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Wynberg Sprint Race 2

Competition nameWynberg Sprint Race 2
Start date20070222
End date20070222
CountrySouth Africa
Race typeNational
Nearest place or cityCape Town
Club/organizerPeninsula Orienteering Club (PenOC)
Region of countryWestern Cape
Number of competition days1
Expected number of runners100
WRE event?No
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Short race reportWynberg Park is a great place to plan a Sprint O. Not too technically tough but tricky enough if you try to go too fast. I was worried about controls going missing hence the reason for lying them all flat on the ground, and this seemed well received. It took the luck out of perhaps missing the control because you were standing side-on; and generally if you found the feature you found the control - which is how it's supposed to be. We had a good turnout with 31 cards issued and everyone seemed to have a good time, despite quite a lot of people struggling on the last 2 controls. The last control especially seemed to trip up some of the faster orienteers as it was not on the side of the feature that you would usually expect. Thanks to Ruedi for printing the maps, Peter for running the registration, Roland and Jenny for collecting controls and the guy who needed to lock the booms for being patient with us. It was good to see some new faces (Timothy & Sean), as well as the now regular Johan, who set the early pace. Also Angus who is back in town for a few weeks and managed to find time to claim a podium finish. I must apologise to Meris for my comments at the end ("Are you unfit?"), as my initial calculation of her time was 10 minutes to slow. Sorry :-( As for the results, I was quite glad that I wasn't competing as the competition was fierce. The top 5 were all within 50 seconds of each other and there were plenty of other battles all the way down the field. Overall, well done to Martin for sneaking in ahead of Angus. by Richard Lange Results 1 Martin Kleynhans 0:18:08 2 Angus Moon 0:18:16 3 Mike Sands 0:18:40 4 Toby Mills 0:18:41 5 Owen Middleton 0:18:55
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