Event report: Nangaguringguring
Sunday, 27 August 2023
On Sunday we returned to the lovely bush terrain of Ngangaguringguring with courses set by Rachel West and assisted by Craig Dufty. About 70 competitors ran in the event despite a clash with the first City to Surf post-Covid19. The weather ended up being quite warm, enough so that particularly the longer course competitors said they wilted slightly as they had to adjust after the cooler wintery conditions of more recent events.
The event used SI Air mode as a pre-Australian Championships test run and all went well. Matt Seward kindly assisted the setting team by switching on the hard controls on the morning of the event, which was a huge help and made the morning much more relaxed for the setters. Liam Dufty assisted Rachel putting out the easy controls and switching them on the morning of the event. A big thank you to Matt and Liam.
Despite the warm conditions, a bunch of our young orienteers still managed to scramble up some enthusiasm to compete in an E/M challenge post run. The competitors had 30sec start intervals, with the first half of the course the same as the E course, and then with a couple of slightly harder controls to finish. Of the older competitors Liam narrowly edged out Oliver Martin by a measly 10 secs, and of the younger competitors, Rohan Braid came in 31 secs of next best, Christopher Drury.
Many thanks to Jack and Sue Dowling for towing the toilet, control collecting, and to Sue for instructing. Thanks to Rob and Lois West who put out the direction signs, collected controls and to Lois for instructing. Thanks to Liam and Penny Dufty for collecting controls, Melinda for operating the computer, and Moreen for providing first aid to patch up Peter Gillon's arm.
Photo: Ngangaguringguring post-mortem, taken by Christine Howitt.