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Hepburn Diggings Report
Glorious sunshine in perfect conditions; a day out of the box greeted competitors at Hepburn Diggings. Rex Niven’s courses were physically tough and navigationally challenging; good preparation for the Championship events. It was a good middle distance course – requiring continuous attention to navigation and probably the toughest courses set in Victoria since Julie Flynn’s courses on Korong Spur. We had a few abandon courses, but only mild complaints at the Finish. Most competitors were probably just too exhausted and relieved to finish.
Phil Giddings ensured the event ran smoothly with his tireless attention to detail. Many thanks to everyone who took part and especially those in the Nillumbik Emus Club who assisted with the organisation. Special thanks to Ron Frederick for towing the Club trailer, Phil for taking the toilets back to Kyneton, where he will have to wait till Monday to hand them back, and to Don Fell for SI trailer tow. Ron, Rex and Laurie, Don and Phil enjoyed a fine night’s camping at the event site. Rex will be looking for a new tent after finding it completely rotted when he spread it out.
Kathy Ewels edged out Aislinn Prendergast in W21A. Bryan Keely had a comfortable margin in winning M21A with Blair Trewin and Fredrik Johansson running strongly for the minor placings. Craig Feuerherdt had an excellent win in M35A while Isabelle Wymer was a clear winner in W35A.
Our Club had 3 good runs from our stalwarts in M60. Rob Edmonds 2nd, Ron Frederick 4th and Alan Watts 7th.. John Carberry finished 3rd in M45AS. Helen Edmonds was a winner in W55. Laurie Niven 5th in W60. Lauris Stirling and Robyn Sunderland battled it out in Long Open B with Lauris finishing 3rd, just 1 second ahead of Robyn. Joyce Rowlands won W89 and Ryan Carberry won Boys 12B.