The long-distance courses (set by Emily Viner, now living in Canberra) were challenging; the map symbols were up-to-date thanks to Dick Barker and Lindsay Thomas (TK); the organisation (by Eureka) was first rate; the weather (forecast for rain – but it came the next day) was cool, sunny and dry; the competition was hot with several classes decided by less than 2 minutes; the food (by Linton PS Parents and Friends) was terrific – particularly the jelly slices (and they made over $320); the badges were colourful (first time for Vic MTBO); and 18 keen newcomers (mostly children at the Linton PS) rode Course 6 and had a lot of fun!
Particular thanks must go to Allan McKinnon, Linton PS Principal, for letting us use the grounds of the beautiful country school for the start/finish. Special thanks to Emily Viner (EU) and Dick Barker (Event Adviser) for excellent courses, Lindsay Thomas (TK) for his expert OCAD work making the courses ready to print, Helen Schofield (NE) for running the start, Russell Bulman (YV) for result slats, David Elms for organising us, and to all the Eureka Orienteers who gave of their time and expertise on the day. Ian and Terry did their usual sterling job with the results – so fast were they that results were on the Vic webpage and EU webpage before some riders in Melbourne got home!
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