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

Royal Oak Night and Day Orienteering Weekend – A Tale of Two Events

“Two of everything.” That turned out to be the theme of the Royal Oak Night and Day Orienteering Weekend. Two complete sets of courses with starts less than fifteen hours apart. We had two different light situations – one event in the dark of night, one event in daylight. Not that we wanted it we had two different weather situations – cold and wet at night; bright and just the right temperature the next day.

Fortunately we had one great venue for both events. The Royal Oak Pub welcomed orienteers to use their facilities thus providing indoor warmth for our registration and timing teams as well as a generous discount on our food orders and gift certificates for draw prizes.

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Emily Kemp takes 11th position in WOC middle distance

Congratulations Emily - 11th position in the World Orienteering Championships middle distance event.  Orienteering Ottawa is very proud of you!

Emily Kemp of Orienteering Ottawa has taken 11th position in the World Orienteering Championships in Italy.  This is the 3rd best any Canadian has ever achieved in any WOC event in the past.  She ran 4.96 km with a 230 m climb, punched 16 controls in 41:19 min - just 4 minutes, 16 seconds behind the winner over a (in this writer's opinion) a mind boggling map.  (Have a look)

Emily is a dedicated orienteer who moved to France some years ago to train with the French team, get a university degree, and work on her fluent french.  She is an achiever!  She may be home to take part in the North American Orienteering Championships in October when you can congratulate her personally.  Meanwhile, send her a note on Orienteering Canada's Team blogspot .