Waggaroos

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 had their largest representation at a National carnival for a number of years at the recent Oceania Carnival in Tasmania, and some excellent results were achieved. The carnival comprised 4 races: a sprint, long distance, middle and relay.

At the sprint in Launceston, Briohny Seaman won her W40A class and was well supported by her sons Logan Seaman (1st M10A) and Ryder Seaman (3rd in M12A). Debbie Davey was 5th in W65A.

The remainder of the carnival was held in the St Helen's area in technical granite and mining terrain. Here, Logan Seaman repeated his win in M10A, whilst Briohny was 2nd in W40A and Ryder 4th in a  M12A. Pauline Moore was an excellent 2nd in W75A and Debbie Davey 3rd in W65A.  Alex Davey, recovering from knee surgery, walked his whole course to finish a creditable 9th.

Briohny returned to the winners list in the W40A Middle distance race and was joined on the podium by Julie Gooding, who finished 3rd.  Logan was again a winner in M10A, with Ryder 6th in M12A. Deb was 4th in W65A and Pauline 6th in W75A.

In the Relays, Ryder combined with Euan Shedden (SHOO) and Baxter Peel (Newcastle) to win an exciting M/W12A race. Debbie was in the 2nd placed team in W65A, whilst Briohny's team placed 7th in the W21A class and Alex's team 6th in W65A.

Some photos below.  

Waggaroos MapRun series event #2 in Glenfield Park, will close Saturday 10th December at 8:00pm.  Only a small turnout so far but still a couple of days to get out there and have a run! Briohny is again leading from Alex, with Pauline in 3rd place.

The 3rd event in the series, and the last prior to the Christmas/New Year break, will be at Rawlings Park in Lake Albert. It will open on Sunday 11th December at 7:00am and there will a mass start at 9:00am at the end of Angel Street, where limited maps will be available. The course can be undertaken at any time until 8:00pm Saturday 24th December. Maps can otherwise be downloaded from our MapRun menu page.


MapRun #1 (Kooringal) results:

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!

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