Sunday, April 19, 2009

Stirrup Glen

The juniors had some excellent performances at the first colour coded event of the session. Brian (below), Tom and Christie planned the courses.
The juniors handled the technical quarry, forested areas and confused zebras well after all the training in the past few weeks.

Jess Lund, Salome and Stephanie did the green course. Steph had a brilliant run and was the first lady about 6 minutes ahead of Salome.
Zoe did blue and was the first lady on the course.

Sarah did her first brown course. She had a good run and was about 10 minutes behind Tania.

We had a good day of fundraising. Val and Denise were selling drinks, chocs and hotdogs. Thank you to the moms for their hard work.
A big thank you to all the orienteers who support the juniors. We really appreciate it.

Hope to see everyone at the Barnyard Theatre on Saturday, 25th of April.

Junior Squad Training 3

We had our third training session at Voortrekker Monument on Saturday, 11th of April.

Nicholas organized 2 exercises: a course of 2.9km that focused on using contours and a head to head race of about 2km.

Here's a picture of everyone having a rest before we start the second exercise:
Thank you to Nicholas for another good session. Thanks to the people who put controls out. It was great to have Woc squad member Cobus join us and it's always helpful to have Tania around for some advice.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Short Course Final

The JWOC team got some great results at Tshwane University of Technology. The new map was interesting and a few unmapped features added to the fun. Salome had a brilliant run winning the womens course by over a minute. Sarah came second ahead of provisional log winner Tania. Steph had a good run coming fourth ahead of Zoe in 5th place. Here are the splits. This is the womens map: (sorry the colours are funny)On the mens course Brad and coach Nic had uncharacteristic runs with a few mistakes shown by the splits. J.P Sissing, a promising junior, had a good run coming 13th. Here is the mens map:
The sprint series has been fast and fun. We've had some great performances from our juniors. Now we have the colour coded series to look forward to...

Junior Squad Training 2

We had our second training session on Saturday, the 4th of April at Klipriviersberg. Nicholas organized two exercises: a line course and a window and contour course.

It was a worthwhile, but tough session. All the rocks, thorns and contours made a change from the sprint maps we've been running on. Good preparation for the up-coming colour coded series.

Thanks to Nic for a challenging session. Thank you to Tania, Eugene, Liz and the parents for putting out controls and shadowing.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

HeronBridge College

The winners of the 3 courses were Jess Lund, taking her first win of the series, Dylan on the mens course and Christie on the novice.
Salome came 2nd not far behind Jess

Jess Hemer couldn't run because she was sick, but it was great to see Stephanie back in action.

Garry set up the grid from Wednesday training on the field. We used it to warm up and some of the energetic juniors raced around the courses before prize giving.

Here is a picture of Jess explaining to her fellow Raco juniors how the grid works:

Junior Squad Training

Nicholas organized the first session at Golden Harvest.

We did 3 exercises: a line course, compass and pacing with the map blanked out and control picking, with 16 controls in 1.7km.
The exercise made Golden Harvest seem quite technical.

Thanks to Nic for a great session and to the seniors that came along to shadow and give pointers.