The weekly e-newsletter of
Bendigo Orienteers Inc.
Issue 09/14: 19 March, 2014
Contact (for this publication): Peter J. Creely: email@example.com (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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming Events. Saturday 22 March.
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.
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