We scheduled the Sunol meet one day too early this year. Although there was no significant amount of rain during the meet, there was a lot the night before and up until about 8 am on Sunday. The wet weather, a Ski-O scheduled for the same day, and a mix-up on the BAOC hotline (maybe the hotline was trying to tell us to change to the 18th) reduced our attendance compared to previous years. The great weather on Monday added insult to injury. In spite of everything, we had a pretty good turnout on the advanced courses. Those who attended seemed to enjoy the courses which (except for Brown) were faster and had less climb than in previous years. Check out the results.
This year the White course was won by Bill Hawthorne and Eric Stavney in 23:32. Mark Goodwin won Yellow in 44:52, followed closely by Ron Thumann. Chuck Spalding left the remaining Orange competitors in the dust (mud?) finishing in 58:45, over 20 minutes ahead of the second place finisher.
Dennis Wildfogel won the physically demanding Brown course in 67:03. Alan Glendinning led the ten Green runners finishing in 75:19. Dan Greene had a good run on Red finishing in 79:28 (12.2 minutes/km) excellent for Sunol terrain. James Scarborough, claiming to be "out of shape," ran the Blue course in 68:39 (8.8 min./km!!). Wish I was out of shape like that!
I want to thank all of those who volunteered to help in spite of the wet weather.
A very special thanks to the search and rescue crew of Gavin Wyatt-Mair, Mark Blair, and Jeff Lanam, who stayed late to ensure we didn't leave a lost/injured competitor out in the woods. Gavin provided welcome guidance in the formation of a search team and donated his phone card in a vain attempt to track down the errant orienteerer. All ended well as at 8 pm (park closing) there were no extra cars in the parking lot.
Please remember to note your vehicle license number on your registration and control card stub. It can save a lot of wasted time and effort.
BLUE 7.8 km 375 m James Scarborough 68:39 Dan Stoll-Hadayia 78:43 Syd Reader 80:39 M. Wallenborg 82:35 Thorsten Graeve 84:46 Kent Ohlund 87:06 Steve Gregg 88:39 Doug Stein 92:49 Gavin Wyatt-Mair 109:39 Mark Prior 117:50 David Dreyfuss 155:19 Panu Haaramo DNF (71:20, missed #14) Ray Kemp DNF RED 6.5km 345m Dan Greene 79:28 D. MacLean 86:55 Mark Petersen 88:23 Chris Sherwood 99:27 Hugh MacMullan 100:33 Bob Cooley 100:48 Tony Pinkham 107:18 Mark Blair 108:14 S. Wallenborg 110:05 Scott Aster 111:21 Mark Rice 156:11 GREEN 5.4km 290m Alan Glendinning 75:19 Joe Scarborough 79:55 George Minarik 82:54 Chris Taylor 94:56 Stacy Goss 139:14 Michael Young 209:47 Bruce Bassett MSP (82:17) Thed Verhoeven & Kristiaan Lsokere DNF BROWN 4.1km 195m Dennis Wildfogel 67:03 George Chau 85:46 Nick Corsano 92:30 Shawn Larsen 94:44 Kevin Schoenfeld, Debbie Wojioricz, Leon Berzing 99:53 Jascha Lee 101:26 Janet Petersen 107:10 Leslie Minarik 110:04 Jeff Lanam 110:16 Sean Coady 114:35 Bjorn Widerstrom 123:29 P. Hoare 131:17 Vivian Lee 133:23 Nancy Lindeman DNF Patty Clemo DNF Meg Gerstner DNF ORANGE 4.3km 150m Chuck Spalding 58:45 Darsey Moore & Gemma 80:40 Orlando San Martin 93:32 Eric Rosenzweig 94:58 Liz Butterfield 96:16 Allman? 102:39 Audrey Warmuth & Ken Douglas 104:02 Mari Takada 113:15 Dean French 174:33 Ev & Jean Beuerman 176:08 Dimitry Shmidt DNF (did not find) YELLOW 3.2km 100m Mark Goodwin 44:52 Ron Thumann 45:26 Bill Hawthorne & Eric Stavney 46:05 Matt & Pat Rabuzzi & Nick Rose 51:00 Gordon Shing 53:39 Kathleen McCarthy, Shelly DeFord, Laura & Dawn Rader 75:53 Jaki Dawdy, Hannah Bunting, Melinda Martin, Natasha Boyson, Alyssa Zelner 78:28 Greg Hobbs 81:22 Tierny Haupt, Jennifer Schmidt, Kristin MacDonnell 82:56 Sarah Band & Gail Glendinning 89:34 Amy Bram 95:05 Elaine, Stephen, Mary, Lawrence 96:28 Cathy, Carol and Stephanie 97:50 Pete Tierney & Chris Taylor 115:50 WHITE 2.5km 75m Bill Hawthorne & Eric Stavney 23:32 Jeff Nunes 30:02 Chris Lorinski 35:16 Reyer & Henry Band 36:30 Elaine, Stephen, Mary, Lawrence 45:49 Tierney Haupt, Shelly DeFord, Chuck Haupt 47:49 Esther Heller & John Butterfield 51:45 Kelly Shephers & Matt Harnack 52:16 Bramara, Meg, & Sarada Tangirala 52:55 Laura-Dawn Rader, Jane Joseph, Viki Dawn Rader 59:00 Kathleen McCarthy 60:16 Jennifer Schmidt & Kristin MacDonnell 63:06 Kristen & Garrett Pitsenbarger 68:11 Jennifer Braun, Andrey Yung, Lawrence Girourd 68:47 Gina Staffiery, Mari Collazo, Joe Sanchez 135:58