South Australian Sprint Orienteering
Twigham 22 September
The South Australian Sprint and
Long Distance Championships were held at Twigham north of Burra on the
weekend of 22-23 September. The sprint event on Saturday was
located in an area of deeply incised erosion gullies requiring a lot of
scrambling up and down steep banks taxing competitors who attempted to
keep a high speed over the full course. The 3.3 km M21A was won
by Simon Uppill in 17.43 mins. A down hill run to the finish
enabled Lachlan Hallett to overtake Blair Trewin and take second place
in 20.25 with Blair third in 20.29 mins. In the W21A course of
2.8 km Vanessa Round in 18.12 mins was successful over Susanne Casanova
in 19.55 mins and Catherine Loye in 21.30 mins.
In other classes M55A was closely contested with Tony Radford
triumphant over Paul Hoopmann (18.50 to 19.57 mins). Zara Soden
took at W35A (2.8 km in 30.34 mins).