New pocket added to Manly Dam map

Last Updated: Wednesday, 26 May 2021 10:46

A big thanks to Bennelong Northside who continue to find ways to make great use of their huge Manly Dam map.

Setter Rachael Povah and controller Terry Bluett reprised last year's new McComb Hill section for Sunday's MetrO League round 3 but added a new pocket in the far south-east corner.

It seems the local kids have been adding a few bike tracks in that part, which gave everyone the option of path or bush bash in what is a steep part of the map. It allowed the rookie course to remain close to the assembly area of the totally rebuilt Manly Vale Public School

And we noted several newcomers in Division 6 (it's on the Easy side of Moderate standard): Khalil Assaf and Sara Jaffer from Illawarra Kareelah along with Nicole Gallahar from Garingal. They shared the spoils in a 27-27 draw. Well done on completing your first Metro courses.

Unbeaten teams after three rounds are Big Foot (Divn 1), SHOO-IKO (Divn 2), SHOO (Divn 3), Bennelong (Divn 4), Garingal (Divn 5 and 6).

A bumper turnout of 189 starters enjoyed a sunny morning as part of World Orienteering Day - in stark contrast to last year's deluge. Thanks to Ellis Leung for the wildflower photos.

All the results and splits are on the ML web page - along with a link to Livelox. Please upload your routes there.

Round 4 is at Eric Mobbs Reserve in Castle Hill on Sunday June 20, hosted by WHO.