I guess when you consider what happened weather-wise since our event, then we actually didn't have it too bad. Yes, it rained steadily all day, but at least no one was lost in that dangerous gully on the Blue course. One wonders how big it is by now, since every time we saw it, it was noticeably more menacing. Below are the complete results.
It was a meager turnout on the White through Brown courses. Garrett and Kristen Pitsenbarger were the only finishers on White, and Jessica Douglas and Audrey Warmuth were first on Yellow. Charles Brenner was a clear winner on a challenging Orange course. Nick Corsano bettered Leslie Minarik on Brown, while Nancy Lindeman was forced to DNF because of that pesky #3.
We were pleasantly surprised at the number of advanced O'ers who braved the conditions. Werner Haag, who couldn't be talked into running Red, led the Green finishers with a 23-second win over Joe Scarborough. Steph Maclean was the first woman in and Janet Petersen was second. On the Red course, where route choice became more varied, Brian Moore finished 1:25 ahead of Dan Greene, with Bob Cooley a strong third. Speaking of route choices, Trevor Pering finished the Red course with his arms full of trash he'd seen while running and just had to bring in. We didn't see all that stuff when we put the controls out where were you, Trevor?
On the Blue course (best course of the day, in our opinion), James Scarborough finished almost three minutes clear of Michikiro Kamijima, who was 7 minutes up on Kent Ohlund. Pity about the rain, because this course in particular was very runnable. I could see when I picked up that it had gotten pretty slippery out there.
As always, we really appreciate the help we got. The "award-winning" Beuermans ran registration in their usual efficient manner. Dan Greene did a couple beginner's clinics before heading out for his run. Stacy Goss showed up early and did starts on White/Yellow then spent the rest of the day clocking in finishers. She really only came to fetch her husband's umbrella from lost and found, and in the end Harold sent her home with the wrong one. That's my umbrella, Stacy!
We know how hard it is to head back out to pick up controls after you've run, so with that in mind: thank you, thank you to the following people: Dave Kim, who also helped set up the finish area; Meg Gerstner, who also brought clothes down from the remote start; Steve Gregg; and Kelly Wells.
Blue 7.4 K 255m climb 1. James Scarborough 69:13 2. Michihiro Kamijima 72:11 3. Kent Ohlund 79:45 4. Thorsten Graeve 82:30 5. Erik Ohlund 87:47 6. Steve Gregg 89:05 7. Gary Carpenter 92:29 8. Syd Reader 92:45 9. Derek Maclean 100:06 10. Tapio Karras 109:08 11. Doug Stein 127:54 12. Peter Graube 129:10 13. Mark Prior 160:47 14. Ralf Willecke 170:00 Red 6.1K 240m climb 1. Brian Moore 83:32 2. Dan Greene 84:57 3. Bob Cooley 86:28 4. Steve Smith 87:06 5. Alan Glendinning 87:53 6. Steve Jankowski 95:09 7. Mark Blair 105:46 8. Trevor Pering 134:30 9. Kelly Wells 136:11 10. Phillip Hoare 147:00 11. Meredith/Kirkov 169:58 12. D. Nicholson 178:30 Green 4.9K 175m climb 1. Werner Haag 55:19 2. Joe Scarborough 55:42 3. Gary Kraght 61:42 4. George Minarik 64:02 5. Steve Smithwaite 65:42 6. Mark Petersen 67:45 7. Scott Aster 69:35 8. Chris Taylor 71:45 9. Stephanie Maclean 72:28 10. Robert Eikel 81:51 11. Janet Petersen 86:54 12. Dave Kim 91:30 13. Mike Fleishman 91:48 14. William Rassieur 107:05 15. Van Boughner 109:08 16. Mike Branson 125:17 Eric Anderson DNF Brown 3.2k 145m climb 1. Nick Corsano 63:24 2. Leslie Minarik 69:18 Nancy Lindemann DNF #3 Orange 4.4K 135m climb 1. Charles Brenner 66:57 2. John Pagendarm 83:25 3. Shawn Larsen 96:35 4. Liz Butterfield 104:20 5. Matt & Pat Rabuzzi 117:29 Yellow 3.3K 80m climb 1. Jessica Douglas & Audrey Warmuth 47:12 2. Lise Vaurs 53:18 3. H. Hall 56:00 4. Hall/Ober 67:10 Ober 779 DNF #7 White 2.3K 15m climb 1. Garrett & Kristen Pitsenbarger 58:30 M. Pagendarm DNF