Ramblers Orienteering Club

MEET REPORT

Centre de la Nature de LAVAL – Sept. 10, 2006

It was a crisp, sunny day. Ideal weather for the inauguration of our newest O-map. The site was once a rock quarry. It’s transformation into an urban garden parkland should be considered a model of green space development and a tribute to Laval’s foresight and planning. The park has two elongated lakes, two fair-sized hills and a variety of small and large paths. There are open grassy areas and lightly wooded sections. Flower gardens and other attractive plantings abound. A variety of facilities make it an interesting park to explore for families with young children.

For orienteering it offers a nice place for beginners and intermediates to learn the sport. For the swift and experienced it’s a great location for the fastest-moving version of our sport – “Sprint-O”.

Two courses were set of 3.0 and 3.4 km. The speediest time recorded for the combined 6.4 km (22-controls) was 38 minutes, 56 seconds, by Aussie, Jeremy Barnes – a per km pace of approximate 6 minutes. Dmitri Golovanov (Ramblers) was 93 seconds behind in 2nd place and Rémi Bergeron followed, 3 minutes back of Dmitri. A visiting Orienteer from Belgium, Danielle Nolens, was the fastest woman (1:10:25) and 11-year old Ryan Jones (Ramblers) was the swiftest youngster, finishing just 9 seconds behind Nolens.

Of those who did only the 3 km course Stephen Novosad and his 8-year old son, Tobin, finished 1st in 24:14. Jeff Secours was 2nd (30:00) and Nicole Roy was 3rd (30:53).

There were four cases of “mispunching” at controls that were in the vicinity of the wanted control. Two of these instances were at no. 5 (a small island of green “between trails”) on the 1st course. Another control, (#11 – a knoll) was 50 meters away to the south. Checking the numbers on the tapes would have avoided the mispunch errors.

Participation totalled 84 persons which included 4 children 10 or over, 14 between 2 and 9, and two babies (being carried). There were 50 “Starts”.

Thanks to those who helped with the meet – Stéphane Rousseau (starts, timing, translations and control pick-up), Gloria (at registration), Elizabeth Schumann (assisting at registration), Bruce and Elaine (flag pick-ups) …and the Park administration for their co-operation.

John Charlow

 

ORIENTEERING RESULTS

Centre de la Nature de LAVAL – Sept. 10, 2006

 

 

 

O-Club

Time

LONG COURSE (2 legs) 6.4 km (22 controls)

1

Jeremy

Barnes

 

00:38:56

2

Dmitri

Golovanov

Ramblers

00:40:29

3

Rémi

Bergeron

 

00:43:27

4

Dominic

Samoisette

Ramblers

00:47:42

5

Bruce

Glen

Ramblers

00:49:29

6

Michael

Bole

Ramblers

00:50:04

7

Frédéric

Houle

 

00:51:30

8

Olivier

Cordoba

 

00:57:29

9

Philippe & Caroline

Rénard

 

01:04:33

10

Patrick

Fernet

Ramblers

01:10:02

11

Danielle

Nolens

Ham OK,Belg.

01:10:25

12

Ryan

Jones

Ramblers

01:10:34

13

Barbara

Schumann + Andrea 4, Dominic 6

Ramblers

01:12:59

14

Jean-Claude

Deslauriers

 

01:19:25

15

Katel

Deprez

Ramblers

01:19:29

16

Yves

Fauvel

 

01:25:34

17

Stanley

Lee

Ramblers

01:30:26

18

Steve

Cabilio

Ramblers

01:31:26

19

Maya

Dion &

 

01:34:45

 

 Riley

 Starr

 

 

20

Michel

Deland &

 

01:39:34

 

 Suzanne

 Desilets

 

 

21

Charles

Fields

 

01:46:52

22

Melany

Goldring

 

01:49:03

23

Elaine

S

Ramblers

01:53:20

24

Jean-Pierre

Langlois

Ramblers

01:58:00

25

Audrey

Speck

 

02:52:00

26

Celestine

Segers

Ramblers

03:02:00

27

Chaya

Hausman

Ramblers

03:13:00

.

Dominique

Schutjes

Ham OK Belg.

(58:15) msp

SHORT COURSE (1st leg only) 3.0 km (10 controls)

1

Stephen

Novosad + Tobin (8 yrs.)

Ramblers

00:24:14

2

Jeff

Secours

Ramblers

00:30:00

3

Nicole

Roy

 

00:30:53

4

Paul + Emilie, 13

Diver

Ramblers

00:33:35

5

Denise

OBriain

Ramblers

00:34:13

6

Barbara

Webster +

Ramblers

00:46:05

 

 Philippe

 Diver, 15

Ramblers

 

7

Dennis

Pepin &

 

00:48:10

 

 Marie-Claude

 Boudreau + Alexandre, 3 mois

 

 

8

Maude

Jodois &

 

00:49:50

 

 Marc

 Lemire + Arthur, 10 mois

 

 

9

John

Carr + Gabrielle,9; Jonathan, 7

 

00:51:30

10

Colin

Jones + Patrick, 5

 

00:52:50

11

Raymond

Roy + Nicolas St-Onge, 9

 

00:56:08

12

Carlos

Hernandez &

Ramblers

01:12:45

 

 Jocelyne

 Caron + Sara, 2

 

 

13

Jacquie

Therrien + Noemie, 8

Ramblers

01:14:13

13

Christine

Schwab

 

01:14:13

15

Marco

St. Michel + Benoit, 6 &

 

01:20:43

 

 Jean

 Desormeau

 

 

16

Louis

Robichaud + Joel Therrien, 11

Ramblers

01:25:00

17

Sondra

Goldman + Joshua, 5 and

Ramblers

01:41:08

 

 Linda

 Donahue

 

 

18

Eleanor & Harry

Zuzan + Dean, 11; Bridget, 9

Ramblers

not timed

.

Martin

Meloche &

 

(32:58) msp *

 

 Manuel

 Perrier

 

 

.

 

Pagé group of 4 :

Ramblers

(1:43:35) msp*

 

 

Diane, Sylvie, Johanne, Georgette

 

 

.

Marie

Bertrand

 

(1:45:34) msp**

* Mispunched #5; ** Mispunched 8 & 9; ‡ Msp 5 & 6

x

Marc

Butz &

 

 

 

 Geneviève

 Devin + Frederick, 7; Ariel, 2

Ramblers

01:04:20

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