22nd Annual Golden Goat & Golden Kid
Pacheco State Park
Date: (Sun.) Apr. 22, 2018
Location: Hollister, CA
Event Director: - 650.404.7037
Course Setter: Aron Walker
Type: Extra-long courses with mass starts; Possibly no beginner or intermediate courses
The 22nd Golden Goat saw BAOC return to the lovely (and arduous!) hills of Pacheco State Park. Twenty-two intrepid orienteers participated in the 12.6 km (865 m climb) Goat, lead by Riley Culburg (2:06:35), Mikkel Conradi (2:08:50), and Greg Khanlarov (2:12:58). Runners could skip three controls, and many different strategies were used—although only a small fraction of the possible 9139.
Another fifteen participants took on the 7.4 km (450 m climb) Kid, including some "wise goats" who took the option to switch courses part way through the Goat. The Kid was won by Terje Mathisen (1:13:03), one of two participants visiting from Norway, following by Paul Ort (1:17:14), and Daniel Šebo (1:20:05).
Irena Stefanova (1:43:52) lead participants on the 4.5 km (220 m climb) Pygmy, followed by Gal and Rami Rivlin (1:52:07).
As usual, the top 15 finishers of the Goat received Golden Goat lifetime points. Full results are below, including a link to the updated Lifetime Points table.
A huge thanks to Paul Ort and Deron van Hoff who went back out into the depths of the park to pick up controls after the event. Thanks also to another volunteer who picked up the controls around the finish—this really helped! A big thanks to State Park Ranger Betty Wong for helping haul water, controls, and volunteers into the far reaches of the park to facilitate course setting and pick up. Thanks to Jay Hann from Western Racing Services for managing E-punch, processing results, and bringing critical equipment to the event. Thanks to Tori Borish for pre-running the Goat and providing invaluable advice on the design of all four courses. Thanks to Josh Wiley for pre-running the Kid and providing important corrections for the map. Thanks to Nancy Lindeman for bringing and managing snacks, to Steve Hass for running registration, and George Minarik for getting the event permit and finding critical volunteers. Thanks to Tapio Karras for setting up RouteGadget for this event—being able to compare courses is extra fun on a Goat! Thanks to Bob Cooley for yet another masterful job of printing maps, to and Chuck Spalding for posting information to the website. Thanks to the many people who did small but vital things—closing gates, helping take down signs, calling folks together, and cleaning up the assembly area after the event.
Golden Goat and Golden Kid
Sunday, April 22, 2018
You can see the event map with the actual routes traveled by participants, and draw your own route for comparison, in RouteGadget for this event (http://baoc.org/gadget/cgi/reitti.cgi?act=map&id=417). (Use of RouteGadget is explained here.)
- Note regarding RouteGadget for this event: RouteGadget handles Goats and Score-O's nicely, as it has an option to use split times to determine the order in which each competitor visited the controls. In a way, each competitor makes their own course.
The updated Golden Goat Lifetime Points table is available here (PDF/82KB). Here are some notable aspects of this year's table:
- Martin Kunz stays at #1, even without participating again this year.
- Mikkel Conradi has overtaken Steve Gregg for second place, and is closing in on first place.
- The following people moved up this year: Mikkel Conradi (1 place), Greg Khanlarov (17 places), Lubo Šebo (34 places!), Deron van Hoff (17 places), Steve Haas (5 places), Marie-Josée Parayre (22 places!), and Eric Rosenzweig (8 places)
- These people earned points for the first time this year: Riley Culberg (#1), Dominika Plochova (#7), Fyodor Konkov (#8), and Anne Marie Cody (#13)
- [Editor's note: Please report any errors in the table or these comments to .]
Pl Name Club Time Behind 1 Riley Culberg BAOC 2:06:35 2 Mikkel Conradi BAOC 2:08:50 +2:15 3 Greg Khanlarov BAOC 2:12:58 +6:23 4 François Léonard BAOC 2:15:39 +9:04 5 Lubo Šebo BAOC 2:21:38 +15:03 6 Tapio Karras BAOC 2:30:25 +23:50 7 Dominika Plochova Kotlarka 2:30:47 +24:12 8 Fyodor Konkov BAOC 2:40:22 +33:47 9 Vladimir Gusiatnikov OCIN 2:42:13 +35:38 10 Deron van Hoff BAOC 2:48:29 +41:54 11 Marie-Josée Parayre BAOC 2:57:01 +50:26 12 Steve Gregg BAOC 2:59:12 +52:37 13 Anne Marie Cody BAOC 3:17:59 +1:11:24 14 Steve Haas BAOC 3:26:13 +1:19:38 15 Eric Rosenzweig BAOC 3:37:03 +1:30:28 16 Scott Sampson BAOC 3:56:19 +1:49:44 17 Luc Poppe BAOC 3:59:43 +1:53:08 Theo Verhoevan BAOC OVT +1:55:43 (4:02:18) Dennis Wilkinson BAOC DNF Kim van Berkel BAOC DNF Team Pendas BAOC DNF Gavin Wyatt-Mair BAOC DNF
Pl Name(s) Club Time Behind 1 Terje Mathisen Nydalens 1:13:03 2 Paul Ort BAOC 1:17:14 +4:11 3 Daniel Šebo BAOC 1:20:05 +7:02 4 Oystein Grovlen Nidarost 1:36:51 +23:48 5 Derek Maclean BAOC 1:41:01 +27:58 6 Jeffrey Kabel BAOC 1:41:25 +28:22 7 Stan Barrett BAOC 1:46:52 +33:49 8 Quincy Rosenzweig BAOC 1:56:16 +43:13 9 Stephanie Maclean BAOC 2:01:10 +48:07 10 Denis Kourakin BAOC 2:08:23 +55:20 11 Andrew & Katherine BAOC 2:16:25 +1:03:22 12 Russell Green BAOC 2:54:47 +1:41:44 13 Alan Glendinning BAOC 3:11:16 +1:58:13 Olga Kraght BAOC DNF Misha Kreslavsky BAOC DNF
Pl Name(s) Club Time Behind 1 Irena Stefanova BAOC 1:43:52 2 Gal & Rami Rivlin BAOC 1:52:07 +8:15 3 Jeff Lanam BAOC 2:27:28 +43:36 Nancy Lindeman BAOC DNF