GOC2018 - RESULTS

All the official results of the Gauteng Orienteering Championships held at Maretlwane are available.

MARETLWANE TERRAIN CHALLENGES CHAMPIONSHIP HOPEFULS !

Nobody said it was going to be easy !.........but mostly everyone enjoyed the challenges thrown at them for the 2018 Gauteng O' Championships at Maretlwane. A superb two day event, hosted by our Club, centred around the Wilderness School Camp.

Champions in the top categories - Brad and Michele (who else could take these two on ?), both meeting the designed course winning times.  Well done !

All the age categories were represented with the premier Long Distance race winners taking home handsome trophies.  Although there were the usual 'suspects' stealing the silverware, there were also a few newbies to the podium.

Well done to RACO's Mathew Venter-Clelland (M12) and Piper de Klerk (W12), both venturing into the wild 'unknown' for their first experiences of Bush racing !

The Middle Distance event proved a handful for some, with the long grass obscuring two particular controls, resulting in lots of frustration, sweat and even tears.  But that's O' for you people....suck it up and dry your eyes !



 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 

SA SPRINT RESULTS

The official results of the SA Orienteering Spring Championships held a Lebone are available.

FASTEST SA SPRINT IN HISTORY ?

No bones about the sprinting around Lebone College on the other side of Rustenburg - the venue for the SA Sprint Championships. Once again it was the current 'king & queen' of SA O Brad and Michele who screamed around the tricky courses set out among the many buildings and expansive grounds. Brad clocking a time of 16 minutes.

Your beaming winners in all the age categories

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 !. 

 

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS AND TRAINING


1 July - Bush #4 - Rocky Valley



 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 !
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