The fantastic weather at Bendigo’s most recent event held at Kangaroo Gully meant that many Orienteers showed up eager for a run. 72 competitors over the 5 courses meant that we even went short a few maps.
David Brownridge held up 1st place over a 7.1km course 1, closely followed by Jim Russell, 50 seconds down from the winner. Young Louis Cameron came in 3rd, giving a respectable time only another 3mins 50sec down from Jim.
In the 6km course 2 we saw Jimmy and Andrew Cameron holding 1st and 2nd respectively with Nigel McGuckian coming in 3rd in the wide field consisting of 23 competitors. Neil Barr gave us an insight to his route choices which can be seen DOMA, following the link.
Another wide field in course 3 with 23 competitors didn’t intimidate young Jack Wigney finishing first in the 3.6km course with a time of 37:44 and Jacqui Knee came in only 45seconds behind him, giving her 2nd place. 3rd place was achieved by Charles Brownridge with a respectable time only 2mins behind Wigney.
Course 4 winners ‘The A Team’ finished in a convincing win with a lead of close to 7mins over Campbell James, with Raelee Eenjes coming in with a worthy 3rd place.
Course 5 was won by New Comer Michael Chan followed closely by young Harrison Carter putting in a good show only 4mins 37secs down from Chan. Akira Hill also competing well, bringing in 3rd place.
From an organising perspective Glenn James, Nic, Don and myself were very happy with how the day unfolded. A big thanks is due to Jim for providing the gear for electronic entering/downloading which allows us almost instant results online, also many thanks to the helpers who collected controls and helped pack up at the end of the day.
Wishing everyone good luck for next weekend’s event organised by Michael Loughnan at Bird Reef.
Lachlan, Nic and Glenn getting ready to put out the Controls