Sydney Uni Sprints Results - Brooner the Zoomer wins

Thanks to Andrew Lumsden and Debbie Byers for this great new map and a cracking course today. Big Foot hope to use it again later in the year.

In various places:

Orienteering in Canada

SSS Longueville - Richard's Redemption (just)

Richard Green won a challenging Summer Series at Longueville today, making amends for his last appearance at Longueville when he was disqualified for running out of bounds. He did come perilously close to getting another no result, but for different reasons, whilst the event itself was almost thwarted by a most unusual occurence for Lane Cove, if not for Big Foot....

RouteGadget  - Results


EMIT proximity punching test

Big Foot labs got to test EMIT's new contactless electronic punching system. Unlike the existing SportIdent and EMIT systems, there is no need to punch at a control, you just have to get close.

Our head of testing demonstrates the strap on gear that the competitor uses:

The new EMIT gear

So having had one of those strapped on your arm, you head off into the forest to find a control - what do the new checkpoints look like:

Long time, short time - Miles and Ewan win Australian Long titles

Miles Ellis took out M35 at the Australian Long Champs today in a shade under 3 hours for the mammoth length course, whilst Ewan won M10A in about 10 minutes for the longest and shortest winning times of the day respectively.

The tin mining posed a challenge to many, with only Jock Davis (M40) and Michael Burton (M50) also making the podium, both in second place.

Photo of Miles by Ewan attached.


Big Feet's Big Feats at Australian Sprint O Champs

Big Feet men carried their fine form from Saturday's middle distance discipline over into today's Sprint O race at the seaside town of Bicheno.

The winning grinners were:

World Rogaining Champs 2nd place for Gill

Big Foot's Gill Fowler, teaming up with Jess Baker from Sydney Striders has picked up 2nd place at the Wold Rogaining Champs in Czecho. The winning team in their women's division were Russian orienteers and adventure racers Galitarova Anastasia & Safronova Irina. Finns and East European teams headed up the top of the results board.

Preliminary results are here.

No other details yet, but here are some notes on the mapping:


Metro League Division 1 - those chumps are champs again

Big Foot are Div 1 and Div 5 champions - congratulations to everyone involved.

An unprecedented fourth consecutive Div 1 premiership for the Div 1 squad was wrapped up with a comprehensive victory at Mount Annan Botanic Gardens today with the first three Big Feet (Steve Craig, Jock Davis and Michael Burton) covered by about 15 seconds. Solid performances by the div 1 Swedish contingent of Patrik and Martina made the team unbeatable on the hilly course.


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