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Bendigo Orienteers Inc.
Issue 17/14: 14 May, 2014
Contact (for this publication): Peter J. Creely: email@example.com (Ph. 5443 1975)
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Space Racing, 10 May: there are some things that we can be sure will happen in our lives – taxes, death and – the Certainty of the Unexpected! Saturday at Kangaroo Flat Gardens we had the drizzly rain — I suppose we expected that, it was forecast. But the unexpected: the closure of all the roads by which we could gain access to the start area! Anyway it seemed that everyone got there and it was a good morning.
Thank you to everyone – parents and helpers for their assistance on Saturday – it was greatly appreciated! Special thanks to Michael and Leisha for their help and example and for injecting into orienteering the vision of young junior elites in action!
Upper Crusoe. A good attendance in spite of the weather. A full report and results can be found on our webpage.
Coming Events: Bendigo Bush Classic – Kangaroo Gully Challenge
On Saturday the 17th of May, Using the 1996 Victorian Championship elite (men’s) course as a template, this event will offer the opportunity to run that course and challenge yourself to compete against the original winner’s time! There is also a wide range of alternative courses to choose from.
Kangaroo Gully offers an enjoyable blend of spur gully terrain with areas of gold mining detail. Runability is generally very good through open Box-Ironbark/Heathy Dry Forest vegetation, with good visibility throughout.
Directions: From Bendigo: From the Hattam St intersection, travel south along Allingham Street. Continue south into Kangaroo Gully Road. Turn hard right at Read Lane (O sign) and park immediately in open area adjacent. Walk to registration 300m southeast following tape.
Early arrivals before 1pm drive through (along Read La) into paddock.
Later arrivals after 1pm park in large clearing adjacent to Kangaroo Gully Rd
From Melbourne: turn right off Calder Hwy into Taylor St at the second set of traffic lights along Hwy (Wesley St to the left). At the top of the hill follow around left into Railway St. Turn right at end of Railway St (watch for traffic coming under the bridge!) Travel under bridge for 250m and turn right into Allingham St. Continue south along Kangaroo Gully Rd and turn hard right at Read Lane (O sign), park immediately in open area adjacent.
CAUTION: DUE TO A CROSS-COUNTRY RUN IN THIS AREA, THERE MAY BE A LARGE NUMBER OF VEHICLES WITHIN THE VACINITY DURING SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
PLEASE WATCH FOR RUNNERS AND ORIENTEERS CROSSING or MOVING ALONG TRACKS WHEN ENTERING/LEAVING THE EVENT/PARKING AREAS
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