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SCULPTURED COURSES SUIT SOME

What a fascinating Cradle venue with all forms of sculptures peppered around the place, which also boasts several water features - enough to confuse anyone who thought that the map of the Nirox Sculpture Park looked very 'simple' !!! 
....yes, the day's activities were 'observed' quite intently by some very sedentary persona !

Once again the cream rose to the top and in usual fashion, the opposition were 'milked' by the terror-duo of Stephanie Courtnage and Mike Crone. Although there was however a strong challenge. Sarah Pope came in second on the ladies course, followed very closely - 5 seconds to be exact - by Christie Courtnage. Tim Chambers tried chasing down Mike, but could only manage a second spot, with Alex Pope third in the men's race. The Novice event was won by Albert Steyn. Full details of how the rest finished are available now in RESULTS.

Kyle Blues found this particular part of the course very runnable and blasted his way over one of the streams...
....or maybe it was the fear of falling in the water and ending up like this poor unfortunate chappie....
...the dregs of an event past maybe !!!

Thanks to the AR Club organising team especially Nick de Klerk (map & planning) and Lisa for her Controlling a very pleasant event.  See some of you at the Western Cape Champs soon or alternatively at the next Urban Series race on Sunday 4 May at a venue still to be announced.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 

OUR TIM ON THE WAY TO JWOC !

RACO's Tim Chambers has been selected to represent SA at the Junior World Orienteering Championships later in the year. Well done Tim - we wish you good training and success at the champs.
   

WEBSITE CONTACTS:

Editor - Pat de Klerk
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Web Master - Glynn de Klerk
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WEEKEND TRAINING – EVERYONE WELCOME

TRAINING HAS STARTED !

Our next training session will take place in May . The coaching will be divided into two groups to cater for both newcomers and more experienced orienteers

Contact Tania at coach@racorienteers.co.za if you are keen to partake in the Free Training Sessions.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

27/28 APRIL - WEST CAPE CHAMPS

4 MAY - VENUE TBA - URBAN #7

18 MAY - HERONBRIDGE COLLEGE - URBAN #8
 
Details can be found in EVENTS.
 
 

ONLINE EVENT ENTRY

All SA Orienteering events are listed on the On-Line Entry Service at:
 http://www.orienteeringonline.net

Procedure: Register on the site. Click on Country and Event (by date) follow the instructions to enter any event.

ALL RESULTS NOW AVAILABLE

Go to the RESULTS Section to see all the results of this year's races and the latest Colour Coded Performance Log. Acknowledgements to Richard Lund, for his never-ending hard work in this department !

VERY EARLY WARNING - SAOC 2014

Better believe it - the First Bulletin for the 2014 SA Orienteering Championships is already available !!! (See EVENTS). Co-hosted by the Durban Orienteering Club and RACO, the event takes place on the Hilton and Grace College campuses. So, no excuses - you have plenty of time to plan your trip to Howick (Kwazulu Natal) over the weekend of 4 - 6 October. 

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 !.