DROC members were out in force on a beautiful Autumn Sunday at Westerfolds Park, for the first MelBushO event of 2016. It was great to see such a strong contingent which included a number of our younger, and newer orienteers. Everyone had a great time, and we saw some top performances, particularly from Prez Pete who won A course in a sizzling 34 minutes; and Eric Louw who was second on C course in a speedy 26 minutes. Others to impress were Ian Dodd, Andras Bogdanovits, Ian Davies and James Love, who were all inside the top 10 on their courses.
Check out the Gallery for photos from the event.
The next MelBushO is on Sunday April 17 at Cardinia Reservoir, and it’s DROC’s turn to host. Courses have been set by Pam King. MelBushO events are a perfect introduction for newcomers who would like to learn bush orienteering, in locations close to Melbourne. They are ideal for families looking for an outdoor activity they can do together, and for experienced navigators wanting to keep fit and hone their skills.
There is no need to pre-enter; simply register and pay on the day. You can choose any of four courses – Long Hard, Short Hard, Moderate, or Easy. Start any time from 10am until 12 noon. Please remember that courses close at 1pm, so make sure you arrive with plenty of time to complete your course by that time.
Sportident electronic timing will be used – if you have your own SI stick, bring it to Registration for touch screen entry. If not, you can borrow one at Rego. Coaching, equipment loan and refreshments are all included in your entry fee of $10 for adults and $5 for juniors.
Enquiries: voaATiinet.net.au or 0409135020.