Monday, February 20, 2012

Portugal Orienteering Meet ~ Solid Performances by Emily Kemp!

Emily running the middle distance on Day 2. Photo: Cristina Luis

Emily Kemp was at Portugal O-Meet (POM), running for her home club, Ottawa Orienteering Club. The popularity of POM has grown, attracting an increasing number of world class orienteering athletes, along with a number of Canadians who have chosen to escape the cold clutches of winter for 4 days of really sweet orienteering!

Emily has been training for the past year with French elite training group, Le Pole. Her training paid off this week with a fantastic set of solid races for Emily, with the bonus of some great results! From the splits, you can see that Emily has been very consistent, with minor (and some not so minor!) mistakes. Orienteering at the elite level requires a fine balance of running on the edge of being in contact with the map, and completely losing contact. Emily said that "most of the time it {being in control} has worked out but I have also gone up in flames at a few controls".

We look forward to cheering Emily and the big smile on her face for the 2012 season!

For full races results and splits, check out

1 comment:

  1. Way to go Emily - you look like you are having a blast!