Wagga and Riverina Orienteers Incorporated

The next Waggaroos event will be Interclub#5 with Albury on Sunday 3 July at Goombargana.

After a successful Event #4 at Burngoogee during the QBIII, WaggaRoos have a narrow 162:154 lead so we need a good turnout at Goombargana to defend and hopefully extend our lead.

Courses on offer:

Long Red - 4.9 km, challenging navigation

Short Red - 3.6 km, challenging navigation

Moderate - 2.9 km, easier navigation and control locations

Novice - 2.1 km, easy route on tracks and paths

Starts between 10:00am and 11:00am.

Directions: from Wagga take the Olympic Way to Henty and turn right into Rosler Parade signposted to Walla Walla and Walbundrie. Turn left immediately after crossing the railway line into the Henty-Walla road signposted to Walla Walla and Walbundrie. After 21 km turn right and drive to Walbundrie, turn left and drive through the village and across Billabong Creek. Turn right at the Albury/Berrigan road intersection and follow for 15 km then turn left toward Corowa on Corowa-Rand Rd . After 3.6 km turn left through gate to the property (look for 'O' sign) and follow track around to the left and pass through a second gate. Continue on to parking and assembly area.

A great turnout at the Victory Memorial Gardens event last weekend. It was a fun sprint event that zigged and zagged around the lovely parklands. It was great to see a number of new participants, some of whom were in the Gardens for other reasons and took the opportunity to have a go.

And it was all power to the Women. Julie Gooding won the long 1900m course, just 4 seconds ahead of Chontelle Daily; and the short 800m course was headed by newcomers: Phibian Koskei won with Georgina Palmer coming second. Well done, Ladies. Indeed, Georgina so enjoyed her course she went out and completed the course two more times!

Long 1900m

1 Julie Gooding 17:36

2 Chontelle Dailey 17:40

3 John Oliver 20:16

4 Andy Hairy 28:27

5 Wes Campbell 31:41

6 Jarrah Mestan 32:31

7 Lucas Ryan 32:35

8 Chris Ryan 32:55

9 Steven King 35:20

10 Kath Oliver 53:25

Short 800m

1 Phibian Koskei 12:49

2 Georgina Palmer 14:55

3 Jackie Nink & James Ware 14:56

4 Grace Moore 16:26

5 Talitha Roddie 16:28

6 Magdalina King 17:55

7 Quinton Roddie 21:04

The next Waggaroos local event is on 26th June in the Victory Memorial Gardens (VMG) in central Wagga Wagga. This will be a sprint-format event: short courses with many controls and lots of direction changes. Navigation is generally quite easy but this type of event is a lot of fun and is suitable for all ages and levels of experience. Newcomers are most welcome and assistance will be available.

Starts between 10am and 12 noon (courses close at 1:00pm) from the pavilion in VMG.

QBIII 2022 is done and dusted and, by all accounts, was a very successful carnival!

The weather was very cold on Days 1 and 2 at Burngoogee but feedback from competitors indicated the courses were pretty hot! A great effort from the two teams of course planners, Ewan Shingler and Duncan Currie and the supporting crews from NSW Stingers (Day 1), and Geoff Lawford and Jenny Bourne and Orienteering ACT (Day 2) .

Day 3 at CSU Wagga saw an improvement in the weather, with even a little sunshine. Waggaroos Jack Janetzki made his debut as a State league course planner and his Sprint courses were widely acclaimed: well done Jack! Many thanks to all the Waggaroos members who assisted on the day and also to a number of helpers from other clubs.

Deb Davey was the overall event organiser and did a wonderful job of pulling it all together. Ron Pallas also deserves special thanks for offering to manage the Finish tent, freeing Deb up for other organiser duties.

All the results can be found under the QBIII menu above.

There were lots of photos taken by various folk. Some can be found at these links:

Tom de Jongh (Days 1 and 2)

Kelvin Meng (Day 3)

Next Event: Waggaroos MapRun Series 2021-22. Click here for details.

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