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Metro Final has Roos Running!

For the second Metro in a row, rain threatened to dampen our mood, but with the collective will of over 120 runners, again the skies cleared for a great sunny 6th and final MetrO League event for the season. Western and Hills Orienteers hosted the event at Cattai National Park by the Hawkesbury River. With a quick squirt of methylated spirits on our shoes we all set off to blaze some trails. (The metho was actual to kill off any myrtle rust that we may have inadvertently brought in to the national park, rather than for the purpose of literally blazing the trails!) The national park provided a great area for the event with some great courses. The grass in the fields was long, requiring some high-knee'ed romping and the bush was thick enough to get in the way, but not too thick to prevent a cross-country short cut. With limited roads and tracks there was a need for a bit of a bush bash but the navigation wasn't too tricky with some distinct trees and rock features to guide the way. Congratulations to Division D who won their round! Read on for course info and some results...

Division A Course

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This was my course, with a total length of 7.2km. I was pretty free from error, except for that detour up at control 3. I put that down to a badly read south bearing! Some opportunities were there for shortening the course but with the thickness of bush, and me not wearing a long-sleve shirt I picked the middle ground.

Club Results

Division A

Big Foot are a formidable adversary. They may have taken the round in Division A, but amicable results from BNO with quite respectable times compared to all Division A runners!

Points Name Time
5 Fedor Iskhakov 47:01
4 Michael Halmy 54:51
3 Darren Slattery 56:09
2 Marina Iskhakova 58:09
1 Joel Putnam 79:10

Division C

We were down two, leaving only three runners for this division. We had the odds stacked against us and SHOO took the round. The runners we did have all had good times though! Well done to Wayne for placing first and taking ten points!

Points Name Time
10 Wayne Pepper 35:11
7 Terry Bluett 37:21
5 Peter Thompson 41:38

Division D

Victory was ours against Garingal Legless, with Rodney taking first place!

Points Name Time
10 Rodney Parkin 31:04
9 Adam Halmy 32:21
8 Bethany Halmy 36:44
6 Bruce Dawkins 43:54
1 Frank Assenza  

Full results are available on the Western and Hills Orienteers website here.

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