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Emus Online May 2018

Emus Online

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

MT LOFTY AUTUMN BUSH SERIES #2 Sunday 15th April 2018

A great new area, to the West of Redesdale. It was discovered by Rex Niven and mapped by Alex Tarr. The weather was most unpleasant on the Saturday, when we were setting up. However, on the event day, we only had a very small amount of rain, with patches of sunshine.

The event was a great success with over 150 participants thanks in particular to Course setter Rex Niven, Event adviser Russell Bulman and organiser Ron Frederick. The IT team of Geoff Hudson, Rob Edmonds and Don Fell overcame the usual hurdles running new software and the registration team, headed by Laurie Niven handled matters smoothly at the rego tent.

Ron and Rob towed the toilets and club trailer. Rex and Laurie, Ron and Russell, Helen and Rob camped out at the event site and enjoyed dinner at the Redesdale pub over a bottle of Red Dog Shiraz or was that dead dog. That’s how we felt when we settled in for an early night. Another 14 NE members who helped with parking, start, finish, control collection and general pack up.

The area is generally runnable spur gully with isolated rock and some thicker bush in the South, well away from the shorter courses. Rex negotiated with an adjoining land owner to use one of her paddocks for parking. Most participants gave favourable feedback. It was suggested that the area would be suitable for School groups and/ or relays, as it is relatively small and surrounded by open farm land.

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