DuO at Belanglo

Results are online here including some splits data from the SI controls.

Thanks to everyone who came along to enjoy a beautiful day in the bush. I hope a few of you saw the big mob of emus near the cleared pine plantation - plenty of youngsters were in the mob, so maybe we'll be seeing a few more about.

Congratulations to the winners, Twisted Greg Barbour, the Bitte Andrew Power and the tasty Peter Newton.

Big Foot beats IOF by a week

The IOF's IT group announced its new data interchange standard yesterday, a week after Big Foot ran an event utilising the standard for all data interchange. Not that we were particularly fast - the credit goes to orienteering software authors who have been using the draft standard for some time.

The standard specifies the format that data should be shared between pieces of orienteering software (entry system, SportIdent system, results publication). If all the pieces conform to the same system, the orienteering admin should be easier. How did this work in practice ?

The DuO used Eventor for entries, startlist publication and (some) results publication and MeOS for SportIdent processing. Both systems use the new data standard and MeOS can talk directly to Eventor. (Eventor developer Mats Troeng did most of the heavy lifting on the new standard). Utilising that comes down to a whole load of click on this:

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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:

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