Calero County Park¹
Date: (Sun.) Sep. 23, 2012
Location: San Jose, CA
Event Director: - 650.281.5280
Course Setters: Dan Greene, Kent Ohlund, Sean Campbell
Type: B; Classic orienteering in one of our classic parks -- standard 7 courses, beginner through advanced
Around 160 people showed up on a warm (maybe a little too warm) fall day for our annual event at Calero County Park.
There were more DNFs than usual, possibly due to the warm weather, possibly due to the hilly terrain at Calero, possibly just random. On the other hand, many people ran multiple courses, or helped out with control pickup after doing their courses.
The team setting out controls the afternoon before the event had close encounters with rattlesnakes very near two of the control locations. We decided to eliminate those two controls entirely from the three courses that used them. Bob Cooley managed to modify the three maps, print out the revised maps and control descriptions, and hand deliver them to the registration area on Sunday morning, from where they were relayed out to the Start area. Great teamwork!
One hazard we hadn’t planned for was yellow jackets. Multiple participants on the White and Yellow courses got stung. There was nothing in the first aid kit to help with this, but among participants and volunteers we came up with some cream/ointment and ice packs. Everyone seemed to maintain good spirits despite getting stung.
Lost and Found
- Blue Nalgene water bottle
- 3-legged stool
A large number of volunteers contributed to the success of the event:
- Dan Greene and his crew of Kent Ohlund and Sean Campbell set the full complement of 7 courses.
- Bob Cooley produced the maps, including the reprinting mentioned above.
- Brian Cilker drove his van out on the trails on Saturday to deliver the control-hanging team (course-setters plus Steve Haas and Chuck Spalding²) and water for the water stops.
- Ron and Christopher Barber, Nancy Lindeman, and Shura Kretchetov helped with set-up.
- Our long-time registration wizards, Ev and Jean Beuerman, came out of retirement to smoothly handle the large crowd.
- Rosemary Johnson, Tony Pinkham, Jeff Lanam, and Mark Blair staffed E-punch.
- Peter Graube, Jim Fish, and Jeff Lanam provided beginner’s clinics.
- Trinka Gillis used her 4WD vehicle to get equipment out to the Start area and then took the first shift on starts, where she was followed by Peter Graube and Werner Haag. Werner hauled the Start equipment back at the end of the day, with help from Derek Maclean and Greg Ehrensing, who made an extra trek back out there.
- Graham and Christine Brew, Dan Prudhomme, Luc Poppe, Theo Verhoeven, Cedric LasFargues, and Peter Graube picked up controls.
A big thanks to all of you, and to anyone I've inadvertently overlooked!
Calero County Park
San Jose, CA
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Note: The results that are noted "estimated Start" or "estimated Finish" are because those participants neglected to punch the Start or Finish controls, respectively. The E-Punch software estimates a time in those cases based on the average run time for the other controls.
Also see control-by-control timing in the WinSplits results (http://www.obasen.nu/winsplits/online/en/show_event.asp?id=23069).
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=295)).
- Please enter your route on RouteGadget. The routes will be studied at meetings of the NASA Ames Orienteering Club, which will nurture new orienteers. Thanks,
Pl Name(s) Time
White Course (2.8 km, 140 m climb, 11 controls) 1 Kristen Weber (GCO) 36:00 2 Olivia, Julia, & Vera Ocher 54:04 (estimated Finish) 3 Evan Alekseyev 58:34 4 Lauren Wemmer, Alison Weber (GCO) 1:11:29 5 Amanda & Todd Sinclair 1:13:56 6 GS Troop 60360 1:29:58 (estimated Finish) 7 Tim & Abigail Gallagher 1:34:31 8 Randy & Ann Ryan 1:41:01 9 Olga Anaya 1:47:52 (estimated Finish) 10 Conforti & Cece 1:47:57 (estimated Finish) Jenny Tam, Ian Macpherson DNF Robert & Katherine Gallo DNF GS 60041 DNF Yellow Course (2.6 km, 140 m climb, 13 controls) 1 Ekaterina Orekhova, Clement Genzmer 28:35 2 Dan Prudhomme 39:10 3 Daniel Sebo 45:26 4 Brian Cilker 48:27 5 Dace Krilova 55:16 6 Rachel, Miquel, Anthony, Setha, Brian 58:23 7 Troup 340: Jay N Z 1:03:16 8 Linda Burks 1:09:24 9 Cathy, Diana, & Greg Minh 1:11:19 10 Lauren Graham 1:12:39 11 Troup 340 Snoopys 1:14:13 12 Evan Nazurov 1:15:19 13 Troup 340: M G J 1:19:58 14 Barb Schaffer 1:22:48 15 Troup 340 Happy 1:28:34 16 Jeff, Mia, & Tammy Janosik 1:36:12 17 Fong Family 1:36:29 18 Jenny Tam, Ian Macpherson 1:50:49 (estimated Start) 19 Diane Hall 2:12:18 20 Jocelyn & Mireya 2:14:17 Zavier Woods, Troup 340 DNF Camy, Taylor, & Joe Walters DNF Millie Crosby DNF Second Course David Moore DNF Orange Course (4.2 km, 195 m climb, 11 controls) 1 William Morris 49:48 2 Dan Prudhomme, Christine Brew 1:07:21 3 Lubomir Sebo 1:23:54 4 Frank Markowitz 1:38:14 5 Mark Sinks 1:38:33 6 Lyubov Solomakha 2:00:15 7 Dmitry & Ivan Karpov 2:09:15 8 Poston, Kan, & Chou 2:15:08 9 Jen Grafe, Ed Wirth 2:23:24 10 BSA Troup 577 2:23:55 11 Richard & Ty Gampell, Irene Kim 2:41:42 12 Kevin Walker 2:55:56 Bruce Quintana-Jones DNF Rory Maclean DNF David Moore DNF Rachel & Brian Tennant DNF Meg Gerstner DNF Ryan Wu, Ashwin Vaidyanathan DNF Hutchens & Gaertner (4) DNF Olga Kraght DNF Brown Course (3.1 km, 165 m climb, 10 controls) 1 Chuck Spalding 1:01:53 2 Dennis Wildfogel 1:03:58 3 Alan Glendinning 1:13:22 4 Rich Parker (SDO) 1:14:34 5 George Minarik 1:18:30 6 Gary Kraght 1:41:04 7 Leslie Minarik 1:41:49 8 David Jorgensen 1:45:10 9 David Harrison 1:45:42 10 Roy Want 1:47:16 11 Nick Corsano 1:58:42 12 Krists Krilovs 1:59:09 13 Terry Gleason 2:07:23 14 Jennifer Kerr (GCO) 2:12:37 15 William Straka 2:13:01 Anja Kahanpaa DNF Stefanie Gueorguiera DNF Jim Fish DNF Rosemary Johnson DNF Joan Roos DNF John Marold DNF David Dippon DNF Rod Sinks DNF Joe Scarborough DNF Nancy Lindeman DNF Second Course Bruce Quintana-Jones 1:07:42 Anja Kahanpaa DNF Green Course (4.0 km, 225 m climb, 13 controls) 1 François Léonard 54:47 2 Robin Gustafsson 1:01:02 3 Werner Haag 1:04:06 4 Daniel Szoke 1:11:31 5 Bob Cooley 1:15:50 6 Greg Ehrensing 1:16:39 7 Marie-Josée Parayre 1:18:01 8 Stephanie Maclean 1:39:17 9 Christine Brew 1:52:00 10 Patty Clemo 2:01:41 11 Phillip Hoare 2:26:13 12 Judy & Tom Cronin 2:30:38 Jeff Lanam DNF Ken & Benjamin Considine DNF Irena Stefanova DNF Cornelia Coolen DNF Steve Beuerman DNF Wes Erck DNF Fyodor Konkov DNF Frederick Lee DNF Red Course (6.0 km, 345 m climb, 18 controls) 1 Steve Gregg 1:13:32 2 Tapio Karras 1:19:17 3 Matej Sebo 1:21:14 4 Steven Harrison 1:35:38 5 Damian Swift 1:45:34 6 Shura Kretchetov 1:46:15 7 Theo Verhoeven 2:00:06 8 Luc Poppe 2:12:46 9 Graham Brew 2:26:32 Derek Maclean DNF Eric Rosenzweig DNF Blue Course (7.5 km, 485 m climb, 22 controls) 1 Mikkel Conradi 1:25:00 2 Pierre Delforge 1:36:30 3 Vesa Ruuska 1:48:29 4 Greg Khanlarov 2:05:50 5 Peter Graham 2:06:56 6 Nik Weber (GCO) 2:13:55 7 Cedric Lasfargues 2:14:17 8 Peter Graube 2:27:28 9 Greg Favor, Tracy Thorpe 3:30:16 Penny DeMoss DNF _______________
DNF = Did not finish (missed one or more controls)
¹ Calero County Park is a facility of the County of Santa Clara Regional Parks and Recreation System.
² For the record, the controls that Chuck placed on Saturday were in a different area, with different terrain, from his course on Sunday.