Waggaroos Noos


Rocky Hill

posted 20 Apr 2021, 03:25 by Alex Davey

Wonderful to see so many children participating. Eight of the 16 participants were sub-juniors.

The Farquhar family group had fastest time on the Easy course, closely followed by Ryder Seaman.

Veteran orienteer Bob Moore was pushed down to 5th place by the younger legs.

Audrey Young completed her first orienteering course today which, at just over 7 weeks old, made her one of the youngest ever WaggaJoeys to do so – even if she did sleep on Mum’s chest all the way around.

The Moderate course was not so easy with very long grass making the rocky hillside difficult to traverse. Running wide to the nearby paths was a good tactic.

Pauline Moore was doing very well until she saw two large snakes inspecting one of the control sites. She was in and out of that control quickly but then the long grass became ultra-tall.

2.7 Moderate Course

1

Briohny Seaman

0:26:57

2

Stuart Young

0:35:28

3

Pauline Moore

1:29:02

Don MacIntyre

dnf

1.5km Easy Course

1

Emily, Ella & Alexander Farquhar

0:19:15

2

Ryder Seaman

0:23:36

3

Logan Seaman

0:25:26

4

Jarrah Mestan & Julie Gooding

0:26:43

5

Bob Moore

0:29:38

6

Melanie Bradley, Alexander, Nicholas & Audrey Young

0:36:44

CSU sprint

posted 8 Apr 2021, 02:09 by Alex Davey

A fun sprint event with the Hard and Moderate courses venturing into the bush on the western side of campus before zig-zagging between the campus buildings and garden beds.

Newcastle Orienteer Steve Roberts managed to sneak a win just ahead of Deb and John.

Don MacIntyre again set an endurance record and Jarrah Mestan with Julie in tow finished just ahead of Kath.

Results:

Long 3.2km
1 Steve Roberts (Newcastle) 0:32:40
2 Debbie Davey 0:34:22
3 John Oliver 0:35:28

Medium 2.1km
1 Don MacIntyre 1:53:23

Easy 1.2km
1 Julie Gooding & Jarrah Mestan 0:21:07
2 Kath Oliver 0:23:47

Albury comfortable winners in first Interclub at Chiltern

posted 21 Mar 2021, 04:40 by Alex Davey

A very wet forest and steady rain throughout did not dampen enthusiasm at Wallace's Gully. It was lovely spur-gully terrain that was remarkably open and beautiful to run through. The wet conditions did mean that not much wildlife was seen – even the orb-weaving spiders were sheltering and out of sight. It was wonderful to catch up with our Albury colleagues after so long – even if they did thump us 47:23.
Waggaroos who attended acquitted themselves well: Jack Janetzki starred on the Short Red course winning by almost 15 minutes.

Results:

Long Red: 7.4km

Albury

Wagga

Albury

Wagga

1

Matt Flower

AWV

1:02:54

1

1

6

8

0

2

Fabrizio Andreoni

AWV

1:17:26

1

1

5

7

0

3

John Oliver

WRN

1:27:04

1

1

4

0

6

4

Peter Mousley

AWV

1:32:56

1

1

2

0

5

Leigh Privett

AWV

1:38:11

1

1

2

0

John Neame

AWV

DNF

1

0

1

0

20

6

 

Short Red: 5.5km

 

1

Jack Janetzki

WRN

0:52:34

1

1

5

0

7

2

Liz Wood

AWV

1:08:48

1

1

4

6

0

3

Rob Simmons

AWV

1:11:04

1

1

3

5

0

4

Wayne Bajenoff

AWV

1:15:07

1

1

2

0

5

Helen Robinson

AWV

1:23:57

1

1

2

0

6

Prue Dobbin

AWV

1:36:24

1

1

2

0

7

Steven Henschke

AWV

1:55:19

1

1

2

0

John Trevivian

AWV

DNF

1

0

1

0

Hugh Cameron

AWV

DNF

1

0

1

0

21

7

 

Orange: 3.1km

 

1

Peter Chaszcziwsky

AWV

0:47:31

1

1

4

6

0

2

Wes Campbell

WRN

0:57:50

1

1

3

0

5

6

5

 

Easy: 2.5km

 

1

Kath Oliver

WRN

0:44:59

1

1

3

0

5

0

5

Event Totals

47

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Winter series commences at Willan's Hill

posted 16 Mar 2021, 02:19 by Alex Davey

A very pleasant Sunday morning at Willan's Hill saw ten participants attempt Pauline’s courses. The Hard and Moderate courses zig-zagged over the main ridgeline. Going reasonably straight proved to be a little more difficult than expected with the proliferation of grasses on the steeper slopes. In some instances going much further around the tracks was quicker.

Top efforts by Ryder Seaman winning the Easy course quite comfortably and Chontelle Dailey who won the Moderate course.

Unfortunately some sad, irresponsible fool decided to smash up a couple of our SI units and flags, with both SI units requiring repair or possible replacement.

Results

1.6km Easy Course
1 Ryder Seaman 0:20:57
2 Jarrah Mestan 0:22:56
3 Julie Gooding 0:23:05
4 Logan Seaman 0:24:46
5 Kath Oliver 0:30:05

4.7km Hard Course
1 John Oliver 1:08:31

3.0km Moderate Course
1 Chontelle Dailey 0:43:21
2 Bob Moore 1:15:43
3 Don MacIntyre mp

2.9km Hard Course
Alex Davey mp

Sunday Summer Series wraps up in Kooringal

posted 4 Mar 2021, 03:16 by Alex Davey   [ updated 4 Mar 2021, 03:19 ]

Another pleasant Sunday morning with orienteers off in all directions. Not suffering time penalties was the key to success. Alex was the sole participant on the 30-minute course and finished just 5
seconds over time. Phil & Loren took the honours on the 45-minute course finishing with almost 2 minutes to spare. Well done to Anna and Paxton finishing second on their first orienteering event and with 55 seconds to
spare. Eltan’s maths let him down reckoning that 45 minutes after a 9:30 start meant a 10:30 finish! And Don went for another tour of Wagga but did not manage to break his club record negative score from last week.

Results:

30 minute course                                Points            Penalties            Score

1. Alex Davey                                        75                   5                      70

45 minute course

1. Phil Roy and Loren Edmanson          115                  -                      115
2. Anna McRorie and Paxton Guthrie     60                   -                        60
3. Jarrah and Eltan Mestan                    85                  60                      25  
4. Don MacIntyre                                  50                120                     -70   

  

Estella: 30s beat 45s!

posted 15 Feb 2021, 00:26 by Alex Davey

How bizarre – those on the 30 min course all got higher scores than those on the 45-minute course!  Perhaps just a case of “the bigger a group the slower it moves”!

All participants did very well on a lovely sunny morning that was very conducive to running. Only one person exceeded their time limit and that was by a mere 39 seconds. The Farquhar family judged their time the best, finishing inside their time limit with just 28 seconds to spare.

Great effort by Chontelle who managed to cover about half the course in her 30-minute time limit.

Results:

45 Minute Course:

  1. Ella, Alex & Duncan Farquhar           70 points

30 Minute Course

  1. Chontelle Dailey                                160
  2. Debbie Davey                                    130
  3. Alex Davey                                          90
Next event is at Lake Albert, starting from Angel Street in Rawlings Park, 9:00am to 10:00am.

Earl's the kings in Central Wagga

posted 10 Feb 2021, 02:55 by Alex Davey   [ updated 10 Feb 2021, 02:56 ]

Unfortunately numbers were low again for our run in Central Wagga however Andrew & Hayden Earl put in a good performance on the 45 Minute course, possibly just shaded by Debbie’s effort of achieving
the same score on the 30 Minute Course. Julie, Jarrah and Eddie also performed well, especially considering Julie was pushing Eddie in the pram!

Results:

45 Minute Course:

1. Andrew & Hayden Earl 95 points
2. Julie Gooding & Jarrah Mestan 70

30 Minute Course

1. Debbie Davey 95
2. Alex Davey 50

Sunday Summer Series resumes at CSU

posted 1 Feb 2021, 02:24 by Alex Davey

An encouraging turnout at CSU where cooler weather awaited competitors.

Excellent orienteering by Briohny to take all 30 controls in less than half her allotted 45min time limit. i.e. on average she took one control every 42 seconds!

Also a great effort by Chontelle who did the 30 minute score event and very nearly got all controls.  

The Easy classic course was a popular innovation. Duncan won it (clearly well warmed up after his bike ride out to CSU) but the children were quite competitive. Some went on to do it multiple times getting their unofficial fastest times down to around 8-9 minutes.

Results:

45 Minute Score Event

Time

Score

Briohny Seaman

0:21:12

290

 

Deb Davey

0:26:14

290

 

John Oliver

0:33:18

290

 

Trent Seaman

0:36:37

290

 

Andrew & Hayden Earl

0:42:31

290

 

 

30 Minute Score Event

Chontelle Dailey

0:28:00

245

 

 

900m Easy Classic Course

Duncan Farquhar

0:10:45

 

Ella Farquhar &  Chloe

0:12:22

 

Alexander Farquhar & Jimmy

0:12:22

 

Logan Seaman

0:16:30

 

Ryder Seaman

0:18:04

 

Kath Oliver

0:23:49

 

Summer Series #3, Lake Albert

posted 6 Dec 2020, 19:25 by Alex Davey

Julie set an interesting challenge for Summer Series #S3 at Lake Albert evidenced by:
  • participants all starting in different directions;
  • there were plenty of hard decisions to be made with many opportunities to just pop over there for those higher valued points or do I deviate a bit and get that smaller valued one on the way; and
  • many confessed to getting into the wrong street and not being able to make sense of the question to be answered. Bob was the most effective at this and finished several minutes over time.

The Farquhar family judged their time the best finishing with just 7 seconds to spare – thanks to a hard finish sprint by Alexander. Pauline, though needs more work on her sprint finish; she was 5 seconds overtime, but did take the handicap honours for the day! Good to see the Earl family at their 3rd consecutive event!

John scored best on the 45-minute course and Deb took the honours on the 30-minute course.


Results:

Time

Points

Penalty

Score

30 Minute Course

1

Deb Davey

0:24:23

100

100

45 Minute Course

1

John Oliver

0:44:08

175

175

2

Andrew, Hayden, Nathan Earl

0:44:05

130

130

3

Pauline Moore

0:45:05

120

5

115

4

Farquhar family

0:44:53

85

85

5

Bob Moore

0:52:39

110

35

75

6

Jarrah & Eltan Mestan

0:40:05

35

35

Small turnout in Glenfield

posted 3 Dec 2020, 18:02 by Alex Davey   [ updated 3 Dec 2020, 18:05 ]

There was a disappointing small turnout in Glenfield but all participants did the 45 minute course.

Although the warm day (even at 9am) was not conducive to comfortable running, it was the strong wind that made the effort difficult – particularly when trying to run into it, as most had to do on their return to the finish.

Remarkably everyone went different ways. From the start John and Debbie headed south and went in different anti-clockwise loops. Andrew and Nathan started west and went clockwise finishing from the east. Julie and Jarrah started east and then went anti-clockwise finishing from the south. Andrew and Nathan were the only ones back late after becoming just a bit geographically misplaced in the unfamiliar streets. 

Results:

                                                                     Time                     Points     Penalty          Score

1     John Oliver                                           0:44:37                    135          0                 135

2     Debbie Davey                                       0:34:46                    120          0                 120

3     Andrew & Nathan Earl                          0:45:40                    105           5                 100

4     Julie Gooding & Jarrah Mestan              0:43:02                    55             0                 55

Next event: Sunday 6 December, 9-10am. Lake Albert start/finish adjacent to the Football facilities block in Angel Street.

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