Date: (Sat.) Sep. 13, 2008
Location: Oakland, CA
Event Directors: - 650.365.4275, - 510.619.5728
Course Setters: Jim Fish, Dean French
Type: C; National Orienteering Day event on a NEW MAP
We'd like to thank everyone who came out on National Orienteering Day to our first event at Knowland Park. A little over 100 people came out to run courses on our BAOC mapping director's (Bob Cooley) new map. Around 30 people ran a second course that day.
Thanks, Bob, for all your hard work in making this map for the club. Thanks to Rex Winterbottom who suggested this area as a good close-in area to map.
Thanks to Jim Fish, our course setter, for designing 5 courses for everyone to enjoy. Thanks to Rosemary Johnson and Dean French, our assistant event directors.
What a beautiful day for the event; we were so lucky that it wasn't hot. I think that this area would be good for an early spring event before the weather gets too hot.
There was some confusion of where to go when the first people arrived and parked their cars. Thanks to Penny DeMoss and Vicki Woolworth who put up signs and flagged the way to the start, and to Joan Roos who was the greeter at the bottom of the hill in the parking lot. I do like the idea of having a greeter.
Thanks to Brad Wetmore for making a map with a pin on it showing the exact location for the portable toilet so that I could e-mail it to Far West, the portable toilet company. I snail mailed them our orienteering map with the location circled, and e-mailed them another map of Oakland with directions to Knowland Park and to the toilet location.
Jim Fish drove all over the park Friday afternoon looking for the toilet that they said was delivered. Jim finally found it far away in another area of the park. By then it was too late to change the toilet location. (Oh well, we saved $100.)
The Sprint was part of the 2008 BAOC Sprint Series. Ben Legg won the Sprint in 17:19, and Fallan Swift won the Jr. Sprint (White Course) in 31:29.
Jan Hann put on an all-day Junior Orienteering Day Camp (from 9–5) that included lunch. I think 12 juniors showed up for our first BAOC Junior Orienteering Day Camp. Thanks, Jay, for organizing the special day for our juniors!
Thanks also to all these people who helped with the event:
- Joel Parrott, Oakland Zoo Director, gave us permission to use the area, and seemed very happy to have us there
- Bob Westfall, Security, opened the upper gate so that the portable toilet could be delivered, and so we could drive in the registration, E-punch, Junior Day Camp, and all our other equipment.
- Alex Finch – For working with all of us to schedule the event
- Rosemary Johnson – Vetting
- Bob Cooley – Printing the maps
- Steve Gregg and Rex Winterbottom – Prerunners
- Dean and Donna French – Starts and bringing and setting up treats
- Galina Shakhnousky – Starts
- James Wilson – Registration
- Rosemary Johnson and Greg Ehrensing – E-punch
- Jennifer Kerr – Clinics
- Wes Erck, Mark Blair, Manfred Kopish, Dean and Donna French – Control pick-up
- Marina Keeting – Who e-mailed me that she would love to help (Her car broke down and she couldn't make it, but I liked her response.)
And thanks to anyone who pitched in to help that I didn't mention. I do appreciate all the help.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Also see control-by-control timing in the WinSplits results (http://www.obasen.nu/winsplits/online/en/show_event.asp?id=10345). You can see the event map with the actual routes traveled by participants, and draw your own route for comparison, in the RouteGadget.
Pl Name(s) Time White Course (2.0 km, 260 ft climb, 8 controls) 1 Barbara Robben 21:32 2 Smith 22:29 (Jr. Camp) 3 Go A's 26:17 4 Go Giants 28:34 5 Fillan Swift 31:29 6 Ian Swift 35:29 7 Maya Kapur, Johanna Karras 38:52 (Jr. Camp) 8 Adil Benhaddad-Himes 40:04 9 John & Mary King 43:25 10 Pickles 43:26 (Jr. Camp) 11 Ann Humphrey 46:22 12 Girl Scout Troup 1031 49:22 13 Vystavil family 52:13 Golden Bears DNF (missed #2) Yellow Course (2.4 km, 360 ft climb, 14 controls) 1 Joanne Yim, Derrick Speaks, Alje 37:49 2 Conway family 54:35 3 P & J Perez, Herreros, Ruiz 59:40 4 Carvalho family 1:03:37 5 Wilkinson family 1:08:16 6 James DeJong, Sarah Jolly 1:10:21 8 Koya family 1:16:54 Second Course Wayne Caplinger 20:50 Vystavil family 46:37 Junior Camp Smith 54:39 Adil Benhaddad-Himes 1:06:54 Junior Camp Pickles DNF (missed #6) Junior Camp Snowflakes DNF Easy Orange Course (3.3 km, 440 ft climb, 15 controls) 1 Greg Khanlarov 26:13 2 Penny DeMoss 32:39 3 Nick Corsano 46:15 4 Greg Ehrensing 51:45 5 Robi Mulford 55:12 6 Harold DeMoss 59:31 7 John Marold 1:16:58 8 Vince Pao 1:22:01 9 Austyn Fudge 1:22:05 Second Course Rex Winterbottom 24:00 Evan Custer 45:18 Hard Orange Course ( 3.4 km, 500 ft climb, 15 controls) 1 Blas Lopez 32:19 2 Lubomir Sebo 37:03 3 Steve Gregg 39:42 4 Manfred Kopisch 40:18 5 Damian Swift 41:33 6 Mark Blair 45:23 7 Matej Sebo 47:18 8 Johanna Merriss 48:19 9 Roger Michel 48:33 10 Oleg Shakhnovsky 1:06:38 11 Trinka Gillis 1:11:29 12 Wes Erck 1:16:07 13 Jennifer Kerr (GCO) 1:16:33 14 Paul & Megan McCandless 1:25:23 15 Heidi & Lynette Oliphant 1:36:06 16 Arnold Oliphant 1:42:35 17 Sarah Oliphant 1:51:54 Harold Lischner DNF Second Course Shura Kretchetov 42:51 Austyn Fudge 56:05 Vince Pao 57:16 Sprint Course (2.8 km, 260 ft climb, 14 controls) 1 Ben Legg 17:19 2 Dennis Wilkinson 19:53 3 Rex Winterbottom 20:04 3 Dennis Wildfogel 20:04 5 Tapio Karras 20:17 6 Wayne Caplinger 24:41 7 Shura Kretchetov 25:49 8 Evan Custer 31:27 9 Jeff Lanam 47:42 Second Course Greg Khanlarov 17:35 Roger Michel 18:36 Steve Gregg 19:28 Blas Lopez 19:40 Lubomir Sebo 24:17 _______________
DNF = Did not finish (missed one or more controls)