Sunday 22nd July 2018
Easy Trail Orienteering
Jorgensen Park, Kalamunda
The wild, wet and windy weather didn't deter a generous turn-out for the low-key and fun Jorgensen Park Trail-O, which was greatly appreciated by the many people who put the event together and hoped for fine weather!
The trail-based "Easy - Navigation" courses were easy by name only and provided plenty of challenges on the day, not least soggy maps, steamed-up glasses and impromptu creek crossings. The "easier" courses served as a great introduction to orienteering for all ages, with several families and groups racing as teams and many others happy to go for a nice Sunday morning stroll, whilst taking in some of the splendid views the lovely park has to offer.
For the more experienced orienteers, there were strategic advantages to be gained by running smart route choices across the varied terrain and some particularly impressive times were achieved across all of the courses.
Many people pitched in with little prompting to make this event a real success, not least caravaneers, Melinda, Pam, Cameron, Rosalie and David; plus control placers, advisers, checkers and collectors, Helen, Richard, Graham, Daisy and Ian, amongst others.