THUNDERSTORM WREAKS HAVOC AT NIGHT EVENT !

A sudden afternoon thunderstorm played havoc with course setting for the Jackal Creek Night Event ! Result was that Planners Garry and Mick had to postpone starts by 30 minutes. This did in no way spoil the enjoyment of the over 100 competitors entered, who braved the chilly evening on the dark golf course.

RACO rising star, Ryno Grove, accounted himself well finishing ahead of several of our super juniors.....and only slightly off the pace of some of our 'older' stalwarts. Bradley Lund blitzed the Men's race, while Heather Wimberley did likewise in the Ladies race for top honours. Simon Pienaar easily won the Explorers category, which was very well patronised by many newcomers enjoying their first competitive outing...in the dark !

See how you finished by taking a look at the RESULTS

Next, and last of the RACO Night Series takes place at Randpark Golf Club this coming Saturday (21 April) be sure to get your entries in before deadline on Wednesday.

NIGHT SERIES OFF TO CRACKING START

With two more RACO Night races in the offering over the next two weeks - the Houghton Golf Course event proved a great start to the Series. Very ably planned by first timer James Hancock - who did a superb job with course planning aided and abeted by Nico van Hoepen. We need more of our juniors to step up for this rewarding task !

It was the usual 'suspects' - Michele Botha and Alex Pope - who took the overall honours in the ladies and mens races, but it was really great to see more juniors at the sharp end of the Explorer course finishers. Simon Pienaar and Piper de Klerk winning it for the boys and girls respectively.

Go check out the FULL RESULTS   to see how you finished in the dark.

Zoe Brentano, having one of her last races before emigrating to the UK with hubby Dakota....

Thanks for all your hard work for the club Zoe.



 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 

ENTRIES CLOSING SOON FOR EXCITING NIGHT SERIES !

The annual Night Adventure Series - held at selected golf courses around Joburg - is now open for entries. Remember its Pre-Entry only for this Night Series !

The last race of this series takes place at Randpark Golf Club on Saturday 21 April - ENTRIES CLOSE ON WEDNESDAY 18 APRIL !!!    Special introductory course for families and newcomers alike.

GAUTENG CHAMPS

ON SITE ACCOMMODATION NEARLY FULL 
Please note Entries and Accommodation reservations are now  open !  

The Gauteng O' Club's Championships, incorporating the SA Sprint Championships, will be held in the North West Province in June. The first BULLETIN  has been released.


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 !. 


WIMBERLEY LADIES TOP TABLES AT THE COVES !

Another great event brought to you by the Gauteng Orienteering Club's Urban Series. A satisfying turnout with many newcomers trying it.....and enjoying the fun of Orienteering at the Coves Estate on the banks of Hartebeespoort Dam.

The Wimberley ladies showing everyone how it should be done...at speed. Heather on her way to victory on the Ladies course.

Sarah and mom Tania featured at the sharp end of the large field. The mens course was won by 'visiting Swiss star' Mike Crone.  [Photo courtesy - Barbara Morrison]

 

WEBSITE CONTACTS:

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

FORTHCOMING EVENTS AND TRAINING


21 April - Randpark GC - Night Event           [Pre-Entry Only]


27 April - Kaapsehoop - O'Ringen

6 May - Urban Series #9 - Heronbridge College

 Details can be found in EVENT FLYERS
 
FREE COACHING
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 !

Next Training Session:
At a venue still to be announced
Contact Tania to reserve: 082 902 6097
                                     
 

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