The first edition of the Montreal Short Distance Championships took place in the lower part of Mount Royal, on the revised north section of the map, Mont-Royal Flanc Est. The participants were facing a challenging course, which required full concentration.  In the men’s category, we saw a head to head race with three runners finishing only 44 seconds apart. At control #11, Thomas Schuessler took the lead and stayed at the top until the very end. The women’s class saw an equal  tight race between Lea Fabre and Olga Rayda, with Fabre finishing 48 seconds ahead. Xavier Corbeil finished on top among the Juniors, follwed by Pavel Vlassov, and Vladimir Gavrilov was the fastest in the  Masters class.

Congrats to all the new champions, and thanks to everyone  for coming out and contributing to the great atmosphere. Until next time!

The Results: Overall | Splits by Class | Splits by Course

GPS track by Sven von Fellenberg, who finished 2nd.

Alexandra Paille, 3rd in the women’s category, at control #4.

Head to head: The top three runners in the men’s category were only 44 seconds apart. From left to right: Francis Falardeau, Thomas Schuessler and Sven von Fellenberg.

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