We enjoyed a great weekend of complex orienteering in the gold mining terrain of Creswick, venue for the 2015 Australian Champs. Saturday was a very tough Middle Distance, starting with some relatively long and steep physical legs, before an intensely concentrated cluster of controls in a series of pits and erosion gullies amongst the old quartz diggings. Sunday was less technical, but still featured plenty of traps, starting with erosion features, then into some subtle spur gully which caught people out, before finishing with more small watercourses and mining features to get the brain working as hard as the legs.
Congratulations to the DROC members who placed in one or both Championships:
Middle Distance – First – Arika Bogdanovits, Sarah Davies Second – Janine Steer, Martin Steer, Ian Dias, Ian Dodd Third – Peter Dalwood, Ian Davies, Amber Louw
Long Distance – First – Janine Steer, Martin Steer, Sarah Davies, Arika Bogdanovits
Second – Ian Dias, Ian Dodd, Ryan Davies, Debbie Dodd Third – Ian Davies
Only Warren Key stopped Ian Dodd from winning two Victorian Championships at Creswick. Ian Davies was also a double placegetter in M55.
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