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
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.
David George's route choice for Course 2 See Route Gadget in results for more
quite overcast, the first Start was deferred until 8 pm for sufficient
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.
competitors camped overnight for a warm, but dry sleep.
Night Championship is determined by points allocated to the top three runners
in each class and then total points for each Club tallied.
the night, Tintookies claimed victory by One Point, and they were very happy.
checking the results identified a runner misplaced in her class, and this
changed her from 6th to 2nd.
for TT, this meant OHOC won by ONE POINT.
sincere apologies to all competitors, and TT and OHOC Clubs for the mistake
made on the night
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.
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.
slightly adverse conditions, it seemed a good time was had by all. We orienteers are a robust bunch!
thanks to TT club members for their work in this successful eventArticle by Barry Wheeler Organiser