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 Mid week training now on Torrens Linear Park on Wed 1st March

Entries are open for the SA Sprint Championships (OY #1 & Badge Event) to be held at Trinity College on Sun 5th March and close on Tues 28th Feb. Entry to non championship courses will also be available on the day. Detailed course information now available

Introduction to Orienteering for school age children & adults (Very Easy to Moderate Courses) on Sun 26th Feb at Wadmore Park (Part 1) and Para Wirra Conservation Park (Part 2) on Sun 19th March. Registration essential by evening of Wed 22nd Feb 

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 Summer fitness and orienteering training activities - calendar of Jan - Mar 2017 training events is published on this  page (updated on 28th Jan).  All are welcome.
- Sun 26th Feb - south of Rocky Paddock - see map on Coaching and Training page





    Snap Sprint Series - Semaphore Park

    Saturday, 11 February 2017


     Analysis by Stefano Raus

    The 2nd event of the Sn@p Sprint Series at Semaphore Park (a new and very interesting sprint map) was set by the Southern Arrows runners Alyce and John.

    The courses were full of short and long route choices and we all had lots of fun.


    Here is the whole course - LongCourse.jpg 

     Let's start with leg 2 and leg 4 of the long course:

    We have 3 different routes and definitely the Georges sisters took the best one going around east.

    For control number 4 we have Ben who got sucked into the fenced playground, while the 3 girls they all decided to run the longest way...
    (around 30 seconds mistake for all of them)

    Number 6 was also interesting and here we see how much faster Angus is; and for the next control there were 4 different routes.

    Angus took the longest one as did Meredith, but he ran at an incredible pace!

    Both 9 and 10 were easy controls, if you can read the control description.

    A lot of people went outside the corner at number 9 and Angus made a mistake at number 10.

    To number 11 Stefano took the shortest route.

    A little mistake for Joanna (around 30 seconds) to control 12 and complex route choice for Ben to the next control.

    A much bigger mistake for Angus now going to control 15 and alternative (but not bad) route choice by Abigal.

    Last two legs to analyse: 15-16 and 18-19. We were all done apart from Angus, as you can read the pace data.

    But he took again a longer route... Abigail really good here.

    And again definitely not bad her decision to no19.

    See you next Friday at Adelaide Uni - Sn@p Sprint Series Event No 3!!

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