2019 NAV-X Map Trek Series Standings


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2019 NAV-X Map Trek Series Standings


Below you can find links to the Overall 2019 NAV-X Series Standings.  Please e-mail us at info@navxchallenge.org with any questions or corrections.

2019 NAV-X Map Trek #2 - Deer Creek Hills - Results


2019 NAV-X Map Trek #2 - Deer Creek Hills - Results


After a rain-out (due to road conditions) in April, we finally got back to beautiful Deer Creek Hills on Sunday May 19th, 2019.  What could have been a very hot day in a normal year, ended up feeling more like February than May.  Rain keeps haunting us this season (and at this location!), but that didn’t keep 57 hardy souls from trying their best at a 50 checkpoint course by Mats Jansson that covered much of the 4,500 acre preserve.

We captured some of the moments throughout the day. Follow this link to a google photos gallery.

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RESULTS HIGHLIGHTS:

Highest Scores on the 4hr Course:

  • 3400    Bones - Roy Malone (GCO)

  • 3380    Lubomir Sebo (BAOC)    

  • 3260    Marc Triquell (LAOC)    

  • 2820    Tom De Vre (BAOC)    

  • 2760    HalFastAsleep - Gavin Wyatt-Mair (BAOC)

Highest Scores on the 2hr Course:

  • 2350    Daniel Sebo (BAOC)

  • 2300    Mark Prior (SDO)    

  • 1840    Greg Khanlarov (BAOC)    

  • 1840    Rex Winterbottom (BAOC)    

  • 1830    Takashi Sugiyama (BAOC)    

The series standings for 2019 have also been added to the website, available on our 2019 results page.

A huge thanks to the following people (in no particular order) without whom this event would not have been possible:

  • Vicki Woolworth - Food Shopping, Event Setup, Breakdown

  • Bill Cusworth - Registration, Event Setup, Check-in, Map Updates

  • Mats Jansson - Course Design & Setting, Event Setup & Breakdown, Course Pickup

  • Andrew Peterson - Event Director, Course Pickup

  • Bob Cooley - Map printing

  • Vladimir Gusiatnikov - Course Pickup

Jay Hann of Western Race Services provided ePunch and live results services.  We also had great support from Marshall Gorman at the Sacramento Valley Conservancy.  They do great work in the region - consider donating or volunteering.

Lastly, thanks to everyone who came out to our 2nd event of 2019! It was great to see so many familiar faces, as well as new ones. Our next (3h/6h mountain) event at 100 Lakes will be offered as a “low impact” GPS-scored event over four Saturdays in July (you pick a Saturday that works for you).  More details will be announced soon.

Andrew & The NAV-X Team

2019 NAV-X Mountain Bike - Cool - Results


2019 NAV-X Mountain Bike - Cool - Results


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More pictures from the event here.

Olmstead Loop in the Auburn SRA is a classic “trail destination” for mountain bikers, trail runners, hikers and equestrians.  And it did not disappoint with near perfect weather, and excellent trail conditions (grippy single track and not too much mud or poison oak).

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Course setter Roy Malone from Bones Adventure Racing had tried hard to make sure no one would clear the 3h course, but due to permit restrictions mere days before the event, was forced to remove a remote control from the course.  This was enough for Dennis Wilkinson, Andrew Peterson and Jonathan Owens to get all remaining 35 controls and all arriving at the finish in the last 7 minutes.

We had a total of 87 participants (77 on the 3h course and 10 on the 1.5h course), and an amazing turnout from local high school mountain bike teams, thanks to Cycling Development and Granite Bay MTB Team.  This was a great turnout for our first foray into a cycling version of our popular “foot based” Map Adventures (Map Trek).

Results Highlights:

Top 5 on the 3h course (77 participants):

  1. Dennis Wilkinson - 2150 points (2:53:20)

  2. Andrew Peterson - 2150 points (2:56:35)

  3. Jon Owens - 2150 points (2:58:33)

  4. Ryan Zahner - 1930 points

  5. Wildcats (Garrett Klotz, Jacob Velasco, Matthew Bosano, William Hatch and Zach Wright)

Top 3 on the 1.5h course (10 participants):

  1. Mila Olson - 1040 points

  2. Nat Evatt - 990 points

  3. James Aspinall - 800 points

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Winners all earned a free entry to our next event (see below), and the entire podium received the new NAV-X arm warmers, made of a relatively thin material so they are great for just taking the edge off the start of a morning ride.




Next, we set our sights to the next Mountain Bike Map Race in and around Burton Creek State Park in Tahoe City on the North shore of Lake Tahoe. More information will soon be posted for NAV-X Mountain Bike - Tahoe City.  We continue our partnership with Bones Adventure, who will design and set the course for us.  Also, this event is part of Tahoe Adventure Sports Weeks (spear headed by Todd Jackson of Big Blue Adventure), so we should get some good exposure and see some new faces from that.

Volunteers - thank you!  Huge thanks also to the following people (in no particular order) without whom this event would not have been possible:

  • Roy Malone - Course setting, control setting and pickup, co-event director

  • Dennis Wilkinson - Setup, parking, breakdown, control pickup

  • Bill Cusworth - Registrations, setup, check-in, refreshments and control pickup

  • Mats Jansson - Map making, map boards, setup, co-event director, control setting and pickup

  • Andrew Peterson - Website, here and there help

  • Bob Cooley - Map printing

Jay Hann of Western Race Services provided ePunch and live results services.  Bay Area Orienteering Club allowed us to use their epunch control stations and bags.  Barking Frogs provided the new NAV-X arm sleeves.  We also had great support from Sue Fitch from the State Park office in Auburn.  Thanks also to all the horse people who gave us free reign in the park on this day.

Great to see familiar and unfamiliar faces out there, and we’re hoping for a similar turnout at the next event in Lake Tahoe.  See you there!!

NAV-X Map Adventures and Bones Adventure Racing

2019 NAV-X #1 - Wildcat - Results


2019 NAV-X #1 - Wildcat - Results


We kicked off the 2019 season with a wet & muddy day in the East Bay hills, searching for a whopping 56 set controls. Despite the conditions we had 121 brave participants come out and compete on a slippery course. A lot of you came back soaking wet, covered in mud…with smiles on your faces! We had a lot of the usual suspects in attendance, with a lot of new competitors, who impressed.

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We tried to take some pictures at the start, as well as all of our top finishers. Follow this link to a google photos gallery.

The 2hr course saw some solid showings, with many of you clearing 1400 points! Greg Khanlarov eeked out top overall with a score of 1480, and Daniel Sebo continued his strong performances with a second overall score of 1450. We had a lot of newbies taking part in the 2hr event, including several friend groups and families who started the day learning how to use a compass and topo map, then finished it strong with bagged controls.

We saw a lot of strong competitors on the 4hr course, with the top four competitors clearing more than 2000 points. Kyle Halliday led the pack with an impressive 2300 points.

RESULTS HIGHLIGHTS:

Highest Scores on the 4hr Course:

  • 2300 Kyle Halliday

  • 2230 Marc Triquell

  • 2190 Paddy O’Leary

  • 2130 Lubomir Sebo

  • 1900 Mats Jansson

Highest Scores on the 2hr Course:

  • 1480 Greg Khanlarov

  • 1450 Daniel Sebo

  • 1400 Riley Culberg

  • 1310 Lori Huberman (Presto!)

  • 1280 Jeffrey Goodwin & Ryan Booth (The Leftovers)

A huge thanks to the following people (in no particular order) without whom this event would not have been possible:

  • Vicki Woolworth - Permits, Course Design & Setting, Event Setup, Breakdown, Course Pickup

  • Bill Cusworth - Registration, Event Setup, Course Pickup

  • Mats Jansson - Event Setup & Breakdown

  • Dennis Wilkinson - Course Setup & Pickup

  • Andrew Peterson - Event Director, Course Pickup

  • Bob Cooley - Map printing

  • Misha Kreslavsky - Course Pickup

  • Jay Hann - Course Pickup

  • George Minarik - Equipment transfer

Jay Hann of Western Race Services provided ePunch and live results services.  Barking Frogs provided head gear for the raffle.  Adventure Medical Kits provided blister medkits, medical kits, and bivvy sacks for the raffle.  We also had great support from Sergio Huerta (Tilden), Patrick McIntyre (Wildcat) of the East Bay Regional Park District.

Thanks to everyone who came out to our first event of 2019! It was great to see so many familiar faces, as well as new ones. Please spread the word, so we can continue to grow navigation sports in the Bay Area.

Andrew & The NAV-X Team