RACO YOUNGSTERS SHOW THE WAY AROUND HENNOPS !

A really promising prospect, with so many of our younger Orienteers bubbling to the top of the Results sheets these days ! At the Hennops Trails event Simon Pienaar just managed to hold off Matthew Venter-Clelland in the Light Green (cross-over) category. 

While younger brother, Oliver easily trounced the opposition on the 3km Orange course. Piper de Klerk came home first in the race for Yellow course honours. Then there were the more established juniors who put their older counterparts to shame as it were....leading out from the front. Mention here Cameron Morrison, Sarah Wimberley, Kirsten Chambers.

Full Results are  HERE

Some enjoyable courses set out in a really pleasant space, with a nice accurate map, made for an enjoyable morning of Bush O'.  Thanks to the first time Planner, Connor Morrison (another RACO hot star) and Garry for Controlling.

Next Bush adventure will be at Preller House (Pelindaba) on Sunday 26 August.  See you ALL there !

 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 

SA CHAMPS BULLETIN RELEASED

Click HERE  for a copy of the Bulletin 1 for the SA Champs happening in September.

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 !. 

 

WEBSITE CONTACTS:

Content Editor - Pat de Klerk
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Web Master - Glynn de Klerk
082 880 3314
 
Photo Contributors:
Leila Venter
Barbara Morrison
Dakota Murphy
Debbie Hattingh
Jenny Saunders

FORTHCOMING EVENTS AND TRAINING


26 August - Pelindaba - Bush #7

22 Sept - SA Orienteering Champs - Limpopo



 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 !


 

MOUNTAIN RACING IS ALWAYS TOUGH !

Given the deceptively flat start, the annual Mountain Marathon at Mohales Game Farm turned around to severely test all competitors through the valleys and over the hills on a cool but pleasant morning out in the bush !

Despite some confusion with the Grand Masters categories (which incidentally start at age 65 !) all our age class winners took home some fine silverware - including two new trophies for the Juniors !

The Botha clan made short work of the very tough courses, with Michele and Eugene taking the Open Ladies and Mens' titles.  All the finishing positions are available in RESULTS

Big thank you to the RACO organising team spearheaded by the tireless efforts of Planner/Controller Albert Epprecht.

Next event is at Hennops Hiking Trails on 5 August !