Come along to this weekend's Be Active Metro Series orienteering event and enjoy the vast, open expanse of parklands bordering Lake Joondalup. This map also takes in the Wanneroo Showgrounds and other parkland areas and is a great location for an evening picnic. There is also a large playground nearby for the kids to play on afterwards.
There will be three courses with simple navigation – Short (2-3kms), Medium (5-6kms), or Long (7-9kms). Beginners are most welcome, and you can walk, jog or run to find the control points, using the special map provided.
Registration for Saturday’s event opens at 4.15pm on and a Beginners’ Briefing will be conducted at around 4.45pm. Presentations will be held at the usual time of 6.15pm.
The event assembly area is at Scenic Drive Recreation Centre, Scenic Drive in Wanneroo (near the corner of Church Street). Look out for the Be Active banners.
Note that the following weekend (January 26) there will be no event due to the Australia Day holiday. The series will resume on February 2 and continue until the end of February.
Forrestfield South results
The updated map at Forrestfield South was well received by competitors with the main comments being about the interesting control locations (which included some on the cross country equestrian course) and the vast parkland areas providing enjoyable running. For those that missed it, the winners were Shane Lewis taking out his first win, possibly ever, on the long course after Steve Fletcher came up one control short; Lee Holliday going back-to-back on the medium ahead of Rachel West; and Bryan Hardy winning the short over ever-reliable 2nd place getter Kellie Martin, still searching for her first win of the year. There have now been seven different winners over the course of seven events on the short!