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Event Report: MetrO 5 Dianella

Dianella Regional Open Space, Dianella

The Dianella Regional Open Space was first mapped by Bryan Hardy in the early 1980s, and was used for summer night orienteering events at that time.

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Event Report: MetrO 4 Bannister Creek

Ferndale Park, Dampier Way, Ferndale

Although it was one of the hottest days we've had so far in this MetrO season there was a good turn out for the Bannister Creek event. The trees around the creek and Canning River offered

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Event Report: MetrO 3 Swan View

Brown Park Recreation & Community Centre, Salisbury Road, Swan View

Seventy-four participants took part in the event at Swan View in rather hot conditions with competitors seeking the shade before the start. Fortunately,

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Event Report: MetrO 1 Mt Claremont

Mt Claremont Primary School

The MetrO season has been ushered in with beautiful weather greeting us at the first event, which was held in Mt Claremont. There was a good turnout of 84 entries, including a few teams to bring

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Event Report: MetrO 2 Burrendah

Willetton Playgroup, 6 Kingfisher Loop, Willetton

Eighty nine participants attended the second MetrO event for the season on the Burrendah map. The area provided free flowing route choices around the streets and parklands of

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Event Report: Bush 13 Marginata

Spring sunshine drew regular orienteers and those looking for a family day out to the southern end of Marginata. Several large family groups enjoyed the E level course that took spectacular advantage of water was actually flowing in the main creek. On the harder courses mainly open running combined with pockets of complex rock made for some interesting loop courses.

While event day went smoothly, there were several challenges and false starts during the setting process. The original

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Event Report: Bush 12 Wundabiniring

It was a Wundaful spring day with even the lakes on the Pony Road access track having shrunk to passable levels.  Fewer full members than expected attended but numbers were made up by more than twenty Casuals, one of whom was lucky enough to have her mobile phone retrieved by Ian Clayton from half way round her course.

There was some confusion when control description slips for a couple of courses did not always match the versions on the maps but courses were well planned to

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Event Report: Bush 11 WA Club Relay Champs

We were lucky with the weather - it rained heavily on the way to the event and then cleared. The courses, set by Jack and Paul, were complex. Competitors had to take care to tag the correct controls as there were nearly 50 controls in a compact area with many being on rock features. The Paterson's Curse was prolific - this made running harder and also concealed the many small rocks that tripped up a few orienteers. Despite these challenges, almost all competitors completed their courses. BO

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Event Report: NavDash 6 ECU Mt Lawley

ECU provided a great venue for the sixth NavDash in the series. The setters made good use of the multiple buildings, gardens and small alleys to give participants challenging courses. 

Sten Claessens prevailed on the long course, with Hadrien and Craig close behind. On the Short hard course Amy Dufty sprinted well to be first, 2 minutes ahead of senior Ken Brownlie.  Newcomers Marcus and Aria Simpson can be pleased with their win on the Easy course.

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Event Report: Go for 2 & 5 WA Primary Schools Orienteering Champs

Fred Jacoby Park, Mundaring

Fortunately for all, the rain forecast for Wednesday 18th August had finished by the time the Primary Schools Champs at Fred Jacoby Park were held. Over 350 students participated and judging from comments and written feedback from their teachers they thoroughly enjoyed the day and their courses set by Ian Fletcher. Participants could choose to run as individuals in the boys or girls 10 or 11-12 year old age groups or

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Event Report: Malmalling Middle Distance Champs

A beautiful warm and sunny day welcomed orienteers to the Middle Distance Championships.

There had been a lot of rain recently and many of the watercourses were flowing. On the Thursday before the event, the southern road was a flowing stream and a dry ditch had become a 3 m wide torrent, so some last minute changes had to be made to the Easy and Very Easy courses. The terrain was varied with some fast open forest, slower patches of mature grass trees and complex rock detail on the

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Event Report: Willeton Sprint SOL

At last, a sunny and warm orienteering event! Around 90 people enjoyed the courses set by Sten Claessens and Russell Candy on Saturday afternoon. We were promised intricate pathways and we certainly received them. The map, which encompasses Willetton SHS, Burrendah Primary School and Castlereagh School, was originally produced by Paul Dowling in 2018 but was updated by Sten Claessens this year.

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