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BREAKING NEWS

  • Only seconds separate top runners at Jackal Creek !

  • Latest Performance Log Points now available

  • GOC Embargo Rules Revised... see below !!!

  • Government COVID Website : https://sacoronavirus.co.za/

ALL 2021 EVENTS: PROTOCOL

  • Only pre-Entries will be accepted
  • Select your start Time when you enter
  • Go directly to the start and collect a hired emit if applicable (15 min before your start time)
  • Wear a mask at all times before and after your run
  • Avoid congregation at controls
  • No Prize Giving - No hanging around the finish area after your run
  • Sanitise, sanitise, sanitise

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WHEN EVERY SECOND COUNTS.....

Only ten seconds separated the first three runners in the Mens night category race at Jackal Creek ! Carl Holmes came in a mere 6 seconds ahead of Gary de Klerk, with a steadily improving Luke Schipholt in third spot 4 seconds adrift ! Even the Explorer course had a close finish, with Bailie de Klerk pipping her sister Piper to the finish post ! Nice to see some new faces at the top of the leader board. No surprise, Sarah Wimberley trounced the opposition in the Ladies race. Nice to see a lot of first timers - especially those JK residents who turned out to enjoy the fun on a pleasant evening of challenging O' courses !

RESULTS - JACKAL CREEK NIGHT EVENT

RACO AGM GOES AHEAD - ALBEIT UNDER CONTROLLED CONDITIONS

A rather depleted membership turned out for the annual AGM on Saturday.

Those that were present enjoyed an awesome afternoon of 'distanced' socialising at the Malherbe home. Just made us realise how much we'd missed each other over the past year !

PERFORMANCE LOGS

The Gauteng Clubs Performance ladders continue to take shape....after 5 events in the Urban Series. Only individuals and Club Members score points...groups and assisted minors are not eligible. This year's Urban Series takes your best 5 results out of the 9 events.

LADIES LOG SCORES - AFTER JACKAL CREEK

MENS LOG SCORES - AFTER JACKAL CREEK

EMBARGO RULES FOR ALL GOC COLOUR CODED EVENTS - REVISED FOR 2021 !

The embargo rules, applying to all Gauteng Colour Coded events, have been revised to read:

1. No club or individual training with maps on Bushveld event areas once the calendar is published in early January. Hiking, biking and running are still allowed in the area, subject to landowner permission. Any requests for orienteering training exemption in an embargoed area is to be sent to the GOC committee and be substantiated with good reasoning.

2. Four weeks prior to a Bushveld event, there will be a total access embargo (for all activities) unless special access exemption is granted by the GOC committee.

3. Anyone breaking the above embargo rules without an exemption should notify the organizers and compete non-competitively at the event.

4. All championship event areas are fully embargoed from the date of calendar release for all activities.


WHAT IS ORIENTEERING ?

Orienteering is an outdoor adventure activity, which involves finding your way around a course in the terrain using a detailed map and some common sense.

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. Much like a treasure hunt. 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 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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