Ramblers Orienteering Club

The World of O in the Montreal Region

Eastern Canadian Orienteering Championships 2017

It was the biggest orienteering event in Montreal since decades. We had on both days over 200 participants, coming from all over Canada, the US, and even some from Europe. For the event, we inaugurated two brand new maps on Montreal’s  West Island, which provided challenges for all levels. A big thanks to meet director  Dmitri Golovanov who initiated the event, Bruce Glen for setting the courses on both days, and Orienteering Ottawa for the tremendous support. And all the many volunteers and runners who came out for this wonderful weekend!

+ The results with all the new champions:
Long: Overall Results | Splits by class | Splits by Course
Middle: Overall Results | Splits by class | Splits by Course

+ The maps and courses from both days are on RouteGadget:
Long: Maps & Courses  |  SplitsBrowser
Middle:  Maps & Course  |  SplitsBrowser

+ Some impressions from the event:

More photos from both days are on Flickr, and the videos are on Vimeo.

Montreal Short Distance Championships 2017

The first edition of the Montreal Short Distance Championships took place in the lower part of Mount Royal, on the revised north section of the map, Mont-Royal Flanc Est. The participants were facing a challenging course, which required full concentration.  In the men’s category, we saw a head to head race with three runners finishing only 44 seconds apart. At control #11, Thomas Schuessler took the lead and stayed at the top until the very end. The women’s class saw an equal  tight race between Lea Fabre and Olga Rayda, with Fabre finishing 48 seconds ahead. Xavier Corbeil finished on top among the Juniors, follwed by Pavel Vlassov, and Vladimir Gavrilov was the fastest in the  Masters class.

Congrats to all the new champions, and thanks to everyone  for coming out and contributing to the great atmosphere. Until next time!

The Results: Overall | Splits by Class | Splits by Course

GPS track by Sven von Fellenberg, who finished 2nd.

Alexandra Paille, 3rd in the women’s category, at control #4.

Head to head: The top three runners in the men’s category were only 44 seconds apart. From left to right: Francis Falardeau, Thomas Schuessler and Sven von Fellenberg.

+ More Photos on Flickr

Season Hightlights 2017

The 2017 season has started, and there are many exciting events scheduled in the coming months. Most notable the Eastern Canadian Orienteering Championships (ECOC 2017), which will take place on July 29-30 on two new maps in the West Island. Around the same time, there will be the Sass Peepre Junior Training Camp in Morin Heights, a unique opportunity for young people to get an introduction to orienteering.

The next local event will be the 1. Montreal Short Distance Orienteering Championships on May 14, with six competitive categories. At the same time, we will also offer a Micro-O, a free activity for newcomers & beginners. For more details see our event page.

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