Top turns in toasty Tassie

Oceania relay M45-49 2nd and third

The weather in Tasmania has been hot, but not quite hot enough to prevent the first major events of the Oceania carnival - sprint, relay and middle-distance. Big Feet have put in some great performances and have collected a fair amount of winners fudge between them.


Rankings: 2014 ends with a tie at the top

Josh is back

2014 saw the Big Pink Rankings finish with Simon Uphill and Josh Blatchford tied at the top and kiwi Lizzie Ingham just pipping Taswegian Hanny Alston as top female orienteer.

Josh has been rebuilding fitness after some gnarly leg surgery and his middle and short distance form is starting to look solid - he rounded off the year by defeating reigning Big Foot Sprints champion Christian Tingström to take out the ultra-sprint finale of the Christmas 5 days.

Cockatoo Island Sprint-O Results

Cumulative results for the whole 5 days are here

Results are in Eventor here.

Splits are on AttackPoint here.

RouteGadget is here

Big Foot Sprints - results

Thanks to Simon - a massive effort on Christmas Eve, rewarded by the great turnout of people in good spirits. The big chocolate went overseas to Christian Tingström of Switzerland and to Viktoria Ernstsson of Sweden. Well done guys.

Cumulative results are here.

Kiwi Greg squeezes into Big Foot team for Australia-NZ challenge

Greg's passport collection

NSWOA president Greg Barbour will be the only Big Foot to represent New Zealand in the Australia-New Zealand challenge to be held in Tasmania in January, running against club-mates Tracy Marsh, Cath Chalmers, Paul Marsh, Eoin Rothery, Michael Burton and Andy Simpson.

Asked about the Kiwiness of Greg, his M45 team-mate Bill Edwards said "He's as Kiwi as I am eh, to be sure, to be sure. Bro"

Bring it on and don't go half pie !


Summer Series #9, Hunts Creek

Thanks to Michael Roylance who planned and organised the event at Hunts Creek and thanks to most* people for coming.

RouteGadget is available here

Results and splits are here

Summer Series #9, Hunts Creek

  Name   Club Gross Penalty Time Score
1 Steve Ryan OM GO 590 0 44:45 590
2 Jeremy Fowler OM GO 600 10 45:33 590
3 Andrew Hill OM WH 600 20

Web-site reboot

You may have noticed several things missing from the web-site, probably including your logon.

The version of the software we use to run the web-site has been terminally broken by hackers and its not clear whether they have got into the Big Foot site or not. Given the attack is estimated to affect millions of sites, its pretty clear that the Big Foot site would be top of the list, so the site has to be rebuilt. To read more - see this BBC article.


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