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MTBO Weekend 2018 Event Report

RohanSaturday 12th May & Sunday 13th 2018

We were blessed with fine weather for the May Mountain Bike Orienteering Weekend down south. Ricky set and taped courses for both days, taking in the challenging terrain of Wellington Forest (including the single tracks of the Mt Lennard MTB Trails) and the more rideable forestry area of Bussell Brook.

The highlight of finishing on both days was the yummy food (cakes and Tash’s sausages).

Everyone who could pitched in to help as needed. Thanks are due to: Ricky who set and taped the courses before disappearing to remote Queensland; Tash and Jack who stepped in to run the events; computer operator Richard who, with Debbie, also transported a lot of the equipment needed for both days; Ellie who helped put out the controls for the Sunday event and, with Sue, assisted Richard with admin tasks; Tash, Caroline, Debbie and Sue who provided the yummy food for hungry finishers; the Martin family for returning the hire toilet to Bunbury; and control collectors Ellie and Hadrien, Tom, Robert, both Daniels, Mason, Tash and Caroline, and Jack.

Photos from the event and maps can be found at the Orienteering WA Facebook page

Results in Eventor

Wellington Forest

Bussell Brook

Edmund Rice College Event Report

johnjennyenewswebSunday 6th May 2018

Seventy-five orienteers competed in the first bush event of the season on a blustery morning in the beautiful rolling hills and rough bush at Edmund Rice Agricultural College at Bindoon.

Thanks to setters, John and Jenny Major, supported by the KO club for kicking of the 2018 bush foot orienteering season at Edmund Rice College in style.

For those of you who wondered “who is Edmund Rice”? He was the founder of the Christian Brothers, so don’t expect to see his name in the results! Working with John and Jenny Major was controller Chip Lundstrom and the Organiser was Dave Pass and we thank them for a good event, and it’s good to see Chip back orienteering.

A big thank you to all those KO members who brought cakes, another KO cake extravaganza! Thanks to Coreen and Melinda in the caravan and to Vanessa, Ceri, Graham, Heike, Cameron, Luan, Andries and Sten for control collecting and Wendy for general duties

Photos from the event and maps can be found at the Orienteering WA Facebook page

Results in Eventor

Garvey Park NavDash Report

PaulSunday 29th April 2018

Down by the river on a Sunday morning, Garvey Park provided a lovely setting for the NavDash. Paul Dowling set the event, did the set-up, ran the start and kept everything running smoothly for a big crowd, with the help of BO club volunteers. Thanks Paul.

Helping Paul were Andrea Eves and Bryce Crage as instructors, Control collectors Cameron Duncan and Adam Binks while the Administration in the caravan was handled by Cameron Duncan and Jane Punyanitya. In fact, everyone was so efficient that the event was packed up just 50 minutes after course close!

Also at the event was Jenny Casanova, Orienteering Australia’s Technical Director, who had just spent a successful week in WA.

Jenny started her stay in WA by leading a Level 3 Controllers workshop before heading off for a week exploring WA from the Porongurups to Esperance and Wave Rock. In her role as IOF Advisor for the Australian Championship Sprint and Middle Distance WRE events in Narrogin (the weekend after the Australian 3 Day events on the Easter Weekend) she meet with mappers and setters Noel Schoknecht and Tony Simpkins to inspect the areas.

Jenny was impressed commenting that the terrain is “complex, fast and just what is required for some exciting competitions”.
We look forward to the Easter 2019 Carnival with many people following in Jenny’s footsteps and enjoying both some top quality orienteering as well as the beauty of WA’s South and Southwest coast.

Photos from the event and maps can be found at the Orienteering WA Facebook page

Results in Eventor

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