Central West Orienteering

Last Updated: Monday, 16 May 2022 13:45

Terrific technical terrain met competitors at Wyangala Waters for State League 5 – a middle distance event hosted by Western and Hills Orienteers.

Recent rain made the rocks slippery and there are lots of rocks! But the full dam and steep banks created a picturesque setting.

Rebecca George (BF) set wonderful courses with Sheralee Bailey (BN) doing the controlling. 

The tightest competition came in both 20A classes, where Sam Woolford (BB) edged out Alvin Craig (NC) by a mere 31s and Eszter Kocsik (GO) pipped rising star Erika Enderby (NC) by 39s.

The following day, Goldseekers organised a long distance event in Roseberg SF.

James Lithgow’s (GO) courses used the Southern and Western parts of Roseberg, which haven’t seen any orienteering competition in over 15 years.

The spur gully terrain with large rocks scattered all over the place makes for a wonderful orienteering playground.

It can be easy for times to blow out in a long distance event but only 2s separated Newcastle clubmates Martina Craig  and Jennifer Enderby in W50A!

In 21A Rebecca George, fresh off setting the day before won. Martin Dent up from Canberra was the best in M21A.

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