• Sunday, 25 February 2024

Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley

"That was a lot of fun", thought setter Tom Brownlie, as he wrote this event report. It was a little rushed toward the start time with a minor issue quickly solved by the unflappable Melinda on the computer. The numerous offers of help before, during and after the event were very much appreciated and demonstrate the team work always present at events.

This was the first NavDash event of the year. The gazebo was useful as the sprinkling of rain came. Otherwise conditions were great for a sprint round the buildings. The map area is very active with building work ongoing which caused Tom to miss a new small area of fencing that did inconvenience some Long course competitors. Feedback on the dog exercise area needing to be out of bounds is noted. Thanks go to the several people who have done updates to the map recently.

Of the 84 starters, the Long course was the most popular (49 starters), often with a long but patient queue. Only one map remained. Several people did multiple courses, some doing all three. Should we have a longer Long course? Many people said they enjoyed themselves and talking through legs and identifying the sections they enjoyed. A few more control circles could have had gaps in them. But course distances were very accurate!

For fun, look at others’ routes on LiveLox. Thanks to Craig making this available. Tom did succeed in giving some route choices! If some split times do not make sense, it is caused by Tom forgetting to (time) sync a couple of controls.

Thanks to all the helpers: Brian Austin for volunteering to be Organiser, putting out most of the controls and providing moral support; Helen Post for the much-needed Meet and Greet; Melinda and Rosalie for computer and admin help; Mark Lommers for advising how to lock the SI bricks; and the control collectors – some of whom are not in WOW - Brian, Nigel, Paul, and Oliver. A big thank you goes to setter Tom.

Results are in Eventor.
Upload your track to LiveLox and compare your route choices with those of your fellow orienteers.

Photo: Starting at ECU, by Sue Dowling.

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