Ramblers Orienteering Club


MEET REPORT: Bois-de-Liesse Nature Park – May 24, 2009


Warm and sunny weather greeted the 86 participants which included 18 children under 12. Many of the young folk enjoyed the 350-meter-long String course that we set especially for them – an innovation that we haven’t used for a long time. The kids really enjoyed it, many of them running the route several times, often on their own.


Montreal park authorities, concerned about land compaction, have imposed a restriction on running off trails at the Bois-de-Liesse, something we hope can be overturned in the future if we are able to convince them through studies that have been made in areas with much heavier orienteering use. Unfortunately, park managers don’t usually like to change their minds, even if faced with convincing arguments.


We set three courses, varying in distance, but with all controls located on trails. Participants were asked not to make off-trail “short-cuts”. Many reported afterwards that they still managed to make navigational errors…although finish times were notably faster than usual.

Fortunately, the park has a lot of interconnecting trails and side paths.


Francis Falardeau was one who admitted to wasting a little time while doing the Long Course – not much though! His time around the 17-control 6.3 km (best-route) course was pretty fast – just under 28 minutes. Charles Delisle was 2nd and Dmitri Golovanov 3rd.


Course 2 used the same controls as #3, but omitted the first five, reducing the distance by 1.3 km. Jean-François Côté covered the distance in 0:31:22. Michael Malouf was 5 min-utes back in 0:36:44. 11-year-old Andrea Rousseau ran the course in 0:46:07, shadowed by her dad.


Course 1 was a shortened version of Course 2. The Christian Reid family, with two young children, covered the 3 km in just under 34 minutes. First-timer, Katay Turcotte, was 2nd. Later, Reid ran the #2 in 24:42.


(It was a good day for running a second course. Michael Bole did the #1 in 0:17:32.)


Congratulations to all who participated,

  &

Welcome to our many new members and first-time Orienteers.


A lot of Club members deserve thanks for helping with the meet :


Flag hanging : Christian Reber & J.C.

String Course: Tiffany Bouchara, Elaine, Christian, Dominic.

Registration: Elaine and Gloria

Start/Finish: Bruce and Dmitri

Instruction: Ariane Burke

Flag pick-up: Stephane Rousseau with Andrea & Dominic, Michael Bole & Eric Lillie.

Course planning was by yours truly.


              Sincere apologies if I’ve overlooked anyone.


John


 

 

 

ORIENTEERING RESULTS

 

 

 

 

       Parc du Bois-de-Liesse — May 24, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 — Easy / Intermediate 6.3 km (17 controls)

 

 

 

 

 

O-Club

Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Francis

Falardeau

Ramblers

00:27:54

2

 

Charles

Delisle

00:34:50

3

 

Dmitri

Golovanov

Ramblers

00:36:18

4

 

Stephane

Rousseau

Ramblers

00:37:02

5

 

Eric

Christensen

Ramblers

00:37:15

6

 

Michael

Bole

Ramblers

00:37:42

7

 

Bruce

Glen

Ramblers

00:39:40

8

 

Donald

Watson

Ramblers

00:40:37

9

 

Jean-François

Gagné

00:44:33

10

 

Eric

Lillie

Ramblers

00:50:05

11

 

Jessica

Auer

Ramblers

00:50:25

12

 

Céline

Périer

Ramblers

00:51:28

13

 

George

Kiss

Ramblers

00:56:50

14

 

Patrick

Fernet

Ramblers

01:10:36

15

 

Claude

Nadon

Ramblers

01:14:42

16

 

Marie-Hélène

Tremblay &

    Ramblers )

01:21:35

 

 

  Alain

  Gauthier

    Ramblers )

 

17

 

Linda & Mike

Homsy

01:25:25

18

 

Jérome

Abello &

    — )

01:28:12

 

 

  Stephane

  Vogler

    — )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 — Easy / Intermediate 5.0 km (12 controls)

 

1

 

Jean-François

Côté

Ramblers

00:31:22

2

 

Michael

Malouf

 

00:36:44

3

 

Paul

Addy

 

00:41:51

4

 

Boris + Boriana, 12 yrs

Chopov

Ramblers

00:46:05

5

 

Andrea

Rousseau,11 (shadowed by dad)

Ramblers

00:46:07

6

 

Sylvaine

Grousset + Valérie & Stéphane

 

00:48:22

7

 

Tifanie

Bouchara

 

00:48:30

8

 

Jacinthe

Aubin &

                     )

00:49:10

 

 

  Christian

  Leduc

                     )

 

9

 

Maya

Chopova &

Ramblers )

01:00:22

 

 

   Irma

  Huskanovic

                 )

 

10

 

Dominic

Rousseau,9 (shadowed by ma & grandma)

Ramblers

01:03:14

11

 

Robert

Dubé

 

01:09:50

12

 

Catherine

Bergmiller &

                     )

01:10:40

 

 

  Christophe

  Moureau

                     )

 

13

 

Daniel

Brodeur

Ramblers

01:12:05

14

 

Stephanie & Costas

Tsirgiotis

 

01:12:54

15

 

Laurent

Labreche &

                     )

01:13:40

 

 

  Valérie

  Lalumière

                     )

 

16

 

Wendy

Rindress &

)

01:28:00

 

 

   Karen, Kath, Larry

  Brown

)

 

17

 

Lucia

Cantore &

                     )

01:40:57

 

 

  Nathalie

  Brazeau

                     )

 

18

 

Gwen & Hendrik

Spurll / Boom

Ramblers

01:57:50

.

 

 Francis

Falardeau (2nd course of the day)

Ramblers

00:19:39

.

 

 Christian

Reid (2nd course of the day)

 

00:24:42

 

 

3 — Easy / Short 3.0 km (10 controls)

 

 

1

 

Christian

Reid Family: 2 adults + 2 jr child.

00:33:50

2

 

Katay

Turcotte

 

00:40:32

3

 

Franc & Sophie

Bertoux + 2 jr children

 

00:50:58

4

 

Marc

Butz family: 2 adults + 3 jr child.

 

00:55:27

5

 

Denise

OBriain + 2 jr children

Ramblers

00:56:50

6

 

Julie & Martin

St-Germain / Lafond + Anne,7

 

00:58:58

7

 

Brian & Barbara

Francis + Eric

 

01:02:07

8

 

Scott

Bohle & Marian + 2 jr children

 

01:06:00

9

 

Martin

Wiedenhoff &

Ramblers )

01:10:08

 

 

  Luz Maria

  Sotelo + Matias & Mikaela -jrs

Ramblers )

 

10

 

Carole

Brunet & Dan + Benjamin,10

Ramblers

01:20:00

.

 

Katel & Christophe

Deprez + Meliane & Elise. 4,1 yr

Ramblers

(1:07:54 ) *

 

 

 

 

                  * Omitted last 2 controls

.

 

Michael

Bole (2nd course of the day)

Ramblers

00:17:22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           47 "Starts". Participation: 67 adults + 1 child of 12 yrs. + 18 children under 12 : 86

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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