Emus Online

Emus Online May 2012

Emus Online

Edited by Robert Edmonds The full edition with pictures can be viewed by clicking on the link above.

Victorian MTBO Champs

The Victorian MTBO Championships were held in the Maryborough and Newstead areas in late April. The sprint and the Middle were held on Saturday and the Long on Sunday. Eureka and Nillumbik Emus staged the events in what proved a very successful weekend. We were blessed with a last burst of autumn sunshine for the entire weekend.

The Long was held in the Sandon State Forest near Newstead, on the new “Saligari Safari” map. The map was named after a local landowner and forest track. In the Long, the courses featured several opportunities to ride across farm paddocks adding to the route choice dilemmas. Ridability varied greatly from eroded single tracks to fast 4WD roads. There were 104 riders with representatives from every Australian state. The race was the final selection trial for Australian team to Hungary. It was great to see a large contingent from Braemar College, competing in the long.

By nillumbik

Member of Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club and Orienteering Victoria
Orienteering Foot, Mountain Bike, Rogaining
Mapping, Course setting, Event organisation, Sporting Schools Orienteering
Members of Carols in the Park, Diamond Creek organising committee