What an outstanding morning! It was great to see so many enthusiastic parents supporting their children. It was uplifting to witness so many wild runners flying through the Macquarie school campus eager to extend themselves.
2018 Autumn SC-ORE concluded this morning with, again, near perfect running conditions.
Thirty-three teams, 130 students, drawn from nine primary schools. They drowned the assembly area with their humongous cheers and chants. What a way to start the day!
All thanks to the OACT volunteers, the generous parent helpers and the welcoming attitude of our host schools, Miles Franklin, Latham, Fraser and Macquarie. These schools provide the opportunity for school safe, school based orienteering experiences such as SC-ORE, to ignite a passion for future orienteers.
It is clear we have sparked an interest in our junior athletes, many of whom will be considering their options when it comes to winter sports. It is hoped that some may consider Orienteering as their sport of choice this year.
Well done to all the teams and a special congratulation to the top three placegetters:
- 1st Majura A: Mia K, Makhaya H, Thomas F, Luca H
- 2nd Aranda: M Emily S, Luke W, Makhosi Z, Chloe M
- 3rd Majura C: Freya M, Owen R, Jett B, Eliza A-B
Ms Bec Cody, MLA for Murrumbidgee and Assistant Speaker, representing Ms Yvette Berry, Deputy Chief Minister, Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development and Minister for Sport and Recreation, Dr Blair Trewin, President Orienteering Australia, and Ms Ann Ingwersen, 2017 Silva Australian Orienteer of the Year were guests of honour.
Entries are now open for 2018 Spring SC-ORE which will be held at inner South Canberra schools.
By Toni Brown