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Bedwell Bayfront Park

Date: (Sun.) Jun. 15, 2014
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Event Director: - 650.281.5280
Course Setter: Phillip Hoare
Type: C; Variety of courses for beginners to advanced

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Event Write-Up

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Nice weather, fun courses from a first-time course-setter, good turnout, lots of volunteers​—​what’s not to like! Especially if you ignore an early computer problem (which the e-punch team addressed in plenty of time), a couple of minor issues with map supply, and lots of stickers in people’s shoes and socks afterwards.

About 115 people turned up early Sunday (we must have had 30–40 people start before 10 AM, when the starts were supposed to begin). Don’t know whether the fact that it was Fathers’ Day helped or hurt, maybe a little of both.

Phillip Hoare did a fine job in his first effort at course setting, creating six courses that took people all over the park. I heard lots of positive feedback afterwards. There were a couple of minor complaints, but that seems to be standard for all of our events.

Wolf Rodemich finished first on White by a huge margin, while Paul Berenberg easily won Yellow. Yesterday’s star in the Šebo family was Daniel, who finished first on Orange. Brown had the closest finish, with Lauren Knight finishing 44 seconds ahead of Krists Krilovs. Werner Haag won Green, and François Léonard turned in an awesome performance to take Red, covering the 8.4 km course in 41:38.

Yellow proved to be the most popular course, as well as the only one where I underestimated the number of maps we needed. (We adapted by asking a few finishers to return their maps for re-use.) It looked like we also ran out of Brown maps, but that turned out to be due to one competitor inadvertently taking four copies of the map. (One late runner was forced to choose between Orange and Green instead of his preferred Brown.)

Lots of volunteers helped with everything at the event. They included Ev and Jean Beuerman, Matthias Kohler, Chuck Spalding, Nancy Lindeman, Peter Graube, Dan Greene, Gary and Olga Kraght, Jeff Lanam, Rosemary Johnson, Steve Gregg, François Léonard, Marie-Josée Parayre (and friend), Fyodor Konkov, and probably one or two more that I’ve forgotten. Other than a little unfounded worrying about having enough people for control pick-up, getting more than enough volunteers was easy. Thanks to all of them.




Results

Bedwell Bayfront Park

Menlo Park, CA
Sunday, June 15, 2014


White Course   Yellow Course   Orange Course   Brown Course   Green Course   Red Course

Also see control-by-control timing in the WinSplits results (http://www.obasen.nu/winsplits/online/en/show_event.asp?id=31541).

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=341).)


White Course    (1.7 km, 9 controls)
  Pl  Name                              Time
  1  Wolf Rodemich                      18:19
  2  Chris & Wolf Rodemich              28:32
  3  Katie Gruender                     28:38
  4  Sarah Willrich                     38:22
  5  Willow Hsu                         38:23
  6  Mila Kasan                         48:52
  7  Beatrice Roget                     50:02
  8  Becky & David Wilrich              57:47
  9  Jennifer Hsu                       58:01


Yellow Course   (2.7 km, 12 controls)
  Pl  Name                              Time
  1  Paul Berenberg                     23:18
  2  Fiona Krantz                       26:56
  3  Markus Gruendler                   27:38
  4  Audi, Sam, & Mike Steele           31:47
  5  Jenny Ow                           35:04
  6  Harold DeMoss                      36:15
  7  Victoria Bommarito                 37:33
  8  Yvonne Tran                        38:15
  9  Kevin Luong, Jimmy Chung           39:31
 10  Adam Fore                          41:48
 11  Emma Hoare                         44:10
 12  Evan Mazurov                       44:36
 13  Justin Nguyen                      44:51
 14  Kate & Rachel Tennant              45:04
 15  Niklas Mattsson, Lisa Angback      45:07
 16  Kipnis Dynasty                     46:20
 17  Anton, Daniel, Adam, Niki, Sasha   47:35
 18  Aivo Krilovs                       50:51
 19  Sarah Bobek                        51:12
 20  Hassan family                      53:42
 21  Misha Iakovlev                   1:17:15
 22  Nathan Kramer                    1:26:42  (estimated Finish)
     Jamie Maclean                      DNF
     Snow Leopards                      DNF


Orange Course   (4.2 km, 16 controls)
  Pl  Name                              Time
  1  Daniel Šebo                        37:43
  2  Denis Kourkakin                    40:23
  3  Sam Coradetti                      40:24
  4  Sharyn Trevllyan, Karl Yorston   1:10:51
  4  Theo Verhoeven                   1:10:51
  6  Erin Magers                      1:11:02
  7  Sasha Iakovlev                   1:23:49
  8  Kristen St John                  1:27:47
     Alexei Novikov                     DNF
     Anastasia Kurakina                 DNF
     Masha Konkov                       DNF
 Second Course
     Victoria Bommarito               1:00:45


Brown Course    (4.4 km, 18 controls)
  Pl  Name                              Time
  1  Lauren Knight                      40:52
  2  Krists Krilovs                     41:36
  3  Nick Corsano                       44:53
  4  Evan Custer                        50:16
  5  Kim Vanberkel                      52:22
  6  Irena Stefanova                  1:09:34
  7  Brian Tennant                    1:14:40
  8  Olga Kraght                      1:19:33
  9  Ken & Emily Considine            1:20:32
 10  Rosemary Johnson                 1:43:45
 11  Jeff Lanam                       1:44:07
 12  Team Rabbits                     2:01:36
 13  Liu & Bentley                    2:11:24
     Rory Maclean                       DNF


Green Course    (6.0 km, 19 controls)
  Pl  Name                              Time
  1  Werner Haag                        46:04
  2  Greg Ehrensing                     48:06
  3  David Harrison                     49:47
  4  Gary Kraght                        53:47
  5  Chuck Spalding                     54:49
  6  Marie-Josée Parayre                56:14
  7  Gary Carpenter                   1:04:25
  8  Dan Greene                       1:04:54
  9  Ben & Zack Considine             1:19:35
 10  Julia Doubsen                    1:38:14
 11  Steve Beuerman                   1:46:24
 12  Camam                            2:22:57
 13  All We Do is Win                 2:37:06
 14  George Dorian                    2:49:23


Red Course      (8.4 km, 22 controls)
  Pl  Name                              Time
   1  François Léonard                  41:38
   2  Bill Edwards                      44:22
   3  Matej Šebo                        45:30
   4  Mikkel Conradi                    48:30
   5  Andrei Kraemer                    51:18
   6  Lubomir Šebo                      54:49
   7  Steve Gregg                       57:12
   8  Misha Kreslavsky                  57:46
   9  Stephen Harrison                1:05:05
  10  Derek Maclean                   1:06:32
  11  Penny DeMoss                    1:09:29
  12  Kipley Fiebig                   1:12:49
  13  Lori Huberman                   1:16:01
  14  Peter Graube                    1:21:49
  15  Luc Poppe                       1:30:14
  16  Fyodor Konkov                   1:32:42
      Stevanie Gueorguieva              DNF
  Second Course
      Theo Verhoeven                  1:37:52

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