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!
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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.
Our traditional season finale was once again the Score-O on Mt Royal. This year with 50 controls, a time limit of 2.5 hours, and special Rambler controls. Despite the wet conditions we had a great turn out, including some runners as far as Ottawa.
The course had 5 “Rambler” controls, which were distributed in 5 different sections of Mt Royal. Orienteers who collected all 5 “Rambler” controls did the “full ramble” on the mountain and received extra points. Great that many participants went for the long run (9 of 46 women, 41 of 73 men, and 10 of 36 teams).
Thanks to course setter Sven von Fellenberg for making all this happen, the volunteers and all the participants for coming out, it was a blast. Until next time!
The Winners of each category are listed below:
(The full results are here.)
1. Francis Falardeau 1:49.40
2. Thomas Kneubühler 1:49:51
3. Alexander Bergstrom 1:53:35
1. Mette Ozol 760 pts
2. Aurore Varela 720 pts
3. Lucie Desfontaines 610 pts
1. Blaze (Youri + Louis Simon Capistran) 730 pts
2. Bull’s head (David Leclair & Carl Pearson) 710 pts
3. Princess Casey (Andrew, Casey (2) Rhodes & Zou Tingting) 680 pts
1. Eric Crotty 620 pts
2. Sean Meath 600 pts
3. Paul Vlassov and Frédéric Marin, both 570 pts
1. Elly Trépanier 600 pts
2. Eliane Beauvais, Laurie Desilets Trudeau, and Jennifer Strudwick
(all 340 pts)
+ some photos:
+ The full set of photos are here!
(thanks to Anna Fichman)