Event report: NavDash 2 Russell's Gully
Sunday, 12 March 2023
Russell's Gully, Beeches Mews, Brigadoon
Without rain, the ground at Brigadoon was rock hard and making holes for control stands was very difficult. Many of the control stands had a little rock cairn for support. Fortunately, this map does not have any shortage of small rocks.
Sunday morning of this event was clear and sunny with a slight easterly breeze. Later in the morning the later finishers, had to cope with 30-degree heat. 70 competitors made the trip up into the scarp for this event.
On the Long course, Sandro Truttmann from Switzerland was fastest with a time of 16:37. He did this after riding his bike from Midland, up the massive hill to Brigadoon. Craig was second with a time of 19:27 and Oliver was third with a time of 19:58. The Short course, the fastest time was by Robert Boekelaar in 21:29, followed by Mike Howe in 23:08 and then Matt Coleman in 27:36. In the Easy course the fastest was Hamish Gardner in 16:26, followed by Jonathan Drury with 22:23 and then Alexander Gardner in a time of 25:31.
Big thank you to the setter Rob West, and Lois for assisting. Many thanks also go to the BO (older brigade) orienteers, who assisted before the event and on the day, Sue Dowling for booking the toilet and both Sue and Jack Dowling for setting up the shelter and control collection. Rob Beattie for towing the toilet to and from the event and for control collection. Penny Dufty for control collection and helping to dismantle the shelter. Brian Austin (WOW) brought on the finish. Also, thank you to Melinda and Rosalie for operating the computer and doing the admin for the event.
Photo: Orienteers at Russell's Gully, by Sue Dowling.