Results: January 9, 2010
This was the second event that we have held using our Robbins Butte map. The red course proved to be “flat and fast”, mostly in open areas with sparse vegetation. This was a good-news-and-bad-news situation for several orienteers; the open terrain allows for better viewing of distant land features, but the flat terrain can make it difficult to relocate if you lose contact with the map. The real challenge (as always) turned out to be to not go too fast and let your brain turn off.
We also had an elite orienteer running on the red course. Raffael Huber is visiting from Switzerland (here for winter orienteering training in the U.S.), and came in with an amazing time of 43:59 on a 7.7 km course. Cristina Luis from Tucson also had an excellent run with 60:10.
The Orange course was designed by first-time-setter Dianne Haselfeld, with a course that ran through the rocky outcroppings to the west of the start area. Ed Tankersly had the only competitive finish time on the Orange course, with a time of 102:37. Mike Zampino had an excellent time on the Orange (52:29), but had an unfortunate mis-punch on control #6. In Mike’s defense, he had already run the red course, and assumed that this control was the same as #10 on the Red (the controls were only 50 meters apart)—gotta read those control descriptions!
The Tucson club has graciously added the Robbins Butte base map to their RouteGadget website http://tucsonorienteeringclub.org/gadget/cgi-bin/reitti.cgi. This tool lets you view the routes taken by other orienteers, and is extremely interesting and enlightening (and perhaps in my case, slightly embarrassing) to compare routes taken. The tool also accepts GPS track uploads in .gpx file format, although you will have to manually use tie points to get the correct scale and registration.
|Course Setters:||Glenn Haselfeld (Red, Yellow), Dianne Haselfeld (Orange)|
|Meet Director:||Glenn Haselfeld|
|Bag Hangers:||Glenn Haselfeld|
|Water Station Setup:||Glenn Haselfeld|
|Equipment Hauling:||Matt Hanley, Forest Brown, Glenn Haselfeld, Dianne Haselfeld|
|Setup/Tear-down:||Glenn Haselfeld, Dianne Haselfeld, Debra Allen, Matt Hanley, Forest Brown|
|Registration Table:||Dianne Haselfeld, Debra Allen|
|Timing Table:||Dianne Haselfeld, Glenn Haselfeld|
|Beginners Clinic:||Glenn Haselfeld|
|Control Retrieval:||Raffael Huber, Cristina Luis, Max Suter, Mark Parsons, Ludwig Hill, Ron Birks, Matt Hanley, Forest Brown|
|Tabulating Results:||Glenn Haselfeld|
Categories: M - Male F - Female T - Team Red Course COMPETITOR CAT TIME RANK Team Members Raffael Huber M 0:43:59 1M Cristina Luis F 1:00:10 1F Mike Zampino M 1:14:00 2M Ludwig Hill M 1:15:32 3M Max Suter M 1:16:36 4M Mark Parsons M 1:22:10 5M Erik Ringnes M 1:24:37 6M Hanley/Brown T 1:36:34 1T Matt Hanley, Forest Brown Ron Birks M 1:52:00 7M Hines/Stefek T 2:05:40 2T Kim Hines, Tina Stefek Fleck/Pittman T 2:23:46 3T Tom Fleck, Warren Pittman Guacamole T 2:33:06 4T David Hensley M 2:39:20 8M Tim England M DNF Tim Stefek M DNF Blame Justin M DNF Arild Orsleie M DNF Orange Course COMPETITOR CAT TIME RANK Ed Tankersley M 1:42:37 1M Mike Zampino* M 0:52:29 MSP Rick Burris M 2:19:30 DNF Debra Allen --- Rec Team Jimbo --- Rec Team Ibish --- Rec Team Geezers --- Rec Team Blank --- Rec * 2nd course of the day. Mike first ran the red course, then the orange.