Issue 04/14

The weekly e-newsletter of

Bendigo Orienteers Inc.

Issue 04/14: 5 February, 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.

Possible CANCELLATION of Breakfast event again!

We cancelled the Breakfast event for the 2 Feb and rescheduled it for the 9th February, same time and place. Note that a Day of Total Fire Ban in the Northern Country Region will again cancel the event, and as I write this the forecast isn’t looking very good for that weekend. Please check the weather forecast closer to the time. Depending on how much notice we get I will try and get a bulletin out.

 From the VOA e-News: Silva have launched a new compass. “The new compasses’ characteristics include increased transparency, a better thumb grip and a smaller capsule that reduces the risk of bubbles. One of the models also has turnable housing, something that Silva identified as being desired by the target group. Silva is also launching an updated magnifier that is compatible with both left-hand and right-hand models.”
http://silva.se/silva-world/silva-launches-new-race-compasses

 From Jim: 4: In the minutes, there is a discussion about Permanent courses. There are 2 currently around Bendigo. If anyone wants to help in their up keep, please let us know. We would also like ideas from you if we should have another permanent course, maybe a MOBO format, or Hittaut type from Sweden.

 Inov-8’s (O shoes) are currently being stocked in Bendigo by Sports Co, you will get a discount if you mention the Club. They don’t stock Talon 212’s, but will get them in for you. Saying, that, there is a pair of 212’s there at the moment, too small for me, but they may fit you.

 A request: From our Secretary: ‘Ben Goonan, one of our members, has received this request concerning pine trees on Mount Alexander and has asked me to forward it to all our members. Mount Alexander is an area that we have orienteered on for many years and was also the site of Day 2 of Easter in 2013.Please think about his request and get in touch with him if you may be able to help or if you would like more details.

Ben’s email is bengoonan@hotmail.com

 I have been asked by the Landcare facilitator for the Mount Alexander shire if any Bendigo Orienteers would be interested in volunteering some time to help map Pine trees on Mt Alexander. The shire has a project removing Pine trees and need some more information about where they are. They held an event last year that 60 people attended for a weekend cutting out Pine trees. The organiser thought of asking orienteers because we are fit (some of us! Ed.) and can navigate? They have offered a free barbeque lunch as an incentive. Dates and other details are yet to be finalised but possibly some time in March so this is a call for expressions on interest. Anybody interested, or who wants to know more, can contact me.

From Ben Goonan

 AGM: the AGM, will now be held on Tuesday 4 March at Latrobe University Bendigo Athletic Centre (LUBAC), Retreat Road Flora Hill. More details later.

 Easter 2014. From Orienteering Australia e-News. The Easter Carnival happens in NSW this year, taking place from 18 April to 26 April, taking in the best of Lithgow terrain, including the beautiful area ‘Gardens of Stone’. As well as top quality competition there are also other challenges to undertaken – the Hist’o’ry O challenge, the Selfies Challenge and for M21AS, the return of ‘The Sledge’.

Easter Carnival 2014 – Standard entries open to 14th March

Coming Events.Sunday 9 February, 2014. Chicken and Champagne Breakfast event.

Map: Kangaroo Gully
Start times: Assembly at 7.00 am for a 7.30 mass start

Course Setter: Chris Creely
Comments: This will be a one hour Score format. The terrain is spur/gully with erosion and old mining, and a good track network. I have been assured that the course will not be too technical so come out and enjoy Bendigo bush on what is sure to be a beautiful summer morning (let’s hope not too warm!). Anyone coming along will have to visit at least three controls to be eligible for breakfast! There will be plenty of orange juice and water as well as champagne.

Bring a chair for the meeting.

Entry: On the day.
Directions from Bendigo: travel out Carpenter Street and swing left onto Spring Gully Rd. just past the cemetery. Continue for about 1 km and turn right into Burns Street. Continue to where Burns St. tee intersects with Diamond Hill Road and turn left. Continue on DH Rd. to the tee intersection with Kangaroo Gully Road and turn left. Look for start after approx. 400 metres. We have used this start area a lot; it’s got good parking and easy to get to.

 Preliminary notice

2014 BendiGo “Getting into Autumn” ToDay
Dates: Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th February
Format: Saturday, Sprint,
Map: Latrobe Uni – Bendigo
Scale: 1:4,000, 5m contours
Start times: 6.30pm-7.00pm, 1 min start interval
Courses close 7.30pm

Format: Sunday, Hagaby,
Map: One Tree Hill (Uses same assembly area as Saturday)
Scale: 1:10,000, 5m contours
Start time: 8.00am, mass start
Courses close 10.00am
More Info: http://www.bendigo-orienteers.com.au
Enter Online: Use Eventor Both Days http://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/1406
Normal Entries close, 12th Feb, 2014
Course 1 & 2, Saturday only, $8, Sunday only, $10, both days $16
Course 3, Saturday only, $6, Sunday only, $8, both days $12

Directions: From the centre of Bendigo (Shamrock Hotel) travel south east on Williamson Street. You will go through one set of traffic lights, cross the railway line, cross the creek and come to a large roundabout. Continue roughly SE and follow signs towards Strathfieldsaye. Approx. a kilometre on from the roundabout you will come to the Edwards Rd. traffic lights (Strath Village and signs to Latrobe Uni). Turn right into Edwards Road and continue to Latrobe University. Go through the roundabout and look for O signs on the right. From Melbourne/Castlemaine travel to Bendigo and then as above.

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

 Next Bulletin 12 February

Breakfast event 2014 again cancelled!

Our Breakfast event for the 9 Feb has again been cancelled. Professional advice has indicated that it is highly likely that there will be a TFB for Sunday even though a change will be moving through early that morning.

I’m sorry about this but that’s our Summer. I am working on rescheduling the event (with breakky) to later, say early March or whenever would be a good time.

PeterC

Issue 03/14

The weekly e-newsletter of

Bendigo Orienteers Inc.

Issue 03/14: 29 January, 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.

NOTE CANCELLATION!

We have cancelled the Breakfast event due next Sunday, 2 Feb. The forecast of consecutive days above 40 degrees for the weekend does not look good, so rather than leave it until the last minute and panic when it’s declared a TFB, we decided to get in early. If it turns out not as bad as forecast – that’s life! The event has been rescheduled for the 9th February, same time and place, and still includes Breakky.

AGM: Because of the cancellation of the Breakky event, it means that we must also reschedule the AGM, now to be held on Tuesday 4 March at Latrobe Uni Bendigo Athletic Centre (LUBAC), Retreat Road Flora Hill. More details later.

Note that a Day of Total Fire Ban in the Northern Country Region will again cancel the event, so keep your fingers crossed for milder weather for the 9th.

Coming Events.

Sunday 9 February, 2014. Chicken and Champagne Breakfast event.

Map: Kangaroo Gully
Start times: Assembly at 7.00 am for a 7.30 mass start

Course Setter: Chris Creely
Comments: This will be a one hour Score format. The terrain is spur/gully with erosion and old mining, and a good track network. I have been assured that the course will not be too technical so come out and enjoy Bendigo bush on what is sure to be a beautiful summer morning (let’s hope not too warm!). Anyone coming along will have to visit at least three controls to be eligible for breakfast! There will be plenty of orange juice and water as well as champagne.

Bring a chair for the meeting.

Entry: On the day.
Directions from Bendigo: travel out Carpenter Street and swing left onto Spring Gully Rd. just past the cemetery. Continue for about 1 km and turn right into Burns Street. Continue to where Burns St. tee intersects with Diamond Hill Road and turn left. Continue on DH Rd. to the tee intersection with Kangaroo Gully Road and turn left. Look for start after approx. 400 metres. We have used this start area a lot; it’s got good parking and easy to get to.

 Preliminary notice

2014 BendiGo “Getting into Autumn” ToDay
Dates: Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th February
Format: Saturday, Sprint,
Map: Latrobe Uni – Bendigo
Scale: 1:4,000, 5m contours
Start times: 6.30pm-7.00pm, 1 min start interval
Courses close 7.30pm

Format: Sunday, Hagaby,
Map: One Tree Hill (Uses same assembly area as Saturday)
Scale: 1:10,000, 5m contours
Start time: 8.00am, mass start
Courses close 10.00am
More Info:  http://www.bendigo-orienteers.com.au
Enter Online: Use Eventor Both Days  http://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/1406
Normal Entries close, 12th Feb, 2014
Course 1 & 2, Saturday only, $8, Sunday only, $10, both days $16
Course 3, Saturday only, $6, Sunday only, $8, both days $12

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

 Next Bulletin 30 February

Chicken and Champagne event resheduled

Taking into account the expected consecutive days above 40 degrees over the weekend, Bendigo Orienteers have decided to CANCEL the Chicken and Champagne event that was scheduled for this weekend, 2nd of February.

The event has been rescheduled for the 9th February, same time and place.

Issue 02/14

The weekly e-newsletter of Bendigo Orienteers Inc.

Issue 02/14: 24 January, 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

Web page. Note that you can now read the Bulletin on our web page thanks to some magic wrought by Louise!

There will not be a separate JSquad e-Bulletin this week, but I have a small note for you to put on your calendar: We have Newcomers CATI events on the 1st. and 8th. March, and it would be good if some of our JSquad members could come out and help welcome some Newcomers to the Bush (as they so ably did last year at Rocky Rises). I’ll have more details in forthcoming Bulletins.

A couple of things as 2014 moves in on us: Don’t forget the opening event for the year – details below. And, almost as important, the Club’s Annual Meeting that follows it. It usually doesn’t take very long, so try and be there for it, and give some serious thought to taking on some sort of role. It’s your Club, and it’s your efforts that will decide where the club goes in 2014.

You should have the newssheet from Jim that came out 22 Jan. A few comments:

1. Our first monthly meeting for 2014 on Tuesday 28 Jan – please try and get there, it’s a friendly atmosphere and the room is usually air conditioned. Jim runs a good meeting!

2. Chicken and Champagne event: This is what it was called when I started it about 25 years ago; I thought I’d resurrect it – so, it’s an old bloke’s whim (and maybe even the start of the old bloke’s journey to his second childhood!)

3. The AGM – Jim says it well – read and take notice! Please be there and be part of the Club in 2014. Read Jim’s newssheet.

The first ever meeting of Bendigo Orienteers (although it wasn’t called that then) was held on 7 February, 1977 (so we are 37 years old). Some of the people who were at that meeting are still actively working for the club today!

Note that a Day of Total Fire Ban in the Northern Country Region will cancel the event.

Sunday 2 February, 2014. Chicken and Champagne Breakfast event.

Followed by the Annual General Meeting.

Map: Kangaroo Gully
Start times: Assembly at 7.00 am for a 7.30 mass start

Course Setter: Chris Creely
Comments: This will be a one hour Score format. The terrain is spur/gully with erosion and old mining, and a good track network. I have been assured that the course will not be too technical so come out and enjoy Bendigo bush on what is sure to be a beautiful summer morning. Anyone coming along will have to visit at least three controls to be eligible for breakfast! There will be plenty of orange juice and water as well as champagne.

Bring a chair for the meeting.

Entry: On the day.
Directions from Bendigo: travel out Carpenter Street and swing left onto Spring Gully Rd. just past the cemetery. Continue for about 1 km and turn right into Burns Street. Continue to where Burns St. tee intersects with Diamond Hill Road and turn left. Continue on DH Rd. to the tee intersection with Kangaroo Gully Road and turn left. Look for start after approx. 400 metres. We have used this start area a lot; it’s got good parking and easy to get to.

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

Next Bulletin 30 January

Chicken and Champagne Breakfast event

Sunday 2 February, 2014. Chicken and Champagne Breakfast event.

Followed by the Annual General Meeting.

Map: Kangaroo Gully
Start times: Assembly at 7.00 am for a 7.30 mass start

Course Setter: Chris Creely
Comments: This will be a one hour Score format. The terrain is spur/gully with erosion and old mining, and a good track network. I have been assured that the course will not be too technical so come out and enjoy Bendigo bush on what is sure to be a beautiful summer morning. Anyone coming along will have to visit at least three controls to be eligible for breakfast! There will be orange juice and water as well as champagne.

Bring a chair for the meeting.

Entry: On the day.
Directions from Bendigo: travel out Carpenter Street and swing left onto Spring Gully Rd. just past the cemetery. Continue for about 1 km and turn right into Burns Street. Continue to where Burns St. tee intersects with Diamond Hill Road and turn left. Continue on DH Rd. to the tee intersection with Kangaroo Gully Road and turn left. Look for start after approx. 400 metres. We have used this start area a lot.

 

NOTE THAT IN THE EVENT OF A DAY OF TOTAL FIRE BAN IN THE NORTHEREN COUNTRY REGION THE EVENT WILL BE CANCELLED.

Successful day at State Relays

There were originally 4 teams entered for the State Relays at Plenty River Gorge, but after a couple of injuries, 3 teams took off from the start

All 3 teams placed in the top 2 of their category. Dave, James and Toph won Course 1, Laurina, Warwick and Jim came 2nd in Course 2, and Andrew Cameron, Mark Hennessey, and Jimmy won Course 3

RESULTS

Results – Rocky Rises

Course 1
Nigel McGuckian 36:23
Paul Leicester 37:53
Warwick Davis 39:06
John Wilkinson 39:56
Rob Clark 48:10
Charles Brownridge 57:02
Andrew Wallace 66:05
Jenny Ball 91:45
Des Claxton 104:50
 
Course 2
Lawrie Edward 28:57
Terry Davidson 30:21
Rowan Goffin 32:57
Peter Forbes 35:49
Katherine McMillan 36:34
Harm Van Rees 38:28
Vivienne McMillan 45:09
Michael Brench 53:17
Mark Webster 54:86
Steven Brench 55:30
Lorraine Leversha 57:33
Nola Juniper 57:33
Zac McDonald 57:54
Henry Cameron 80:20
 
Course 3
Jason Carter 37:09
Katie Wilson 44:19
Ian Johnson 47:47
Bob Leicester 60:32
Anne Jackman 69:26
Annie Claxton 95:58
 
Course 4
Judy Fitt 19:56
Kaye McGregor 37:23