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Next MTBO (& Foot O) Event at Kuitpo Forest on Sat 29th Oct. Incorporates SA MTBO Championships but all abilities & beginners welcome. Entries by Wed 26th Oct to ensure a pre marked map.





SA Night Champs & Score Event

Monday, 24 October 2016

  Full Results for both days can see seen by clicking this link

SA Night Championships: Mt Crawford Forest

David George's route choice for Course 2 See Route Gadget in results for more

A nice crowd of adventurous orienteers attended Mt Crawford for the annual SA Night Championships .  As organizer, there was some concern about the weather forecast: high winds and early heat followed by rain.  The decision was made not to have the campfire, as is tradition, but, although breezy, the wine and cheese nibbles captured most runners for post competition analyses and gossip.

Whilst quite overcast, the first Start was deferred until 8 pm for sufficient darkness.  

 43 individuals and 5 groups (an additional 12 people) braved the forest at night.  Most of the forest was damp underfoot and low areas wet with puddles.  The recent storms knocked a lot of trees down so some areas were very difficult to traverse due to the tangle of branches. 

 Many competitors camped overnight for a warm, but dry sleep.

 The Night Championship is determined by points allocated to the top three runners in each class and then total points for each Club tallied.

 On the night, Tintookies claimed victory by One Point, and they were very happy.

BUT, checking the results identified a runner misplaced in her class, and this changed her from 6th to 2nd. 

Tragically for TT, this meant OHOC won by ONE POINT.  

 My sincere apologies to all competitors, and TT and OHOC Clubs for the mistake made on the night

 Congratulations, OHOC!!!

 Many thanks to all TTs for making the night a success.

Score Event: Mt Crawford Forest

After a warm, night , with the expectation of rain which never arrived,  Sunday arrived cooler and overcast.  The expected storm/rain was approaching and although 9am was the intended start time many competitors started their score event earlier.  None remained dry because the rain started slowly and continued as gentle drizzle to rainy patches all morning.  This did not seem to deter the runners or dampen enthusiasm.  I did keep some of the non campers away so numbers were down a little.

 21 individuals and 6 groups ( an additional 15 people) competed. For the 90 and 60 minute event there were 40 controls, scored 10 , 20.30 or 40!  This included all the night event control and additional controls to boost the numbers and create more possibilities (more interesting route choice or confusion?).

 16  lower score (easier) controls were used for the 30 minute Score event.

 Although slightly adverse conditions, it seemed a good time was had by all.  We orienteers are a robust bunch!

 Many thanks to TT club members for their work in this successful event

Article by Barry Wheeler Organiser
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