Ramblers Orienteering Club

MEET REPORT: Centennial Park, DDO – June 3, 2007

Sunny skies and a comfortable temperature provided ideal conditions for this event. Even so, participation was very modest. There were 66 adults and children ten years and over, plus 14 other accompanied youngsters between 3 months and 9 years. The park is a great place for families. Some apparently were aware of this and brought badminton raquettes for some after-orienteering fun.

Wildlife competes with spotting controls… The three islands in Centennial’s lake offer great sanctuaries for a wide variety of bird life. Christine Segers reported that on her way around Parcours 3 she spotted a Baltimore Oriole, Blue Herons, Cormorants, a Wood Duck, Grebes and Green Mallards with young. {She also had time to punch-in at the 15 controls on her course. On a nice day, who’s in a hurry, anyway?}

Some competitors were moving pretty quickly, however. Stephen Novosad did the 7.75 km #4 course in 54 minutes, 52 seconds. Ralph Seyfert’s time of 1:05:58 was awarded first place as Stephen had already run the Intermediate Course. The two courses had some mutual controls. Anthony Berkers, Stéphane Rousseau and Bruce Glen were close behind in 1:07:13, 1:09:21 and 1:09:28 respectively. Course 4 consisted of completing course 3 first (4.2 km) and then receiving a second map for another 3.55 km. (straight line measurements)

Of those doing Course 3 only, Christian Reber completed it in 0:44:55. Patrick Fernet was 13½ minutes behind in second spot and Jeff Secours took 3rd place in 1:00:14.

Stephen Novosad, who before the day was over, ran all four courses, first set out with his 9-year-old son, Tobin. They covered the 14 controls, 3.2 km, in 32 minutes flat. Stéphane Rousseau had a faster time but it was his second run. Sondra Goldman, who usually participates with her 6-year old son Joshua, came alone this time and, we’re happy to report, officially took second place with a time of 1:00:46.

On the 2.7 km Novice course Robert Darby, running with his 10-year-old son, Kevin, covered the 2.7 km (11 controls) in 12 seconds under a half-hour. Speedy! Gotta do Course 2 next time, Robert.

Youngsters Learning Fast… There were two youngsters who completed a course on their own – with some judicious ‘shadowing’ by a parent. Andrea Rousseau (10) navi-gated Course 2, with her mother, Barbara, discreetly following behind. On Course 1 9-year old Tobin did his first course solo, with dad, Stephen, following closeby. Thomas Davignon (13) is another young man showing great progress. His very first O event with us was a Ski-O last February. Today he led two 8-year old friends in a successful completion of Course 2.

A BIG THANK-YOU to our helpers : Elaine handled ‘starts’; then she, Bruce and Stéphane later picked up the 42 controls; Gloria handled registration. Thanks also to Keith Mallette of DDO’s Sports and Recreation for arranging the use of the chalet. …and finally, thanks in advance to the person who will (we hope) volunteer to translate this wordy document.

Until next September,

John C

ORIENTEERING RESULTS

DDO Centennial ParkJune 3, 2007

#4 — LONG-ADVANCED  7.75 km  (26 controls – 2 maps)   {11 / 13 – }

 

 

 

O-Club

Time

*

Stephen

Novosad             (2nd run) *

Ramblers

00:54:52

1

Ralph

Seyfert

01:05:58

2

Anthony

Berkers

Ramblers

01:07:13

3

Stéphane

Rousseau

Ramblers

01:09:21

4

Bruce

Glen

Ramblers

01:09:28

5

Michael

Bole

Ramblers

01:16:08

6

Jean-Marc

Devin

Viking

01:28:33

7

Michelle

Gauthier  &

Ottawa OC

01:47:29

 

   Paula

  Bath

     "

 

8

Evgeny

Pozdnyakov  &

02:00:08

 

   Elena

  Kossenko

 

 

9

Monica

Kolstein

02:05:44

10

Richard

Aronoff

Ramblers & OOC

02:42:00

11

Steve

Cabilio

Ramblers

02:47:23

 

 

 

 

 

#3 —  Short-Advanced  4.2 km    (15 controls)           {12 / 19 +3 }

1

Christian

Reber

Ramblers

00:44:55

2

Patrick

Fernet

Ramblers

00:58:30

3

Jeff

Secours

Ramblers

01:00:14

4

Julien

Gorgone   &

 

01:09:45

 

   Laura

   Janik

 

 

5

Jean-Marcel

Pilon  + Elie (9), Céleste (10)

 

01:35:00

6

Christian

Reid   + Camille (8), Lea (5)

 

01:35:44

7

Elaine

S

Ramblers

01:39:49

8

Mary & Laura

Goyens

Ramblers

01:40:41

9

Sylvaine

Grousset   &

 

 

 

   Suzanne / Alain

   Richard / Noël

 

01:42:35

10

Alain

Gauthier   &

 

01:58:17

 

   Marie-Hélène

   Tremblay

 

 

11

Christine

Segers

Ramblers

03:19:40

12

Wendy

Lafontaine   &

 

 

 

   Margaret

   Boyer

 

DNF

 

 

 

 

 

#2 —  Intermediate           3.2 km    (14 controls)              {10 / 20 +3}

1

Stephen  &  Tobin (9)

Novosad                 1st run

Ramblers

00:32:00

*

Stephane

Rousseau              2nd run *

Ramblers

00:23:56

2

Sondra

Goldman

Ramblers

01:00:46

3

Andrea (10 yrs.)

Rousseau (shadowed by mother)

Ramblers

01:02:12

4

Joanne & Richard

Thiel   &

 

01:12:47

5

   Julie

   Grenier

 

 

6

Jennifer

McGrath   &

 

01:14:52

 

   Charles

   Lavoie

 

 

7

Tara

Mitrova   &

 

01:18:30

 

   Jennifer

   McComb

 

 

8

Josée

Bouchard   &

Ramblers

01:21:55

 

   André

   Fekecs

Ramblers

 

9

Thomas

Davignon (13)  +

 

01:38:08

 

   Christian (8½) & Clara (8½)

 

 

10

Lucia

Cantore   &

 

01:51:15

 

   Marie-Claude

   L'Ecuyer

 

 

.

Doug

Cadot

 

msp at #2 0.57:05

.

Sylvie

Perrault   et  deux amies

 

DNF

 

 

 

 

 

#1 —  Novice           2.7 km          (11 controls)               { 8 / 14 + 8 }

1

Robert

Darby  + Kevin Darby (10)

 

00:29:48

2

Isabel

Sigouin  &

 

00:51:00

 

   Jonathan

 Walsh + Calvin (2), Chad (3 mois)

 

3

Elizabeth

Cowan

 

00:57:42

4

Louise

Valiquette

 

00:58:00

5

Tobin

Novosad (9 yrs) shadowed by dad

Ramblers

01:06:53

6

Marie-Claude

Beaudry   &

 

01:54:30

 

  Martin

  Yvon   + 3 enfants :

 

 

 

   Simon, 7,  Elyse, 3,  Alexandre, 7 mois   Beaudry

 

 

6

Evelyne

Beaudry   &

 

01:54:30

 

   Christian

   Dufour

 

 

6

René

Michaud  et

 

01:54:30

 

  Christine

  Fournier

 

 

.

George

Kiss  + Klara (2)  & Daniel (5)

 

not timed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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