Metro League #4 - Darks Common

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:

Winsplits | AttackPoint | Eventor | Ranking Points | RouteGadget (no road-crossing fiddle)| Big Foot

and there is more...

NSW Ski-O Championships - 2016


The 2016 NSW Ski-O Championships will be held at Perisher Valley on Sunday 7th August, organised by Big Foot, Perisher X Country and BushFlyers with some help from our friends. This event forms part of XC Ski week - check out the other great events on during the week.

Anyone who skis or orienteers (or both or even neither) is welcome to come and have a crack. Start times probably from 12 noon until 1pm.

Organiser: Andy Simpson


Orienteers can enter online through Eventor here. If you are not an orienteer you can either register on that site and enter online or (simpler) send an email to the email address above identifying your name and which class you want to enter (short, medium, long, snogaine). We will also be taking other entries on the day, but if you can let us know that you are coming, we can make sure we have enough maps.

Entry-on the day at the Nordic Shelter at Perisher. $15 adults, $10 for under 21s.

Entry fee includes the use of a SPORTident stick for the event if required.



A 2 hour snogaine class will be offered this year with mass start at 12 noon. Each control marked on the map will be worth a specific number of points and teams can choose which ones to visit. 10 points per minute will be deducted for each minute or part minute teama are over the 2 hour mark, zero points if you are back after 2.30pm. Team with the highest score wins.


Three middle-distance style Ski-O courses will be offered: Short, Middle and Long. Expected winning time for the long course will be 60-80 minutes. In 2014 the corresponding courses had course lengths of 2.6km, 4km and 6.7 km. Those were straight line distances (as marked on the map), competitors obviously covered quite a bit more.

Final courses will be planned on Saturday 6th August and printed that day (what could go wrong ?), so we can't give exact course lengths yet.


What is Ski Orienteering ?

NSW MTBO Champs Results

Long - Sunny Corner (Newcastle Orienteering Club)

Winsplits | AttackPoint | Eventor | RouteGadget

Sprint - Rydal Showground

WinSplits | AttackPoint | Eventor | Big Foot | RouteGadget

Middle - Sunny Corner

WinSplits | AttackPoint | Eventor | Big Foot | RouteGadget


Tracy wins as boys come nowhere in ANZAC bake-off

Tracy Marsh took out the ANZAC day ANZAC cookie baking competition with Paula Shingler 2nd and Rebecca George 3rd.

The failure of the Big Foot males to get a place on the podium was disappointing but they have resolved to do better next year.

For the record, here is the whole field pre-judging, along with the new holder of the perpetual wooden spoon of victory:

Flying Fergus and Leadfoot Lucy picked for Portugal JWOC

Flying Fergus

Yay !

Big Foot's Lucy and Fergus Mackie have been picked to represent Australia at the World MTBO champs in Portugal in July following on from their performances in recent selection races in Beechhworth when they were riding their first MTBO champs since transferring from Mountain Devils. Lucy picked up a cloth badge at the Easter 3 Days in foot orienteering, but both siblings are more experienced on a bike.

Both will be racing in the junior section of the individuals, with Hamish riding in the senior relay team. Congratulations to both of them.


NSW Champs Results Hub

Look at Tony Hill's great photos - if you didn't camp, see what you missed out on. Action photos for the second day are in there too.

Middle:   AttackPoint (by course) | WinSplits (by class) | Eventor | RouteGadget | Big Foot | Ranking Points | Course Survey

Planner: Rebecca George, Organiser: Andrew Lumsden, Controller: Paul Prudhoe

Long:     AttackPoint (by course) | WinSplits (by class) | Eventor | RouteGadget | Big Foot | Ranking Points | Course Survey

Planner: Jock Davis, Organiser: Andrew Lumsden, Controller: Robert Spry

Summer Series, Devlins Creek, Cheltenham

Results are here and RouteGadget is available here.

Thanks for coming to Summer Series today, we hope that you enjoyed first time planner Chris Firbank's courses. The area next to the start/finish is part of the NW rail project - it will eventually be a ventilation and emergency access point for the completed tunnels.


Lane Cove Rivergaine #2 - new and old Big Feet do well

The NSW 2016 Metrogaine moved downstream, but still in the heart of Big Footy training country for this year's 6 hour. The handy location drew a good Big Foot turnout from members both new and old.


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