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Garingal's own Awards

Garingal conducts a 'Garingal Club Champion' competition to look for our top member in eventing.  Jim Merchant is the statistician behind this, and keeps a mammoth data base of GO'ers participation.  As every event that one enters counts, it is not simply a matter of winning your class at a couple of top rating events.  For 2019 our Club Champion is Toby Wilson.  Toby is passionate about his orienteering and very deserved of the Award.  For Juniors, we have the Garingal Most Improved Junior Award.  This perpetual trophy went to Cooper Horley.  Cooper is certainly on a steep trajectory with his orienteering.  Our Junior Encouragement Award went to Lilja Lehtonen, as she is developing her O-skills beautifully.

Our final award is the Silver Hare Award.  This was donated in the early '80s by Garingal member Moira Whiteside as a means of honouring those people who are essential to the sport: the volunteers who make it all happen.  So what has Peter been doing?  He works behind the scenes to print pretty well all the maps we use.  He can work to incredibly short timelines when things go wrong, he detects mistakes the course planner missed, he always has a smile. And now that the event booklets have been dropped, he ensures that every map has an up-to-date listing of upcoming events on its flip side.

Wrap up of the 2019 ONSW Awards

Garingal's own Ian Jessup was awarded the ONSW Encouragement Award at the end of 2019.

This is presented to an orienteer across NSW who makes efforts to encourage other orienteers by both personal efforts and example. The award is also known as the Cox's Cup as it was generously donated by Bryony and Tim Cox of Garingal. 

Ian works part time for ONSW, but he goes above and beyond to ensure that we are making the best efforts to provide opportunities for newcomers to enjoy our sport.  Ian runs the Level O coaching courses, in many cases to school teachers with little real understanding of the potential of orienteering.  Ian also puts his heart into his runs at events and clearly encourages by example.  Congratulations Ian!

Australian University Games

Toby Wilson has done really well in the Australian University Orienteering Championships. 

Toby was placed 3rd today at the event held concurrently with the Australian Long Distance Championships. 

Nearly all the elites go to university at some stage, so the competition is often very hot. 

Well done Toby!




Need a New Running Shirt?

Triangle T-shirt

Garingal Summer T-shirts can be ordered NOW

1. Email Carol at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ASAP if you are interested in buying a lightweight triangles pattern  Garingal T-shirt.  

2. Carol will send you a chart with the range of actual sizes of the shirts for you to confirm your size, and to see the fabric, just ask any Garingal member who is wearing one!

3. Use the Eventor link Carol sends you to place your order at the GO-subsidised prices of $32 for adults, $20 for children.

4. Providing we get 10+ orders, an order will be placed with the suppliers on 31 October for delivery by 30 November. Act TODAY, orders will close on 30 October.

Note: Garingal is also planning new style bush-running shirts that will be available for order early in the new year and delivery before Easter.

Australian Long Dist Champs

Another magic day for the Aus Long Champs held just south of Cootamundra on a map called 'Split Rock'.  Now, the rocks here are something to behold.  Ordinary boulders do not cut the mustard when you are faced by the one in the photo! 

Again Garingal had some outstanding results.  Barbara Hill is Australian Champion in W50A. Fantastic!  Nikolett Halmai came 2nd in W35A, Aniko Fozo-Kertesz was 2nd in W21A and Wendy McConaghy was 2nd in W Open B.  Commendable also was Ron Junghans' 4th placing in M75A because the field was huge, with a lot of depth (around the top we mean).





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