State’s best to tackle coast

TASMANIA’S best orienteers will converge on the North-West Coast on Saturday for the Pathfinders Orienteering Club’s state-level sprint event.

RISING STAR: Athlete Riley Kerr. Picture: Supplied

RISING STAR: Athlete Riley Kerr. Picture: Supplied

Athletes will navigate Burnie Park and Hellyer College maps in Burnie with the event to be run in two parts.

The first at Burnie Park will run between 11am and noon before continuing at Hellyer College between 2pm and 3pm. Course setter Jo-anne Bissett the courses “will test the skills necessary for short, fast orienteering on challenging terrain with many twists and turns”.

Launceston orienteers and state junior squad members, Arabella Phillips and Riley Kerr, will be using the event to fine tune their technique ahead of the Australian Orienteering Championships to be held in NSW in September.

While Hobart’s Jonathan McComb and Launceston’s Ken McLean should fight it out for honours in the men’s open class.

Registration and start areas for Burnie Park will be well signed at both locations.