Well, we did it! BAOC handled three events for National Orienteering Day, and on a weekend with less than perfect weather. Bayfront Park drew a surprisingly large crowd of first-timers considering the intermittent rain, and the fact that most newcomers don't come out when the weather is this bad. Below are the complete results.
The meet went flawlessly, thanks largely to the great help and comraderie of an unendingly cheerful crew of helpers. Neal Barlow came early to help hang bags, and stayed all day to pick most of them up at the end. Ev and Jean did their usual wonderful job with registration, AND brought out a tent and lean-to which allowed us to stay mostly dry throughout the day - thanks EvnJean! Syd Reader, Kelly Wells, Jeff Lanam, Chuck Spalding, Steve Beuerman, Jack Myers, Cheryl Madson, and Neal worked all sorts of jobs throughout the day, from clinics and starts & finishes, to setting up the tent and helping to keep us and the participants in good humor throughout the day. If I've missed anyone, please forgive me. This great crew made the day a pleasure for me and helped give the participants a wonderful experience.
I would like to make a special "thank you" to BAOC member Carol Nolan, a teacher at Cupertino Middle School, who publicised the event with her students, and even offered them extra credit if they came out and did a course, I lost track, but I think at least 7 or 8 of her students showed up. Thanks Carol!
We had three courses set today. A very short White, a Yellow course which toured the entire park, and a Memory-O covering all the controls on both the courses on the map.
White 1.7 km 33m 7 controls 1) Lori King & Jenine Watson 35:49 2) Vernon & Cory Chestnut 39:01 3) Robert & Ken Lee 40:02 4) Ron Dodson & John Schuyler 43:43 5) Mark & Claire Rice 46:14 6) Simon Iacor, Theodor, Jack 47:13 7) Kerry Uyehara, Zernan Pantaleon & Jeramee Marceoleno 47:59 8) Bob & Lynn Simms 50:17 9) Frank, Eileen, & Nicole Schleifer 50:47 10) James & Sonya Peters 61:51 11) Jeff St. Germaine 66:05 12) Angeline Navarro & Kaitlin Cryan 71:37 Yellow 3.2 km 75m 10 controls 1) Jeff Lanam 30:14 2) Greg Morgan & David Sobotka 35:21 3) Kelly Wells 36:37 (pre-run/vetter) 4) Vernon & Corey Chestnut 37:57 5) Steve Beuerman 41:30 6) Johanna Mitchell & Jessica Volke 41:40 7) Gus Hanselaar & Torri Middlebrooks 46:56 8) Tom Rogge 48:06 9) Vaurs & Lise 53:32 10) Robert & Carol Lewis 53:57 11) Ron, Meg, & Emily Thumann 59:45 12) Everett & Jean Beuerman 59:47 13) Jean, Donn, Kelly, Brad, & Gregg Baker 60:34 14) Cheryl Madson 62:48 15) Alison Terry 64:43 15) Daniel, Kathryn, Matthew, & Danielle Cassley, Jimmy Hylton 71:45 16) Megan, Valerie, & Tom Himel, & Laura Innnes 73:33 17) Armen Janzen 80:49 18) Lori King & Jenine Watson 92:58 19) Silvia Chin 93:30 20) Rachel Nelson & Julie Nakamoto 112:15 21) Kathy Kermit 160:15 Memory-O 14 controls maximum 1) Syd Reader 27:06 (14) 2) Dave Modiano 78:04 (14) 3) Dave & Scott Payne 64:33 (11)