Frensham Heights Junior Orienteering
4 March 2017
The penultimate event of the Junior Orienteering League season took place at Frensham Heights near Farnham on Saturday 4 March. The weather was dry and sunny, but after the heavy rain from the previous day the ground was sodden and soft. This made the going hard work, particularly uphill and around farm gates where cattle had been milling and the mud was ankle deep. Despite the treacherous conditions, the small Claremont Fan Court School squad focused on accurate navigation and all had respectable runs. They also all particularly enjoyed finding the control point placed in a group of eight-foot high wooden mushrooms.
On the orange course, Evie N achieved her best time so far, coming 30th in a time of 41:31 and just pipping her brother Monty, who was 31st in 42:13. On the light green course, Robert G had another very good run and was 12th in 45:01. This was not quite enough to equal the time of Nathan J, who also had an excellent run, coming 10th in 44:10.
These solid results mean that the squad has managed to hang on to 4th place in the league. The names of the individual medal winners will be revealed at the final league event of the season at the end of March.