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Stanford University

Date: (Sat.) May. 16, 2009
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Event Director: - 650.281.5280
Course Setter: Brett Carter
Type: C; White, Yellow, Long Orange, and Sprint courses. Come out and give your feedback to Brett on his first course setting experience!

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Event Write-Up


An enthusiastic group turned out to take advantage of the Stanford campus terrain, and the efforts of a new course setter, for a very good day of orienteering. The near 90-degree-F weather did not deter people, although it may have slowed some down, especially those running later or doing the Long Orange course.

Brett Carter, a Stanford graduate student in chemistry, set four fun courses in his first course-setting effort. He managed to include some interesting controls, including the top of a building and a "cave" (at least it was the symbol for a cave.) The most impressive feat, however, was that he did all the course-setting on crutches, as a result of a broken bone in his foot. Most of the weekend prior to the event was spent crutching all over the campus.

Somewhere between 80 and 90 different people ran 1 or 2 courses, with at least one person running 3 courses. Many people ran the Long Orange as a second course.

As far as results, Julia Doubson was the fastest finisher on White, while Ken Bower took Yellow honors. Mikkel Conradi finished first in the Sprint, with several people bunched closely behind. On the Long Orange course, the top finishers had all run another course earlier, either on their own or shadowing someone.

There were only two controls shared across the four courses; both were used on Yellow and the Sprint. Because of this very limited overlap, not much attempt was made to separate people doing second courses in the results.

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A huge thank you to all of the people who helped out at the event:


Stanford University

Palo Alto, CA
Saturday, May 16, 2009

You can see the event map with the actual routes traveled by participants, and draw your own route for comparison, in the RouteGadget (introduction; this event ( (See the explanation below at the right for how to enter your route and time.)

Entering Your Route in RouteGadget
    Since there was no e-punch, the event is set up using the "no results" mode where competitors need to enter their name, total time, and any cumulative splits that they might have taken.
    Note that you can draw your route even if you didn't take any splits, just enter your name and total time. If you took splits but missed some, enter the ones you have, and RouteGadget will average out any of the missing ones. Of course, the more splits you have, the more accurate the animation.
    Note that RouteGadget requires cumulative splits. Both splits and total time need to be in mmmss format. For example, 0:57 is entered as "57", 5min43s as "543", and 1hr12min32s as "7232". That's easy.

  Pl  Name(s)                            Time

White Course    (2.4 km, 20 m climb, 10 controls)

   1  Julia Doubson                      19:33
   2  Daniel Sebo                        25:16
   3  Masha Konkov                       31:05
   4  Johanna Karras                     32:30
   5  Jamie Maclean                      38:35
   6  Eric & Craig Colvin                42:07
   7  Gail Smith, Paula Greer,
        Ed Jackson                       55:32
   8  Kajso & Mattias Vangbo             57:22
   9  Folkman                          1:18:10
  10  Barrie & Madelyn Shapiro,
        Celina Chow                    1:19:24
  11  Marco Jones                      2:21:10

      Elena Belk                          DNF

  Third Course

      Rex Winterbottom                   17:18

Yellow Course   (2.6 km, 15 m climb, 11 controls)

   1  Ken Bower                          25:02
   2  Monta Vista High School group      25:11
   3  Katilla-Miikkulainen               31:58
   4  Emil & Ragnar Borg                 40:20
   5  Stewart McMaken, Kristian Doyle    41:50
   6  Max & Jason Scharpf                46:22
   7  Rory Maclean                     1:08:00
   8  Andrea Blonstein                 1:18:56

      Rosenzweig family                   DNF

  Second Course

      Rex Winterbottom                   15:49

Long Orange Course  (6.6 km, 35 m climb, 12 controls)

   1  Mikkel Conradi                     39:40  (2nd course)
   2  Mattias Vangbo                     39:52
   3  Matthias Kohler                    44:46  (hung some controls)
   4  Alex Finch                         47:25  (2nd course)
   5  Jim Waite                          48:36
   6  Deron von Hoff                     49:43  (2nd course)
   7  Greg Favor                         52:12
   8  Matej Sebo                         53:27
   9  Shura Krechetov                    55:11  (2nd course)
  10  Finn Arildson                      59:55
  11  Matthew Mattson                  1:02:14
  12  Lubomir Sebo                     1:02:20
  13  Johanna Merriss                  1:05:12
  14  Peter Graube                     1:06:55  (2nd course)
  15  Evan Custer                      1:09:00
  16  Greg Ehrensing                   1:09:21  (2nd course)
  17  Nick, Brian, & Kathy Giori       1:11:53
  18  Ryan Pedela, Randy Franklin      1:12:27
  19  Alex Solomatnikov                1:17:10
  20  Alan Glendinning, Meg Gerstner   1:27:33
  21  Jim Fish                         1:31:50  (2nd course)
  22  Ferguson group                   1:35:48
  23  Rosemary Johnson                 1:38:35
  24  Julie van Hoff                   1:40:37
  25  Beth Dixon                       1:42:36
  26  Brian House                      1:43:40
  27  Terri Hunt                       1:45:13

      Max & Jason Scharpf                 MSP   (2nd course)
      Kent Ohlund                         DNF   (2nd course)
      Lyubov Solomakha                    DNF
      Leslie Rogers, Kristin Reese,
        Rachel Vassar                     DNF   (2nd course)

Sprint Course   (2.8 km, 30 m climb, 9 controls)

   1  Mikkel Conradi                     16:39
   2  Rex Winterbottom                   17:29
   3  Cameron Ferguson                   17:41  (2nd course)
   4  Deron van Hoff                     17:52
   5  Alex Finch                         17:55
   6  Dennis Wildfogel                   18:11
   7  Derek Maclean                      18:41
   8  Andy Belk                          19:54
   9  Bruce Wolfe                        20:09
  10  Tapio Karras                       20:47
  11  George Minarik                     22:02
  12  Kent Ohlund                        22:38
  13  Leslie Rogers, Kristin Reese,
        Rachel Vassar                    23:02
  14  Fyodor Konkov                      23:37
  15  Greg Ehrensing                     24:25
  16  Gary Kraght                        25:03
  17  Sarah Minarik                      25:26
  18  Shura Krechetov                    25:54
  19  Steph Maclean                      26:22
  20  Greg Bodwin                        26:47  (2nd course)
  21  Peter Graube                       26:56
  22  Jim Fish                           27:34
  23  Kunal Nagpal                       35:12  (2nd course)
  24  Ken Bower                          36:19  (2nd course)
  25  Lena Eydelberg                     38:02
  26  Jeff Lanam                         40:00


DNF = Did not finish (missed one or more controls)
MSP = Mispunched (one or more controls wrong)