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.

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