EVENT READY: Junior participants at last year's Queensland Orienteering Championships.
EVENT READY: Junior participants at last year's Queensland Orienteering Championships. contributed

Orienteering club prepares for state championships

Orienteering: About 30 locals and visitors headed north of Dalveen on Sunday for a morning of orienteering.

The seven courses on offer attracted people from as far as Toowoomba, aged from 5-70 years.

Bullecourt Boulder Bounders Orienteering Club spokesman Liz Bourne said competitor Simeon Burrill was a stand-out for the day, completing the longest course first.

"(It's) not surprising because he's been an Australian rep at the junior level three times,” Bourne said.

"He went around the long course much quicker than anticipated; because it's so dry there's not much grass and it's fast running.”

Bourne said the group was now planning for the Queensland championships at Applethorpe next month.

"It's a unique event because it crosses the border,” she said.

"Stanthorpe has hosted many national orienteering events and it's very well known throughout Australia for its granite terrain.”

The two-day champion- ship event will be on September 8-9. Visit oq.asn.au for information.

Stanthorpe Border Post

Race day is upon us

Race day is upon us

Saturday's Stanthorpe Cup set to be one of best yet.

Little to no rain for cup day fun

Little to no rain for cup day fun

Punters hopeful of better race day conditions.

Public seek festival change

Public seek festival change

Responders call for festival cut-back.

Local Partners