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2016 AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS
by Alicia Ciacic
On Friday, 23rd September most of the Victorian schools orienteering team met at Tullamarine airport to fly to Queensland for the Australian Orienteering Championships. We were all very excited.
This year is a bit different to what has happened in the past in that we were going to be moving locations three times. Our first stop was Burleigh Heads. We were staying here for four nights. On Saturday, we competed in our first event which was the Australian Sprint Championships at Griffith University. This was a fun day.
On the Sunday was the Australian Relay championships and I was the third runner with Karina and Sarah being my other team mates. The Monday was the first event of the Secondary Schools championships. The first event was the sprints and then there was the individuals and then the relays. I found this year to be a lot more challenging than last year. This was because I moved into senior girls.
Some of the terrain in Queensland was like Kooyoora. We had a lot of fun and also got to visit Sea World and play mini golf in some of our spare time.
Other members to take part in the Australian Champs Carnival in Queensland were Sue Healy, Geoff Armstrong, Leone Carberry, Jenelle Templeton and John Carberry. Sue Healy won medals in W85 in the Australian Sprint, Middle and Long Champs.
Congratulations: Don and Fiona Fell completed the 4 peaks on Melbourne Cup weekend.
Day 1: Up and down Mystic Mountain near Wandiligong
Day 2: Mt Feathertop from Harrietville as far as the hut as the peak was under snow
Day 3: Mt Hotham from Harrietville
Day 4: Mt Buffalo from the main road before the climb.
Don and Fiona are making a quick recovery to compete in the Marysville half marathon on the following weekend.