- Last Updated: Thursday, 25 August 2016 11:02
Newcastle's Orienteer of the Year series has concluded with a tough final round at Congewai.
Hills were the order of the day on pretty much every course (see pic) and refreshments were well earned post-run.
After eight rounds, Alex Massey took out the Hard Long category from Rob Bennett (496-494), and it was just as close in the Hard Medium class with club president Andrew Power prevailing over Glenn Burgess (492-489).
Year 6 whizz kid Alvin Craig showed the benefit of six years in Sweden by winning Hard Short (499) by a comfortable margin.
On the Moderate courses, Graeme Taplin had a perfect score of 500 to win the Long category while Mikayla Enderby, another promising junior, easily took out the Short class.
At the entry level, sister Erika Enderby won the Easy class and Tommy Mella the Very Easy section.
Congratulations to all winners, setters, organisers and everyone who supported the NOY - Newcastle are delighted to report that 327 people attended at least one event.
A reminder the annual Hunter Valley Championships are on Sunday September 18. We also look forward to Newcastle hosting the Xmas 5-days carnival in the Hunter from Dec 27-31.
- Last Updated: Wednesday, 24 August 2016 09:18
Start lists and the final programs have been published for State League 9-10 and the NSW schools championships at Lansdowne this weekend.
Saturday consists of two sprints - at Garrison Point (first starts 10.30am) and UWS Bankstown (first starts 2pm), while Sunday is a middle distance bush event (first starts 10.30am) at Mirrambeena Regional Park which has been remapped after more than a decade of no access.
For the schools champs we are again offering a free map walk to parents of participating students, as well as free entry to an Easy course. This initiative requires helpers - if you can assist in any way on either day please contact Lyn Malmgron.
- Last Updated: Monday, 22 August 2016 15:01
More than 200 rookies tried our free course at Barangaroo on Sunday to celebrate the first birthday of Sydney’s newest harbour foreshore park.
Many of the curious newcomers went around in small groups as the score course gave them a tour of the dozen sculptures brought in especially for the two-week celebration. Every entry also received a free pot plant upon returning to the finish.
ONSW once again thanks the Barangaroo Delivery Authority for the chance to showcase our sport on such a prestigious occasion. We look forward to hosting sprint events on this map and perhaps even incorporating it in a wider Rocks summer series map.
A huge thank you to all the helpers on the day, especially SportIdent guru Ron Pallas. Results are here.