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Emus Online August 2022

Our next event is the Spring Series at Crocodile Reservoir on our Evenmoore map. Carolyn Layton, fresh from setting her first MelBush event has planned her first bush event courses for this event.

Carolyn admiring the view from the footbridge over the Yarra near Candlebark Park

Ron Frederick is the key organiser on the day and is putting out the call for helpers. As usual, helpers are also encouraged to participate. Geoff Armstrong completed the course checking.

Please contact Ron Frederick President@emuorienteers.com or Robert Edmonds Contact@emuorienteers.com if you are willing and able to assist.

There is free camping at assembly area with basic facilities and it is always very sociable. We are looking for a few to also help on Saturday arvo.

  • The Australian Carnival begins on Grand Final day Saturday September 4 with the Victorian Middle Distance Champs and concludes on October 2 with the Relays.

Our club is involved in organising the Australian Middle Distance Champs on Sunday 25th September. As many club volunteers as possible are needed to help with this event which will be held at Blackwood. Consider booking local accommodation as some (but not all) will be required to be on the job early. You will be able to have a run as well so please enter. There are already more than 400 entries for this event and are expected to be more than double this number.

Please contact Ron Frederick president@emuorienteers.com if you are willing and able to assist.

Entries are now open for whole Carnival and close on August 31. Program

  • Entries are also open for the Maxi which will be held on October 16 on the Mt Franklin Gorge map near Daylesford. Enter a team or go by yourself in this popular score event which has a mass start and a hash house at the finish, all included in the entry fee. Derek Morris is our course planner and Lauris Stirling will be organising the catering.
  • We welcome two new members from the Beard family. Jenny and her son, Isaac joined the club after attending a recent junior squad training weekend.
  • Two of our Juniors made the Victorian Schools team which will compete in the Australian Schools Competition at the Carnival in the Sprint, Long and Relay events. Congratulations to Izzy Greenhalgh (Junior Girls) and Matthew Layton (Junior Boys) for their selection in the State team. Our club will be sponsoring Izzy and Matthew, and other eligible club juniors taking part in the schools’ section of the Carnival.
  • The number of members attending recent events has been impressive. 16 members took part in Sunday’s event at Eppalock, 16 attended the Melbush event near Kangaroo Ground the week before and 17 made the trip to Deadman’s Flat, Fryerstown, the week before that.
  • The August Council Meeting for Orienteering Victoria will be held at 7.30pm on Friday, August 26, via Zoom. Would anyone like to attend on behalf of the club? Please contact the club secretary Rex Niven fortytroutelectronics@optusnet.com.au if you are willing and able to attend.

Vin Maloney Trophy day – August 21  MelbushO at Hawkestowe Park, South Morang

The annual Vin Maloney Trophy competition will be held at the MelbushO Hawkestowe event on August 21, 2022.

No special entry is required – just enter the event as per Eventor entry. NE members will be included in the Vin Maloney competition.

Please pre-enter online so that Don Fell has more time to prepare for the day.

Click on the link to enter. https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/16362

This is a Melbush competition with the winner being the NE member with the fastest age adjusted speed (lowest km rate).

The competition is open to any club member who completes their course which shall be of “Hard” standard for 16+ age groups, and Medium for younger age groups.

Age groups are as per the Victorian Championships.

Handicaps will be published at the event and will be based this year on WMA tables (as also used by Parkrun). There may be an additional adjustment for course length so that someone running Course 3 does not have an advantage over someone the same age running Course 1.

Don Fell is testing the handicaps against past years’ results to compare with previous years’ handicaps which were based on results from Victorian orienteering State Series events.

To be held on the outskirts of Melbourne NE suburbs this event has been selected because of its proximity to most club member residences and the organisation is by another club, meaning no NE members will miss the run due to having to help at the event.


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