A large field of 90 individuals and family groups participated in Saturday’s bush classic event at Mandurang. The earlier wet conditions clears some we had fine sunny weather running in damp bushland. This event was scheduled for Sedgwick but due to late stage difficulties obtaining a permit for that area, the event was shifted and Phil Robertson contributed his plans for another event. Many thanks to Phil for his work to make the event a success.
Course 1 (7km) was won closely by Ben Goonan, with Craig Feuerherdt 31 seconds behind, and Richard Goonan in 3rd place. Junior Louis Cameron followed closely behind in 4th place. Course 2 (5.2km) was dominated by junior club members: Jimmy Cameron, Lachlan Cherry and Glenn James in the first 3 positions.
Course 3 (3.5km) was won by junior Jack Wigney, with returning orienteering Mark Baxter taking 2nd place and relative newcomer to the sport Tim Gentle in 3rd position; this was his 3 event, great result! Junior members took out placings in course 4 (3.3km): Amos Walz, Karina Cherry and Caitlin Steer. Course 5 (1.8km) was dominated by Eleanor Williams, Hannah Adams and Claire Adams.
Special welcome back to Lisa Claxton who returned to her first orienteering event since her serious injury last July. A number of unfamiliar faces at yesterday’s event were people who had been involved in the sport some years ago and have been enjoying their return: Gary Buchanan, and Greg and Mark Baxter