The weekly e-newsletter of
Bendigo Orienteers Inc.
Issue 06/15. Wednesday 25 February, 2015
Contact (for this publication): Peter J. Creely: email@example.com (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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
February 28 and March 7th. See above.
Next Bulletin 11 March, 2015