The orienteering terrain at Las Trampas is always steep and difficult, and for this meet the soil was soft from rain the previous week. Weather the day of the meet was nearly perfect - clear and cool. 113 orienteers participated, almost evenly split between WYO courses on the grassy slopes south of the ridge and BrGRB courses in the forested hills to the north. The advanced runners used a remote start/finish approximately 1.5K and 173m from registration. That's a course in itself. Below are the complete results.
First-time orienteer Craig Mar blazed in first on White in 24:18. He went on to run the Yellow course and finish fifth. Jeanette Miller came second on White at 41:50. The Yellow course took more orienteering skill than usual, since much of the course followed fence lines or power lines rather than trails. Maurice Zuber won Yellow handily in 36:20, then went on to Orange and came in eighth. Linda Spranz and Vasya Volkov came second and third at 50:02 and 50:47. Lisa and Jack Van den Bogaerde, finishing 7th, also ran the White course. Yelena Krasnova came first on Orange at 52:44 with Angelica Riley right on her heels at 52:57.
Brown was won by Dwight Freund in 112:57. On Green, Dennis Wilfogel (89:30) barely edged out Steve Gregg (89:50). Jakob Larsen took Red in 117:33. On Blue, Doug Stein came in well ahead of the group in 123:22.
Orienteering depends on volunteers, and we want to thank all those who helped make the meet a success. Thanks go especially to Greg Lee for setting the BrGRB courses and to Joan Roos who designed Orange. The BrGRB courses were vetted by Harold and Penny DeMoss and Nick . Vivian Lee again managed registration, assisted by Alan Jones and Rex Winterbottom. Parking was directed by Neal Clayton, Debbie Wojtowicz, and Jeff Lanam. Bill Straka taught a beginners' clinic, and Kelly Wells and Joan Roos helped newcomers with map reading.
Scott Henderson, Jan and Dedre Zentler, Deborah Lair, Ev and Jean Beuerman, and Barbara Straka sent competitors from the starting line for White, Yellow and Orange courses. Kelly Wells, Jay Hann, and Tim Earnst clocked in the white, yellow and orange finishers. Remote start/finish volunteers included Kevin Schoenfield and Lars Fjellbirkeland. Audrie Warmuth welcomed newcomers at the finish line and invited them to join BAOC. James Liao and Ken Douglas hung results and assisted with carrying equipment to vehicles.
And special thanks go to all those assisting with control pickup when they were exhausted after some very tough climbs. Dean French and Chuck Spalding assisted with the WYO courses, and Mark Blair, Peter Graube, and Kelly Wells picked up the BrGRB course controls.
Finally, George Kirkov helped us in many ways. He spent a day walking the northern hills with Greg, he designed the Yellow course, and he drew corrected maps for the WYO courses in O-CAD. And a special thanks to Ranger Jim Wolf and others on the Las Trampas staff. Jim made useful suggestions about course setting and arranged for extra parking to be available the day of the meet.
If we missed anyone, thanks to you too. Many people volunteered to help at the meet, and we appreciate everyone's enthusiasm.
White 2.6K 105m 1 Mar 24.18 2 Miller 41.50 3 Lair, Zentler 43.18 4 Glendinning, Band 44.04 5 Keup, Bitner 48.39 6 Van den Bogaerde, L & J 53.00 7 Nunez, Faber 64.30 Yellow 2.6K 150m 1 Zuber 36.20 2 Spranz 50.02 3 Volkov,V 50.47 4 Schultz 53.30 5 Mar (2nd course) 58.46 6 Bond, Roberts 66.16 7 Van den Bogaerde, L & J 77.40 (2nd course) 8 Bauman, Berg 83.21 9 Shakhnovsky 89.23 10 Beuerman, E & J 95.24 11 Faelz, Perez 140.10 Theiss, A dnf Orange 3.7K 240m 1 Krasnova 52.44 2 Riley 52.57 3 Friederichs 57.50 4 Emit 58.35 5 Voman 59.14 6 Asplund 61.12 7 Bolger, Renworth 65.12 8 Zuber 66.48 (2nd course) 9 Henderson 67.46 10 Faelz 72.32 11 Gelfand 75.59 12 Douglas, Liao 78.50 13 Volkov,D 79.40 14 Theiss, G 83.47 15 Hann 86.39 16 Pratt 89.13 17 Jones 91.20 18 Koehler 96.39 19 Roussos, Chatzi 96.54 20 Pagendarn, 98.40 21 Straka 110.06 22 Ciccarello, V & S 114.20 23 Gee 130.30 24 Burris, E & J & L 130.44 25 Pagendarm 139.18 Zentler, J & D dnf Brown 2.7K 120m 1 Dwight Freund 112.57 2 Seaman 120.27 3 Nick Corsano 126.00 4 Lee 129.56 5 Debbie Wojtowicz 137.50 6 Meg Gerstner 146.55 7 Donohue 168.19 8 Nancy Lindeman 227.40 Barr dnf Dean French dnf Ilmarinen dnf Kopeikina dnf Schindler dnf Oleg Shakhnovsky dnf Young dnf Green 3.9K 190m 1 Dennis Wildfogel 89.30 2 Steve Gregg 89.50 3 Fjellbirkeland 93.47 4 Plamondon 121.14 5 Alan Glendinning 122.30 6 Chuck Spalding 128.16 7 Abby Wolfe 153.09 8 Bill Straka 225.44 Gendreau dnf Stacy Goss dnf Jorgensen dnf Jeff Lanam dnf Martin dnf Stevenson dnf Verhoeven dnf Red 5.6K 405m 1 Larsen 117.33 2 Matthias Kohler 127.25 3 Nik Weber 173.50 4 Mark Blair 182.13 Green dnf Jaehn dnf Derek Maclean dnf Masalkovas dnf Nilsson dnf Mark Rice dnf Rosenzweig dnf Kevin Schoenfeld dnf Taylor dnf Kelly Wells dnf Blue 6.8K 510m 1 Doug Stein 123.22 2 Rex Winterbottom 160.03 3 Peter Graube 174.20 4 Masalkovas 174.27 5 Thomas/Jhong/Freeman 194.41 Van Boughner dnf Thorsten Graeve dnf