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Vale Mike Ward

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Mike Ward, aged 69. A quiet, gentle man, who would always lend a hand (especially with collecting controls at the end of an event!).

Mike was a keen orienteer the last 12 years or so, especially at Sydney Summer Series events. Afterwards, Mike, with partner Stacey, would often go to the local pub or restaurant and keenly join in the typical analyses and commiserations after many an SSS. His early foray into 'bush orienteering' was at Hill End in March 2019 where, despite the technically difficult terrain, Mike came away still smiling.

However, a side to Mike that many orienteers may not know about was his absolute commitment to running much longer distances than any orienteering event! Stacey has put together a wonderful portrayal of Mike's 'running life': orienteering, rogaining, marathons and ultra-marathons. Read more about his life by clicking on the pdf file....

2022 Vale Mike Ward_Stacey
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