The Maxi was held for the first time on the Mt Tarrengower map, Maldon. Derek Morris took the initiative to course set on the Bendigo OC map; a huge 1:10,000, A2 map. The Maldon Netball/Football club rooms gave the organisers a great venue for admin and catering. Late July can be quite cool and this day was no exception. Fortunately the forest was dry and the 82 competitors who set out soon warmed up. Ben Goonan and Craig Feuerherdt had a very close finish, both finishing the entire course of 30 controls, only 8 minutes apart. Congratulations to Thorlene Egerton for her superb effort, scoring 1500 points. Bruce Arthur would almost certainly have finished the course and given Ben and Craig a run for their money had he not had a late start
Alice and Helen Edmonds were the overall winners in the team category as well as the open female class. Patrick Jaffe won the junior male class and Asha Steer was the winning junior female. A pleasing aspect was the number of first timers who took part. Competitors enjoyed hot soups, cakes and fruit after the event, provided by Lauris Stirling and the catering crew. Thank you to everyone who took part and assisted with the running of the event.
Tarrengower.pdf Pictures from the Tarrengower Maxi
Archived Entry: Thursday, 29 January 2015
Archived Entry: Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Night Orienteering “Champs”, Mia Mia
Saturday, 22 November 2014
3 Hour or 90 minutes Mass start at 9:00 PM
Come early and bring your BBQ! (subject to fire restrictions)
- Overnight camping is available at the assembly area
- We’re using control cards for manual punching so you may like to bring a card holder.
- You’ll need a head torch.
- Free soup and refreshments at finish
2 Hour “Morning After” Score Event
Sunday, 23 November 2014
Mass starts at 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM
To enter one or both events, either enter online using Eventor or contact organiser or enter on the day
Entries are due by Wednesday, 19th November.
Organiser: Ron Frederick, 0418 994 841 firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry fees: If you have entered the Night Champs, no further payment is required for the ‘Morning After’ event.
OV Members: $20 adults; $10 juniors; $50 family maximum
Non-members: $30 adults; $15 juniors; $75 family maximum
Travel Directions: From Castlemaine take B180 towards Maryborough and Newstead. 2km after passing through Green Gully and approx 1km before Newstead turn right (north) onto Mia Mia Rd and follow O-signs north to assembly area.
Archived Entry: Tuesday, 10 June 2014
In perfect Orienteering weather 140 competitors enjoyed challenging courses set by Rex Niven. They were a little longer than we are used to, as the forest was nearly totally runnable and not particularly steep. Thanks to our hard working “thin controller”, course advisor Tim Hatley, organiser Ron Frederick and the hard working team of NEV volunteer officials.
Results, Route Gadget and Winsplits may be viewed athttp://www.vicorienteering.asn.au/results/.
Results are also displayed on Eventor.
Archived entry: Sunday, 13 April 2014
The Western Park-Street Series hosted two events for the City of Maribyrnong “Get Active” Expo.
On a wet night at the Whitten Oval 15 keen participants braved the elements at a “Come and Try It” event.
60 minute Run:
1st. The Sneddon group (Robert and Daniel) 60 points
60 minute Walk:
1st. The Butcher group (Tony, Terri, Josh, Emily, Elise) 26 points
40 minute Run:
1st. The Harpur group (Clair, Ava, Peta) 25 points
40 minute Walk:
1st. The Sayers group (Lisa, Ned, Poppy, Tom, Xavier) 21 points
Thanks to Fiona, Ken and Don who worked at the event and to Ed and William for the course setting and BK for use of the map, and to Rick and the City of Maribyrnong for organising the Expo and use of facilities.
And the following Saturday at Footscray Park approx. 50 joined in with the Saturday Series crowd in glorious weather.
Results are listed with the overall Saturday Series results. http://www.vicorienteering.asn.au/gfolder/parkstreet/results/7-sat/event3.html
Thanks to Fiona, Ken and the TK members who worked at the event, to Don for course setting and to Peter and the Tuckonie club for use of the map, and to Rick and the City of Maribyrnong for organising the Expo and use of facilities.
Sue Healy has won both the Australian Long Distance, and Sprint Distance championships over the weekend in Canberra.
The sprint distance was held within the grounds of Canberra Grammar School and had a large contingent of spectators. The areas included a variety of close buildings and narrow passages where the competitor must rely on making quick decisions, as well as more open parkland allowing them to stretch their legs.
The long distance championships were held on a new map at Jerangle south of Captain’s Flat. The area is known for its rolling hills and farmland as well as scattered rocky outcrops.
Competing in the W80 category in both races, Sue was successful in achieving victory twice, and will now be eagerly awaiting Saturday’s Australian Middle Distance Championships at Bungendore NSW.
A number of other NE members competed over the weekend including Geoff Armstrong, Ron Frederick, and Kevin Maloney.
A Nillumbik Emus Orienteer, Rob Fell, took out the Open Men’s title at the Victorian Teachers games. Rob won the 60min score event by completing the course in just over 45min; almost 3min clear of second place.
This year’s competition was held in Ballarat and organised by Eureka Orienteers.
From Mt Clear Secondary college, competitors traversed the logged areas south of Canadian Forest and explored the newer Mt Clear estates.
Last year’s teachers’ games event was won by Robert Edmonds. Rob broke the drought after a run of 5 silver medals, in 2012.
Congratulations again to Nillumbik Emus on another successful staging of a major event. Special thanks go to Rex Niven – course setter, Don Fell – organiser, Ron Frederick -trailer haul and Tim Hatley – course adviser.
A glorious Spring day greeted organisers and the 150+ competitors on the flats of John Culvenor’s property next to Deep Creek.