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Waggaroos and AWOC tie in 2nd Interclub

posted 12 Apr 2015, 17:18 by Alex Davey   [ updated 12 Apr 2015, 17:23 ]

Waggaroos and Albury tied in the second of the Interclub Challenge events held in the Murraguldrie State Forest last Sunday. The Interclub competition is conducted over 6 events and determined on points awarded according to placings for an equal number of participants from each club on each course.

The Hard courses offered a variety of challenges. The first few controls required accurate navigation to find specific boulders on an extensive rocky hillside. This was followed by a couple of steep climbs in reasonably open forest again looking for specific rock features. Then there was some fast running across open hillsides where the contour feature were less obvious. Finally some controls in scrubbier areas where visibility was restricted.

Rob Simmons got Albury off to a cracking start on the 5.0km Hard Course having the fastest time through to the seventh control. Things went awry in the scrubbier section and he lost time allowing Waggaroos Debbie Davey and Alex Davey to slip past. Albury’s Fabrizio Andreoni was also doing well despite losing time at the fifth control and was in contact with the leading group. Alex lost time at the ninth control and slipped off the pace. Debbie Davey hit the front but great orienteering by Rob over the last two controls allowed him to regain the lead and win. Fabrizio held onto third place giving Albury a 6:4 lead.

Albury’s Tony Perrot then extended the lead with a blitzing run on the 4.1km Hard course winning easily. Sydney’s Ian Jessup was close for the first couple of controls but a miss at the third control saw him drop off the pace. Waggaroo Angela Farrell had some problems in the tricky rocky areas at the start of the race but then settled down to some good running. Waggaroos Pauline Moore and Wes Campbell were progressing steadily and holding their own in the pack. Albury’s Rick Armstrong and Liz Wood both had bad misses at the very first control. Both then settled down and started catching the field. Another miss at the sixth control saw Liz drop out of contention. When Ian Jessup missed again at the sixth and seventh controls Angela found herself in second place and Rick had moved into third. Ian just held off challenges from Pauline and Wes. Although both beat Liz in Albury won the course 11:10.

Wagga then fought back on the 3.1km Moderate Course. This started along some well-defined tracks and then took participants into some lightly rocky areas along a ridgeline. Ian McDougall got off to a slow start and well off the pace at the first control. Eddie McDougall headed the field into the first control but lost a little time into the second control to slip into third place. Peter and Nicholas Mousley (A)and Sue LeFoe (A) were working along steadily. Sue dropped back to fourth when she had trouble along the ridgeline. Ian got into gear and by the sixth control had hit the front. First and third to Wagga gave them a 6:4 win in this course and they were still one point down overall.

Then a win by Joannah and Cameron McDougall (W) over Nicholas and Peter Mousley (A) on the Easy course gave Wagga 2 points to 1 and the day was all tied up 22 points apiece.

After two events Albury lead the Interclub competition 37:34.

Results Burngoogee

5.0km Hard Course                                                   

1              Rob Simmons                             AWV        56.20

2              Debbie Davey                             WRN        57.02

3              Fabrizio Andreoni                        AWV        64.21

4              Alex Davey                                 WRN        65.51

5              David Jenkins                             BFA          76.03

6              Leigh Privett                               AWV        82.20

7              Wayne Bajenoff                          AWV       102.09

                                                                                   

4.1km Hard Course                                                   

1              Tony Perrott                                AWV        41.43

2              Angela Farrell                             WRN        67.00

3              Rick Armstrong                          AWV        68.45

4              Ian Jessup                                  GON       69.42

5              Pauline Moore                            WRN       75.12

6              Wes Campbell                            WRN       76.25

7              Liz Wood                                   AWV        80.02

8              John Trevivian                             AWV        95.39

                                                                                   

3.0km Moderate Course                                           

1              Ian McDougall                            WRN       34.34

2              Peter & Nicholas Mousley          AWV        37.06

3              Eddie McDougall                       WRN        44.06

4              Sue LeFoe                                AWV        58.07

5              Jessica Tremain & James Ashley WRN       86.26

6              Clare Jessup                              GON       mp

                                                                                   

2.4km Easy Course                                                   

1              Joannah & Cameron McDougall   WRN       21.55

2              Jessica Tremain & James Ashley WRN      33.55

3              Nicholas & Peter Mousley           AWV       64.18

                                                                                   

1.8km Short Easy Course                                         

1              Krystal Jessup                            WRN       21.55



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