Event report: MetrO 7 Claisebrook
Saturday, 07 January 2023
Mardalup Park, Brown Street, East Perth
A pleasant, if somewhat windy, afternoon greeted about 75 participants at Mardalup Park. There was only one family of newcomers but the activity, especially the mass start, attracted the attention of several passers-by who went away with information and a copy of the map.
The area is smaller than most of our MetrO venues but the southern portion is relatively complex and there were more controls to be visited than is often the case so winning times were close to normal. A computer glitch precluded having a results presentation. Melinda later restored the results and they are available on Eventor. Fastest finishers were Sarah Richards and Ken Post (Short course), Nick Dale and Christine Howitt (Medium course), and Sten Claessens and Ceri Pass (Long course). The “day prizes” go to those people on Short and Medium, and to Vanessa Smith and Tim Sharp on Long. Those prizes can be collected at a future event. Amaia Devillepoix could have won the Long course Female prize but she was asleep crossing the Finish.
Many people helped the event run smoothly (computers notwithstanding). Steve Fletcher checked the map and course before the maps were reprinted, Liisa Hirvonen gave the novice briefing, Melinda Richards managed IT, Anna Napier, Peter Gillon, Helen Bailey, Nick Dale, Tony Simpkins, Tracey Burns, Rosemary Kullmann and Jan Fletcher collected controls, and a band of merry LOST members help set up and pack up. Ian Fletcher set the courses and appreciated the post-run comments received.
MetrO Series Standings are also now available at the MetrO Series 2022-23 page in Eventor.