Good result - looks like you ran well.
Looked at the results and was impressed by the large number of entries in M/W10 and 12 (most of them names I didn't recognise) - was there a concerted effort to target kids from the Primary Schools Champs to do the sprint?
Blair. You just told Bruce you don't read his blog when you are overseas. To lift from it...
Junior Transition Success
At the popular Victorian Primary Schools Orienteering Championships earlier this month, Orienteering Victoria invited the competitors to get involved in more orienteering activities. Our new Junior Transition Officer, Anne Robinson, has been busily helping these kids and their parents find out more about our sport. We have already seen some great outcomes with a number of these families participating in Sprint into Spring events, with great support from our event greeters Lanita Steer, Rosie Dalheim and Lara Wallis to help them get started.
There was even more interest in our Junior Transition Training Day on Sunday with over 30 participants learning the basic skills from our coaches in residence, Peter Bray and Ralph Street. Many of these families were brand new to orienteering, but most have already signed up to the Victorian Sprint Distance Championships this weekend. It is fantastic to see M/W 10 and 12 with the largest fields of the entire event! Please make them feel welcome if you meet our new families on Sunday."
It goes without saying that I also am most impressed.
And on a different topic... leave room in your diary for the Bendigo sprint that precedes our State Series event next year. Here is a snippet of something quite different to our normal sprint or bush terrain.
In fact, I should have said make a weekend of it... the State Series map is new as well. It fills the gap between Crusoe and Browns Reef.