Wise old owl wins, young boobook looks on

Greg Barbour stiched up the 4th event in Sydney's Sprint series at Bennelong's Pennant Hills event with an emphatic 20 second win over WHO's Andy Hill. Andy started harder and was ahead at control #6, then the pair had identical splits for #7 and #8 before Greg edged away.

Best woman was Garingal's Lisa Grant, extending some good sprint form into February with a win over Big Foot pair Tracy Marsh and MTBO champion Amanda Holmgren.

Star of the show was the young Boobook keeping an eye on Terry Bluett at the finish.

Leaked footage of British Urban MTBO training*

Opening shots look as though they are from here:

*not really, but its worth a watch

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:

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