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Event Report: NavDash 1 Scotch College

Sunday 2nd August 2020

 Scotch NavDash

It was a chilly start to the day on Sunday but at least not far to go for most for the first NavDash event on the restarted Sprint Series at Scotch College in Swanbourne. 

Our COVID protocols seem to be working well with a fine example of social distancing at the start.

More than 80 people were challenged by the twists and turns of the school campus, a two-sided map and then ending with an open run across the Scotch playing field to reach the finish. 

Hard courses were designed to offer as much route choice as possible and the goal was seemingly achieved with all sorts of routes being taken.  There was a bit of criss-cross and runners needed to keep in contact with the map as it did not allow for much pre-planning of legs. 

Event Report: MTBO 1 Munday Brook

Sunday 19th July 2020 Family MTBO1

It was a chilly start in Karragullen for the first event in the restart program.

This was a combined MTBO/ Trail-O event, brought about as runners were turning up unofficially for MTBO events last year.  With the suggestion that there may be interest, we thought we'd give it a try.  The demand was certainly there.  While some were surprised to find the course lengths for the trail runs were the same as for the MTBO courses, they were not dispirited and a gathering of familiar faces, family groups and enthusiastic first timers provided a convivial atmosphere enjoyed by all. 

Event Report: Bush 2 Lover's Lane

Sunday 12th July 2020 Jan Lovers Lane

The sun shone but numbers were down a little for our second event of the season at Lovers Lane near Toodyay.

Whilst parts of the location were picturesque, some orienteers are not too keen on the quarry location.  Many who came were not enjoying the steeper parts of the terrain or the parrot bush.  However, while there may not have been too much love for the setters despite the venue name, being out in the winter sunshine righted most wrongs and many stayed after the event to picnic and enjoy each other's company with appropriate social distancing.

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