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.

Summer Series 2014/2015 #5 - Results

Results and results-by-class-with-splits are online here

RouteGadget is available here

Our result software was generating its own tweets - if you want to see what that looked like, check this out.

 

Thanks to everyone in Big Foot who helped, particularly Gill (planner) and Andrew and Debbie who made the map.

BF results now a Twit

The Big Foot results processing machine is now on Twitter - @BigFootResults, expect to see results Tweeted as runners finish at this weeks SSS as we test this out for the first time.

The normal live and printed results services should still be in action.

 

Back in the DPRK

Patrik Gunnarsson's continuing mission to take orienteering to the final frontier and beyond took him and crew to North Korea this month.

Whilst the word's media got excited about the whereabouts of supreme leader Kim Jong-un, Patrik was orienteering in yet another new country.

Reports of  previous orienteering events held in the DPR have described armed guards lining the roads to prevent people going to places wheer they shouldn't, a practice that Big Foot intends to take up for sprint events, once we get the grant in.

We're wild west winners - Australian champs success

A fairly large Big Foot contingent flew west to compete in the various Australian championships with mixed success.

After the carnival's first day (the West Australian championships) which was wet aqnd windy, the weather settled down and was pretty good, along with the following Big Feet who placed in the top 10:

Australian Middle Distance Championships

  

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