Fantastic day of orienteering | Whyalla news
Participants in Sunday’s orienteering were rewarded for their trip to the event – the sport / recreation start area was fine in the Coruña (or Caroona) hills north of Iron Knob .
The steep and towering rock formations offered spectacular scenery. The longer courses took the competitors to the lower ranges, offering distant views of the surrounding plains and rolling hills, giving the impression of space, “a great country”.
A group of 29 people enjoyed the day with a barbecue lunch after the event.
The long runs designed for experienced orienteers challenged runners (and walkers) with the choice of trekking route up hilltops – rugged and stony, or travel, right or left – with extra distance through scattered trees.
Moderate and easy loops in the “amphitheater” of the hills. As these are learning courses, a wide range of different testing sites added to the experience and knowledge of the riders.
Careful reading of the map is important for guidance counselors. When the small characteristics of the terrain indicated on the map were not taken into account, several competitors lost time and effort to retrace their steps.
It sparked a lot of introspection and post-event discussion.
Route 1 – 6.7 km Time (h: mm: ss)
Raymond Friedrich 4 orders
Allan & Abi Smith, Kristen Hughes 6 orders
Jessica Muller +4 1:24:59
Greg & Ruth Hancock 1:33:46
Willy Schmitz 11 orders
Zali & Nemayah Monday 23:23
Nic Voorendt & Jackie Hirst 42:55