A great new area, West of Redesdale. Discovered by Rex Niven and mapped by Alex Tarr.
The event was a great success thanks in particular to : Course setter Rex Niven
Event adviser Russell Bulman and Organiser Ron Frederick.
IT team : Geoff Hudson, Rob Edmonds and Don Fell.
Registration team, headed by Laurie Niven.
Toilet and trailer towers Ron and Rob.
Another 10 or so NE members who helped with parking, pre 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.
Weather 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.
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.
Information Flyer has travel directions
Course setter – David Prentice
Organiser – Laurie Niven
Any questions, call or text Laurie on 0434 291 248
Please contact Laurie if you can assist on the day. Club members to meet at 8:30am
Parking and assembly: Hawkestowe Picnic Area, near the brick and bluestone Le Page Homestead
This will be the first time we have been based in this Picnic Area, and it is the first time Parks Victoria has allowed orienteering access to the Morang Wetlands section of this map, for which we say a big thank you – it’s lovely up there. Come and see!
Four courses available – something for everyone
A Long Hard 6.4 km
B Short Hard 5.0 km
C Moderate 3.7 km
D Easy 2.4 km
Start any time from 10am – 11.30am
OWLs are orienteers or ex-orienteers who meet for an annual mid-week lunch.
Just over two weeks to go! Thursday, 22 March.
Gather from 12.00 noon for a 12.30pm start.
The venue is the Gisborne Peak winery 69 Short Road, Gisborne South.
It’s a great venue – ask anyone who went last year.
Cost: $35 – includes antipasto, pizzas, salad, cake and serve yourself tea and coffee.
Barista coffee and drinks are extra.
Payment is on the day and late cancellations are not an issue.
Just register your attendance with
Laurie Niven – email@example.com
or 0434 291 248 – send her a text or leave her a voice mail.