OY1 Sprint Event at UQ Gatton

by Linda Burridge

OY1 Sprint Event at UQ Gatton

What a fantastic way to finish up the Cyclones Sprint Series for 2020 and what a wonderful way to begin the 2020 OY Series.
Conditions were fine and warm and UQ Gatton provided a great variety of buildings, gardens and light bush for a sprint event. Thanks to Caroline and Paulo for some interesting and challenging courses. Thanks also to all the Cyclones who organised an entertaining series of four events over the past month.

For those unfamiliar with the OY Series, Queensland conducts an annual Orienteer of the Year (OY) competition for members with nine to eleven designated events held during the year where competitors can gain points from their performances, with their best five results counting towards an overall total. These events aim to be conducted to a high technical standard and are generally held on maps that offer competitive challenges.
handicap system operates to establish the best results across all courses, ages and sex. There is a formula which has weighting for all of these factors, which is applied to a competitor's time to give them points out of a possible 200, depending on how far behind the winner they are. Competitors can choose to do any course they wish to depending on their level of fitness and ability at the time of the event.
For more details click here.

OY points have been posted at https://oq.orienteering.asn.au/oy-rankings
Congratulation to Wendy Read & Grant Reinbott who got the maximum 200 points for the event.
Interestingly, the same pair got the maximum points in OY1 last year as well!

Photos from the event can be found here

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