RACO TAKES ALMOST ALL LONG O TITLES

Michele Botha spoiled the RACO party, by taking the Ladies Elite trophy for the Long O' Championships held at Rosemary Hill Farm !

Despite this....RACO fared extremely well by winning every single other category on the day ! Well done all. [The official results can be accessed CLICK HERE  ]

So, this is what competing at JWOC level does for SA Orienteers....Ryno Grove made a huge impression by winning the Elite Men Long O' title....

Not to be outdone, third place went to our other JWOC candidate Dylan Fenthum. Eugene Botha was second overall.

 
Sarah Everett had a great run for RACO into second spot behind Michele, with Elaine O'Connell third.

Next Gauteng Bush event is in the Modderfontein Reserve - on a section of the newly extended map on Sunday 25th August. Be sure not to miss this one - its going to be flattish and fast !

FOOTNOTE: There was some concern about those competitors that have run the Modderfontein Parkrun in the past 12 months being 'non competitive' for the Orienteering event coming up. It is advised that the O'courses do NOT go anywhere near the Parkrun route, so everyone is eligible for Log points on 25 August - ED

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 

CHANGE IN MENS PERFORMANCE LOG - AFTER WESTERN CAPE CHAMPS

Only five Gauteng Orienteers ventured down to the Cape for the WC Champs. RACO was represented by the Everett family, with Audrey winning the W45 category in the Long Distance event....and Sarah taking the W21 crown in the Middle Distance. Very well done to both of you !

The latest LADIES BUSH LOG  and MENS BUSH LOG  now include the WCC results. A total of only four events to go in the 2019 Season.

ENTRIES FOR THE MODDERFONTEIN RESERVE Event CLOSE on Wednesday 21 AUGUST !!!!!!


SA CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 - ENTER NOW

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

TOUGHEST EVER MOGALES O'RINGEN

That's what you get when you let loose two very enthusiastic and tough competitors and give them the job of planning an event in some very challenging terrain....Mogales game farm. Surely the two day O'Ringen can go down as one of our toughest events in years. 
Yes, there were three controls on the TOP of THAT mountain for the Brown course competitors !!!

Congratulations to Jeremy Green and Piers Pirow for staging a great weekend of Orienteering and despite the moans and groans from 'shattered' runners, everyone had a great time in some stunning bush veld.

See the MIDDLE DISTANCE and LONG DISTANCE results - but as for the O'Ringen (combined total time for the two events) these competitors bubbled to the top of the heap (of shattered runners) :
Paul Wimberley (Brown Course)
Sarah Wimberley (Blue Course)
Glynn de Klerk (Green Course)
Emily Hancock (Light Green Course)
Gemma Green (Orange Course)

Special mentions deserved for Emily on her first ever win on a serious course and then the brave efforts of Luke and Hilton Schipholt out on the tough Green Course (the latter doing his very first Bush run....but wisely dropped down to Light Green on day 2 and promptly won the course outright !). Well done all.


A comment heard at prize-giving...."don't ever tell Piers and Jeremy to plan a mountain marathon !!!"


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Photo Contributors for 2019:
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Leila Venter
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FORTHCOMING EVENTS AND TRAINING


25 August - Bush #8 - Modderfontein Reserve South

 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 !. 

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 !