The 31st of May was a very nice day for both runners and organizers. For the orienteers, there was plenty of orienteering for the money with beautiful scenery to make it pleasant.
As the course setter, I must apologize to those four individuals and one team on the Orange (plus Steve Gregg on his second leg of the Red) for one misplaced control (#2 on Orange). It was hung in an adjacent reentrant on an old ribbon. I know how frustrating that can be. Some of you toughed it out nevertheless. Someone (I hope not a competitor!) saw fit to move a bag to an almost undetectable placement (#5 on Orange, #12 on Green) during the race. That is an action that I find difficult to understand. Well, with those two things to ruin the longer courses, I hope that the shorter course people enjoyed themselves.
Congratulations to Jared Krogsrud on White and Jennifer Kerr on Yellow. Applause to Chris Gerbi for perseverance on the Orange course and Steve Gregg on the Red. George Minarik won the Green, though Steve Gregg had a faster time on his first leg of the Red combination course. Dan, Jeff, and Rob decided that stopping after the first leg Green was the better part of valor. I suspect the roughness of terrain was a factor, as it was for other advanced runners.
Ana Sterner was discouraged after crossing paths with a snake. Brian Michaels made a good try at his first Green course. No. 12 would have proved difficult.
My thanks to those GCO members who volunteered their time to help with the registration, start, finish, and especially the control pick-up afterward.
White Course 1 Jared Krogsrud GCO 39:34 2 Tony & Kim Silva 42:42 3 Jim & Paul Gudeman GCO 52:12 4 Nathan Lane 69:33 5 Nancy Woodbury 74:33 6 Kathryn Checkley 84:37 Yellow Course: 2.2K, 40m climb 1 Jennifer Kerr GCO 54:42 2 Marianne Finoff ASC 62:34 3 Augerlavoie, Gonzales, Bryson, Nelson ROTC 66:00 4 Nathan Lane 67:50 5 Diane Gudeman GCO 72:51 6 Tony & Kim Silva 74:08 7 Andrew Espinosa, Barbara Beck GCO 75:06 8 Woods, Clark, Wildman 94:09 9 Jason Anderson, Shawn McGuire CSUS 103:00 10 John Larson, Justin Duncan, Jeremy Bowes ROTC 113:10 11 Ken & Daria Roe GCO 118:43 12 Paul Danenberg, Brandon Kelley ROTC 119:11 13 Betty & Tessa Zertuche 172:56 (Betty and Tessa did more than the Yellow, taking an Orange course map along to increase the challenge.) Orange Course: 3.3K, 70m climb 1 Chris Gerbi 109:17 2 Tan Streit ASC 207:12 3 Don Gee BAOC 218:41 Buffington Brown DNF Fricaso, Dent, Macera, Klamer ROTC DNS Green Course: 4.1K, 100m climb 1 Steve Gregg BAOC 74:11* 2 George Minarik BAOC 89:17 3 Dan Clark GCO 93:16* 4 Jeff Thompson GCO 94:58* 5 Rob Williams 118:29* 6 Jim & Charlene Michaels GCO 142:14 7 Mark Blair BAOC 171:58 8 Tom Jahn GCO 197:16 Brian Michaels BAOC/GCO DNF Ana Sterner ASC DNF *first leg of Red competition Red Course: 7.5K, 170m climb 1 Steve Gregg BAOC 147:42 Dan Clark GCO DNF Jeff Thompson GCO DNF Kent Ohlund BAOC DNF