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in: Bertbennett; Bertbennett > 2016-08-30

Aug 30, 2016 1:58 AM # 
from you!
Aug 30, 2016 3:33 AM # 
Aug 30, 2016 3:33 AM # 
Ondrej decided to have his Bday on same weekend so that counts a few out
Aug 30, 2016 4:00 AM # 
There used to be so many elites towing the line at these events. Now they've mostly stopped orienteering or live in Canberra :(
Aug 30, 2016 4:24 AM # 
But there's days before entries close.
Aug 30, 2016 5:08 AM # 
I haven't entered yet ;)
Aug 30, 2016 5:38 AM # 
Other factor is no-one wants to keep going back to the same old maps every year
Aug 30, 2016 7:02 AM # 
Can think of a NSW Long Champs at Rydal a few years back where there were only 6 runners in M21A, only two of whom were NSW/ACT people between the ages of 21 and 35.
Aug 30, 2016 7:28 AM # 
Clearly the incentive of a NSW shaped badge just isn't getting the job done ;) Maybe people remember the printing job at the last NOL that happened at Miners Despair and have chosen to avoid a repeat.

I believe the current 1st and 2nd place in the NSW state league are a couple of ACT mercenaries, Dave Shepherd and Andrew Barnett.

Andy makes a great point too. I can think of some great maps that would make for a really interesting weekend that haven't been visited for a while. On the plus side, most of the SL areas this year have been really accessible to those on the east coast.
Aug 30, 2016 8:46 AM # 
One of the important functions of a WOC long distance trial is to ensure that those who successfully emerge from it are suitably prepared for the demands of a WOC long distance, and coping with the lousy printing in the 2010 trial would have come in very useful in coping with the lousy printing in the 2016 WOC.

(Looking at the results from 2010, of our 2016 long runners, Tash wasn't there, Jo didn't finish and Jules didn't have a great run either).

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