Joaquin Miller Park
Event #1 of 6 in the BAOC 2022 Summer Series
Date: (Sun.) Jun. 5, 2022
Location: Oakland, CA
Event Director: - 510.407.1876
Course Setters: Tom de Vre, Theo Verhoeven
Type: C; This is the first event of the 2022 Summer Series. Beginners are welcome!
Whaaaat? Rain? Sure, I expected some overnight showers, and arrived at a damp event site in the morning, swept excess moisture off the picnic tables, and started setting things out. But wait! The drip from the trees is increasing ... and yes, it’s raining again. By now Jeff Lanam has arrived, and his trusty phone app says yeah, rain, but ending by 10 AM. Well, it rained pretty much the whole time, and I really appreciate all who showed up despite the weather, and especially all the help trying to keep things running under these conditions.
Tom de Vre and Theo Verhoeven set interesting courses in this much-used park, taking advantage of the varied terrain and making the best of an aging map. Even those familiar with Joaquin Miller can find the indistinct trails under the redwoods a challenge, but despite this, 21 of 25 entries finished the beginner (White) course, with Werner Haag and Pratick Sachdeva blazing through in under 22 minutes, 10 seconds apart. On the Short course, Tapio Karras finished in under an hour, with Eric Rozenzweig 10 minutes behind, and Derek Maclean in third. Yurii Konovalenko had a 16-minute lead in the Long course, followed by Mikkel Conradi and François Léonard.
I’d like to thank Rex Winterbottom, Steve Gregg, Steve Haas, and Graham Brew for showing up early and pitching in with setup and other assorted activities. Rex gave continuous beginners clinics for at least two hours, and Steve G. and Graham took care of the (uncovered) Start in the rain. Steve H. got registration set up and running until Sarah Williams finished singing at church. Sarah also set up online registration. Jeff Lanam and Rosemary Johnson kept E-punch running from setup to takedown, and beyond to results processing, despite an unexpected power failure. Tapio Karras stepped in to help with cleanup and toting equipment back to the cars. Tom and the rest of the de Vre family really helped by filling in with control pick-up, cleanup, and just about everything else, which made the wrap-up easier than expected, despite the wet weather.
We are grateful to the City of Oakland for the use of their park, to Chuck Spalding for numerous website updates, and for the rest of the BAOC infrastructure for keeping things running.
Let me know what I’ve missed in this writeup!
Joaquin Miller Park
Sunday, June 5, 2022
Also see control-by-control timing in the WinSplits results (http://www.obasen.nu/winsplits/online/en/show_event.asp?id=82594) and on Attackpoint (https://www.attackpoint.org/eventdetail.jsp/event_53744).
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=498). (Use of RouteGadget is explained here.)
- RouteGadget Tip: After uploading your GPS track to RouteGadget, you can create additional blue adjustment points by right-clicking your track. You can drag these points to better align your route with the map, for example, along trails. You can delete extra adjustment points by right-clicking them. To learn to use RouteGadget, view this video (http://routegadget.net/download.cgi) (the video has no audio!).
Comments from Jeff Lanam, E-punch Director:
- Despite the weather that made it more like winter, more than 75 people turned out for the opening event of our Summer Series. Thanks to Vicki Woolworth, event director, and Tom de Vre and Theo Verhoven, course setters, for putting on the event. I want to thank Rosemary Johnson for helping with E-punch, and Henrique Miranda for letting me use the power from his van to finish the event. Our power system failed, and the laptop didn’t quite have enough on its own. Of course thanks to all the other people who helped out.
- Please tell me () if anything needs to be changed.
Beginner Course (1.7 km, 60 m climb, 10 controls)
Pl Name(s) Club Time Behind 1 Werner Haag BAOC 21:37 2 Pratick Sachdeva 21:47 0:10 3 Thomas Szarovsky 24:16 2:39 4 Nathan Curtis 31:05 9:28 5 Jonas de Vre BAOC 32:30 10:53 6 Kshitij Sachan 34:04 12:27 7 Eric Neyman 44:21 22:44 8 Jeff Nibert BAOC 54:18 32:41 9 Siung Lee 55:25 33:48 10 Freya Van Herk BAOC 58:33 36:56 11 Beatrice Schreibstein OCIN 58:54 37:17 11 Vladimir Gusiatnikov OCIN 58:54 37:17 13 We'd Rather Play Lego 1:01:36 39:59 14 Siddahant Swaminthan BAOC 1:05:17 43:40 15 Rory DiNiro 1:06:21 44:44 16 Leo Diennet 1:06:58 45:21 17 Darwin DiNero 1:07:10 45:33 18 Ruby Melissa Carvalho 1:08:15 46:38 19 Raffi Abedian 1:08:44 47:07 20 Julian Conradi BAOC 1:11:52 50:15 21 Oliver Conradi BAOC 1:38:18 76:41 Devie family DNF Nancy Lindeman BAOC DNF Siargey Pisarchyk BAOC DNF (2nd course) Liam Kenison CSOC DNS
Short Course (3.1 km, 150 m climb, 13 controls)
Pl Name(s) Club Time Behind 1 Tapio Karras BAOC 55:16 2 Eric Rosenzweig BAOC 1:05:31 10:15 3 Derek Maclean BAOC 1:12:35 17:19 4 Logan Sternberg 1:15:03 19:47 5 Jan Cisar 1:23:13 27:57 6 Pratick Sachdeva 1:30:41 35:25 (2nd course) 7 Jussi Tahtinen BAOC 1:33:31 38:15 8 Stephanie Maclean BAOC 1:33:39 38:23 9 Johanna Merriss BAOC 1:45:52 50:36 10 Irena & Nick Stefanova BAOC 1:47:31 52:15 11 Daniel Ingram CSOC 2:01:59 66:43 12 Mark Schneider BAOC 2:33:44 98:28 Randy Snook OVT Alex van Hoff BAOC DNF Chase Lewis BAOC DNF Enrique Espinoza Ayala CSOC DNF Evan Custer BAOC DNF Jeff Lanam BAOC DNF Josef Estrada CSOC DNF Kshitij Sachan DNF (2nd course) Olga Kraght BAOC DNF Osiris Ledesma CSOC DNF Rayner Malasaga CSOC DNF Rosemary Johnson BAOC DNF Sarah Williams BAOC DNF Mary Udey CSOC DNS Ryah Newton CSOC DNS
Long Course (5.2 km, 320 m climb, 18 controls)
Pl Name(s) Club Time Behind 1 Yurii Konovalenko BAOC 56:05 2 Mikkel Conradi CSU 1:12:10 16:05 3 François Léonard BAOC 1:14:46 18:41 4 Jonathan Owens Truckee 1:30:03 33:58 5 Rex Winterbottom BAOC 1:30:42 34:37 6 Nicholas Goldowsky-Dill BAOC 1:32:48 36:43 7 Taylor Pospisil BAOC 1:34:58 38:53 8 Pitko Liubov 1:35:19 39:14 9 Steve Gregg 1:40:55 44:50 10 Kyle Navarro CSOC 1:44:09 48:04 11 Graham Brew BAOC 1:44:45 48:40 12 Deron van Hoff BAOC 1:48:38 52:33 13 Marie-Josée Parayre BAOC 1:56:35 60:30 14 Lance Kenison CSOC 2:00:52 64:47 15 Drew Taplin BAOC 2:10:40 74:35 16 Samuel Barker CSOC 2:11:09 75:04 17 John Richardson BAOC 2:16:24 80:19 18 Steven Luibrand BAOC 2:20:32 84:27 19 Chun Wu BAOC 2:21:48 85:43 20 Henrique Miranda 2:25:02 88:57 21 Weichun Fong BAOC 2:52:08 116:03 Siargey Pisarchyk BAOC DNF Scott Sampson, Tom Meyer BAOC DNF Stephen Haas BAOC DNF Travis Navarro CSOC DNF Chahal Vikram CSOC DNS Connor Rogers CSOC DNS Jason Lee BAOC DNS Logan Kenison CSOC DNS
2022 Summer Series Points
Thanks to everyone who replied with birth years. We now have almost all the information, and are just missing the birth year for Weichun Fong. Let me know if you can help with that.
One other note: Vicki Woolworth, Theo Verhoeven, and Tom de Vre will each receive points for event #1, since they were the Event Director and Course Setters. (Thanks for volunteering!) They will get points equivalent to the maximum points they score in any other event in the series. Thus, currently their names do not appear, but will appear as soon as they next compete.
As a reminder, the final ranking will be based on the best four scores for each athlete (out of the total six events).
Let me know if there are any questions or comments on any part of the process or the Series. I look forward to seeing you all again on June 26th at Mills College. Without further ado, the current standings after our first event are below!
– Graham Brew ()
- The methodology for determining Summer Series points is explained here. In particular, note that group/team entries do not earn points, and 21-year-old male is assumed if we don't have your birth year (“M21” below). (Also keep in mind that BAOC membership is required [by the final event] for the Series cumulative awards [but not to earn points].)
Short-Course Points at Joaquin Miller Park
Pl Name Points 1 Tapio Karras 1000 2 Eric Rosenzweig 811 3 Derek Maclean 727 4 Johanna Merriss 711 5 Stephanie Maclean 641 6 Logan Sternberg 591 7 Irena Stefanova 571 8 Jan Cisar 543 9 Jussi Tahtinen 484 10 Daniel Ingram 439 11 Mark Schneider 288
Long-Course Points at Joaquin Miller Park
Pl Name Points 1 Yurii Konovalenko 1000 2 François Léonard 828 3 Mikkel Conradi 822 4 Jonathan Owens 712 5 Steve Gregg 702 6 Rex Winterbottom 670 7 Pitko Liubov 650 8 Deron van Hoff 599 9 Nicholas Goldowsky-Dill 592 10 Marie-Josée Parayre 589 11 Graham Brew 581 12 Taylor Pospisil 579 13 Kyle Navarro 527 14 Lance Kenison 478 15 Samuel Barker 440 16 Henrique Miranda 426 17 Drew Taplin 421 18 John Richardson 403 19 Steven Luibrand 394 20 Chun Wu 387 21 Weichun Fong 319 (M21)