Well, the rain didn't fall too heavily until control pickup time, so most competitors had a drier time than they might have expected! And almost 100 starts were recorded - pretty good stats for a bad weather day.

It was great to have a pavilion keeping us dry for registration, epunch processing and refreshments. Please welcome 2 new QOC members, Bryon Johnson and Christopher Burnett. The event went very well with help from our favorite volunteers. Thanks to Dan Quinn - course setter, Mihai Sirbu and Valerie Meyer - epunch, Julia Kalloz - registration, Nadim Ahmed, Greg Lennon, Sam Listwak, Amy Louden, Tom Nolan and Jon Torrance - controls pickup, Greg Lennon - hot water for chocolate, tea and coffee, and Amy Louden - delicious homemade cookies.

Several runners might note that their times have been reinstated or adjusted. Three controls were in incorrect positions during all or part of the event compared to where they were shown on the map (#154 on the ultrawhite course, #131 on the orange course, and #109 on the blue course).

RouteGadget and WinSplits are now online for this event.

Next QOC event: Sunday March 13. All seven classic courses + the (new) UltraWhite course at Pohick Bay Regional Park, near Lorton VA. All course information is now online and pre-registration is open.


Course Length: 2.4 km

Course Climb: 55 m

Number of Controls: 6

1Taylor Lingar36:21
2Allison Diller42:06
3Leatrice Lee42:54
4Deborah UrsinyDNF (36:15)
4Baxter HamiltonQOCMP (51:34)
4 PinkHatter SistersMP (156:48)

White Long

Course Length: 5 km

Course Climb: 125 m

Number of Controls: 11

1Jeremy Orloff & Vy, Teona134:22
2Jake VickersQOCDNF (74:45)


Course Length: 3.1 km

Course Climb: 105 m

Number of Controls: 8

1William HornPHS JROTC40:28
2Braden BlonshinePHS JROTC44:27
3Colin BeverageFUMA52:30
4EB KimFUMA70:16
5Jesse Brand & Asher, LauraQOC75:38
6Kai Riley & YukiQOC86:47
7Yen Tan & Dimitry, Seth87:53
8Christopher Burnett & ZaaraQOC88:03
9Yared MartinezFUMADNF (81:17)
9William BonneyPHS JROTCDNF (117:13)
9Christopher GrosskurthPHS JROTCDNF (124:35)


Course Length: 5.1 km

Course Climb: 110 m

Number of Controls: 11

1Michael FrawleyPHS JROTC74:36
2Troy LeBlancPHS JROTC80:51
3Garrett UrsinyPHS JROTC82:20
4Christiana Jack Logansmith84:30
5Don AmesQOC84:38
6Laudeir GomesQOC88:04
7Henry GodfreyQOC106:20
8John Godfrey & MichaelQOC111:12
9Alex Ewing & Ben, Chris111:34
10Brent SulhoffPHS JROTC141:10
11Robert BurgessPHS JROTC142:04
12Joe Huesman & Jason, Zoe161:57
13Nicholas LeaplyPHS JROTC172:05
14Harry Oakes & Harry Oakes IV180:54
15Amy LoudenQOC201:03
16Robert Kaczorowski SrPHS JROTCDNF (53:37)
16Brian LimerickPHS JROTCDNF (59:14)
16Kaytlynn SextonPHS JROTCDNF (98:44)


Course Length: 4.4 km

Course Climb: 145 m

Number of Controls: 9

1Edward MooreFUMA85:03
2Dwight JohnsonQOC89:03
3Josh BlausteinQOC90:23
4George CrittendenQOC94:10
5Sierra BenselPHS JROTC96:22
6Mike KeatingSMOC105:12
7Pam DvorskyPHS JROTC106:03
8Carolyn DennyPHS JROTC107:13
9Mike FordQOC107:56
10Kimberley DennyPHS JROTC108:32
11Noah DixonPHS JROTC110:17
12Mike NewmanQOC139:52
13Joshua HuntPHS JROTC150:41
14Tyler WisnerPHS JROTCDNF
14John StudachQOCDNF
14Mark BaughDNF
14Julia KallozQOCMP (120:08)


Course Length: 5.6 km

Course Climb: 155 m

Number of Controls: 13

1Tom StratQOC55:18
2John WhittyQOC59:22
3Elliott HamiltonQOC63:18
4George MinarikBAOC70:53
5Kim JepsenQOC76:20
6Brian DolanQOC76:22
7Alex BishopQOC76:56
8Cory InmanPHS JROTC77:17
9Barton Holcomb77:59
10Linus HamiltonQOC81:35
11Mike BerryQOC89:03
12Greg LennonQOC89:43
13Nathaniel InmanPHS JROTC90:42
14Pat McNeillyQOC90:51
15Tom WellsQOC91:38
16Gary SmithQOC106:38
17Ricardo FabilaPHS JROTC107:26
18Jody KiddFUMA120:10
19John LandersQOC123:18
20Sim BrandFUMA124:12
21Chris SalentineFUMA124:15
22Dan DoQOC141:40
23Maryellen Walsh & Ann, Beth149:24
24Charles Gregorski & Janina175:44
25Courtney HillPHS JROTCDNF
25William VickersQOCDNF (70:44)
25Robert BairdFUMADNF (104:17)
25Robert KaczorowskiPHS JROTCMP (87:04)


Course Length: 9 km

Course Climb: 270 m

Number of Controls: 18

1Mihai SirbuQOC92:39
2Peggy DickisonOK100:45
3Tom NolanQOC107:22
4Kevin DvorskyPHS JROTC122:52
5Tony GarmanQOC126:36
6Anthony LegerFUMA130:37
7Erik GrunerQOC163:08


Course Length: 9.7 km

Course Climb: 360 m

Number of Controls: 19

1Jon TorranceQOC73:34
2Nadim AhmedQOC95:02
3Victor LinQOC103:52
4Andy BrittonQOC106:09
5James HemenwayFUMA119:39
6Ted GoodQOC123:39
7Jon PiferQOC134:50
8Byron JohnsonQOC153:26

Abbreviations: DNF = did not finish, MP = mispunch, NC = non-competitive (usually 2nd course or course setter/vetter), OT = overtime (more than 3 hours or returned after course closing time).