We’re back with a vengeance! A record turnout of 140 included a mix of top class Victorian and interstate orienteers, with a dash of Danish class – as good a field as you would see in Australia. But it wasn’t just a race for the high performers, with plenty of weekend warriors out there too. Mums and dads brought along their kids, who relished the opportunity to run and read their map in a safe environment. The courses headed out into the quiet little adjoining streets before taking us around the lake (which way? you decide), up the Hill, and across into the open parkland. Oddly enough it was here that some came unstuck, their concentration fading as they tired near the end.
On that topic, next week at Ruffey Lake, we’ll be offering a special coaching opportunity. We’re fortunate enough to have three highly qualified and experienced Danish orienteers with us, who have all competed at Junior World Championships, and at the recent Australian Championships, with excellent results. The boys will be running free coaching sessions after each of our Sprint Into Spring races. The first session will concentrate on – concentration! Sign up at Registration.
Race 2: Sat October 25, Ruffey Lake Park, The Boulevarde, Doncaster, Melway 33 F10
Closing date for discounted pre-entries: Wed October 22. Enter here
Terrain: Expansive parkland with scattered trees, generally hilly, some tracks, bridges, fences, cliffs, and man made features.
Courses: Course 1 Mo Farah: approx 3.5 km (25-30 controls); Course 2 Sally Pearson: approx 2.5 km, 16-20 controls; Course 3 Usain Bolt (less complex): approx 2.5 km, 16-20 controls.
Register from 1.30pm. Choose your own start time between 2pm and 3.30pm, courses close 4pm.