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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 at

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.

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