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.

They fly by night and crash by day

Those magnificent men (and women) and their lighting machines...

After a fairly successful night's orienteering at the state night championships, all but one of the Big Feet doubling up for the state league the morning after came crashing down.



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