ORIENTEERING SEASON OFF TO A FLYING START
The commitment and dedication of St. Andrew’s orienteers is second to none. Fresh from their success at the national championships on Saturday the team turned out in force at Broaks on Sunday. Thank you to Evie Amos, Harrison Dixey, Joel Hull, Thomas Leader, Ben Partridge, Liam Polley, Zac Poter, Oliver Prince, Amy Skeet and their parents for their enthusiasm and unstinting support.
There were some superb runs by both experienced and novice competitors.
Navigating on his own for the first time Seb Poter claimed maximum points in the boys’ younger age class. Not to be out done, Daisy Harrington also scored 100 points in the girls’ section. It was fantastic to see so many of our novice orienteers map-reading and navigating independently. Louis Dove, Jamie Hartnup and Luca Tufnell all tried solo runs while Charlotte Caswell and Izzy Peters, Ryan Skeet and Thomas Walker formed two great partnerships.
With the fastest time of the day Harrison Dixey looked very impressive. He ran 1.5km and found 13 controls in 8.41. Ben Styman-Heighton and Evie Amos also displayed excellent levels of fitness and navigation skills. Rosy Bird looks set to challenge for the league title again this season. Two of our youngest orienteers, Ben Partridge and Oliver Prince, clocked fast times on the yellow course, proving that they are equal to the challenge.
Well done to all of you.