119 participants at Sacred Heart CCSL

The second Checkpoint Challenge Schools League event, on Monday 9 February 2015, saw a boost in numbers with many young and enthusiastic participants from our hosting school, Sacred Heart College (primary), taking part. We welcomed 119 participants across the Senior, Junior and Primary categories from four schools: Jeppe Boys, Jeppe Girls, Leicester Road School (primary) and Sacred Heart College (primary).


After two events we’re seeing some good competition coming through.

In the Senior Boys, Tyler Clark (Jeppe Boys) won at Sacred Heart. He completed the 16-checkpoint course in 15:56, taking almost two minutes out of Freddy Kabemba (Jeppe Boys). They’ve both won one event each.

The Senior Girls race saw Gugu Mabhena (Jeppe Girls) and Nella Kyungu (Jeppe Girls) running together to take a tie first place in 33:49.

Matthew Leishman (Jeppe Boys) again flew around the 12-checkpoint Junior course to win in 14:30. This is his second win and it places him substantially ahead of his closest competitors.

Clear runs from most of the Junior Girls have set up healthy competition, especially in the midfield ranks.Carmen Parker (Jeppe Girls) and Tiffany Harzon (Jeppe Girls) ran together and completed their course in 16:30, almost 8-minutes in the lead.

The Primary category saw a large boost in numbers with almost 40 participants from the host school, Sacred Heart. After mis-punching checkpoints last week, Leicester Road School’s Hercules Kleynhansran a superb race to win the 8-checkpoint Primary Boys course in 15:46. As a first-time participant,Londisizwe Sibanda‘s (Sacred Heart) second-place result stands out.

The Primary Girls category sports the most participants with 42 runners. The top placing were dominated by learners from Leicester Road School with Nokukhanya Radebe (Leicester Road School) taking first place in a time of 29:13 for the 8-checkpoint course.

You can find complete results here.

We’ve posted photos from the event in an album on our Facebook page.

The dates and venues for the next two events are:

Participants can come through individually – brought along by their parents; or with their teacher and other students from their school. No minimum numbers. Please notify Lisa (o4schools@orienteering.co.za) in advance for map and nametag printing. It’s only R20/event.

We’ve got a Checkpoint Challenge information page on the orienteering website.