Sunday, April 18, 2010

Another win for Steph

The Quarry at Stirrup Glen was the venue for the Short Course final. It proved to be rather tricky with lots of people making big mistakes. Steph did brilliantly in the tough area to win the womens course over a minute ahead of Tania. Salome had a good run coming 3rd. Jess L also did well to finish 4th. The splits are here.
On the mens course Nic took the win. Alex was 2nd and Brad finished 5th. Mike had a good run coming 7th.

There was plenty of post race analysis to be done:
Thanks to everyone who supported the fundraising.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Western Cape Champs

Most of the JWOC team travelled down to the Cape for WCOC. We stayed in a hotel in Hermanus and hired 2 small cars. Our Ferrari Red Hyundai Atos was sponsored by Jeremy Green. Thanks Jeremy!

It wasn't all about running in the forests. We went to the beach, did a bit of shopping and had a braai.The Orienteering, however, was the highlight of the weekend. The team had some great results and gained valuable experience. Both days were at Lebanon South
The middle event was fast with a winning time of 32mins on the 5.2km M21 course. Coach Nic was 2nd behind international Tobias Tritschler. Manager Alex was 3rd. Brad did well coming 4th. The ladies ran a 4.5km course. Margaret won. Sarah had a good run coming second. J.P ran M20. He took gold in his category. Roark won M16 and Laura won W16. The splits are here. Nic's map is here and Sarah's map is here. Jess was snapped running in the forest by Alvin Ward:
The long distance event was on Sunday morning. The girls decided to run W21 which was a 9.2km course. Salome had a great run to come second. Jess and Sarah weren't too far off the pace. The 10.6km M21 course was won by Nic. Alex was 4th and Brad finished 5th. Roark once again won M16 and Laura won W16. The splits are here and Nic's map is here.
So all in all it was an awesome weekend. PENOC put on a super event and we all gained some more experience.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Junior Squad Training in the Cape

The squad had a training session in Nuweburg Forest. It was great to have Roark Robinson and Laura Troost at the training.

The tricky area and exercises designed by Coach Nic made it a brilliant session. We warmed up with a line course. Then did a course on a contours only map. The 3rd exercise was a window O', distance judgment and bearing exercise. On the way back to the cars we did a relocation exercise. Here is the map:Thanks to Cindy, Martin Terry and Eugene for helping out. Thanks to Alex for putting out controls and a huge thanks to Nicholas for organising the training.