Ramblers Orienteering Club

 

REPORT: Bois-de-Liesse Nature ParkSeptember 9, 2007

 

It was great weather for Orienteering: not too hot, not too cold, and no rain. There wasn’t a large turnout of participants but almost all of the 60 persons (including children) who took part successfully completed their course and there were no mispunches on any control cards.

 

Most of our Club’s best Orienteers were present to take part on COURSE 4, the ‘Long-Advanced’ and fast finish times were expected – and were achieved: 4th place went to Stephen Novosad 1:13:58; 3rdDmitri Golovanov, 1:08:54; 2ndThomas Kneubühler, 0:59:40, but 1st place couldn’t have been foretold, unless we knew a little more about the tall Swede who was in Montreal for only a short business stay.

 

Andreas Johansson is a world ranked Orienteer with many years of experience. He has placed near the top at several WRE (World Ranking Events) in Europe this year, winning one and placing 3rd in another. Our event must have appeared pretty easy. Even so, he did remark that he liked our map and the 7.5 km course – even if he spent only 49 minutes and 47 secs enjoying it (!) Andreas expended another 30½ minutes of energy later on to run the 5 km #3 ‘Short-Advanced’ course.

 

The International O Federation statistics currently rank Andreas 137th in the World amongst elite competitors. Mike Smith, Canadian Champion, is ranked 201. Amongst the top women Canadian, Pam James, is 56th – pretty darn good for a North American!!

 

Official leaders on our COURSE 3 (Andreas’ time, being a second run, was unofficial) were 3 more Ramblers members: André Fekecs (1:17:03), Oliver Cordoba (1:18:48) and Jeff Blezius (1:25:43). Jessica Auer, a first time Orienteer, led the field on the 4 km COURSE 2, completing it in 0:58:30. 2nd was the family team of Pierre Mauger and Anne Emard, with 13-months old, Elizabeth, in a backpack.

 

Stanley Lee ran COURSE ONE in 0:37:30, followed by family, Sylvain Harel and Marie-France Desrosiers with their 5-year old daughter, Catherine (0:47:00).

 

THANKS to Bruce G, Elaine S, Stephen N and Christian Reber, who helped with the meet, mainly with timing and flag pick-ups.

 

J

 

ORIENTEERING RESULTS

Parc Nature Bois-de-Liesse — September 9, 2007

 

4 — LONG-ADVANCED    7.45 km   (22 controls)

 

 

 

O-Club

Time

1

Andreas

Johansson

Goteborg-Majorna O.K.

00:49:47

2

Thomas

Kneubühler

Ramblers

00:59:40

3

Dmitri

Golovanov

Ramblers

01:08:54

4

Stephen

Novosad

Ramblers

01:13:58

5

Bruce

Glen

Ramblers

01:19:06

6

Ralph

Seyfert

01:21:39

7

Pierre

Mauger (2nd course)

Ramblers

01:22:25

8

Bertrand

Lemaitre

01:46:13

9

Sylvain

Harel

Ramblers

01:51:25

10

Monica

Kolstein

03:20:54

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 —  Short-Advanced       5.0 km    (14 controls)

1

André

Fekecs

Ramblers

01:17:03

2

Oliver

Cordoba

Ramblers

01:18:48

3

Jeff

Blezius

Ramblers

01:25:43

4

Raymond

Roy

01:27:32

5

Andreas

Rutkauskas

01:37:25

6

Elaine

S

Ramblers

02:32:26

7

Josée & François

Beaudet

03:24:00

.

Andreas

Johansson (2nd course)

Goteborg-Majorna O.K.

00:30:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 —  Intermediate           4.0 km    (14 controls)

1

Jessica

Auer

 

00:58:30

2

Pierre

Mauger  &

Ramblers

01:20:20

 

  Anne

  Emard + baby Elizabeth

 

 

3

Céline

Périer

 

01:37:12

4

Vickie

Mortensen  &

Ramblers

01:43:12

 

  Bernard

  Meehan

 

 

5

Marie-Hélène

Tremblay  &

 

01:43:15

 

  Alain

  Gauthier

 

 

6

Marc

Davignon

 

01:52:54

7

Les

Davis

 

01:55:51

8

Thomas

Perrault

 

01:58:50

10

Dénis

Prévost  &

Ramblers

02:17:22

 

  Johanne

  Corbeil + children: 13,10,8

 

 

11

Chantal

Pharand  &

Ramblers

02:19:10

 

  Marc

  De Laplante + 2 child: 8 &5

 

 

12

Michele

Merette  &

 

02:36:00

 

  Dominic

  Maheu  &

 

 

 

  Johanne

  Lefebvre

 

 

13

Jean-Pierre

Valois  &

 

not timed

  

  Chantal

  Maillot

 

 

.

Sylvie

Perrault

 

DNF

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 —  Novice           2.8 km          (12 controls)

1

Stanley

Lee

Ramblers

00:37:30

2

Sylvain

Harel  &

Ramblers

00:47:00

 

  Marie-France

  Desrosiers + Catherine, 5

 

 

3

Lucia

Cantore  &

 

01:00:00

 

  Nathalie

  Brazeau

 

 

4

Kerry

Daniels

 

01:06:01

5

George

Kiss + Daniel, 5

 

01:15:20

6

Daniel

Brodeur

 

01:24:14

7

Anna

Bratulic

 

01:27:31

8

Alain

Sin-Chan  &

Ramblers

01:49:00

 

  Jo Anne

Sia + children: 8, 5 & 3

 

 

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