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Bon Tempe Reservoir

Date: Nov. 13 - 14, 2010
Location: Fairfax, CA
Event Director: - 510.658.4327
Course Setter: Penny DeMoss
Type: C; Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event; LIMITED ATTENDANCE; RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

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Event Write-Up


Many of the participants of the Bon Tempe event this year had never been there when it wasn't raining. A bit disorienting ... but quite nice. It's the first time we ever ran out of cold drinks instead of hot chocolate. Yes, it was a terrific day, and a good time was had by all. Speaking of times, it looks like instead of Short, Medium, and Long courses, I set Short, Long, and Longer. Well, nobody complained, mostly because it was so beautiful out, I guess. Thanks for coming, and, of course, thanks for volunteering during the year. We enjoyed spending the weekend with all of you.

We didn't use e-punch, so I suppose that explains why a couple people headed out without punch cards (forgot how that works...). But no one can figure out why Theo headed out without a map! I think one always needs one of those. (Memory 'O, anyone?) Too funny.

Werner Haag was a bit worried about his sore knee so chose to run Short. He was 1st in 44:55. Gary Kraght was 2nd in 57:17, and Steph Maclean was 3rd in 1:18:30.

Martin Kunz led the way on the Medium course with a 1st-place finish in 1:02:50. We've figured out how to get Dan Greene to run really hard ... start Derek Maclean right behind, but don't tell Dan that Derek came in after only 5 controls. A very good run from Dan to finish 2nd in 1:18:20. Not bad considering he spent as much time looking behind as he did looking at his map! Stephen Harrison had a good run to place 3rd in 1:23:51.

On the Long course, Francois Leonard was 1st in 1:03:10. He moaned about a mistake at #4, but I see from his GP track on RouteGadget, that it was not as bad as described. Mikkel Conradi also made a mistake in the same area, but didn't feel he lost a lot of time. He was 2nd in the time of 1:13:14. Third place went to Rex Winterbottom with a time of 1:21:08.

The full results can be viewed below.

Thanks very much to the following people for their help with the event:

Lost and Found

Only two items were left at Bon Tempe, and they were both left on Sunday (we think).

We're pretty sure the compass was left on Sunday, but if it sounds like yours, and you were there on Saturday, then it's probably yours.

Harold and Penny


Bon Tempe Reservoir

Fairfax, CA
Saturday & Sunday, November 13 & 14, 2010

The results from the two days have been combined, since it was beautiful both days.

You can see the event map with the actual routes traveled by participants, and draw your own route for comparison, in RouteGadget (introduction; this event (

  Pl  Name(s)                             Time

Short     (3.8 km, 190 m climb, 10 controls)

   1  Werner Haag                         44:55
   2  Gary Kraght                         57:17
   3  Steph Maclean                     1:18:30
   4  Rosemary Johnson                  1:31:18
   5  Joan Roos                         1:47:48
   6  David Harrison                    1:48:16
   7  Dwight Freund, E. Azouley         1:50:28
   8  Lena Eydelberg, Shura Kretchetov  1:54:06
   9  Marsha Jacobs                     1:56:52
  10  Olga Kraght                       2:15:25
  11  Judy Koehler                      2:16:56
  12  Nancy Lindeman                    2:39:27
  13  Erik & Brett Carver               2:43:20
  14  Mark Burchill, Mel Konrad         3:42:52

Medium    (5.4 km, 290 m climb, 13 controls)

   1  Martin Kunz                       1:02:50
   2  Dan Greene                        1:18:20
   3  Stephen Harrison                  1:23:51
   4  Evan Custer                       1:32:04
   5  Theo Verhoeven                    1:33:00
   6  Cedric LasFargues                 1:34:46
   7  Bob Cooley                        1:38:01
   8  Luc Poppe                         1:38:26
   9  Vicki Woolworth                   1:47:38
  10  Marie-Josee Parayre               1:49:39
  11  Greg Ehrensing                    1:50:08
  12  Liz & Vic Revenko                 1:54:56
  13  Tony Pinkham                      2:02:36
  14  Alex, Barbara, & Lolly Finch      2:38:14
  15  Jennifer Kerr                     2:46:49
  16  Jim Fish                          3:00:44

      Jeff Lanam                          DNF
      Derek Maclean                       DNF

Long      (7.0 km, 365 m climb, 20 controls)

   1  Francois Leonard                  1:03:10
   2  Mikkel Conradi                    1:13:14
   3  Rex Winterbottom                  1:21:08
   4  Mark Prior                        1:26:32
   5  Steve Gregg                       1:28:38
   6  Tapio Karras                      1:29:10
   7  Wayne Caplinger                   1:44:13
   8  Matthias Kohler                   1:49:43
   9  Bruce Wolfe                       1:50:13
  10  Gavin Wyatt-Mair                  2:03:30
  11  Mark Blair                        2:04:28
  12  Joe Maffei                        2:21:45


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