Thursday, June 9, 2011

Great new map and a great race!

Hi all, as part ouf our oodles of orienteering training up here (in Whitehorse) we had the Yukon Champs middle distance race on Wensday night. For anyone planning on coming up here for the COC's (Which everyone should!) it was on the same map as the sprint, though a different part of course. I absolutely loved the terrain. It's a great mix of very open fast running white, with large clearings and even sandunes. The 2.5 M contour interval which is smaller than what we are used to in this part of the world was a great new challange as well. Overall this was a pretty good race for me and in the end I tied Lee Hawkins exactly at 29:37 for first place. followed closely by Graham Ereaux and the whole gang up here training. It's absolutely wonderful to have a high level of competition like this on a regular basis. It was a fun race and the perfect way to top of a good day of climbing and adventuring up here in whitehorse!
Here is the Route Gadget map
-Graeme Rennie

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the post, Graeme! Great race from all three of you guys.