Sydney Sprint Series 2012

The Sydney Sprint Orienteering Series commences on Monday 2nd January 2012. Download the official series flyer here.

There are 10 events in the program with some exciting new areas to run in. These include the spectacular harbourside areas such as Georges Heights and Battery Point, the excellent new maps of Bicentennial Park, West Pymble, Castle Hill Showground and Macquarie Hospital, and many old favourites.

Courses: Each event has 1 course of 2.5 – 3km with winning times for the best orienteers about 15 minutes.

Start Times: Between 5.00pm and 6.30pm Monday evenings.

Entry Fees: Orienteering club members $10 seniors, $8 juniors. Non-members $3 extra. Sportident hire $3 per event.

Maps: 1:4000 or 1:5000. Sportident timing used for at all events.

 #  Date  Map Club  Start Location / Notes  Suburb Organiser
 1  2 Jan  Manly Dam BH
King Street, Manly Vale
Results | Splits | RouteGadget
 Manly Vale
Terry Bluett
0425 847 306
 2  9 Jan  Bicentennial Park BF
Between Yanko and Loftberg Roads
Results | Splits | RouteGadget
 West Pymble
Tracey Marsh
0438 234 034
 3  16 Jan  Castle Hill Showground WH
Doran Drive, Off Carrington Road
Results | Splits | RouteGadget
 Castle Hill
Ted Mulherin
9630 7324
 4  23 Jan  UWS Rydalmere SH
Brodie Street
ResultsSplits | RouteGadget
Lyn Malmgron
0414 397 584
 5  30 Jan  Callan Park UR
Callan Park Oval, end of Wharf Rd, Lilyfield
Results | Splits | RouteGadget
Helen Murphy
0407 116 350
 6  6 Feb  Georges Heights NSW Stingers
Suakin Drive
Results Splits | RouteGadget
Andrew Hill
0403 373 206
 7  13 Feb  Gladesville Hospital GO
Off Punt Road
ResultsSplits | RouteGadget
Jim Merchant
999 3785
 8  20 Feb  UTS Lindfield BF
West end of Eton Road
Results | Splits | RouteGadget
Andy Simpson
0413 451 964
 9  27 Feb  Macquarie Hospital GO
Enter off Twin Road, North Ryde
Results | Splits | RouteGadget
 North Ryde
Ross Barr
0438 220 016
 10  5 Mar  Ballast Point Park UR
The end of Yeend St. Birchgrove
ResultsSplits | RouteGadget
Dave Lotty
9569 2380


Architectural blend proves interesting for Sprint #4 runners

Thursday, 26 January 2012

A new assembly on a new UWS Parramatta map made for good numbers and interesting orienteering.  The runners navigated around the buildings of the historic Female Orphan School (the main building of the Orphan School is the oldest 3 storey building in Australia) and the bright new architecture of the modern university. 

Planner Lyn Malmgron set an interesting course with lots of changes in direction and a number of crossovers. There were a number of opportunities to stretch a gait, with longer legs over grassed slopes. 

Michael Burton showed his power as a runner with his charge up the hill to the finish to nudge Ian Myer down one place.  Lisa Grant and Barbara Hill battled it out with only 50 seconds separating them.  The high point for the younger orienteers was watching the Parramatta Rivercat travelling so close to the shore that they could wave to the commuters on board.

On a serious note, organisers were concerned that there were a number of participants who ran through gardens and areas marked olive green.  Runners should take warning from the 2011 World Orienteering Championships where elites doing the same thing were disqualified in large numbers.  Whilst this time all that was suffered was a reprimand, runners should note that this behaviour doesn't impress the landowners or the clubs who have mapped the area.

Photo: Ross Duker

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