Allston and Uppill take the honours at Easter

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Photo: Simon Uppill, last control, day 4.

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Photo: Jo Allison (2nd), Hanny Allston (1st) and Shannon Jones (3rd) on the podium at the presentation.

Hanny Allston and Simon Uppill took out convincing wins over the Easter weekend in the Rylstone region of New South Wales. Both set up their wins on the long day on Sunday, after having been in close contests with Jo Allison and Lachlan Dow respectively. Allston was particularly commanding, winning by 11 minutes on Sunday and adding another 6 to her margin on the final day, with Allison second and Shannon Jones, in her return to major competition, third. Dow and Matt Crane filled the men’s minor placings.

Matt Doyle took out the junior men’s event, winning the first three days and falling just short on the last for a comfortable victory. It was a different story for the junior women, with Michele Dawson coming from three minutes down on the last day to overhaul Lanita Steer.

The weekend’s results also saw Allston and Uppill take big leads in the individual National Orienteering League series, while the Canberra Cockatoos have also taken good leads in both senior team division.

Results will be available through Eventor and Winsplits, while the updated National League results are available through the OA website.