dinsdag, juli 15, 2008
maandag, juli 14, 2008
Vanaken is Delobel
Fabien Pasquasy was het niet volledig eens met deze analyse. Ik kon me niet kwalificeren omdat ik technisch te slecht was, aldus Pasquasy.
Wereldkampioen werden de Noorse Anne Margrethe Hausken en de Rus Andrey Khramov.
zondag, juli 13, 2008
Vanaken: "Belgen te traag"
Bart Delobel ging tot het uiterste, maar met twee foutjes van 10 seconden was de finaleplaats gaan vliegen. Ook de andere belgen haalden het niet.
maandag, juli 07, 2008
4th National Event - Behême
... in which Fabien Pasquasy "took it easy" and won with a 17:51 gap to number 2.
As Fabien indicated, the area was "nice and tricky": the southern area of the map was unmapped before, and was a typical Ardennes style valley. The northern part of the map was already used for the Belgian Championship Long Distance in 2006 and had detailed vegetation, much like the maps used for the Belgian 3 days (also the JEC 2008 maps).
Both areas were difficult, as can be seen on Fabien's map.
As is fashionable these days, most runners received advice from their coaches before the race to start jogging as soon as a mistake was made, since the terrain was obviously too technical and when looking at the splits, it almost seems like everyone made a mistake towards control one, except for Fabien. Reality, of course, was slightly different. Even if you are able to run a good leg, Fabien invariably is 30 seconds faster. Even though most Flemish runners never trained better before than the previous months, everywhere Fabien takes one step, they need two. We are anxiously checking our spam folder for "leg enlargement" proposals, in vain.
Fabien was one of the last runners to start. After our race, we were discussing what time he would be able to run today and our conclusion was somewhere in the low 1h30's. When he arrived, we thought he ran only a small part of the race and took it easy on that part. Wrong.
The battle for the second place was more interesting and was eventually won by Christophe Bernard, who was 2,5 minutes faster than number 3, Jan Oeyen.
In the women's class, Greet Oeyen also confirmed that she's ready for WOC, since she was 7 minutes faster than Aline Hermans and Severine Vandermeulen.
Etienne Van Gasse has been injured for the last month. The national event was going to be a test to see if he was able to run normally again. It does not look that way. He might, however, still be able to run the sprint distance.
zondag, juli 06, 2008
JWOC: New Swedish gold
zaterdag, juli 05, 2008
JWOC: Swedish Long distance
1. Johan Runesson Sweden 72:22
2. Timo Sild Estonia 72:34
3. Matthias Kyburz Switzerland 72:36
4. Erik Sagvolden Norway 72:38
5. Olle Boström Sweden 72:40
6. Leo Laakkonen Finland 74:08
1. Jenny Lönnkvist Sweden 55:12
2. Beata Falk Sweden 55:50
3. Siri Ulvestad Norway 56:25
4. Marine Leloup France 58:30
5. Karine D`Harreville France 58:34
6.Venla Niemi Finland 58:51
vrijdag, juli 04, 2008
WMOC: resultaten Belgen
donderdag, juli 03, 2008
JWOC: Middle Final: Results
In the A-final men, no Belgian runners were present. The Swedish team performed very strong, they were with 5 runners on top of the list (5 runners in top10). Also the winner Johan Runesson (OK Tisaren) is from Sweden. He was faster than Ulf Forseth Indgaard from Norway and Sören Bobach from Danmark. Olli-Markus Taivainen (Finland) was at the prewarning still in 2nd position, but he lost 2 places in the end. The fight for place 2 till 5 was very close. Below you can see the top6.
1. Johan Runesson 30'45
2. Ulf Forseth Indgaard 31'16
3. Sören Bobach 31'19
4. Olli-Markus Taivainen 31'21
5. Olle Boström 31'29
6. Pelle Engstrand 32'06
Johan Runesson (picture: orientering.se)
The Finnish runner Venla Niemi, member of Tampereen Pyrintö, will become 18years old next week. But she doesn't need to wait to celebrate because she took the victory today. Yesterday she was still 2nd in the A-heat but today she was faster than Beate Falk from Sweden and Karine D'Harreville from France. The results are visible below.
1. Venla Niemie 28'29
2. Beate Falk 29'03
3. Karine D'Harreville 29'12
4. Anna Forsberg 29'30
5. Jenny Lönnkvist 29'40
6. Marika Teini 29'47
47. Miek Fabre 40'38
59. Elisabeth Henkes 47'16
In the male class, the best Belgian runner is Jochen Verdeyen. He qualified yesterday for the B-final. But today he didn't start in the B-final, probably because of his injury. We wonder or he'll start at the long distance in 2 days.
1. Lucas Basset 29'23
2. Andrea Seppi 30'45
3. Jakub Zimmerman 31'15
Jochen verdeyen did not start.
Today 3 Belgian male runners participated in the C-final. They announced that they would take the C-final as a training. They wanted to become more selfconfident by running this C-final. Wouter Leeuws did a good race and became 3th. Gilles Deneyer finished 8th and O-ringen winner Jeremy Genar 15th. The results are visible below:
1. Jacek Morawski 20.37
2. Matjaz Stanfel 22.38
3. Wouter Leeuws 23.16
8. Gilles Deneyer 25.54
15. Jeremy Genar 28.19
More information about the Middle final (results, maps,...)
woensdag, juli 02, 2008
A-finales voor Fabré en Henkes
In de C-omloop eindigde Miek Fabré 13e op 5 minuten van winnares Jenny Lönnkvist, die de tegenstand op een hoopje liep. Elisabeth Henkes was 20 seconden trager in dezelfde omloop en werd daarmee 16e.
Ze zorgen hiermee voor de eerste A-finale op de middenafstand sinds Thomas van der Kleij in Zwitserland 2005.
In de herenreeks werd de door blessures geteisterde Jochen Verdeyen 32e in de C omloop, op 6:42 van de winnaar, 2:26 van de A-finale. Hij mag hiermee morgen de B finale lopen.
De rest van het team loopt de C finale. Jeremy Genar werd 49e in de C omloop, Wouter Leeuws 52e in de A omloop en Gilles De Neyer 55e in de B omloop. Ze verslikten zich kennelijk in het moeilijke Zweedse terrein. Het is dan ook uitkijken naar de commentaren achteraf.
Kaarten en uitslagen zijn ook al terug te vinden. Die van de Dames C-omloop echter op moment van schrijven niet.