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Spring Lake Regional Park

Date: (Sun.) Sep. 19, 2010
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Event Director: Judy Koehler - 707.778.1604
Course Setters: Scott Aster, Brett Carver, Erik Carver
Type: C; White, Yellow, Sprint, and Motola courses -- this is one of our National Orienteering Day (NOD) "Come and Try It" events. This is a great North Bay setting to introduce a friend to orienteering -- so bring someone with you to join in the fun!

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Event Write-Up

by Judy Koehler

Heavy mist, alternating with light rain and patches of clear skies, made for soft footing and mild temperatures at the Spring Lake National Orienteering Day event. Brett Carver tackled his first course setting assignment with inventive White and Yellow courses that allowed choices for off-trail navigation. Scott Aster challenged those with experience to make rapid changes of direction on a three-loop Motala. Competitors could choose their distance by making a single loop or any combination of loops, with the first loop being part of the Sprint Series.

Duncan Kennemore, Austin Toby, and Terry Grothen of Troop 707, one of three Troop 707 groups, were the fastest on the White course with a time of 22:50. Joe and Carla Miller of Santa Rosa were so quick in winning the Yellow course in 34:15 that Joe went out and did two Motala loops. Francois Leonard was the fastest of all those who tackled all three Motala loops with a time of 44:27. Other winners on the various Motala combinations were Wayne Caplinger, Fyodor Konkov, Nickolay Chukanov, Joe Miller, and Julia Doubson.

As in past years, 75% of the competitors were either new or sometime participants. Youth prevailed, as Scouts, Montgomery High School, and Sacramento State students comprised most of the new competitors.

This meet could not have been possible without the help of the dedicated volunteers. Many thanks go to Scott Aster (course setter, equipment transfer, finishes), Brett Carver (course setter, clinics, results display, control pick-up), Erik Carver (assisted in course setting), Martin Taylor (set-up, finishes), Rick Budde (set-up), Marsha Jacobs (set-up, clinics), Gary Kraght (registration), Neil Peterson (registration, results calculation), Mel and Mark Conrad (starts), Tom and Sandy Guldman (starts), Joan Roos (starts), Greg Ehrensing (equipment coordinator, control pick-up), and Wayne Caplinger (control pick-up).

Also, thanks go to Bob Cooley for the maps, Harold and Penny DeMoss for the loan of their tents, Jill Meuchel from Sonoma County Regional Parks, and Orienteering USA for the box of "goodies" for celebrating National Orienteering Day.


Spring Lake Regional Park

Santa Rosa, CA
Sunday, September 19, 2010

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 ( (See the note at the bottom of this page for information about entering your route.)

  Pl  Name(s)                                        Time

White Course     (2.1 km, 25 m climb, 8 controls)

   1  Duncan Kennemore, Austin Toby, Terry Grothen
        (Troop 707)                                  22:50
   2  Troop 707: Andy Colley, Erik Hart,
        Nathan Lauterback (Troop 707)                33:40
   3  Richard & Timonthy Powell                      33:44
   4  Jonathan Kelley, Andrue Corkhill (Troop 707)   36:30
   5  Maxwell & Tony Spurgen (Den 8)                 46:15
   6  Carolyn Pitts, Paula Gregersen                 56:37
   7  Riley Fox, Jackson Vaughn, Antone Lema,
        Erik Carner, Cole Foursha (Den 8)          1:12:48

      Shampka Newman                                 DNF    Skipped #5

Yellow Course    (2.9 km, 55 m climb, 12 controls)

   1  Joe & Carla Miller                             34:15
   2  Julia Doubson                                  38:29
   3  Doug & Laura Olney                             38:40
   4  Kara Adams, Donovan Gruggett                   43:33
   5  Amy & David Seyms                              51:30
   6  Sam Smith group of 7                           52:22
   7  Susan Lee Lindeman                             53:50
   8  Jackie & Kayla Kennedy                       1:02:51
   9  Anglea Hunter                                1:09:06
  10  Tai & Jimmie Yustat                          1:16:05
  11  Troop 63B                                    1:20:06
  12  Roman Alcocer, Gabe Ferrick                  1:23:05
  13  Masha Konkov                                 1:24:28
  14  Team Awesome                                 1:27:10
  15  Chris & Colin Peterson, Tadhg Cahill         1:29:33
  16  Tyler Nelson                                 1:32:07
  17  Troop 63A                                    2:10:53

      Julie Chang, Taylor Gotfrid, Emily Mueller   DNF/OVT

  Second Course

       Jackson Vaughn, Erik Carver                 1:36:12

Motola Courses -- Motala 1:  3.3 km, 55 m climb, 14 controls
                  Motala 2:  1.8 km, 45 m climb,  8 controls
                  Motala 3:  1.6 km, 45 m climb,  7 controls

Motala 1/Sprint  (also see "Sprint breakout" below)

   1  Wayne Caplinger                                33:27
   2  Marsha Jacobs                                  47:27
   3  Nancy Lindeman                               1:23:02
   4  Henry, Aaron, Jenn                           1:36:08

Motala 3

   1  Julia Doubson                                  24:43  Second course

Motala 1 and 2

   1  Fyodor Knokov                                1:08:21

Motala 1 and 3

   1  Nikolay Chukanov                               51:59
   2  Greg Ehrensing                                 53:51
   3  Johanna Merriss                              1:11:06
   4  Jennifer Kerr (GCO)                          1:23:33

Motala 2 and 3

   1  Joe Miller                                     35:43  Second course

Motala 1, 2, and 3

   1  Francois Leonard                               44:27
   2  Rex Winterbottom                               52:03
   3  Deron van Hoff                                 55:32
   4  Marie-Josee Parayre                          1:16:51
   5  Gary Kraght                                  1:17:32
   6  Jim Fish                                     1:41:40
   7  Rosemary Johnson                             2:10:30

Sprint breakout for Motala competitors for Sprint Series

      Francois Leonard                               20:07
      Rex Winterbottom                               23:40
      Deron Van Hoff                                 27:42
      Marie-Josee Parayre                            32:50
      Nikolay Chukanov                               34:21
      Greg Ehrensing                                 34:21
      Fyodor Konkov                                  41:51
      Johanna Merriss                                43:05
      Jennifer Kerr (GCO)                            48:35
      Jim Fish                                       53:29
      Rosemary Johnson                               59:00
      Gary Kraght                                 Not recorded


DNF = Did not finish (missed one or more controls)
OVT = Overtime (finished after course-closing time)

Entering your route in RouteGadget:

Since e-punch was not used, the event is set up using the "no results" mode, where participants need to enter their name, total time, and any cumulative splits that they might have taken. Note that if you are uploading a GPS track, you don't need to enter your total time or splits.

You can draw your route even if you didn't take any splits — just enter your name and total time. 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.