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!
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.
Other aspects of the event:
- Bob Cooley vetted the courses and made map corrections remotely, without ever getting to the campus, using on-line resources and lots of e-mail between him and the course-setter.
- Rex Winterbottom finished the Sprint on 1.5 shoes, having lost part of one during the course.
- Russell Neilson, president of the Stanford Orienteering Club, got permission from the University to hold the event.
A huge thank you to all of the people who helped out at the event:
- Brett Carter – Course setting, hanging and picking up controls
- Bob Cooley – Map vetting and printing
- Matthias Kohler – Hanging and picking up controls
- Scott Aster and Gary Kraght – Registration
- Chuck Spalding – Starts
- Jim Waite – Beginner clinics
- Meg Gerstner, Alan Glendinning, George Minarik – Finishes and results
- Jim Fish – Setup, and picking up controls
- Rex Winterbottom – Bringing snacks
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 (http://baoc.org/gadget/cgi/reitti.cgi?act=map&id=176)). (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 _______________