Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Date: (Sun.) Sep. 14, 2014
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
Event Directors: - 650.321.9713, - 831.439.9822
Course Setters: Nick Corsano, Nick Giori
Type: B; We return to this beautiful park, after a long absence, for point-to-point courses for beginners through advanced
Thank you to everyone for coming out to enjoy the day at Big Basin, after our 9-year hiatus! The weather was excellent, and the folks jubilant.
About the terrain: Did someone say "steep"? With a side order of "technically challenging"? Well, Big Basin was made to order, and Nick Corsano and Nick Giori cooked up some good courses just for the day! The map is quite out of date, and the Nick's did their best to make corrections and updates in pertinent places. However, that didn't suffice for many on the intermediate and advanced courses, who unfortunately succumbed to the maps flaws, and DNF'd. Fortunately, there was enough accuracy on the map, and careful placement of checkpoints, so that, on the Beginner courses (White and Yellow), only one starter fell prey to the harsh condition of the map.
On the White course, Boy Scout Troop 273 did well, coming in first and second, followed by Alison Weber from GCO in third. On Yellow, Ann Drevo eked out first place, just ahead of Boy Scout Troop 80 in second, followed by William Murphy in third.
On the Orange course, Fillian Swift and COOL member Johanna Karras battled it out for first and second, respectively, followed by Denis Kourakin in 3rd. Dennis Wildfogel showed that he's a native of the area, acing first place on Brown by 10 minutes! Trevor Pering and Gary Carpenter came in second and third.
On Green, Tapio Karras was the clear winner, Eric Stoutenburg came in second, followed by Nadja Rutz in third place. On Red, Mikkel Conradi dusted the field for first place, with François Léonard and Deron van Hoff coming in second and third, respectively.
Thank you to everyone who pitched in and volunteered to make this event run smoothly and successfully! Hopefully I haven't missed anyone in the list below.
- Nick Corsano – Event Director and Course Setter
- Sharon Evans – Co-Event Director
- Nick Giori – Assistant Course Setter
- Mark Prior – Pre-runner/vetter
- Marina Keating – Insurance
- Bob Cooley – Map printing
- Steve Haas – Registration
- Esther Heller – Registration
- Rosemary Johnson – E-Punch
- Jeff Lanam – E-Punch
- Mikkel Conradi – E-Punch
- Peter Graube – Beginner Clinics
- Deron van Hoff – Beginner Clinics & driving to Redwood City to transfer event supplies
- Judy Kohler – Beginner Clinics
- Stephanie Maclean – Beginner Clinics
- Vickie Woolworth – Beginner Clinics & control pickup
- Anna Prang – Starts
- Chico Hernandez – Starts
- Ray Kemp – Taking the Start banner to the Start
- Gary Carpenter – First runner & finishes
- Matthias Kohler – Finishes
- Meggan Wenbourne – Finishes
- Susan & Natalie Kim – Control pickup
- Misha Krevlaski – Control Pickup
- Frederick Lee – Control Pickup
- Matej Sebo – Control Pickup
- Greg Ehrinsing – Control Pickup
- Matthias Vangbo – Control Pickup
- Natalia Konkov – Control Pickup
- Dan Vannatter – Husband extraordinaire, refreshments, control placement, and all around support/assistance!
- Derek & Stephanie Maclean – Taking all the equipment to Calero
- Cornelia Coolen – Taking all the remaining refreshments
- Didn't catch the name – Good Samaritan Volunteer—helped carry things back from the Starts when Starts closed
- Ranger Luke Ware – Ranger Monitor
- Ranger Emily Bertram – Head Park Ranger
- Judy Hill – State Parks Special Events Coordinator
If there are names above that you don't recognize, it might be because they are my family and friends who very generously responded to requests for help.
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Boulder Creek, CA
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Also see control-by-control timing in the WinSplits results (http://www.obasen.nu/winsplits/online/en/show_event.asp?id=33095).
We apologize for the incorrect finish times given at the event. The corrected results are below. Sorry, but I didn't bother to correct the WinSplits results (http://www.obasen.nu/winsplits/online/en/show_event.asp?id=33095) for most of the people that didn't finish their courses. I didn't see the point of making the last split correct if you missed five or many more controls. For the few people who did miss only one control, I corrected your finish split. These folks have the control number that they missed listed in the results.
– Rosemary Johnson (E-punch Director)
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=344).)
White Course (2.1 km, 80 m climb, 10 controls)
Pl Name(s) Time 1 Troop 273A (4) 30:49 2 Troop 273 C (4) 32:46 3 Alison Weber (GCO) 38:18 4 Troop 273 B (7) 40:49 5 Brad & Lisa Melton 46:12 6 Sidney Whiting, Olivia Andrakin, Grace Romero 46:42 7 Rajesh & Vidit Agrawal, Dinesh Thirumavalavan, Rahul Vishnoi, Thiruma Veluswamy 48:36 8 Julian Shinazy, Clifton Horne 54:27 9 Prindiville family of 4 54:53 10 Ravi & Srinivas Gadgil 1:02:03 11 Diane Hall, Laura Romero 1:19:54 12 Beatrice & Jay 1:32:01 13 Umma Olcese, Luis Sotomayor 1:33:28
Yellow Course (2.2 km, 90 m climb, 11 controls)
Pl Name(s) Time 1 Ann Drevno 50:48 2 Troop 80 (2nd group of 3) 51:38 3 William Murphy 54:19 4 Troop 80 (1st grp of 3) 55:44 5 Kristen Weber (GCO) 58:54 6 Rosemary Johnson 1:01:18 7 Anastasia Kurakina, Marina Kabatskaya 1:01:47 8 Natalya & Natalya Bondarenko 1:03:14 9 Dario, Joe, Molly, & Adam 1:11:42 10 Mike Rhys 1:12:16 11 Kate & Rachel Tennant 1:15:05 12 Kate Colby 1:25:23 13 Kahlel, Keisha, & Sid Negus 1:29:22 14 Christina Barrie 1:31:17 15 Troop 80 (3rd group of 3) 1:40:36 16 Jada & Michelle 1:48:02 17 Deepak Bharadwaj, Ravi Shankar, Malini Kondabagilu 1:53:20 18 Brad, Alex, & Kylie Wetmore, Arik & Shane Florimonte 1:55:21 19 Misha Iakovlev 2:01:05
Vincent Leonard & boys DNF (control #10)
Orange Course (3.6 km, 210 m climb, 15 controls)
Pl Name(s) Time 1 Fillan Swift 1:14:08 2 Johanna Karras (COOL) 1:14:58 3 Denis Kourakin 1:18:28 4 Daniel Sebo 1:24:34 5 Davy Williams 1:52:35 6 Sasha Iakovlev 1:58:20 7 Vin & Lopez families 2:26:33 8 Justin Bakal 2:47:10 9 Brian Tennant, Ken Dillon 3:01:36 10 David Dippon 3:14:18
Masha Konkov DNF (control #13) Steve O'Keefe DNF Judy Koehler DNF Luke Martin DNF Team Rassieur (5) DNF Zellers family DNF John Martin DNF
Brown Course (3.9 km, 235 m climb, 15 controls)
Pl Name(s) Time 1 Dennis Wildfogel 1:24:33 2 Trevor Pering 1:44:40 3 Gary Carpenter 1:49:47 4 George Minarik 1:55:39 5 Andy Cretcher 2:19:55 6 Judy & Tom Cronin 2:32:28 7 Olga Kraght 2:33:34 8 Leslie Minarik 2:33:53 9 Leif Kirschenbaum 2:43:57
Vicki Woolworth DNF (control #2) Jeff Lanam DNF Matthias Kohler DNF Bryan Pon DNF Spenser Tai DNF David Strong DNF Roy Want DNF Oleg Shakhnovsky DNF Team Nonvelo DNF Steve Haas DNF Natalie Kim DNF
Green Course (4.7 km, 290 m climb, 18 controls)
Pl Name(s) Time 1 Tapio Karras 1:27:44 2 Eric Stoutenburg 1:31:00 3 Nadja Rutz 1:40:30 4 Steve Gregg 1:48:56 5 Chuck Spalding 2:02:09 6 Marie-Josée Parayre 2:02:11 7 Laura & Miguel Clark 2:14:44 8 Gary Kraght 2:18:43 9 Werner Haag 2:22:42 10 Greg Ehrensing 2:35:25 11 Johanna Merriss 2:37:09
Cornelia Coolen DNF Ray Kemp DNF Theo Verhoeven DNF Scott Sampson DNF Peter Graube DNF Julia Doubson DNF
Red Course (5.8 km, 380 m climb, 21 controls)
Pl Name(s) Time 1 Mikkel Conradi 1:39:53 2 François Léonard 1:45:52 3 Deron van Hoff 1:53:26 4 Mattias Vangbo 1:55:11 5 Nikolay Chukanov 2:24:21 6 Travis Parker 2:24:59 7 Manfred Kopisch 2:50:52 8 Luc Poppe 2:57:01
Peter Graham MSP (control #18) Matej Sebo DNF (control #12) Nik Weber (GCO) DNF (control #12) Misha Kreslavsky DNF Derek Maclean DNF Sam Colby DNF Kipley Fiebig DNF Cam Am DNF Frederick Lee DNF Gavin Williams DNF Cedric Lasfargues DNF Lubomir Sebo DNF Damian Swift DNF Eric Rosenzweig DNF Mark Eremeev DNF
DNF = Did not finish (missed one or more controls)
MSP = Mispunched (one or more controls wrong)
GCO (http://www.goldcountryorienteers.org) = Gold Country Orienteers, the Sacramento-area club
COOL = California Outdoor Orienteering League; the BAOC organization for juniors