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April 9 2017

Training Day at Heritage Park, Castle Hill

This year, by request, our training day will focus on compass skills.

It is a pairs team relay event. The format is similar to an orienteering sprint with the addition of a set of free-to-visit check points each of which must be visited in any order at least once by the team.

For compass novices there will be an optional 30 minute "classroom" at 0900.
We are hoping to show you a short video from the Silva Training School.

The pairs relay is open to all. It is an opportunity for novices to test their compass skills and a challenge to experienced orienteers to show that they "know it all"!

Register as individuals before 0915. The pairs will be selected by a draw at 0920. First start for the relay will be shortly after 0930. MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE RELAY FORMAT CAN BE FOUND HERE

Latest News!

14 WHOs accepted the course setter's challenge at  Chatswood Streets on 22 March

Top performers were James McQuillan, just 10 points behind Glenn Horrocks (GO) in MM. Malcolm Gledhill took the gong in IM closely followed by Ted Mullherin 30 points behind.

Andy Hill is almost a permanent feature in SSS placings. He achieved the third position in OM only 30 points behind the leader.

Janet Morris led in IW favoured by the dearth of competitors.

Recent club results. . .

17 club members competed in the Club's event at West Pennant Hills on March 15.

Graeme Hill flew into 1st place in LM. Janet Morris was 1st in IW. In the IM division Malcolm Gledhill steamed into 2nd place closed followed by Ted Mulherin with the same point score but 2 minutes slower.

In OM James McQuillan gathered the full quota of 600 points but the time penalty brought his score down to 550 and 3rd place. Helen Parker completed her course without penalty, scoring 430 and 3rd place in OW. A great result team!

Your Club's elite team of seven intrepid orienteers rose to the Southern Highlands club's coursesetter's challenge at the first real bush event of 2017

Tim Perry achieved a first in the mens moderate division with a time of 43:30. Keeping it in the family, Jenny Perry placed first in the women's easy division with a time of 40:58. Janet Morris made it to 3rd in the women's short hard course.

The event was staged in the challenging native forest at Soapy Flat near Mittagong in near perfect running weather.

Sydney Summer Series at St Ives

The WHO Team of 12 challenged the terrain at St Ives on Wednesday 8 March.

The course was set so that no one would be able to get all the controls in 45 minutes .Andy Hill came close to undoing the devious plan of the course setter by bagging 520 points even after being three minutes over time and taking 1st place in OM. Andy was only 33 seconds ahead of Steve Ryan (GO) followed by Club Captain James Mcquillan in 3rd place with 480 points.

The Hill family of high performers showed their mettle with patriarch Graeme taking first place in LM with a score of 340.

Malcom Gledhill and Janet Morris, chased by the leeches, flew into 1st position in the Immortals.

Sydney Summer Series #14

The WHO Team of 14 intrepid street and park runners made their mark on Wednesday 1st March at Riverview. Andy Hill placed 2nd equal in MM. James McQuillan 2nd in OM. Graeme Hill 2nd in LM. Janet Morris 1st in IW. Ted Mulherin and Malcolm Gledhill 1st and 2nd in IM. Congratulations team.

Sydney Sprint Series Point Scores Announced

The judging was based on the best six of eight events. Andy Hill in Open Men placed 2nd with 572 points only 19 behand Aidan Dawson.

In the Open Women's division Amy Harmer achieved 4th place. Amy ran in only five of the events. Her average score indicated that if she had made it to a sixth event she had the potential to place 3rd.

In Masters Men James McQuillan placed 2nd with 397 points only 5 behind Peter Fozo with Vivien de Remy de Courselles in 4th.

Janet Morris 3rd in Immortal Women and Ted Mulherin pipped the top post in Immortal Men.

WHO fronted a small elite team of 5 at Sydney Sprint #8 at Woollahra

Andy Hill placed 2nd in the Open Men's division, only 2:48 behind Andrew Brown (BF). A great effort after achieving a second with Richard Mountstephens in Saturday's Rivergaine. Amy Harmer rated 2nd in Open Women.

16 Intrepid WHO's braved the SSS 21 Course at Macquarie Hospital on 22 February.

Graeme Hill flew into first place in LM. Other firsts were Ted Mulherin (IM) and Janet Morris (IW). One of the highest point scorers was Andy Hill 2nd equal in OM closely followed by James McQuillan in 4th place. Malcolm Gledhill came in easily to be 2nd equal in IM.

Great performance WHO Team!