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Sep 18, 2017 3:09 AM # 
Well done - and how many OY wins now?
Sep 18, 2017 7:01 AM # 
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.
Sep 18, 2017 7:18 AM # 
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)
Sep 18, 2017 7:23 AM # 
Did Craig rename himself to Craig at some point? :)
Sep 18, 2017 7:24 AM # 
Sep 18, 2017 7:31 AM # 
Oh, right. I miss that guy, he was fun.
Sep 18, 2017 7:34 AM # 
'Bout time for another name change - Craig Duffman.

Oh yeah!

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).
Sep 18, 2017 7:34 AM # 
He won in 2009. Is a strip club owner on the Gold Coast now.
Sep 18, 2017 7:38 AM # 
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.
Sep 18, 2017 7:49 AM # 
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.
Sep 18, 2017 8:05 AM # 
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.
Sep 18, 2017 9:09 AM # 
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.
Sep 18, 2017 9:39 AM # 
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.
Sep 18, 2017 10:52 AM # 
I almost beat Craig once at this place called Warranine but then I made a 1min error on just one control and ultimately lost.
Sep 19, 2017 12:56 AM # 
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.
Sep 19, 2017 1:04 AM # 
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.
Sep 19, 2017 3:16 AM # 
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).
Sep 19, 2017 6:13 AM # 
I've won nine state middle distance titles (MTBO) from nine attempts!
Sep 19, 2017 6:34 AM # 
Sure, but it's not REAL orienteering.
Sep 19, 2017 9:16 AM # 
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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