2018 Sprint Championship Event Report

statechampsSunday 15th July 2018

A brand new map, covering the intricate pathways of Willetton Senior High School and Burrendah Primary School provided plenty of challenges for competitors with courses designed to maximize route choice on every leg. Grey clouds loomed over the event but thankfully the rain held off and everyone stayed dry.

Thanks to everyone that helped make the event possible, in particular the controller Dan Greig, the organiser Heike Behrbohm, and the caravan towers Dave Pass and Wendy Hobley. Thank you also to everyone that helped out at the event with the start and control collecting, Vanessa Smith, Sten Claessens, and the entire Braid family. Finally, thanks to Richard Matthews, Nicole Davis, and Helen Bailey for organising and conducting the presentations.

Cameron Duncan

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Jumbuck Hill Event Report

Jumbuck 1Sunday 8th July 2018

The river was flowing and the courses made the most of the views as a host of orienteers enjoyed the Jumbuck Hill map at Walyunga National Park. A great way to spend a Sunday morning. School holidays saw lots of families enjoying the day out too.

With a lovely sunny day and close proximity to Perth the event saw lots of newcomers come and try orienteering for the first time. We really hope you enjoyed your time and will come and join us again. Volunteers who helped on the day to make the event happen were Sue Dowling, Lois and Rob West, Phil Dufty, Hadrien Devillepoix, Jen Porter, Eleanor Sansom and Rob Beattie. Your help was much appreciated.

Wondering what an orienteering map and course look like? Check out the maps and photos from the event of the at the Orienteering WA Facebook page and see how you would have tackled it from the comfort of your armchair.

Rachel West and Craig Dufty

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Umuna Event Report

Umuna SOL 2018 Lily 855x1024Sunday 24th June 2018

Umuna, out in West Dale near Beverley, is a magnificent hill on a farm with beautiful green paddocks and plentiful ewes and lambs. And many rocks; flat rocks, round rocks, small rocks, large rocks and huge rocks – all so scenic and lovely. Add some terrific courses and you have perfect orienteering. Bonus points to the setters for having the start and finish within metres of the registration caravan.

Today was the Long Course State Orienteering League long course event, hosted by the LOST club, meaning that points in the Orienteer of the Year award were up for grabs. The fast running courses with open areas, bare rock and granite outcrops tested the skills of the competitors. Post run, the calm sunny day made for pleasant picnic lunches while enjoying the fabulous outlook over the countryside.

Thanks to setters Noel Schoknecht and Nick Dale, controller Russell Candy for the courses. Peter Gillon once again towed the caravan, and along with others unpacked and re-packed it. Set up and pack away, instructing and control collecting were willingly carried out by Mike Howe, Richard Mathews and Nicole Davis, Edward Plummer, Anthea Feaver, Robert Greig, Gary Aitken, Toivo Pedaste, Simon Thomas, Rosemary Kullmann, Helen Bailey, so many thanks to all our happy helpers. I am sure all appreciated the toilet, towed and set up by Alan and I. Cake makers, as usual, did a sterling job with a delicious choice available.

It was the kind of orienteering day that provided all the good things about the sport.

Photos from the event and maps can be found at the Orienteering WA Facebook page

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