New Zealand Team Second at World Rogaining Champs

Defending champions from 2006, Chris Forne and Dennis de Monchy of Christchurch, finished second at the 8th World Rogaining Championships, held in Karula, Estonia. In the 24-hour endurance orienteering event, Forne and de Monchy scored 300 points, four behind the winning Russian team. 170 teams competed in the men's open class, with the total across all classes being 336. The winning women's team of Alida Abola & Baiba Ozola of Latvia finished 21st overall with 251 points.

The Christchurch junior pairing of Tim Farrant & Georgia Whitla, won the mixed junior team title from three other teams, finishing second of the 14 junior teams (men, women, mixed) and placing 101st overall. The 60-somethings trio of Bill & Anne Kennedy and Peter Squires successfully defended their mixed super vets title from 15 teams, placing 135th overall.


Men's open

1. Evgeney Dombroskiy, Pavel Shestakov Russia 304
2. Dennis de Monchy, Chris Forne New Zealand 300
3. Oleg Kalinin, Sergey Yashchenko Russia 288 (3rd on time)
4. Silver Eensaar, Rain Eensaar Estonia 288
5. Seppo Makinen, Ville Neimela Finland 286

Other (selected) New Zealand results

Julian Maclaren, Emily Wall, 190 points, 30th Mixed open
Tim Farrant, Georgia Whitla, 186, 1st Mixed junior
Dave Laurie, Bruce Meder, 176, 5th Men's super vets (over 55)
Bill Kennedy, Anne Kennedy, Peter Squires, 166, 1st Mixed super vets
Simon Rea, Justin Rea, Michael Wood, 133, 46th Men's vets
Emma de Lacey, Guy de Lacey, 116, 35th Mixed vets
Lance Farrar, Gordon Smith, 106, 35th Men's vets
Richard Davies, Hamish McGregor, 105, 92nd, Mixed open.

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