Greg grabs gold, bronze by Burton, alliteration fails Davis

Greg Barbour followed up his Oceania M45 title by winning the Australian Championships M35 title at Big Badja today. Run on the same area as yesterday's Oceania sprint titles, the fast granite terrain proved to be to Greg's liking despite the switch to 1:15000 from 1:5000.

Michael Burton

In M40A, Jock Davis grabbed 3rd place behind Warren Key and New Zealand's Rob Jessup. Not quite King of the rocks, but a great recovery from yesterday's off-the-map performance.

In M50A, Michael Burton (pictured) had a cracking run, eventually winding up with 3rd place behind fellow new M50 Bernard Walker and the tough-to-beat Novacastrian Rob Vincent. 

In the women's divisions, the run of the day came from Tracy Marsh who was 5th overall in  W21E, 4th Australian, in a very strong field.

The rest of us all did good too.


Pink, pink, pink for Oceania

Podium at Oceania 2011Pink and pink at the Oceania Long championships as Greg Barbour (running for New Zealand) won M45A, helping New Zealand to a comfortable win in that class.

Meanwhile, back in W40A, former W40 world champion Cath Chalmers led home a very strong field to win for Australia.

Victorians employ Rugby tactics on NSW orienteers at start of Oceania

Rugby school is famous for being the birthplace of rugby union. Its also notorious for its famous School Bully - Flashman.

Packet of TimTams in found in Swedish forest

Mighty Mike - Harbour to Hawkesbury and he stopped to smell the flowers

Just a week out from the NSW champs and M50 speedster Michael Burton spend today on a solo odyssey. Unfortunately his sly training efforts were busted by our Big Foot spies:


Mike seen orienteering at Callan Park.


Michael leaves event, probably on bicycle.

Our mole on the railways says that he was later seen heading North, possibly leaving the train at Berowra.

Mary's magic margin - a minute

Whilst most of the club was out at Cattai National Park wrappng up Metro League last weekend, Big Foot's Mary Fien won the long distance Queensland Championships by a minute (and four seconds) from Kim Beckinsale after a 23 km course. The first three riders were all between 1 hour 40 and 1 hour 50, whilst fourth place and beyond took over three hours.

Metroleague carnage as A Division team threepeats

"Angela Farrell sets interesting course for Waggaroos" read the OANSW headlines*.

(* the final did get covered later, but was beaten to the punch by SMH and this article)

Meanwhile the Sydney Mornig Herald managed this before the Rugby League results:



Amber selected for World Champs team

Hot new from our reporters in New Zealand:

Amber MorrisAmber in OZon, who Big Foot borrow from Hawkes Bay when she is in Australia, has been picked for the New Zealand team for the World Championships to run in the Sprint, Middle, Long and Relay disciplines. This follows some excellent results at the recent New Zealand champs held over Easter.

Congratulations Amber.


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