Date: (Sun.) Mar. 21, 2010
Location: Oakland, CA
Event Director: - 650.365.4275
Course Setter: Jim Fish
Type: C; Beginner, Orange, Brown, and Sprint courses
Almost 150 people came out to enjoy the first day of spring at our Knowland Park event. It's a beautiful close-in area with green hills, wildflowers, and views of the bay. Thanks for coming out to spend the day with us.
Many people who came to the event had never been to Knowland Park before, and had never even heard about it before.
Thanks to Rex Winterbottom, who suggested to the BAOC board that we map this area, and thanks to Bob Cooley for making the map. Bob expanded the map this year so we could offer a Brown course this time.
So many people ran more than one course that we ran out of maps on Orange and Brown, even though we checked the numbers from our last event at Knowland Park and had Bob print many more maps this time. I guess that Jim's warning about the poison oak on the Brown course didn't scare people off. We did have plenty of White, Yellow, and Sprint maps left. Registration, the Start, and the Finish were all in the same place, so it was easy to run another course that day.
After setting some of the courses for Joe Grant just the week before this event, Jim Fish set all five courses and put out all the controls! Thanks Jim.
James Wilson handled the registration the whole time by himself! Thanks James. Many of the BAOC members used the self-registration box, but I noticed that some members had to go though the regular registration process because they needed to rent e-sticks. Some people took advantage of the day's offer for BAOC members to bring one or two newcomers to try orienteering for free. Five individuals or families joined the club that day.
Thanks to everyone that helped out at this event.
Early in the morning the day of the event, while Jim was out setting out the last controls, I was very happy to see Jay Hann and Greg Ehrensing show up to help me set everything up! Jim Fish came back to help and James Wilson was there early to set up registration, so we were ready when the first people walked up the hill!
At the end of the day, it seemed like everyone that was still there started pitching in to load everything into the cars. Thanks.
Everything was great until we ran out maps for the Orange and Brown courses. I'm always the one that says that we should print extra maps and never run out of maps, so I hated to have it happen at my event. I'm sorry. People that finished shared their maps, so everyone got to go out on their course. Bob printed out extra maps of the Brown and Orange courses after the event, so let me know if you want one.
The GeBe Printer was "acting up", and Jim had to spend quite a bit of time working on the results.
Tapio Karras put this event on RouteGadget, and I noticed that 11 of the brown runners have entered their routes. Thanks Tapio for taking the time to do this for this event and other events.
Also, I wanted to mention that Alex Finch and the regional event coordinators do quite a bit of work behind the scenes working to schedule the events. Thanks. I know it's not easy, but we do appreciate your hard work.
Dr. Joel Parrott, the director of the Oakland Zoo, made it so easy to schedule and reschedule the event. At so many of our venues, we wait and wait to get permission, but for Knowland Park I was able to get permission within 24 hours!
Jorge Urbina from the Oakland Zoo was very cooperative in opening the gate for the toilet delivery on Friday, control placement on Saturday, and for our event on Sunday.
Dina from Far West Sanitation worked with me to be sure that the toilet was placed in the right place. To make up for the toilet being placed over off Golf Links Road last time by mistake, where we couldn't use it, they gave us two toilets this time.
- Helping to schedule the event – Alex Finch and Steve Gregg
- Vetting the courses – Bruce Wolfe
- Making the map, enlarging the map this year, and printing the maps – Bob Cooley
- Web updates – Chuck Spalding
- Set-up – Jay Hann and Greg Ehrensing
- Starts – Maria Keating, Chuck Spalding, and Greg Ehrensing
- Intermediate Clinic and follow-up – Rex Winterbottom
- Scout Clinic – Steve and David Harrison
- Beginner clinics – Johanna Merriss and Judy Koehler
- Registration – James Wilson
- Greeter at registration – Judy Koehler
- E-punch crew – Jim Fish and Don Gee
- Control Pickup – Peter Graube (coordinator), Chuck Spalding, Mark Blair, Steve Hass, Scott Novotny, John and Elizabeth Wilson
- Tear down and clean-up – Wes Erek, Rex Winterbottom, Dennis Wilkinson, Mark Blair, Don Gee, and many others
- Results – Jim Fish with help from Mark Blair and Chuck Spalding
- Putting the courses on RouteGadget – Tapio Karras
Thanks to everyone else who pitched in to help when they saw a need. I really appreciated all the help!
Here are links to the literature we used for some of the intermediate pointers:
- Thierry's first part of the story (http://news.worldofo.com/2007/11/27/gueorgious-story-part-i/)
- "Full speed, no mistakes" (http://news.worldofo.com/2007/12/10/gueorgious-story-part-ii/)
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Also see control-by-control timing in the WinSplits results (http://www.obasen.nu/winsplits/online/en/show_event.asp?id=13675).
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 (http://baoc.org/gadget/cgi/reitti.cgi?act=map&id=218)).
You can also compare yourself with others (and with your own historical performance) in the performance evaluation (http://leshij.org/O-web/php/report_Event.php?dataSource=Scores_CURRENT&selectEVENTS=921&selectLIST_TABLE=LISTVIEW&selectRUNNER_CLASS=0&selectRUNNERS=%25&GO_BTN=Show+Results) and the O-Speed table (http://leshij.org/O-web/php/report_Event.php?dataSource=Scores_CURRENT&selectEVENTS=921&selectLIST_TABLE=TABLEVIEW&selectRUNNER_CLASS=0&selectRUNNERS=%25&GO_BTN=Show+Results).
Pl Name(s) Time
White Course (2.1 km, 73 m climb, 9 controls) 1 Masha Konkov, Julia Doubson (COOL) 23:45 2 Esther Thomas 24:54 3 Zac Rosenbaum 26:28 4 Webelos 26:50 5 Emily Considine 31:09 6 The Girls 33:04 7 Andrea Traber, Penelope Cox 33:28 8 Preston Vana 34:20 9 Sarah Robson 34:51 10 Rick, Danny & Nick Tompkins, Sora Azekawa 35:25 11 Webelos Dads 36:57 12 Natalia & Masha Kourjanskaia (COOL) 38:26 13 Aaron Buchanan 40:08 14 Kai & Ashley 46:27 (estimated Start and Finish) 15 Jamie Maclean 48:50 16 Hunt family 51:18 Second Course John & Elizabeth Wilson 16:14 Mikhail & Sasha Kourjanski 30:04 Yellow Course (2.4 km, 79 m climb, 14 controls) 1 Josh Burkart 26:31 2 Daniel Flanigan 27:09 3 Julia Doubson (COOL) 27:34 4 Stephen Wu 30:44 5 Ben Hallsted 31:22 6 Team Johana & Dadoo 34:17 7 Susan Kim 40:04 8 Rory Maclean (COOL) 40:13 9 Olga Seredenko 41:31 10 Dante, George, & Vinnie Dianda, J & J Skinner 42:02 11 Svetlana Debenko, Zack Price 43:11 12 Kolsoum Hoertkorn, Diana Suen 45:25 13 Lani Schreibstein 48:47 14 Masha Konkov (COOL) 50:02 15 Tom Dembski 52:16 16 Mikhail & Sasha Kourjanski 52:43 17 Ziggy 54:40 18 Jerry Yang 58:17 19 Rina Skinner, Starla & Gino Dianda 1:01:14 20 Dana Migach 1:05:49 21 Robert & Miguel Olson 1:10:34 22 Jonathan Hallsted, Susan Wittstock 1:12:26 23 Jennifer Oberholzer, John & Veronica 1:16:56 24 Garrett Vana 1:26:51 25 Qi & Kam 1:49:38 26 Sonja & Charlotte Dickert 1:59:57 Second Course Natalia & Masha Kourjanskaia (COOL) 55:13 Rick, Danny, & Nick Tompkins, Sora Azekawa 57:57 Sprint Course (2.5 km, 85 m climb, 15 controls) 1 Jonas Kjall 13:34 2 Rex Winterbottom 16:07 3 Mikkel Conradi 18:31 4 Steve Haas 21:48 5 Derek Maclean 22:09 6 Brad Wetmore 23:12 7 Gavin Wyatt-Mair 24:50 8 Shura Kretchetov 25:02 9 James Wilson 27:00 10 Stephanie Maclean 29:32 11 Lauren Knight 30:40 12 Laurens Fein 35:25 13 Dwight Freund 39:50 14 John Batcheller 55:50 15 Judy Koehler 1:00:40 Steve Gregg DNF Second Course Stephen Wu 32:35 Daniel Flanigan 33:38 Josh Burkart 35:54 Darren Don 41:41 Team Johana & Dadoo DNF Orange Course (2.7 km, 110 m climb, 13 controls) 1 Gary Kraght 34:14 2 David Harrison 37:17 3 Ken Considine 41:37 4 Brian Schmitz 43:48 5 Archie Russell 44:54 6 Paul Polewaczyk 46:23 7 Craig Pierce, Erin Magers 47:15 8 Harold DeMoss 48:22 9 John & Elizabeth Wilson 48:50 10 Paul & Kathy Li 50:44 11 John Marold 1:02:33 12 Terri Hunt, Kevin Hinkley 1:02:56 13 Darren Don 1:10:08 14 Fred & Diane Ciaramaglia 1:18:07 15 Duane & Linda Beckman 1:19:42 16 Lyubov Solomakha 1:25:19 17 John Quintrell 1:26:12 18 Sara Danielson 1:53:49 Dennis Mullane DNF Svetlana Dubenko, Zach Price DNF Martin Engqvist, Upsaka If DNF Second Course Rex Winterbottom 22:52 Esther Thomas 58:53 Jerry Yang 1:18:56 Zac Rosenbaum 1:22:24 Laurens Fein DNF Kai & Ashley DNF Brown Course (4.3 km, 268 m climb, 17 controls) 1 Vladimir Gusiatnikov 46:51 2 Tapio Karras 55:48 3 Tobias Tornquist 58:33 4 Dennis Wilkinson 59:53 5 Dan Greene 1:00:45 6 Penny DeMoss 1:01:17 7 Steve Harrison 1:01:41 8 George Minarik 1:05:06 9 Devin Prouty 1:05:55 10 Chuck Spalding 1:11:14 11 Roger Pruett 1:15:34 12 Julliette Delforge-Melia 1:15:50 13 Mark Blair 1:18:24 14 Fyodor Konkov 1:18:34 15 Kyle Peter 1:18:49 16 Greg Ehrensing 1:19:14 17 Peter Graube 1:19:20 18 Stefan Stefanov 1:23:15 19 Joe Scarborough 1:34:14 20 Marina Keating 1:36:22 21 Lauren MacMullan 1:41:54 22 Johanna Merriss 1:42:24 23 Michael Behrens, Team Sniffy 1:45:30 24 Steven Anton 1:47:00 25 Irena Stefanova 1:49:55 26 Scott Novotny 2:01:22 27 Don Gee 2:24:51 Jeff Lanam MSP Behrens, et al: Warriors In Training DNF Wes Erck DNF Second Course Jonas Kjall 37:20 Steve Haas 1:01:49 Steve Gregg 1:06:48 Gavin Wyatt-Mair 1:09:21 Brad Wetmore 1:13:37 Paul Polewaczyk 1:15:31 Mikkel Conradi, Lauren Knight 1:35:57 John Quintrell 1:50:26 Shura Kretchetov DNF _______________