Some great performances, and podium finishes, by DROC members at the Oceania Championships in Tasmania! The week kicked off with a Sprint race at the UTAS campus in Launceston, always a good challenge. The action then moved on to the St Helens area, for the Long and Middle Distance Champs, and the Relays. The Long Distance was a gruelling day on a very physical map with lots of bracken and fallen timber. The Middle Distance was on a new map in tin mining terrain, much less physical but more technical with small and subtle contour features as well as swamps and creeks.
Congratulations to our podium placers:
- Peter Dalwood – second place in the Oceania Sprint, first place in the Oceania Relay
- Simon Rouse – third place in the Oceania Sprint, first place in the Oceania Relay
- Lanita Steer – first place in the Oceania Relay
- Janine Steer – third place in the Oceania Relay
Other strong performances came from Pam King, 4th in the Sprint; Simon Rouse, 4th in the Long Distance; Janine Steer, 5th in the Middle Distance.
Lanita Steer was selected to represent Australia in the Australia-New Zealand Challenge team, and her team’s win in the Relay, along with her top 10 placings in the individual events, have helped Australia take a resounding victory.
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