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Canadian Results from the 2009 Junior World Orienteering Championships

2009 Junior World Orienteering Championships website

July 11 – relay

place relay – men time
1/49 winner’s time – Team SWEDEN 1 2:08:51
43 Team CANADA 1 (Colin, Damian, Graeme R) 2:53:23
46 Team CANADA 2 (Eric, Lee, Graham E) 2:55:29
place relay – women time
1/40 winner’s time – Team NORWAY 1 33:28
Because there weren’t 3 Canadian women, Emily ran the first leg and Angela the second and an athlete from another country rounded out the team. So this isn’t an official team. Emily finished her leg in 18th place and the team was in 29th place after Angela’s leg.

July 10 – middle distance final race

place name – women – A final time
1/60 winner’s time – ALEXANDERSSON Tove SWE 22:24
24 KEMP Emily 27:00
place name – women – B final time
1/52 winner’s time – HOKHOLT Linn NOR 24:23
37 FORSEILLE Angela 41:12
place name – men – B final time
1/57 winner’s time – TAMBASAU Yury BLR 22:08
27 RENNIE Graeme 29:45
39 ABBOTT Colin 31:13
57 KONOTOPETZ Damian 43:37
place name – men – C final time
1/52 winner’s time – KADBERRAMAN Elena Nabil ESP 19:44
4 KEMP Eric 20:54
13 HAWKINGS Lee 23:52
21 EREAUX Graham 24:56

July 9 – middle distance qualification race
Based on their qualification results, athletes will start in either the A, B or C final

place name – men – heat 1 time
1/58 winner’s time – HUBMANN Martin SUI 26:20
35 ABBOTT Colin 33:41
45 EREAUX Graham 36:19
place name – men – heat 2 time
1/58 winner’s time – KLUSACEK Matej CZE 26:17
29 KONOTOPETZ Damian 33:12
53 HAWKINGS Lee 44:39
place name – men – heat 3 time
1/58 winner’s time – KYBURZ Matthias SUI 26:43
39 RENNIE Graeme 34:53
53 KEMP Eric 42:40
place name – women – heat 1 time
1/42 winner’s time – ARNESEN Mari Jevne NOR 25:19
32 FORSEILLE Angela 35:36
place name – women – heat 2 time
1/40 winner’s time – BOCHENKOVA Ivana CZE 23:53
5 KEMP Emily 26:44

July 7 – long (final) results for Canada

place name – men time
1/161 winner’s time – BERGMAN Gustav SWE 1:05:55
95 ABBOTT Colin 1:46:21
114 KONOTOPETZ Damian 1:56:18
124 EREAUX Graham 2:01:34
132 HAWKINGS Lee 2:12:25
139 RENNIE Graeme 2:32:00
DSQ KEMP Eric
place name – women time
1/121 winner’s time – BOBACH Ida DEN 54:12
27 KEMP Emily 1:04:05
82 FORSEILLE Angela 1:33:00

July 6 – sprint (final) results for Canada

place name – men time
1/169 winner’s time – KYBURZ Matthias SUI 14:43
75 ABBOTT Colin 17:23
110 KONOTOPETZ Damian 18:28
138 KEMP Eric 20:05
139 HAWKINGS Lee 20:13
145 RENNIE Graeme 20:46
154 EREAUX Graham 24:23
place name – women time
1/120 winner’s time – LÖNNKVIST Jenny SWE 13:34
27 KEMP Emily 15:58
111 FORSEILLE Angela 25:20

There were not qualification races for the sprint and long. All athletes competed in the same final race.

2009 World Games

The World Games were in July in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei. Based on our results at the World Championships last year, Canada was granted a spot for one male and one female orienteer. The World Games is an international multi-sport event held every fourth year under the auspices of the International World Games Association and under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee. The sports on the programme are all sports that are recognized by the IOC, but aren’t included on the Olympic and Olympic Winter Games. Representing Canada at the World Games were Mike Smith (Prince George) and Sarah Brandreth (Calgary).

Athlete Profile: Nick Duca

Born 1966
Hometown Zalau, Romania
Currently living Kitchener, Ontario
Club Stars Orienteering
Occupation Automotive Production Supervisor
Training log Attackpoint

Career Highlights

  • Finals at WOC in 2003 and 2004 (40th each time )

2011 Highlights

  • Ontario Championships – 2nd in the Long
  • Ontario Championships – 4th in the Middle
  • Boston WRE 5th  in the Long

When and how did you get involved with orienteering?
1978, school event
What do you love most about orienteering?
The way of living- as Silva once said
What is your favourite orienteering discipline, and why?
Middle, as I still can push hard for the time required
Which orienteering event is always on your calendar?
Thomass events
Do you have an orienteering idol? If so, who and why?
Oyvin Thon. Nice person, strong athlete
What was the highlight of your 2011 season?
Strong fall season
What are your 2012 orienteering goals?
Stay afloat with M21
What races are on your 2012 calendar?
Ottawa festival, COC Edmonton and many others
What is your favourite international orienteering location?
Portugal
When you’re not orienteering, where can we find you?
At work, or traveling with family

Athlete Profile: Patrick Goeres

Born 1985
Hometown Winnipeg, MB
Currently Living Winnipeg, MB
Club Coureurs de Bois
Occupation Medical student
Twitter

Please list your best and proudest 2012 orienteering achievements.
Having a strong run in the WOC sprint final

Please list your best and proudest orienteering achievements to date.
Continuing to improve through 3 WOC sprint finals

What is your first orienteering memory?
17 at a local meet in Winnipeg. I was getting into some adventure races and wanted to improve my navigation.

Is there a particular map/area where you could never get sick of orienteering?
Bow Valley, Alberta

If you could fly anywhere in the world to orienteer, where would you go, and why?
Somewhere hot. Maybe the Azores

If you could get orienteering coaching from anyone in the world (dead or alive) who would it be, and why?
Ted de St. Croix

What races are on your 2013 calendar?
Sage Stomp, Barebones, COC’s

Aside from orienteering, what other sports do you do on a regular basis?
Nordic skiing, the odd duathlon, cycling

What is your favourite pre-race breakfast/snack?
Oatmeal, eggs, and a good coffee

Tell us something that we might not know about you…
In my spare time, I carve canoe paddles by hand

 

Athlete Profile: Mike Smith

Age 32
Hometown Waterside, NB
Currently living Prince George, BC
Club Falcons
Occupation Physician

How long ago did you start orienteering? 19 years ago

How many WOC’s have you been to? 97 – Norway, 99 – Scotland, 01 – Finland, 03 – Switzerland, 04 – Sweden, 05 – Japan, 06 – Denmark, 07 – Ukraine, 08 – Czech Republic, o9 – Hungary

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Athlete Profile: Jon Torrance

Born 1971
Hometown Ottawa
Currently living Washington, DC
Clubs Ottawa Orienteering Club
Occupation Systems Engineer
Training log Attackpoint

Career Highlights

  • 2005 Canadian Orienteering Championships short silver (first COC medal)
  • Making my first World Orienteering Championship team in 2005 on the third try
  • 2007 Canadian Orienteering Championships sprint gold
  • First in 2007 Sprint Series Final
  • Victory at the 2007 Hudson Highlander (2007 was a good year)

2011 Highlights

  • 3rd (2nd North American resident) at the US Ultralong Champs
  • 5th at the COC sprint, 5th (third NA resident) at the US Sprint Champs
  • A single A meet race victory – the middle distance at the Buffalo A meet.

When and how did you get involved with orienteering?
Not counting a couple of times in high school gym which, along with Hal Higdon’s “The Electronic Olympics”, got me interested, in the spring of 1990 when I first showed up at a OOC event on the Nepean Sportsplex map.
What do you love most about orienteering?
The evergreen challenge of balancing physical effort and efficient navigation.
What is your favourite orienteering discipline, and why?
Middle, for the sheer enjoyment of doing orienteering that’s as technical as possible (whether I manage to rise to the challenge or not).
Which orienteering event is always on your calendar?
Is this a trick question? Canadian Orienteering Championships!
Do you have an orienteering idol? If so, who and why?
If I do, it’s Thierry Georgiou – it would be hard not to be impressed by what he’s achieved and the dedication it took to achieve it.
What was the highlight of your 2011 season?
Returning to the Yukon for COCs.
What are your 2012 orienteering goals?
Most importantly, performing well at COCs and NAOCs.
What races are on your 2012 calendar?
All the US A meets east of the Mississippi from March through May, the Billygoat, the Ottawa O Fest, COCs, NAOCs. WOC?
What is your favourite international orienteering location?
For an otherworldly O experience (unless you live somewhere similar), everyone ought to orienteer at Anza-Borrego.
When you’re not orienteering, where can we find you?
Hopefully downtown – usually DC for assorted culture, sometimes Silver Spring for the American Film Institute. Or out training. Sadly, at work might be a better bet other than evenings. Please don’t try to find me in the middle of the night, even if it is easier when I’m virtually certain to be in bed.

Athlete Profile: Will Critchley

Photo credit: World of O

Photo credit: World of O

Born 1984
Hometown Edmonton, AB
Currently living Jyväskylä, Finland
Club Edmonton Overlanders Orienteering Club,  Vaajakosken Terä
Occupation

Student, Sport Psychology Consultant

Twitter @will_to_the_c

What was one of the highlights of your 2016 season?

The atmosphere of the WOC Sprint Relay was fairly exciting, always nice when the spectators cheer for everyone.

Which race/races are you most excited about for 2017?

Right at this moment, it’s the races in Egypt I’m going to in February. Always keen to go to new orienteer nations, and first time in Africa!

What race/event is on your orienteering bucket list?

Japanese Championships is pretty high on the list. No particular reason why, I’ve just always wanted to go to Japan and some of their terrain in some areas looks really nice.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself.

I am undefeated in soccer hardest shot competitions. My personal best is 116 km/h.

What are some of your 2017 goals outside of orienteering?

I would like to stay injury-free for an entire summer. This has become a lofty goal in the last few years.

What orienteering technique are you currently working on to improve?

Since moving to Finland, my strategy is typically to always go straight. So, I would like to become more skilled and going more straighter.

Tell us about other ways you are involved in orienteering (eg, coaching, mapping, organizing events…)

There is no shortage of enthusiastic volunteers in Finland, and they’re not desperate to have one more Canadian helping out who doesn’t have any idea what they’re talking about. Even now, though, I still try to do some sprint mapping (or at least a bunch of the leg work remotely) for maps around Edmonton, and last year I also made the first (and likely only) ever map in the Cayman Islands. I have also started doing talks on sport psychology in orienteering – how to structure your thinking to improve orienteering performance.

What tip would you give a beginner or intermediate orienteer?

I think many novice orienteers need to stay focused on the “KISS” rule of keeping it simple. As you get better and better you realize you don’t need to know where you are at every moment and identify every rock, hill, and tree along the course. Find the obvious features and focus on those, don’t worry about the fluff in the way.

Describe one of your favourite training exercises.

I’ve done plenty of “Mona” fartleks now, which is 2 x 90 seconds, 4 x 60 seconds, 4 x 30 seconds, and 4 x 15 seconds, with equal rest at a tempo pace. Given my limited time these days and the limited amount of volume my legs can handle, I enjoy this relatively short and fast paced workout. Good to just get you running fast.

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Will is a member of Orienteering Canada’s 2017 High Performance Program

 

 

Athlete Profile: Louise Oram

Born 1984
Hometown Vancouver
Currently living Vancouver
Club Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club (GVOC)
Occupation Masters student
Training log Attackpoint

Please list your best and proudest 2012 orienteering achievements.
33 at WOC long Distance, Lausanne

Please list your best and proudest orienteering achievements to date.

  • Canadian Orientering Championships – 1st middle and long distance, 2nd sprint (2011)
  • North American Orienteering Championships – 1st middle and long distances (2010) 3rd North American sprint, middle, long (2012)
  • World Orienteering Championships – 28th middle distance (2010) 36 middle & 37 sprint distance (2011) 33 long & 41 middle distance (2012)

What is your first orienteering memory?
Having my dad follow me on a course in Pacific Spirit Park.

What is your favourite orienteering story or experience?
Racing the Norwegian Ultralong, in alpine / subalpine terrain. Made contact with another orienteer who I had never met but was driving up and was super nice. I got to stay in his friend’s house up near the race. Not a particularly good race for me, but beautiful area!

Is there a particular map/area where you could never get sick of orienteering?
Brandywine, Bow valley, basically somewhere with lots of detail and very few trails.

If you could fly anywhere in the world to orienteer, where would you go, and why?
Slovenia – beautiful Karst terrain

Do you have any other achievements from 2012 that you’d like to share.
Best paper at Haptic Symposium 2012: “Exploring the Design Space of Programmable Friction for Scrolling Interactions” Vincent Levesque, Louise Oram, Karon MacLean

If you could get orienteering coaching from anyone in the world (dead or alive) who would it be, and why?
Minna Kauppi, she seems so naturally talented and driven

What races are on your 2013 calendar?
US team trials
WOC 2013

Aside from orienteering, what other sports do you do on a regular basis?
Running, some cycling, xc skiing, and rock climbing

What is your favourite pre-race breakfast/snack?
Oatmeal

Tell us something that we might not know about you….
I have taken up knitting in the last year

 

Athlete Profile: Carol Ross

Born 1988
Hometown Moncton, NB
Currently living Truckee, CA, USA
Club Orienteering New Brunswick
Occupation Mathematician
Training log Attackpoint
Personal sponsors Bell, Icebug

Please list your best and proudest 2012 orienteering achievements.
NAOC relay.

Please list your best and proudest orienteering achievements to date.
12th in WOC 2011 relay with Emily and Louise.

What is your first orienteering memory?
My dad telling me to duck while he bashed through NB forests with me in the baby backpack.

What is your favourite orienteering story or experience?
Orienteering under the Matterhorn when Swiss O Week was in Zermatt was incredible.

Is there a particular map/area where you could never get sick of orienteering?
Clermont-Ferrand.

If you could fly anywhere in the world to orienteer, where would you go, and why?
Iceland and Greenland are definitely on my bucket list.

Do you have any other achievements from 2012 that you’d like to share
I learned to ski-o at the Tahoe world cup races!

If you could get orienteering coaching from anyone in the world (dead or alive) who would it be, and why?
Thierry Gueorgiou.

What races are on your 2013 calendar?
Run Black Diamond, Barebones, COCs.

Aside from orienteering, what other sports do you do on a regular basis?
Cross country skiing and trail running.

What is your favourite pre-race breakfast/snack?
Peanut butter and bananas.

Tell us something that we might not know about you….
I get really excited about making vegan cheese.

 

Athlete Profile: Colin Abbott

Born 1990
Hometown Whitehorse, Yukon
Currently living Ottawa, Ontario
Club Yukon Orienteering Association
Occupation Student/Athlete
Blog superextrablue.tumblr.com

How long ago did you start orienteering? 7 years ago

What are your orienteering goals this year? Top 5 results at COC’s

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