Orienteering championships

Jason Munday (Saltbush Orienteers President) (right) congratulating and awarding a certificate to Tim Ashman from Pt Lincoln (left).
Jason Munday (Saltbush Orienteers President) (right) congratulating and awarding a certificate to Tim Ashman from Pt Lincoln (left).

The Eyre Peninsula Championships annual orienteering competition between Saltbush Orienteers from Whyalla and Lincoln Orienteers was held on Sunday, August 12, at Casuarina Ridge on the Myola property south of Iron Baron.   

The weather was ideal with light winds, cloudy and occasional sunny periods.

The seven courses for the Eyre Peninsula Championships were mainly set by Jason Munday with other courses set by Darren Bergmann and Alan Holland.   

There were also three recreational courses for visitors and members wishing to participate in a group.

The area is characterized by hilly ground, rock features, gullies, creeks and varied low bush and trees.

Fourteen Saltbush members and thirteen Lincoln members participated individually in courses split into age and difficulty classes plus there were entrants from Adelaide (8) and one from Canberra.

Standout performances were from Abigail George (Tintookies) with 6.2 km in 62 minutes 13 seconds, Angus Haines (Onkaparinga Hills) with 8.1 km in 48 minutes 51 seconds and Tim Ashman (Lincoln) with 6.2 km in 63 minutes 57 seconds.

Standout performances were from Abigail George (Tintookies) with 6.2 km in 62 minutes 13 seconds, Angus Haines (Onkaparinga Hills) with 8.1 km in 48 minutes 51 seconds and Tim Ashman (Lincoln) with 6.2 km in 63 minutes 57 seconds.

Afterwards participants were able to relax and have some food and drink provided by the local club and then Jason Munday (President) awarded certificates for first place Eyre Peninsula Championship participants in their respective classes.   

The full results of the Eyre Peninsula Championships and the details of the next event are on the Saltbush Orienteers’ website and facebook page.

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