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Lake Albert SS results

posted 18 Feb 2018, 02:05 by Alex Davey   [ updated 18 Feb 2018, 02:07 ]
Izzy Hutchinson and Chontelle Dailey had a narrow win in WaggaRoos Summer Orienteering Series Event 8 held at Lake Albert last Thursday evening.

Starting from Apex Park participants had a choice of 30 or 45 minutes to find as many answers to questions about the area as possible. Correct answers earned points and points were deducted for exceeding the time limit.

Julie Gooding set some good challenges for participants with 34 questions worth a total of 270 points. Participants had to continually consider which direction to head next to obtain a better score. In some cases the lure of higher points in one direction led to some retracing of steps or a long run to get back to another group of questions.

Participants on the 45 minute course generally over estimated their ability and exceeded their allotted time limit which became important because the competition was close. John Oliver went east into and around Rawlings Park before heading north through the streets in a roughly anticlockwise direction. Although he picked up an excellent 150 points he found the run back into the wind difficult and lost 10 points by finishing 1:33 overtime.

In contrast Izzy Hutchinson and Chontelle Dailey headed north in a roughly clockwise direction around the streets taking some of the higher valued questions. A little time was lost at one place where the clues in the question did not seem to match the evidence on the ground but the pair managed to score an excellent 140 points and finish with just over minute to spare. Although having the same final score as john, Izzy and Chontelle were declared the winners by virtue of having the faster time.

Sean Sunley also went east into Rawlings Park and finished third just off the pace with a very good 135 points after losing 10 points for exceeding his time limit.

Competition in the 30 minute course was also close. Pauline Moore did best finishing with 33 seconds to spare and amassing a very good 90 points. Wes Campbell finished second with 75 points. Bob Moore gathered more points than the others (95) but was almost 4 minutes overtime so finished with a score of 75 and was relegated to third place.

The penultimate event in the Waggaroos Summer Orienteering Series will commence at 6pm next Thursday evening from 46 Brindabella Dr, Tatton.

 

 

Points

Time

Penalty

Final Score

45 Minute Course

1

Izzy Hutchinson & Chontelle Dailey

140

0:43:54

0

140

1

John Oliver

150

0:46:33

10

140

3

Sean Sunley

145

0:46:54

10

135

4

Julie Sunley

35

0:50:02

30

5

30 Minute Course

1

Pauline Moore

90

0:29:27

0

90

2

Wes Campbell

75

0:29:31

0

75

2

Bob Moore

95

0:33:57

20

75

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