- ROYAL ROADS EVENT
Sunday, April 8, 2012
The sun shone bright on our Easter Sunday event at Royal Roads and 65 orienteers young and old came out for a great day of fun and competition. With 5 courses masterfully designed by Leigh Bailey the field was spread out all over the campus. This event encompassed the 2012 Cadet Championship represented by 20 cadets. The overall winning corps was 2483 Army Cadets from Victoria, with first place times overall on course 2 and 3. 296 Sea Cadets from Parksville gave them some stiff competition and finishing second overall. Thanks to both groups for representing themselves so well with full and successful teams. Leon Buser-Rivet represented 5 Rainbow Sea Cadet Corps admirably on course 2, and Duncan Wallace from 89 Air Cadets in Victoria also earned a third place on course 1 on his first time out orienteering. A quick perusal of route gadget will show that he had the fastest times on three of the legs out of all 11 competitors on course 1!. Well done to all the juniors for their efforts and enthusiasm.
In the "civilian" category it was great to see so many new faces and graduates of our "Learn to Orienteer" clinics. There was great success for many beginners on courses 1, 2, and 3. Bill Robertson showed his "Meet-Up" group how it is done with a second place finish on course 2, with Claire Rettie successfully vetting the course but bumped into fourth by the cadets. The team of Dillstone and Whittla won on course 2 for both juniors and overall with a time of 41:20. Course 3 was also won by the champion cadet corp with Riddeil and Bowles posting a top time of 1:11:14. Course 4 was won by Richard Lay, who vetted the course in the morning. Course 5 had a full field of 12 competitors and was won by Todd Nowak with a blistering time of 46:59. Happy Jaycox and Hayden Earle stayed under an hour for second and third respectively.
Many thanks to Leigh and Gillian Bailey for course planning, hanging and pick-up, and running S.I. all day. You will have to wait to thank them yourself because they are already off to the US Orienteering Championships in Atlanta, Georgia for more orienteering. Thanks also to Linda Hildebrandt, Richard Lay, Claire Rettie, Marcy Bennett, Rex Ford, John Downey, and Duncan Wallace for making everything run so smoothly and effortlessly.
Marie Burgess - Meet Director
Leigh Bailey - SportIdent Results and Course Planner
Overall Results - include course rankings
Split Results - include time taken between controls (fastest times are indicated in blue)
The Royal Roads - 8 April event maps are now loaded on Route Gadget.
What is Route Gadget? Route Gadget is a special animation program that allows you to draw your route on an orienteering map used in a past event and compare your route and times to others. If you are new to Route Gadge, click the help button located in the top corner of the Route Gadge program for info on how to draw in your route. To see the routes of others, select your course in the drop down menu, highlight the names of runners that interest you, and select 'view animation' and 'start'. Go ahead and experiment with Route Gadge to see what other features it can do. It is a cool way to review your route.