SUN GOES DOWN ON URBAN SERIES FINAL

The 2018 Urban Series ended in a grand finale at the newly mapped Joburg Country Club golf course.

Surely taking the Ladies and Men's titles are Michele Botha and Brad Lund - after yet another dominant display....even in the dark. A first time win too for RACO's Emily Hancock on the 'tricky in the dark' Explorer course.

Here are the full RESULTS

Next stop - if you're not going to Cape Town for the WCC - is B'Sorah farm out near Hartebeespoortdam, and the Long O' Championships.

COMPLEX ROUTING AT HERONBRIDGE

Heronbridge College played host to the 9th round of the Gauteng Urban Series. Planner Brian Courtnage made no bones about making a meal of the complexity of the courses through all the buildings.
Out the box, control #2 on the ladies and men's courses had just about everyone fooled - yes, it was on the inside of the fence !

Making this year's Urban Series their own - Michele Botha and Brad Lund just 'destroyed' the competition in the ladies and men's races ! RACO's Matthew Venter-Clelland ran an exceptional pace to easily win the Explorer Course.

The final results are HERE now !

See you at the Final of this Series on Saturday evening 19 May - at the Woodmead Joburg Country Club venue.



 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 

GAUTENG CHAMPS WEEKEND - ENTRIES CLOSING SHORTLY !

Entries for the 2018 Gauteng Orienteering Championships - incorporating the SA Sprint Championship - close 25 May !!!

Note: The SA SPRINT requires a separate entry on OriEnter !

No late pre-entries will be permitted.  Entries received after this date will have to compete on the Novice courses. 

SA's JWOC TEAM ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to three RACO flag bearers, Christie Courtnage, Kirsty Chambers and Andries Swart, who will be representing the country at the Junior World Championships in Hungary during July.  We wish them well in their training towards this prestigious event.

SA's FINEST YOUNGSTERS IN SWEDEN

Just take a look at this fine crop of SA's youngest O' stars [except for the two team managers....they're special in their own way - ED]

Just returned from the youth tour to Sweden, where hopefully they picked up lots of experience to translate into some good racing back home.

GAUTENG CHAMPS

ON SITE ACCOMMODATION NEARLY FULL 
Please note Entries and Accommodation reservations are now  open !  

The Gauteng O' Club's Championships, incorporating the SA Sprint Championships, will be held in the North West Province in June. The first BULLETIN  has been released.


KAAPSEHOOP - TREE HUGGER'S DELIGHT !

Oh for the love of the forests ! This has just got to be a proper Orienteering challenge.......and we were privileged to have three days of O'Ringen racing in Kaapsehoop.

Day one had competitors battling some severe climbs on tough courses set out in the high altitude Nooitgedacht West plantation. Day two saw running take place closer to town in the Battery Creek woods - and to finish off the glorious weekend....a high speed sprint around the Nelspruit Botanical gardens.

Surprise package of the O'Ringen was James Hancock who had excellent runs to hound overall Blue course winner, Brian Courtnage.

Overall winners of the top Brown division for the weekend were Brad Lund and Michele Botha. 

All results for DAY 1
All results for DAY 2
All results for DAY 3

A points system provided the Overall results for Kaapsehoop O'Ringen HERE

Everyone that took part had a thoroughly enjoyable time....
....not winners all, but certainly very satisfied Orienteers !




 

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS AND TRAINING


26/27 May - WC Champs - !Kwha 'ttu


3 June - Bush #3 - B'Sorah - Hartebeespoort

15-17 June - Gauteng Champs - Maretlwane
16 June - Sa Sprint Champs - Lebone (Rustenburg)


 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 !


                                     
 

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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 !.