Map: Golden Square
Event details: Event:20100224
Commentary: It was a little disappointing to only see 10 starters for the first Street-O of the season. This was the first time that a map created from Open Street Map (OSM) data was used in Bendigo (perhaps Australia?). While the event organiser and course setter acknowledges there were issues with the contrast of colours on the printed map (and it lacked a legend), OSM (and associated tools) is a viable alternative to OCAD for creating high quality Street-O maps. Watch for an article in Orienteering Victoria and/or Orienteering Australia.
A challenging course utilising SI gear was set to give the faster runners a route choice challenge. Jim Russell got 220 points out of the possible 360 points and returned with a few seconds to spare. Neil Barr lost 20 points for being just over 1 minute late, ending with a very respectable score of 175. David Birch for some reason DNF'd, I am unsure how this is possible in a score event - perhaps the score was more embarrassing than DNFing?
RouteGadget: Click here (not always available)
Splitalyzer Graphs: Click here (not always available)
Jim Russell, 220
Neil Barr, 175
Julie Flynn, 155
Charles Brownridge, 140
Louise Hall, 105
David Jones, 105
Diane Searle, 95
Heather Jones, 90
Lisa Linssen & Marlene Llewellyn, 50
David Birch, DNF (How is this possible in a Score event?)