Saturday 15th - Sunday 16th October, 2022
Albany's ADHOC is organising a weekend of south coast orienteering for the middle of October.
Over 100 competitors made it out to the WA Long Distance Championships at Malmalling East. Apart from those misled by signs that were turned around by ‘pranksters’ on motor bikes, most competitors reached the start on time. The terrain was less rough and rocky than experienced in recent events and winning times indicated that the courses were age appropriate, although the range of times suggested that they still provided quite a few people with challenges.
Changes to terrain at universities seem to be unpredictable but fortunately the music event in the pre-start area was over by noon, and the temporary fencing surrounding a control on course 1 was dismantled enough in time to allow access and exit along mapped routes. We had been warned about a wedding which may be why car parking was less easy than expected.