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Event Report: MTBO2 Dwellingup/Marrinup

Sunday, 16 May 2021

Although it was showery when putting out controls on the Saturday, it cleared nicely for our mini mountain bike rogaine on Sunday morning. It was fantastic to see so many new families join us, and runners too.

A big thank you to Jack for managing all the entries and computer. The 100 km2 map has been a huge undertaking by Duncan Sullivan and is WA's largest orienteering map. A lot of scouting trips were needed by Hadrien and Ellie to decide where to put the 63 controls for this score event. Many people spotted the trap of heading into the steep topography of the Murray Valley area, instead heading to the NW, and in the end the only victim to cycle round to all of them was Hadrien putting them out.

Many thanks to Jack and Sue Dowling for collecting that area, as well as the other fantastic help we got for control collection from Duncan Sullivan, Seamus Anderson, Carol and Ken Brownlie, Rob Beattie, Anthea Fever and Peter Standen, Richard Beagley and Debbie McKay, Georgie and Rod Russell, and Jeannie and Angela O'Malley and their dog Zoe. And, of course, a big thank you goes to Hadrien and Ellie for making the event happen.

Although it was a 4 hour limit, it was nice to see people come back and enjoy the cafe and cheer finishers as they came in. A lovely spot at the new Dwellingup Trails & Visitor Centre that we'll certainly be using again.

Results are available on Eventor here

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