RACO EX-CHAIRMEN NOT DONE YET - WITH WINNING !

The relatively small field of Orienteers that raced the Western Cape Champs were treated to a well organised event held in two totally different types of terrain albeit on either side of the main road to Namibia ! The !Khwa ttu San people reserve was the venue in the most glorious of Cape weather - surprise, surprise.

The small contingent of Gauteng runners who made the trek were well rewarded.....two of RACO's ex-chairmen leading home with two gold medals each ! Albert in the M70 category and Pat taking M60 honours.

Peter King's maps were clear and uncomplicated on the first day for the Long Distance event, while the Middle course map on day 2 was a different ballgame.....with very confusing vegetation that had everyone scratching around in the bush - or 'rough open with scattered trees' depicted here !!!

The full results are available here: Long Distance and Middle Distance . Another wonderful weekend of Orienteering - pity more of you could not make it !

TEST OF ENDURANCE AND PATIENCE

The Long O' is what it says....'LONG' ! So, why the complaining ? For a change we experienced a long distance challenge that had a decent amount of technicality. Great workout - thanks Team Raban !

Obviously the terrain suited Brad Lund and Michele Botha, who ran away from the opposition in the men's and ladies' Open Categories. There was a slight glitch with one control placement on the Blue course, but that was sorted out (very generously I thought - ED) by the event Controller and two competitors were re-instated in the results. For those with more patience, they found the control in any case !!!

Being a Championship event, there were trophies all down through the age groups....Brad taking home this magnificent piece...

All the results from Hennops Farm are available HERE

Jenny Saunders is acknowledged for the 'in the terrain' photographs (always welcome) !

  

 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 

GET YOUR SA CHAMPS ENTRIES IN - NOW !!!

You only have this month to secure your entries for the upcoming SA Championships - entries CLOSE (strictly) on 31 August !  Get onto OriEnterLive to book your place in the starting pens on 23-25 September.

RACO CHAMPIONS !

Without reliable help from Club Members, successful O' events would be impossible ! All aspects of event organisation take time and manpower....but throw in some hard work such as Control Collecting, and you have dedication into the mix. 

Evan and Pat Howell are RACO's most dedicated workers, volunteering at virtually every event to go out once again in to the tough terrain.....albeit with little energy left after their respective races.  Team Howell we salute you !

RACO GOOD AT FILLING OUR FACES

Another enjoyable Club night - this time at Picolino's Pizzaria in Fourways !

Don't miss out next time.

RACO ACHIEVEMENT

Tristan Malherbe has been awarded full colours for Orienteering at Fourways High School.

Well done Tristan !

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.
 

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS AND TRAINING


20 August - Bush #7 - Moreleta Kloof


 Details can be found in EVENT FLYERS
 
 
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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 !.