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Huddart Park

Date: (Sun.) Nov. 17, 2013
Location: Woodside, CA
Event Directors: - 650.321.9713, - 650.867.5476, Tom Cronin - 650.368.9206
Course Setters: Matthias Kohler, Nick Corsano
Type: B; Standard seven beginner to advanced courses, plus a Long Orange course

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Event Write-Up

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With nearly 150 entries, over 200 people in all, lots and lots of kids (including five Girl Scout troops), this was the busiest day of orienteering seen in the Santa Cruz Mountains in years. In our third collaboration at Huddart, Matthias and I set eight courses​—​the standard seven, plus a Long Orange. We had a common start about a 1 km walk from Registration, from which there were ideal trails for the White and Yellow courses. The Red and Blue courses looped uphill, forcing those runners to face the most physically demanding part of their courses right away, while the other courses had somewhat more gentle beginning sections, with the hardest climbs in the middle or late parts.

Kai Rosenblum led the way on White, followed by Jamie Maclean and Jennifer Norris. Daniel Sebo was fastest on Yellow, with Kumiko Shimada and Andrew Killeen placing second and third, respectively. These were the closest contests of the day, with a margin of victory of less than a minute in both cases. Orange, on the other hand, had the largest margin of victory, as Eugene Wilkinson won by almost 20 minutes. Dennis Kourakin led the field on Long Orange.

On the advanced courses, familiar names dominated. Derek Maclean finished first on Brown, with Stephanie Maclean second; Kent Ohlund was fastest on Green; Tapio Karras on Red; rising star Matej Sebo on Blue.

In terrain as rugged as this park, there will always be competitors who do not complete their course. Matthias and I were encouraged that there were relatively few DNFs this year. The exception was the Brown course, which was probably too physical, especially if runners eschewed some round-about, mostly on-trail route choices. A key to successful course-setting at Huddart is to manage the crossings of the monstrous north-south re-entrant that bisects the map. We kept simplifying the crossings, and in the end, all the courses except Green and Blue had obvious trail routes across it.

The fine work of many volunteers made the event at Huddart Park a great success. I would like to thank you all!

Chief course setter: Matthias Kohler
Assistant EDs, refreshments, setup: Judy and Tom Cronin
Insurance: Marina Keating
Website updates: Chuck Spalding
Vetters: Mikkel Conradi, Cornelia Coolen-Vogt, Chuck Spalding, Judy and Tom Cronin
Maps: Bob Cooley
Equipment delivery: Steve Harrison
Setup: Peter Graube, Esther Heller
EPunch and results: Rosemary Johnson, Jeff Lanam
Registration: Steve Haas, Esther Heller
Endless beginners' clinics: Vicki Woolworth, Tony Pinkham
Additional clinics: Jeff Lanam, Scott Aster
Starts: Scott Aster, Ankitha Satyam, Chuck Spalding, Elizabeth Walters
Control pickup: Matej Sebo, Lubomir Sebo, Deron van Hoff, Sophie Chantrenne, Sharon Evans, Nick Giori, Misha Kreslavsky, Jeff Lanam, Chuck Spalding, Peter Graube, and Yahui Yang
Equipment pickup: Greg Ehrensing

Thanks also to Ranger Dinora Dunsmore-Bertoni for her cooperation, and for her cheerful greeting as I drove in on Sunday morning. That set the tone for a great day!




Results

Huddart Park

Woodside, CA
Sunday, November 17, 2013

Courses: White, Yellow, Orange, Long Orange, Brown, Green, Red, Blue

Also see control-by-control timing in the WinSplits results (http://www.obasen.nu/winsplits/online/en/show_event.asp?id=28623).

You can see the event map with the actual routes traveled by participants, and draw your own route for comparison, in RouteGadget. (Use of RouteGadget is explained here. RouteGadget for this event is here (http://baoc.org/gadget/cgi/reitti.cgi?act=map&id=328).)


White Course    (2.1 km, 75 m climb, 9 controls)
  Pl  Name                               Time
   1  Kai Rosenblum                      30:46
   2  Jamie Maclean                      31:21
   3  Jennifer Norris                    39:28
   4  Natalia Bondarenko                 41:04
   5  Erica Morris                       46:15
   6  Todd & Grant Mitton                47:52
   7  GS Troop 61796B                    49:34
   8  Gabby, Cara, & Lindsey             49:35
   9  Oleg Yershov                       50:00
  10  Lukas & Alexander Jung             50:47
  11  Jennifer, Charlie, &
        Elliott Trainor                  50:56
  12  David Sundin                       51:01
  13  Constantine & Marius Ciortea       51:46
  14  GS Troop 61796A                    54:06
  15  Joe Knapp                          54:14
  16  Tom Leong                          54:57
  17  Gemma Fa-Kaji                      55:04
  18  Colleen Leoung                     57:30
  19  Emilin Labbe, Mallory Mitton       59:26
  20  Misha Iakovlev                   1:09:42
  21  Susan Condon                     1:10:13
  22  Eleanor Paterson,
        Caroline Spencer               1:11:05
  23  Jane Bourne                      1:13:53
  24  Michael Chapman                  1:15:00
  25  Brownie Team 3                   1:18:33
  26  Iwasaki family                   1:19:13
  27  Damian & Laure Romard            1:20:19
  28  GS Troop 30407                   1:22:48
  29  Benson family                    1:59:17
      Leo Redlefsen                      DNF
      Molly & Edward Kessler             DNF


Yellow Course   (2.4 km, 110 m climb, 10 controls)
  Pl  Name                               Time
   1  Daniel Sebo                        35:28
   2  Kumiko Shimada                     35:43
   3  Andrew Killeen                     39:57
   4  Anastasia Kourakin                 44:28
   5  Susan Want                         44:51
   6  Hannah Kopisch                     47:41
   7  Leander Coolen                     47:51
   8  Miguel Cruz, Sara Cina             49:09
   9  Masha Konkov                       49:37
  10  Dimitri, Nikita, & Igor Borisov    52:25
  11  Sharon Evans                       54:43
  12  Sara Wegner                        56:37
  13  Francoise Foley-Fisher           1:01:33
  14  Jack Cryan, Alex Krantz          1:08:16
  15  Bill Murphy                      1:10:16
  16  Yahui Yang                       1:10:40
  17  Eric & Fiona, Gail &
        Phoebe O'Connor                1:11:20
  18  Veronika Bitkina                 1:11:39
  19  Harold DeMoss                    1:13:57
  20  Natalie Pelayo                   1:22:28
  21  Cassandra Pelayo                 1:24:50
  22  Nigel Killeen                    1:25:32
  23  Aivo Krilov                      1:25:58
  24  Masha Kourakin                   1:26:41
  25  Elisabeth Pelayo                 1:27:19
  26  Kate & Rachel Tennant            1:34:32
  27  GS Troop 164                     1:35:03
  28  Nichole & Leon Ankitha Satyam    1:44:02
      Paul Seaman, Candice Masters       MSP
      Manny Veintimilla                  DNF
      Michelle Daher                     DNF


Orange Course   (3.5 km, 175 m climb, 14 controls)
  Pl  Name                               Time
   1  Eugene Wilkinson                   47:14
   2  Igor Babichev                    1:06:58
   3  Sasha Iakovlev                   1:16:36
   4  Nicholas Melville                1:28:18
   5  Gian Coolen                      1:38:13
   6  Troy Kaji                        1:45:47
   7  Irene, Kim, Richard, Ty Gampell  1:50:16
   8  Brian Tennant                    1:53:21
   9  George Sokoloff                  1:58:06
  10  Hope Fa-Kaji                     1:58:18
  11  John Marold                      2:10:13
  12  Doug & Silvia Freifeld           2:35:25
  13  Christine & Andy Fawcett         2:36:22
      Kindergarten Friends               DNF
      Elizabeth Walters                  DNF
 Second Course
      Daniel Sebo                      1:04:06


Long Orange Course   (5.0 km, 250 m climb, 20 controls)
  Pl  Name                               Time
   1  Dennis Kourakin                  1:21:44
   2  Mattie Coolen                    1:30:01
   3  Geoffrey Sears                   1:37:25
   4  Marina Keating                   2:08:34
   5  Elaine Morison, Sheila Cotter    2:17:51
   6  Terri Hunt, Lisa Tracy,
        Kevin Hinkley                  2:36:27
      Frank Markowitz                    MSP
      Piers Newbery                      DNF
      Michael Hard                       DNF


Brown Course    (3.0 km, 190 m climb, 12 controls)
  Pl  Name                               Time
   1  Derek Maclean                    1:00:01
   2  Stephanie Maclean                1:07:26
   3  Ray Rosenbaum                    1:14:19
   4  David Bingham, Ken Considine     1:22:38
   5  Roy Want                         1:30:58
   6  Olga Kraght                      1:31:28
   7  Scott Aster                      1:31:46
   8  Brian Preedanon                  1:43:38
   9  Judy & Tom Cronin                1:50:18
  10  Oleg Shakhnovsky                 1:53:42
  11  Dace Krilova                     2:08:07
  12  Sophie Chantrenne                2:30:56
  13  Jonathon Gee                     2:32:04
  14  Rabbits                          3:01:00
  15  Richard Opsahl                   3:11:02
      Judy Opsahl                        DNF
      Rosemary Johnson                   DNF
      Terry Gleason                      DNF
      Nancy Lindeman                     DNF
      Adam Gross                         DNF
 Second Course
      Chuck Spalding                   1:07:14  (vetted some controls)


Green Course    (3.9 km, 245 m climb, 15 controls)
  Pl  Name                               Time
   1  Kent Ohlund                      1:07:51
   2  Cornelia Coolen                  1:11:02
   3  Penny DeMoss                     1:12:24
   4  Gavin Williams                   1:14:14
   5  Travis Parker                    1:15:24
   6  Bob Cooley                       1:26:11
   7  Greg Ehrensing                   1:26:13
   8  Dan Greene                       1:27:41
   9  Gary Kraght                      1:30:38
  10  Christine Brew                   1:31:44
  11  Steve Haas                       1:33:24
  12  Vicki Woolworth                  1:41:05
  13  Johanna Merriss                  1:50:37
  14  Julia Doubson                    1:53:21
  15  Victor Frolov                    2:04:31
  16  Carl Williams                    2:17:13
  17  Phillip Hoare                    2:33:58
      Jay Hann                           DNF
      Stephanie Briggs                   DNF
      Tony Pinkham                       DNF


Red Course      (4.6 km, 350 m climb, 19 controls)
  Pl  Name                               Time
   1  Tapio Karras                     1:15:15
   2  Steve Gregg                      1:23:28
   3  Lubomir Sebo                     1:27:49
   4  Werner Haag                      1:29:38
   5  Graham Brew                      1:47:20
   6  Eric Rosenzweig                  1:57:19
   7  Deron van Hoff                   2:01:58
   8  Dave Bunett, Tom Proulx          2:30:09
      Manfred Kopisch                    DNF


Blue Course     (5.8 km, 425 m climb, 24 controls)
  Pl  Name                               Time
   1  Matej Sebo                       1:22:42
   2  Misha Kreslavsky                 1:37:33
   3  Scott Porter                     1:40:51
   4  Zoltan Foley-Fisher              1:43:25
   5  Andrew Peterson                  1:51:33
   6  Andrew Masalkov                  1:52:47
   7  Greg Favor                       2:11:41
   8  Peter Graube                     2:15:09
   9  Joe Maffei                       2:41:06
  10  Theo Verhoeven                   2:43:00
      Nick Giori                         MSP

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