Thanks to all who came out for the meet. The weather was perfect. All 60 of the controls were visited, but no one team visited them all. The team with the most points, which went to 50 controls, was the winning men's 6-hour team. Of a possible 1740 points, they racked up 1500. Very impressive. Of the 45 teams, 22 chose to do the 4-hour, and 23 did the 6-hour. Only a handful of teams were late, mostly only a part of one minute. Amazing.
I've gone over every control card with a magnifying glass, found all faint 'dimples,' checked against the master, rechecked the math, and below are the final results for the 4-hour and 6-hour rogaines. Most teams will notice that they actually had more points than on the preliminary results at the meet.
I was going to include what controls each team went to, but 'argh'...that got old real fast. So, anyone who wants to know which controls any particular team went to can e-mail me and I'll give them to you. I don't know which order they were visited, though.
Control Points Control Points 1-9 10 40-49 40 10-19 15 50-55 50 20-29 20 56-60 60 30-39 30
When deciding the point values for the controls, I took a number of factors into consideration. I wanted people who didn't have as much range to have the chance to get some high pointers, and certainly, if you had to hike up a steep hill, evading poison oak (or not) all the while, you should be rewarded proportionally. Also, I thought that if enough high pointers were close in, a team could concentrate on the southern half of the map and get enough points to win their division without going onto the northern part at all (I was right). In order for a team to get all 60 controls, they would have had to pick up a control every 6 minutes for the entire 6 hrs. We felt pretty sure no one would pull that off. Every control was visited by some team, but no team got every one.
Although we did spend many more hours planning this meet than normal, it was actually much more enjoyable. We spent many hours hiking around in those beautiful hills mapping, vetting locations, and putting out and picking up controls. As opposed to sitting at my desk trying to figure out how to send people on 7 different courses.....getting the distances right, the proper percentage of climb (really, I do try to get that right), then finding people to help on the day with starts, finishes, e-punch, beginners clinics, etc. You get the picture. Given the time, which sounds more fun to plan to you?
I guess the best way to be sure it doesn't rain is to be totally prepared for it. We were ready, rain or shine, but let's face it, the perfect weather had much to do with everyone's enjoyment of the meet. We set up the tents and waited for people to arrive. Thanks very much to everyone for getting there early as requested. We know many of you had to travel a long distance and we were very impressed that everyone was ready to go by the time we shut down registration at 8:45.
After the 9:00 am mass start, we had a cup of coffee, read the Sunday paper, got to know Neal (Shirley Parlan's friend), made up a list of who was in each category and pondered why, when given 4 categories from which to choose one, some people chose none, some people checked the wrong one, some checked two, and some wrote in a category that did not exist......why, oh why? Then I took the binoculars and hiked up to a high spot and watched some of the teams' progress. I only saw one team being a bit too liberal with the 'together' rule. Upon my return, we practiced a system for the finish.....Neal's a quick learner and a really good sport for helping out.
Thanks very much also to the following people who helped out: East Bay Regional Parks and Briones ranger Doug, who drove us out with all those jugs of water. Doug Masiel, who fetched in the remains of the water stop plus a few controls even though he'd run. David Barr, Jeff Lanam, and Joan Roos, who came out to help pick up. And Shirley Parlan's friend, Neal, was an enormous help with the finish...he has excellent math skills!
Pl Names Time Points WOMEN 1 Marie-Josee Parayre, Molly Cooper, Jamie Close 3:57:43 635 2 Jill Seaman, Helen Sabin 3:56:35 425 3 Andrea Shepard, Robin Bier 3:59:54 235 MEN 1 Ralph Pilley, Justin Snider 3:49:55 840 2 Johan Overby, Jim Waite 3:52:20 760 3 Phillip Hoare, Jan Hoare 3:40:40 635 4 Michael Condrin, David Tait 3:51:31 630 5 Chris Day, Paul Overvoorde 4:04:40 605 (655 - 50 penalty pts) MIXED 1 Ermina Farenfield, Martin Farenfield 3:57:58 975 2 Katerina Loomisova, Vivian Lee, James Wilson 4:00:20 835 (845 - 10 penalty pts) 3 Angelica Riley, Wyatt Riley 3:51:52 820 4 Johanna Merriss, Peter Graube 3:53:12 700 5 Kim Morse, Rod Jaehn, Danny Moy 3:57:20 640 6 Maria Colgan, Russell Green 3:48:55 530 7 Laura McKeegan, Rob Clima 3:55:50 430 8 Carrie Johnston, Adrian Martin 3:55:16 410 9 Terese Karras, Chris Moore 3:59:13 385 10 Alan LaVergne/Debra LaVergne/Dean French 4:00:43 355 (365 - 10 penalty pts) 11 Rachel Freund, Dwight Freund 3:57:34 295 12 Julia Gee, Jesse Meyer 3:43:45 245 SENIOR 1 Zbigniew Pisanski, Andrzej Sobczyk 3:47:02 715 2 Jay Hann, Scott Hann, Doug Masiel 3:58:26 605
Pl Names Time Points WOMEN 1 Abby Wolfe, Christine Shirley 5:57:05 745 2 Janet Petersen, Marsha Jacobs 5:45:35 540 3 Nancy Lindeman, Shirley Parlan 5:47:43 280 MEN 1 Vadimas Masalkovas, Andrejus Masalkovas, Slava Akinin 5:46:38 1500 2 Ian Tidswell, Steve Gregg 5:52:51 1385 3 Thorsten Graeve, Matthias Kohler 5:58:36 1380 4 Adrian Crane, Johnathan Crane, Charlie Kharsa 6:00:19 1370 (1380 - 10 penalty pts) 5 Nik Weber, Stew Hintz 6:00:15 1010 (1020 - 10 penalty pts) 6 Deron Van Holt, Leif Kirschenbaum 5:50:55 970 7 Mike Springer, Jesse Gray 6:06:30 950 (1020 - 70 penalty pts) 8 Kelly Wells, Jed Wells 5:42:54 770 9 Parag Gupta, Nimish Shah 5:53:02 530 MIXED 1 Beverley Anderson-Abbs, Alan Abbs, Greg Favor 5:56:41 1075 2 Adriana Camarena, George Minarik 5:55:22 1020 3 Debbie Wojtowicz, Kevin Schoenfeld, Leon Berzins 5:58:11 1020 4 Stacy Goss, Gerry Goss 5:45:33 880 5 Lori Maloney, Rob Williams 5:57:35 695 Catherine O'Sullivan, William Humnicky DNF (lost punch card) SENIOR 1 Mark Petersen, Gavin Wyatt-Mair 5:57:12 1215 2 Hannu Haarma, Chuck Spalding 5:53:23 1195 3 Dan Greene, Tapio Karras 5:57:26 1150 4 Michael Fleishman, Steve Haas 5:54:10 870 5 Joann Grether, Brien Crothers 5:53:33 735