Below are the final results. A map of all the controls is also available. Over 130 people showed up on a beautiful winter day for our Emerald Hills Street-O Event on February 9th. Steve Beuerman set some interesting advanced courses using the "Western Massachusetts Rules" instead of a Score-O. Participants needed to find any 7, 14, 21 or 28 controls, depending on how long they wanted to be out on the course. There were no bonus points for extra controls. Six of the 30 Advanced controls were in nearby Edgewood County Park.
The biggest problem of the day was that the bathrooms never were opened. We paid the Redwood City School District $31 per hour for 4 hours so that we could have the bathrooms unlocked. There was a mix-up, and the man that Alan talked to from the School District said he was sorry and that they would refund our money and that next year would be better.
There were some concerns about some of the clues so I went out to recheck the ones in question.
#14 Question: Color of the gate at 777? Choices: Reddish, Yellowish, Brownish. The gate at 777 was Brownish. The one right next door at the house without a number in front was green, but green was not one of the choices. #18 Question: Number on Pole S of intersection? Choices: 4134, 6987, 2531. The correct number was on the pole, but one of the incorrect numbers was the number that was on the house near the intersection. #24 Question: What Animals are at 776? (surrounding the mailbox) Choices: Lions, Tigers, Bears. They were male lions.
Since this was not the United States Street-O Championship, we decided to give credit to all four people that "mispunched" a control. In the future, we could correct their answers while they wait and if they had a wrong answer, we could question them to see if they really were at the control site. The answers should not be tricky, and Steve, Sharon and I really tried to make the choice clear if you were at the control site.
The medium course, the most popular of the advanced courses, was won by Tapio Karras in 58:58. Terry Farrah was the first woman at 1:31:02. Shirley Parlan Pierce, who was training for the 7-hour Rogaine at Briones, was the second woman, finishing in 1:55:23.
Dennis Wildfogel was the first finisher on the Long course with a time of 1:37:37. Ian Madsden, Thorsten Graeve and Dan Greene had very close times at 1:45:00, 1:45:20 and 1:45:50!
Steve Gregg, Mr. Street-0, had the fastest time of the 10 finishers of the Longest, about 24K, course. It wasn't an easy choice on which 2 controls to skip on the Longest Course. Four people skipped #27, three skipped #20, and three skipped #4.
All six on the Long Course and all 10 on the Longest Course were men. Where were all the women? Penny?
The Short Course had Johanna Merriss on top at 40:01, with Meg Gerstner right on her heels with 42:57.
The 2.4-km White Course winner was the group, H & L Bunting. There were many children on the White Course. One of the young participants, first time orienteer, second Grader, Max Wiegant, read all the clues for his group and led his sister, father and grandmother around the white course.
Steve Beuerman - Set the courses, worked on starts, finishes, and results, and printed the results
Sharon Evans - Updated the map, put the courses on OCAD, vetted, printed the Clue Sheets, and worked on finishes and results
Carla Hedger - Helped me vet the courses
Bob Cooley - Map printing (We had plenty on maps!)
Alan LaVergne - Insurance and permits
Thorsten Graeve and Nick Corsano - Beginner's Clinics
Ev and Jean Beuerman, and Esther Heller - Registration
Meg Gerstner - Starts
Johanna Merriss, Dan Vannatter, Terry Farrah - Finishes and results
Steve Haas - Clean-up
Redwood City School District - Use of school grounds and parking lot
Thanks to all the helpers and to everyone who came out to enjoy the event.
Pl Name Time White Course 1 H & L Bunting 27:22 2 Steph Bunting and Co. (4) 31:07 3 Erin & Meghann Mc Linden 43:42 4 Ron Thumann 45:36 5 John Wiegant (4) 47:26 6 Malvina & Lyudmila Libman 1:10:04 7 Parkhurst & Carla Hedger 1:11:05 8 Jeff Boening, Alex, Ana Maria, Jorge, Margarita 1:11:22 9 Sally Langyear (3) 1:15:43 10 Laggett 1:18:00 11 Mical Brenzel, Daniel Brenzel 1:18:00 12 Fernando Flores, Greg J. 1:39:18 13 Armando, Nathaniel 1:40:47 14 Kasey Lutolf, Greg Rodriguez 1:42:40 15 John & Mary Law 1:55:47 Fred & Eileen Muller DNF Shirley Bernadotti (2) DNF Short Course (7 controls) 1 Johanna Merriss 40:01 2 Meg Gerstner 42:57 3 Chris List 47:00 4 Carol Johnson 59:30 5 Chris Cusanza 1:09:08 6 Bradley & Sherwin (3) 1:20:14 7 George & Terry Warren, Karen & John Hernikl 1:29:10 8 Michele, Dan, Matthew, Ben Conway 1:40:21 9 Jamie, Anna (3) 1:48:28 10 Chris Testroet 2:35:43 (13 controls) 11 Chris Lozinski (3) 2:39:15 (12 controls) 12 The Beaned Bobo's (3) 2:40:10 (8 controls) 13 Soubiea, Mirer (3) 2:55:25 (12 controls) 14 Kathy & Rose Daly 3:22:44 (12 controls) Andrew Garner, Brad Johanson DNF (3 controls) Ben Strone, Michael Sakoi (4) DNF (2 controls) ROTC, Paige Marquardt (9) DNF (2 controls) Medium Course (14 controls) 1 Tapio Karras 58:58 2 Brad Wetmore 1:08:21 3 Doug Masiel 1:15:39 4 Nick Corsano 1:22:54 5 Terry Farrah 1:31:02 6 Bob Strauss 1:42:51 7 Tripp Robbins, Bridgett Longust 1:43:47 8 Eric Cole 1:45:44 (15 controls) 9 Mike Fleishman 1:51:20 (16 controls) 10 Shirley Pierce 1:55:23 11 Robert Lewis 1:56:28 12 Cathy Bolger 2:04:41 13 Terry Pratt 2:11:52 14 Syd Reader, Lily, Wendy, John 2:12:52 15 Jeff Lanam 2:21:54 (18 controls) 16 Sandwina, Lautze 2:32:23 17 Kathy Tegtmeier, Marsha Jacobs Suki Martin 2:39:26 (15 controls) 18 Tara Bass, Javier Alvarado 2:39:48 19 Alan & Debra LaVergne 2:50:17 20 Donald Mitchell (5) 3:11:47 (15 controls) Long Course (21 controls) 1 Dennis Wildfogel 1:37:37 2 Ian Madsden 1:45:00 3 Thorsten Graeve 1:45:20 4 Dan Greene 1:45:50 5 Gavin Wyatt-Mair 2:05:06 6 Rod Jaehn 2:15:43 Longest Course (28 controls) 1 Steve Gregg 2:04:34 (skipped 20, 30) 2 Steve Haas 2:12:32 (skipped 4, 18) 3 Jeff Lewis 2:18:46 (skipped 4, 18) 4 Doug Bass 2:20:18 (skipped 20, 30) 5 Vladimir Gusiatnikov 2:21:52 (skipped 25, 27) 6 Charlie Graham 2:38:53 (skipped 13, 27) 7 Eric Rosenzweig 2:43:53 (skipped 4, 7) 8 Mark Blair 3:02:40 (skipped 1, 2) 9 Matt Holman 3:08:47 (skipped 16, 27) 10 Mark Payre 3:26:54 (skipped 20, 27)