Issue 06/15

The weekly e-newsletter of

Bendigo Orienteers Inc.

Issue 06/15. Wednesday 25 February, 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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There will not be a Bulletin next week as I will be away. Included herein are details of the two CATI’s for the 28 Feb and 7 March. Note that these are two separate events in the same location and with the same format, on separate Saturdays.

Course setters and Helpers Thank you to Richard, Ben and Don for offering to organise and set the Newcomers weekend. Ben and Don are new course setters, we look forward to there event. Also Nigel and Craig have offered to set the Vic Champs, thanks Boys.

We still need Course setters and Organisers for our Bush series, please check the Calendar Earliest event needing help, is the Last Weekend in March, will be upon us soon, so please consider

Membership. Would everyone please ensure that they renew their membership before the start of the Bush Classic season (Saturday 14 March, Diamond Hill North– details in the Bulletin of 11 March). This will make it easier on the event organisers and on your pocket (cheaper entry fee!).

Star(s). I hope everyone caught up with the great feature in the Addie on Friday 20 February. Raelee gave us a really good write up with great pictures of Lachlan Feuerherdt – and of course, his Dad. Lachlan won both the Sprint and Middle Distance races in the Oceania Championships in Tasmania last month. Oh yes, and his Dad took out second in the middle and long distance and third in the sprint. Well done to both!

Newcomer’s Events: Saturday 28 February and Saturday 7 March. 2015

Both days are starting from the same area and at the same times.

The primary purpose of these events is for introducing newcomers to bush orienteering.

Two courses will be available for beginners to try, also with an additional small “model map area” set up for map feature familiarisation.

Start times available anytime between 9:00am to 1:00pm. Courses close at 2:00pm.

Directions: From Bendigo turn right at the main traffic lights in Kangaroo Flat and travel 5km out the Maryborough Rd toward Lockwood. Look for orienteering signs on the right after the sweeping right-hand bend.

What to bring: Sturdy footwear for running or walking in the forest off track. Water, hat, sunscreen, and a couple of friends!

Note: Map, compass and timing device supplied – newcomers FREE ENTRY

Bendigo Orienteers club members will be available to assist newcomers as required.

Pre-Season Training Options:

Running in parallel with the newcomer’s event, several options will be available for juniors and experienced orienteers to get in some pre-season training.

Training exercises will be an enjoyable challenge for even the most experienced navigators. You may also like to design your own course/activity from the available controls.

1) Keyhole exercise with short, medium, and long distance variants (moderate to hard challenge).

2) Corridor course, medium and long variants (moderate/hard challenge).

3) Use an all controls map and run as a 1/hr. scatter O score event.

4) You can also design your own course to your preferred length, selecting from any of the controls available.

Note: Start times as above, $5:00

Public transport available to Kangaroo Flat train station, travel from station to start area approx. 6km, pick-up and drop-off arrangements also available.

Coming Events.

February 28 and March 7th. See above.

Next Bulletin 11 March, 2015

Issue 05/15

The weekly e-newsletter of

Bendigo Orienteers Inc.

Issue 05/15. Wednesday 18 February, 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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Calendar for 2015 (repeat).

Our program for 2015 is now finalised and we are in the process of obtaining permits. This means we can’t change the location/map but we can still change the event format. You can open and add your name from the following link 2015 Calendar and if you want to run an event with a different format, please email Colin Walker.

NOTE: We still don’t have any organizers for the CATI’s on Sat 28 February and Sat. 7 March. If we don’t have anyone by Friday 20 Feb., both will have to be cancelled.

We also need a Course Setter for the Vic Champs on the 26th April at One Tree Hill.

Plan A didn’t work, now Plan B has gone the same way. Plan Z is that I will set them, but as I set the Ultralong last year, I dont want to be greedy and do it all

BendiGo ToDay (from Don Cherry)

A big thanks to Jim for organising and running the Bendigo Today double over the weekend. Every one appeared to enjoy the navigation challenges and the return to Bush orienteering for the year. We welcomed some new members and those returning for the 2015 season.
Fifty eight competitors sprinted around Gateway Park at Kangaroo Flat in humid conditions on Saturday evening negotiating streetscapes, park lands and the Bendigo creek. The beautiful bush setting on Sunday morning at Crusoe Reservoir had a return crowd of about 46 from the night before, with the addition of many who just came for the longer distance Hagaby swelling the numbers to 69. Navigation on the longer course played havoc with a few who posted longer than expected times.
Overall winners in A- Bryan Keely (BG), Simon Uppill (OH) and David Brownridge (BG). B course – Chris Norwood (EU), Jimmy Cameron (BG) and Asha Steer (DR). C course – Henry Cameron, Solomon Cameron and Karina Cherry, all from Bendigo. Well done to all. A longer analysis will appear on the club web page soon.

One Tree Hill and Beyond. Bendigo Orienteers didn’t just fall out of the sky! We are the strongest and most active Bush Orienteering club in Victoria – probably Australia, and we got there through the hard work and dedication of a lot of people. The club came into being in February 1977. Several members, still competing and working for the club were at the formation meeting in the old Town Hall building. Since then we have seen many milestones, probably the highlight being the hosting of the World Orienteering Championships – the first time outside Europe, on Mt Kooyoora near Inglewood. If you find that you are committed to our club, and orienteering, ask to purchase a copy of ‘One Tree Hill and Beyond’ a history of Bendigo Orienteers Inc., thoroughly researched and beautifully written by Charles Brownridge. Copies should be available at the O Trailer, cost $20.00. It is well worth the read!

Coming Events.

February 28th. and March 7th.

Come and Try Orienteering: events with courses specially designed for people who haven’t yet tried our sport or want to get back to it after a long absence. But, to date we do not have any people to organize either of these events, so:

NOTE: If we don’t have anyone by Friday 20 Feb., both will have to be cancelled.

Next Bulletin 25 February 2015

Bendi-Go To-Day, run and won

Well done to Jim and team for organising and running the Bendigo Today double over the weekend. Every one appeared to enjoy the navigational challenges and the return to Bush orienteering for the year. The 2015 Season opener attracted a number of club and non-club orienteers, including several from interstate and there was a good spread of Bendigo club members across all categories. We also welcomed some new members!
Fifty eight competitors sprinted around Gateway Park at Kangaroo Flat in humid conditions on Saturday evening negotiating streetscapes, flattish park lands and the Bendigo creek with all competitors working up a sweat. Winners in the A course included Bryan Keely (BG) 1st followed by James Robertson (BG) and Simon Uphill (OH), with the first female Lanita Steer (DR) in 12th indicating the high standard of competition. The B course sprint was taken out by Eureka Orienteer Chris Norwood with Jimmy Cameron (BG) and Jensen Key (MFR) barely a minute behind. The Competition in the C course was no less impressive with a strong rivalry between cousins Henry and Solomon Cameron, split by new comer Tim Gentle. A strong rivalry also exists between the up and coming junior girls with Karina, Sarah, Serryn and Caitlyn finishing closely.

The cooler start in the beautiful bush setting at Crusoe Reservoir on Sunday morning had a return crowd of about 46 from the night before, with the addition of many who just came for the longer distance Hagaby swelling the numbers to 69. Navigation on the longer course played havoc with several who posted longer than expected times. Once again the competition was fierce with the mass starts in A and B where competitors had various route choices to the first control – cross the bush to jump the water channel or around the track to the bridge? The splits between common controls are pretty interesting. In A – Bryan Keely (BG) took first followed by Simon Uppill (OH) and Brodie Nankervis (EV) more than 8 minutes behind. The B course was a tighter affair with Chris Norwood clinching first by only 19 seconds over Louis Cameron (BG), followed by Rob Lewis (BK) in third. It is good to see some of the juniors finishing high in this category too. In category C, the competitors started with one minute gaps, and this allowed some to run down and overtake their rivals. Well done to Solomon in first, followed by Henry Cameron and Karina Cherry.

Overall winners in A- Bryan Keely (BG), Simon Uppill (OH) and David Brownridge (BG). B course – Chris Norwood (EU), Jimmy Cameron (BG) and Asha Steer (DR). C course – Henry Cameron, Solomon Cameron and Karina Cherry, all from Bendigo. Thanks also to Judy who has added a number of photos from the Sprint to the club Facebook account.

Results are Here Splits for Saturday, and Sunday

Don Cherry

Issue 04/15

The weekly e-newsletter of

Bendigo Orienteers Inc.

Issue 04/15. Wednesday 10 February, 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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Most of will have been made aware of the passing of Eureka’ Tom Norwood. The following notice is in today’s VOA Bulletin:

Vale Tom Norwood

Tom was a founding member of Eureka orienteers and an ex-president of the VOA. He was the main organiser for several major events and carnivals in Victoria over a long period of time. He won his age class in the Victorian Orienteer of the Year for many years and he continued to compete at orienteering events up until 2 years ago, demonstrating his lasting passion for the sport that will be missed by many. Tom passed away peacefully on Monday the 9th of February. He was aged 85. On behalf of the orienteering Victoria community I would like to extend my thoughts and best wishes to Tom’s family at this time.

His funeral will be held on Monday at 2pm at FWBarnes, corner of Latrobe and Pleasant streets in Ballarat. All are welcome to celebrate Tom’s life. Details of Tom’s funeral and a link to an online condolence book, are up on the Eureka website

Rebecca Jaffe, Editor Orienteering Victoria Weekly Bulletin

We at Bendigo Orienteers Inc also have Tom in our thoughts; he was a wonderful asset to his club and to orienteering in Victoria in general. He was a great friend going back many years to many of us in our club and a wonderful character in his own right. Our thoughts are with Tom’s family at this sad time.

Early! I am a day early to allow even more of a reminder to enter for the 2015 BendiGo “Getting into Autumn” ToDay by 11 Feb – see below for more detail.

Calendar for 2015.

Our program for 2015 is now finalised and we are in the process of obtaining permits. This means we can’t change the location/map but we can still change the event format. You can open and add your name from the following link 2015 Calendar and if you want to run an event with a different format, please email Colin Walker: events@bendigo-orienteers.com.au. We particularly need course setters for the 2 Newcomers events on very soon otherwise they will have to be cancelled.

Club membership: For 2015, Bendigo club membership be set at $40 per adult and $2 per student/junior for 2015. This fee includes the VOA fee and Bendigo fee. If members want the OA magazine this gets ordered separately on Eventor. Membership is paid through eventor. There is NO family membership.

Event entry fees for 2015:

Club member: adult $8, Junior/student $4.

Non-members: adult $15, Junior/student $5.

SI tick hire: $5 (members can buy a SI stick or Card).

Newcomers attending their first event will get free entry; after this they will be offered a $20 voucher which gives them 3 more entries. SI hire is included in this”.

2015 Bendi-Go “Getting into Autumn” To-Day

Saturday, 14thFebruary

Format: Saturday: Sprint.

Course A: 3.4 k, hard.

Course B: 2.5 k, hard.

Course C: 2.0 k, moderate.

Map: Gateway Park – Kangaroo Flat. Scale: 1:4,000, 5m contours

Start times: 6.30pm-7.00pm, 1 min start interval

You chose your own start time, turn up and go anytime between 6.30 and 7.00

Courses close 7.30pm.

Directions for Day 1: From Bendigo: From the centre of Bendigo travel south along High Street towards Kangaroo Flat. After the traffic lights at the Oak Street/Hattam Street intersection continue for about 1.7 kms and turn right into Browning Street and the Gateway Park.

From Castlemaine: Travel on the Calder H’way to Kangaroo Flat. Continue for approx. 600 metres from the Lockwood Rd. traffic lights and turn left into Browning Street and the Gateway Park.

Sunday15th.February.

Format: Hagaby*. (see note)

Course A, 10.4 k, 2 maps, (65min) hard.

Course B, 6.3 k, 2 maps, (45min) hard.

Course C, 4.2 k, 1 map, (30min) moderate.

Map: Upper Crusoe. Scale: 1:10,000, 5m contours.

Start time: 8.00am, mass start.

Courses close 10.00am .

*Note: Butterfly orienteering format (also known as Hagaby format): A course can typically be broken into six segments from which three loops are constructed. Competitors are mass-started and shall complete all segments but in different sequences. Map exchanges are made as necessary. Each control on a competitor’s course shall be visited in a prescribed order. The competitor who takes the shortest time to complete the course wins. A simplified format where a course is broken into four segments from which two loops are constructed is allowed for smaller numbers of competitors.

Directions for Day 2: From Bendigo: from the centre of Bendigo travel south along High Street to Kangaroo Flat. Approx. 600 metres on from the Lockwood Rd. traffic lights turn left into Crusoe Road. Continue along Crusoe Road and look for the start just past Crusoe Reservoir.

From Castlemaine: Travel towards Kangaroo Flat on the Calder. Approx. 600 metres past the Lansell shopping Centre traffic lights turn left into Crusoe Road, then as for Bendigo.

Entry information.

Enter Online: Use Eventor both days

http://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/2384

Normal entries close 11th. Feb, 2015; late entries close 13th. Feb, 2015 @ 8 00pm

NO entries taken on the day of competition

Costs/Payment: All money ‘Paid’ using Eventor: PayPal, EFT and POLi.

No Payment, No Map

NO entries taken on the day of competition

Course 1 & 2, Saturday only, $8, Sunday only, $12, both days $18 Late entries plus 50%

Course 3, Saturday only, $6, Sunday only, $10, both days $14 Late entries plus 50%

NON members who haven’t paid their 2015 fees yet will, pay an extra $6 for the weekend

Next Bulletin 18 February 2015

Issue 03/15

The weekly e-newsletter of

Bendigo Orienteers Inc.

03/15. Wednesday 4 February, 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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Chicken and Champagne. A superb morning for running in the bush, a bit cool at times but otherwise perfect! We had about 38 starters front up and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves – lots of JSquad people, well done for getting up early. The course of thirty controls was set by Chris Creely who had just finished remapping the area. It was really great to see Darren Eenjes back out in the bush after a long absence – there’s a whisper around that he’s still in the ‘walking’ stage of his comeback as yet – how long he can put up with this will become evident in time! I noticed some of the Cherry family at our event also but when I picked up the local daily on Tuesday I found photos of Katina and her Mum prominent in one of the gallery pages at another event.

The AGM was held after everyone had a bit of Fowl and Fizz and resulted in:

President: Richard Goonan
Secretary: Terry Davidson (there will be a separate minutes secretary)
Treasurer: Andrew Wallace
Vice President: Jim Russell (this is for 1 year only, new VP needed next year)

A motion was passed allowing the executive to co-opt committee members as required.

I would like to congratulate Jim and the outgoing members of the Executive for their work for the club over the past few years, and wish them well in their orienteering in the future. We are the best orienteering club in Victoria (in my modest view) – Australia for that matter. If you are a member be aware that Bendigo Orienteers is your club and the Executive need you to put forward any thoughts you may have that will help us prosper even more.

Coming Events.

Bendigo ToDay 14 and 15 February. Full details can be found on Eventor and our Team App. I will also put details in next weeks Bulletin.

Next Bulletin 11 February 2015

Issue 02/15

The weekly e-newsletter of

Bendigo Orienteers Inc.

Issue 02/15. Wednesday 28 January, 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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Please help us out with the Rock-hopper points Get back to us at the AGM, or by return email

Fowl and Fizz – please note the details for the Fowl and Fizz in ‘Coming Events’ below. Arguably the most important event in our calendar, it will serve as a season opener for everyone – not to mention the Annual Meeting that will follow. It is your club – you should be part of it! (Don’t forget to bring a chair).

Bendigo ToDay 14 and 15 February. After the F&F we will have the Bendigo ToDay. Full details will be in the next couple of Bulletins.

Marking tape for courses setters. If anyone setting courses for 2015 needs coloured tape to mark control sites I have some rolls here. Please contact me if you need some. PeterC

2015 AGM (see Fowl and Fizz information further down).

This will be on the 1st Feb with the season opening Chicken and Champagne, information on Eventor.
Notice of Meeting, and last year’s Minutes should have been sent to you

2015 Memberships are due. Please renew your membership on Eventor

Coming events.

Sunday 1 February. Fowl and Fizz plus the Club’s Annual General Meeting
Map: Diamond Hill.

Terrain: Diamond Hill is old gold mining and the map has recently been updated. It is complex and I would suggest that even the ‘heavies’ will be challenged to visit all the controls in the hour.
Start: 7.30 am sharp mass start.
Entry: Enter on the day
Event format: 1 hour Score.

Directions: From the intersection of High St. (Calder H’way) and Oak St/McKenzie St. West, travel east along Oak St., after 300m cross the railway line & immediately turn right into Allingham St. Travel 1.3km and turn left into Ham St, then travel 0.7km and turn left into Coonooer St. (signed). Drive 350m to the assembly area. Alternate: From the Strathdale (east) side of Bendigo you can take Hattam Street towards Golden Square/Kangaroo Flat. Immediately before the railway crossing turn left into Allingham Street then as above. There is a shorter way again from Hattam Street but you can check this out yourself. From Castlemaine: travel to Bendigo on the Calder; continue through Kangaroo Flat shopping centre towards Golden Square and look for the Oak Street intersection, then as above. (If you reach Golden Square you’ve overshot).

Notes: The event is a one hour score event (don’t forget your watch), the map scale is 1:7500. This event will be held even if a total fire ban is declared. There are several road crossings on the course, though hopefully not too much early traffic, but take care! There are no easy navigation controls hence the event is not suitable for beginners.

Bring a chair. It is recommended that you wear arm and leg cover and bring insect repellant (the mossies are pretty bad!)

Remember that if you are too late back you’ll probably miss out on the eats! It is recommended that you wear arm and leg cover and bring insect repellant (the mossies are pretty bad!)

Next Bulletin 4 February 2015

Issue 01/15

The weekly e-newsletter of

Bendigo Orienteers Inc.

Issue 01/15, 21 January, 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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Welcome to 2015 — we start another year! May this year be a good one for you in our sport.

Congratulations to our Bendigo Oceania Champion in Tasmania:

Sprint Distance, M10 Lachlan Feuerherdt
Middle Distance, M10 Lachlan Feuerherdt

Well done Lachlan, a wonderful double – you are a credit to Bendigo Orienteers.

January Club Meeting

On the 27th Jan, there will be a Club Meeting at the LUBAC in Retreat Road, starting at 7:30 pm. The main items on the agenda will be the 2015 Calendar, and discussion re fees for the coming year. We can’t set them at this meeting, but can take a recommendation forward to the AGM on the 1st Feb.

2015 AGM (see Fowl and Fizz information further down).

This will be on the 1st Feb with the season opening Chicken and Champagne, information on Eventor.
Notice of Meeting, and last year’s Minutes should have been sent to you

2015 Memberships are due. Please renew your membership on Eventor

Coming events.

Sunday 1 February. Fowl and Fizz plus the Club’s Annual General Meeting
Map:
Diamond Hill.

Terrain: Diamond Hill is old gold mining and the map has recently been updated. It is complex and I would suggest that even the ‘heavies’ will be challenged to visit all the controls in the hour.
Start: 7.30 am sharp mass start.
Entry: Enter on the day
Event format: 1 hour Score.

Directions: From the intersection of High St. (Calder H’way) and Oak St/McKenzie St. West, travel east along Oak St., after 300m cross the railway line & immediately turn right into Allingham St. Travel 1.3km and turn left into Ham St, then travel 0.7km and turn left into Coonooer St. (signed). Drive 350m to the assembly area. Alternate: From the Strathdale (east) side of Bendigo you can take Hattam Street towards Golden Square/Kangaroo Flat. Immediately before the railway crossing turn left into Allingham Street then as above. There is a shorter way again from Hattam Street but you can check this out yourself. From Castlemaine: travel to Bendigo on the Calder; continue through Kangaroo Flat shopping centre towards Golden Square and look for the Oak Street intersection, then as above. (If you reach Golden Square you’ve overshot).

Notes: The event is a one hour score event (don’t forget your watch), the map scale is 1:7500. This event will be held even if a total fire ban is declared. There are several road crossings on the course, though hopefully not too much early traffic, but take care! There are no easy navigation controls hence the event is not suitable for beginners.

Bring: a chair. It is recommended that you wear arm and leg cover and bring insect repellant (the mossies are pretty bad!)

Remember that if you are too late back you’ll probably miss out on the eats! It is recommended that you wear arm and leg cover and bring insect repellant (the mossies are pretty bad!)

 Next Bulletin 28 January 2015

 

Start of New Year

2015 is now upon us, and so are the next round of Meetings

January Club Meeting

On the 27th Jan, there will be a Club Meeting at the Aths Track, starting at 1930 (7:30).
Main items on the agenda are the the 2015 Calendar, and discussion re fees for the coming year.
We cant set them at this meeting, but can take a recommendation forward to the AGM on the 1st Feb

2015 AGM

This will be on the 1st Feb with the season opening Chicken and Champagne, information on Eventor.
Notice of Meeting, and last years Minutes will be emailed to all members

2015 Membership are due

Already, in 2015, we welcome back pass members, Matt Schepisi, and Judy & Peter Hill. Also new members, Tony & Alison Radford

Please renew your membership on Eventor

And finally

Good to see one of our Club members, helping out another sporting event with a photo shoot.

Wonder if there was a fee involved

Jim Russell

WUFT

Warm up for Tassie results

Day 1, Green Gully, Results, Splits, by Class, by Course

Day 2, Mt Beckworth, Results, Splits, by Class, by Course

Day 3, Mt Tarrengower, Results, Splits, by Class, by Course

Overall Results

Please note that because of a misplaced control on day 2, which affected the men on course 1 only, we have posting revised results which exclude the leg leading in to the misplaced control, and the leg leading out of the misplaced control. This control was relocated to its correct position before the women on course 1 were affected and hence no alteration to the women’s results will be required.

Merry Christmas

The year is nearly over, and the New Year isn’t that far away, so while we enjoy the end of the year – and another Orienteering season – I want you to help Peter Galvin out, he is organising the Rockhopper points for the club.

The claim form is on the VOA website, and can be found here Please go to page 3, and send any relevant claims to Peter at pmg41@bigpond.com

While we are recovering from the last years Orienteering, we are also getting ready for next year, both in planning events, and getting fit to do the best we can. The calendar is here Please take some time to see what event you are going to help out at.

On the fitness side of things, you may want to work on your core. Here is a Video showing you the benefits of core strength and orienteering, thanks to Andrew Cameron of N8 Health

And another video about base core strengthening exercises for Orienteering

See you all in the New Year

Bendigo Orienteers