May 23, 2010
By Marsha Jacobs, Event Director
More than 100 adventurous people turned out on Sunday, May 23, for a great day of orienteering at Sacramento Bar in Fair Oaks. This was GCO's last event this Spring, and we are hoping to see many of you return later in the year for our Autumn events.
Jonas Libell set five difficult but fun courses (White, Yellow, Orange, Brown and Red). We were extremely lucky to have perfect orienteering weather: a combination of sun and some cloud cover, with the temperature in the upper 60s. The meet was perfectly timed, as there was rain in the days leading up to and following the event.
There were only a few entries on the White (beginner) course. It seemed the more adventurous people came out this time to try their luck on Yellow through Red. The courses proved to be rather tough for some, but we hope you enjoyed your adventure.
The El Dorado Hills Triathlon Club brought 14 participants! Hope to see you at more of our events this year!
People came from far and wide; lots of locals, many from the Bay Area, some from Truckee/Reno, and even Glen Schorr (the national organization's executive director) came all the way from Baltimore, Maryland!
Many thanks to all those who helped at Sacramento Bar this time. Thanks to Bob Cooley for printing the maps and to Jennifer Kerr for the publicity. Special thanks to Jonas Libell, who spent lots of time in advance, designing and setting courses, hanging controls and placing water on the courses. On meet day, he also set out more controls and water very early, and then assisted with setup and starts, and then picked up controls! Also showing up early and helping to set up and then working all day were Dave Takacs, Stew Hintz, Jeff Lanam and Colin Quesenberry. Judy Koehler and Ellie Lightfoot gave Beginner Clinics to several newcomers; Stew Hintz and Ellie Lightfoot joined me to work at Registration; Kathy Tegtmeier, Mike Christensen, Colin Quesenberry, Stew Hintz, Jeff Lanam, and Jonas Libell ran the Starts; Dave Takacs managed Finishes and Results with his team of Deborah Wolley and Jeff Thompson. Jonas Libell, Greg Ehrensing, Mark Blair, Brian Michaels, Andy Miller, Pete Olsten and Dwight Freund all went back out to pick up controls; and everyone assisted on the cleanup crew. What a great crew!!! Thanks to all, and my apologies if I have forgotten anyone!
To all participants: please volunteer to assist at one or more of our 2010 meets. It's fun, you'll learn a lot more about orienteering, and it's what enables us to provide more meets for all.
Ryan & Annette Thomure (BS 1855)
Kiki & Alison & Nick Weber
Mason Powers, Ian Gilzean (BS 152/193)
Robin Cross, Fran White
Annette & Danielle Alexander
April Hall, Rosie Royles
7. Nicole & Malia & Jack Laparja, Kiley & Brianne & Cian Riley,
Alex van Hoff
Donna & Ron Thompson (EDH Tri)
Glen & Paige Hermanson, Ashley Frei
Joe & Jean van Hoff
Ellen Hoffman, Anji & Jordan & Bryce Manning #10 DNF
Carl & Samuel Romine
Kristen DeJager, Kimberly Char (EDH Tri) #8 DNF
Christina & Caden Woo
Anne Bucon, Kari Duane (EDH Tri)
Robert Lapanja (EDH Tri)
Mila Olson (EDH Tri)
Erin Magers, Craig Pierce
Brian Michaels, Andy Miller
Erin & Ben Tomlinson
Mats & Emma Jansson
9. Kathy Tegtmeier, Mike Christensen 111:20
John Ryan (EDH Tri) #9 DNF
Mark & Joan Savarese
Chris Maberto, Greg Reffner (EDH Tri) #5 DNF
Stephen Hapwell, Shekoufeh Qawami (EDH Tri) #6,7,9 DNF
Lynn & Arlen Seal
Julie Hyde, Steve Strickland
Deron van Hoff
Joel Olson (EDH Tri)
Also: Debbie Fields, Dave Johnson, 4 friends; not sure which courses you tried, as you did not punch your cards.