Training Day 2018

Results (also on Eventor).

Place Team Time
1 Selwyn/Seth Sweeney 15:08
2 Seth/Selwyn Sweeney 18:11
3 Savanna/Paul Sweeney 38:24
4 Sarah/Ethan Clift 39:39
5 Shay/Saffron Sweeney 45:30
6 Martine/Sylvie Valais 52:31
6 Kerry/Gary Dacey/ Roberts 74:14



Training 2018

Training Day 2018

Venue: Balcombe Heights Reserve, Baulkham Hills. (off Seven Hills Road).

It was an opportunity to sharpen orienteering skills before the big Metro event next day.

Our training day focused on compass and map reading skills.

It was a pairs team 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.

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"!

The "bush" at Balcombe Hills Reserve

Organiser: Ian Miller. 0429 937 153. Planner/Trainer: Barry Hanlon. Event Director: Steve Dunlop.

How the pairs team event works:

  • There is a set of compulsory check points to be taken in the set order by both team runners, plus a set of free-to-visit controls that the pair must collect between them.
  • Maps and control descriptions will be handed out to each team at the draw.
  • Before team runners can start the pair must agree on which of the free-to-visit controls each is to visit.

Starts will be at 1 minute intervals. If a pair fails to collect any one of the free-to-visit controls between them. They will incur a 2 minute penalty for each missed control.

The course is designed to test your map reading skills and to encourage the use of a compass.

The map below is for a three person team event. Our format is the same but for pairs: