Golden Gate Park
Date: (Sat.) Apr. 7, 2007
Location: San Francisco, CA
Event Director: - 510.681.6181
Course Setter: Vladimir Gusiatnikov
Type: C; White, Yellow, Orange, Long Orange, and USOF Sprint courses
By Rex Winterbottom
I'm glad I had plenty of experience directing and course setting events, because I could have had a heart attack scrambling to get things running. Thanks to the early helpers, we got the event going okay, but there were many challenges to be faced this day. A combination of complications left the ED-CS team doing many things at the last minute. The rain didn't help either!
On the positive side, what great, helpful people we have in the club, like Steve Gregg and Ben Legg, who stepped up in the beginning to help us put out the White, Yellow, and Orange pie-plate controls, and then helped with starts later, and also helped with setup. There was a great spirit of cooperation amongst the seasoned club members to get the event going and running for the attendees.
The rain couldn't dampen the spirits of all the participants who enjoyed Vladimir's interesting courses. The Sprint brought out some fast navigating, led by James Scarborough, Martin Kunz, and Vadim Masalkov. The course kept you thinking and map-reading the whole way through—a nice challenge for the experienced crowd. On Long Orange, the trio of Donato Polignone, Adam Doti, and Adam Armijo bested the rest. Jennifer Klafin won Orange over Greg Ehrensing and junior Valeria Fedyk. Vladimir did a nice job of creating interesting Orange legs, many with optimal off-trail route choices, not an easy thing to execute at Golden Gate Park. Brad and Lisa Melton led Richard Frankland, and Bill and Dayna Wiebalk, on Yellow. And top honors on the White course go to Fedor and Galina Karpelevitch, and the Eureka scout troop 2661 teams.
Thanks to the many helpers!
- Setup: Rosemary Johnson, Jim Fish, Steve Gregg, Ben Legg
- Putting out controls: Steve Gregg, Ben Legg
- Epunch: Trinka Gillis, Jim Fish, Terry Farrah
- Registration: Martin Kunz, Rosemary Johnson
- Logistics: James Scarborough, Manfred Kopisch
- Potluck display: Terry Farrah
- Starts: Terry Farrah, Vladimir Gusiatnikov, Belle Navarez, Ben Legg, Steve Gregg
- Finishes: Brad Wetmore, Deron van Hoff, Steve Haas, Terry Gleason
- Control Pickup: Steve Haas, Brad Wetmore, Vladimir Gusiatnikov, Belle Navarez
- Takedown: Brad Wetmore, Steve Haas
- Taking all the equipment away to Kelly Wells: Steve Haas
Course Setter's Comment on Maps
I must apologize for running out of White, Yellow, and Long Orange maps. I had planned for about 80 participants, and about 130 showed up despite the pouring rain and a Saturday on a holiday weekend.
Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA Saturday, April 7, 2007 Pl Name(s) Time White Course (1.7 km, 15 m climb, 8 controls) 1 Fedor & Galina Karpelevitch 17:21 2 Troop 2661 Team 1 28:24 3 Troop 2661 Team 2 31:45 4 Charlotte, Katherine, Sydney, Aaron 32:29 5 Jerry & Carol McLaggan 47:00 6 Lauren Couderc, Lindsay McLaggan 49:00 7 Emily & Jay Hann 49:21 8 Jessica Cruz, Rebecca Wintermute 51:00 9 Ali McCarthy, Martha Partida 52:30 10 Judy Mayne, Sue Mace, Tish Souza 58:25 Yellow Course (1.9 km, 35 m climb, 9 controls) 1 Brad & Lisa Melton 35:44 2 Richard Frankland 36:17 3 Bill & Dayna Wiebalk 37:18 4 A. Shepherd 37:23 5 Diane R. Hall, Silvia Partida 57:45 6 Burchill Konrad 57:48 7 Julia Gee, Jeff Ide 61:48 8 Mike, Eliza, & Juliet Ellis, Kamala DeValois 64:43 9 Scott & Kathy Ellis 64:44 Naomi Cahn, Austin McLaggan DNF Orange Course (3.7 km, 65 m climb, 9 controls) 1 Jennifer Klafin 31:30 2 Greg Ehrensing 47:11 3 Valeria Fedyk 49:30 4 Brian Hart, Michelle Gong 50:02 5 Steve O'Keefe 50:28 6 Tatiana Fedyk 55:30 7 Heather & Shawn-Patrick Stark, Joe & Karen Keyser 56:33 8 Dan Gee 71:03 9 Jay & Beatrice 72:10 10 Vic Revenko 76:15 Galen Pewtherer MSP Margaret Longstreth MSP Craig Pierce MSP Karen & Samantha Jaber MSP Lisa Knowles DNF Audrey Roadarev DNF Second Course Brad Wetmore 28:15 Jim Fish 59:33 Long Orange Course (5.0 km, 85 m climb, 12 controls) 1 Donato Polignone 40:07 2 Adam Doti 40:07 3 Adam Armijo 40:07 4 Oren Rigbi 42:49 5 Steve Haas 46:48 6 Deron Van Hoff 48:50 7 Lou Lederer, Vinemoni Dachs 58:33 8 Phil Lovahenti 63:34 9 Neal Lischner 74:55 10 Steve Jaber 85:05 11 Julie Hollien, Kael Fischer 89:26 12 Parag Gupta 147:12 13 Harold Lischner 160:55 Chris Brookhoff MSP Joshua Cyphers, Darrin Smith, Daniel Russell, Kirk Lathrop MSP Shura Helene, Kreg Messov, Mila Kirillova MSP Second Course Chuck Spalding 49:14 Sprint Course (2.6 km, 45 m climb, 14 controls) Pl Name Time 1 James Scarborough 15:15 2 Martin Kunz 15:49 3 Vadim Masalkov 15:50 4 Dag Ainsoo 16:36 5 Mikkel Conradi 16:38 6 Benjamin Legg 16:53 7 Rex Winterbottom 16:55 8 Tapio Karras 19:11 9 Andrejus Masalkovas 19:22 10 Dennis Wildfogel 20:27 11 Russell Neilson 20:51 12 Brad Wetmore 21:01 13 Steve Gregg 21:10 14 Peter Graham 23:12 15 Manfred Kopisch 24:27 16 Robin Gustafsson 25:23 17 Chuck Spalding 29:10 18 Joe Maffei 30:17 19 Joe Scarborough 30:35 20 Terry Farrah 36:30 21 Marsha Jacobs 38:43 22 Daniel Kopisch 39:35 23 Frederick Lee 41:55 24 Anja Kahampaeae 44:27 25 Jim Fish 47:22 26 Trinka Gillis 50:43 27 Rosemary Johnson 55:08 28 Terri Hunt 1:00:15 29 Terry Gleason 1:03:36 30 Julia Doubson 1:08:35 George Minarik DNF _______________ DNF = Did not finish (missed one or more controls) MSP = Mispunched (one or more controls wrong)