Event Report: MTBO 1 Munday Brook

Sunday 19th July 2020 Family MTBO1

It was a chilly start in Karragullen for the first event in the restart program.

This was a combined MTBO/ Trail-O event, brought about as runners were turning up unofficially for MTBO events last year.  With the suggestion that there may be interest, we thought we'd give it a try.  The demand was certainly there.  While some were surprised to find the course lengths for the trail runs were the same as for the MTBO courses, they were not dispirited and a gathering of familiar faces, family groups and enthusiastic first timers provided a convivial atmosphere enjoyed by all. 

Event Report: Bush 2 Lover's Lane

Sunday 12th July 2020 Jan Lovers Lane

The sun shone but numbers were down a little for our second event of the season at Lovers Lane near Toodyay.

Whilst parts of the location were picturesque, some orienteers are not too keen on the quarry location.  Many who came were not enjoying the steeper parts of the terrain or the parrot bush.  However, while there may not have been too much love for the setters despite the venue name, being out in the winter sunshine righted most wrongs and many stayed after the event to picnic and enjoy each other's company with appropriate social distancing.

Event Report: Bush 1 Jorgensen Park

Sunday 5th July 2020 photo Bush 1

At the first event since COVID-19 restrictions were lifted more than 100 people came to the challenging terrain of the overgrown golf course at Jorgensen Park in Kalamunda.

Recent prescribed burns had limited the available bush area but nevertheless course setter Dan Greig skillfully folded the various courses through, across and around the confusing old fairways. The ambitious and energetic orienteers on the H2 course ran a combination of both H3 and H4 courses while those on the easier courses didn't have to go quite so far.  Attendees at the Juniors’ Camp were also present and supervised by many of our coaches.

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