The biggest part of the Easter Orienteering Carnival, the Easter Three Days, wrapped up at the Cherry Farm at Clandulla on Monday.
Around 800 competitors took part in the event, which is the biggest orienteering event in Australia.
Competitors came from all over Australia and beyond with some making the trip from Hong Kong and New Caledonia to take part.
One of the carnival coordinators, Ron Pallas, said that the event went “fantastically well” and the feedback they’ve received from the competitors about the area has been positive.
“We had perfect weather for the event and the hospitality of the Rylstone/Kandos area and the businesses that supported us has been incredible,” he said.
“One of the best parts is that there is such a variety of accommodation in this area, some absolutely fantastic hide-aways in the hills, and we’ve heard a lot of people say how wonderful it’s been to be out in the Aussie Bush.”
Among the orienteers who competed in the Easter Three Days was Hanny Allston, who is involved with the Junior World Orienteering Championships.
Hanny said the event was “exceptional”.
“It’s been exceptionally well organised, it’s gone smoothly and it’s definitely one of the best Australian Easter Carnivals that I’ve been to,” she said.
The Three Days was the biggest event of the carnival, today there is a smaller event at the Dungeree State Forest.
The State Sprint Championships will take place on Anzac Day at Lithgow High School, then the NSW Long Distance Championships will be on the final day (Saturday, April 26) at the Gardens of Stone National Park near Capertee.
For more information on the Easter Carnival and to get results, check out the website onsw.asn.au/easter2014
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