Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club
2006 Maxi 3 Hour
This year's Maxi 3 Hour was run in the area of Whroo - subtle spur-gully orienteering in superb terrain for faster runners. Combined with course-setting that provided route choice opportunities for both experienced and moderate orienteering, many said that the course was one of the more enjoyable and challenging runs this year.
The weather was perfect - 17 degrees - and recent rains meant that the area was greener than normal and that the ground was soft underfoot. The start location was just South of the Balaclava mine site - a tree covered knoll that offered good views of runners coming home along the road.
The catering crew did a great job - thanks to all concerned - and the prizes/brief presentations provided a good ending to a great day in the bush. Thanks to everybody that took part - the results are shown below - please send any feedback, updates or suggestions to email@example.com
Geoff. I have forwarded this e-mail to Louise Hall as she took sole possession of the first prize chocolate that we inadvertently accepted as being winners. Now that the computer has relegated us to a distant second I think Louise should return the prize to you on Wed. However I believe she intended to partly consume the same, along with fish and chips as part of her post event nutritional replacement program but I am sure the new winners would settle for half a block of chocolate rather than none. I know I would. Must go, I have to peel the tofu for tea and then pack for Bali. See you in 3 weeks. Thanks again for a great day. Peter Yeates.
You are right, of course, there is now only half a bar of chocolate remaining. However, if the first placegetters either failed to add up correctly, or failed to lodge their claim with the race organiser, then that's their tough luck.