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2013 News

State League 5

SL5 - a sunny but windy day saw 182 run in league events with another 10 EOD entrants. The technical rock course saw a first for Duncan Currie and good runs by Ross Barr, Peter Annetts, Michele Dawson, Toby Wilson and Daniel Hill.


 ACT Championships - a solid representation of Garingal members travelled to the Australian Capital Territory last weekend for the ACT Championships.  There were some great results for the Garingal Club.  Highlights in the results included first placing in the Middle Distance for James Lithgow, Tony Wilson, Ron Junghans, Ross Barr and Barbara Hill. 

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Go In The Thick Of It

Sunday, 28 April 2013 - Hilltop - The third state league event was held at Hilltop last weekend.  The area is renowned for complex sandstone rock formations set amongst very healthy undergrowth.  It lived up to expectations with the area really testing orienteers' navigational skills and resolve.  The cautious and patient orienteers were rewarded with good times as it was difficult to get up a head of steam and keep contact with the map.

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Lizards Bask on Rocks in Sun

Sunday 25 March 2013 - Mitchell Park - a great start to the MetrO year.  The first round was a metro classic with around 150 runners turning up to sample the bush and rock challenge at Mitchell Park.   Garingal fielded 8 teams and came away with 6 wins - a credit to new club captain Tania Kennedy.  There were some notable performances amongst the pack.  The north sydney boys (with a guest appearance from Jo) competed in metro as the Garingal "legless" team and finished with a win.  The Monitors in Division A, with a blend of youth and "experience" chalked up a win against the new University team (which incidently starred Colin C as a welcome  late recruit into Division A).  Jim Merchant and Duncan Currie bagged 10 points in each of their match ups. Alex Kennedy, Toby Wilson, Jo Hill and Lloyd Gledhill also pocketed 9 points in their races.  Check out the full results.  Thanks very much to organisers John and Kathleen Anderson, course setter Glenn Horrocks and controller Carol Jacobson for a super event.  Thank you also to the National Parks and Wildlife Service.


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Honours for Karin and Michele

Bendigo - Sunday, 1 April 2013 - Michele Dawson was selected in the Australian team to compete in the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) after performing well in the junior elite division of the Easter Carnival.  Congratulations Michele and good luck in the Czech republic in July!


Summer Series Finale - the Minister for Sport, the Honourable Graham Annesley MP, attended the final summer series event last Wednesday to present the awards for the series.  We were pleased that the Minister was able to present the Sydney Summer Series cup to Karin Hefftner for the overall cumulative points score.  Well done Karin and thank you to Ross Barr for co-ordinating the series again.

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MetrOLeague This Sunday

Lithgow - Sunday 17 March 2013 - the first State League event was held last weekend near Lithgow.  The event was held in beautiful Autumn sunshine among the stunning rock pagodas of Wolgan Valley.  The courses had it all.  There were giant rock faces, a very long and damp swamp, some open eucalypt areas and, of course, the obligatory steep hills to test endurance.  Garingal turned out a good crowd for the event and there was a large contingent of club members enjoying the live music at the Lithgow Workies club on Saturday evening.  Full results can be found here.  Thank you to the Central Coast Club for organising the event.

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