2020 CALENDAR PUBLISHED

The Calendar of 2020 Events has been published !

2020 GOC CALENDAR
and.....

Remember that all Bush venues are subsequently, from today (9 December) out of bounds up until the event !

SOGGY LAST SPRINT OF THE YEAR

Persistent rain over the preceding days made the going rather damp at the Red Barn for the last event of 2019.....the annual Sprint Cup.
Won by Michele Botha (ladies)
And Alex Pope (Men)
The Explorer class was won quite convincingly by Xolise Luthi. For all the results tap HERE

RACO CAN DO - AS ALWAYS !

A slick operation once again for the annual RAC support Water Table at the 32km Tough One Road Race.....must be about our 30th in a row ?

All pulled together by head Gringo.....Bob, who got all these MexiCANS to assist ! And by 7:30 it was all done and time for the customary roadside breakfast.

Huge thanks to all the RACO 'CANS' for pitching in to help.....next year maybe we get some of the RACO 'CANT's' to join in the fun !!!

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 2020 !

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 !
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 

READY SET GO - RACO STARTS 2020 on 25 JANUARY !

The Club will hold its official AGM on Saturday 25 January - to reflect on the year past.....awarding prizes for our achievers, selecting a new Committee and also having a great time together at the first Social of the new year !  All the details are in the EVENT FLIER  Please note the RSVP required !

RACO MEMBERSHIP DUE NOW

Now is a good time to join a vibrant, welcoming, friendly Orienteering Club.......Membership for the 2020 Season is open.  Download MEMBERSHIP FORM

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

GAUTENG CLUBS AWARDS BRUNCH

Thank you to Zoe and Val for organising a superb brunch at the Rusty Hook Restaurant for this year's Gauteng Clubs Awards function. We were there to honour those performers who took top placings in the various age categories - but also to celebrate just being together as friends who share a common passion for the sport we enjoy !

Top of the class in the Bush Series was Jeremy Green...
....and Michele Botha, our Open Champions for 2019.

Each age category had its worthy champions :

Orienteering being the family oriented sport that it is - recognises the highest scores by three members of a closely related family. And this year the trophy went (again) to the Wimberleys, Tania, Paul and Sarah.....huh, that looks like Heather !
[Sarah unfortunately not attending the function - ED]  Nine families qualified for the FAMILY LOG .

Michele Botha and Alex Pope took the two overall Open Titles in the 2019 Urban Series. See all the Age Category winners here:

GAUTENG PERFORMANCE LOGS

The final GOC Bush Performance Logs are available:

Also see how you performed in your own age category:

SA CHAMPS PHOTO ALBUM

Go check out a selection of photos from the prize-giving in the forest at Sabie - gallery

WEBSITE CONTACTS:

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

FORTHCOMING EVENTS AND TRAINING

25 January - Bryanston - RACO AGM PRIZE-GIVING SOCIAL

 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 !


 

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 !.