Ramblers Orienteering Club

MEET REPORT : Mount Royal ParkJune 22, 2008

Whether to go, or whether to stay home. It often depends on whether we feel sufficiently weatherproofed from the weatherman’s often dire predictions – a predilection that understandably concerns beginner and intermediate-level participants primarily. We live in a “like-to-stay-dry” culture and warnings of rain, maybe even a thunderstorm – well, that often does it …and any outdoor participation suffers.

In fact, the only competitor who got poured on Sunday was Ramblers’ intrepid early riser, Elaine. She fore-ran the Long-Advanced Course starting at 7:45 a.m. By 9:30, though, the sun was breaking through and the rest of the day was really great. Bah, to weather Scrooges!

Total participation was 71, which included 8 children 10 years and over and 6 under ten accompanied by their parents. Surprisingly, it was our supply of the Long-Advanced course maps that were completely depleted. That course had 18 ‘starts’ – 23 runners. (Some went in pairs.) The Club doesn’t usually have so many running on the longest course.

Worth mentioning, for the third event in a row, were the extra workouts achieved by super intrepid member, Stephen Novosad. This time it wasn’t because he had cycled roundtrip to the meet from his home in Val David, as previously, but for his desire to get his monies worth out of a one-day O-meet. After completing the 7.4 km Long Course, Stephen went on to run the #3 and #2 courses. His accumulated time: 2:25:36 for 16 km of orienteering (straight-lines measurement).

There were several great runs recorded on the Long Advanced course, which on Mt. Royal always has plenty of climb as well as distance. Simon Denier came back in by far the shortest time: 24 seconds under one hour. Andreas Rutkauskas was 2nd (1:12:40). Novosad covered the distance in 1:16:49 and Dmitri Golovanov took 1:17:44.

Christian Reber and Jessica Auer shared honours on the Short Advanced 4.5 km course. Reber was 1st with a time of 0:55:39 and Jessica 2nd in 1:00:28.

The Intermediate Level course, usually one of the most crowded, had only 5 entries, all family groups. The Steve Shaw family had their first Orienteering win, ever, with a time of 1:23:52 over the 4.05 km. Mary Goyens with daughter Laura also did a fine job of navigating the 11 controls to finish close behind the Shaws in 1:30:48.

The “Easy Course” apparently had about the right degree of difficulty. Almost everyone finished in under 1½ hours. John Cornellier ran through the 11 controls in just under a half hour.

Congratulations to all the runners, joggers and walkers who took part. Thanks also to those who helped with the meet, especially Christian, Gloria, Elaine, Bruce and Michael B.

For those who did the #4 “Long-Advanced”, and who might like to know a little more about that mysterious #15 control in the Mount Royal Cemetery – the Anna Leonowens grave marker – we invite you to have a look at this site, with photo displaying her middle name – and thus the required code letter: www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=2663

John

ORIENTEERING RESULTS

Mount Royal Park — June 22, 2008

 

4 — LONG-ADVANCED      7.4 km   (23 controls)

 

 

 

O-Club

Time

1

Simon

Denier

Ramblers

00:59:36

2

Andreas

Rutkauskas

Ramblers

01:12:40

3

Stephen

Novosad

Ramblers

01:16:49

4

Dmitri

Golovanov

Ramblers

01:17:44

5

Michael

Bole

Ramblers

01:22:49

6

Mike

Quirion

 

01:28:00

7

Bruce

Glen

Ramblers

01:30:30

8

Jessica

Douglas   &

Ramblers

01:33:00

 

  Nick

  Fishbane

 

 

9

Derric

Bowes-Lyon   &

CIOR Team

01:39:00

 

  Devin

  Harper

"

 

10

Simon

Lamontagne   &

CIOR Team

01:40:19

 

  David

Crête

"

 

11

David

Agar

Ottawa OC

01:42:20

12

Sylvain

Harel

Ramblers

01:45:34

13

Jeff

Blezius

Ramblers

02:00:39

14

Florent

Vilotte

Ramblers

02:10:00

15

Toni

Stanojevic   &

CIOR Team

02:40:00

 

  Jordan

  Hons

"

 

16

Elaine

S

Ramblers

03:21:56

.

Charles

Nadeau   &

CIOR Team

DNF

 

  Steve

  Sheffar

"

 

.

Eric

Lillie

Ramblers

not timed

 

3 —  Short-Advanced       4.5 km    (14 controls)

1

Christian

Reber

Ramblers

00:55:39

2

Jessica

Auer

Ramblers

01:00:28

3

Raymond

Roy

 

01:16:05

4

Christine

Rogers

 

01:31:41

5

Patrick

Fernet

Ramblers

01:32:40

6

Claude

Nadon

 

01:50:34

7

Marie-Hélène

Tremblay   &

Ramblers

02:07:10

 

  Alain

  Gauthier

 

 

8

Richard

Aronoff

Ramblers

02:09:00

.

Stephen

Novosad        (2nd run)

Ramblers

00:39:17

 

2 —  Intermediate           4.05 km    (11 controls)

1

Steve

Shaw family of 4 :

Ramblers

01:23:52

 

  Steve, Kitt + Nate 16,

Robin 11

 

 

2

Mary & Laura

Goyens & Ann-Marie Thomas

Ramblers

01:30:48

3

Mike

Sanderak  + Kristof, 9

 

01:43:00

4

Benjamin

Ostiguy  &

 

03:05:00

 

  Patrick

  Cantin, 13  

 

 

.

Stephen

Novosad          (3rd run)

Ramblers

00:29:30

 

 

continued…...

 

 

 

1 —  EASY          3.0 km          (11 controls)

1

John

Cornellier

Ramblers

00:28:40

2

Alex

Cornellier   &

Ramblers

00:32:00

 

  Gabriel

  Bushell, 14

 

 

3

Amélie

Doré

 

00:32:20

4

Chris

Chapman + Gerry 8; Clara 5

 

00:52:21

5

Hugo

Cornellier

Ramblers

00:52:30

6

Domenic

De Luca   &

 

 

 

  Jacqueline

  Mallais + Annabel 8, Lauren 10

 

01:06:05

7

Thomas

Kneubühler  +

Ramblers

01:03:50

 

  Alexander

  Diarra-Petrov, 11

 

 

8

Julie

Levesque

Ramblers

01:08:00

9

Rejean

Therault

Ramblers

01:10:00

10

Marie-Claude

Beaudry & Martin Yvon +

Ramblers

01:20:00

 

  Lise + Simon 8, Éylse 4

 

 

 

11

Susan

Usher + Gosie 11,  Adam 11

 

01:28:24

12

Kevin

Markl

 

01:39:00

13

Sylvie

Perreault

Ramblers

01:56:00

.

Johanna

Karouby &

Completed - but not timed

 

  Larissa

  Lorenz

 

 

Ramblers Orienteering Club

44 "Starts". Participation: 57 adults + 8 children 10 or over + 6 children under 10 : 71