Club News 2021

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26 January 2021

WHO members named in NSW 2020 ONSW Awards. . .

Janet Morris and Barry Hanlon have received the ONSW Encouragement Award

From the award citation:
"As individuals and as a partnership, Janet and Barry have for decades stimulated and supported the growth of orienteering in western Sydney in particular, and in NSW more generally. Barry is an expert at building maps. His expertise is evident in the excellent "How to create high quality orienteering base maps", available freely on the WHO website. It has been recommended highly by interstate experts in mapping.

Janet is the organiser / coordinator for the annual Western Sydney Orienteering Series (WSOS) and was integral to establishing the series which was developed to attract newcomers and provide WHO members with the opportunity to set courses and organise / control minor events."

Barry says the Club should have got the award, because without the Club's support they could not have achieved the outcomes cited.

10 January 2021

2021 got off to a flying start with the Western Sydney Orienteering Series event at Rouse Hill Regional Park

[Results are on Eventor]

 Ian Miller writes:

WHO Team - Thank you for your help  at Rouse Hill.  We delivered a successful event for our first event for 2021 and with the new Covid rules.  Some new processes were implemented and innovations introduced   Delivering an event is a team effort and and all who where present contributed.

Aurelie Valais set the courses which received a number of compliments.  "Did the score event and thought  it was a good “orienteering” course ( not just a “runners” course) especially in that you had to read the map well".

Registration went well and our ability to adapt was tested by the pages with the QR codes not making it to the event.  Last week, Barry Hanlon and James created a fall back method to register attendees using the internet should the QR code not work and it was brought into action and worked well.