For those who love mini-rogaines, Camp Thunderbird was the event to be at. The weather was fabulous and 25+ orienteers came out to enjoy the fun and challenge of the Score O event. The 3-hr score O was a great test in navigational skill and smart route choice, while the 1-hr score O was a good way to get acquainted with this seldom used area.
In the 3-hour Score O event, Todd Nowak showed his amazing ability again to navigate and travel fast across rugged country. He managed to visit all 34 controls (670 points) and come in with 17 minutes to spare on the 3 hr timelimit. Hayden Earle also had a great run and collected 490 points for a second place finish. In third place was Adrian Low with 420 points just edging out Neil Barret, who was right behind him with 410 pts. All orienteers on the 3 hour course planned their routes well so as not to occur any penalty points.
In the 1-hour Score O event, Brad Curry placed first with 97 pts out of the possible 100, followed closely by Ian Cameron with 94 pts. We welcome back Gord and Marion Hawkes who had a third place finish with 80 pts.
The results are available by overall score and also by split times. The split results also show which controls were visited in which order by the different orienteers. Checking the different strategies used is very interesting, so have your map handy as you check the split results.
Many thanks to all the helpers who made this event possible Larry Gagnon (course planning), Leigh and Gill (control setting, maps and Sport Ident Timing), Martin and Diana (Control setting), Carl and Jack (control setting), Julie and Veronica (registration) and Marie (control setting, meet directing). Thanks also to all those who pitched in to pick-up controls at the end of the event. That was very much appreciated.
Linda Hildebrandt VicO President