Saturday, July 27, 2013

Orienteering

I’ve always enjoyed orienteering, I ran my first meet back in 1992, and although I’ve run in over 200 meets I’ve rarely gone out in the last 5 years.  It seems I am either racing on the roads, trails, or mountains or I’m injured…both of which keep me out of the woods.  Earlier this month I ran in a 24 hour Orienteering meet and it got me thinking about other long-distance O-meets I’ve done.  I’ve done 18 long distance races including two local “Billygoats” and one “Blue Hills Traverse”.  The Goat and Traverse are a bit unusual in that you are allowed to follow, hence by high finishing places in those!  In all I’ve run in two North American championships, two U.S. championships, and one World championships.  I’m hoping to partner up next year and run the worlds in South Dakota.

As if orienteering isn’t “unusual” enough, I included a strange result from 1997.  I “ran” an orienteering course at Rafton Reservation on crutches!  That was the year I broke my navicular and had surgery to put a screw into my foot.  I was itching to get back outdoors and figured it’d be fun to try a course even though I was still hobbling around on crutches.  I ended up finishing in second place.


Date
Map
City
St
Time
Pl
Fin

7/10/1993
French Creek Park
Elverson
PA
3:48:00


2x4 hours
7/11/1993
French Creek Park
Elverson
PA
3:41:00


2x4 hours
10/23/1993
Blue Hills
Canton
MA
3:56:11
2

4 hours w Woody
5/22/1994
Ethan Allen range
Jericho
VT
4:00:00
2
6
4 hour
6/25/1994
Kamloops
Kamloops
BC
24:00:00
2
25
1720 points w P Anderson
3/1/1997
Empire ranch
Pima
AZ
24:00:00
11
45
NA rogaine champs w Alar
7/24/1999
Finger lakes
Hector
NY
0:20:00
1
50
2340 pts won by 2 hours W Ernst
5/6/2000
Souhegan Rogaine
Wilton
NH
3:30:00
21
29

6/30/2001
French Creek
Elverson
PA
12:00:00
4

W Robert
10/13/2001
Blue Job
Farmington
NH
3:48:29
4
19
With Richard
5/27/2002
Russell-Abbot SF
Greenville
NH
7:30:00
2
13
With Richard
7/26/2002

Lesznia
Czech
21:39:00
22

World champs with Robert
10/6/2002
Blue Job
Farmington
NH
7:56:36
1
17
W Alar & Ernst
6/14/2008
Allegany State Park
Salamanca
NY
20:00:00
7
39
With Al Bernier.  U.S. Championships
7/13/2013
Connecticut Hills
Newfield
NY
23:00:00
6
35
With Ernst U.S. Championships








11/2/1997
Rafton
Andover
MA
0:46:00
2
32
On crutches
















4/21/1996
Mt Wachusett
Westminster
MA
1:42:02
2
107
Billygoat
5/15/1994
Townsend
Townsend
MA
1:47:37
1
30
Billygoat
12/5/1993
Blue Hills Traverse
Canton
MA
2:08:29
5
22
Traverse

1 comment:

dave andersen said...

Keep it up!!

BTW, it's P Andersen with an "E"