25 August 2017
Laura de Jong, Kasey Lane and I participated in the Queensland Schools Orienteering Championships. The weekend consisted of three different races: a sprint event, a relay and a long distance event.
The terrain for the races was fairly open and hilly, however, there were some complex areas where it was easy to make mistakes. All three of us were able to hold our own in competitive age groups, coming away with medals from the weekend.
From these races, Laura, Kasey and I were selected as part of the Queensland Schools Orienteering Team to travel to Bathurst in the September holidays. We will compete in the Australian Schools Orienteering Championships, representing Queensland against the other Australian states and New Zealand.
Contributed by Ellen de Jong