Ah, Korong. Where the hills are steep, the boulders are big, and red shoes do not help you go faster.
I suspect that it’s not just me who has a love-hate relationship with this large chunk of granite. The rock and I have unfinished business – it owes me one more successful run before we’re even, Yup, three DNFs over the last 7 years; two of those through incompetence and exhaustion, and the last because of an unseasonal heat wave (and exhaustion). This Rock gives no quarter.
Initial results are up on the results page, or click HERE. Yours truely isn’t up there yet (yes, I did successfully finish this tme), because I omitted to register with the SI thingie before heading out. Reminder to everyone: dip your SI Stick and select your course at the Registration table before you start. It makes life a lot easier for the results person.
Directions: From Inglewood travel West on Calder Hwy for 7 kilometres. Turn right into
Kurting-Boort Road. After 8.6 k turn left into Wedderburn-Serpentine Road. After 6k turn
right into Mt Korong Reserve and take the right option at the first road junction inside the
park. Follow the park road north and across the north of the park and south again to
assembly area – about 5 kilometres from gate.
Winners this year are Raelee Enjees, Darren Enjees and Leon Keely
Leon and Toph had a battle early on, before Leon moved away for a comfortable win on the 6.7k longest course, Darren finished about midfield on the shorter 3.8k ‘hard’ course, after a tough last few controls with Sequola and Liam, while Raelee had to settle for 2nd place on the short ‘easier’ 2.9k leg, only being beaten by Paul, who normally runs the longest courses.
With such good individual results, this team was always going to be hard to beat
Leons Course Results | Darrens Course Results | Raelees Course Results | Novice Course Results
Place Team Long Medium Moderate Total
1 3 Leon 35.26 Darren 43.03 Raelee 34.13 112.42
2 5 Andrew C 55.33 John W 37.45 Paul L 24.55 118.13
3 10 Toph 37.59 Sequola 43.02 Sally 45.35 126.36
4 4 Rooey 46.44 Mark H 37.52 Jack 45.24 130.00
5 2 Jim 46.08 Roch 35.42 Des 57.20 138.10
6 7 Andrew W 62.16 Jenny 53.24 Sally 45.35 161.15
7 6 Leisha 57.14 Liam 43.01 Solomon 79.55 180.10
8 9 Nic 52.35 Bob L 77.55 Des 57.20 187.50
. 8 Tavish DNF Judy 61.05 Jack 45.24 DNF
. 11 Julie 82.52 Loraine DNF Solomon 79.55 DNF
. 1 Simon 45.59 Jimmy 33.23 Amos DNF DNF
From TheInvisibleLog (Neil Barr)
A very different (and much improved) local event. Quite a contrast to my last SS event. On that day, I filled out a paper entry form, went to the start, was given a paper map and asked to draw my course. I finished and left before I saw results. Today – rocked up and entered by dipping the SI stick and point at my preferred course on a touch screen. Done. Was then handed a pre-printed PreTex map. After a third of the course I went past the assembly and had people yelling out how far ahead or behind I was. On finish I immediately saw my results on the big screen and watched Nigel’s performance out there and knew he had blown a control before he arrived back to give me a rare 4 second win.
Thanks to Toph and Leon. Leon designed courses that made the most of the now quite old map I made back in 1998. I enjoyed them. Toph set up the radio controls and big screen, and also secured the first Australian use of the beta O-Lynx entry system. Its really a table front end to OE. But it does what OE fails to do – provide a simple easy to follow interface.
Job well done boys!
PS You can see from the photos that some people found it impossible to drag themselves away from the real time result system.
All the results are now available for Kooyoora from the results page. Please add your noodles to the Gadget
This week’s event is at Browns Reef, access from Rocky Rises Road, and set by Jack Wigney. Come along and support one of our newest and youngest course setters – he’s sure to challenge the old guard.
Well, it looks like the Noodle Award will have a new home this year. If it wasn’t the technical complexity of Cal Gully, it was the parallel gullies of Mosquito Creek. Had a clean run so far? If you are still looking for an opportunity to create an impressive Noodle of your own, then Mount Kooyoora may well be the place for you.
Travel to Inglewood, turn left towards Kooyoora State Park (just before the lights). Travel through Kingower towards Kooyoora State Park/Melville Caves. Continue 0.5km past the turn off to Melville Caves and take the right-hand turn signposted to Wedderburn. Travel 2.9km and turn right onto a gravel road. Travel 1.3km to the start/assembly area (signposted).