wmoc :: world masters begins

The world masters begins this week in Canada attached to the World Masters Games.

A number of Great Britain orienteers have made the trip over to enjoy the North American terrain with a first visit for Jason Inman and Chris Poole (coaches of the British Junior Squad).

The schedule for the week is as follows

Friday, July 22:
Relay starts Edmonton Cloverdale

World Masters Games Opening Ceremony Commonwealth Stadium Edmonton

Monday, July 25

Model Event 1 Winfield (Washout Pasture)

Tuesday, July 26

Starts - Qualifier 1
Winfield (Medicine Hills)

Starts - Associated/Spectator Race 1
Winfield (Medicine Hills)

Wednesday, July 27

Model Event 2
Ft Assiniboine (Lilium Tigrinum)

Thursday, July 28

Starts - Qualifier 2
Ft Assiniboine (Tiger Lily)

Starts - Associated/Spectator Race 2
Ft Assiniboine (Tiger Lily)

WMOC Banquet
Tri Leisure Centre doors open

Friday, July 29

Model Event 3
Ft Assiniboine (Klondike Trail)

Saturday, July 30

Finals Race start for W80 M80 M85
Ft Assiniboine (Wildland)

Finals Race starts for all other age classes
Ft Assiniboine (Wildland)

WMOC2005 medal presentation
Shaw Conference Centre Edmonton

Sunday, July 31

World Masters Games Closing Ceremonies
Telus Field

A number of British Orienteers have also made use of the journey to Canada to take part in a number of events before the games.

This has included the Barebones orienteering series the inspiration behind this year's Purple Thistle event in Arisaig

Robin Tett of SYO won the M13 - 14 class overall with brother Dan second on M17 - 18

Mark Saunders performed well to finish sixth on M21 - 34 with Chris Poole finishing in the same position in M35 - 39

Ian Ditchfield of Mole Valley was fifth in M45 where an unfortunate Tim Tett was holding two wins going into the final day where he mispunched.

Vincent Joyce and Eddie Harwood were 4th and 7th respectively on M50 - 54.

Legendary old boy Arthur Boyt was fifth on M65 - 69.

Karen Heppenstall achieved a good placing finishing second on W21.

Robina Austin of RAFO was also second this time on W35

Pen Harwood completes a trio of silver medals this time in W75.

Susan Birkinshaw of MDOC and Judith Powell of SWOC finished seventh and eight respectively in W65

World Masters

Barebones Orienteering

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