Over 2000 entrants including 800 from 24 countries competed at the Welsh 6 Days event based at Aberystwyth and staged in sunshine on the beautiful surrounding hills and mountains. There were some outstanding performances amongst the group from Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club.

Sheila Carey W65 achieved the best set of results at the event being the only competitor to come first on each of the 6 days and it was announced at the prize giving that it was exactly 40 years ago since her appearance at the Olympic Games in Munich 1972 in the 1500m final.

Club member Riina Kuuselo was awarded first place in the W21 Long class after winning two coming second in three and a third in the six events. Anne Straube W35 Long came 2nd overall in her class after the 6 events with 3 2nds 2 3rds and a 5th place. Sami Takaluoma was placed 2nd overall on the short M35 course.

Congratulations to the other top 5 orienteers: Hilary Simpson W70 who came 4th overall in her class and Lesley Ross W45 5th. Mike Hampton M65 came 2nd on the 6th day in the Urban event running around Aberystwyth University Campus.

31st July 2012

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