Event Wrap: Australian 3 Day Championship
19 West Australian orienteers enjoyed the Easter 2018 Australian 3 Day in Tasmania. Congrats to Carol Brownlie (W65) and Mike Howe (M75) who had a very successful weekend and both won their class in the Australian 3 Day.
A warm up event at registration on Thursday in the Domain Park in Central Hobart, was followed by a sprint / prologue event at the University of Tasmania campus in Sandy Bay. A scenic spot but like much of Hobart hilly, so not the typical flatter sprint that sandgropers might be used to but a great fun area with lots of twists, turns, stairs and thinking.
The main Australian 3 Day was held over 2 areas, one north of Hobart with rocks, slopes and subtle gullies, while the last day made use of an “Adventure Centre” with all sorts of features on the map. Great variety and a great carnival from the Orienteering Tasmania team.
Next year we’ll all get to enjoy the event in our own backyard with the Easter 2019 in Western Australia.
Photos from the event and maps can be found at the Orienteering WA Facebook page