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.

Hobbits break out of the Shire - Oatley Metro League

Shoe choices

Just over the water from the Shire, Oatley Park provided a great day for the visiting hobbits.

Today's picture shows three Big Foot hobbits revelling in the discovery of shoes. They'll never catch on.

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Ewan, Miles & Jock fly the flag for Big Foot at Easter.

Ewan (M10A), Miles (M35A) and Jock (M45A) were the standout performers for Big Foot at the Easter carnival taking top positions on the podium at Monday's presentation ceremony.  On the slighter lower, silver step were Nea (M/W10N) and Rebecca (W14A).  Tracy showed there's nothing like experience placing an excellent 4th in W21E, ahead of many of the young pretenders who struggled with the tough conditions.  

200 to 29 to 1 ! Darren Slattery wins pub grub race

Bennelong's Darren Slattery was one of the few to make all three Big Foot February races and collects the free meal for two at the Great Northern following a draw from the names of the 29 who made the first 2. Thanks to the almost 400 people who started or helped at one of our events and congratulations to Darren.

See you in March at State League 1 & 2.

Bloodbath on the SLWC

This is what the weekend's training event did to our President. He faired out better than event organiser Andy Hill - who fell and needed hand surgery on the day. Just as he was getting back into full training and sprint victories after his ankle injury in the 2010 Big Foot Sprints. Four Big Feet started the "Super Long World Champs" with the first challenge being to fit the 1:10 000 map into a map bag. Mounty was the only participant to finish all 200 controls and all 56 kilometres.
 

Speed bump carnage at Sydney Sprint Series Race #1

Cath Chalmers hopes for a flying start to 2012 were dashed shortly after she dashed from the start. A speed bump placed strategically across the route to control #1 sent her flying and bought her race to a quick end.

With many other Big Feet running the leg without incident, either Cath was unlucky, or more likely in these paranoid times, she was the victim of a prank speed hump installer, using a new fangled temporary hump.

Anti-cheating campaign rolls on

Big Foot's attempts to clean up orienteering takes two more steps forward as Anthony Darr makes an honest woman of Kylie Hoffman and Stuart Wilson will shortly do the same with SSS gun Sue Davis. Congratulations all round.

Anthony and Kylie's wedding was struck by a dramatic cake mishap. Our chief cake reporter Cathy McComb provides more details.

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