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Thursday, 22 September 2016

 

Two of the three Scholarship Coaches who will spend summer in the ACT turned out for their first run on Australian terrain in the final event of the 2016 Midweek Metro Series at Red Hill on Wednesday. 
The weather for the September equinox (23 September this year) is normally fine, with a top temperature around 20° C, but on Wednesday the maximum at Canberra Airport was only 11.7° C and around 30 mm rain fell throughout the day. Maps and more photos on Facebook.

For the coaches from northern Britain, Charlotte Watson (pic on right) and Katie Reynolds (pic on left) they must have asked is this the hot, brown land that Australia is supposed to be, but as Charlotte commented after the event, "We were told that the pouring rain was very unusual in Canberra, however this made it feel much more like home to us. I really enjoyed running on Red Hill. The terrain is quite different from what we get at home and it's very surreal seeing kangaroos jumping about in the forest so really looking forward to doing more orienteering in Australia."

With that first run in Australia behind them, they head off to Queensland to compete for the Canberra Cockatoos in National League races in the Australian Championships Carnival.

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