June 3, 2014

The Eleventh Running of The Rabbit Creek O Meet...

was great fun and well attended.

Rabbit Creek ranch.
 The weather was ominous earlier in the morning with a brief cloud burst. I’m still wondering if the weather reports kept anyone from braving possible downpours. It turned out, however that the rain stopped and the brief rain just helped to settle the dust and keep things cooled off for the runners. The only disadvantage was that most packed an extra jacket along on their run, but it was never needed!

The Advanced Course had some good competition between familiar runners:
As expected Sergey Velichko dominated the course winning in 1:27. He was the only runner to complete the course in under 2 hours and beat out the rest of the field by over 30 minutes.
Ole Bergset came in with the next best time at 2:03.

Sergey runs up the mountain and into the clouds.  Photo:  Melanie Schuster

Sergey Velichko  1:27
Ole Bergset          2:03
Jeff Black               2:10
Melanie Schuster 2:27
John Murray          2:39
Michael Bading     2:39
Jay Morgan            2:42
Greg Davidson       DQ         (Missed Control)

Greg Davidson in action.  Photo:  Melanie.
Unfortunately a parallel error by the course setter (me) placed one control in a parallel
re-entrant.  No penalty was taken for missing this control. Because of this error Rabbit Creek Run will not be a qualifying event for the World Championships this year.

John and Jay puzzle over the slightly misplaced P13 against an Owyhee backdrop.

The intermediate course was an abbreviated version of the advanced course. All the controls on the intermediate were also on the advanced but the more distant controls were excluded.

Dondi and Toby Black  2:25
Ken Karcher                   2:36
Jerry Stewart          DQ > 3 hrs

Jeff and Kelly Mullens took in a portion of the intermediate course but didn’t set out to get them all.


A shorter course was set up around the pastures and yard for beginners.

Jereme Richarson
with Lori Mangum           0:40

Nellie Pryor
with Amber and Bryce     0:57

Shanda Doughman
with 3 children                   0:57

Control P13 blowin' in the wind.
Special thanks to  Loren Schwarzhoff of Boehringer Ingelheim for providing the sandwiches, chips, cookies and drinks all catered by Heavenly Ham of Boise!!

See You Saturday June 14th for Gold Rush-O in Idaho City!!!

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