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  • Vale Roy Bierton : Sadly Roy passed away on Sunday, 17th of October at age 97 years after a very short illness with pneumonia. Roy was an OHOC member for many years and a Treasurer of OASA prior to the Jennie Bourne era. Although it was at least perhaps 10 years since he orienteered he loved to walk in Belair Park each Saturday morning which he was able to do in early October, having driven himself to the park from his home in Netley.
  • If you are interested in the early history of our association check out the Annual Reports in About Us -> Annual Reports. 1976 has just been added as a digital copy. The late John Williams was president at the time. The association was officially established in 1975.
  • The September edition is the SA Orienteer is now available onlineThe newsletter again covers a wide range of topics and should have something of interest to all readers. Go to About Us -> SA Orienteer.
  • Information about the Christmas 5 Days in NSW is now available on Eventor
  • The September edition of the Australian Orienteer is now available online. Go to About Us -> Australian Orienteer

MapRun Spring Series

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Orienteering SA has organised a special MapRun Spring Series, launching October 17 at Bonython Park, North Adelaide.

The series will cover a variety of terrains from parkland to bush areas, and courses formats across October and November, leading into the Twilight Series. Full details will be available on the OSA Facebook and Instagram channels, and on our Eventor calendar

The MapRun Spring series comprises four events, all listed in Eventor

Sunday October 17th – Bonython Park – Scatter courses – you can pre-order PDF maps for this event if you want to attend at the nominated event time (10 AM to 11:30 AM). Also download the MpaRun app before the event, and add your details.  Instructions will be provided on how to use MapRun.

Sunday October 24th – Sturt Gorge and Blackwood Hills – Longer trail running format line courses in a bush area with many tracks

Sunday October 31st – Anstey Hill = Line courses in a bush area with many paths and interesting historical quarry areas

Sunday November 7th – Adelaide Parklands vising many of the monuments north of the city – Score Courses

For the nominated event dates see our Event Calendar

 

Each event in the MapRun Spring Series will provide courses that can be completed using MapRun; a PDF of the map will also be available for download a few days before the nominal event date to use with MapRun, or if you just want to navigate on a paper map only.  Once you complete a course, MapRun allows you to compare your time against other map-runners.

MapRun6 is a phone app that uses your smartphone for timing and tracking as you go round an orienteering course displayed on your phone screen.  The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or the iPhone App Store

For details on the MapRun phone app  and how to sue MapRun see - https://www.sa.orienteering.asn.au/about-orienteering/new-to-orienteering/mobile-orienteering
 
This site also lists other MapRun courses that can be done anytime.

Also download the series brochure here.

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Double Header Weekend Of Orienteering near Burra

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An enjoyable weekend of orienteering was held in the Burra area on 28-29 August, with orienteers being treated to fast open mallee spur gully terrain for 2 events.

The Saturday afternoon event run by Onkaparinga Hills on Worlds End North featured courses set by Evalin Brautigam,  Orienteers had to negotiate some steeper terrain with complex water courses through to the gentler more subtle terrain in the latter part of the courses.  Results are here, along with a link to WinSplits - https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/11115

And all courses can be viewed on Route Gadget where you can add your own route - http://ospot.xyz/gadget/rg2/#246

WorldsEnd Composite

The 2021 SA Middle-Distance Championships were held on the Sunday morning at Paradise, using a section of the map that had not been used for a long time. It was mostly fast-running terrain, generally mallee, but with large areas of rough open land. Many controls were located on watercourses or erosion gullies. The three longest courses had to cross a ridge system that bisected the map, offering long legs with large-scale route choices.

The event was presented by Tjuringa Orienteers with Aylwin Lim as the course planner, and controller Robin Uppill

Results are here along with a link to WinSplits - https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/11110

All course maps and some of the various routes taken by participants are available on RouteGadget. Participants are encouraged to add their routes (either using GPS or hand-drawn) for others to compare, if they haven't already done so. http://ospot.xyz/gadget/rg2/#245

Paradise Composite

Many photos from both events are on the OSA Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/OrienteeringSA

SA School Relays 2021

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Yesterday 38 teams from primary and secondary schools took part in the annual SA Schools Relay Championships on a new map of the SE Parklands.. It was a very close competition particularly in the primary girls division with Stirling East Primary School winning by 2 seconds to one of the Goodwood Primary School teams.

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Mass start of the Relays. (Photograph by Aylwin Lim )

Shield winners were as follows:

  • Primary School Girls: Stirling East Primary School ( Annabelle Laurie & Avie Mildren)
  • Primary School Boys: Hawthorndene Primary School (Tom Hobbs & Eric Casey)
  • Junior High Girls: Unley High School ( Ella Bruce & Gemma Burley)
  • Junior High Boys: Glenunga International High School ( Duncan Still & Giulio Zuckermann)
  • Senior High Girls Heathfield High School ( Lucy Burley & Ana Penck)
  • Senior High Boys Adelaide High School (Toby Cazzolato & Oscar Johnston)

Full results included leg times are on Eventor
Thanks to all teachers and parents who put the teams together and to all the club members who assisted on the day. Particular thanks to David Tilbrook (Organiser) and Clive Arthur (Course Planner assisted by Marian Arthur). Thanks also to the Dog Obedience Club for making their facilities available.

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June Long Weekend Orienteering near Wilpena, Flinders Ranges

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Three days of orienteering were held in the Wilpena area over the June Long Weekend – the weather was mu8ch kinder than our last foray into this area in October 2020 when the events were held in hotter and in one case very dusty weather.

The Saturday afternoon event run by Onkaparinga Hills was held at Manawarra, where the complex knolls and creeks enable technical Middle Distance style course planning.  The courses set by Evelyn Colwell followed this style well and all course can be seen on Route Gadget. Course 1 below

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Sunday morning OY event was on the Wilpena Spurs map, off the Sacred Canyon Road with National Parks kindly allowing access to the area as this road is closed to the general public.    Courses were set by Phil Hazell with the event run by Tintookies.  Some controls on subtle topographic features added to the challenge to the runners. All course are available on Route Gadget

Monday morning used a start at the northwestern end of the Rawnsley Park map, with event by Tjuringa and courses by first time course planner Phil Hearnden.  The shorter courses were around the bush camping and adjacent areas, whilst longer courses went through the gap in the range returning the same way of having a leg over the ridge line.  All course are in Route Gadget.

For many photos from all days, see the Facebook weekend album here

All results can be found on Eventor or by the links on the Results page.

South Australian Schools Team 2021

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The team to represent South Australia at the upcoming Australian Schools Championships in Tasmania in late September has been announced. Congratulations to all team members.

For information on the championships and for all the events of the Australian Championships week see the event web site.https://aoc2021.tasorienteering.asn.au/

Schools Junior Girls         Schools Junior Boys

Schools Senior Girls        Schools Senior Boys

Southern DartsTraining Events

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For all younger juniors who have enjoyed the after school weekday orienteering events, weekend orienteering training activities are now planned from mid-June.

These activities come under the banner of the Southern Darts Training Squad, and are for the younger juniors who are new to orienteering. As they become more experienced they move to the Junior Arrows. For more information about the Darts - see this page:

https://www.sa.orienteering.asn.au/coaching-training/our-teams-and-squads/southern-darts

Training is sumarised in this flyer

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