Crown Memorial State Beach
Date: (Sat.) Sep. 27, 2008
Location: Alameda, CA
Event Director: - 510.681.6181
Course Setter: Rex Winterbottom
Type: C; White (Junior Sprint), Yellow (Sprint), and Memory-O courses
Photos and maps are posted here (http://terraloco.com).
Fresh faces dominated the scene on a gorgeous day at the beach in Alameda. It was great to see new people, and hopefully many will come back and participate again. If you enjoy being watched, plenty of spectators abounded—picnickers, walkers, joggers, parasailers, swimmers, windsurfers, tennis players... it’s a busy place on the weekend. All the controls survived, although a few in the vicinity of picnickers drew attention from the youngsters. Warm, but not hot, you could also go for a swim, and Barbara Robben took advantage of the locale to enjoy a dip in the bay. And where else can sprinting across the beach be part of an orienteering course?
Interestingly, we had no individual (first course) participants on White, but many groups took the plunge, a few with babies in strollers. German junior Jörg Reinert and veteran orienteer Werner Haag managed a quick jaunt before doing Yellow solo as a second course. Dennis Wildfogel took top honors on the individual Yellow, which also doubled as a Sprint course. Vicki Woolworth led the women. Toby Ferguson dominated the individual Memory-O, and one of the Q&A answers was "Toby", interestingly. (Toby Chavez Field is one of the baseball fields.) Adam Ruskin and Jesse Wilkinson were the top group on the Memory-O.
Great helpers, and they made the meet happen. David Meredith, Barbara Robben, and Toby Ferguson showed up early to help us get set up and started. Sarah and Leslie Minarik took a break from picnicking to help with starts. Vicki Woolworth wins the "all around" helper award for wearing the most hats. Thanks to Vicki, Judy Koehler, and Alan Houser for helping me pack up everything to go into my car. And then Judy and I went to the advertised social venue, the New Zealander, to relax and have supper after an enjoyable event. Thanks everybody.
Here's a list of all the helpers:
Toby Ferguson: beginners’ clinics, starts
Dennis Wildfogel: control pickup
Joe Saba: finishes
Judy Koehler: finishes, take-down
Alan Houser: registration, take-down
George Minarik: results
Barbara Robben: setup
David Meredith: setup, registration
Sarah Minarik: starts
Leslie Minarik: starts
Vicki Woolworth: starts, finishes, control pickup, take-down
Crown Memorial State Beach
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Pl Name(s) Time
White Course (1.3 km, 10 m climb, 8 controls) 1 Jörg Reinert, Werner Haag 9:10 2 Kieran, Jack, & Christine Horan 16:17 3 Casey & Stephen Hopkins 21:38 4 Winnie & William Chan 21:53 5 Harry & Diane Hall 23:49 6 Kathryn Stutz, Katelyn Sullivan 25:28 7 Jo Aaker, Bryan Krug, & child 27:48 8 Carl & Anna Cunningham 31:49 8 Ayako & Thomas Barton 31:49 Second Course David Jorgensen 9:03 Vladimir Cherepanov 11:56 Yellow Course (2.4 km, 25 climb, 16 controls) 1 Dennis Wildfogel 14:26 2 Bruce Wolfe 15:14 3 Joe Saba 17:25 4 George Minarik 18:45 5 Vicki Woolworth 22:00 6 Chris Bark, Erich Sonnberger 22:43 7 Jeff Dickert 23:05 8 David Jorgensen 24:17 9 Bryan Koga, Joyce Lin 24:50 10 Elena Condes 31:42 11 Judy Koehler 36:56 11 Peter McCorquodale 36:56 13 Vladimir Cherepanov 42:58 14 Fred & Diane Ciaramaglia 47:25 15 Barbara Robben 49:05 16 Peter Williams, Riley Miller 1:01:03 Second Course Werner Haag 18:10 Jörg Reinert 21:18 Adam Ruskin, Jesse Wilkinson 22:20 Kathryn Stutz, Katelyn Sullivan 52:45 Memory-O Course (2.0 km, 25 climb, 6 controls) 1 Toby Ferguson 22:23 2 Adam Ruskin, Jesse Wilkinson 26:35