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Next Club Event. . .

June 18

Cunning Running #2 at Eric Mobbs Reserve, Castle Hill.

Venue: Follow signs from the end of Excelsior Avenue, Castle Hill.

Organiser: Josh Braidwood. 0400 305 818.
Planner: Anette Larssen.
Event Director: Belinda Kinneally.

Two courses: a 45 minute score course and a 4 km (approx.) line course to chose from. Sportident will be used.

Start Times: Between 9.30am and 10:30am.
Course Closure 11:30am - all runners must report to the download desk.
Entry Fees: Orienteering club members $10 seniors. Juniors $5. Non-members $5 extra. Sportident hire $4 per event.

First-timers are welcome, experienced orienteers will be available to provide instructions. All runners, joggers and walkers are welcome. Enter on the Day is available.

Latest News!

The WHO Team achieved outstanding results at the State Middle and Long Championships at Appin and Arthursleigh, May 13 / 14.

At the 2017 NSW Middle Championships - SL3 (Badge Event) - our team of 12 achieved 8 placings:

Three 1st places went to Steve Dunlop (M55AS), Lynn Dabbs (W65A) and Barry Hanlon (M80).
Andy Vessy-Wells romped into 2nd place in M65AS and four 3rd places were taken by Steve Holloway (M55AS), Ted Mulherin (M75A), Janet Morris (W75A) and Maureen Fitzpatrick (W55A).

On Sunday at the 2017 NSW Long Championships - State League #4 - all of the WHO team of 8 placed, a great result.

Three firsts went to Lynn Dabbs (W65A), Ivan Stukov (M10A) and Barry Hanlon (M80A). Robert Bradley (M45AS) and James McQuillan (M35A) took 2nd places in their fields. 3rd placings were taken by Janet Morris (W75A), Yekatarina Stukova (W12A), and Dmitry Stukov (M35AS).

The WHO Team results auger well for the Club's potential at next Sunday's MetrO Team event on our new map at Ropes Crossing.

Moonlight Madness #2 at Ermington.

The WHO Team of 9 achieved 2 x 1st places: Ian Miller LM 420 points; Ted Mulherin IM 350 points; and 1 x 3rd place: Tim Perry SVM 480 points. Detailed Results can be found on Eventor.

Many thanks go to the WHO Team for a successful event with 55 entries.

Southern Highland's Forest Challenge

WHO's team of 6 forest runners faced up to the course setter's challenge at SHOO's 2nd event in their Forest Series at Belanglo on Sunday 30 April.

Best club performance was achieved by Barry Pearce who took the bronze for 3rd place in M Moderate with a time of 51:39.

Cunning Running #1, Sunday 23 April,

got off to a flying start at at Bidjigal Reserve, North Rocks.
8 intrepid juniors found all the insects that lived at each check point.

MINI course results

1   Euan      10:22
2   Rory       10:27
3   James    13:00
4   Jacinta   15:00
5   Jacob     19:00
6   Zoe        19:00
7   Aiden     22:55
8   Elliott      30:35

For Long, Medium and Score course results click here. . .

Perfect weather for the Club's Training Day at Heritage Park

Compasses armed and pointing to the north the pairs teams took up the course setters challenge as they traveled like light beams on their bearings between check point locations on a set of "mini maps".

The IT team's computer overheated producing these results (it is believed that they used a secret spreadsheet macro!).

1st Team 7 Dmitry Stukov (12:35) and Tim Perry (15:04) 27:39
2nd Team 2 Helen Parker (12:21) and Madelynne Nancy (15:42) 28:03
3rd Team 3 Julia Prudhoe (12:28) and Cameron Chan (19:01) 31:29
4th Team 8 Keith Godge (19:33) and Steve Holloway (19:35) 39:08
5th Team 4 Stephanie Chan (16:41) and Janet Morris (27:12) 43:53
6th Team 5 Lyn Malmgron (20:17) and Rebecca Boyd (29:28) 49:45
7th Team 1 Ed Fernandes (62:32) and Ian Miller (62:28) 125:00
8th Team 6 James McQuillan (8:42) and Paul Prudhoe (missed 103) DNF

Special Blue Course runners
Team 9 Ivy (11:34) Yiming (11:30) 22:64

LEFT: The "blue course" team finishing. RIGHT: IT aspirants recording outstanding results.


Recent club results. . .

27 WHOs challenged the course setter at the first Metro League event for 2017.

There were some outstanding results for the teams challenge.

Div 1 - WHO Evers beat defending champion GO Goannas 29/26.
Div 2 - WHO Rays lost to Big Foot 2 27/28.
Div 3 - WHO Doos trounced GO Legless 29/23.
Div 4 - WHO Rahs topped the score against Big Foot 3 29/25.
Div 5 - WHO Hahs challenged the GO Geckos to win 33/21.
4 wins. 1 loss. A great effort WHO Team!

Best individual performances were Katya Stukova 1st place (19:50) in the Easy course with her brother Ivan in 3rd place (23:16) and James McQuillan 4th place in Div 1 with a time of 35:04 close to the winning time of 33:03.

Penrith Press picked up the story and featured our President and Sophie Jones on page 38 of the April 6 edition: Click here to find the story in the paper's digital edition. . .