Belgian national championship night-o
Yesterday evening (08/03) the national championship night orienteering took place in the south of Belgium. 80 parcipators were present and fought for the victory on the map 'Schlommefurt'. In the men elite class the victory went to Bart Delobel, he was faster than Jan Oeyen and Wim Vervoort.
In the women elite class only 3 runners participated. Greet Oeyen won the gold medal, Agnes Sadzot became 2nd and Gisela Hennes 3th.
National cross country championship:
Today (09/03) in Oostende the best runners in Belgium met each other to fight for the victory in the national championship Cross Country. Once again some Belgian orienteers wanted to test their current shape and started in this competition.
In the long distance race the 1st place went to Tom Van Hooste, followed by an Ethiopian runner who won last year. The Belgian orienteer Quentin De Neyer became 71st. At the end he was even visible on the tvscreen (running in his Asub-outfit) because he was doubled by the leading runners.
In the short distance race youngster Kim Ruell took the victory before his teammate Pieter Rijnders. The Belgian elite O-runner Etienne Van Gasse became 12th (same result than last year), only 22 seconds behind the winner. A really nice result. The Belgian veteran orienteer Guido Verdeyen became 111th.
Men long distance: (10481m - 97 participators)
1. VAN HOOSTE TOM 30'48
2. TASAMA FAISA DAME* 31'46
3. JANSSENS HANS 32'02
71. DE NEYER QUENTIN ?
Men Short distance: (2541m - 260 participators)
1. RUELL KIM 6'33
2. RIJNDERS PIETER 6'37
3. MERDJI TAYEB* 6'48
12. VAN GASSE ETIENNE 6'55
111. VERDEYEN GUIDO ?
article about Swiss elite orienteers during their national cross country champs
Last weekend the lipica open took place (2nd day chasing start). In the men elite class Mamleev took the victory, he was 1 minute faster than Gueorgiou. Also Geert Simkens (2/4l) participated in the elite class and became 23th. In the H21A Tom Herremans became 4th. In the resultlist you can check how other Belgian runner performed.
Overall results lipica open
Regionales Genk Sportcentrum - Schlommefurt:
Op zondag vonden in België nog eens 2 regionale wedstrijden plaats. De uitslagen en tussentijden zijn hieronder terug te vinden. De regionale in Schlommefurt sloot aan bij het Belgisch nachtkampioenschap en de kaart zal alvast een goede indicator zijn voor het BK lange afstand in Recht.