Boojum Rock Egg Hunt, Medford, MA
April 24, 2011
Meet Directors: Wendy Johnecheck & Ian Finlayson

When we first chose Sunday 24th for an event at Boojum rock, we didn’t realize that it happened to be Easter Sunday. We also didn’t know that Boojum Rock was named after the Lewis Carroll poem “The Hunting of the Snark.” Now, in retrospect it seems like an appropriate location for an Egg Hunt themed event. In the poem a Snark hunting party arrive in a strange land. One of the group, the Baker, recalls a warning that, if your Snark turns out to be a Boojum, then you will softly and suddenly vanish away. While a healthy number of orienteers showed up to enjoy the Sunday sunshine, no one vanished. Luck was truly on our side, since several people challenged themselves with a second – often more technical course.

There was a limited course selection on offer at the event. We had an Egg White, an Egg Yolk, a Brown and a Green course. The Green and Yolk courses were by far the most popular. Several folks tried their first Brown course, and the feedback that was offered was that this was enjoyable even if it was challenging. People also seemed to like the larger scale maps.

As with all orienteering events, this one would not have happened or been nearly as much fun without the great group of people who volunteered their time. Primary among these was Jim Paschetto, who was there at the beginning giving a tutorial in e-punching, and there to the end – picking up the last sign. Thanks are also due to Andy McIlvaine, Barb Bryant and Kristin Hall on registration, Suzanne Belovari for map bagging, child care and egg distribution, David Yee for the e-punch start, finish and results, which also featured a cameo role by Ethan and Bridget Hall. Ann Harrer assisted with packing up, and the Hall family (Andy, Kristin, Bridget and Ethan) and Sam Levitin helped with control pick-up.

We hope to see you all in the woods again sometime soon.
Ian and Wendy


Photos from the day are in the Galleries.

Split times are available here (courtesy of Winsplits).

Use RouteGadget (in the "Results" menu above) to draw your route and see others' routes.

Green 5.0k

Name Club Time
1 Dancho Hristov CSU 45:24
2 Audun Botterud
48:22
3 Bill Pullman NEOC 51:49
4 Aaron Aaker NEOC 52:57
5 James Tasker
55:06
6 Adrian Owens
62:41
7 Garvin Tasker
64:01
8 Will Daniels NEOC 65:11
9 Bob Lux UNO 65:36
10 Dave Yee NEOC 66:14
11 Mika Latva-Kolko NEOC 67:49
12 Bob Dangel NEOC 69:31
13 Stephen Granger-Bevan CSU/NEOC 74:19
14 Ed Despard
75:02
15 Barb Bryant NEOC 81:10
16 Eric Benson CSU 88:17
17 Braithwaite
93:04
18 Jim Paschetto NEOC 104:14
19 Dmitry Lavrov
104:18
20 Ben Gallup
104:28
21 Sam Levitin NEOC 104:37
22 Pelle Wahlstrom
118:57
23 William M. Longo
130:03
24 Daniel O'Leary
138:36
25 Geoff Pingree
163:07
26 Martin Kessel
194:18

David Metcalf NEOC DNF

Jessica Rykken
DNF






Brown 3.9k

Name Club Time
1 Dancho Hristov CSU 40:52
2 Andy Hall NEOC 46:09
3 Lori Huberman CSU 77:05
4 Jim Crawford NEOC 77:48
5 Joel & Daphne Gould NEOC 100:36
6 Chris Noon
100:56
7 David B Quinn
102:45
8 Michael Tollefson
103:18
9 Kestrel Owens
104:18
10 Steve Kellogg
108:42
11 Peter Frykman NEOC 111:08
12 Ann Harrer NEOC 116:45
13 Allison Van Akkerson
121:08
14 Paula Crock
121:16
15 Bill Binette
126:53
16 David & Sheelagh Kelly NEOC 148:10

Isaac Brown, Tim Geoffrion NEOC DNF

Richard Shapiro NEOC DNF

Evan Duerr & Bud O'Leary
DNF

Nat, Liz, Jeff Brooks NEOC DNF

Michael Commons CSU/NEOC DNF

Terry Keegan NEOC DNF






Egg-Yolk 2.1k (updated 4/26/11)

Name Club Time
1 Bill Pullman NEOC 12:28
2 S. Granger-Bevan CSU/NEOC 17:09
3 Eric Benson CSU 17:15
4 Lori Huberman CSU 17:31
5 Andy McIlvaine NEOC 17:57
6 Ethan Hall NEOC 20:22
7 Liam gar
24:42
8 Paul Yannetti
30:28
9 Nielsen Family NEOC 40:45
10 David &Jacki Mayall
40:59
11 Jane Hammer
41:27
12 Gil Dinnar
42:36
13 Janet & Michael Dwyer
44:31
14 Beth Lux UNO 44:32
15 David, Zakwani, Ozma Gibbs
47:02
16 Jeremy & Natalie Jackson
48:18
17 Jane Hammer
48:41
18 Ido Dinnah
51:20
19 Liat Naomi Shapiro
51:46
20 Gil Shapiro NEOC 51:54
21 Artem Lavrov
54:43
22 J & C Samuel
54:55
23 Linc Berkley
55:13
24 Marcie Berkley
55:25
25 Bostrom Family
58:47
26 Isaac Shapiro NEOC 60:20
27 Charlie & Henry Duerr
69:47
28 Bud O'Leary
69:50
29 Metcalf Family
72:36

Valerie, Andrea, Lei David
DNF






Egg-White 1.2k

Name Club Time
1 Ethan Hall NEOC 7:37
2 Linc Berkley
10:24
3 Marcie Berkley
10:40
4 Michael & Janet Deyer
16:12
5 Bridget Hall NEOC 18:28
6 Will, Will, Carrie
19:02
7 Evan Duerr
27:41
8 Jane Hammer
29:07
9 Max Dawson NEOC 35:21
10 B & F Samuel
35:39
11 Mori & Susi NEOC 39:27
12 William Hilton
47:41