Wagga and Riverina Orienteers Incorporated

Club event times and course closure:

Winter calendar: event start times available between 10:00am and 11:30am, course closure 1:30pm, after which all competitors must return to the assembly location irrespective of whether they have completed their course.

Summer calendar (MapRun): optional mass start at 9:00am on the first day of each event. MapRun courses can, however, be undertaken at any time during the 2 weeks open window (see 2022-23 MapRun Series menu item for more details).

Waggaroos MapRun series event #1 will close Saturday 26th at 8:00pm. Results so far have Briohny well in front of the competition. John was a little over time and lost 60 points!

The 2nd event in the series, at Glenfield Park, will open on Sunday 27th at 7:00am. There will a mass start at 9:00am at the playground in Kaldari Crescent, where limited maps will be available. The course can be undertaken at any time until 8:00pm Saturday 10th December. Maps can otherwise be downloaded from our MapRun menu page.

Time Score Distance (km)

1 Briohny Seaman 42:25:00 570 7.84

2 Alex Davey 43:34:00 30 6.83

3 Julie Gooding 39:45:00 420 5.25

4 Chontelle Dailey 41:31:00 420 6.49

5 John Oliver 46:19:00 400 (-60) 6.31

6 Pauline Moore 44:13:00 240 4.17

Waggaroos MapRun series for 2022-23 commences this Sunday, 13th November on our Kooringal street map. The start/finish area is in Gracelands Park in Delvin Place.

The MapRun app utilises a smartphone (or Garmin watch) that displays the course and virtual control locations, and tracks the competitors as they move around the course area. There are no physical control flags on the ground but, upon reaching a control site, the smartphone will beep indicating that the control has been "punched".

All our MapRun courses are score events, wherein competitors can collect as many or few controls as they wish, in any order. Controls have different values (10, 20 or 50 points) and there is a time limit of 45 minutes for each event, with points deducted penalties for those over running the time.

The event will start with a MapRun "how-to" training/refresher session commencing at 9:00am. This will incorporate instructions on setting up your phone and a small course.

After the training those wishing to attempt the full course will set off in a mass-start. Alternately, the course can be completed at any time over the following 14 days, after which the event will close and the next event (Glenfield Park) will open.

Full details can be found under the 2022-23 MapRun Series menu above or click here.

Waggaroos had some great results at the NSW Orienteering Championships held near Orange last Saturday and Sunday.

In Saturday's Middle Distance champs on a complex granite map near Molong, Briohny was a clear winner in the W35A class and Deb was also a comfortable winner in W65A. Ryder Seaman (M10A) and Alex Davey (W65A) both placed 2nd on a very good day for Waggaroos!

Sunday was the Long Distance champs at Mullion Creek, held in steep spur/gully terrain and Briohny and Deb backed up to again win their classes. Ryder was a close 3rd whilst Alex was a little further down in 5th. Overall a great weekend for the club!

Rawling's Park was the venue for our final "bush" event for 2022. Julie managed to organise this event on a lovely Sunday morning between several the rainy days. However, while there was no water from above, there was plenty underfoot, particularly on the ovals. Not enough for Debbie and Alex though; they decided to wade through one of the creeks rather than run around on the somewhat dry-land. Alex and Stuart each had good wins on the Long and Moderate courses respectively, while the Easy course was much closer. And a good test for a number of our WaggaJoeys.

5.5km Long

1 Alex Davey 0:46:38

2 Chontelle Dailey 0:57:52

3 John Oliver 0:59:36

3.8km Moderate

1 Stuart Young 0:29:43

2 Deb Davey 0:35:27

3 Karen & Matilda Sinclair 1:29:38

2.8km Easy

1 Alexander Young 0:45:25

2 Nicholas Young 0:46:33

3 Ryder Seaman 0:50:03

4 Kath Oliver 0:55:33

5 Jarrah Mestan 1:09:48

6 Armstrong family 1:15:02

A small group of Waggaroos attended the Australian Orienteering Championships carnival held in and around the central Victorian towns of Daylesford, Blackwood, Maldon and Castlemaine from 24th September to 2nd October. The carnival comprised 5 open events as well as the Australian Schools Orienteering championships. The terrain across the events featured complex gold-mining terrain, spur-gully, granite forests and a school campus.

Briohny Seaman was a stand-out, winning both the Australian Middle and Long Distance races in her W35A class, the latter despite rolling her ankle part way through the course. Debbie Davey also had a very successful carnival in W65A with 2nd placings in the Australian Sprint and Middle Distance and the Victorian Middle distance events as well as a 3rd placing in the Australian Long Distance race.

Waggaroos juniors, Ryder and Logan Seaman, competed well at their first Australian Champs carnival in their respective M10A and M/W10N (non-competitive and can be assisted) classes. Ryder improved his performances across the carnival and had a best placing of 5th in the Australian Long Distance event, whilst Logan was able to complete several events at the end of carnival without assistance. Both learnt a lot about what is needed to compete at this higher level.

Alex Davey carried an injury into the carnival but still managed competitive 8th places in M65A in the Australian Middle and Long Distance races.

Here are some photos:

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