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NAV-X Challenge final Series Standings


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NAV-X Challenge final Series Standings


We have completed the 2016 season with all six (6) events!  Series results are final.  If you'd like to go into a deep dive with how the scoring works, please check out our FAQ which explains it in detail (Question 6).

Top Series Results in the SHORT-n-FAST Division (Best 7 hrs of competition):

1. Rex Winterbottom - 653 out of 700

2. Tapio Karras - 640 out of 700

3. Daniel Sebo - 509 out of 700

Top Series Results in the LONG-n-HARD Division (Best 14 hrs of competition):

1. Dennis Wilkinson - 1,400 out of 1,400 - A PERFECT SCORE!

2. Lubomir Sebo - 1,314 out of 1,400

3. Aron Walker - 1,253 out of 1,400

Short Division NAV-X Challenge Series Standings

Long Division NAV-X Challenge Series Standings

Red Rock Canyon NAV-X Challenge Series - Results


Red Rock Canyon NAV-X Challenge Series - Results


Thank you for participating in the Go Wild! Red Rock 3hr, 6hr!

3hr Results

6hr Results

Check out this cool video from The French Team's run at Red Rock Canyon

Top Results on the 3 hr course:

1. Jeremy Colgan - 1,020 points

2. Vladimir Gusiatnikov - 935 points

3. Aleksey Sabunin - 855 points

Top Results on the 6 hr course:

1. Dennis Wilkinson - 1,750 points

2. Lubomir Sebo - 1,710 points

3. Mats Jansson & Benjamin DeWitt (Atlas Trail Series) - 1,590 points

 

50 MPH winds Thursday = checkpoint trouble

Very sorry about the checkpoint markers that blew over and the bags that got ripped off the stands - I am missing a few bags now. Little did I know, between the 2 calm weekends, a 50 MPH windy day happened on Thursday, wreaking havoc on many of your checkpoints. I am impressed with your fortitude and determination in finding them, and apologize for any wasted time. If I had known about Thursday before you started, I would have mentioned the possibility of flattened checkpoints in the “pre game speech.” If they were all standing proud, Dennis Wilkinson and perhaps a few others would have cleared the course, and probably closer to 5 hours.

Since I set most of the checkpoints the weekend before, and I know about the wind that can kick up, most bags were purposefully not dangling. Having them tied up and anchoring them in the bushes does 3 things: 1. There is soil the stand can penetrate - everywhere else the ground is too hard. 2. It helps guard against the wind yanking them, but 50 MPH might be too much to prepare for. 3. It reduces visibility from far away, so stray hikers and fat-bikers (I saw some roaming around) are less likely to get curious and yank them; this happened to 2 checkpoints at our Nav-X High Sierra event last summer. I could have said more about this in the pre-game speech. Like #141 which was purposefully flat so passers-by would not come up and pluck it.

Dangerous Hummus

I hope you are all okay, if you ate the hummus. Costco called me today and reported there is a recall on the hummus I bought Saturday night. If you took some home, you are supposed to dispose of it. No cases have been confirmed, but Listeria bacteria was found somewhere in the manufacturing facility, and Sabra (which makes the Hummus for the Kirkland brand) wants to be extra cautious.

Please let us know if you find any discrepancies or problems at info@navxchallenge.org.

Cheers,

Rex

 

Deer Creek Hills NAV-X Challenge Series - Results


Deer Creek Hills NAV-X Challenge Series - Results


Thank you to all of our participants who took part in our Deer Creek Hills NAV-X Challenge on Nov 6, 2016!  After a number of rainy days which softened the ground and caused new growth, 83 participants were treated to perfect running weather on a challenging course set by Heidi Cusworth.  Skies were overcast most of the morning keeping the temperatures down.  This was the first time this venue was used for a navigation sport event and I'm happy to report that everything went superbly.  Everyone enjoyed a new map in fantastic new terrain and were treated to a brand new high tech results display from Jay Hann of Western Race Services.  Thanks also to Gold Country Orienteers for co-producing this event and to Bay Area Orienteering Club for providing all the control stations, bags and stands.

 

Results Highlights

Overall highest scores on the 2 hr course:
Rex Winterbottom (BAOC/Terraloco) - 1,400 points
Paul Ort (BAOC) - 1,340 points
Tapio Karras (BAOC) - 1,220 points
 

On the 4 hr course, the top three were:
Aron Walker (BAOC) - 2,350 points
Huon Wilson (BAOC) - 2,320 points (1.5 min faster)
Lubomir Sebo (BAOC) - 2,320 points

We would like to thank the following volunteers:
Mats Jansson – Registration, equipment, setup, takedown, control setting and control pickup
Jay Hann - ePunch and results
Heidi Cusworth – Course designer and food planner
Jonas Libell – Parking and new participant instruction
Rex Winterbottom - Food/awards shopping
Greg Favor- Control pickup
Jialing Chen and Keying Yu – Control pickup 
Ginny Laforme and Eric Robinson - Results display setup



And lastly, we wanted to recognize Fred Tracy from Sacramento Valley Conservancy (land managers), who was on site with us all during the event (over 10 hrs) and Saturday when we were putting out the control markers (9 hrs).   He also graciously offered to drive us out to the water stop on Saturday and picked up the leftover water on his own while we were picking up control markers.  Fred was onsite with us in order to satisfy the requirements of the Sacramento Valley Conservancy's safety and operational policies.

Next on the Nav-X schedule is NAV-X #6 in collaboration with terraloco - Go Wild! Red Rock Canyon at Red Rock Canyon State Park near Mojave, CA.  This is also the season finale for the NAV-X Challenge Map Trekking Race Series.

Bill Cusworth
Event director, course setter, and mapper

Please find the detailed full posted results below (click on the results you would like to view).  Please let us know if you find any discrepancies or problems at info@navxchallenge.org.

2H results

4h results

 

Pacheco NAV-X Challenge Series - Results


Pacheco NAV-X Challenge Series - Results


Thank you to all of our participants who took part in our Pacheco NAV-X Challenge!  We had another beautiful day to tackle a challenging course set by Dennis Wilkinson.  Thanks to BAOC for co-producing this event.  An extended Indian Summer provided about 50 participants with beautiful weather.

Results Highlights:

Overall highest scores on the 3 hr course:

  1. Jiri Hruska (Czech) - 1,740 points
  2. Tapio Karras (BAOC) - 1,540 points
  3. Tommy Ingulfsen (BAOC) - 1,520 points

;interesting to note that the top two spots held by Masters runners (50+ years old) - "old guys rule" comes to mind.

On the 6 hr course, the Sebo family cleaned up (and walked off with a truck load of chocolate)!  Top three were:

  1. Matej Sebo (BAOC) - 2,960 points
  2. Lubomir Sebo (BAOC) - 2,460 points
  3. Aron Walker (BAOC) - 2,430 points

;Matej must like this place - he won the 6 hr rogaine here 2 years ago also.

This event would not have been possible were it not for the following volunteers:

  • Jay Hann - ePunch and results and control pickup
  • Rex Winterbottom - Food/awards shopping, registration and control pickup
  • Vicki Woolworth - Control pickup
  • Mats Jansson - Equipment and control pickup

And lastly, wanted to recognize Betty Wong from the state park, who graciously offered to drive us out to the water stops, as well as taking control picker uppers to their start locations.

Please find the detailed full posted results below (click on the results you would like to view).  Please let us know if you find any discrepancies of problems at info@navxchallenge.org.

3H results

6h results

 

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High Sierra NAV-X Challenge Series - Results


High Sierra NAV-X Challenge Series - Results


Thank you to all of our participants who took part in our High Sierra NAV-X Challenge!  People came from near and far for the 2016 North American Rogaining Championships and Nav-X High Sierra 4/8 hr. We all enjoyed the perfect weather, great camaraderie, and hot food at the hash house; most also relished their adventure in this beautiful, wild and tough terrain. It was great to see familiar faces and welcome new people to the crazy world of map trekking/rogaining.

Please find the full posted results below (click on the results you would like to view).  Please let us know if you find any discrepancies of problems at info@navxchallenge.org.

24 hr championship results

8 hr results

4 hr results

UPLOAD & compare your gps tracks - route gadget

I believe all involved were delighted by the map quality, which was the product of fantastic and hard work by Bill Cusworth. Concerns that the forest service had moved one of our meadow controls proved unfounded; if they did move one, it must not have gone very far. Everything seemed to be in the right place, with the possible exception of control 81 which may actually be in the lower clearing 100m SW of the circle. My apologies for that error.

This event, like most orienteering and map trek/rogaining events, came about as a result of significant volunteer efforts. The Nav-X team of Mats Jansson, Rex Winterbottom, Bill Cusworth, Heidi Cusworth, Andrew Peterson, and yours truly were happy and proud to bring this event about. We had help from a number of other volunteers. Jay Hann of Western Race Services offered his time and the use of his gear for free. He did an enormous amount of work buying food, bringing gear, setting up and taking down, and running the hash house. He also processed the results. Consider Western Race Services for your next event! Dave Edwards, Jonathan Campbell, Mats Jansson, Rex Winterbottom, and Jeff Lanam went above and beyond not only to staff the hash house during the small hours Sunday morning, but also to pick up controls and water after the event. Dave also lent me his truck to drive way out on an awful road and fix controls 37 and 103.  Afsheen Mostofi and Bud Laird are, as I write, each getting ready for an exciting control pickup adventure, as they plan to spend a day out there getting the remote north and eastern controls. Thank you to Heidi Cusworth, Vicki Woolworth, Eric Robinson, and Ginny Laforme and the rest of the Nav-X team for help setting up on Saturday morning, and finally to Rex Winterbottom for awards and prizes.

As for the race, your course setter imagined a stampede towards the fast, southern area of the map, particularly by the 8h and 24h teams. In reality, the concentration of points in the tougher northern area was enough to pull most teams in that direction, at least initially. The wild, mostly roadless Tamarack Creek canyon proved a tough challenge, but many 24h and even some 8h teams continued through this area to the high lakes of the far northeast. Those that went south were treated to travel over mostly open rock and sand, scenic granite domes, with open forest mixed in. Several 24h teams even got out to the far east, which is very Western with cows grazing in meadows under dramatic rocky slopes and even a (working?) mine. Four hour teams were constrained by time to stay in the central area of the map, although many of the fastest managed to get to at least one high value control, such as 96, 100 or 112.

Congratulations to everyone who competed in this event! Map trek/rogaine is one of the tougher combinations of mental and physical exertion out there. Division top three were announced at the awards ceremonies, and kudos again to you! I have some of the 24h certificates at my house; please send me an email with your address and I will get that to you.

In the end, the overall winning teams combined excellent route planning with good execution. Peteris Ledins and Nikolay Nachev ended with an impressive 3840 points in the 24h division. They started to the north and largely cleared it out, then went east and cleared out the Dinkey Creek canyon area, and finally headed south for many controls on the granite. In the 8h division, the overall winners were Steven Douglas and Mark Hartell at 1470. They went south first, picking up all but the two southernmost controls, then looped back through the center and had time to pick up 94 and 84 at the end. Matej Sebo won the overall 4h with a ridiculous 1020 points, managing to reach control 112 in the Tamarack canyon via 84 and 94 and still loop back to get 88 and many other central points.

Special mention goes to those families and younger groups who participated: Victoria and Anna Campbell in the 24h, who stayed out all night (!); Jonathan and Peter Campbell, and Mark and Sarah Petersen in the 8h; Alison and Mareese Keane, the Clovis High AF JROTC, and Jodi, Doug, Dillon, and Lucie Hall in the 4h.

As a reminder, podium finishers for each division of the 24h event receive qualification for the World Rogaining Championships for several years starting in 2017. Check the website of the IRF, International Rogaining Federation, for details.

For more rogaining events in North America, check the OUSA rogaining calendar.

Along with some other orienteering clubs in the western part of North America, we at BAOC and Nav-X are attempting to initiate a yearly 24h Western NA rogaining series. We will be initiating and maintaining a lifetime standings table. Look for that in the near future.

Finally, the 2016 NAV-X Challenge Map Trekking (aka Rogaining) Series continues with event #4 on Saturday October 1st, in the wild and expansive Pacheco State Park, an hour South of San Jose, CA.  Mark Prior is designing 3 and 6 hr courses on an excellent BAOC map, yours for the taking!  Check out more information here.

Thanks again for coming and hope to see you another time!

 

Big Basin NAV-X Challenge Series - Results


Big Basin NAV-X Challenge Series - Results


Thank you to all of our participants who took part in our Big Basin NAV-X Challenge!  We had another beautiful day to tackle a challenging course set by Misha Kreslavsky.  Please find the full posted results below (click on the results you would like to view).  Please let us know if you find any discrepancies of problems at info@navxchallenge.org.

2H RESULTS - FULL

4H RESULTS - FULL

If you tracked your route, and have a strava account, this is a fun way to visualize your run compared to others on the same course.

Big Basin Event Pictures

Pictures will be posted shortly.

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Briones NAV-X Challenge Series - Results


Briones NAV-X Challenge Series - Results


Thank you to all of our participants who took on our Briones NAV-X Challenge!  You tackled a steep course on a beautiful day.  Please find the full posted results below (click on the results you would like to view).  Please let us know if you find any discrepancies of problems at info@navxchallenge.org.

2h Results - Full

4h Results - Full

If you tracked your route, and have a strava account, this is a fun way to visualize your run compared to others on the same course.

Strava Labs Flyby - Briones - 4h

Pictures from event