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Wagga Wagga, June 2017

Garingal took a team of 35 to the Australian 3-Days carnival in Wagga over the June long weekend and returned with eight badges.

The terrain was a mixture of intense granite and spur-gully eucalypt forest, making for testing navigation on all three days.

The weather and courses were wonderful and the three assembly arenas afforded scenic views of both the finish and the surrounding landscapes.

Day 1 Connorton - Middle distanceWW

1st: Mark Brindley M35AS, Neil Schafer M90A

2nd: Clare Jessup W20A

3rd: Tania Kennedy W50A, Ross Barr M70A, Christa Schafer W75A,

     Justine Brindley MWOpenEasy


Day 2 Burngoogee - Long

1st: Mark Brindley M35AS, Clare Jessup W20A

2nd: Tania Kennedy W50A, Ross Barr M70A

3rd: Christa Schafer W75A, Justine Brindley MWOpenEasy


   Day 3 CSU - SprintD3

  1st: Peter Annetts M50A, Ross Barr M70A, Clare Jessup W20A

  2nd: Mark Brindley M35AS, Ellen Currie W16A, Greg Dominish M45A,  Justine Brindley MWOpenEasy

  3rd: Christa Schafer W75A


Great to see so many Garingal colours on the courses.

 Garingal NOL results were

Junior Men: Duncan Currie 8th and Michael Clayden 13th

Junior Women: Melissa Annetts 6th

Senior Women: Lisa Grant 13th

Overall Standings for the carnival

1st: Clare Jessup W20A, Mark Brindley M35AS

2nd: Ross Barr M70A, Justine Brindley MWOpenEasy

3rd: Ian Jessup M45AS, Tania Kennedy W50A, Ron Junghans M70A, Christa Schafer W75A

Equipment report

Duffys Forest, May 2017 - busybeez

A lovely Saturday afternoon (22nd May) saw 8 Garingal members gather at the Christmas Tree Farm big shed to spend the afternoon working on checking and preparing our club's equipment for the forthcoming Australian Orienteering Carnival (23rd Sept to 1st Oct).  

We completed the task of renewing all the club’s control stands thanks to the great work done by Carol and Ken Jacobson, Karin Hefftner, Ross Duker, Colin Burnett and Di, and Jim Forbes.  Time did not allow to do more.  As darkness fell we retired to drinks and a BBQ meal.    Another working bee will be required before the Carnival.

 Ron J.

Jewel in the Crown

Milson Island. January 2017 - Over 40 enthusiastic orienteers visited Milsons Island last Saturday the 21st.  Starting with a short ferry trip from the mainland to the island. 

Ferry Ride

Tony Hill went the self-propelled way of canoeing across the strait. 

Then the fun began.  Tennis anyone, basketball, large chess games, BBQs and swimming pool.  However the main event was the orienteering over the island with the coarse been set by Atte.  Wonderful rock formations and with many buildings making challenging courses.  In fact there were 3 courses easy, medium and hard.  No times were recorded, no SI, just trust as it was a friendly banter.  After the runs everyone relaxed enjoying a swim, tennis etc. 

at the pool

A place for everyone to go to, many expressed interest to stay longer but 4pm soon arrived so it was time depart.

Thanks to all participants for a great day out.

Going Places

Sydney, May 2017 - Toby

  Club member Toby Wilson has had a smile on his face for the past week after learning he was selected to represent Australia at the Junior World Orienteering Championships.  The Team is made up of 6 males and 6 females.  JWOC is in Tampere, Finland 9-16th July run in conjunction with Fin5 orienteering carnival.  Toby is following in the foot steps of fellow Garingal members Michele and Aidan Dawson who competed at JWOC in recent years.

Toby will be heading to Finland at the end of May to gain some experience of the Finnish forests before the races.

Garingal congratulates Toby on his selection and wishes him every success in the upcoming races.  Here is the link to follow the event.

Bathurst and Hill End

Sydney, March 2017 - It's time to start planning if you haven't already.

 Wondering what is happening?   Aus17

INFO  At last, the Invitation & Bulletin 1 is out.  Also FAQs Sheet #1.

ENTRIES are open - Early Bird fees until May 1st.

EXPERIENCE IT!  SI-Air+ contactless control punching (SIAC) optional at all events.   SIAC stick hire details in the Entry Instructions.  


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