Woodlands MTBO


Woodlands Summer 75 #3 – Saturday Feb 18, 6 pm

Nillumbik Emus ran the event on a well loved Tuckonie map with the assistance of some TK members. With 53 riders gathered there was plenty of action around the assembly area. The Woodlands map has been updated with the 2 x 4 track system and some newly mapped areas. Keith Wade put a lot of thought into the course planning. Geoff and Schon Hudson set up the registration and results system on the clubs new computers. Geoff has developed a very user friendly and compact system with results going up on a screen and a small but powerful battery storage.

All was going well until John Gavens had a serious fall which required a rescue. Phil Giddings abandoned his course to assist and with another rider Gavin Thomas raised the alarm. Thank you also to Carolyn Cusworth for rendering assistance. Keith and Rob drove out and brought John Gavens back to base. He was driven to hospital but fortunately, though sustaining a badly strained shoulder, suffered no breakages or dislocations, as first feared.

Other club members present were Joyce Rowlands who got a bit lost finding the event site, Jim Glaspole who had a solid ride.,Jeff Hughes who assisted with packing up, Daniel Edmonds and Peter Maloney who collected some controls before dark after solid rides. Helen Edmonds helped put out controls and Ron Frederick helped set up and pack up. Phil collected some controls, getting in just before dark; but one control had to be collected next day. Thanks to Geoff and Schon for fetching it in.

Results of all Summer Series events Here

Woodlands results include Route Gadget

Rob Edmonds

Copperfield Rocks

Don wrote: There were 64 entries at Copperfield Rocks. I was very happy with the turnout as many of our people don’t travel far out of the Williamstown-Yarraville comfort zone.

Navigating my way by car through the streets was one of the worst experiences of my life – comparable to losing contact with the map in the middle of The Cascades!

Fortunately, it was much easier for the competitors on foot.

Anne Robinson wrote: An interesting new map “Copperfield Rocks” in Delahey for the Tuesday Western Summer series. Don Fell’s course setting provided more route choices than obvious at first glance and there were some close finishes and much comparison afterwards. The complex street network with pedestrian and bike access paths was a challenge in some ways but allows the locals to get out and about. Several orienteers commented on the numbers that were in the streets and parks and many gave us a friendly greeting. Not always the case!


Tarrengower Maxi 2015

Maxi Class Results 2015.html

Maxi Splits 2015.html

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

GPS trace of Craig, Bruce, Andrew, Jim and Louise

Queen’s Birthday State Series 7 South German Mine – Maldon State Forest

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.

Results for the City of Maribyrnong “Get Active” Expo participants at Whitten Oval and Footscray Park events, 2014

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.

NE Champion Sue Healy wins double header, October 2013

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.

Nillumbik Emus back-to-back at Victorian Teachers Games, September 2013

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.

Victorian Middle Distance Championships, September 2013

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.

Photos from the champs

Link to event routegadgetImage