FLAT FAST & FURIOUS FINALE

The final event of the 2018 Bush Series proved to be a flat-out race over the Le Godimo horse trials area at Hartebeespoort Dam.

All the results are available HERE  , but just to mention a few RACO achievers.....Teagan Green leading out all the young girls on the Orange course; Cameron Morrison trouncing the hopefuls in the dice for Green course honours and Brian Courtnage taking the win over the Blue course competition. Paul & Tania Wimberley flying the flag for our Club on the longest Brown course - were second overall and first lady respectively.

That's all folks !  See you in the veld next year I suppose....but don't despair there are a couple of 'novelty events' still on offer before year end. Keep a look out for details.

SA CHAMPS SERVED UP ON THREE SEPARATE PLATES !

Three events, three days....in three totally different weather and vegetation situations, made up this year's SA Championships held in the environs close to Haenertsburg in Limpopo ! 

The Iron Crown (great big dirty mountain) was the setting for the Long Distance races, and man was it challenging....running in 'closed out' misty and wet conditions ! Age category winners took it all in their stride though....

Michele Botha and Alex Pope were crowned the SA Open Champions for 2018.

The Middle distance races took place in the dry, dusty and very thorny plains of Turfloop Reserve closer to Polokwane.

RACO stars for the weekend were undoubtedly the 'doublers' (all taking two titles at the Champs) :
Klaus Kreft (M80)
Joan de Klerk (W55)
Paul Wimberley (M40)
Karen Chambers (W45)
Dylan Fenthum (M20)
Matthew Venter-Clelland (M12)  and.....
Rocket Man (aka Ryno Grove) M16

For the official placings, go to:

Taking part in the weekend's events and festivities were the whole Venter clan - resplendent in RACO kit - with their first real taste of the silverware....five medals between them !

Another superb South African Championships ...out the top drawer.  All thanks to the ROC organising Club.


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 

GAUTENG CLUBS SOCIAL PRIZE-GIVING

Don't miss the GOC Social of the year ! The annual prize-giving dinner is taking place at Humble Harry's Restaurant (Fourways) on Sunday evening 28 October.  Booking is essential.  EVENT DETAILS

RACO SOCIAL WIND-DOWN

RACO are hosting a Club QUIZ EVENING at Paulshof Cesco's Pub & Restaurant on Friday 2 November - ALL RACO Members and families are invited ! DETAILS HERE

SILVA STAR OF THE YEAR - TANIA WIMBERLEY !

Tania Wimberley was presented with the coveted Silva Award for meritorious service to SA Orienteering through 2018

Congratulations Tania - and keep up the good work !
 

MOST TECHNICAL RELAY TO DATE !

The underfoot conditions, coupled with a pretty complex area made the SA Relay Championship event one of the most technical for years !!!

Thank goodness RACO has depth in its members abilities and were able to take three out of the top four placings....Piers Pirow, Brian Courtnage and Nico van Hoepen ('RACO's Secret Weapon') eventually claiming second overall - behind winners the ROC team of Michele Botha, Eugene Botha and Alex Pope.

See RESULTS

WEBSITE CONTACTS:

Content Editor - Pat de Klerk
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Web Master - Glynn de Klerk
082 880 3314
 
Photo Contributors:
Leila Venter
Barbara Morrison
Dakota Murphy
Debbie Hattingh
Jenny Saunders
Tania Wimberley

FORTHCOMING EVENTS AND TRAINING


Sunday 28 October - Humble Harry's - GOC Awards Social



 Details can be found in EVENT FLYERS
 

TRAINING - For all members and those people wanting to know more about the sport and how to compete.....you're all welcome !
Contact : coach@racorienteers.co.za to find out more !


                                     
 

RACO RACE SHIRTS - ORDER FORM

Get the Order Form HERE  for your own RACO Race shirts !


 

WHAT IS ORIENTEERING ?

Orienteering is an outdoor adventure activity, which involves finding your way through unfamiliar terrain using a specially prepared map and your own common sense.  It can be compared to a treasure hunt.  In Orienteering, you learn to read the map, measure distances, use a compass and find your way in cross-country surroundings and at the same time have fun.

 

Participants leave the starting point at regular intervals and must find their way to several checkpoints, set-out at various features in the area and return to the finish, after visiting each checkpoint.  The competitor with the shortest elapsed time on each course, is declared the winner.

 
 

The activity can be enjoyed by adults and children - old and young - fit or unfit.  As you set your own pace walking or running - it is ideal recreation for individuals or groups.  Families are welcome to try Orienteering, going round the course together.

 

The length of an Orienteering course varies from 1,5 km with six to ten controls for beginners, up to about 10 km for the more adventurous.  The challenge is yours !.