2017 NAV-X #2 Tamarancho - Results


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2017 NAV-X #2 Tamarancho - Results


Just under 100 runners enjoyed a sunny but cool day at Tamarancho Scout Reservation. The courses by Bill and Heidi Cusworth provided an interesting route choice puzzle for those at the upper end of the results table, while also providing many options and challenges for less experienced runners. A good time was had by all! Or at least all those I spoke with. 

Special mention to the Carson High School NJROTC who made the trek from Nevada! They did great and brought home quite a bit of chocolate for their podium finishes. Hope to see them at our next events!

This year's courses ventured to the far south of the park, which was not really mapped until our event. To use this area, Bill Cusworth did quite of bit of cartographic work and it was definitely worth it. I had never been to this area and really enjoyed it during pickup. More kudos to Bill.

As for the finishers, special mention to Mark Prior for his exceptional run in adult open 4 hour. We suspected someone could clear the course but did not anticipate such a fast time. Congrats also to Greg Khanlarov for a nice race to take the overall 2 hour, edging out stalwart Matej Sebo in time (they tied in points). Junior Daniel Sebo was only a little behind - watch out! Several other categories were highly competitive, and we had a number of nice results from runners on the rise. Good stuff!

Results went smoothly and hopefully people enjoyed the video boards that were updated as runners came in and downloaded - thanks to Jay and Western Race Services. Also special thanks to Peter Graube who stayed behind to help the Nav-X team pick up the controls. 

Our next event July 22 takes you back to the granite slabs and forever views of the Sierra Nevada! We'll provide 4 and 8 hour courses on the southern portion of the Dinkey Creek map, site of last year's North American 24 hour championship race. In case you didn't get there last year, the southern part of this map is a real jewel and not to be missed.  Please note that this event is tentative pending park permission.

Another upcoming race of note is our overnight event Sep. 30 - Oct. 1 at Joe Grant park in San Jose. This "quad-trek" (also known as a "regaine") is an awesome format and we are really excited to bring it to you! The race period is 24 hours, broken into four 6 hour blocks. In each block you run for either 3, 4 or 5 hours and rest for the balance at base camp. You'll be able to eat, nap, check you standing, chat with other runners, change out gear, etc at camp. More specific rules will be posted on the event website. 

This is a great chance to get out and try a 24 hour event, and solos are allowed. Of course, you can also sign up for just one or two blocks, and are welcome to camp with us whatever you choose to do. Save the date!

From the Nav-X team,
Dennis

Results Highlights

Highest scores on the 2 hr course:

  • Greg Khanlarov - 1,320 points (beating out Matej on time, not points by only 2mins!)
  • Matej Sebo (BAOC) - 1,320 points
  • Daniel Sebo (BAOC) - 1,150 points
  • Øystein Grøvlen (Other) - 1,110 points

Top four on the 4 hr course:

  • Mark Prior (SDO) - 2,897 points
  • Roy Malone (GCO) - 2,420 points
  • Mats Jansson (GCO) - 2,330 points
  • Kyle Halliday (BAOC) - 2,270 point

Top three in the Family division (2 hr):

  • Team Keane (Mareese, David) - 700 points 
  • Offwidth (Daniel, Polina Engovatov) - 670 points
  • Yo Team (Dan, Noah, Kim Schaefer) - 310 points

We would like to thank the following volunteers:

  • Bob Cooley (BAOC) - Map printing
  • Bill and Heidi Cusworth - Course Designer, Registration, Setup, Results, Control Pickup
  • Dennis Wilkinson - Event Director, Setup, Control Pickup
  • Peter Graube - Control pickup
  • Vicki Woolworth - Setup, Takedown
  • Jay Hann (Western Race Services) - ePunch, shelter and results
  • Mats Jansson – Registration, equipment, setup, takedown and control pickup
  • Andrew Peterson - Web site, Registration, Control Pickup
  • Thanks also go to the Tamarancho Park Staff, especially Park Ranger Bill Bradbury

 

2017 NAV-X #1 Harvey Bear - Results


2017 NAV-X #1 Harvey Bear - Results


What the hail! Sure, they forecasted showers, but it didn’t occur to me that it would be something other than nice soft rain. The 17 x 22 inch map was not only beautiful and detailed, but it also came in handy for protection from the elements.

1064 amazingly tough people ventured out into the wilds of Coyote Lake/Harvey Bear County Park in this weather to find the controls set by master course setter Lubomir Sebo. Would anyone find all 43 controls for 2500 points and still get back on time? Mark Prior came close, and it was great to see teams of all ages, including families, giving it their best shot. Check out the photo album on facebook.

Jay Hann of Western Race Services provided not only epunch and results services, but also set up heaters under a big canopy when the wet and cold adventurers returned. We are also grateful to the Bay Area Orienteering Club, our co-sponsor, for the use of their map, equipment and other support.

Glad to see you all out there, and we’re hoping for better weather at the next event, which is at Camp Tamarancho near Fairfax (North Bay) on April 23.  We hope to see you there!

 

Results Highlights

Highest scores on the 2 hr course:

  • Tapio Karras (BAOC) - 1,220 points
  • Takashi Sugiyama (BAOC) - 1050 points
  • Paul Ort (BAOC) - 900 points
  • Lori Huberman (BAOC) - 890 points


Top four on the 4 hr course:

  • Mark Prior (SDO) - 2,270 points
  • Roy Malone (GCO) - 1,940 points
  • Charles Triponez (None) - 1,830 points
  • Kim van Berkel (BAOC) - 1,680 points

This was also our first event with a Family division, and there was a real fight for the podium there.

Top three in the Family division (2 hr):

  • De Vre family (Roosje, Tom, Jonas, Marie) - 610 points (slight time advantage)
  • Laenens family (Inge, Bart, Komeel, Marthe) - 610 points
  • Keane family (Mareese, David) - 570 points

Because we had such good family turnout, we are tweaking future courses a bit to make them even more suitable for family participation (a few more checkpoints closer by).  Tell your friends!

We would like to thank the following volunteers:

  • Bob Cooley (BAOC) - Map printing
  • Bill and Heidi Cusworth - Registration, results
  • Peter Graube - Control pickup
  • Jay Hann (Western Race Services) - ePunch, heaters, shelter and results
  • Mats Jansson – Registration, equipment, setup, takedown and control pickup
  • Marina Keating  (BAOC) - Insurance
  • Andrew Peterson - Web site
  • Lubomir Sebo – Course designer, control setter and control pick up
  • Matej Sebo - Mapper, control setter
  • Daniel Sebo - Setup, takedown, control pickup

Thanks also go to the Santa Clara County Parks, especially Ranger Ali Famalett


Vicki Woolworth - Event director