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Mt Pleasant Report

punchingracenewsMetro Series: 17th February 2018

One of the more pleasant ways to explore Perth is with a map in hand at the Metro Series, as orienteers discovered at Mt Pleasant on Saturday afternoon. River views, lakes and parks all featured on the map. Keen orienteers parked up to 2kms away, while several rode their bikes to get to the Mt Pleasant Metro Series event.

The orienteers were rewarded by an interesting new Simmo map, with courses taking in a steep hill and three wetland areas. Alex Tarr from Victoria took out the Short course, while Oliver Martin blitzed the hill to win Medium by 10 minutes. Sten Claessens won the Long course by avoiding the hill, and Mark Newhouse was the first mountain biker home.

Simon Windsor and Ken Post witnessed a motor-cycle crash and stopped to help the (uninjured) rider. Thank you to the event helpers including Rosemary Kullmann and Jennifer Binns (registration), and Rosemary, Richard Matthews, Phil Taylor, Polly & Steve Lock, and Moreen & Alan Cox for control collection. Jack & Sue Dowling collected the punch cards and produced results for Eventor, while Rob West and Nicole Davis were the on-the-day photographers.

Results in Eventor

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

The Metro Series allocates point from each event to count for overall series winners. You can check your current points total weekly in Eventor.
Series Results in Eventor

See everyone next week at Bayswater for the last event in the 2017 - 2018 Metro Series.

Swanbourne Report

Metro Series: 10th February 2018

TAllcontrolMapSwanbournehe last Metro score event for the series saw a strong turn out with a crowd of around 100 people enjoying the slight(!) hills, the cooling sea breeze and comparing route choices at the challenging Swanbourne score event.

From locals giving orienteering a go to international visitors on foot or on bike there was something for everyone. BO and LOST also had their AGM’s pre and post event, while a survey was conducted to gain some feedback on score events, yesterday’s attendees were certainly in favour of them!

Thanks to; Noel Schoknecht for setting a very interesting and challenging course, Richard Matthews, Nicole Davis and Jennifer Binns for set up and packing up; control collection by Ann Napier, Rosemary Kullmann, Tony Simpkins, Moreen and Alan Cox plus Noel and his trusty scooter. A big thank you to Nicole Davis for running the registration and results software computer while Jack Dowling processed and published the results. Many thanks to everyone who helps makes these events possible.

Congratulations to Sten who managed to do the event twice, once on his own winning the course with 580 points and then went out again shadowing his son Ruben and picked up another 205 points. Bjarne Friedrichs visiting from Germany went out on his bike and cleared the course, for 600 points, with just under 10 minutes to spare.

Results in EventorResults in Eventor

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

The Metro Series allocates point from each event to count for overall series winners. You can check your current points total weekly in Eventor.
Series Results in Eventor

See everyone next week at Mt Pleasant. With just 2 events left in which to gain valuable points for the Metro Series points table it's time to make each event count!

Shelley Foreshore Report

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After a hot and humid afternoon the sea breeze arrived just in time for close to a hundred orienteers to enjoy the first event on the Shelley Foreshore reserve.

Apart from a swarm of bees that descended on the start area at the during the setup and then moved off to hang around control 20 everyone enjoyed the area and the courses that they chose (maybe!).

Thanks go to Dave Pass, Wendy Hobley, John and Jenny Major, Sten Claessens, Heike Behrbohm, Cameron Duncan, Ceri Pass and Graham, Kate, Lachy and Rohan Braid for doing all the jobs that make up an orienteering event.

Results in Eventor

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

The Metro Series allocates point from each event to count for overall series winners. You can check your current points total weekly in Eventor.
Series Results in Eventor

See everyone next week near the beach at Swanbourne. With just 3 events left in which to gain valuable points for the Metro Series points table it's time to make each score count.