URBAN SERIES GETS UNDERWAY IN FINE WITSOC FASHION

The Wits Orienteering Club are to be congratulated for a well organised event in the Campus....kicking off the hotly contested 2020 Urban Series !

Picking up where they left off last season were the youngsters showing everyone the way...on some fast courses. Winning lady - and don't say we didn't expect it - was Sarah Wimberley, who covered the Ladies course in an impressive 19:55

.....while Ryno Grove took only 18:26 to get around the Mens course.
...leaving the rest to flounder in their wake !

The exciting Explorer course for newcomers and the younger set, had Con Loubser winning it from Reenen Loubser and Piper de Klerk.  Well done all of you !

For all the results... just mouse over and click HERE


 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 

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 !. 

2019 GAUTENG PERFORMANCE LOGS

The final 2019 GOC Bush Performance Logs are available:

Also see how you performed in your own age category:

WEBSITE CONTACTS:

Content Editor - Pat de Klerk
073 200 1969
 
Web Master - Glynn de Klerk
082 880 3314
 
Photo Contributors for 2020:
Wilma Malherbe
Pierre Malherbe
Glynn de Klerk

FORTHCOMING EVENTS AND TRAINING

23 February - The Campus (Sandton) - Urban Series #3

1 March - Pretoria Botanical Gardens - Urban Series #4

 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 MEMBERSHIP DUE NOW

Now is a good time to join a vibrant, welcoming, friendly Orienteering Club.......Membership for the 2020 Season is open.  Download MEMBERSHIP FORM

Remember....No membership....no Log points !

[Memberships signed up already 106 as at 3 February - ED]

RACO RACE SHIRTS - ORDER FORM

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

Here is a SIZING CHART to assist you with making the right choices

ENTER ONLINE - PAY AND BE DONE !!!

In a move to eliminate the handling of cash at events, RACO urges everyone to enter and pay on line (all events are available at www.Orienter.co.za ) for all races in 2020 !

The system is so painless and eliminates a lot of hassle for competitors and organisers alike.

For the RACO organised events - entries may be taken on the day, however, payment by SNAPSCAN is the only payment method available. Be warned to download the App and activate BEFORE you get to event registration.....if you are among the few who need to pay on the day !