Ori­en­teer­ing club preps for state cham­pi­onships

Stanthorpe Border Post - - SPORT -

ORI­EN­TEER­ING: About 30 lo­cals and vis­i­tors headed north of Dalveen on Sun­day for a morn­ing of ori­en­teer­ing.

The seven cour­ses on of­fer at­tracted peo­ple from as far as Toowoomba, aged from 5–70 years.

Bul­le­court Boul­der Bounders Ori­en­teer­ing Club spokesman Liz Bourne said com­peti­tor Simeon Bur­rill was a stand-out for the day, com­plet­ing the long­est course first.

“(It’s) not sur­pris­ing be­cause he’s been an Aus­tralian rep at the ju­nior level three times,” Bourne said.

“He went around the long course much quicker than an­tic­i­pated; be­cause it’s so dry there’s not much grass and it’s fast run­ning.”

Bourne said the group was now plan­ning for the Queens­land cham­pi­onships at Ap­plethorpe next month.

“It’s a unique event be­cause it crosses the bor­der,” she said.

“Stan­thorpe has hosted many na­tional ori­en­teer­ing events and it’s very well known through­out Aus­tralia for its gran­ite ter­rain.”

The two-day cham­pi­onship event will be on Septem­ber 8–9. Visit oq.asn.au for in­for­ma­tion.

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