SA Sprint Distance Orienteering Championships
Keithcott Farm, Adelaide
I continued my good sprint form with a win.
1 Bruce Arthur 17:54
2 Simon Uppill 18:24
3 Greg Morcom 23:41
A tricky and varied sprint course which included both steep hillsides and school campus terrain.
I had a good route choice to 2, going left on tracks where Simon went right and had to run through long grass.
Simon led by 9 seconds after the hilly section, but I had edged back ahead by 4 seconds after the school with some good route choices through the buildings.
I stretched the lead out over the last section across flat open ovals and paddocks.
It was nice to win another SA Championship - this one being the closest that I have ever raced to where I grew up in Adelaide.
This brings to an end a long racing season that started in March. Without much on the horizon now, I'll have to set some new goals.
Thanks to Robin Uppill for the photo.