Ramblers Orienteering Club


REPORT: Ski ‘n Snowshoe Orienteering


Bois-de-Liesse Nature Park – February 1, 2009


There was certainly plenty of snow for the event. January had brought several major falls and no rain. Nice! 46 people turned out for the meet, 30 for skiing

and 16 for snowshoeing. There were quite a lot of new faces as well as regulars.


The course layouts were not entirely as I would have preferred to have done. We were under strict restraints from the park to keep everyone “on tracks” and not to use skis to set new trails. That meant that participants had to avoid all “short cuts”. Written notices as well as verbal instructions were given to all who signed up.


We did our utmost to comply and as a result the courses were probably found to be somewhat on the easy side. Nevertheless, it seemed that everyone enjoyed their day … on skis, or snowshoes, and the results show a normal wide range of times. We hope the park were satisfied. We know of only one instance where Orienteers may have wandered – confused in their navigational efforts.


Among the skiers : Francis Falardeau was the fastest around the 16 controls on the 11.3 km Long Course, completing it in 1:00:41. There 4 or 5 others who were hot on his tail however: Michael Bole (1:04:45); Stéphane Lamy (1:07:00); Eric Lillie (1:09:20) and Bruce Glen (1:16:09). Elaine (1:26:35) was the only woman on the Long.


Nicole Roy led all the skiers on the 7.1 km “Middle” course with a fast time of 1:07:00. Thomas Davignon was 2nd (1:21:25) and Barbara Schumann, accompanied by her two pre-teen children, came 3rd (1:24:45).


Stanley Lee did the “Short” 5.1 km course in 48 minutes flat.


  

The SnowshoeLong”‘ course, 6.0 km, 14 controls – was convincingly won by Andreas Rutkauskas in just 45 mins, 10 seconds. His “better half”, Jessica Auer, was just 12 minutes behind, though! Visiting Australian, Maurice Anker was 3rd.


The 4.5 km “Middle distance” course was led by a first-time Orienteer (and Rogainer), Eric Christensen (0:53:00). Denise OBriain was just 4 minutes back.

3rd was the team of Suzanne Fortin and Claudio DiGiosia, finishing in 1:09:50.


There was only one entry in the 3.3 km Short-“Shoe” : Mary Ellen Montague did

it in 46 minutes.


Congratulations to everyone who participated

…and THANKS to those who picked up the 28 flags after the meet: Bruce, Elaine, Francis, Eric Christensen, and Gloria, who also handled Registration.


John

 

Parc-nature du Bois-de-Liesse – February 1, 2009

SKI–Orienteering

 

 

 

 

O-Club

Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

#3

 

LONG–Ski 11.3 km (probable best route) 16 controls

1

 

Francis

Falardeau

Ramblers

01:00:41

2

 

Michael

Bole

Ramblers

01:04:45

3

 

Stephane

Lamy

Ramblers

01:07:00

4

 

Eric

Lillie

Ramblers

01:09:20

5

 

Bruce

Glen

Ramblers

01:16:09

6

 

Stephane

Rousseau

Ramblers

01:21:25

7

 

Elaine

S

Ramblers

01:26:35

8

 

Robert

Darby

Ramblers

01:59:02

9

 

Aerin

Jacob &

     — }

  Missed #13 & #16

 

 

  Laura / Taïca

  Canty / Replansky

     — }

              (2:13:00)

 

 

 

 

 

 

#2

 

MIDDLE 7.1 km (probable best route) (10 controls)

1

 

Nicole

Roy

Ramblers

01:07:00

2

 

Thomas

Davignon

Ramblers

01:21:25

3

 

Barbara

Schumann +

Ramblers

01:24:46

 

 

 

  Andrea, 11, Dominic, 9

  Ramblers

 

4

 

Mélanie

Hébert &

     — }

01:53:20

 

 

  Marie-Josée

  Aubry

     — }

 

 

 

  Jacques

  Aubry

     — }

 

 

 

  Joanne

  Beauregard

     — }

 

5

 

Sylvie

Perrault

Ramblers

01:48:56

6

 

Karoline

Studinska &

Parcours completed

 

 

  Èvannick

  Godbout Villeneuve

 

       … but not timed.

7

 

Shelly

Rapp &

Did not finish

   

 

  Paul

  Dubé

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#1

 

SHORT

5.1 km (probable best route) (8 controls)

1

 

Stanley

Lee

Ramblers

48:00

2

 

Boris

Chopov &

Ramblers

01:21:00

 

 

 

  Maya, 16 + Boriana, 12

 

 

3

 

Jeanne

Ward

01:34:00

SNOWSHOE–Orienteering

 

 

 

 

 

 

#3

 

LONG 6.0 km (probable best route) (14 controls)

1

 

Andreas

Rutkauskas

Ramblers

45:10

2

 

Jessica

Auer

Ramblers

57:22

3

 

Maurice

Anker Northern Tablelands OC

     AUS.

01:19:25

 

 

 

 

 

 

#2

 

MIDDLE 4.5 km (probable best route) (11 controls)

1

 

Eric

Christensen

53:00

2

 

Denise

OBriain

Ramblers

57:20

3

 

Suzanne

Fortin &

01:09:50

 

 

  Claudio

  DiGiosia

 

 

3

 

Simon

Dauphin &

01:09:50

 

 

  Ian

  Silvester

 

 

5

 

Vickie

Mortensen &

Ramblers

01:24:00

 

 

  & Bernie

  Meedhan

 

 

6

 

Jocelyn

Gohier

01:35:00

7

 

Celestine

Segers

    Err--#5 (1:43:00)

8

 

Joumara

Abou Nohra &

            Completed

 

 

  Zemfira

  Khisaeva

 

       ...but not timed

 

 

 

 

 

 

#1

 

SHORT 3.3 km (probable best route) (7 controls)

1

 

Mary Ellen

Montague

Ramblers

46:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ramblers Orienteering Club

 

 

 

 

 

31 Starts / 46 participants

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skiers : 30

 

 

 

 

 

S'shoers: 16