Orienteering is a sport in which participants navigate around a course using a map and compass. Orienteering ACT is the body that organises and promotes Orienteering in the ACT.
Approaching Events - All are welcome (see "Events" for other events):
- Wed 19 Jun:
Black Mountain South Mid-week Orienteering
- Thu 20 Jun:
Macquarie-Cook Street Orienteering
- Sat 22 Jun:
Commonwealth Park Saturday and Junior League
- Sun 23 Jun: Orroral Crossing (AL7)
Orienteering at The Pinnacle
Sunday, 16 June 2013
Beautiful Winter’s day for Orienteering at The Pinnacle
The fifth Saturday orienteering event was held at The
Pinnacle, near Hawker. The weather was magnificent for Canberra’s winter and many people took
advantage. The event was organised by the De Jongh family for BushFlyers Club and Paul de Jongh set
some great courses, making good use of the location, and managing to get 6km
into the longest course.
In the 6.1 km Orange 1 course, Stephen Melhuish took out the
honours, doing the course in 36 minutes 21 seconds (36:21). He was closely followed
by Paul Imhoff in 36:32 minutes and Graham Fifield in 39:13. The fastest woman was Tara
Melhuish in 48:28 minutes.
In the 3.4km Orange 2 course, Andrew Kerr was the fastest at
23:54 minutes, followed by Liz Abbott at 25:27, then Kelly Edwards at 28:10. In
the easier navigation 2.5km Green course, Brendan Wilson zipped around in 21:37
and the fastest woman was Clare Alder at 27:19. In the 2km Blue course, David
Birch was the fastest at 17:18 and the fastest woman was Amelia Bond at 17.44.
Amongst the 199 participants, it was pleasing to see a good
number of new comers to the event, and many families participated in teams.