SA CHAMPIONSHIPS - BULLETIN 3 RELEASED

The Final Bulletin and Start Lists for the SA Championships are now available.....in BULLETIN 3

MARETLWANE AWAITS !

Only days now to the SA Champs event at Maretlwane !
Your arrival to compete at this World Heritage Site is eagerly awaited......by the euphorbia 'trees' (naboom)!
We wish you all some great runs this coming weekend !

MOUNTAIN MARATHON IDEAL WARM UP FOR SA CHAMPS !

The tough, hot, dry conditions at Mogales Gate were the perfect 'warm up' (pun intended) for the SA Championships taking place in two weeks time - in very similar conditions ! Good use was made of the game farm by Planner Roger Blane - aided and abetted by Controller Glynn de Klerk - to test the best of skills and endurance.

For some it was a 'doddle' ....
Alex Pope taking the overall Mountain Marathon shield, with Tania Wimberley the Veteran Ladies trophy and Paul Wimberley the Veteran Men title. Michele Botha was the overall Ladies winner.

Go HERE  to find out how the rest of the field fared.

As always a huge thanks to everyone that lent a hand in some way or another on the day.  See you in two weeks time at Maretlwane.
  

 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 

LATEST BUSH SERIES PERFORMANCE LOG

See all the latest results on the Gauteng Performance ladder HERE
 

ALWAYS READ THE NOTICE BOARD !

At last Sunday's event there was a very important message on the Notice Board about new Map Symbols, recently introduced by the IOF and adopted for the re-map of Mogales Gate ! The organiser went to great lengths, with a full legend listing as well as a summary of the differences between the old ISOM2000 and ISOM2017 features. So, there was no excuse for the grumbles afterwards.

The Notice Board usually gives pertinent information and sometimes important safety recommendations.........so, the onus is on every competitor to be aware.

SPOT THE CONTROL

Our avid cell-phone photographer, Jenny Saunders, has been at it again - while out on the course at Mogales Gate last weekend.  Test your eyes !!!
You cheated and double clicked on the image !!!!!

ORIENTEERING SA 35 YEARS AGO !

We took a 35 year step back in time to the first official SA Orienteering Event - held at Delta Park on Saturday ! With the rudimentary map.....
.... manual punching and punch cards.  Even having to copy courses from a master map.....a bunch of happy competitors were treated to three different length races, just like way back in the 80's.  Wow, how far we have come !

All the results and some thought provocation in the report by Planner, Ian Bratt, can be found in the RESULTS

WEBSITE CONTACTS:

Content Editor - Pat de Klerk
073 200 1969
 
Web Master - Glynn de Klerk
082 880 3314
 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS AND TRAINING

23-25 September - Maretlwane - SA Champs

 Details can be found in EVENT FLYERS
 
 
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 !


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 !.