Event Report - Cottesloe MetrO 5

Saturday 5th Decembercottmetro2020

Cottesloe proved to be a superb setting for this week’s Metro event with controls within the main suburb and in various nooks and crannies as well as along the beach front. One control on the groyne ended up being wave drenched due to the brisk wind giving runners a complimentary shower to avoid overheating!

The event commenced at the Civic Centre where an additional mini-sprint map added to the complexity of route planning.

The two controls at the end of sand paths onto the beach aimed at nudging runners into considering a beach run weren’t entirely popular and sensibly slower beach running seemed to be have been generally avoided. It was wonderful to see many newcomers for the run.

First runner in for the day was Duncan Sullivan, with in the male category Ken Brownlie storming in a little while later to be second closely followed by Rohan Braid. Jo Addy’s group came first in the female category then Susan Coleman and Amy Dufty.

Event Report - Warwick MetrO 4

Saturday 28th NovemberMetro 4 Warwick shortest Medium route

Intrepid orienteers enjoyed a beautiful, if not brisk, day out in the inviting Warwick Bushland last Saturday. Very fast runners managed to win the three courses with less than perfect routes. Isaac Madden took out the Short course by 3 minutes from Ruben Claessens, who is improving every week. Amy Dufty just pipped Jessica Madden by 4 seconds to be the fastest woman.

Liam Dufty had an even bigger margin on the Medium course, leading in Cedric Gros by over 5 minutes. Marlene Flett was fastest woman for the second time, just a minute behind Cedric, and in an impressive first season has quickly picked up the essential MetrO route-finding skills. Caitlin Madden was 2nd woman, which Zali Dale will be keen to avenge next time!

Event Report - Samson MetrO 3

Saturday 21st NovemberEddieSamson

The third MetrO series event for this season was held in excellent weather conditions in Samson. It was great to see a large number of newcomers trying out orienteering for the first time!

The bush tracks in Sir Frederick Samson Memorial Reserve and the intricate street pattern in the surrounding suburb made for interesting route choice decisions that kept many participants second guessing themselves until the end. On the short course, Duncan Sullivan came through for his second win in the series and Rosalie McCauley scored her first. On the medium course, Paul Dowling denied Nick Dale for the second time this season, while Daisy McCauley won by a margin of over 10 minutes. On the long course, in what's probably a MetrO series first, the first three finishers were all women. Ceri Pass took first place, and on the men's side Eddie Plummer scored his maiden MetrO win.

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