RACO TAKES RELAY TITLE AFTER 24 YEARS !!!!

Not since 2006 has RACO managed to pull off an overall win at the GOC Relay Championships.....but to take the majority of age categories, including the Senior Men's title was unprecedented at the St John's College event. Eclipsing all were the RACO Top Guns 2 (Juniors) Matthew, Dylan and Oliver
Well done guys !

RACO's Rory Ellis, Gary de Klerk and Paul Wimberley were the winners of that illusive GOC Senior Trophy.

The relays are always a load of fun....
....but this year saw the introduction of the new 'COVID' handover...

The full Relay Results have been published HERE


NIGHT SERIES GETS UNDERWAY AT EAGLE CANYON

At last the weather is starting to play ball, allowing the first event in the Night Series to happen at Eagle Canyon ! Although darkness fell quite swiftly, there were several on course illuminations to assist runners

No guessing who won the Mens race - but Ryno Grove was challenged by fellow youngster Dylan Fenthum. Zoe Brentano-Murphy was the Ladies course winner. Making an impact on the Explorer course, Liam Venter claimed what could be his first and last win.....when there were calls for him to 'step up' to the Mens course !

The overall winners of the Explorer course were the 'Afraid of the Dark' Eagle Residents Group.....well done. Thanks to SEEFF Properties who supplied the welcome wors rolls at the finish ! All the results can be found HERE

Next event in the Night Series takes place at the Leeuwkop Golf Course on Saturday 21 March. Be sure to get your entries in before 18 March....its PRE-ENTRY ONLY !!!  Bring very strong torches - that place is dark, very dark !!

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 

RACO ORIENTEERING EVENTS SUSPENDED

With respect to the current COVID-19 crisis, the President’s speech and a Media Release document from SASCOC, RACO has decided to suspend all orienteering events that have been scheduled up to the end of May. This is effectively all RACO Urban Series Events. Leeukop GC, Jackal Creek GC and Ruimsig GC. We will keep you informed of any further developments.

Please read relevant documentation regarding COVID-19 on the Government website:

URBAN PERFORMANCE LOG - EARLY DAYS

After 4 completed Urban events, the two Urban Performance Logs are taking shape. See the  LADIES    and  MENS  results as they stand after the Eagle Canyon Night Event.  Remember, only individuals qualify for points and GOC Club Membership is also a pre-requisite !

WESTERN CAPE ORIENTEERING FESTIVAL CANCELLED

The Western Cape Orienteering Championships scheduled for 1 - 3 May 2020 have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis.

GAUTENG SCHOOL'S LEAGUE SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDED

Another very successful School's League - with over 530 pupils taking part from 24 different schools in Gauteng - ended with the Final event at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens. First time overall winners of the Series were the girls from Brescia House, while Sarah Wimberley was crowned the Senior Girls Champion for 2020.

Helpmekaar's Ryno Grove is the 2020 Senior Boy Champion and scored an impressive full house of points in the league.

WEBSITE CONTACTS:

Content Editor - Pat de Klerk
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Web Master - Glynn de Klerk
082 880 3314
 
Photo Contributors for 2020:
Dakota Murphy
Jenny Saunders
Wilma Malherbe
Pierre Malherbe
Glynn de Klerk

FORTHCOMING EVENTS AND TRAINING


ALL RACO EVENTS SUSPENDED FOR NOW !

 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 !


                                     
 

BECOME A RACO MEMBER 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 !

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP STANDS AT 106 !!!

RACO RACE SHIRTS - ORDER FORM

Get the Order Form HERE  for your own RACO Race shirts !

Here is a SIZING CHART to assist you with making the right choices

Please deal directly with the manufacturer !!!

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 !
 

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 !.