Issue 15/15

The weekly e-newsletter of

Bendigo Orienteers Inc.

Issue 15/15. Wednesday 6 May, 2015

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

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

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A course setter and helper are required for May 23rd Fiddlers Green. If you can help please contact Colin, Richard or Jim ASAP to make further arrangements. All course setters and helpers are greatly appreciated and our combined efforts make it possible to run a fantastic calendar of events throughout the year. With enough volunteer involvement we only need to do one of these each per year, so if you haven’t had a look at the clubs online calendar for nominating as a local event course setter/helper, please consider. New course setters are encouraged to have a go, and help is available to get you on the way.

Editors NOTE: The above position has now been filled, thanks Terry, Alison and Tony. We are still looking for Course Setters and Helpers for other events during the year, please check HERE, and please put your name forward when you see somewhere, were you can help. We are particularly keen to fill in Helpers positions in June

Coming Events. Saturday 9 May, 2015. Bendigo Bush Classic 6.  Map: Lyell Forest

Course setter: Charles Brownridge
Organiser: Heather Jones
Courses: 3 hard, 1 medium, 1 easy.
Terrain: Mostly subtle spur/gully (can be very subtle)

Start time: 12.30 pm – 2 pm. Entry fee (for all VOA members) $8. Enter on day. All welcome.
From Bendigo: Travel east along Williamson Street that becomes Strathfieldsaye Road to Strathfieldsaye (about 6 or 7 kms). From the shops in Strathfieldsaye travel about 3.5 km towards Lake Eppalock. Turn right at the red brick church onto Axe Creek Road and travel approx. 3.5 kms to Paton’s Road and turn left. Follow Paton’s Road for just over 1 km and turn right onto Lowndes Track. Please park along the left hand side of Lowndes Track and do not go past the tapes across the road.

From Melbourne: travel to Bendigo via the Calder. Continue past the Fountain in the centre of Bendigo for one block to Williamson Street (Shamrock Hotel corner). Turn right into Williamson Street and then as above for Bendigo.

Next Bulletin 13 May, 2015

Clinkers Hill

Saturday’s event was held at Clinkers Hill on the south side of Castlemaine in ideal weather conditions. Course setter, John Wilkinson set challenging courses using a variety of terrains including steep gullies and old gold mining areas as well as rural landscapes. For most of the 65 competitors it was the first time they had run using this map,

Many competitors from Bendigo, Melbourne and Ballarat clubs welcomed the central location Congratulations to Bryan Keely, Jimmy Cameron, Henry Cameron, Amos Walz and Shayne (Akira) Hill who won their courses. Women who won their courses were: Lanita Steer, Anita Dowling, Jacqui Knee, Sylvia Murphy and Lillian Maher. Well done to all competitors.

Next week’s event will be at Lyell Forest near Bendigo.

Results and HERE Splits are HERE Check how you are going in the overall standings. Best 11 of 20 scores to count

Jenny Ball

Issue 14/15

The weekly e-newsletter of

Bendigo Orienteers Inc.

Issue 14/15. Wednesday 29 April, 2015

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

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

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Coming Events. Saturday 2 May, 2015. Bendigo Bush Classic 5.
Area: Castlemaine
Map Clinkers Hill 1:10,000
Course setter: John Wilkinson Ph 54706349.
Courses: 3 hard, 1 medium, 1 easy (1: 6.7 km, 2: 5.6 km, 3: 4.0 km, 4: 3.1 km, 5: 2.4 km).
Terrain: Mix of spur gully, goldfields and rural open landscape.
Start time: 12.30 pm – 2 pm.
Entry fee (for all VOA members) $8. Enter on day. All welcome.
Directions: From Melb: Travel thru Chewton towards Castlemaine. Turn left off the highway before Forest Creek bridge into Railway Ave, left into Ross Drive, then left again into Matheson St. Continue for 1 km and park on left.
From Bendigo: Travel thru Castlemaine shops and turn left onto Melbourne Rd at traffic lights, after Castle Motel and bridge turn right into Railway Ave, then left into Ross drive, and left again into Matheson St. Continue for 1 km to start.

Next Bulletin 6 May, 2015

La Trobe University Sprint

Orienteer’s detailed map reading and fast route selection was put to the test at Bendigo Orienteers La Trobe University sprint race on Saturday. A combination of navigating the complex urban environment of detailed buildings, paths, and garden beds (forbidden to cross), mixed with fast running and challenging route choices has seen the Sprint orienteering format become a well-established and popular orienteering style.

The short distance sprint format also fitted well as a precursor to the Victorian Long Distance Championships held on the Sunday at nearby One Tree Hill. Orienteers from across the state were in Bendigo for the weekend’s events. Due to the wet conditions on Saturday, sprint course times were slightly slower than expected, but regular showers through the day could not put a dampener on competitiveness among place getters with only a few seconds separating them on most courses.

Results and HERE Splits are HERE

Issue 13/15

The weekly e-newsletter of

Bendigo Orienteers Inc.

Issue 13/15. Wednesday 22 April, 2015

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

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

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Vic Champs at One Tree Hill.

Bendigo Orienteers will be organising the Vic Champs on the 26th April, using the One Tree Hill map/area.
As this is a slightly bigger event than normal, we ask for more than just a couple of PPL to help out. Nigel and Craig have set the courses, now it is up to us, to help them with their event. So why not come to the Saturday event at Latrobe Uni, have a run, then help to set up for Sunday. Or on Sunday, get involved with the start, or finish, or even the presentations.

Please email Jim on jymbo at dodo.com.au letting him know your availability

Coming Events. Saturday 25 April, 2015

Map: Latrobe University.

Course Setter: Neil Barr. Organiser: Richard Goonan

Start: 12:30 to 2:00 pm Format: Sprint Courses: 1, 2, 3

Directions: From Bendigo, Castlemaine and Melbourne: See below for Sunday – assembly area is the same for both events.

Coming Events. Sunday 26 April, 2015

Map: One Tree Hill.

Course Setter: Craig Feuerherdt and Nigel McGuckian Organiser: Jim Russell. Contact phone number 0411 125 178

Start: 10.30 to 12.00 pm. This event is Pre Entry, no Entries taken on the day

Format: Victorian Long Distance Championships

Courses: Elite: W21E, M21E

Open A: W10A, W12A, W14A, W16A, W17-20A, W21A, W35A, W40A, W45A, W50A, W55A, W60A, W65A, W70A, W75A, W80A, M10A, M12A, M14A, M16A, M17-20A, M21A, M35A, M40A, M45A, M50A, M55A, M60A, M65A, M70A, M75A, M80A

Open A short: W17-20AS, W21AS, W35AS, W45AS, W55+AS, M17-20AS, M21AS, M35AS, M45AS, M55+AS

Open B: W12B, W14B, W16B, M12B, M14B, M16B, Long Open B, Short Open B

Directions: From Bendigo: From the centre of Bendigo (the Fountain) continue north for one block and turn right into Williamson Street (at the Shamrock Hotel). Continue along Williamson Street, over a railway line, over a creek and through a big roundabout, following the Strathfieldsaye signs, until you reach the traffic lights at Edwards Road. Turn right into Edwards Road following signs to Latrobe Uni; continue through a roundabout and at the University (on the right) look for Gate 2 and an O sign.

From Castlemaine and Melbourne: travel via the Calder to the centre of Bendigo (the Fountain) and then as above for Bendigo.

Next Bulletin 29 April, 2015

Large field of 90

A large field of 90 individuals and family groups participated in Saturday’s bush classic event at Mandurang. The earlier wet conditions clears some we had fine sunny weather running in damp bushland. This event was scheduled for Sedgwick but due to late stage difficulties obtaining a permit for that area, the event was shifted and Phil Robertson contributed his plans for another event. Many thanks to Phil for his work to make the event a success.

Course 1 (7km) was won closely by Ben Goonan, with Craig Feuerherdt 31 seconds behind, and Richard Goonan in 3rd place. Junior Louis Cameron followed closely behind in 4th place. Course 2 (5.2km) was dominated by junior club members: Jimmy Cameron, Lachlan Cherry and Glenn James in the first 3 positions.

Course 3 (3.5km) was won by junior Jack Wigney, with returning orienteering Mark Baxter taking 2nd place and relative newcomer to the sport Tim Gentle in 3rd position; this was his 3 event, great result! Junior members took out placings in course 4 (3.3km): Amos Walz, Karina Cherry and Caitlin Steer. Course 5 (1.8km) was dominated by Eleanor Williams, Hannah Adams and Claire Adams.

Special welcome back to Lisa Claxton who returned to her first orienteering event since her serious injury last July. A number of unfamiliar faces at yesterday’s event were people who had been involved in the sport some years ago and have been enjoying their return: Gary Buchanan, and Greg and Mark Baxter

Results and HERE Splits are HERE Check how you are going in the overall standings. Best 11 of 20 scores to count

Julie Flynn

Issue 12/15

The weekly e-newsletter of

Bendigo Orienteers Inc.

Issue 12/15. Wednesday 15 April, 2015

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

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

If you wish to unsubscribe from this bulletin, please click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of this email. If you would like this Bulletin to be emailed directly to you, please email bendigo.orienteers@gmail.com

Vic Champs at One Tree Hill

Bendigo Orienteers will be organising the Vic Champs on the 26th April, using the One Tree Hill map/area.
As this is a slightly bigger event than normal, we ask for more than just a couple of PPL to help out. Nigel and Craig have set the courses, now it is up to us, to help them with there event. So why not come to the Saturday event at Latrobe Uni, have a run, then help to set up for Sunday. Or on Sunday, get involved with the start, or finish, or even the presentations

Please email Jim on jymbo at dodo.com.au letting him know your availability

Coming Events.

Saturday 18 April, 2015. Bush Classic 4: Mandurang.

Course Setters: Julie Flynn  Organiser: Judy Fitt

Start: 12.30 to 2.00 pm

Format: Bendigo Bush Classic – five courses: 1 difficult, 2 shorter difficult; 3 shorter still, difficult; 4 Moderate and 5: easy.

Directions: From Bendigo: Travel along Mitchell/Carpenter Streets through Spring Gully, towards Mandurang. At the Mandurang Cricket Ground (MCG) intersection turn right into Nankervis Rd. Left at Pearce’s Rd. Follow signs to right.

From Castlemaine: Travel via North Harcourt through Sedgwick to the Mandurang Cricket Ground intersection. Turn left into Nankervis Rd. Left at Pearce’s Rd. Follow signs to right.

Contact phone: 0429496422

Next Bulletin 22 April, 2015

Sunny Saturday in Mandurang

Bendigo Orienteers held their third Bush Classic for the year on a beautiful sunny Saturday in Mandurang. The event attracted more than seventy competitors, with a mix of newcomers and regular orienteers tackling the excellent courses set by Bryan Keely.

Simon Rouse won the 7.7 km Course 1, with local Louis Cameron coming in a few minutes later to claim second place, and Ted van Geldermalsen placing third. The 6.0 km Course 2 had the largest field of competitors. Nine competitors completed the course in under an hour, with Glenn James running strongly to win in 41 minutes from Lachlan and Don Cherry. Leisha Maggs was the fastest finishing female runner.

Course 3 was closely contested, with Henry Cameron coming in just ahead of Phil Robertson and Bert Elson. A challenging Course 4 saw Karina Cherry winning in 41.58 minutes from Tim Gentle’s 43.49 minutes. Course 5 was won by Torren Arthur ahead of Sophie Arthur and Lillian Maher.

Results and HERE Splits are HERE Check how you are going in the overall standings. Best 11 of 20 scores to count

Viv McMillan

Issue 11/15

The weekly e-newsletter of

Bendigo Orienteers Inc.

Issue 11/15. Wednesday 8 April, 2015

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

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

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Lost SI stick. I lost my red SI stick at the event at Newer St Mongo. It was last seen at the trailer late in the day just before pack up. If any one finds it please let me know. I will be at the Mandurang event this weekend: Campbell James

Going to a worthy cause. As a further step in my ‘tidy-up’ at home, I have approximately 60 plastic map bags 450mm by 340mm. If someone wants to collect them from me please let me know, otherwise I can donate them to something. PeterC

Note change of meeting date (repeat). Note that due to limited availability of the meeting venue our next club meeting previously re-scheduled for April 14th, will now be held on MONDAY 13th APRIL. Club members are encouraged to attend, please forward any items you would like discussed to the secretary with a short description (to assist arranging the agenda). Please also make sure you view the discussion paper ‘proposed realignment of Bendigo Orienteers General and Committee meeting arrangements’ (sent out with the previous email) this will be discussed at the next meeting.

Note change of location: The Sedgwick event on 18th April has changed location to Mandurang.

Coming Events. Saturday 11 April, 2015. Bush Classic

Map: Mandurang.

Course Setter: Bryan Keely. Organisers: Katherine and Viv McMillan

Start: 12.30 to 2.00 pm

Format: Bendigo Bush Classic – five courses: 1 difficult, 2 shorter difficult; 3 shorter still, difficult; 4 Moderate and 5: easy.

Directions: From Bendigo: Travel along Mitchell/Carpenter Streets through Spring Gully/Mandurang to Sedgwick. At the Hall (red brick on the left) turn right into Springs Road and a short distance on right again into Hogan’s Road. Continue along Hogan’s Road to Kerr’s Road and look for O signs to the start area.

From Castlemaine: Travel via North Harcourt to Sedgwick and at the Hall turn left into Springs Road, then as above for Bendigo.

Next Bulletin 15 April, 2015

Issue 10/15

The weekly e-newsletter of

Bendigo Orienteers Inc.

Issue 10/15. Wednesday 1 April, 2015

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

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

If you wish to unsubscribe from this bulletin, please click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of this email. If you would like this Bulletin to be emailed directly to you, please email bendigo.orienteers@gmail.com.

Note change of meeting date. Note that due to limited availability of the meeting venue our next club meeting previously re-scheduled for April 14th, will now be held on MONDAY 13th APRIL. Club members are encouraged to attend, please forward any items you would like discussed to the secretary with a short description (to assist arranging the agenda). Please also make sure you view the discussion paper ‘proposed realignment of Bendigo Orienteers General and Committee meeting arrangements’ (sent out with the previous email) this will be discussed at the next meeting.

Note change of location: The Sedgwick event on 18th April may need to change location to Mandurang since there is a planned burn in the Sedgwick area. Please check the latest event information on our web page.

Easter. We wish safe travel and satisfactory performances to all our people travelling to South Australia for the Easter 3 Day.

Victorian Secondary Schools Championships, Friday 15th May 2015. Entries now open for all secondary students from Year 7 to year 12. Deadline for entries is Thursday 30th April. Location : Bullengarook (Near Gisborne)

Course Setters and Helpers Needed (repeat):

Thank you to all our great volunteers who have taken on a course setting or event helper role for 2015. As far as I know at this stage, there are still a few gaps that need filling; please consider. Saturday 25th April La Trobe Sprint (helper), 23rd May Fiddlers Green (course setter/helper)

Membership Details (repeat):

Club members please remember to update your contact details in Eventor if these change. It is important for us to contact you from time to time, so please make sure we have your correct contact details including at least one phone number (mobile or landline) and a correct email address.

Coming Events. Saturday 11 April

Map: Mandurang.

Course Setter: Bryan Keely, Organisers: Katherine and Viv McMillan.

Start: 12.30 to 2.00 pm

Format: Bendigo Bush Classic – five courses: 1 difficult, 2 shorter difficult; 3 shorter still, difficult; 4 Moderate and 5: easy.

Directions: From Bendigo full details in the next Bulletin or check Coming Events on our Website

From Castlemaine:

Next Bulletin 08 April, 2015