REMOTE GAUTENG CHAMPIONSHIPS IN POLOKWANE

The long drive to Polokwane for the 2019 Gauteng (yes Gauteng !) Championships was well worth the runs in the Paardevlei forest and in the Turfloop Nature Reserve....although the latter was thorn infested ! No serious problems for the Long Distance Champions...

Click HERE for the official results of the Long Distance event

The Green family of Teagan, Jeremy and Kirsten racked up a bag of age category wins over the three day event.

While 'visiting' PENOC runner of note, Tim Chambers, took all three titles over the weekend - as did Michele Botha for the ladies - RACO's Ryno Grove put in a good showing to take two second spots in the M21E category....just two weeks before the Junior World Champs !


The results for the Middle Distance races in the magic forests of Paardevlei are HERE

Just a special mention of some of our youngsters who took multiple titles for the three events: Shelby dos Santos, Sarah Wimberley, Oli Venter-Clelland and James Hancock....well done !

Then earning his first Orienteering medal after starting the sport only months ago...
....meet Keith Bowen ! Nice one Keith - first of many ?

And our very own 'veteran of many veld skirmishes' Klaus Kreft....
....and his 'never give up attitude' ! [I truly admire your achievement on several legs of that very challenging Middle Course 7 - ED]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 

POLOKWANE ORIENTEERS HOST SA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIPS

Well done to Ephraim Chuene and his team for hosting the fast courses around the University of Limpopo...the scene for the SA Sprint Title chases.

View all the official RESULTS

RACO TEST THE LOCAL BREWS !

In a surprise break from tradition, there was no official social event organised for the Polokwane weekend....so, some RACOites decided to arrange a touch of beer tastiong and chow at the very pleasant Zwakala Brewery nestled in the forests close to Haenertsberg...

A great afternoon was had by all !

NEXT CLUB SOCIAL - COME JOIN THE FUN

The next RACO Social evening is scheduled for Saturday 22 June.....The Moonlight Maze will have you bumbling your way round trying to answer clues along the confusing pathways ! Teams of two, three or four go in together (to hold hands if you get scared perhaps !) and then we eat drink and be merry afterwards. See the details HERE. Don't forget to RSVP: zbrentano@outlook.com


SA CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 - FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

The BULLETIN 1  announcing the SA Championships to be held in Sabie from 21 to 23 September, is now available. Entries opened on OriEnter on 1 June.

ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN

GAUTENG URBAN SERIES RESULTS


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 2019 !

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 !


WEBSITE CONTACTS:

Content Editor - Pat de Klerk
073 200 1969
 
Web Master - Glynn de Klerk
082 880 3314
 
Photo Contributors for 2019:
Dakota Murphy
Zoe Brentano-Murphy
Barbara Morrison
Leila Venter

FORTHCOMING EVENTS AND TRAINING


30 June - Bush #4 Mountain Marathon - Stirrup Glen

 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 !


 

RACO MEMBERSHIP OPEN FOR 2019

Now is a good time to join a vibrant, welcoming, friendly Orienteering Club.......Membership is STILL open for the 2019 O' Season !

Click HERE  for the Membership Form

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

 

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 !.