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Solid turnout for orienteering races

The Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club hosted a pair of races in Whistler this past Sunday, with a short sprint event at Nesters Hill in the morning and a longer event (roughly nine kilometres) in Lost Lake that afternoon.

In the morning sprint, Sweden's Magnus Johansson was the fastest elite racer, completing the course in 23 minutes and 13 seconds. Norwegian visitor Espen Jakobsen was second in 23:32. Louise Oram was third overall in 28:5, with Graeme Rennie placing fourth in 28:59 and Stefano Baccelli of Italy taking fifth in 33:01.

In Expert, Scott Newson was first in 31:14, followed by George Pugh in 35:50 and Hilary Anderson in 37:38. Bruce Rennie and Mick Peatfield rounded out the top five in 38:58 and 40:28 respectively.

In the sport "rogaining" category, Terrence Rascher was first in 26:17, followed by Michel Roberge in 42:27 and Helen Kleynhans in 45:46. The Swan Family finished in 47:57 and the Chalk Family in 48:00.

At Lost Lake, Espen Jackobsen moved into first in elite with a time of 53:35, over 10 minutes faster than the next racer. Graeme Rennie was second in 1:03:58, followed by Louise Oram in 1:15:02, Martin Kleynhans in 1:16:02 and Stefano Baccelli in 1:17:35.

In the expert group it was Russell Porter in front in 1:11:56, followed by Emily Ross in 1:14:02, Brian Ellis in 1:15:29, John Rance in 1:18:55 and Hilary Anderson in 1:20:54.

In the easy category, Madelaine and Martin Pardoe were first and second in 57:19 and 57:25 respectively.

In the sport rogaining group it was Jen Reilly in first in 1:18:50, followed by Heather Adamson in 1:18:52, Michel Roberge in 1:22:19, Terrence Rascher in 1:14:44 and Helen Kleynhans in 1:29:17.


WMSC ski SWAP this weekend

The Whistler Mountain Ski Club is hosting its annual SWAP (Sale With Awesome Prices) fundraiser this weekend at the Turkey Sale, inviting locals to buy and sell their equipment to benefit the club. Each year the swap raises approximately $50,000 for club activities.

The fundraiser takes place from Oct. 7 to 10 at the base of Blackcomb Mountain.

The cost to sell skis and snowboards is $3 per item, plus a 20 per cent commission. You can drop off gear from 3 p.m. on Friday until 1 p.m. on Saturday with the swap opening its doors at 5 p.m. Friday night until 9 p.m. The swap also runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The blowout sale is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday.

You can pick up unsold items after 1 p.m. on Saturday and before 3 p.m. on Sunday. All goods not picked up become the property of the WMSC and will be sold in the blowout sale at a reduced price. Money from sales can be picked up from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Monday.

As well as the swap, local retailers take space at the swap to sell clothing and gear. The retailers are open 5 p.m to 9 p.m. on Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday.