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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Victory for Aucklanders

Greta Knarston and Matt Ogden prevailed in a tough Sprint the Bays tour, made more challenging by stormy Hawkes Bay conditions.

Ogden's victory was assured following Tim Robertsons tragic mispunch in the penultimate race. Veteran Chris Forne took second.

Knarston showed her pedigree and experience with her comfortable victory, putting a challenge out there to the upcoming cadre of Junior girls to lift their game before they knock her off the perch.

The standout junior was also an Aucklander, Cameron Tier finally overcoming injury problems to have a great tour snaring third overall and a fastest time in the final race.

Orienteering doesn't give you big guns.

The athletes attention will now switch to the North Island champs in Riverhead forest at the end of March. As well as being trials for the Junior World Champs this will be a rare showdown on new gully spur terrain for the contenders and pretenders.



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