Issue 05/14

The weekly e-newsletter of

Bendigo Orienteers Inc.

Issue 05/14: 12 February, 2014

Contact (for this publication): Peter J. Creely: luddcreely@impulse.net.au (Ph. 5443 1975)

Web site: www.bendigo-orienteers.com.au

 Important! If you don’t want to receive the bulletin, or if, at any time, you wish to discontinue receiving it, please advise me by return e-mail and your name will be taken off my list.

 Sadly, we had to again cancel (postpone?) the C&C! I suppose we should count ourselves lucky that that’s the only inconvenience we have to shoulder at this time in Vic! I am still fiddling around trying to find a date that fits in with everything else. When (and if) we reschedule you will all be notified.

 Sprint The Bay (New Zealand). Bendigo’s Jim Russell (M50) was undefeated in the 6 events of this important NZ event that took place on rough, hilly maps. Well done Jim. See full results, splits and maps on the STB website:  http://www.sprintthebay.org/results/2014/main.html

Come and Try It. We will be running two CATI events on Saturday 1st. and Saturday 8th. March. They will be held on Terry Davidson’s new Guy’s Hill Road map. This is a nice little bundle of spur/gully and some old mining terrain on the east side of our One Tree Hill map. Julie Flynn is setting two Newcomer courses and Terry is setting one longer, more challenging course. Everyone is welcome to have a run but I would like the primary thrust to be helping out with people. However, I would like to ask club members to come out and help talk to people about orienteering. Also, last year some of our JSquad people came out and helped look after newcomers out in the forest – they would be most welcome again this year. Full details will be in next week’s e-Bulletin.

 Space Racing Update. SR’ing will be on again in 2014, starting late April. Having talked to some parents, I am looking at making it more ‘user friendly’ and fun for the kids. Also, I am picking the brains of a professional re promotion and looking at ways of putting the word around other than dealing directly with schools. Space Racing has a tremendous potential for attracting kids to orienteering (and there’s not much of that around in our sport at the moment) so it would be good if it could get some support when the time comes. You will be kept up to date.

 Permanent courses.There are 2 currently around Bendigo. If anyone wants to help in their up keep, please let us know.” Any takers? There are many advantages in having a Permanent Course on our doorstep – training, demonstrating our sport, taking friends out, picking up a bit of revenue. Anyone want to talk about it further?

 AGM: the AGM, will be held on Tuesday 4 March at Latrobe University Bendigo Athletic Centre (LUBAC), Retreat Road Flora Hill. More details later.

 Coming Events.

2014 BendiGo “Getting into Autumn” ToDay
Dates: Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th February
Format: Saturday, Sprint,
Map: Latrobe Uni – Bendigo
Scale: 1:4,000, 5m contours
Start times: 6.30pm-7.00pm, 1 min start interval
Courses close 7.30pm

Format: Sunday, Hagaby,
Map: One Tree Hill (Uses same assembly area as Saturday)
Scale: 1:10,000, 5m contours
Start time: 8.00am, mass start
Courses close 10.00am
More Info: http://www.bendigo-orienteers.com.au
Enter Online: Use Eventor Both Days  http://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/1406
Normal Entries close, 12th Feb, 2014
Course 1 & 2, Saturday only, $8, Sunday only, $10, both days $16
Course 3, Saturday only, $6, Sunday only, $8, both days $12

Directions: From the centre of Bendigo (Shamrock Hotel) travel south east on Williamson Street. You will go through one set of traffic lights, cross the railway line, cross the creek and come to a large roundabout. Continue roughly SE and follow signs towards Strathfieldsaye. Approx. a kilometre on from the roundabout you will come to the Edwards Rd. traffic lights (Strath Village and signs to Latrobe Uni). Turn right into Edwards Road and continue to Latrobe University. Go through the roundabout and look for O signs on the right. From Melbourne/Castlemaine travel to Bendigo and then as above.

 NOTE THAT IN THE EVENT OF A DAY OF TOTAL FIRE BAN IN THE NORTHERN COUNTRY REGION THE EVENT WILL BE CANCELLED.

 Next Bulletin 19 February

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