Aliens top 2013 big pink rankings

British orienteer Matt Crane and kiwi Lizzie Ingham topped the Big Pink rankings at the end of 2013. Lizzie was ranked 34th overall.

One place behind Lizzie was Big Foot's Brooner, who overhauled Patrik Gunnarsson at the end of the year. The top-ranked Big Foot woman was Tracy Marsh, who led home Paula Shingler.

 

Fire season meets orienteering areas

With large fire very close to Bennelong's Wattle Ridge map, it looked as though it was a shoe-in for the first O-map to be burnt in what looks like being a very hot NSW fire season.

Big Foot Sprints - results and zombies

Final results are here and on Eventor here  (first link is most accurate)

Splits are now up:

Qualifier: http://attackpoint.org/eventdetail.jsp/event_13549
Chasing start men: http://attackpoint.org/racesplits.jsp/race_13008
Chasing start women: http://attackpoint.org/racesplits.jsp/race_13009

RouteGadget for Qualifier

RouteGadget for Chase

Beware the Mindfields

The NSW middle distance champs visited an area rarely orienteered on by non-Novacastrians, the minefields of Bluegum Regional Park and adjacent mining rehabillitation area.

The addition of new symbols like "subsidence crack" along with Denis Lyons usual detailed mapping provided a mental challenge.

Big Foot takes Metro League cake(s) for fifth successive year

Big Foot defended their top-grade title for the fifth successive year with a convincing win over one of Garingal's many teams.

A win in Division D was the second succesive win for this team and now captain Miles Ellis worries that it has been too much too soon for this group, as he wrestles with salary cap pressures.

Metroleague #2 - Callan park - Report

After being briefed that there was an optional swim leg and some controls near the rehab centre we were off into the intricate builiding detail and open spaces of Callan Park.

The Feet faired quite well scoring wins in Division A and Division D over GO Annas and GO Geckos repsectively, thanks to consistency from the teams, although Division B suffered quite a bad loss to GO Frill Necks, with speed being the ultimate factor on the open ground in what turned out to be a long sprint.

New web-site for help with orienteering technology

A new web-site ohowdoi.com has been created for asking and answering questions about orienteering technology.

As every facet of organising an orienteering event now involves some use of technology, from mapping to results, many event organisers are stumped by a problem that has already been solved by someone else. The intention of the new site is to provide somewhere to go for those solutions.

Results co-ordinator for the 2012 Australian Champs, El Yonno "Jonathan" McComb says

Murdering Bay to join Butchers Block ?

The two Big Foot orienteering maps in Lane Cove, Burns Bay and Butchers Block have long been joined topologically. Now the opportunity to rename the "Burns Bay" map to "Murdering Bay" to make a gory pair has presented itself as local historian Bill McLaughlin revealed that the bay used to have that name.

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