Munday leads the way for Saltbush Orienteers

Munday leads the way for Saltbush Orienteers

Whyalla's Saltbush Orienteers hosted their cross country event last month, which included Jason Munday emerging victorious in the individual competition on the first course.

The competition at False Bay on Sunday, April 11 saw individual and group events across a number of courses.

Course One

Winning on the 6.2-kilometre first course was Jason Munday in a time of 53 minutes and 58 seconds.

He finished well ahead of Kevin Humphrey, with a time of 1:25:54, and Alan Holland with a 2:35:59, while Raymond Friedrich had six controls.

Course Two

Course Two was a 5.1km course, with the individual winner being Darren Bergmann in a time of one hour, 15 minutes and 47 seconds.

Not too far behind was Alek Sims with 1:20:11, while in third was John Paterson in 2:03:39.

Other finishers includes Rodger Story in a time of 2:40:47 and Silvia Friedrich in 2:44:25, while Malcolm Huggett had eight control, Kevin Vigar with five, John Brockhurst with four controls and Bob Keil with one control.

The group event saw Kylie Niemann, Jennifer Hughes and Kristen Hughes finish in 3:00:27, while Kori Symons, Kobe Smith and Abi Smith's time was 3:01:02.

Donna and Lea Wingent had four controls.

Course Three

Andrew Hughes was the best individual finisher over 2.7km along course three in a time of 53 minutes and 24 seconds, while Beth Stevens finished in 1:09:30.

Mel, Olivia, Ava and Scarlett Bergmann finished the group course in 43 minutes and 11 seconds, ahead of Nic Voorendt and Jackie Hirst on 56:17, Dicken Patterson, Tracy Tan and four more in 1:01:12, Lyn, Darrin and Adam Veart in 1:04:58, Greg Hancock and Ruth Hancock in 1:18:05, plus James, Rebecca, Liam and Claire Laurie in 1:18:26.

Course Four

Willy Schmitz finished course four over 2.2km in one hour, 36 minutes and 45 seconds.

Next event

The next event is on Sunday, May 30 using the Corunna Gap map.

Travel from Whyalla and go through Iron Knob, then turn left on to Eyre Highway and there will be a sign indicating a right turn.

More details are on the club's website.