The weekly e-newsletter of
Bendigo Orienteers Inc.
Issue 14/14: 23 April, 2014
Contact (for this publication): Peter J. Creely: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ph. 5443 1975)
Web site: www.bendigo-orienteers.com.au
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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!
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