Ramblers Orienteering Club

 

Street-Orienteering Maze – April 23, 2006

 

Brook Street ParkPierrefonds

 

Following our Street-O last year on April 17, we wrote that the weather was absolutely superb…sunny and 22º.  Unfortunately, this year it was a very different story.  Heavy rain and cold temperatures challenged the hardy group of Orienteers who braved the conditions to complete their O-course.  As expected, the total participation (25 adults plus 6 young children) was well below our 2005 number, but it was nice to see that there were both “regulars” present and also several beginners, including families with young children. 

There were three courses: The “Long” (#3) was about the length of a 1/3 marathon – if run using the shortest route choices.  The 9 km Middle Distance and 5 km Short courses provided the same degree of navigational challenge but at reduced distances.  The last two were wholly within Pierrefonds while the “Long” reached into DDO.  In previous years we have held our Street-O meets from the Terry Fox Park in DDO.  The Brook chalet in Pierrefonds offered a first opportunity for those on the shorter courses to navigate in that area.

David Agar (Ottawa OC) and Charles Delisle (Azimut-Sherbrooke) were the fastest of the day on the Long Course. Agar’s time of 1:12:39 narrowly edged Delisle’s 1:14:50.   3rd and 4th places were also very close and featured two experienced Ramblers Club Orienteers. Christian Reber was back in 1:25:12, eighty-one seconds ahead of Eric Lillie.  Congratulations on great runs by all four.

On Course 2 only 6 minutes separated the top 4 finishers.  Alain Harel led the way (45:19) followed by Pierre Grondin, Donald Watson and Vincent Dehail.  Marie-Pierre Gauthier, a relative beginner to Orienteering, was the top woman of day.

Stanley Lee (Ramblers) topped the Short Course participants, finishing the 5 km in 40:35.  Robert Darby (48:11) and beginner, Martin Beaulieu (53:38) were next.  It is worthy of mentioning that 4th place was taken by Christophe and Katel Deprez, who pushed a baby carriage around the course with 8-months old, Méliane aboard.

Three other families with young children also took part.

Our thanks to Marc Blondin and the Pierrefonds Recreation/Parks Dept for opening their Brook Street Chalet–not normally open in April–and allowing us use of the building.  It was very much appreciated, especially considering the day-long deluge!

Meet Organization was by 

John & Gloria Charlow,  Ramblers Orienteering Club

The complete RESULTS follow

RESULTS

Street-Orienteering Maze

Brook Street Park, Pierrefonds

 

1/3 Marathon Course 14.5 km (best route) 15 controls Pierrefonds & DDO

 

 

 

O-Club

Time

1

David

Agar

Ottawa OC

01:12:39

2

Charles

Delisle

Azimut

01:14:50

3

Christian

Reber

Ramblers

01:25:12

4

Eric

Lillie

Ramblers

01:26:33

5

Jean-Pierre

Launay

Ramblers

01:32:17

6

André

Vigneault

01:44:18

 

 

 

 

 

Course 2   9 km  (best route)       12 controls           Pierrefonds

1

Alain

Harel

Ramblers

00:45:19

2

Pierre

Grondin

Ramblers

00:48:50

3

Donald

Watson

OOC

00:50:06

4

Vincent

Dehail

Ramblers

00:51:53

5

Bruce

Glen

Ramblers

00:58:10

6

Marie-Pierre

Gauthier

Ramblers

01:06:40

7

Jeff

Blezius

Ramblers

01:10:02

8

Elaine

S

Ramblers

01:18:58

 

 

 

 

 

Course 1  -   5 km  (best route)       7 controls           D. D. O.

1

Stanley

Lee

Ramblers

00:40:35

2

Robert

Darby

Ramblers

00:48:11

3

Martin

Beaulieu

00:53:38

4

Christophe & Katel

Deprez  + baby

Ramblers

00:54:55

5

David

Stout

00:57:28

6

Sylvie

Crevier  + Kelly, 10 yrs.

Ramblers

01:01:05

7

Marc & Chantal P.

De Laplante + 2: 6 & 3 yrs.

01:07:56

8

Mike & Elise

Ford  + 2 child.: 6 & 3 yrs.

01:24:23

 

 

 

 

 

Ramblers Orienteering Club