Results for Summer Series Race 1 now available at... http://my5.raceresult.com/49223/?lang=en#0_9710F7
Please treat them as a draft as a few categories need to be confirmed etc.
Experience trumps local knowledge at the Piney MTBO
Seven local mountain bikers and teams threw down the challenge to the twentyfour visitng entries in the informal MTBO event at the Armidale Pine Forest (know affectionately in local MTB circles as the Piney) on December 30. However, they were no match for the more experienced of the visitors, who had been honing their navigational skills at Xmas 5 days foot O events in the Armidale area during the preceding few days.
Angus Shedden (Southern Highlands) completed the 20-control scatter course in just 28 minute 58 seconds and narrowly edged out Greg Barbour (Big Foot) by 7 seconds. David Symons was the best of the locals in 34 minutes 10 seconds, combining some local knowledge with previous orienteering experience. He was closely followed by local NEMTB girls Katherine and Isabella Hosking just a further minute or so back.
Several riders attempting the 20-control course evidently lost track of which ones they had visited and ended up with only 18 or 19 controls. Had they completed the course their times would have been very competitive.
The 10-control course was hotly contested, with Ann Scown (ACT) taking the honours in 23 minutes 51 seconds, closely followed by junior members of the Woolford family.
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A huge thanks to the Walcha crew for putting on such a fantastic track. Smiles all round today.
Result files attached at bottom as PDFs
What an excellent day! Fantastic to see 300+ riders battle it out in the Piney. There were some great battles for the podium right down to the last lap including the Male 4's 40 plus category. Well done to all riders no matter whether you stepped on the podium or not. We hope you all had a fantastic time and come back again next year when we are sure the event will be bigger and better once again.