The first orienteering forest event of the season – Yukon News

55 participants took part in the first forest event of the 2022 Yukon orienteering season on May 25th.

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 Kessel” topography. That means a lot of depression. The event site is also criss-crossed with vehicle tracks and paths that allow for challenging navigation and route selection. The area was first mapped in 1985 and has been revised several times since then.

All courses were well attended. The event results show some close races across all routes, with some competitors separated by just seconds.

Beginners: 2 km

Eric Embacher 24:50

Leigh Anne Baker, Eila Blattman 35:07

Barbara, Aven, Fischer Scheck 38:31

Maud Henaff, Lise, Jasper Klein 43:11

Sarah Johnson Carl Embacher 47:02

Sheila Markley, Eric Thompson 49:37

Maura Glenn, Elvira Knaack DNF

Medium: 2.5 km

Jeremy Johnson 19:04

Peter Embacher 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

Intermediate: 3.5 km

Bob Sagar 45:13

Judith van Gulick 48:02

Virginia 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 Intermediate: 4.6 km

Colin Abbott 33:58

Forest Pearson 37:36

Brent Langbakk 41:06

Benoît 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 will be held on June 8th, the first in a series of three Yukon Championships. Entry is open to anyone with a $5 annual membership. Visit for details.

Report from the organizer Afan Jones.

Contact Stephanie Waddell at [email protected]

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