Joseph D. Grant County Park
Date: (Sun.) Feb. 17, 2013
Location: San Jose, CA
Event Director: - 408.568.6740
Course Setter: Dennis Wildfogel
Type: C; Bare-bones (self-service) event with only two advanced courses—no beginner or intermediate courses or clinics
Some seventy-plus souls sauntered sequentially through a sun-drenched series of selectively placed controls on a delightful day in the lovely Halls Valley section of Joseph D. Grant County Park. The meet was a barebones event, featuring just two courses, meant to give the advanced orienteers in the Club a little more opportunity to participate in traditional orienteering.
The fastest time on the Brown/Green course was recorded by Russell Porter, an M21 who just moved to SF from the Vancouver area. Dan Greene had the fastest time among legitimate Green runners, while Steve Haas was the fastest among the Brown-eligible. Stephanie Maclean was the first woman, sixth overall. Joseph Doetsch recorded a splendid 38:07 on the 5.2 km Red/Blue course, with teenager Matej Sebo in second. The inimitable Penny DeMoss was the fastest woman on the longer course.
The courses were designed to be as technical as possible. There were many short legs and changes of direction; vegetation was extensively remapped to increase accuracy; control markers were carefully placed so as not to be excessively visible (while not at all being hidden); and a number of “phantom” controls were used so that competitors would not be able to just see a bag and assume it was the one they were looking for. Judging by people’s reactions, the challenges presented by the courses were quite appreciated and it was a fine day of orienteering for most everyone.
Part of the idea of this barebones event was to avoid needing an army of volunteers. Nevertheless, a regiment still helped out. Rosemary Johnson pre-ran the course two weeks early so that she could staff the epunch table full-time at the event. Her 3.5 hour stint was most appreciated! Steve Haas took care of everything related to self-registration. Tony Pinkham helped with equipment. Penny and Harold DeMoss headed up control pickup, with a crew that included Vicki Woolworth, Gary Carpenter, Chuck Spalding, and Steve Haas. Bob Cooley did his usual terrific job printing maps and clue sheets, and also made a number of map corrections I requested. Chuck Spalding was extremely helpful getting the many revisions of the Course Setter’s Notes up on the Club’s website promptly. Several pre-runners provided feedback that helped me improve the courses considerably. They included Evan Custer, Peter Graube, Alan Glendinning, Mikkel Conradi, and Chris and Graham Brew. Rex Winterbottom helped with getting the permit, and Marina Keating obtained the insurance waiver we needed on very short notice. Many thanks to all the aforementioned as well as to all those who pitched in for a moment whenever something was needed at the event. Finally, a special thanks to head ranger Jeff Cossins and Santa Clara County Parks’ Beeny Sander for expediting the permit process. Nice to hear that they’re happy to accommodate us because we “have such a light footprint”!
Lost and Found
The following items were left at the Joe Grant event:
- Purple fleece Northface zipper-down top
- AquaMarkLX water bottle
Contact to claim your item.
Joseph D. Grant County Park
San Jose, CA
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Also see control-by-control timing in the WinSplits results (http://www.obasen.nu/winsplits/online/en/show_event.asp?id=24327).
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=305).)
Brown/Green Course (3.6 km, 105 m climb, 23 controls)
Pl Name(s) Time
1 Russell Porter (GVOC) 34:43 2 Joe Knapp 37:51 3 Dan Greene 38:57 4 Garret Bean 41:04 5 Steve Haas 43:43 6 Stephanie Maclean 44:34 7 Chuck Spalding 44:43 8 Steve Smith 44:57 8 Vicki Woolworth 44:57 10 Bob Strauss 48:26 11 Flynn Buxton-Walsh 49:34 12 George Minarik 51:00 13 Patty Clemo 51:06 14 Jay Hann 51:24 15 Nick Corsano 54:41 16 Katie & Mark Petersen 54:47 17 Phillip Hoare 55:38 18 Julia Doubsen (COOL) 56:24 19 Irena Stefanova 56:57 20 Johanna Merriss 57:30 21 Victor Frolov 58:24 22 Olga Kraght 58:46 23 Stephanie Gueorguiva 1:00:43 24 Roy Want 1:01:22 25 Sarah & Janet Petersen 1:04:01 26 Jeff Lanam 1:04:38 27 Fyodor Konkov 1:08:28 28 Terry Gleason 1:12:52 29 Stefan Stefanov 1:15:33 30 Wes Erck 1:17:44 31 Robert Lewis 1:17:59 32 Harold DeMoss 1:19:36 33 Shura Kretchetov & family 1:27:43 34 Sridhar, Srijit, & Srikar Boinapally 1:31:27 35 Sharon Evans 1:43:27 36 Nancy Lindeman 2:01:29 Jim Fish DNF Lennard Hachmann, Simon Matschoss DNF Gary Kraght DNF Leslie Minarik DNF Pavel Anisimov DNF Gary Carpenter DNF Masha Konkov (COOL) DNF
Red/Blue Course (5.2 km, 235 m climb, 26 controls)
Pl Name(s) Time
1 Joseph Doetsch 38:07 2 Matej Sebo 42:36 3 Rex Winterbottom 43:33 4 Kyle Peter 46:49 5 Dennis Wilkinson 48:07 6 Tapio Karras 48:57 7 Cedric LasFargues 57:18 8 Penny DeMoss 57:35 9 Mikhail Lipatov 57:45 10 Peter Graham 1:00:30 11 Derek Maclean 1:02:02 12 Greg Favor 1:02:46 13 Manfred Kopisch 1:04:43 14 Andrew Masalkov 1:05:53 15 Bob Cooley 1:06:56 16 Nick Giori, Lou Dietz 1:07:16 17 Eric Rosenzweig 1:08:12 18 Tony Pinkham 1:13:53 19 Lubomir Sebo 1:15:56 20 Joe Maffei 1:20:11 21 Wendell Doman 1:20:43 22 Matthias Kohler 1:25:14 23 Marina Keating 1:49:27 Second Course Phillip Hoare 1:32:21 _______________
DNF = Did not finish (missed one or more controls)