Storm clouds over Glenfield Park
Post date: Jan 30, 2016 10:02:44 AM
Julie Gooding and Alex Davey had strong victories as Waggaroos recommenced their summer series of orienteering in Glenfield last Thursday evening.
Commencing at Balleroo Cres participants in gloomy conditions had a choice of 45 minutes or 30 minutes to find the answers to a series of questions about the Glenfield area such as identifying particular garden ornaments, phone numbers on signs and the colour of letterboxes at specific addresses. Each correct answer scored points and points were deducted for exceeding the time limit. 25 questions were on offer for a total of 250 points.
The looming dark clouds and flashes of lightning encouraged participants to keep moving quickly and all managed to finish before the rains began.
Julie Gooding had a solid run on the 30 minute course amassing a very good 75 points despite finishing slightly overtime. Behind her it was very close with the Crossett family, Farrell family and Wes Campbell tying for second place with 50 points each. The Farquhar family was not far behind finishing in the mix with 40 points.
Victoria Harvey tried orienteering for the first time and coped well to finish with 25 points.
On the 45 minute course Alex Davey left the field behind recording an excellent 180 points. Lachlan Billett finished second with a very good 140 points while John Oliver (130) had to settle for third place.
Dale Clegg forgot to set his timer and although he collected 100 points he lost 40 for being 8 minutes over time to finish just behind Kad Mavroudis (70).
Next event will commence at 6pm from the corner of Macleay and Blamey Sts in Turvey Park.
30 Minute Score Event
1 Julie Gooding 75
2 Crossett Family 50
2 Farrell Family 50
2 Wes Campbell 50
5 Farquhar Family 40
6 Victoria Harvey 25
45 Minute Score Event
1 Alex Davey 180
2 Lachlan Billett 140
3 John Oliver 130
4 Kade Mavroudis 70
5 Dale Clegg 60