Report on EPC & OY at Salt Creek
Monday, 21 July 2014
Salt Creek – July 6th 2014
Saltbush, Lincoln and Adelaide Orienteers enjoyed a mostly
sunny day at Salt Creek on Sunday the 6th of July, trying out the
map for the second time. Everyone enjoyed the courses set by John Brockhurst
with help from son Mark, and also the around the campfire camaraderie.
A control adjoining Salt Creek
Dave Medlin was the
fastest in his course with Alan Holland, also from Saltbush not far behind.
Sadly numbers were down on previous years with only five
orienteers completing the recreational courses. We hope that the word
“championships” didn’t deter regular orienteers as this really is just an
excuse to spend the day with likeminded orienteers from Port Lincoln and other
South Australian clubs.
Beth Stevens continues to improve with the best Saltbush
time of 80.21 minutes for her 2.5km course. It was good to see Marge Stanley,
who enjoyed a chat whilst waiting for Willy Schmitz to complete his course in
It was good to see water in Salt creek after recent rains,
however the sand was not as firm as it looked and some of us ended up with wet
and sandy shoes!
A BBQ lunch with tasty soup and cakes provided by members
was enjoyed in this pleasant location, so thanks to those who donated food for
the day and thanks also to Mick and Lyn Rehn who allowed us to use their land
for this event, a mixture of open paddocks and mallee scrub, providing us with
a new and interesting landscape. Click here for full results
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Article by Karen Bilney