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Event Report: Swan Valley Adventure Centre

A bright sunny autumn morning saw around 80 competitors make their way around some challenging and interesting courses.
The map is a nice mixture of buildings, open paddocks, some more vegetated areas around dry creek beds and some adventure game structures.

Results can be found here.

There were some fast

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Event Report - Perth Waldorf Sprint

Today's event at the Perth Waldorf School was to be my final at setting in WA and I was ever so pleased that the school allowed us access. I had mapped the school in July last year and it was so very complex that I needed two field trips to get everything right and even then I found errors when out course checking (and sadly more when putting out controls but nothing major so I had hoped no-one would notice). The natural bush setting (and the occasional quenda or rabbit sighting) added to

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Event Report - Claisebrook MetrO 11

tRicky had been preparing for the Claisebrook event for quite some time, being a new and very complex map (for a Metro event) there were a lot of decisions to make about CP locations, probable pedestrian traffic and a number of busy roads through the map causing OOB headaches.  As it turned out there were more important issues to deal with such as a possible cricket final on the same night (avoided), then the lockdown (ended the day prior) and finally the remnants of a tropical cyclone

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Event Report - NavDash 1 Gosnells

A windy but fine morning saw 65 people competing at the first NavDash of the year, starting in the pleasant grounds of the Gosnells Civic Centre and moving out to the riverside bushland of Centennial Pioneer Park and briefly into the Gosnells shopping area.

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Event Report - Mullaloo MetrO 9

Saturday 23rd January

Mullaloo scene

The MetrO event at Mullaloo was the last of 4 in the Joondalup area.  Weather was certainly different being on the coast in the afternoon - at best described as "a pleasant cool change with a sea breeze" - when sitting/standing around for a while, it was

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Event Report - Bibra Lake MetrO 10

Saturday 30th JanuaryBibra Lake MetrO 2021

At first sight Bibra Lake is an unlikely prospect for a MetrO event, with the land being strung out around the extensive swampland. However, it provides a variety of terrain and consequently some substantial route choice options. The Short course could be

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Event Report - North Freo MetrO 8

Saturday 16th JanuaryOptimal long NFreo resized

A fun but challenging time was had by all in the heat of North Freo on Saturday. The course setter (Noel Schoknecht) sat out this event at home – in isolation, after returning from Christmas and New Year with his Mum in Melbourne, so it was left to

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Event Report - Kingsley MetrO 6

Saturday 12th DecemberKingsley2020map

A fine afternoon with a cooling sea breeze saw 81 starters, including about 15 novices and a pleasing number of recent first-timers, gathered to explore the remnant bush of Shepherds Bush and the surrounding

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Event Report - Shelley MetrO 7

Saturday 9th JanuaryShelley2021

After a scorching week the weather cooled down somewhat to allow the Shelley event to go ahead with 72 competitors / groups participating.  The course was set by junior Kate Braid with good feedback from the short course competitors who noted that all first four finishes took different

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Event Report - Cottesloe MetrO 5

Saturday 5th Decembercottmetro2020

Cottesloe proved to be a superb setting for this week’s Metro event with controls within the main suburb and in various nooks and crannies as well as along the beach front. One control on the groyne ended up being wave drenched due to the brisk wind giving runners a

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Event Report - Warwick MetrO 4

Saturday 28th NovemberMetro 4 Warwick shortest Medium route

Intrepid orienteers enjoyed a beautiful, if not brisk, day out in the inviting Warwick Bushland last Saturday. Very fast runners managed to win the three courses with less than perfect routes. Isaac Madden took out the Short course by 3 minutes

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Event Report - Samson MetrO 3

Saturday 21st NovemberEddieSamson

The third MetrO series event for this season was held in excellent weather conditions in Samson. It was great to see a large number of newcomers trying out orienteering for the first time!

The bush tracks in Sir Frederick Samson Memorial Reserve and the intricate street pattern in the

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Event Report - Joondalup Lakeside Metro 2

Saturday 14th NovemberJoondalup2020Metro

The unseasonal weather forecast for the second MetrO event didn’t stop 69 people, including about a dozen novices, arriving at Joondalup to take part. There was an ominous, short heavy shower just before the event briefings but then almost no rain until after controls were

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Event Report - Thornlie MetrO 1

Saturday 7th November

Thornlie2020 mThe first event of the MetrO season in Thornlie provided participants with a good mix of urban and semi-urban areas with the river to cross via one of the two bridges or the log crossing for an adventurous challenge (as far as this setter's aware no-one fell in).  Controls

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Event Report: Bush 3 Umuna SOL Long

Sunday 26th July 2020 Umuna SOL

Clouds and rain cleared to reveal blue skies and expansive hilltop views for the Umuna event.  Open paddocks and dispersed woodland made for mostly unutilised fast conditions. Plodding orienteers and scattering

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