Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Canadians Posting Good Results at Swiss O Week

A couple of Team Canada members, Carol Ross and Emily Kemp, are in Switzerland at the moment taking part in Swiss O Week. Carol is there getting some quality time on maps before the World Championships in Hungary start, while Emily has been in Europe since her outstanding Junior Worlds performances (top 30 in the middle and the long).

After three days of competition, the highlights have been a very good 19th out of 34 (and top North American) for Carol in the Day 1 Women's Elite (DE in the results list) sprint. Many of the very best Swiss runners were taking part. To give you an idea of the level of competition, last year's WOC silver medalist in the middle distance was 3rd.

Day 3 included an outstanding performance by Emily, who is running up in the Women's Elite category. She finished 3rd and was actually leading at the 10th control. The two girls ahead of her are both from the Swiss National Team.


Maps (NOT the women's course) from Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3.