Sunday 27th May 2018
Winter arrived in Perth for the NavDash event at the Swan Valley Adventure Camp (Swanleigh). Rain, wind, sunshine and suspension bridges all added to the adventure.
The McFarlane family, from the BO Club, set interesting courses with controls inside airplane cockpits and next to old steam engines. That wobbly suspension bridge made for an interesting creek crossing as running across it made it even more bouncy!
A great mixture of experience orienteers as well as some trying the sport for the first time were in attendance despite the rain. McFarlane hope that everyone enjoyed their courses.
As this was the first State Orienteering League events for the season there were four courses on offer; Long, Medium, Short and Easy. There were plenty of fast times and friendly rivalry within the SOL categories as points were awarded to count to the Orienteer of the Year awards. Today’s event was also a qualifier for those hoping to gain selection in the OAWA Secondary Schools team to travel to South Australia for the School Championships and National events later in the year.
Thank you to Controller Ceri Pass for her guidance and control collection, thanks to Jack and Sue Dowling, Simon Windsor, Phil and Penny Dufty for control collection and pack up assistance. Thanks to Coreen and Melinda for registrations and admin duties. A big thank you to Rob and Lois West for their mentoring.
We hope everyone enjoyed their courses.
Photos from the event and maps can be found at the Orienteering WA Facebook page