Club placings at the Easter 3 Days in South Australia
Janet Morris placed 2nd in W75A, 10:22 behind Helen Alexander from Victoria.
Barry Hanlon M80 started off well on day one but lost time on the following two days to end up 2:50 behind Pauli Piironinen from ACT.
Lynn Dabbs running in W60A achieved third place behind Carol Brownlie from WA and Jacquie Rand from QLD.
Ted Mulherin achieved 11th place in a very competitive M70A field of 33 competitors.
Andy Hill wins the SSS Cup by a mere 5 points after a fantastic series finale on the Macquarie Uni map.
Andy, running in the Open Men's division held off Immortal Men's Heiko Schaefer in the tally of points from all 26 events.
Also performing well at Wednesday's final James McQuillan finished 10 points ahead of Andy (580 v 570) in Open Mens.
Belinda Kinneally flew into second place in Masters Women.
Ian Miller achieved a third place in Legends Men with Ted Mulherin making it to a tied first with Ron Junghans (GON) in Immortals Men.
Janet Morris was 10 points behind Sue Thompson to achieve second in Immortals Women but achieved a Series First overall.
President Steve Dunlop made it to third place among the Walkers with the Chan Family achieving a place in the Groups Division.
There may be other WHO names in the list of Series achievers when it is published!
Bush Navigation For Novices
A special event was successfully held on March 28th at Castle Hill
This was a course for runners with some orienteering experience who wanted to improve their bush navigation skills.
The day began with a "Classroom" session shortly after 0900. This was followed by a training experience for intrepid pairs in the local bush. Participating in the training were: Oliver Hubbard & Hugh Pettersen, Kat and partner, John Bulman & Johnny Petersen (GON), Madelynne & Cameron Chan (WHN), James & Karen Langan (WHN), Sarah & Debbie Peck, Charles Barnett & Ella Cliff, Stephanie & Linda Chan (WHN), Cody Peck & Ashlyn White, Theo & Peter Craurn-Sands, Oliver Moss & Luke Counsell, Jamie Leong and partner (WHN), Eve Murray and partner (URN).
First time EOD: Shaun Windrum. Shaun did the “Novice” course on his own to get a feel of what orienteering is all about.
Supporters and other "enter on the day" visitors had the option of a longer more "serious" course. Results for this course are available on Eventor.
All, including the local kookaburras, recovered from the event with a delicious sausage sizzle by master chef de cuisine, Steve Holloway.
Veteran bushcraft instructor, Barry Hanlon, reveals the five essential secrets of bush navigation to a class of keen novices. After the briefing novice pairs put into practice their newly learned secrets in the challenging bush of Fred Caterson Reserve, Castle Hill.