SA FIRST - ORIENTEERING UNDERGROUND

Surprise for competitors at the third Urban event of 2018 - navigation thru an underground parking lot at the DiData Campus in Bryanston
It was great fun for all (except for those that forgot to punch the controls immediately before and after the 'extra' map section !).
Wimberley ladies Sarah and Tania with another first.....dead heat for second place on the ladies course ! Michele Botha won overall - with Tim Chambers once again crushing the opposition in the men's event. The Explorer Course was won by Heloise Lepinard. All race finish details are available HERE .

BIG ENTRY FOR SECOND URBAN EVENT !

Despite a bit of chaos at registration .......the three member Wits team put on a great event at Wits Campus on Sunday ! RACO 'seniors' Tania Wimberley and Garry Morrison had excellent runs to finish second and third in their respective races. 

The Eugene Parsons Group won the Explorer course, which was setup mainly for newcomers - and we had plenty of those ! Michele Botha took overall lady honours while Tim Chambers trounced the opposition in the mens event. All the results are available HERE

Many thanks to the RACO ladies who stepped in to assist the stretched Wits team at Registration !



 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 

GAUTENG CHAMPS ANNOUNCEMENT

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.

Please note Entries and Accommodation reservations only open on 1 March

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 !. 


 

WEBSITE CONTACTS:

Content Editor - Pat de Klerk
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Web Master - Glynn de Klerk
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FORTHCOMING EVENTS AND TRAINING


20 February - Night Street O - Craighall Park



 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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