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The World of O in the Montreal Region

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O-Week this Summer

If you are around in the second half of July, you might want to join one of  the events of the COC 2019 Week , which will take place from July 20-28. It starts with the Ottawa O-Fest on the weekend of July 20/21, and will end with the Canadian Orienteering Championship 2019 in Rawdon on July 27/28, with some races in Morin Heights and Laval in between. All the events have courses for Novice runners as well (so called Open categories). And it is at the same time a chance to run with the best runners from the country, so there will be something for everyone!

For some events pre-registration is required. See the event page for the COC 2019 Week for  full schedule and details.

+ Volunteers:
It is the first time that the Rambler are organizing the Canadian Orienteering Championship, and we will need many volunteers on the weekend from July 26 to 28. Even when volunteering you can still participate in the event. Interested? You can sign up here or contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteers@ramblersoc.ca

Schedule of the O-Week, including the locations. Photo above by Willie Carroll.

Score – O 2018

Women:
1. Aurore Varela 540 pts
2. Lucie Defontaines 520 pts
3. Evelyne Shousha 510 pts

Men:
1. Francis Falardeau   1:28:15
2. Stephen Novosad   1:48:00
3. Martin Valiquette   1:53:00

Groups:
Accro O Sport   01:41:02
NB Veterans   01:44:42
Sara & Dave   560 pts

Full results are here!

Night-O at Parc Maisonneuve

Night-O at Parc Maisonneuve on September 22nd – it was a beauty!

Fall Schedule

Fall arrived, and with it many great orienteering events with new maps and formats! For the complete list of the upcoming events please  have a look at our Event Page. In addition to our local events,  Ottawa Orienteering Club will organize their  O-Fest on the Thanksgiving weekend October 6 – 8, with a Sprint, Middle and Long Distance event – well worth the trip. See you in the woods!

Ski & Snowshoe-O at Morgan Arboretum

Weather forecasts kept changing for a week. Happily, post-race chatter was centred more on the enjoyment of the day, the winter edition of the Arbo map and the challenge of the courses. 56 took part / 34 ‘starts’. An extra plus for the event was the participation of a number of Ontario ski-Orienteers. They were on their way to Craftsbury, Vermont where the World Masters Championships in Ski-Orienteering takes place all week long from March 5 until the 10th. Paul Lefebvre (Ottawa O Club) topped a field of 10 in the Long-3 Ski event, edging Francis Falardeau (Ramblers)… 1:09:56 to 1:12:23. Both had made small route errors on the course. Alin Duca (Waterloo Region Stars) was nearly 5 minutes behind the lead for 3rd place and Eric Lillie (Ramblers) had one of his best events to place 4th, 11 minutes back of Lefebvre’s winning time. Among the women on the SKI–2 middle event, Mary Ellen Connolly (Ottawa) topped two others by very close margins. Her time: 0:54:17. Anna Johansson (Swe) was 3½ minutes behind and Olga Rayda (Ramblers) 5½ minutes back.

Thanks to those Ramblers who helped produce the event… Bruce, Elaine, Lena, Elana, Olga, Francis, Anatoliy. (Apologies for anyone I’ve missed.) Our thanks also to the Morgan Arboretum for allowing us to hold our event in this fine location as well as for the use of the Arboretum‘s Conservation Centre.

For complete results and photos see our Result page.

 

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