WIRRABARA ORIENTEERING CARNIVAL

MTBO Results

13th October 2007

 Near perfect conditions (cool but ideal for slogging up hills) met the 25 entrants in the Wirrabara MTBO. It was good to see not only some predominantly foot Oers out but also some MTBO debutants. All riders had challenges but some long legs in the steeper country particularly tested course 1 and 2 entrants. The results largely speak for themselves but special mention should be made of John Gordon, who entertained us by crashing on the final bend, John Williams, who set out with a dodgy inner tube and returned with one crank having freed itself from the rest of the bike, and Carolyn Strong who not only assisted with registration and won her course but also supplied the après ride muffins.

 Thanks to all those who helped with the event and best wishes to Anthea Williams for a speedy recovery.

Bruce Greenhalgh

Results

Course 1 (20+ kms)

  1. Dave Clark – 83.15
  2. Brett Merchant – 94.10
  3. Lee Merchant – 99.20
  4. Kay Haarsma – 121.47
  5. Gerry Velaitis – 123.42
  6. John Gordon – 135.25
  7. Grant Henwood – 150.30
  8. Steve Williams – 173.50
  9. Shane Venning – 12 controls

Course 2 (15kms)

  1. John Nieuwenhoven – 82.00
  2. Susanne Casanova – 84.45
  3. Dave Poole – 95.35
  4. Dave Tilbrook – 104.25
  5. Michelle Chamalaun – 120.28
  6. Brian Swann and Tony Kimberlin – 129.05
  7. Tyson Hillyard – 10 controls

Course 3 (12 kms)

  1. Carolyn Strong – 54.20
  2. John Such – 67.15
  3. John Williams – 71.55
  4. Sue Merchant – 82.55
  5. Helen Smith – 94.10
  6. Anthea Williams (DNF – injured)

 Course 4

  1. Rhonda Whyatt and Kathy Stockdale – 116.45