EXCITING GAUTENG CHAMPIONSHIPS

A most enjoyable weekend of racing close to Hartebeespoort Dam for the Gauteng Regional Championships over the Youth Day long weekend. The Long Distance event was run at B'Sorah farm - with these age category winners......

The Middle distance courses were held in the same, challenging but manageable terrain on the Sunday.

All the Results can be found RESULTS

Double titles for several RACO members:
Shelby Dos Santos (W12)
Sarah Wimberley (W16)
Luan Swart (M16)
Heather Wimberley (W20)
Andries Swart (M20)
Paul Wimberley (M40)
Alison Curtis (W45)

Well done to all of you !


FLAT-OUT SPEED IN THE COVES !

As intended, the SA Sprint races were a test of sheer speed over some very flat terrain in the Coves Estate on the banks of  Hartebeespoort Dam. These speedsters were victorious in their various age groups...

All the Official finishing positions are available in RESULTS

GO FASTER KIT !

Really want to get down to earth with your running in the bush ?....try these !

Eben Uys reckons they give him extra voema - especially when the thorns start irking ! [Not recommended for sissies ! - ED]
  

 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 

PROUD RACO YOUNGSTERS OFF TO WORLD CHAMPS

Andries Swart, Karl Holmes and Christie Courtnage are on their way to represent South Africa at the Junior World Championships in two weeks time !

Our Club wishes them all great runs and an enjoyable experience.

TUCKSHOP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED !

The 'Cafe de-move-on' at events has become an institution and all of us have been delighted to have the pleasure of a cold drink, a warm snack and some delectable sweetie things...after a tough run in the bush ! The ever-suffering, non-running ladies of the O'community have always been there for us - and for this we are eternally grateful. However, as the baton has been passed down from group to group over the years - it is time for 'new ownership' ! Anyone willing to step up to assist or take over ? Let Val or Denise know please.

SA CHAMPS - ENTRIES OPEN !

Your entries for the SA Championships 2017 to be held at Maretlwane in September are being taken NOW ! BULLETIN 2 now available. See the DETAILS HERE . Reminder to book your accommodation directly with the camp owners - spaces still available.

WESTERN CAPE CHAMPIONSHIPS - ANNOUNCEMENT

The first Bulletin announcing the WC O' Championships has been published !  Click HERE for all the info.

SOUTH AFRICAN O' CHAMPS - FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

The First Announcement for the SA Champs happening in September - with all event and accommodation details - has been published ! Click HERE

NEWSFLASH - Some onsite accommodation has again become available ! Please contact Karien at Maretlwane to reserve - maretlwane@gmail.com

First come first served basis.

As highlighted in the Bulletin, CAMPING IN THE RESERVE IS NOT PERMITTED FOR THE DURATION OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS !
 

WEBSITE CONTACTS:

Content Editor - Pat de Klerk
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Web Master - Glynn de Klerk
082 880 3314
 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS AND TRAINING


2 July - Bush #5 - Stirrup Glen


29 July - WCOC 2017 (Cape West Coast)


 Details can be found in EVENT FLYERS
 
 
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 !.