What a glorious day! What enthusiastic riders! What a great turnout of non-orienteers! (thanks mainly to Eureka’s Dirt Girl, Monica). And many thanks to Kathy for helping Blake at the finish and Peter Cusworth and Carolyn Jackson for fossicking successfully for Joyce’s keys lost on the trails.

A frosty but sunny dawn was promising ideal riding by start time of 1100. And so it proved.  41 riders including a few entries on the day. Ages ranged from 14 to 80+. Other interesting stats – 35% were non orienteers; 37% were women. The 3 hour was 8 times as popular as the 90 minutes. And we welcomed the most regional riders in any Cyclic Navigator.

Post mortem’s abounded of trails that weren’t there for some but were for others: of getting lost and getting found; of realising how time had flashed by and left them uncomfortably far from a penalty free finish; and the usual mechanicals including Carolyn Jackson’s parting chain. Didn’t stop her from cleaning everyone up though. Incidents were not confined to the riders: Ken forgot to get the cake for afters – hopefully the pre and post event chocolates made up a bit.

On the debit side we had wished for 50 riders. On the credit side we had 40, as far as I could tell, highly motivated riders. On balance we came out well on top. The smiles post event were every bit as wide as after the infamous 2007 hypothermic Cyclic Navigator.

Here’s looking to classic 6 & 4 hour Cyclic Navigator 2014.

Draw your course here in RouteGadget.  Where RouteGadget asks for your “Fin” time, for the 3 Hour, enter “18000”, and for the 90 Minute, enter “9000”:

Results by Class:

PlaceFirst NameSurnameClubPoints
3 Hour Junior Men
1DeclanDicksonEureka Orienteers/Dirt Girls1280
2TimothyJacksonMelbourne Forest Racers1160
3HarrisonKeebleEureka Orienteers700
3 Hour Open Men
1TomLothianBayside Kangaroos Orienteers1400
2RobDavisBayside Kangaroos Orienteers1350
3JamieGoddardMelbourne Forest Racers1240
4DavidMayerNo club membership1080
5ScottGavensBayside Kangaroos Orienteers950
6TonyKeebleEureka Orienteers700
3 Hour Veteran Men
1PeterCusworthBayside Kangaroos Orienteers1430
2SteveLawNo club membership1290
3BillVandendoolMelbourne Forest Racers1150
4PeterHillOrienteering Victoria1110
5JimTaylorNillumbik Emus Orienteering Club1050
6ChalkyThomasBayside Kangaroos Orienteers1010
7RalphKochYarra Valley Orienteering Club960
8JohnGavensBayside Kangaroos Orienteers950
9JohnChellewBendigo Orienteers840
10MarkPearsonOrienteering Victoria790
11StuartVanderpolOrienteering Victoria620
12GraemeCadmanYarra Valley Orienteering Club490
13JohnSheahanBayside Kangaroos Orienteers330
3 Hour Open Women
1ChristineRaviartBayside Kangaroos Orienteers880
2KirstenEnnisDirt Girls760
2MonicaDicksonEureka Orienteers760
2PatriciaKinnerslyDirt Girls760
5LynnHadfieldDirt Girls650
6ConnieConlonNo club membership350
6KarenSimmonsDirt Girls350
3 Hour Veteran Women
1CarolynJacksonMelbourne Forest Racers1440
2HeatherLeslieBayside Kangaroos Orienteers950
3SandyKochYarra Valley Orienteering Club620
4CarolynCusworthBayside Kangaroos Orienteers490
5JennySheahanBayside Kangaroos Orienteers320
6JudyHillOrienteering Victoria260
7JoyceRowlandsNillumbik Emus Orienteering Club210
90 Minute Junior Men
-XavierSchuursNo club membershipDNS
90 Minute Open Men
1DickTerrensNo club membership440
90 Minute Veteran Men
1BrendaClemensNo club membership350
2KathyLileyYarra Valley Orienteering Club230
90 Minute Open Women
1CatherineSchuursDirt Girls350

Results by Points:

PlaceClass nameFirst NameSurnameClubPoints
13 Hour Veteran WomenCarolynJacksonMelbourne Forest Racers1440
23 Hour Veteran MenPeterCusworthBayside Kangaroos Orienteers1430
33 Hour Open MenTomLothianBayside Kangaroos Orienteers1400
43 Hour Open MenRobDavisBayside Kangaroos Orienteers1350
53 Hour Veteran MenSteveLawNo club membership1290
63 Hour Junior MenDeclanDicksonEureka Orienteers/Dirt Girls1280
73 Hour Open MenJamieGoddardMelbourne Forest Racers1240
83 Hour Junior MenTimothyJacksonMelbourne Forest Racers1160
93 Hour Veteran MenBillVandendoolMelbourne Forest Racers1150
103 Hour Veteran MenPeterHillOrienteering Victoria1110
113 Hour Open MenDavidMayerNo club membership1080
123 Hour Veteran MenJimTaylorNillumbik Emus Orienteering Club1050
133 Hour Veteran MenChalkyThomasBayside Kangaroos Orienteers1010
143 Hour Veteran MenRalphKochYarra Valley Orienteering Club960
153 Hour Veteran MenJohnGavensBayside Kangaroos Orienteers950
153 Hour Veteran WomenHeatherLeslieBayside Kangaroos Orienteers950
153 Hour Open MenScottGavensBayside Kangaroos Orienteers950
183 Hour Open WomenChristineRaviartBayside Kangaroos Orienteers880
193 Hour Veteran MenJohnChellewBendigo Orienteers840
203 Hour Veteran MenMarkPearsonOrienteering Victoria790
213 Hour Open WomenKirstenEnnisDirt Girls760
213 Hour Open WomenMonicaDicksonEureka Orienteers760
213 Hour Open WomenPatriciaKinnerslyDirt Girls760
243 Hour Open MenTonyKeebleEureka Orienteers700
243 Hour Junior MenHarrisonKeebleEureka Orienteers700
263 Hour Open WomenLynnHadfieldDirt Girls650
273 Hour Veteran MenStuartVanderpolOrienteering Victoria620
273 Hour Veteran WomenSandyKochYarra Valley Orienteering Club620
293 Hour Veteran MenGraemeCadmanYarra Valley Orienteering Club490
293 Hour Veteran WomenCarolynCusworthBayside Kangaroos Orienteers490
3190 Minute Open MenDickTerrensNo club membership440
3290 Minute Veteran MenBrendaClemensNo club membership350
3290 Minute Open WomenCatherineSchuursDirt Girls350
323 Hour Open WomenConnieConlonNo club membership350
323 Hour Open WomenKarenSimmonsDirt Girls350
363 Hour Veteran MenJohnSheahanBayside Kangaroos Orienteers330
373 Hour Veteran WomenJennySheahanBayside Kangaroos Orienteers320
383 Hour Veteran WomenJudyHillOrienteering Victoria260
3990 Minute Veteran MenKathyLileyYarra Valley Orienteering Club230
403 Hour Veteran WomenJoyceRowlandsNillumbik Emus Orienteering Club210
-90 Minute Junior MenXavierSchuursNo club membershipDNS