Issue 14/14

The weekly e-newsletter of

Bendigo Orienteers Inc.

Issue 14/14: 23 April, 2014

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

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

 

Important! If you don’t want to receive the bulletin, or if, at any time, you wish to discontinue receiving it, please advise me by return e-mail and your name will be taken off my list.

 

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. So, what about it? Surely someone has done something out of the ordinary?

 

Easter Results. I haven’t had time to check through the Easter Three Day results yet (Space Racing preparation is rather time demanding!) but I will get there – I hope!

Editors Note: Easter Prologue, Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 (Scroll down to find Bendigo)!

Space Racing – Introduction

Day and date: Saturday 3 May

Place: Kangaroo Flat Gardens.

Time: Assemble by 9.45, planned to wind up by 11.00am

Directions: From Bendigo: travel south through Bendigo to Kangaroo Flat. At the traffic lights at the Lockwood Road intersection turn left into Camp Street and continue for approx. 200 metres until it ends at the Gardens. From Castlemaine and points south: travel to Bendigo on the Calder and turn right into Camp Street at the Lockwood Road traffic lights in Kangaroo Flat, then as above.

At this Intro we will accompany kids/parents around a short SR course and show them how controls are presented, what they need to do to register their visit, what features on the ground look like on the map — all the stuff that we all take for granted. It would be great if some of you could be there to help.

 

Special Call to Newcomers and Beginners.  So – who are ‘Newcomers’ and who are ‘Beginners’? Let’s say that Newcomers are those who have come to our recent 2014 events at Guys Hill and Beginners would be those who have done some orienteering previously and probably have started at Course 5 level but may have proceeded to be doing Course 4.

 

This Saturday at Spring Gully there will be the opportunity, rather than to get just advice from someone at the Beginners table or learn out there by yourself, solely by ‘experience’, there will be club members available to go out on a course with small groups. If you are wanting to advance from the course you are doing at the moment then this is a good opportunity.

 

This will be a ‘walk and talk’ exercise (no running). Come to the assembly area at 12.00 pm for a start at about 12.30. You will be back at the finish area with your mentor in no more than an hour.

 

It would help if you can indicate ahead of Saturday whether you would like to participate in this special club offering. Please call Terry on 0427 844817.

 

Special Call to Experienced Club Members. Please be aware of the offer above to Newcomers and Beginners so that we have the mentors available to meet the number who want to benefit from those who have the experience. Take up of your offer will depend on the demand that emerges on the day.

 

You would need to be at the start at 12.00 and to be prepared not to have your run until 1.30 – 2.00. Please let Terry (0427 844 817) know if you can be available, preferably before Saturday.

 

Coming Events. Saturday 26 April

Map: Norfolk Hero.

Organisers/Course Setters: Michael Loughnan/Colin Walker

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 – 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 30 April

Issue 13/14

The weekly e-newsletter of

Bendigo Orienteers Inc.

Issue 13/14: 16 April, 2014

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

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

 

Important! If you don’t want to receive the bulletin, or if, at any time, you wish to discontinue receiving it, please advise me by return e-mail and your name will be taken off my list.

 

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 (tands2@aapt.net.au 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

Golden Sandshoe

Thank you to everyone who took part in today’s event that was run in fine conditions on the Clinkers Hill map, Castlemaine area. Participants had to collect as many controls as possible in one hour. 20 points per control less 10 pts per minute late. The area consisted of part goldfields bush and part rural streetscape. 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.

Three people managed to get all 22 controls under the time limit and for a max of 440 pts (Jim Russell 56 min, Craig Feuerherdt 52 min, Bruce Arthur 50 min. Three other people managed to get all controls but over the time limit Simon Rouse 66 min, Neil Barr 75 min, Paul Leicester 73 min.

Thank you to the people who stayed behind to help collect controls.

The main thing is that everyone enjoyed themselves and participated in the spirit of the event. Points below are in order of total points with details and age factor handicap.

Results

The Winner, Solomon Cameron

The Map

John Wilkinson

Issue 12/14

 

The weekly e-newsletter of

Bendigo Orienteers Inc.

Issue 12/14: 9 April, 2014

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

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

 

Important! If you don’t want to receive the bulletin, or if, at any time, you wish to discontinue receiving it, please advise me by return e-mail and your name will be taken off my list.

 

The Black Crow is awarded each year to the club member who is responsible for the most spectacular misadventure of the year. Sadly there are no new nominations this week.

 

Smith’s Reef. Another great event, another good roll-up – thanks David! We even had people from Townsville there and it was good to see Ross Slater – long time no see! Full results and report on the web site. Don’t miss the Golden Sandshoe next week – back to Castlemaine.

 

Working With Children.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!

All event information and entry forms are available on the Orienteering Victoria website

The championships are open to all secondary school students and will be held on Friday 16th May at Plenty Gorge West, Hawkstowe.
Deadline for entries is
Thursday 1st May.

Peta Whitford, Event organiser

 

Coming Events. Saturday 12 April

Saturday 12 April. Golden Sandshoe

Area:   Castlemaine

Map:   Clinkers Hill 1:10,000

Course setter:  John Wilkinson

Start:   You can start anytime between 12-45 pm and 1.30 pm. 

Comments:   A one-hour score event where competitors have to get as many controls as possible in the time given. Penalty for being late. The Golden Sandshoe award is given to the winner based on an age handicap. A new map is being used covering 1/3 rural street and 2/3 gold mining bush will be used.  SI timing. Newcomers welcome.

Directions:  From Bendigo, go to Castlemaine and turn left on the Melbourne Rd, then turn right at first roundabout into Wheeler St, continue 1 km to Etty street. Start is near Senior Secondary College in Etty Street. Park in street.

From Melbourne, go thru Chewton into Castlemaine to roundabout at shops, turn left into Wheeler St, continue 1 km to Etty St start (near Senior Secondary College). Park in street. 

 

Next Bulletin 16 April

Bendigo Orienteers compete at Smith’s Reef

Bendigo Orienteers chose the Smith’s Reef forest between Maldon and Castlemaine last Saturday for their third Bush Classic event of the year. David Brownridge set the courses and made good use of a mixture of open fast terrain and low visibility wattle regrowth for the harder courses. Many competitors came from Melbourne, Ballarat and further afield for the first of two days of Orienteering near Castlemaine.

Bryan Keely showed great form to win 7.1km Course 1 ahead of Chris Naunton and Duncan Coombs, with Jasmine Neve the first female finisher on the course.

Young locals, Louis Cameron and Nic Cherry were beaten into first place on course 2 by veteran Jim Russell. This course was very well contested with 23 competitors.

Jimmy Cameron put in a blistering run on Course 3 ahead of Don Cherry and Andrew Steer.

Henry Cameron hit form to take out Course 4 ahead of Serryn Eenjes and Reuben Cameron.

Course 5 was won by Merv Bendle ahead of Chris Bendle and Angus Jones, just ahead of sister Greta.

It was great to see Ross Slater and Andrew Jones return after long absences from the sport. Hopefully we’ll see more of them in the future.

Results can be found on our results page, where you can use Eventor or WinSplits

The Course Setter, with his helpers on the day

Charles Brownridge

Issue 11/14

The weekly e-newsletter of
Bendigo Orienteers Inc.
Issue 11/14: 2 April, 2014
Contact (for this publication): Peter J. Creely: luddcreely@impulse.net.au (Ph. 5443 1975)
Web site: www.bendigo-orienteers.com.au

 Important! If you don’t want to receive the bulletin, or if, at any time, you wish to discontinue receiving it, please advise me by return e-mail and your name will be taken off my list.

The Black Crow is awarded each year to the club member who is responsible for the most spectacular misadventure of the year. The nominee this time is a Bendigo bloke living in Sweden — it may help some of us feel better about what we did to earn our nomination for the Bird.

The background… it’s the first significant relay of the season, so everyone is expected to make an effort for the club. It wouldn’t do to be late… jules refers to Julian Dent, another expat Aussie in Sweden .

“Orienteering race (måsanstaffetten) 48:08 [3] 8.8 km (5:28 / km). First spring relay of the season, i was on first leg for the 3rd team. had a pretty decent run, couldn’t get up near the pack early on and wasn’t running fast enough for it anyway. lost 40-50seconds in each of the circles at 3 and at 8, but apart from that i just wasn’t fast enough, finished 5-6 mins down. was running mostly on my own from 6 onwards with 3 or 4 guys behind and was pretty happy to pull that off without too much trouble. great relay on very nice terrain, the same map as yesterday but using nicer areas. Map: http://doma.orienteering.asn.au/show_map.php?user=ev&map=878

Bad start to the day, had a bit of a daylight savings alarm clock failure. didn’t trust my phone to put itself forward automatically. so I put it forward myself last night and turned the auto settings off. long story short, the phone put itself forward twice so i woke up an hour early + the hour for putting the clock forward, (the equivalent of 4.30am). drove into town to pick up some others, no one was in the arranged meeting place when i got there (surprise, surprise) waited 10 mins then got on the phone to jules to blow up at him. he p***ed himself and told me to go back to bed and try again in an hour. swore a bit, drove home, had a power nap and a coffee and tried again with more success the second time. was a little suspicious when i turned on the car radio and got Saturday night deep house instead of breakfast radio.

Moral of the story, never trust a windows phone

http://www.attackpoint.org/viewlog.jsp/user_1451/period-1/enddate-2014-03-30

 

Diamond Hill, Bush Classic 2. Peter Forbes put on a very interesting (and very well attended) event on Diamond Hill last Saturday. The assembly area was a first: it overlooked the Bendigo Lawn Cemetery (some would say that we had a preview of forthcoming attractions!). It was pretty hot and quite prickly in places, but everyone seemed to enjoy their outing. Anyway, the results and a full write up are on the web so read all about it there.

http://www.bendigo-orienteers.com.au/wordpress/?p=641

 

Victorian Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships 2014
Entries for this event are now being taken!

All event information and entry forms are available on the Orienteering Victoria website

www.vicorienteering.asn.au/schools

The championships are open to all secondary school students and will be held on Friday 16th May at Plenty Gorge West, Hawkstowe. All juniors planning on trying out for the Victorian State Team should attend as it is one of the two selection races held in deciding the team to compete at ASOC in WA during the September Holidays.
Deadline for entries is Thursday 1st May.

Peta Whitford, Event organiser

 

Coming Events. Saturday 29 March.
Saturday 5 April. Bendigo Bush Classic 3
Map:
Smith’s Reef, Maldon
Organiser: David Brownridge
Course Setter: David Brownridge
Start: 12.30 pm to 2.00 pm
Courses: Courses 1, 2 and 3 difficult navigation, 4 moderate nav. and 5 easy.
Comment: Smith’s Reef – spur/gully with some old gold mining and a good track network.
Directions: From Bendigo : Travel to Castlemaine and continue on towards Maldon. After about ten kms (very approximate so watch out on the right!) turn right at an O sign at the old Gower School . Then follow O signs to the assembly area.
From Melbourne: travel via the Calder and Pyrenees to Castlemaine, then as above.

Next Bulletin 9 April

 

Race 2 of the Bendigo Bush Orienteering series

Race 2 of the Bendigo Bush Orienteering series was held on Saturday, out the back of the Quarry Hill Golf Course. Course setter, Peter Forbes made good use of the terrain, with courses crossing the road into the Diamond Hill forest.

Toph Naunton, who won the 1st race, had to settle for 2nd place behind Brodie Nankervis from Tasmania, while Bryan Keely, on his return from injury, filled out the top 3. Laurina Neumann had a good battle with Lanita Steer, before pulling away to be fastest women.

On Course 2, it was once again dominated by the younger brigade, with Lachlan Cherry out classing his club mate, Louis Cameron, with Adrian Perry having a one of his better runs for 3rd place. While on Course 3, Warwick Williams showed the young guys, how it is done, only just beating Jimmy Cameron, with Glenn James in the final place.

On the easier course 4, Fergus Selkirk-Bell recorded his first win, holding out Jarrod Martin and Jan Baxter, who filled the other 2 places. It was a Family affair on the easiest course, with the Alston Family taking account of Solomon Cameron, and the consistent Joanne Cherry.

Results can be found on our results page, where you can use Eventor or WinSplits

Jim Russell

Issue 10/14

The weekly e-newsletter of

Bendigo Orienteers Inc.

Issue 10/14: 26 March, 2014

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

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

 Important! If you don’t want to receive the bulletin, or if, at any time, you wish to discontinue receiving it, please advise me by return e-mail and your name will be taken off my list.

 The Black Crow is awarded each year to the club member who is responsible for the most spectacular misadventure of the year.

A new nomination. It was at Fiddlers Green when one of our more senior people started to take the trailer to bits to try and extract the container with the results slips in it that was (seemingly) stuck in the bottom. Someone else came along with (thankfully) a bit more nous and let the trailer tailboard down and just – took them out!!

I’m trying to remember something else about a download unit – what happened there Warwick?

 For those older members of the club, I caught up with Noel Schoknecht last night – he’s still going strong, still very much involved in WA orienteering. He was in Bendigo for a conference.

 Sedgwick.A great event, a good turn-up, great courses – Bendigo Orienteers bringing high quality local events to local people – as we should! Thank you Catherine! It was good to see so many of the people who attended our CATI’s turning up to try out the real thing in real forest on our doorstep — but what pleased me most was the number of families and lots of kids. It is vital that we push ‘reachable’ events after our CATI’s – Sedgwick proved this!

Results.

Organiser : Catherine Creely

1 Course (1): 10 KP 6.6 km ^

 1.     0 Chris Creely              BGV        00:59:56

 2.     0 Leisha Maggs              BGV        01:23:39 +23:43

 3.     0 Colin Walker              BGV        01:25:57 +26:01

 4.     0 Anitra  Dowling           EUV        01:39:51 +39:55

 5.     0 Paul Leicester            BGV        02:03:07 +63:11

 6.     0 Andrew Wallace            BGV        02:24:17 +84:21

2 Course (2): 8 KP 4.6 km ^

 1.     0 Louis Cameron             BGV        00:37:44

 2.     0 Andrew Cameron            BGV        00:44:20 +06:36

 3.     0 Nigel McGuckian           BGV        00:45:31 +07:47

 4.     0 John Wilkinson            BGV        00:49:32 +11:48

 5.     0 Brett Houlden             BGV        01:00:35 +22:51

 6.     0 Stephen Bird              BKV        01:00:50 +23:06

 7.     0 Rob Clark                 BGV        01:04:14 +26:30

 8.     0 Nic Cherry                BGV        01:04:37 +26:53

 9.     0 John Chellew              BGV        01:09:19 +31:35

10.     0 Han Perry                 BGV        01:11:42 +33:58

11.     0 Jenny  Ball               BGV        01:13:37 +35:53

12.     0 Rowan Goffin              BGV        01:27:00 +49:16

        0 Bob Leicester             BKV        DNF     

3 Course (3): 9 KP 3.5 km ^

 1.     0 Peter Forbes              BGV        00:42:20

 2.     0 Jimmy Cameron             BGV        00:49:31 +07:11

 3.     0 Lorraine Leversha         BGV        01:02:47 +20:27

 4.     0 Matt Jackel               BGV        01:09:14 +26:54

 5.    30 Ian  Johnson              BGV        01:25:46 +43:26

 6.     0 Katherine McMillan        BGV        01:27:36 +45:16

        0 Bob Cameron               BGV        DNF     

        0 Vivienne McMillan         BGV        DNF     

        0 Zac McDonald              BGV        DNF     

        0 Terry Gavaghan            QLD        DNF     

4 Course (4): 12 KP 3.5 km ^

 1.     0 Jarrod&Angus  Martin      BGV        00:45:26

 2.     0 Amos Walz                 BGV        00:49:45 +04:19

 3.     0 Shannon&Oliver Martin     BGV        00:49:52 +04:26

 4.     0 Carol Coad                BGV        01:03:43 +18:17

 5.     0 Jason Carter              BGV        01:12:04 +26:38

 6.     0 Roland Cauka              BGV        01:15:42 +30:16

 7.     0 Larelle McDonald          BGV        01:16:49 +31:23

5 Course (5): 13 KP 2.6 km ^

 1.     0 Michelle Alston           BGV        00:30:31

 2.     0 Bowman Family             BGV        00:37:13 +06:42

 3.     0 Solomon Cameron          BGV         00:41:09 +10:38

 4.     0 Family Wigney             BGV        00:41:18 +10:47

 4.     0 Jack Wigney               BGV        00:41:18 +10:47

 6.     0 Heather Robson            BGV        00:58:20 +27:49

 7.     0 Bendigo Hire              BGV        01:00:06 +29:35

 8.     0 Cunningham + Terry        BGV        01:24:13 +53:42

 State Series events. There were two SS events last weekend. The Bendigo people who traveled up went pretty well mostly — full results can be found on Eventor or WinSplits.

A few mentions: Day 1: Course 7W Karina Cherry,: 1st.  Caitlyn Steer 5th Day 2: Course 7W Caitlyn Steer 1st., Karina Cherry 2nd., Course 1M: Chris Naunton 1st.; Course 2M: Lachlan Cherry 3rd. Course 2W: Leisha Maggs 5th.; Course 3M: Don Cherry 3rd.; Course 3W: Louise Hall 4th.;Course 4M: Michael Loughnan 1st.; Course 6W: Judy Fitt: 4th.

 Whispers: Word on the street is that a long time member of the club who used to wear only KT-26 shoes, has taken himself down to Sports Co in the Mall, and bought a pair of Inov-8 X-Talon 212 shoes, just like those on the Club website. 

Heard on the weekend (he was a controller), saying how much grip they had

 JSquad. I will start the separate JSquad e-Bulletin next week.

 Victorian Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships 2014

Entries for this event are now being taken!

All event information and entry forms are available on the Orienteering Victoria website 

The championships are open to all secondary school students and will be held on Friday 16th May atPlenty Gorge West, Hawkstowe. Within each course there are age categories for inexperienced and experienced competitors of varying abilities and ages: All juniors planning on trying out for the Victorian State Team should attend as it is one of the two selection races held in deciding the team to compete at ASOC in WA during the September Holidays.

Deadline for entries is Thursday 1st May.  Peta Whitford, Event organiser

 Coming Events. Saturday 29 March.

Map: Diamond Hill Organiser: Peter Forbes

Course Setter: Peter Forbes  Start: 12.30 pm to 2.00 pm

Comment: Diamond Hill is a wonderful area. It has many pieces of old gold mining and erosion, making it a very interesting place to wander around. The easier courses will be suitable for beginners so come along and taste the forest!

Courses: Courses 1, 2 and 3 difficult navigation, 4 moderate nav. And 5 easy.

Directions: From Bendigo: From the Fountain travel south along Mitchell Street, over the railway bridge. Continue through the traffic lights (where the street becomes Carpenter St.), through the roundabout and past the Cemetery. Ignore the Spring Gully turn off and a couple of hundred metres further on turn right into Paterson Street, then again right into Burnside Street. Look for the assembly area. From Melbourne: travel via the Calder to the centre of Bendigo, then as for Bendigo.

 NOTE THAT IN THE EVENT OF A DAY OF TOTAL FIRE BAN IN THE NORTHERN COUNTRY REGION ANY EVENT SCHEDULED FOR THAT DAY WILL BE CANCELLED.

 Next Bulletin 2 April

Issue 09/14

The weekly e-newsletter of

Bendigo Orienteers Inc.

Issue 09/14: 19 March, 2014

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

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

 Important! If you don’t want to receive the bulletin, or if, at any time, you wish to discontinue receiving it, please advise me by return e-mail and your name will be taken off my list.

The Black Crow is awarded each year to the club member who is responsible for the most spectacular misadventure of the year.

New nomination. This Family (name suppressed), excited to be heading out to their first Orienteering event of the year, get to an intersection where the wife, upon seeing the right indicator, said “Oh, I thought it was in Strathfieldsaye today!” (Opposite direction!) and husband gives a chuckle “Ahh, you got mixed up!” We headed out to Janaway Rd, only to find no O signs, for an event we were 2 weeks early for, and late for the real event in STRATHFIELDSAYE – not only that, then he took wrong turns in Spring Gully, and HE’s supposed to be the expert at directions!!!! Hahahaha!!!! (he claims it to be an alternative route!). (this has to be in the running for the award – even at this early stage. Ed).

I have a couple of others from Fiddlers Green event but I’ll hold them over until next week, but if you see me at an event you could ask me about the fellow who decided to see what the map looked like underneath the clue sheet – he got a bit confused then and took a long time for his course!

JSquad. I will start the separate JSquad e-Bulletin next week.

Noticed at Fiddlers Green: Serryn, one of our elite JSquad sub juniors, sitting with Judy, an older lady and one of our more recent arrivals in the sport, comparing times and route choices for their course. Now, there’s one of the lovely things about orienteering – age doesn’t doesn’t make a lot of difference!

Victorian Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships 2014

Entries for this event are now being taken!All event information and entry forms are available on the Orienteering Victoria website

The championships are open to all secondary school students and will be held on Friday 16th May at Plenty Gorge West, Hawkstowe. Within each course there are age categories for inexperienced and experienced competitors of varying abilities and ages: All juniors planning on trying out for the Victorian State Team should attend as it is one of the two selection races held in deciding the team to compete at ASOC in WA during the September Holidays.
Deadline for entries is
Thursday 1st May.

 Peta Whitford, Event organiser

 Easter Carnival Entries. The late entry period for the Easter 2014 Carnival has commenced and closes on the 21/3/2014 this Saturday.

 Geology and Geomorphology of the Kooyoora area

This is a rare opportunity to spend a day with renowned geomorphologist, Neville Rosengren, to learn about the geological history of some of our local landforms such as Mt Korong, Kooyoora and the Sunday Morning Hills.

Neville will begin the day at the Inglewood Senior Citizens Centre with a presentation on the nature, origin and dynamics of landscapes in the local area. This will be followed by a bus tour where we will visit several sites of geological and geomorphological significance.

 Lunch and transport will be provided. Bring sunscreen, hat, sturdy walking shoes and a water bottle.

 WHEN: Sunday, April 13th, 10am—4pm WHERE:

Inglewood Senior Citizens Centre, 75 Grant St, Inglewood.

 Bookings are essential as numbers are strictly limited.

 RSVP to Kirsten Hutchison by the 1st of April.

 Ph 0459168865 kirstenh@tfn.org.au

Results

Fiddlers Green (74 entries) Eventor or WinSplits

Mt. Baw Baw State Series 1 (111 entries) Eventor or WinSplits

Coming Events. Saturday 22 March.

Map: Sedgwick

Organiser: Catherine Creely

Course Setters: Catherine Creely

Start: 12.30 pm to 2.00 pm

Comment: Sedgwick is one of the best (the best?) spur/gully maps in the state. Catherine sets very good courses and regardless of your length of time in the sport and your fitness there will be one to suit you. The courses will use the north end of the map, the flatter end, but don’t think there won’t be any hills! (Why travel hundreds of kms when you can get your fix 15 minutes away?

Courses: Courses 1, 2 and 3 difficult navigation, 4 moderate nav. And 5 easy.

Directions: From Bendigo: Travel out through Spring Gully and onto the Mandurang Road. Continue past the Mandurang sports ground towards Sedgwick and after about 2 to 3 kms turn left into Story’s Road (O sign), and follow the O signs from there. From Melbourne: travel via the Calder to Elphingstone and exit towards Sedgwick. Continue through Sedgwick towards Bendigo and look for an O sign pointing right on Story’s Road after about 2 to 3 kms, then follow O signs.

NOTE THAT IN THE EVENT OF A DAY OF TOTAL FIRE BAN IN THE NORTHERN COUNTRY REGION ANY EVENT SCHEDULED FOR THAT DAY WILL BE CANCELLED.

 Next Bulletin 26 March

 

 

A great start to the Orienteering Season

A great start to the Orienteering Season with the opening course being set just North of Eaglehawk by Warwick Williams. 74 competitors of all ages and abilities from around the State turned up ready to kick off the weekly Bendigo series.

Chris Naunton has kicked off the start of the season with good form and speed, easily winning the 7.1 km Course 1 from Richard and Ben Goonan who amazingly tied in second place. This follows Chris’s state victory last weekend at Mt Baw Baw.

Youth lead the way in course 2 with Louis Cameron (first) and Lachlan Cherry (third) separated by Rob Lewis, being too fast for the more experienced Don Cherry and John Wilkinson. A fast finishing Darren Enjees couldn’t bridge the gap opened up.

Michael Loughnan continues to improve and stamp his presence in the shorter course 3, accounting for Lawrie Edward and Barry McCrae.

Reuben Cameron made a return in course 4, holding off the very slick Raelee and Serryn Eenjes. (Serryn is currently ranked number 1 in Australia for under 10 girls).

Sally Wigney performed well in course 5, tipping out Joanne Cherry.

Results can be found on our results page, were you can use Eventor or WinSplits

Andrew Cameron