Event report: Primary School Championships

Wednesday, 30 August 2023

Manning Park, Spearwood

The Orienteering Association of Western Australia (OWA) held the 2023 WA Primary Schools Go for 2 & 5 Orienteering Championships at Manning Park on Wednesday 30th August. The organising team and participants enjoyed the beautiful spring weather. Over 90 students from four schools participated. Twenty volunteers from OAWA helped run the event and Nathan Johnston from the City of Cockburn ensured the event went smoothly.

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Event report: Nangaguringguring

Sunday, 27 August 2023

On Sunday we returned to the lovely bush terrain of Ngangaguringguring with courses set by Rachel West and assisted by Craig Dufty. About 70 competitors ran in the event despite a clash with the first City to Surf post-Covid19. The weather ended up being quite warm, enough so that particularly the longer course competitors said they wilted slightly as they had to adjust after the cooler wintery conditions of more recent events.

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Event report: MTBO Long Distance Championships

Sunday, 20 August 2023

MTBO came out of its hibernation last Sunday for the 2023 long championships, held at Mt Gunjin.  

The weather held fair. The courses were reasonable - marked by long legs with a number of route choices (particularly once the contours of Mt Gunjin were taken into account). Only Ben Coetzer braved the double black diamond ‘Luvin Shovels’ single track option for the leg to the finish, noting ‘it was a lot longer than it looks on the map’.

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Acknowledgement of country

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Orienteering WA acknowledges the Noongar people, the Traditional and continuing Custodians of the land on which we gather to enjoy our sport, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.