A beautiful mild fall day greeted 165 lost souls condemned to wander the reaches of Spring Lake and Annadel on October 31. Nary a ghost nor goblin was sighted, but there sure were a lot of crazy people in pajamas. Below are the complete results.
When designing the courses for the Spring Lake event, I started with two rules: 1) thou shalt have long legs, and 2) thou shalt witness the glories of Annadel. So I set Orange and advanced courses using a minimum of Spring Lake, and a maximum of Annadel. And I tried to keep the average leg length above 500m for the advanced courses, and threw in a one kilometer leg on Orange and Red.
We had 97 people on White and Yellow, many of whom were Girl and Boy Scouts. Winner on White was BAOC's own U.S. champion in M10, Malcolm Wyatt-Mair. Yellow was led by Deron van Hoff, a newcomer from San Francisco. A difficult Orange course was bested by Leif Kirschenbaum, who ran the course in costume and was almost 20 minutes faster than his closest competition. George Minarik won the short Green course, followed closely by archrival Dennis Wildfogel, Bob Cooley, and Penny DeMoss. Everyone except Dennis has set courses at Annadel. And on Red, Wyatt Riley blazed through the 6.0 course in 58 minutes, less than 10 minutes per kilometer on a course with more than six percent climb. Wyatt's wife, Angelica, was first woman on Red.
I had a helpmate, without whom the event would not have happened. Scott Aster, BAOC president, vetted and set all of the controls and water, as well as designing the White and Yellow courses. Helpers on the day of the event were: Starts - Mary Lawson and daughter Francis, Beginner's Clinics - George and Leslie Minarik, Registration - Tom and Sandy Guldman, Finish - Scott Aster and Julie Wells, Greeter - David Meredith, Control Pickup - Harold and Penny DeMoss and Leif Kirschenbaum, General Gofer - Steve Miller. Thank you, everyone. There are a lot of tasks involved in putting on a "simple" orienteering event, and we prosper through our volunteer energy.
WHITE 2.8k 75m Malcolm Wyatt-Mair 38.12 Billy Conde, Michael Tauraso 42.42 Jacob Lawson, Cameron Kendall 43.46 Sherrill Yurth, Mark, Andy & Matt Richardson 44.06 Judy Gabriel 44.31 Don & Debbie Billings 51.41 Shawn & Sally Buchanan 62.20 Kate Shubert, Emily Ransford, Lilly Tomkovic 66.41 Hackett family (5) 74.11 Taylor Hill, Rachelle Puconi, Katie Hogan 81.42 Denise & Cassidy Reich, Kathy & Lauren Rudy 96.27 Alice Keegan, David Tauraso 98.17 Girl Scout Troop 137 (7) 102.39 Rachael Caldwell, Katrina Fuhrman 109.12 Alice Sigler DNF YELLOW 3.8k 130m Deron van Hoff 60.35 Ken & Nick Perry, Devyn & Mark Wills 65.16 Panna Lossy 69.12 Cari & Chris Fraser 71.42 Charles Palmer 75.51 Bill & Helen Madsen 75.59 George & Pat Aster 77.45 Chris Kimsey, JP Hawkins, Mark Hansen, Chris Cortese, Michael Maguire 81.58 Zane Boehlke, Matt Tibbits 83.29 David Ellis, Mary Holder 89.46 Scott Baldwin 98.41 David & Sandy Tresan 98.56 Ev & Jean Beuerman 105.30 Ann Sorenson, Ellie & Amanda Micheli, Amanda Vivrette 109.08 Brian Fraser 114.07 Troop 32 (4) 118.06 Niels, Hillary & Max Conrad 129.22 Sam & Glenn Hetchler 136.58 Rick & Ben Stern, Kevin & John Scheumann 161.17 Barcelon & Mayer (4) OT Susie & Jeff Perry, Patrick MacKenzie MSP #2 J B Hirst DNF Carolyn More, Pat Beigel DNF Kevin Walker lost card 2nd course: Hackett family (5) 91.50 Billy Conde, Michael Tauraso MSP #2 Jacob Lawson, Cameron Kendall DNF ORANGE 3.3k 190m Leif Kirschenbaum 58.34 Brian Donohue 77.24 Steve Miller, Bob Gallagher 82.39 Julie & Steve Bennett 82.41 Stuart & Jeff Kresge, Steven Guilliams 116.11 David Roberson 127.30 Lauren Wemmer 140.33 Brendan Wells, Kiel Small 140.56 Jill Custer 144.45 Jonathan Seder 146.58 Blake & Martin Johnson 150.10 Judy Koehler 154.09 Juan Frescas DNF #7 Ken Prose DNF Claire Shubert, Linnea Hill DNF Brandyn Tomkovic, Amanda Simons DNF Idell Weydemeyer lost card GREEN 3.6k 220m George Minarik 49.51 Dennis Wildfogel 50.32 Bob Cooley 51.29 Penny DeMoss 52.33 James Wilson 62.08 Evan Custer 62.12 Nik Weber 63.46 Blake Tresan 63.50 Dwight Freund 80.39 Robert Lewis 81.27 Jascha Lee 83.43 Patty White 84.24 Harold DeMoss 86.16 Patty Clemo 88.57 David Meredith 106.55 Steve Beuerman 113.41 Joan Roos 114.06 Stew Hintz 116.21 Leslie Minarik 118.26 Marsha Jacobs 118.33 Vic Revenko 119.20 Ton Olson, Don Klotz 139.21 Boyd & Dianne Potts DNF RED 6.0k 375m Wyatt Riley 58.00 Dan Stoll-Hadayia 60.17 Matthias Kohler 72.35 Gary Carpenter 75.33 Steve Gregg 75.57 Chris Sherwood 79.46 Gavin Wyatt-Mair 80.53 Mike Springer 83.26 Ian Ramsey 83.32 Angelica Riley 84.57 Kelly Wells 99.30 Russell Green 103.16 Peter Graube 118.01 David Dreyfuss 118.11 Ron Gross 126.11 Mark Rice 135.11 Aileen Abernathy 135.25 Rosemary Johnson DNF