Winning Routes from the 2015 Challenge the GATs

The following images show the routes taken by the winning teams of the 8 and 4 hour events.  Clicking on the images will bring up a full view (but will be > 1M)

The 8 hour Challenge the GATs route taken by 'The Fellowship' (Gandolf the Grey and Radagast the Brown aka Eric Kemp and Philip Turcanu ).

8 hour event


The 4 hour Challenge the GATs route taken by 'Rogaine in Vain' (Patrick Lahti and Alexander Bergstrom ).

4 hour event

The 2 hour Challenge the GATs route taken by Eric Williamson

2 hour event

Rogaine 2014

Peu importe à quel course vous avez participé le ROGAINE 2014 était difficile!

Alex Bergstrom a passé la ligne d'arrivée exactement deux heures après la visite de 24 des 32 points de contrôle et la collecte de 1,066 points au total, seulement 23 et 24 points d'avance sur les 5 prochains finisseurs. Les « Graham Crackers » (Robbie Graham / Brian Graham) ont obtenu le prix de la meilleure équipe d’hommes pour avoir gagné le plus de points en visitant 25 drapeaux, accumulant ainsi 1,043 points. L’équipe mixte gagnante est « Toronto Rogaine » (Deborah Lightman / Robbie Lightman) avec 910 points et « L’attitude » (Cathy Bakker / Jennie Anderson) est la meilleure équipe de femmes avec 746 points. Le drapeau le plus solitaire sur la carte du parcours de 2 heures est le numero 53 avec seulement 3 visiteurs.

(Voyez le parcours d'Alex, marqué en rouge.)

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Winning routes from the 2014 ROGAINE

The following images show the routes taken by the winning teams for the 2014 ROGAINE. Clicking on an image will bring up a full size view.

2 hour event, 4 hour event8 hour event

How We Cleared the Ottawa Rogaine

The other day I was lying on the couch chowing down on a jumbo bag of Cheetos and watching re-runs of Gilligan’s Island when my son Eric came up to me and asked if I would come outside to play in the woods. When Eric was eleven years old and a very keen scout, playing in the woods meant building shelters and lighting campfires, but now that he is 22 years old and an elite orienteer, playing in the woods is a completely different matter.

This year’s Gatineau Rogaine hosted by Ottawa OC was not my first attempt at this type of endurance race. I have run a Rogaine with my kids almost every year for the last 7 years but we have never managed to claim victory. The competition is always very tough and my pride too important to me (more about this later). This year Eric and I were on a mission to win.

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