The 1st Mapua Mountaineering Club Orienteering Competition

The 1st Mapua Institute of Technology Orienteering Competition was held on July 13, 2008 in the periphery of Tagaytay Ridge Area, particularly at the footslopes of Mt. Batulao. Participants' endurance and orienteering skills were challenged in the 10 kilometer orienteering race course with an elevation gain of 400 meters. The event was a true test of the participants’ ability to make efficient route choices, to read and interpret the map appropriately as they trudge and made their way from one control point to another. The format emphasized route choices and navigation in rough and demanding terrain to make their way to 10 control points.

Marshalls from the Mapua Mountaineering Club were deployed to their respective control points



25 teams and a total of 80 participants during the course of the orienteering race trekked their way to a number of knolls and hilltops, walked across several streams, and made route choices at each trail bend and junction encountered. 


In the end, Team Ogudnas which consisted of veteran racers Thadeus Festin and Antonio Lavadia emerged as the champion, outrunning and outsmarting 24 other teams in the 1st MITMC Orienteering Competition. An interesting victory for Ramil Delute and Gary Lemon of Team Vios, as what they lack in speed, they pulled out in terms of navigation accuracy grabbing the 1st Runner-up spot. Carina Dayondon and Jose De Vera of Team River came in 2nd Runner-up after several mistakes in their route choices pushed Team Vios to gain the lead against them.

From left to right, Team River and Team Vios  were the teams who bagged the trophy
 as 2nd Runner-up and  1st Runner-up  respectively.

Team Ogudnas were the Champion of the 1st MITMC Orienteering Competition.

Special prizes were also given to Team Save Ipo Dam as "Rookie of the Year" and to Team Kat-Kat, the team which comprised of Everest Summiteer - Leo Oracion and his labrador - Katkat as they emerged "Best in Navigation"
Team Save Ipo Dam and Team Kat-kat

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