Well done - and how many OY wins now?
I lost track of those years ago, maybe 7 or 8? It is much easier when they are all listed on the one trophy. I still have to recount every time I win it because I can't remember. That is the main reason I made a note of it here.
I counted the number of wins on the middle distance trophy, but it only goes back to 2008. Was there no MDC before 2008? Anyway, these are the number of wins:
Craig Dufty (5)
Henry McNulty (2)
Ben Corry (1)
Craig Duffy (1)
Did Craig rename himself to Craig at some point? :)
Oh, right. I miss that guy, he was fun.
'Bout time for another name change - Craig Duffman.
Sten, there was a MDC before 2008 but just no trophy, much like we don't have one for MTBO MDC (Boltboi is making some).
He won in 2009. Is a strip club owner
on the Gold Coast now.
I assume our local version changed his name after negative connotations associated with owning a strip club that didn't sit well with the orienteering fraternity, I mean community.
I definitely won the MDC a few times before 2008. I don't remember 2009 specifically so not sure if that was me or the Gold Coast strip club owner.
Sten, I added my test run to livelox in case you wanted to see how you compared.
2009 was ironically the first time on the Jumbuck Hill map, at the south end (Copley Rd) where we don't park anymore, presumably because they don't want some nitwit to try and fail to tow the caravan to the top of the hill again.
Thanks Craig, that was interesting to watch, especially leg-by-leg. It's definitely the closest I've ever been to you in a bush event, but I guess you would have gone a bit faster had you run in the actual event.
I don't really think I could have gone much faster. I probably would have gone faster on the first leg but after that I was pushing pretty hard because I wanted to run it under 35 to prove that it wasn't too long and I was aware that it was going to be tough to do because the first leg had been slower than I thought it would be.
I was also relying on familiarity with the control sites at times but I'm not sure if that made me faster or slower. I think on the longer legs my routes were not great because I wasn't really keeping good map contact.
I almost beat Craig once at this place called Warranine but then I made a 1min error on just one control and ultimately lost.
That's quite an impressive record. Well done Craig. You are a true legend of orienteering in WA. Hopefully there is some young talent coming through that will stick around in WA and challenge you soon.
We have had plenty of young talent come through, the sticking around part is where it breaks down. I don't hold much hope of that changing any time soon.
Can't imagine there's anyone else who's even close to doing that; I'd guess Simon Uppill is probably getting near double figures in SA (though illness stopped him from adding to that tally this year).
I've won nine state middle distance titles (MTBO) from nine attempts!
Sure, but it's not REAL orienteering.
I've been racing 21's at the long champs since 1996 and haven't won any! (But I did beat Craig once).
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