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NavDash 3 - North Lake Senior Campus

North Lakes Senior Campus, Kardinya

The area was mapped in January and is a small school campus, being used for the first time. The start is adjacent to the parking area. The terrain is typical of high school campuses. As the area is small, the courses are quite short. Both the Long & Short courses will have a map flip. Please note the scale is 1:2000 with 2.5m contours. The map is A4 size.

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NavDash 2 - Russell's Gully

Russell's Gully, Beeches Mews, Brigadoon

Treat yourselves to a delightful drive up into the hills past the vineyards to the spectacular location that is near the lookout to view the train line and Swan River snaking through the valley.

Russell's Gully is open running, with patches of thickets that can be avoided. There are many bare rock surfaces scattered throughout the map. The boulders are mostly on the smaller size and again scattered over most of the area. As this map

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Event report: MetrO 12 City Beach

City Beach Primary School

The final MetrO for the season was mapped and set by Nick Dale. The brand new map complements Duncan’s map of north City Beach and Ricky’s map of south-west (coastal) City Beach, to complete the mapping of this large suburb.

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NavDash 1 - ECU Joondalup

Edith Cowan University, Joondalup

Welcome to the first NavDash event for 2023! This event will take place on a Sunday morning on the Joondalup campus of Edith Cowan University.

NavDash, also known as sprint events, feature short courses (2–3.5 kms), usually held in a small, compact  area with complex features, such as the buildings and passages of a university campus.

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Event report: MetrO 11 Viveash

Woodbridge Riverside Park, Viveash

The second last MetrO series event was held at Woodbridge Riverside Park in Viveash. An amazing turnout of participants rocked up to race around Viveash and along the river, so much so that we ran out of maps! While the Short course may not have provided lots of route choice, the Medium & Long courses were filled with plenty of routes to choose from.

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Event report: MetrO 10 Manning

Sandon Park, Waterford

Following a very hot week and a forecast of 38 degrees, 60 people attended the event, including several newcomers. Due to the hot weather, the courses were shortened slightly by reducing the number of controls required, to reduce the risk of heat stress. Many competitors also took the opportunity to cool off in the Canning River after their run.

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MetrO 12 - City Beach Central

City Beach Primary School

The last MetrO of the season is upon us, and to celebrate the finale we'll have a maypole dance... well sort of, but instead of a maypole we'll all dance around a water-tower! This event is on a new map that fills in the missing bit right in the centre of City Beach. Anyone who likes hills will be happy, especially if they find the vertical beach!

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Event report: MetrO 9 Duncraig

Melene Reserve, Duncraig

The cool breeze set in this week, making for a very pleasant day of Orienteering at Event 9 of the MetrO Series in Duncraig. Roughly 75 participants dashed through the dead ends, making good use of the connecting paths, to visit many of the parks and schools in the area.

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Event report: Junior Summer Camp

Camp Quaranup, Albany

20-23 January, 2023

Three Nights were enjoyed at this beautiful camp with views over Princess Royal Harbour, the Wind Farm, and the Port of Albany. Twenty juniors and eleven adults attended this camp over three nights, in typical Albany weather with a strong easterly for three days and on Sunday night there was a very loud thunderstorm directly over the camp. The last day, Monday was beautiful and sunny with less winds and many of

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MetrO 11 - Viveash

Woodbridge Riverside Park, Viveash

Come to the riverside suburb of Viveash to enjoy the second-last event of the 2022-23 MetrO Series. The assembly area is adjacent to Woodbridge Riverside Park. Courses have been designed to avoid long grass, so route choice may be limited.

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Event report: MetrO 8 Mt Pleasant

Mt Henry Bridge Reserve, Mt Pleasant

Event 8 at Mt Pleasant was probably the warmest event of the MetrO Series so far this season with temperatures just over 30 degrees at the time of running. There was a good turnout of ~93 participants who enjoyed finding controls in picturesque locations along the Canning River and around Booragoon Lake and Blue Gum Lake.

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MetrO 10 - Manning

Sandon Park, Fairview Gardens, Waterford

This is your chance to redeem yourself if you participated in the 2022 Xmas novelty event and give this map another crack! The Manning map covers the suburbs of Salter Point and Waterford taking in views across the Canning River. The map covers parkland, quiet suburban streets and the wetlands of the area.

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Event report: MetrO 7 Claisebrook

Mardalup Park, Brown Street, East Perth

A pleasant, if somewhat windy, afternoon greeted about 75 participants at Mardalup Park. There was only one family of newcomers but the activity, especially the mass start, attracted the attention of several passers-by who went away with information and a copy of the map.

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MetrO 8 - Mt Pleasant

Mt Henry Bridge Reserve, Mt Pleasant

The second MetrO event of 2023 will be held in Mount Pleasant. The assembly area is in shaded parkland overlooking the Canning River. There is parking along the Esplanade as well as in other nearby streets (Curruthers Rd and Shirley Ave). Public toilets are available at the assembly area.

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MetrO 9 - Duncraig

Melene Reserve, Duncraig

The map covers the northern part of Duncraig, which is the area north of Warwick Road. There are four schools on the map, with courses passing through many of the parks in the area. The map contains many dead ends and finding the connecting paths will be key!

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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.