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!
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 (http://baoc.org/gadget/cgi/reitti.cgi?act=map&id=230)). (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 _______________
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.