Ramblers Orienteering Club

REPORT: Ski & Snowshoe Orienteering Event

Bois-de-Liesse Nature Park – February 3, 2008

We certainly were lucky to receive last Friday’s snowfall! On the day before, when we placed some of the 29 control flags for the event, our skis were skidding about wildly on ice and frozen snow. In fact, the park was officially ‘closed’. Happily, by Sunday, conditions were great again.

The numbers of xc skiers and snowshoers were about equal. We had prepared three courses for each discipline and, as is usual, had a complete range of participants from the speedy and athletic to ‘beginners’ and families.

Among the skiers : Michael Bole was fastest on the #3Long’ Course, completing the 17-control, 8.2 kms (straight-line measurement) in 1:12:10. Anthony Berkers was 2nd (1:18:40) and Bruce Glen 3rd (1:27:38). Elaine was top woman with a clocking of 1:46:00.

The #2 course (5.6 km), a shortened version of #3 – was led by Stanley Lee, in a time of 1:24:10. Nicole Roy was close behind for 2nd, and 3rd place went to Simon Denier. Simon is an experienced foot Orienteer but only learned to use x/c skis a few weeks ago.

The SnowshoeLong ‘ course, 5.4 km, 17 controls – was convincingly won by David Agar in 0:57:58. David, who drove from Ottawa to compete, is a repeat winner in our Snowshoe-O events. Sylvain Harel also had a great run on his ‘shoes’. Although 25 minutes behind David’s time, Sylvain had mistakenly gone out of his way to two other controls that weren’t on the Long event…incurring an extra 750 meters, or so. (Partially our error in not making the Long course route more obvious on the map.)

Oliver Cordoba finished in 1:26:30 for 3rd place. A few years ago Oliver surprised the World, (well, at least this writer) when he participated in a Ski-O minutes after putting on a pair of xc-skis for the first time in his life! And, he somehow finished the course in a creditable time.

Patrick Fernet won the Snowshoe #2 course (4.4 km – 16 c) in 1:35:56. Denise OBriain and Jeff Secours topped the 3 km Short course in 1:27 – while carrying their 4-months-old son, Kyle, and for much of the way, their 2-year-old son, Ryan. Orienteering is truly a sport for all !

Congratulations to everyone who participated …and thanks to those who helped with the meet, especially Michael Bole, Anthony Berkers, Stanley Lee, Bruce Glen and Elaine – as well, of course, as Gloria who did the Registration.

John

Parc-nature du  Bois-de-Liesse    February 3, 2008

 

SKI–Orienteering

 

 

 

 

O-Club

Time

#3

LONG–Ski   8.2 km   (10.9 km probable best route)     17 controls

1

Michael

Bole

Ramblers

01:12:10

2

Anthony

Berkers

Ramblers

01:18:40

3

Bruce

Glen

Ramblers

01:27:38

4

Elaine

S

Ramblers

01:46:00

5

Alex

Nicholson

 

msp-#7 (1:51:20)

6

Charles

Delisle

Azimut

msp-#16 (1:51:30)

#2

MIDDLE–Ski   5.6 km     (8 km probable best route)     (11 controls)

1

Stanley

Lee

Ramblers

01:24:10

2

Nicole

Roy

 

01:28:00

3

Simon

Denier

CRCO (France)

01:30:30

4

Florent

Vilotte

 

01:45:20

5

Thomas

Davignon

 

01:55:53

6

Kitt

Richard  &

 

02:12:40

 

  Steve

Shaw + Nate,15;  Robin 11

 

 

7

Sylvie

Perrault

 

02:38:10

 

Jeanne

Ward

Course completed –

not timed

#1

SHORT–Ski  4 km  (5 km probable best route)     (8 controls)

 

 Florent

 Vilotte          (2e parcours)

 

00:46:00

 

Maya

Chopova

 

(msp-#5, 6)

SNOWSHOE–Orienteering

#3

LONG     5.4 km             (17 controls)

1

David

Agar

Ottawa OC

00:57:58

2

Sylvain

Harel

Ramblers

01:23:34

3

Oliver

Cordoba

Ramblers

01:26:30

4

Faye

d'Eon-Eggertson  &

McGill Outdoors C

01:38:30

 

  Travis

  Hall

 

 

5

Äsa

Kestrup  &

McGill Outdoors C

02:24:30

 

  Boris

  Romaguer

 

 

#2

MIDDLE   4.4 km          (16 controls)

1

Patrick

Fernet

Ramblers

01:35:56

2

Sylvaine

Grousset &

 

01:53:00

 

  Valérie Gauffre, Luis Hernandez, Bonnie Fung-On

 

 

3

Richard

Aronoff

Ramblers

02:06:55

#1

SHORT    3 km         (8 controls)    

1

Denise

OBriain and

Ramblers

01:27:30

 

  Jeff

  Secours + Ryan, 2; Kyle, 4 mths.

 

 

2

Vickie

Mortensen and

Ramblers

01:50:00

 

  Carole Lemoureux & Karen Ripplinger

 

 

3

Louise

Valiquette

 

DNF

 

 

 

 

26 Starts / 37 partic.

Ramblers Orienteering Club