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Emus Online February 2023

The featured image was taken on a Derby MTB trail.

  • Congratulations to Ron Frederick on being awarded an OAM in the Australia Day Honours.
  • Orienteering is heating up with Summer Series events finals not far off and bush events getting under way. The Maxi is a good event to get started.
  • Welcome to new club members Hamish Bassett and Bernadette Murray also, Laurel Johnson who is about to join.
  • Rex Niven has been in the Box Hill hospital for 8 days. We wish him a speedy recovery.
  • Dorothy Adrian today is keen to hear from anyone who can give her a ride to events.
  • Mark Baxter and Ron Frederick enjoyed the Christmas 5 Day in the Southern Highlands of NSW.
  • The Carberry’s – John, Leone and Goy and Rob and Helen Edmonds competed in the Oceania Series near St Helens in Tasmania in January.
  • Rob and Helen stayed on in Tassie for other adventures which included camping at Bruny Island, Mt Field NP and Cradle Mountain, lots of walking at places like Cradle Mountain, Blue Tiers, Cape Hauy, Labillardiere Peninsula, the Adventure Bay Sea cliffs, Tarn Shelf and Wineglass Bay, riding the Scottsdale to Billycock Hill Rail Trail, Maria Island, Derby and St Helens MTB Parks and MONA.
Camping at Pyengana for the Oceania Champs
Goy and Leone prepare for the Middle Distance Oceania Champs at the Argonaut, St Helens
Scottsdale to Billycock Hill Rail Trail
Helen on Cradle Mountain with Barnes Bluff in background
Above Halls Falls, Groom River, Beautiful place for a cool dip

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Upcoming Events organised by Nillumbik Emus

Feb 15   Wednesday Summer Series, Quamby

Feb 16   Thursday Day Summer Series, Heidelberg Heights

Feb 18   BikeO-75 Templestowe Trails MTBO, starting at Eltham Lower Park

Feb 28   Tuesday Summer Series, Altona Mound

Mar 2    Thursday Day Summer Series, Templestowe Trails P&S, starting at Petty’s Reserve

Mar 9    Thursday Day Summer Series, Ruffey Lake

Mar 19 Maxi Mt Franklin Gorge, Guildford

Mar 27  Monday Summer Series, Riviera

Mar 29 Wednesday Summer Series, Tunstall Junction

April 2nd Ballarat: The Victorian Relays will be organised by the Eureka Club. Club members are encouraged to take part in teams of three.

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