- Last Updated: Thursday, 03 September 2015 14:26
Entries have been extended to Friday September 11 for our last State League weekend of the year, to be held in the Southern Highlands.
SHOO have updated their Appin map for the NSW Middle Distance Championships on Saturday September 19.
The following day IKO will host us for a long distance event on their Tree Cave Track map in Belanglo State Forest.
You can enter both events in one go via Eventor.
The State League point scores have been updated after our recent NSW Schools championship weekend. With two rounds left, many of the age classes are up for grabs.
If you cannot make the weekend, but find yourself on the mid north coast, drop into Woolgoolga on the Saturday for Bush n Beach's annual relays and a BBQ.
- Last Updated: Monday, 31 August 2015 13:24
Alex Massey and Jenny Enderby have been crowned Newcastle Orienteers of the Year following the final round on the Astley's Tower map.
Participants in each division count their best five results from the eight rounds, with the overall female NOY coming from the Hard Long class.
Alex (pictured) had 6 wins to finish with a perfect score of 500, ahead of Steven Todkill (482) and Justin Stafford (445). Jenny was seventh (413) in a very competitive field.
Club President Andrew Power took out Hard Medium from Samantha Howe, while Kendall O'Connor pipped Rudi Landsiedel by a point for the Hard Short championship.
It was a family celebration for the Enderbys as daughters Mykala and Erika took out the Easy and Very Easy titles.
The NOYs by course are:
Hard Long: Alex Massey
Hard Medium: Andrew Power
Hard Short: Kendall O'Connor
Moderate Long: Nick Maddock
Moderate Short: Jennifer Fagan
Easy: Mikayla Enderby
Very Easy: Erika Enderby
Click on the blue link for the final tallies. Congratulations to Newcastle on another successful NOY season.
- Last Updated: Wednesday, 26 August 2015 19:15
A globetrotting Debbie Davey has helped Waggaroos open up a big lead with one round to run in their annual Interclub competition with Albury-Wodonga.
Points are awarded based on an equal number of competitors on each course. Our southernmost club was four points clear heading to Walbundrie but comfortably won 30-22 on Sunday to triple their overall lead, at 97-85, before the finale on the Connorton map in a fortnight.
Debbie won the 3.9km short hard course by a whopping 11 minutes. On the long hard course, husband Alex was second behind daughter Briohny to make it a family day to remember.
Held on the Piney Ridge map, literally in the centre of Walbundrie, the terrain provides a variety of navigation challenges. The area consists of three large hills, one of which has an intricate contour network due to mining activities and the other two have numerous granite features. Some tracts are open and fast whereas others are covered in cypress pine is much more difficult to traverse.
Debbie is just back from a successful O tour of eastern Europe where she placed third overall in W55A in the 5-day OO Cup in Slovenia in late July and at the Bubo Cup in Croatia straight afterwards. She is pictured here with her bronze medal from a hot and humid Croatia.