Beatrice Schreibstein.
Andrejus had 92 checkpoints to place, because we weren't allowed to place any the day before according to the permit, and we were severely limited for placings. 80% of the checkpoints had to be cones or stands according to Parks & Rec. So major thanks to Vladimir, Steve Haas, Dan Greene, and another guy who happened to be there earlier than planned at 5:55 AM to get it done. It was a tight squeeze before the first scheduled starts, and our pre-runners Clinton Morse and Steve Gregg didn't have much time to verify the controls — none of which, fortunately, were disturbed, and all were easily recovered after the event.
Steve Gregg was also there almost the entire time, and I wouldn't have run off into the woods if I didn't know that Steve is a class act and can hold down the fort. He was the designated AD for this event and also helped with setup, takedown, and the Finish. He might be known for all-time Golden Goat points but he's probably in the top five for all-time volunteer points. He's not resting on his laurels from his recent 2022 BAOC Club Service Award.
Vicki Woolworth was not on our volunteer roster, but that didn't stop her from jumping in on control pickup, takedown, and she was there to the very end. Derek Maclean also did a variety of tasks besides his assigned starts slot. And Gavin Wyatt-Mair and Jay Hann are working pretty much round the clock, being at the event from dawn to dusk, and then prep in between the dog and pony shows.
A special mention to Kevin Mihata down from Washington, who helped with some techno skills to get the start lists printed in the Western Race Services trailer.
An absolute thank you to all of our volunteers and participants for building a day in the park we could all enjoy. Thank you so much! A comprehensive volunteer list follows... if I missed anyone below please let me know!! We will update the BAOC website!
- Starts: Scott Aster, Graham Brew, Jason Lee, Trish Damron, Ann Gessert, Cart Duncan, Mark Jones, Vladimir Gusiatnikov, Beatrice Schreibstein, Jim Kauffold, Tony Pinkham, Frank Markowitz, Steph Maclean, Derek Maclean, Deron van Hoff, Terry Farrah, Eric Bone, Louise Madrid, Jeff Goodwin
- Setup: Taylor Pospisil, Chris Buchner (and he early tested Orange, too), Sheila Cotter, Kevin Mihata, Ron Birks, Wayne Staats, Louise Madrid, Nik Weber, Steve Gregg
- Registration: Sarah Williams, Steve Haas
- Beginner Clinics: Chuck Spalding, Ron Birks
- Finishes: Rick McBee, Steve Gregg, Chris Buchner
- Assistant Director: Steve Gregg
- Jury: Peggy Dickison, Glen Tryson, Jon Campbell
- Photos: Clinton Morse
- Crossing Guards: Gretchen O’Hearn, Booker, John Beard, Marcy Beard
- Control Pickup: John Beard, Marcy Beard, Lubomir Sebo, Daniel Sebo, Amy Winston, Jonathan Campbell, Victoria Campbell, Anna Campbell + friend, Amy Winston, Sue Kuestner, Parag Gupta family, Vicki Woolworth, Tony Pinkham, Sharon Crawford, Robin Gardner
- Results: Jay Hann of Western Race Services & Adam, Jeff Lanam
- Takedown: Lubomir Sebo, Daniel Sebo, Tapio Karras, John Harbuck, Gavin Wyatt-Mair, Andrejus Masalkovas, Jay Hann, Adam,
- First Aid: Marie-Josée Parayre, Terry Farrah, Jeff Lanam, Evan Custer, Rex Winterbottom
- Mapping: Bill Cusworth
- Vetting: Dan Greene
- Course Design: Andrejus Masalkovas
- Assistant Event Director: Steve Gregg
- Checkpoint Placement: Andrejus Masalkovas, Steve Haas, Dan Greene, Vladimir Gusiatnikov, Rex Winterbottom
Results of Recreational Courses
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA
Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Also see control-by-control timing in the WinSplits results (http://www.obasen.nu/winsplits/online/en/show_event.asp?id=91186).
Rec 1 White Course (2.6 km, 19 controls) Time Time Pl Name Club Time Behind Lost 1 Annie Thorsson IK Trenne Ullared 28:23 1:28 2 Mark Masalkov DVOA 50:29 22:06 9:48 3 Weeks LAOC 1:05:11 36:48 33:45 Akshay Cadambi DNS Carlos Alberto Leyva Capote DNS Tenedjou Takougang Herman Careme DNS
Rec 2 Yellow Course (2.9 km, 22 controls) Time Time Pl Name Club Time Behind Lost 1 Jurgita Prakapiene Big Foot Orienteers 31:51 6:32 2 William Mahoney OOC 33:19 1:28 6:27 3 Karin Nilsson IK Trenne Ullared 36:07 4:16 6:35 4 Michelle Kastner COC 40:52 9:01 7:36 5 Oskar Elias Heggeset Freidig 43:16 11:25 5:14 6 Tonje Marita Bjerkan Heggeset Freidig 43:18 11:27 6:28 7 Sverre August Heggeset 43:30 11:39 5:39 8 Paul & Sally Nasman BAOC 1:23:43 51:52 20:31 9 Amanda McGowan 1:24:23 52:32 39:25 10 Nancy Lindeman BAOC 2:14:59 143:08 40:37 Alex Wang DNS Amanda McGowan SDO DNS
Rec 4 Orange Short Course (3.4 km, 21 controls) Time Time Pl Name Club Time Behind Lost 1 Kaylee Mahoney OOC 31:57 0:35 2 Maren Pussak Kölner OL-Team 34:58 3:01 1:05 3 Lisa Borsting Herlufsholm 38:11 6:14 4:00 4 Ilsabe Borsting Herlufsholm 59:36 27:39 9:16 5 Mia Hall 1:04:08 32:11 7:57 6 Frank Markowitz BAOC 1:05:17 33:20 18:42 7 Kim Mahoney OOC 1:10:10 38:13 15:49 Maria Casler DNS
Rec 4 Orange Long Course (3.4 km, 21 controls) Time Time Pl Name Club Time Behind Lost 1 Greg Callas 25:38 1:39 2 Joe Sophia, Julien Knapp 29:13 3:35 2:29 3 Charlie Walmsley CVOC 30:19 4:41 2:26 4 Jason & Woody Szydlik 38:31 12:53 9:33 5 Eric Casler 45:27 19:49 13:17 6 Melissa Howe KOC 1:12:19 46:41 17:36 7 Tech Audio 1:20:31 54:53 14:09 Rosalind Grace MSP
Rec 5 Beige Course (3.2 km, 19 controls) Time Time Pl Name Club Time Behind Lost 1 Len Howe KOC 39:21 0:00 2 Karla Hulett QOC 1:21:56 42:35 14:23 Ken Considine BAOC MSP
Rec 6 Brown Course (3.3 km, 21 controls) Time Time Pl Name Club Time Behind Lost 1 Pinar Basol Taby OK 31:54 0:43 2 Arild Heggeset Freidig 32:23 0:29 1:18 3 Per Bringle GAOC 34:40 2:46 4:16 4 Ali Basol Taby OK 34:43 2:49 1:00 5 Diyang Tang, Alex Cole, Jingyi Li BAOC 1:02:01 30:07 13:01 6 Rosemary Johnson BAOC 1:23:48 51:54 15:29 7 Virginia Church CROC 1:31:08 59:14 17:29 Anndy Wiselogle CROC MSP Claus Borsting Herlufsholm DNS
Rec 7 Green Course (4.2 km, 24 controls) Time Time Pl Name Club Time Behind Lost 1 Daniel Mahoney OOC 33:18 1:30 2 Jan Jergus 39:39 6:21 1:08 3 Caroline Drevet Accro O Sport 1:04:09 30:51 9:51 4 Pascal Vin BAOC 1:06:59 33:41 8:26 5 Sheila Baker 1:10:03 36:45 2:04 6 Phillip Hoare 1:19:42 46:24 13:56 Val Duca Stars DNS
Rec 8 Red Course (5.6 km, 31 controls) Time Time Pl Name Club Time Behind Lost 1 Neeme Loorit BAOC 39:34 2:38 2 Greg Callas Nav-X 43:41 4:07 1:27 3 Nicholas Goldowsky-Dill BAOC 44:49 5:15 3:00 4 Patrick Karion BAOC 45:18 5:44 3:52 5 Carl Walsh 48:51 9:17 5:39 6 John Richardson BAOC 53:51 14:17 9:45 7 Brian Mahoney OOC 59:46 20:12 11:23 8 Killian Koepsell 1:43:43 64:09 14:32 Jason Lee BAOC MSP Anthony Riley DVOA DNF Dennis Wilkinson BAOC DNS Nick Duca Stars DNS Shelley Bambrook Australia DNS Telia Curtis GPHXO DNS