Uppill and Casanova take out SA long titles

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Mallee, spur-gully terrain, deeply eroded creeks, interspersed with open and semi open ridges and flats, was the challenge for South Australian orienteers for the Long Distance Championships held north of Burra.  Conditions were mild (after a hot, dusty Saturday), and apart from blustery wind at times, ideal for orienteering.

In the open classes, Jenny Casanova was the winner in W21A in 108:49 over a challenging 12.5 km ahead of Lauren Gillis and Fern Tomas.  Simon Uppill was three minutes ahead of Victorian Blair Trewin in M21A after 14.4 km in an unexpectedly close race; third was John Nieuwenhoven.

Other closely contested classes were M45A where the place getters were Steve Cooper, Andrew McComb and Phil Hazell. In M55A, Adrian Uppill, Paul Hoopman and Rob Tucker took the placings. Riordan Dose impressed with a comfortable win in an excellent time in M20A.

Results and splits are available.

Jenny Casanova - 1st in W21A

Jenny Casanova – 1st in W21A

Blair Trewin - 2nd in M21A

Blair Trewin – 2nd in M21A