Thetis Lake Park - O Event
DATE: Sunday, October 9, 2011
Despite being the long weekend of Thanksgiving
and also having the Victoria Marathon on the same morning, many people came
out to orienteer in the challenging area that is Thetis Lake. The weather really
cooperated and what could have been a wet and dreary day, was instead full of
sunshine that allowed for scenic control sites . Along with some seasoned veterans,
the club saw many new faces showing up to hone their skills particularly after
taking place in the recent Mind Over Mountain Adventure Race in Cumberland.
We were also lucky to have some of the Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club members
show us how it's done.
The event went on without a hitch with all controls placed well, great courses with good route choices and distances that, while on the short side, felt just right for the tough terrain.
Even though some competitors missed a control or two and did not have an official finish time, everyone had a great time and were excited to make it back to the next event. Results are listed below. Special mention goes to Louise Oram who came out (after running a 1:28:00 half marathon) and took 1st in the the Short Advanced Course! Well Done!
Special thanks goes out to Leigh and Gillian Bailey who set up the fantastic course, helped hang and pick up some controls, and who organized the start and finish with the Sport Ident electronic punching. Thanks also to Larry Gagnon and Kim Picard for making the registration process a smooth one. And finally thanks for everyone who came out and made this event a great success.
The following items were left at the event:
Red Nalgene bottle
'Sedona' grey zip up fleece size large
Please let Todd know if they are yours so you can claim them. Also, one compass was not returned so if you have it, please let Todd know or return it at the next event.
Todd Nowak - Meet Director
Here are the final results for all of the courses are recorded by the SportIdent Electronic Timer.
Thetis Lake - Overall Results
Thetis Lake - Split Results
NOTE: These results pages are best viewed using the Windows Explorer Browser.
These split results record the time taken per control. Numbers highlighted in blue indicate the fastest time taking on an individual leg.
The Thetis Lake map will soon be posted up on Route Gadget, a web-based utility that allows you to draw your route as well as compare your route to the ones taken by other orienteers. This is a very exciting way to share what routes were taken and who lost time in places along the course. Check it out! You can virtually run the race against the other competitors to see who had the best times on each leg.
The Thetis Lake Park map is now available on Route Gadget.