WA wins MTBO state shield!


A hard fought battle across the three rounds of the National Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships held in Dwellingup over the weekend saw WA triumphant over strong Vic, NSW and Qld competition to win the state shield for the first time in ten years.  The last time we won the shield was also on home soil in 2006.  WA riders overwhelmed the competition in the sprint and middle distance events although Victoria fought back to win the long event but not enough to take the trophy.  Congratulations to everyone involved and thanks to all riders, volunteers and officials for making this a successful weekend.

State shield points

  NSW Qld Vic WA
Sprint 20 5 27 38
Middle 16 14.5 19.5 34
Long 14 11 32 24
  50 30.5 78.5 96

WA winners of the MTBO National Series are:

M12: Connor Martin
M21: Ricky Thackray
W16: Lily McFarlane
W50: Debbie McKay (joint with Kay Haarsma, SA)

Our National Champions are:

M12: Connor Martin (s/m/l)
M14: Riley Martin (s/l) + Mason Eves (m)
M21: Ricky Thackray (s)
W40: Andrea Eves (s)
W50: Debbie McKay (s/m/l)


Week 3: Leeming


Metro Series 2016-17

Saturday 29 October

No metro event this week due to MTBO Champs but we'll be back on Saturday 29 October (mass start at 5pm, register from 4:15pm) at Leeming Primary School. Click here for event details.  

Click here for the Metro Series event calendar. Click here for resuls so far.

For those who are not familiar with the Metro series; orienteering events are held in and around metropolitan parks and reserves throughout the suburbs of Perth. These are held most Saturday evenings when it is too hot for running in the bush by day.

As always, there are various courses available, ranging from 3-8 km in length.

New to metro series? Click here to find out more information. Metro series is a great place to start if you are new. Instruction is given. Its a great opportunity to meet new people, continue your fitness and orienteering challenges throughout the summer. See you there!

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