Emus Online

Emus Online June 2015

Emus Online

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

Alex Shepherd and Robert Foote are heading over to the USA for the World Police and Fire Games again, from the 24th of June to the 9th of July. They will be competing in the Long and Sprint distance Orienteering events. The long distance event is being held at Fountain Head Regional Park in Virginia, near the Potomac River and the sprint is being held at George Mason University in Fairfax Virginia. Alex is also competing in the darts events.

The games are huge with over 12000 competitors from 70 countries taking part. It sounds like an exciting time will be had. Lenore and Alex will then go onto New York for a few days and then take a cruise to the Caribbean.

Saligari Safari MTBO

Threatening Melbourne skies and weather reports weren’t a good omen for Vic State Series mountain bike event in the same area as the foot event the previous fortnight.

However, there were 56 entries and 10 newcomers for the event an the day turned out really well for the riders. As is often the case, poor weather in Melbourne is not a good predictor of conditions north of the divide. Though we did get caught out just as were nearly finishing with the packing up.

Rob and Helen Edmonds placed the controls out on the Saturday. Work included clearing and sweeping tracks. We stayed the night at Peter and Judy Hill’s place in Castlemaine and arrived back at the assembly area about 7:30 Sunday morning to set up the admin area and the club toilet. Ron Wescott, Judy Hill and Helen Schofield along with Ron Frederick and Joyce Rowlands helped out on the day.

The Saligari paddock was an excellent venue for the event and the tracks were fast and dry leading to some fast times on challenging but from all reports enjoyable courses. We used OV SI and DROC’s SIME equipment for the event.

Comments taken from the Eventor online event survey.

 Always amazed how so much is done by what appears to be so few people
 Good having start, finish and rego all together, good pre- event info
 Loved it. Very enjoyable course on a great area.
 Very well run and great area for foot or MTBO. Congrats to all

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