Sixty mm of rain in the previous week meant there was a good flow of water in the creek, so a score course format was chosen for this event with all controls on one side of the creek. However Alec Watt (at least) deemed the creek crossable and chose that option between two of the controls.
Several people managed to collect all controls within the 1 hour time limit. In spite of losing 3 minutes on one short leg, Don Barker still managed to beat Peter May by 5 seconds, with a big gap then to Michael Smart in third place.
We were pleased to welcome newcomers Peter Dennis and the Conroy family.
Results can be viewed here.
An easy area for newcomers to try orienteering close to Armidale and Guyra.
The Sunnyside TSR is approximately 15 km north of Armidale on the New England Highway. The turn off into Sunnyside Road is well sign posted, also look out for the Orienteering signs - take care when leaving and re-entering the highway.
This will be a 1 hour score event, so please bring a watch or phone to keep track of time.
Start anytime between 10.00 and 12.00 noon.
Bush n Beach Event invite you to their third winter event for 2017 on Sunday 18th June.
Starts are from 10 am - 12 pm, course closure at 1 pm
Directions from Armidale: Take the Armidale - Grafton Road and as you enter the outskirts of Grafton, note the Orara Way coming in on the right. Shortly afterwards, turn right onto Lilypool Road, then right onto Old Lilypool Road. Follow this past the main entrance to Bom Bom State Forest and travel a further 500m to the Oppy's Road entrance (O signs). The assembly area is 200m along this dirt road that should be fine for 2WD vehicles.
Event Format: Line Event. There will be HARD, MODERATE, EASY and VERY EASY courses on offer - something for everyone!
SUITABLE FOR FAMILIES, CHILDREN & BEGINNERS
Cost: Members - Adults $6, Children $3, Family $15
Non-members - Adults $10, Children $5, Family $25
25 teams made the journey to Long Point last Sunday for a rare day of spur gully orienteering in this beautiful bushland setting. The weather was still: cool enough to get you moving, but not beastly unpleasant to sit around in.
There was positive feedback on the Easy and Moderate courses. One comment was that control location on the Moderate course was too easy, However, the organiser is just happy that no-one (not even the novices) got lost in the steep terrain,
The Hard courses were a different story. Almost nobody (except a couple of wise older competitors) reported a perfect run. Quite a few found themselves in very steep gullies off the map altogether. The organiser restrains his smile and hopes he will be forgiven for challenging people.
Thank you to everybody who pitched in and made the organising so hassle-free. Thank you to members (and others) for coming so far to the event (and then for not getting lost while they were there!).
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