Results Bird’s Reef Bush Classic 16/4/16

RESULTS are in Eventor.  Splits are here  SIME__ Birds ReefSplits

A perfect day for orienteering saw a large turnout of competitors for this event. Michael Loughnan was the course setter, and he made clever use of the complex terrain causing difficulties for many people. However those that navigated cleanly were rewarded with quick times.

Ben and Richard Goonan fought a close contest on course 1, but David Brownridge had a good run to split the two, finishing just behind Ben.  Jimmy Cameron had another great run on course 2 just coming home in front of Belinda Lawford.  Chris Naunton returning from injury IMG_20160416_140827blitzed a large field in course 3. The novice course 5 was enjoyed by several young competitors with Michael’s course setting taking them right up the main erosion gully.

Second use only of this map following last year’s State Event.

Mapped by Neil Barr, this is a narrow stretch of complex gold mining and associated erosion gullies.
Courses are middle distance given the complexity and large number of controls on each course.
Start between 12.30 – 2.00pm. Newcomers are always welcome.


Due to road works on the Chapel St railway crossing. From Bendigo, travel south towards Kangaroo Flat. Turn left at the lights on Oak Street (C353), travel about 300m, crossing the railway and turn right into Allingham Street. Continue south along Allingham St for 2.5km. It eventually becomes Kangaroo Gully Road. Follow this for a further 2.0km until you reach Reid Lane, just after the powerlines. From Melbourne, continue through Kangaroo Flat on the Highway (A300) towards Bendigo. At the Oak Street lights turn right and continue as above.

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