WA Classic Event Report
The bush sprint map of Pre-Frazzle, first used at Easter 2011, provided a great venue for a complex Middle Distance event on Day One while Sunday was classic distance orienteering on Hill Park Dale, a nearby area with a mix of open running and extremely complex rock detail to challenge all comers. The event had biggest attendance of the year at a Foot Orienteering event with most people attending both of the days in cool but dry conditions.
Those that completed the same course on both days were eligible for the WA Classic Awards (Toblerone bars and WA Classic bookmarks) for the male and female place getters on each course.
Some tight contests were evident over the 2 days, with Henry McNulty taking with win on the Expert 1 course from Tomas Krayca in a time of 86:48 minutes to Tomas in 87:40 minutes. Craig Dufty held onto third in a time of 92:09 with a clean run on day two.
For the men on the other courses Cameron Duncan held off Simon Windsor and Andrew Martin to claim victory on the Expert Two course. Tony Simpkins won over Dan Greig to take first place on Expert 3 while Ken Brownlie claimed the win on Expert 4. Oliver Martin took the honours on Active 1 with Sam Windsor the overall winner on Starter 2 and Shaun Richards was 1st male on Starter 1.
Notable performances for female awards saw Rachel West (Expert 1), Ceri Pass ( Expert 2); Carol Brownlie (Expert 3), Anthea Feaver (Expert 4), Natasha Sparg (Active 1) and Josie Duncan (Starter 2) all claimed top spot. Kate Braid was first on Starter 1 in her first 2 day event.