The weekly e-newsletter of
Bendigo Orienteers Inc.
Issue 13/14: 16 April, 2014
Contact (for this publication): Peter J. Creely: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ph. 5443 1975)
Web site: www.bendigo-orienteers.com.au
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The Black Crow is awarded each year to the club member who is responsible for the most spectacular misadventure of the year. Again, no new nominations this week – at least none that have been reported to me.
Easter: Best wishes to all who are taking part in the Easter 3 Day carnival.
Space Racing 2014. The program for the 2014 SR series has been finalised:
May 3: Introduction to SR
10: CATI and Registration
17: to June 14 inclusive: Races 1 to 5
June 21: Kids Rule and Presentations
SR 2013 was a rather disappointing experience so the opportunity has been taken to bring the Space Racing (orienteering) experience into line as many other sports involving kids have done recently. We need a pathway out of the school yard (boring!) into the forest (adventure!).
We have reinforced the ‘Space’ theme and have introduced Andy the Astronaut to put a face on SR and to bring it into the kid’s sphere of fun and enjoyment.
We will probably need people to help on the days so if anyone would like to be involved please let me know. PeterC
Hey – Share your experience!
We have had a successful start to the year with a good number of newcomers. Rather than newcomers learning slowly and frustratingly the finer things about navigation and orienteering techniques, we can help maximize their skill in the sport.
Please get in touch with me (email@example.com or 0427 844 817) to offer as a club member who will go out on a course with a small group (preferably no more than two or three) on Sat 26th April – Norfolk Hero. The idea is to do at least part of a course more advanced than Course 5, deciding on which is best in terms of the group. The intention would be not to run or ‘ be competitive’ but to view it as mentoring.
I will contact newcomers offering them this chance to go out on a course with an experienced club member and suggesting an assembly time of 12.00 so as to organize for a prompt start at 12.30. I believe that a 1 hour max. will suffice for the mentoring which will still allow the volunteer the time to go for a normal competitive run on the map.
Please offer to pass on some of your hard-earned experience! Thanks, Terry
Golden Sandshoe 12 April 2014
Thank you to everyone who took part in today’s event that was run in fine conditions on the Clinkers Hill map, Castlemaine area. Solomon Cameron won the Golden Sandshoe and gets to set next years event (with help from his dad Andrew). 2nd was Glen James and third Tavish Eenjes. Thank you to the people who stayed behind to help collect controls. Full results and report on the web. John W.
Working With Children (repeat).It may be an idea for people who have a WWC card to check the renewal date. They have a run-out date on them and should be renewed before they expire. It can be done on www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au Register and log in to MyCheck, then select the option to ‘Renew your Check’; update your personal and/or work details.
Victorian Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships 2014
Entries for this event are now being taken!
Deadline for Vic Secondary Schools Champs is 1 May, 2014.entries is Thursday 1st May.
Peta Whitford, Event organiser
There will be no event next Saturday 19 April (Easter Saturday)
Coming Events. Saturday 26 April
Map: Norfolk Hero.
Format: Bendigo Bush Classic – five courses: 1 difficult, 2 shorter difficult; 3 shorter still, difficult; 4 Moderate and 5: easy.
Directions: From Bendigo – Start is opposite Spring Gully Pony Club. Travel out of Bendigo on Spring Gully road. O signs at Wattle drive at the roundabout. From Melbourne – take the turn off the Calder Highway at Elphinstone, through Sutton Grange and look for the One Tree Hill Hotel on the right and turn left at the roundabout.
Next Bulletin 23 April