Despite the dreary, misty day, 91 stalwart orienteers came out to play at Briones Regional Park in the East Bay Hills. Fortunately, the moisture never gave way to a real rain, because the valleys were already exceedingly muddy. But the temperature was cool for running, the hills were green, and the slopes were soft for contouring. Below are the complete results.
Thanks everyone who offered to help, especially those who sat for hours in the cool conditions. It was nice for running but not for sitting still. Aimee Grimes and Jen Stoll-Hadayia handled registration, Joan Roos and Dan Hadayia did starts, Christia Mulvey and George Minarik (aided by Leslie Minarik and Dan Greene) did finishes, Frazier Stevenson worked on results, Harold and Penny DeMoss, Dave Barr and Dan Stoll Hadayia picked up controls, and I managed to handle beginner's clinics for some eager youngsters who were looking to increase their orienteering skills, especially the scouts from GCO country. James and Joe Scarborough were early runners on Blue and Green respectively.
James ran Blue in 75:29; Thorsten Graeve 83:53 and Syd Reader 85:08 finished second and third. The fastest time on Red was posted by Derek MacLean 70:35, quickly followed by Markku Hannula 71:02 and Penny DeMoss 73:51. Evan Custer 67:04 beat out Hannu Haarma 71:45 on Green. George Minarik 53:08 and Alan Glendinning 59:37 were more than 15 minutes ahead of the rest of the competition on Brown. Davin Nisser turned in a blistering time of 47:46 on Orange. Isabelle Gracia 53:52 finished first in Yellow, with Craig McMorris and Aaron Werner 56:59 and Christia Mulvey 58:45 taking second and third. (Both Christia and Joan Roos had good times after helping for 2 hours - is there a message here?) Susan Chang led the field in White.
Thanks to Dan, our course setter for designing all courses and setting them out. Bob Cooley for the usual masterful job of map printing, Gavin for transporting tents, myself for Permits, water lugging and being a general dogsbody the day of the meet - a Meet Director's lot. If I have neglected to appreciate anyone, my apologies. Oh, thanks to the heavens for not opening up and pouring on us.
72 finishes (91 total participants) * = pre-runner WHITE Susan Chang 64:06 K. Halling, R Cohn-Postar, W. Seabolt, D. Cohn-Postar 74:08 Jacob, Lynne, Philip, Danny Heitz 75:09 YELLOW Isabelle Gracia 53:52 Craig McMorris & Aaron Werner 56:59 Christia Mulvey 58:45 Team Pyro (Adam, Philip, Michael) 65:15 Marc Goeller, Jeff Mistrick, Charlie Mighetto 78:46 Stingers (Mike & Jason) 89:47 Clark Meremeyer & Megan Guaraglia 94:00 Fire Ash (Rudy Lopez, Jason Deganar) 97:43 Cheung Auyeung & Stanley Siu 103:17 Sue & Richard Alty DNF Melinda Haslam DNF David Shaw (group of 3) DNF (missed #2) ORANGE Davin Nisser 47:46 Brian Donahue 83:13 Idell Weydemeyer 116:41 Melissa Criqui DNF BROWN George Minarik 53:08 Alan Glendinning 59:37 Dan Greene 74:45 Robert Lewis 78:12 John Napolitano 82:32 Leslie Minarik 83:37 Stephanie Maclean 84:44 Terry Gleason 87:45 Joan Roos 91:20 Aileen Abernathy 96:22 Frazier Stevenson 96:58 Vic Revenko 123:47 Nancy Lindeman 137:13 Dean French 141:13 Richard Jerrard 145:34 Chris Cobey DQ (145:18, punched out of order) GREEN Evan Custer 67:04 Hannu Haarma 71:45 Bob Cooley 78:45 Chris Taylor 79:15 Joe Scarborough * 83:33 Nik Weber 83:56 Scott Aster 87:09 Harold DeMoss 87:13 Anneliese Steuben 87:39 Stew Hintz 99:08 Theo Verhoeven 101:33 Debbi Wojtowicz & Kevin Schoenfeld 110:41 David Meredith 139:08 David Barr 173:00 RED Derek MacLean 70:35 Markku Hannula 71:02 Penny DeMoss 73:51 Jonas Libell 77:39 Matthias Kohler 78:56 Tapio Karras 79:53 Gary Carpenter 85:19 Ian Tidswell 86:54 Kelly Wells 91:36 Shawn Larsen 97:38 Mark Blair 102:07 Rod Jaehn 107:51 Mark Rice 130:41 Panu Haaramo DNF BLUE James Scarborough * 75:29 Thorsten Graeve 83:53 Syd Reader 85:08 Steve Gregg 87:17 Doug Stein 87:58 Ian Ramsey 89:38 Kent Ohlund 89:47 Gavin Wyatt-Mair 113:18 Peter Graube 147:49