Date: (Sat.) Jul. 26, 2008
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Event Director: - 408.386.9343
Course Setter: Cameron Ferguson
Type: C; Standard White, Yellow, and Orange courses; introducing Mobile-O (2-person teams with cell phones)
The first BAOC Mobile-O event at Bayfront Park was well attended. We got some positive feedback about the Mobile-O format, and we had two pairs separated by long distances—Terry Farrah ran while Eric Bone was waiting to get on an aircraft in Heathrow, UK; Damian Swift ran while Robi Mulford was in New Mexico—so this is a very interesting way of "attending" an event! All in all, it worked out well—some poor coverage spots in the north west of the park for some carriers (Sprint and TMobile, I think), but otherwise a fun event!
This was Cameron Ferguson's first attempt at course setting, and I think he designed enjoyable courses for all. Given the terrain, he managed to get in some route choices and offered the Yellow runners a chance to "make it Orange" if they were feeling confident enough. Bayfront is such a safe area that offering these kinds of challenges works well, and helps the Yellow runners get to try a little harder course without the fear of getting lost, never to return!
There were 93 starts (several people ran multiple courses, which is normal for Bayfront). Johanna Karras won the White course. (Chuck Spalding had the fastest time on White after running Orange and Yellow.) The Yellow course was won by by Theo Verhoeven. (Greg Khanlarov had the fastest time on Yellow after running Orange.) Mikkel Conradi ran Orange, Mobile-O #1, and Mobile-O #2, and tied for fastest time on Orange with Sergey Velichko. Mikkel managed a solid second place on Mobile-O #2, guided by Lauren Knight. Lubomir Sebo (guided by Matej Sebo) squeezed out Shura Kretchetov (guided by Helena Eydelberg) to win Mobile-O #1. Tapio Karras (guided by Dan Greene) won Mobile-O #2.
Thank you to the volunteers, some of them recruited "on the spot", who helped ensure the success of the event. Alan Glendinning and Meg Gerstner ran registration, with David Meredith, Cameron Ferguson, and Terry Farrah working the electronic registration on the laptop. Dan Greene provided assistance with Beginners Clinics, and Chuck Spalding, Greg Khanlarov, and Alan Glendinning all took turns on the start. Suzan Armstrong was press-ganged into doing the download and results, and she in her turn recruited Matej Sebo. Shura Kretchetov assisted on setting up the string results and the tent for the water table. Finally Bronwen and Wayne Caplinger helped clear up (carefully collecting together all the string results) and helped with a few other "end of day" tasks.
Remember, we only get to orienteer because of our volunteers, and volunteers get to run in the "volunteer only" Bon Tempe event in December, a beautiful location and well worth volunteering for!
The volunteers, in random order, were:
- Alan Glendinning
- Meg Gerstner
- Dan Greene
- David Meredith
- Greg Ehrensing
- Chuck Spalding
- Shura Kretchetov
- Terry Farrah
- Suzanne Armstrong
- Matej Sebo
- Greg Khanlarov
- Cameron Ferguson
- Bronwen Caplinger
- Wayne Caplinger
I do believe that is everyone, but it's possible I missed someone. If you were missed, please let me know, and I will ensure your name is on this list.
Menlo Park, CA
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Pl Name(s) Time
White Course (2.3 km, 16 controls) 1 Johanna Karras 25:44 2 Sebo family 28:23 3 Davy & Sarah Williams 32:37 4 Emily & Ken Considine 34:00 5 Susan Chang 38:44 6 Mary & Antonio Phoenix 40:37 7 Denise & Ande Burns, Miel Horrilleno 1:13:24 8 Joan Sanchez, Nancy Michelli 1:14:51 Fillan Swift DNF Todd group DNF Tompkins family, Michael Picazo DNF Third Course Chuck Spalding 14:22 Yellow Course (1.9 km, 12 controls) 1 Theo Verhoeven 12:43 2 Luc Poppe 19:46 3 Janet Wang 22:02 4 Ben Considine 23:20 5 Helena Eyselberg 25:00 6 Gavin Williams 28:08 7 Jesse & Emma Wilkinson, Tony Pinkham 29:00 8 Wilkinson family 30:02 9 Michele Conway group 30:32 10 Bharesh, Shrav, & Aashin Mehta, Ram Gupta 34:35 11 Cary Goeller 42:28 12 Tom Rodgers 45:08 13 Cooper, Wiegman, Adams 53:49 14 Kirk, Tim, & Colin Stoddard, Annette Coleman 57:30 Greg Parkkinen DNF Zack Considine DNF Second Course Greg Khanlarov 9:00 Ido Green 9:28 Chuck Spalding 11:54 Orange Course (2.7 km, 14 controls) 1 Mikkel Conradi 13:43 2 Ido Green 14:47 3 Greg Khanlarov 15:12 4 Matthias Kohler 16:59 5 Juha Koskenvuo 19:19 6 Chuck Spalding 20:08 7 Steve Harrison 21:09 8 Greg Ehrensing 24:08 9 Lauren Knight 24:39 10 Brad, Audrey, & Ken Armstrong 24:48 11 Joe Maffei 25:30 12 Jeff Lanam 32:25 13 Neal Lischner 33:20 14 Shaun & Daniel Etherington 33:56 15 Alan Houser 34:07 16 Chris & Kennedy Buchner 34:10 17 David Meredith 36:27 18 Roger Yeung, Leroy Chan, Janice Ko 39:33 19 Jane Ferguson, Mary Linkin, Trina Etherington 40:06 20 Cathy Bolger 44:08 21 David Harrison 47:15 22 Peter Rogers 55:11 23 Marina Keating 56:48 24 Kan group 1:03:00 25 Rugg family 1:03:45 26 Eileen Everett 1:15:50 27 Harold Lischner 1:22:41 28 Jim Masters (GCO) 1:35:22 Second Course Sergey Velichko 13:43 Steve Gregg 15:14 Damian Swift 20:57 Theo Verhoeven 22:19 Luc Poppe 26:44 Janet Wang 39:11 Tom Rodgers 1:17:57 Mobile-O Course #1 (2.1 km, 11 controls) Pl Runner (Controller) Time 1 Lubomir Sebo (Matej Sebo) 22:11 2 Shura Kretchetov (Helena Eyselberg) 22:44 3 Damian Swift (Robi Mulford) 23:13 4 Terry Farrah (Eric Bone) 23:29 5 Steve Gregg (Ruth) 25:11 6 Masha Velichko (Sergey Velichko) 34:16 7 Trinka Gillis (Bjorn Widerstrom) 39:09 8 Bronwen Caplinger (Wayne Caplinger) 42:41 9 Scott Hann (Jay Hann) 43:01 10 Blonstein family 51:34 11 Sarah Williams (Carl Williams) 51:38 Megan Madsen (Megan McLinden) DNF Second Course Mikkel Conradi (Lauren Knight) 24:05 Marina Keating (Joe Maffei) 47:14 Mobile-O Course #2 (2.3 km, 13 controls) Pl Runner (Controller) Time 1 Tapio Karras (Dan Greene) 17:01 2 Terry Farrah (Eric Bone) 22:17 3 Matej Sebo (Lubomir Sebo) 23:11 4 Steve Gregg (Ruth) 24:27 5 Carl Williams (Sarah Williams) 25:53 6 Joe Maffei (Marina Keating) 26:56 7 Wayne Caplinger (Bronwen Caplinger) 27:23 8 Bjorn Widerstrom (Trinka Gillis) 27:33 8 Damian Swift (Robi Mulford) 27:33 9 Jay Hann (Scott Hann) 28:13 10 Sergey Velichko (Masha Velichko) 48:58 Second Course Helena Eyselberg (Shura Kretchetov) DNF Third Course Mikkel Conradi (Suzanne Armstrong) 18:07 _______________