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Emus Online October 2022

Nillumbik Emus Online October 2022

Covering – The Carnival, upcoming events including the Maxi and the Club Relays

The Australian Championship Carnival is done and dusted. Congratulations to everyone who took part and assisted 0n a job well done, especially considering the weather we experienced in the last month.

Our club, led by Ron Frederick, organised the on the day running of the Australian Middle Distance Champs at Blackwood. And with the weather Gods smiling on us we had a glorious Spring Day.

The map was quite different for gold mining terrain and courses were very challenging. The left over workings form goldmining was very rocky ground. The scale of the map, 1:5000, was most appropriate for showing the intricate details of trenches and erosion gullies.

Well done to course setter (Neil Barr), mapper Fredrik Johansson and Event Advisor (Chris Norwood) and map printing by Jim Russell.

We had lots of club members assisting on the day and the days before which all made the event possible and smoothly run.  

Finish Chute – Blackwood next to the Lerderderg River (photo by David Prentice)

The Maxi is being held on Sunday October 16 at Mt Franklin Gorge

Entries are now open for the teams or individual categories on Eventor. You can choose the 3 hour or 1.5 hour score events in either category. Expect to cover 5-10k in the 1.5 hour and 12-20k in the 3 hour.

We need helpers on the day to help with catering and control collection and packing up. Importantly, we would like a few helpers to assist Lauris Stirling with catering. Please contact Lauris or Rob Edmonds if you can assist.

Derek Morris, Rob Edmonds and Ron Frederick will be placing out controls on the 13th October.

We will set up arena on Saturday arvo’ and camp on site. Feel free to join us.

Club Relays October 23

This event is just calling for your participation. The event is near Heathcote (McIvor Highway).

The information flyer explains all event the details but the dates and start time have not been updated since the event was postponed in June.

Do not pay when entering as the club will pay entry fees in one block. The club treasurer will collect half your entry fee by EFT. The subsidy means that adults pay $10 and juniors $5.

Entry Platform

Ron Frederick is our organiser for club teams.

Please contact Ron by email or 0418 994 841 for an early start if you have an afternoon commitment. First leg runners start is at 10:30am.

Video of mass start at the Australian Relays

Condolences: It is with great sorrow that we pass on our condolences to the Stirling and Edmonds Family for the passing of Ian Stirling and Daniel Edmonds in the past month.

Lincoln Erm sustained a painful injury at the Mt Alexander event last Tuesday. Lincoln slipped and cracked several ribs on a fallen log. He managed to reach first aid and return home with his wife. He will be out of action for a few weeks, and we wish him a speedy recovery.

Trophies for the Australian Champs
Ron preparing for his run in the arena.
Helen surveying the line at the loos

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