Saturday 7th December 2019
MetrO Series no. 6 for 2019/20 was held at Bassendean, with a pleasant cool change after a very hot week, and even a couple of showers earlier in the afternoon. The course included a new area to the North, with compulsory crossing points for Guildford Road and the Midland Rail line, and took in Success Hill Reserve and parts of historic Bassendean town centre.
Ken Brownlie won the Short course from Amy Dufty, albeit with a sub-optimal route, while Nick Dale just pipped Liam Dufty in a sprint finish for the Medium course, with Nick’s route being one of the two shortest possible. Monika Swierk was the fastest woman on Medium.
The anticipated battle between Ricky Thackray and Sten Claessens did not eventuate after Sten sprained an ankle early, leaving Ricky a clear winner from Ben Windsor, with Ceri Pass the leader of a close pack of four women.
The event was partially spoiled by some wayward youths who stole a control near the Success Hill jetty, but everyone who went there was credited with the control. Apologies if you lost time looking for it; these days our control placement at MetrO events is very accurate, and controls are not hidden, so if your control is not there don’t spend too much time searching.
The map was updated and courses set by Tony Simpkins. As usual, Rosalie McCauley set up the computers for registration and results, while Jennifer Binns and Moreen Cox assisted with registration and Meet & Greet. Thanks to Rachel West for doing the novice briefing, and to the control collectors: Helen Bailey, Rob Beattie, Penny & Phil Dufty, Sophie Giles and Hunter Giles-Shanley, and Ricky Thackray. Rob & Lois West and Sharon McFarlane assisted with the pack-up.
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