Nearly 80 participants, half of them children and a few in costume, came to the club's Hallowe'en beginners' event. It was the first BAOC meet at Bayfront Park in Menlo Park, and it proved to be a great site to introduce people to the sport.
Newcomers Patrick and Ruth O'Neill led the way on the White course, followed by Jack Myers, out with his children Athena and Philip. Paul Allman, who finished third, then turned in the day's fastest time on Yellow as a second course. The team of Glenn & Celene Voyles, Kurt Krames, and Elsie Yim officially took first place on Yellow, ahead of two pairs of Cadette Girl Scouts, Meghan Desale and Adelina Easterbrooks, and Jillian Hamma and Sara Laymoun.
I want to thank all the people whose help made the meet run so smoothly: Mike Poulsen, who assisted with setup, beginners' clinics, finishes and results; Jean & Ev Beuerman, registration and control pickup; Nancy Lindeman, starts; Tony Pinkham, beginners' clinics; Jack Myers, finishes and results; Jessica Woods, Start-O; Sue & John Rizzi, control pickup; and special appreciation to Liz Butterfield for doing starts, and most of all, for her excellent work last year in making the Bayfront map.
START-O 9 controls #Ctrls Mins Without help (age): Andy Truang (6) (first time) 9 10 Andy Truang (6) (second time) 9 10 Sam (7) and Katy (5) White 9 8 Jonai Kaderi Smith (9) and Mary Vasquez (9) 9 5 Athena (11) and Philip (5) Myers 9 4 Katy White (5) (second time) 8 5 Sam White (7) (second time) 9 3 With help (age): Ben (4) 9 6 Allen (6) 9 7 WHITE 1.8 km, 25 m, 9 controls Pat and Ruth O'Neill 24:11 Philip, Athena, Jack Myers 26:46 Paul Allman 30:49 Jeanne, Roland, Mika, Evan Chan 37:27 Marc Goeller 37:35 Matt, Ian, James, Emily, Julie 38:16 Tom, Sam and Katy White 43:30 Shannon and Natalie McClure 52:46 Garrett and Kristen Pitsenbarger 57:40 Lien, Aimee, Andy Truang 66:15 Kelly Lundquist, Mary Vasquez, Jonai Smith 68:11 Joyce Walz, Kelly, Courtney, Kirsten, Molly 71:00 Girl Scout Troop 1694 77:23 Benjamin, Teresa and Steve Allen DNF YELLOW 2.6 km, 50 m, 11 controls Glenn & Celene Voyles, Kurt Krames, Elsie Yim 46:04 Adelina Easterbrooks, Meghan Desale 52:50 Sara Laymoun, Jillian Hamma 59:20 Ann Jeffries, Brian O'Neil 64:27 Fishkin, Worrell 67:17 Judy Ace, Dianne Sweeny, Claudette Levesque 67:20 George and Janet Hamma 69:57 Colleen Mazloom and Carolyn O'Connor 86:13 Shahrzad Mazloom and Lindsey Dow 90:47 Christine Serrone and Laura Innes 92:16 Karen O'Connor and Allie Mongan 101:51 Robinson et al MSP (73:58) Second course Paul Allman 39:17 Tom, Sam and Katy White 77:36