A great debut world champs for siblings Lucy and Fegus Mackie with Leadfoot racking up 5th place in the W20 race with teh talented Czech rider Veronika Kubinova taking out gold. Fergus was a similar distance behind the winner in M20 but the close competition put him at 15th.
The two most technical days of O'France 2016 put the sword to Eoin Rothery's title ambitions as he lost 29 minutes on day 4 and his SI stick on day 5 (the chasing start statge).
The second set of areas were always going to be more challenging and the switch from 1:5000 to 1:7500 maps bought a lot of unnecessary pain. Many good orienteers blew out on day 4 and most of the Big Feet were amongst them.
Thanks to everybody for coming and some who didn't, particularly Miles Ellis who stepped up at the last moment to plan the courses. The only lost property was a black beanie. A great contrast between the burnt and the unburnt.
All the results you could want to poke a stick at:
We've been out on the trails (see pic) doing some map corrections - the weather is great, bring suncream. Assembly is at the Nordic Shelter, registration probably in the North Room. Rego should be available from 11 (or whenever the controls are all out, whichever is later). There is a cross country race that starts from 11.30, so expect a degree of confusion.
NOTE: This is a very busy weekend at Perisher. The car park will be full by about 9am, you may have to park on the road and walk. The alternative is to catch the ski tube from Bullocks Flat - it will save you parks fees and hiring chains as well as some traffic.