Australian WOC representative, Kathryn Ewells has joined our club through her recent marriage to fellow Australian representative, Rob Preston. Rob started orienteering at a very young age with our club and despite now residing in Victoria has continued to be a proud Newcastle club member. Rob and Kathryn were married at Mt Baw Baw in Gippsland on New Years Eve. The day was beautiful and the sunset magnificent, allowing everyone to enjoy the fantastic views. The next day Rob organised an Orienteering event for orienteering guests and locals on his recently drawn map of the area. The wildflowers were at their best in the alpine area so it was very picturesque running in amongst snow gums and huge mossy boulders.

Their honeymoon was put on hold as Kathryn went back at work and Rob attended a national training camp at Beechworth.