Bendigo Orienteers held their third Bush Classic for the year on a beautiful sunny Saturday in Mandurang. The event attracted more than seventy competitors, with a mix of newcomers and regular orienteers tackling the excellent courses set by Bryan Keely.
Simon Rouse won the 7.7 km Course 1, with local Louis Cameron coming in a few minutes later to claim second place, and Ted van Geldermalsen placing third. The 6.0 km Course 2 had the largest field of competitors. Nine competitors completed the course in under an hour, with Glenn James running strongly to win in 41 minutes from Lachlan and Don Cherry. Leisha Maggs was the fastest finishing female runner.
Course 3 was closely contested, with Henry Cameron coming in just ahead of Phil Robertson and Bert Elson. A challenging Course 4 saw Karina Cherry winning in 41.58 minutes from Tim Gentle’s 43.49 minutes. Course 5 was won by Torren Arthur ahead of Sophie Arthur and Lillian Maher.