Event Report - Samson MetrO 3
Saturday 21st November
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.
Thanks go to Ruben Claessens for helping to plan the courses, prepare the map, and put out controls. Thanks also to Rosalie McCauley and Melinda Richards for handling the IT side of things, to Ceri Pass for providing the novice briefing, to Dave and Ceri Pass, Jennifer Porter and Moreen Cox for meeting and greeting the many newcomers, and to all of the control collectors: Matthew, Susan and Joseph Coleman, John and Jennifer Major, Vanessa Smith, Dave and Ceri Pass, Kate and Rohan Braid, and Tony Simpkins on his new super-duper scooter.
Last but not least a big thank you to Sten Claessens for making us all think hard about our route choices.
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