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Discussion: #15WRC2017

in: World Rogaine Championships 2017 (Aug 18–19, 2017 - Rāzna National Park, LV)

Aug 18, 2017 10:24 AM # 
southerncross:
The 2017 World Rogaining Championships have started - at time of posting an hour and twenty two minutes into the event. http://wrc2017.rogaining.lv/en/ live results and tracking starts two hours into the event.
There are ten radio control check points; one hundred controls on the course.
There are a number of teams who were selected to carry tracking devices for the duration of the event and other teams who took up the offer of carrying a tracking device.
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Aug 19, 2017 9:48 AM # 
Uncle JiM:
http://wrc2017.rogaining.lv/results/
Aug 19, 2017 11:55 AM # 
jennycas:
Good work by Georgia & Greig!
Maybe not such a good night for Julie & David?
Also, those Russian women are tough...
Aug 21, 2017 8:14 AM # 
bchubb:
Congratulations to Vancouver's Mara Leitane (Orzons), Latvian-Canadian and GVOC member - Women's Open 2nd place!!!

We met her and her team-mate after hoisting a Canadian flag shortly after our arrival at the EC. Then running into her later in downtown Riga, casually asked her how her race went...
Aug 21, 2017 2:23 PM # 
mbo:
and how did your race go, bchubb? I looked at the results but that doesn't tell the story!
Aug 21, 2017 6:04 PM # 
bchubb:
I'm told supporters of the 3rd place aussies who watching results were a bit worried about us during the night ;-) We made mistakes and lost a lot of time on a few legs, visited when we should have been navigating, and were a bit over optimistic in planning. I think we may be avoiding 9 pointers in the future. Highlight was recieving a big bag of cucumbers from a nice lady near the end as we passed on the trail adjacent to her house. And yes we ate a couple of them on the go. Sure were good after 21 hours of cliff bars and gels.

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