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Orienteering

 

Master in Charge:
Mr Robert Faltermeier
(Rfaltermeier@jeppeboys.co.za)

Coaches:
Mr Carl Holmes
Mr Brodrick Pahl

 

The first question that is normally asked is What is Orienteering? Orienteering has its roots in the forests of Scandinavia, where orienteering events were held at the end of the 19th century as part of military training. Orienteering was subsequently formalised, and the sport, as defined by the International Orienteering Federation, was introduced into South Africa in 1981.

 

Having only introduced the sport in 2014, Orienteering is a fairly new sport at Jeppe, which is run during the 1st and 2nd terms. Over the years, the number of boys participating in Orienteering has grown significantly and the sport is now ever-increasingly popular. Jeppe is very proud to have a nationally trained coach for the Orienteering team, Carl Holmes, who also happens to be an old boy of the school.

 

Orienteering is a sport in which the competitor, aided only by map and compass, locates a number of features, termed “controls”, marked in the terrain and on the map. This sport tests the athletic, map-reading and navigational skills of the competitor and participants have to compete against the clock. With over 200 competitors participating in each event, Jeppe is able to compete not only with some of our traditional boys school rivals, but also against co-ed schools.

Competitors usually take part on foot (though separate competitions may be organised for people with disabilities) or using modes of transport such as skis or bicycles. Competitors take part singly and independently, unless entered as pairs or groups in competitions that permit such entries.

 

The programme of events for this year (2017) is as follows:

 

30 Jan : Training event at Helpmekaar (RACO)

6 Feb : OSL#1 Parktown Boys (WITSOC)

13 Feb : OSL#2 Heronbridge (RACO)

20 Feb : OSL#3 Delta Park (RACO)

27 Feb : OSL#4 Golden Harvest (ROC)

6 March : OSL#5 Summit (RACO)

13 March : OSL Final Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens (ROC)

26 March : OSL Relays held in conjunction with Gauteng Club relays The Wilds

 

There will also be a school’s Night Golf Course Series Challenge on Saturday evenings :

11 March : Randpark GC, 18 March : Eagle Canyon GC , 1 April : Ruimsig CC , 8 April : Wanderers GC

 

WORLD ORIENTEERING DAY: WEDNESDAY 24 MAY 2017

All schools are encouraged to hold an event/ orienteering activities for as many pupils as possible to be part of this worldwide initiative.

 

For more infomation please vist http://www.orienteering.co.za/development/schoolsleagues/2017-osl-joburg-north/

ORIENTEERING RESULTS

FINALS

 

Senior Team

Dave Newton – 10th place

Zachary Springfield – 22nd place

 

Junior Team

Dylan Fenthum – 2nd place

Brett Harzon – 3rd place

Taggart Campbell – 6th place

Matthew Leishman – 12th place

 

On points obtained for the season – overall placing

Dylan Fenthum – 4th place

Brett Harzon – 5th place

 

TEAM RELAY ORIENTEERING

Sunday 26 March 2017

Held at The Wilds, Houghton

 

Boys Team

Matthew Leisham

Taggart Campbell

Dylan Fenthum

 

Team placed 3rd and received bronze medals

 

Mixed Team (Jeppe Girls and Boys)

Tiffany Harzon

David Newton

Brett Harzon

 

Team placed 1st and received the trophy