Patapsco Granite

Course results can be seen below as well as on Attackpoint or Winsplits. To enter your routes and see how others went, head to RouteGadget.

Thanks to grungy weather and a number of QOC regulars participating in the Billy Goat event in NY, the turnout for the Granite event was quite a bit lower than usual, with 78 starts and 110+ people out on the courses. While this was a chilly day for volunteering, it was great running weather, and by all accounts people enjoyed themselves in the varied Granite terrain.
An interesting anecdote from the courses was that a duck was nesting about two feet north of control 108 (brown, red and blue courses). Being a well camouflaged as well as an exceptionally quiet and cool-headed duck, she was unnoticed by most runners (and by the course setter when setting the control). The duck was still in place and maintaining her composure at the control pick-up; on behalf of QOC, we would like to thank her for her patience.
A BIG thanks go out to the many volunteers who helped with running and helping with the event:
Esben Jepsen helped setting the remaining controls and water on the day of the event, while Rikke Jepsen and Russell Kenny helped setting up the registration area; Don Fish, Michelle Fish, Heidi Onkst, David Levine and Mike Stasiowski ran the registration desk; Christiana Logansmith and Greg Lennon provided Beginner’s Instruction to a large and a smaller group of interested newcomers; Amy Louden efficiently set up and ran the e-punch desk. She was aided for various functions by Allison Brown, Michael Wood and Jan Merka and Gogi Kalka. The control pickup was accomplished by Ben Roberts, Charles Carrick, Craig Shelden, Kim Jepsen, Michael Wood, Sam Listwak, and Tom Smerling; Craig and Michael offered to help with the pick-up when they were otherwise ready to head home – stepping in relieved the load on the other members of the pick-up crew which was much appreciated. Thanks go to Valerie Meyer for printing out the maps and driving them all the way to Granite.
Finally, we had many volunteers, including some non-members, go an extra mile to pick up trash in the woods, thus ‘giving back’ to the park system for all the pleasures we drive from using the parks. Thanks to Jody Landers for orchestrating this and for bringing trash bags and gloves.
-Anne & Kim Jepsen


Course Length: 2.6 km

Course Climb: 60 m

Number of Controls: 10

1David Johnston & Whit & HarrietQOC47:28
2Zhongyu Guo & Jason & Jamie & Andrew Zhong & Andrew ZhaoQOC81:43
3Carolyn Harvin & Jay & Jennifer & MonetteQOC101:48
4Brooke Oliver115:44
5Malcolm Jamal & Justin & Arthur & DonnaQOCMP (116:25)


Course Length: 2.8 km

Course Climb: 70 m

Number of Controls: 12

1Radka HerndonQOC43:42
2Valerie MeyerQOC50:41
3Rikke Russell JepsenQOC51:02
4Hannah RodriguesQOC55:08
5John GershQOC62:00
6David Saunier & Teri & Elizabeth & 3 Children74:23
7Emily Kan & Nick79:46
8David FrankQOC112:33
9Shawn Forrest & Alyssa & Laura & MarianneQOC113:35


Course Length: 4.5 km

Course Climb: 155 m

Number of Controls: 15

1Allison BrownQOC58:36
2John Dusenbury85:09
3Alexis MerkaQOC90:08
4Chad Johnson & LinneaQOC107:52
5Jan ZichaQOC118:23
6Michelle FishQOC122:20
7Jay Degeare128:35
8Cecilia LandersQOC139:51
9Barbara HemstreetQOC145:28
10Jeff Haskell & Bill & Judy & Frann & JQOC161:42
11Keith GrierDNF
11Beth Ann StasiowskiQOCDNF (156:53)
11Lisa ZantiQOCDNF (187:59)
11Glenn Massey & DianaQOCDNF (204:55)


Course Length: 3.9 km

Course Climb: 150 m

Number of Controls: 11

1Amy LoudenQOC145:35
2Noelle OToole & Coleman & Sarah & SeanQOCDNF (92:46)
2Iva ZichaQOCMP (165:59)


Course Length: 4.9 km

Course Climb: 200 m

Number of Controls: 14

1Jan MerkaQOC65:19
2John J MillerQOC83:48
3Don FishQOC85:35
4Andrew KeirnQOC98:56
5Jody LandersQOC103:37
6John VincentQOC112:49
7Ryan & Sean Collins117:24
8Bryan SingerQOC127:41
9Tom SmerlingQOC145:26
10Doris LeeQOC162:11
11Hannah CollinsQOCDNF (138:10)
11Steve CampQOCMP
11Richard BriggsQOCMP (132:40)


Course Length: 6.1 km

Course Climb: 230 m

Number of Controls: 15

1Boris GranovskiyQOC51:07
2Rick OliverQOC62:27
3Sam ListwakQOC91:19
4John RosickyQOC96:35
5Shannon Costello & Nathan CashQOC96:57
6Elena Deer106:02
7Gogi KalkaQOC110:50
8Justin GreenQOC118:19
9Heidi OnkstQOC125:03
10Rob BriberQOC126:19
11Richard DizQOC133:51
12Kelly SingerQOC138:34
13Roger ShanksQOC144:05
14Craig SheldenQOC156:56
15Christopher PuinQOC221:07
16Jared SilkQOCDNF
16Michael LiederQOCDNF (102:14)
16Lauren RussDNF (149:11)
16Mike NewmanQOCDNF (183:26)
16Christiana LogansmithQOCMP


Course Length: 7.5 km

Course Climb: 240 m

Number of Controls: 18

1Thomas CochraneQOC80:52
2Andrew KommQOC91:43
3Gavin WeiseQOC98:58
4Greg LennonQOC104:53


Course Length: 9.2 km

Course Climb: 295 m

Number of Controls: 17

1Jon TorranceQOC73:47
2Chris GrossDVOA78:00
3Ryan StasiowskiQOC94:40
4Michael WoodQOC100:57
5Joel FordQOC104:49
6Yuriy BulkaQOC112:59
7Charles CarrickQOC129:55
8Michael StasiowskiQOC135:20
9Ben RobertsQOC145:12
10Paul NelsonQOC219:20

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).