The Qld Sprint Championships, at The University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus, was the highlight of a successful Qld Orienteering Day, with 122 competitors. Technical courses thoroughly tested both running and navigation as long route choice legs took competitors between the open parkland and complex buildings of the campus.
Mat McGuire took a clear victory in M21, ahead of Olly Mitchell and Kurt Neumann, with quick interpretation of the different levels of the campus proving critical. Rachel Effeney overtook Anna Sheldon on the run in to the finish to secure a 1 second victory in W21 (and second fastest time overall), with Su Yan Tay third.
In the junior classes Katelyn Effeney won W20, while Emily Cantwell won W16. Aaron Breed took the win in M20, ahead of Chris Firman and Joshua Neumann, while Mitchell Neumann won the M16 class.
Winners of the senior classes were Tim McIntyre in M35, Tamsin Barnes in W35, Richard Robinson in M50 and Geraldine Chatfield in W50.
Full results available on the Orienteering Queensland website.
Thanks to course setter James Mitchell, and the Qld Orienteering Day organizers.