Event Report: Bush 4 Spice Brook

Sunday 9th August 2020

Spice Brook 2020What a difference a day made
Not much more than 12 hours
From sunshine and flowers
Then there was rain...and rain...
...and mud...and a bit more rain.

Tracy Burns and family spent a lovely afternoon and evening on Saturday at Spice Brook, putting out controls and then camping in the paddock.  Unfortuntely the weather changed overnight and there were forecasts of 100km/hr winds and rain of 20mm+.   

So raindrops started falling on everyone's heads, but still around 50 orienteers made their way up to Spice Brook on the edge of the Julimar State Forest to participate in the event.  If there weren't enough watercourses already, the tracks also became watercourses too by the end of the event. 

However, the first signs of spring were evident with blooms lifting spirits, that were only slightly dampened by the heavy rain, and the occasional kangaroo to be seen too. 

This was a LOST-organised event with Toivo Pedaste and Phil Taylor setting and new members Tracy Burns and family organising.

Thanks to Melinda Richards for computer duties, aided by the Burns children, also to Peter Gillon, Anna Napier, Anthea Feaver, Ian Fletcher et al for collecting controls.

Photos from the event are in somewhat short supply due to the rain but what we have will be on our Facebook page shortly.

Results are available here.

OWA Sponsors

Australian Sports Commission
Department of Local Government,Sport and Cultural Industries

Acknowledgement of country

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Orienteering WA acknowledges the Noongar people, the Traditional and continuing Custodians of the land on which we gather to enjoy our sport, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.