Many volunteers helped make this event a very successful one for 62 entrants, including many BAOCers and three from out-of-state clubs. Dwight Freund did an excellent job of setting the courses, perhaps except for the Orange, which was a good course but much more a Green level in both difficulty and effort. Below are the complete results.
Many stayed with it (the Orange) for well over three hours and only missed one or two punches. It certainly shows the enthusiasm of the up-and-coming GCO members. BAOC member Aileen Abernathy's winning time was the only Orange finish under the 3-hour technical time limit. Well done!
Some confusion on Orange resulted from a missing punch at No. 6. (Credit was given, although belatedly in some cases.) Apparently, a marmot with an aggressive appetite liked the salty taste of the string and chewed through it, dragging the punch away and leaving the bag on the ground. As a result, many runners lost considerable time on this control, and explains some of the unusual number of DNFs. Also, some Orange runners did not finish till after the course closing time and may have missed the last control, No. 10, because it had already been picked up.
On White, Holly Beatis ran away from the crowd and is obviously ready to move up. Yellow times were a little slow, but considering the altitude, hills, and rough terrain, Ken Rose's time was well-deserved.
Syd Reader of BAOC beat this old man and others on Green by over 12 minutes and deserves an added thanks for picking up controls. Thanks also to Steve Smith for picking up the advanced controls well into the afternoon after all had left.
On Red, it was pretty much a BAOC lineup, with Tapio Karras showing steady improvement by winning over a strong field of runners. Many BAOC Blue runners did not come, perhaps because we had no Blue course.
Karen Sessler and husband Fred not only vetted the courses but also did triple duty at registration, beginners clinics, and the finish area. Ellie Lightfoot and Eric Strong, along with a troop of very helpful Boy Scouts, set up the start and finish, and with the help of Julie Gustifson, ran the start, finish, and results posting. Thanks also to all the unknown helpers that I haven't mentioned.
WHITE 1 Holly Beatis 40:35 2 Larry Hopkins 52:39 3 Gary Miller 55:06 4 Taylor Biggs 57:46 5 M. Carpenter 60:10 6 Connie Taxiera 63:23 7 Steve Gray 68:06 8 Bridget O'Flaherty 73:17 9 Laura Spohr 92:00 10 Carol Steingard 92:25 Laures Stevens DNF YELLOW 1 Ken Rose 75:14 2 Tim & Marlene Raustrom 89:44 3 Andy Lyons 90:24 4 E. Quartemant 91:42 5 Judy Koehler 103:59 6 Ev & Jean Beuerman 114:49 Lia Lorton DNF ORANGE 1 Aileen Abernathy 160:59 Lynn Zonge OT [194:03] K. Anthony & C. Shirley OT [238:31] Jennifer Kerr DNF L. Stevens DNF M. Carpenter DNF Lesar DNF M. & V. Steiner DNF Chris Crain DNF Brian Peterson DNF Chris Ferohn DNF Joe Ledesma DNF Mike Catlin DNF David Messinpos DQ [lost card] Andy LaBatt DQ [lost card] GREEN 1 Syd Reader 64:18 2 Ron Gross 75:42 3 Trevor Paring 77:05 4 Van Boughner 83:56 5 Patty Clemo 107:27 6 Eric Strong 108:47 7 Gerald de Wit 111:29 8 Steve Beuerman 114:00 9 Vic Revenko 128:09 10 David Best 136:18 11 Nancy Lindeman 159:04 Crowley/Wong DNF RED 1 Tapio Karras 70:50 2 Kent Ohlund 75:31 3 Gary Carpenter 77:11 4 Werner Haag 83:45 5 Steve Smith 83:54 6 Robert Galets 83:55 7 Thorsten Graeve 83:58 8 Bob Cooley 103:36 9 Scott Aster 111:16 10 Clint Morse 118:11 11 Peter Olsten 127:43 12 Val Licon 135:39 13 Tom Gray 151:21 14 Jeff Thompson 166:17