Orienteering is a sport in which participants navigate around a course using a map. Orienteering ACT organises and promotes Orienteering in the ACT.
Approaching Events - All are welcome (see "Events" for later events):
-Mon 22 Dec: Rivett Street Orienteering
- Jan 24 - 26. Learn how to Coach and improve your orienteering skills. Level 1 and Level 2 Coaching Course - here in Canberra Its Free but please express interest now.
- To print Map Symbols (colour legend) - see Coaching Page.
- To buy SI-sticks, compasses -see Contact and Links page
Just a Stroll in the Park for Cuthbert
Friday, 19 December 2014
Photos (left to right): Ella Cuthbert, Julian Dent and Graham Atkins
Junior Ella Cuthbert scored her second maximum points in the 2014-15 Runners
Shop Twilight Series with another fast run in event # 10 through Campbell
Parklands on Wednesday. The field
included most of the top local competitors plus the winner in 2005 and 2006, Julian
Dent, who was paying a quick visit to Canberra.
The courses were restricted primarily to the streets of Campbell because
of the possibility of a total Fire Ban that would have prevented using the
bush. The class winners were:
Orange 1: 5.7 km: MEN: Open: Julian
Dent CC N 25:14, Junior: Stephen Melhuish PO A 33:28, Masters: Eric Morris BN N
31:25; WOMEN: Open: Felicity Brown CC N 39:12, Junior: Tara
Melhuish PO A 44:45, Masters: Anita Scherrer RR A 38:08; TEAMS: Minh-Tam Nguyen, Caroline Christenson 61:37.
Orange 2: 3.5 km: MEN: Open: Stephen
Still AO A 21:19, Masters: 2: Laurence Wilson BS A 22:42; WOMEN: Open: Kristen
Walker PO A 26:21, Junior: Ella Cuthbert BS A 24:18, Masters: Tara Sutherland BS
A 27:12; TEAMS: Tony Leach WE A, Michelle
Mackell WE A 30:11.
Green: 2.0 km: MEN: Junior: Green: Ethan
Laver PO A 13:29; WOMEN: Junior: Tayte
Wildie 18:32; Masters: Karin Schulz RR A 31:39; TEAMS: Max Swann RR A, James Swann RR A, Liam Swann RR A 17:33.
Blue: 1.9 km: MEN: Junior: Alex Cho GJ
Check the complete results and splits on
the Orienteering ACT website.
The results for the Orange 1 and 2 courses
were converted to corrected times based on the 2015 YOB/gender handicap table, as the
series extends into 2015 and the top five competitors for Event # 10 were:
Ella Cuthbert – 125
Julian Dent - 124
David Shepherd - 123
Trevor Jacobs – 122
Anita Scherrer - 121
After 10 events, Shepherd
remains at the top of the table with 625 points from his best five scores,
followed by Lachlan Dow on 615, Jacobs 613, Cuthbert 612, and Lizzie Ingham 602.
Graham Atkins is the most consistent competitor in the Series. The progress points table is here.
The series will now go into
recess while many orienteers will head off to Tasmania for the World Cup and Oceania Championships. The next event in the Series will
be at Bruce Ridge on Wednesday 4 February.