Yukon Orienteering Association Hosts First Forestry Event of 2022

Fifty-five participants took part in the first forestry event of the 2022 orienteering season in the Yukon.

By freelance on May 31, 2022

Fifty-five participants took part in the first forestry event of the 2022 orienteering season in the Yukon.

The event took place in the Long Lake map area behind Whitehorse General Hospital. The area is best known in orienteering circles for its “kame and kettle topography”. This means many depressions! The event area is also criss-crossed with vehicle tracks and trails, making navigation and route selection difficult. The area was first mapped in 1985 and has been revised several times since.

There was a good attendance at all the courses. The event results show close racing on all courses with seconds separating some participants.

Beginner: 2km

Eric Hire……………………….24:50

Leigh Anne Baker, Eila Blattmann…..35:07

Barbara, Aven, Fischer Scheck……….38:31

Maud Henaff, Lise, Jasper Klein.…….43:11

Sarah JohnsonCarl Hire………..47:02

Sheila Markley, Eric Thompson……..49:37

Maura Glenn, Elvira Knaack………….DNF

Intermediate: 2.5 km

Jeremy Johnson………………………19:04

Pierre Hire………………………30:21

Glenda Koh…………………………..30:23

Phineas Pearson………………………31:47

Ian Turcotte……………………………41:33

Debbie Kiemele……………………….49:49

Lenore Morris, Sheri Hogeboom……..50:35

Joan Stanton, Bob, Emily Nishikawa…50:44

Martin Slama…………………………….58:06

Shravan Adiyodi………………………58:21

Karin Keeley-Eriksson………………..59:46

Nesta Leduc………………………………61:48

Craig Brooks…………………………..72:48

Rowena Beckett, Richard Vanderkley….83:15

Ev Pasichnyk, Karen Archbell…………88:48

Advanced: 3.5 km

Bob Sagar………………………………45:13

Judith van Gulick………………………48:02

Virginie Sarrazin……………………….51:38

Carl Turcotte……………………………52:00

Grant Abbott……………………………59:41

Rima Khouri…………………………….61:10

Lara Melnik……………………………..64:32

Jill Pangman…………………………….76:06

Rachel Moser, Evan Wise……………….77:05

Kristina Gardner………………………..78:09

Julianna Scramstead…………….81:42

Long Advanced: 4.6 km

Colin Abbott………………………….33:58

Pearson Forest………………………..37:36

Brent Langbakk………………………41:06

Benoit Turcotte……………………….51:10

Pia Blake……………………………..54:07

Caelan McLean………………………54:23

Riel Allain……………………………58:36

Beatrice Sanguino……………………..62:40

Darren Holcombe…………………….71:30

The next orienteering event is Wednesday, June 8, the first in a series of three Yukon Championships. Admission is open to all with a $5 annual subscription. See https://yukonorienteering.ca for details.

– Submitted by Afan Jones, event organizer.

Dino J. Dotson