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  • The June edition of the SA Orienteer can now be viewed online. The Newsletter includes an update on planning for the Australian Orienteering Carnival and an overview of some of the planned courses. There is also a report on the recent Flinders weekend, and many other articles that should be of interest to readers. The new Newsletter format allowed a YouTube video to be embedded and other web-friendly features to be included. Go to About Us -> SA Orienteer.
  • Don't forget to put your vote in for the course planners award for the Flinders Events. Go to results for links.

Three Days in the Flinders Ranges

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The June long weekend saw SA orienteers, and a few interstate visitors, travel to the Flinders Ranges for 3 days of orienteering. The weekend commenced on Saturday afternoon with a warm-up event on Rawnsley Park station presented by the Southern Arrows. The area is a typical spur gully terrain with complex watercourses, native pines, open areas and rocky ridges.

AMWModerateSunday moved to the Mannawarra – Prelina map, with a long OY event by OH and course planner Craig Colwell.   The area is more subtle spur gully but with many small knolls, native pine cover and open hills, and many watercourses. The area offers fast running, but the opportunity to easily lose map contact as some orienteers found. Low cloud obscuring the distinctive hills early in the event added to the navigational challenge. Craig’s long courses offered a great mix of leg types, with some long legs (as on Course 2 below), combined with more technical sections with short legs especially near the end of the course requiring you to maintain concertation to the end.

The fast terrain was exemplified by Simon Uppill who completed the 15.5 km M21A course in 77 minutes, a running rate of 5 mins/km! Bridget Anderson was fasted on the W21A course – 12.6 km in 96:45 minutes.

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Tyson Hillyard was the course planner for the WA Middle Distance event on the Monday. This was the northern part of the same map, with some overlap in area with the Sunday event allowing the use of the same finish area. The subtle terrain, with some complex areas again offered a technical challenge in the courses set by Tyson. The sun also appeared for the day, with Rawnsley Bluff being a backdrop the event.

All results are available on the Results page. Here you will also find links to Route Gadget where you can view all the courses, and to Winsplits to see where you and others may have made errors.

And don’t forget to vote for the Course Planner of the Year Award at the links here as well.

Below - some juniors enjoying the orienteering.

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World Orienteering Day was mainly in the Dark!

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World Orienteering Day was celebrated in South Australia on May 23rd at Thorndon Park. P1000897The objective was to find as many countries (controls as in  photograph) as possible within 45 mins. PhotoGrid 1527073716348

Visit the site ...explore the world map to find our event and see the map & photographs. Photographs also on our Facebook Page wod logo 160 Each person was assigned a random country and the winners were: 1st New Zealand 3770 points represented by Max Grivell, Phil Hazell, Aylwin Lim and Jacqueline Stephens. 2nd USA 3490 points represented by Joanna George, Peter Kreminski, Harry Waterhouse & David Tilbrook. 3rd Argentina represented by Erica Diment, Abigail George & Adrian Uppill.  Full Results (please note results in a score event are determined by score not time)can now be seen on the results page. 

Article by Ken Thompson

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SA Schools Championships Report

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SchoolsChampsAssemblyThe championships were held at “The Paddocks” Para Hills on Monday May 21.  Yalanga Orienteering Club with the assistance of other clubs hosted this year’s event.

234 students from 28 primary and secondary schools competed over 12 courses. The map terrain was generally flat and comprised sports grounds, tracks, mounds, parklands, wetlands and suburbs. Only the harder courses extended into the suburbs.

The weather conditions were overcast but mild. A southerly breeze became slightly gusty late morning. There was no rain. There was ample parking space for cars and buses.  The veranda of the Para Hills West Soccer Club provided shelter for Registration and the Finish computers. The event went smoothly apart from a marquee upturned by a wind gust.

Competitors used Pcards. This year teachers on registering were handed a pack containing Pcards for distributing to students. Previously these were handed to students at the start. This seemed to work well saving time and labour at the start.SchoolsChampsStart

 The courses were suitably challenging particularly for students who were not regular orienteers. The seven volunteers (“Pink Hats”) out on the courses assisted dis-orientated competitors. The majority of competitors completed their courses and good times were also achieved.

Congratulations to the following place getters.

M10

1.

Ben Marschall

The Heights PS

M10

2.

Orlando Langbein

Woodside PS

M10

3.

Marcus Cazzolato

Goodwood PS

M11A

1.

Nicholas Herbert

Sturt St Community School

M11A

2.

Mitchell Morcom

Woodcroft PS

M11A

3.

Riley O’Shea

Woodside PS

M12A

1

Max Ochota

Goodwood PS

M12A

2

Jay Trowbridge

Stirling East PS

M12A

3

Cameron McLean

Woodside PS

M13A

1

Finn Johnston

Goodwood PS

M13A

2

Alex Hunyh

Burnside PS

M13A

3

Josh Pannell

Pembroke School

M14A

1

Remi Afnan

Concordia College

M14A

2

Oscar Johnston

Adelaide HS

M14A

3

Jayden Bertram

Glenunga International

M15A

1

Max Grivell

Trinity College

M15A

2

Toby Cazzolato

Adelaide HS

M15A

3

Finlay Twining

Glenunga International

M16A

1

Ethan Penck

Heathfield HS

M16A

2

Zar Maclaren

Pembroke School

MOPEN A

1

Rohan Jackson

Pembroke School

W10

1

Lucinda Fogarty

Hawthorndene PS

W10

2

Macy Loy

East Adelaide PS

W10

3

Kiana Batters

Tanunda PS

W11A

1

Emily Philpott

Stirling East PS

W11A

2

Isabelle Austin

Black Forest PS

W11A

3

Amalia Tsalikis

Sturt St Community School

W12A

1

Giselle Draper

St John’s Grammar PC

W12A

2

Yannika Bertram

Goodwood PS

W12A

3

Zoe Anderson

Goodwood PS

W13A

1

Jemima Lloyd

Good Shepherd Lutheran

W13A

2

Charlotte Muffet

Heathfield  HS

W13A

3

Abbie Faulkner

Burnside PS

W14A

1

Ana Penck

Heathfield HS

W14A

2

Lucy Burley

Heathfield HS

W14A

3

Sandra Gong

Pembroke School SC

W15A

1

Erica Norman

St Aloysius College

W15A

2

Holly Selway

Trinity College SC

W15A

3

Anna Wilson

Pembroke School SC

W16A

1

Joanna George

Trinity College SC

W16A

2

Abigail George

Trinity College SC

WOpen A

1

Meredith Norman

St Aloysius College

WOpen A

2

Sarah Lim

Pembroke School SC

WOpen A

3

Olivia Bevelander

Glenunga International

M11B

1

Isaac Jones

East Adelaide PS

M12B

1

Alex Clark

East Adelaide PS

M12B

2

Aiden Hammond

East Adelaide PS

M12B

3

Harrison Sheridan

East Adelaide PS

M13B

1

James Keating

Hawthorndene PS

M13B

2

Jack Palmer

East Adelaide PS

M13B

3

Thomas Riggall

East Adelaide PS

MOpenB

1

Jeremy Patch

Marryatville HS

W11B

1

Maddison Weber

East Adelaide PS

W11B

2

Eliza Pannell

East Adelaide PS

W11B

3

Christina Markou

East Adelaide PS

W12B

1

Holly Burton

East Adelaide PS

W12B

2

Amelia Patrick

Stirling East PS

W13B

1

Isobel Richardson

Marryatville HS

W13B

2

Pip Zdenkowski

Stirling East PS

W13B

3

Tessa Miller

Stirling East PS

W16B

1

Kate Haythorpe

Marryatville HS

W16B

2

Rosie Pagram

Marryatville HS

W16B

3

Imogen Longmire

Marryatville HS

M11 PAIRS

1

Declan/Kayden Lovell/Meldrum-Graetz

Woodside PS

M11 PAIRS

2

Sylvie/Liam Ochota/Mellow

Woodside PS

M11 PAIRS

3

Ryan/Morgan Sutton/Burroughes

Woodside PS

M13 PAIRS

1

Josh/Caleb Armstrong/Mlikota

Woodside PS

M13 PAIRS

2

Isaiah/Maksim Korcz/Mclean

Hawthorndene PS

W11 PAIRS

1

Zara/Leah Pelham/Hunyh

Burnside PS

W11 PAIRS

2

Lucy/Imogen Parkes/Richmond

Hawthorndene PS

W11 PAIRS

3

Sophie/Evie Steer/Cant

Hawthorndene PS

W13 PAIRS

1

Daisy/Jazmine Trim/Egan

Burnside PS

W13 PAIRS

2

Matilda/Lara Fogarty/Higgins

Hawthorndene PS

W13 PAIRS

3

Grace/Tahlia Jennings/Keegan

Hawthorndene PS

SchoolsChampsComputingTeamCongratulations to the schools that were the place getters for the two shields. Woodside and Goodwood Primary schools jointly won the Primary Schools Williams Shield.  East Adelaide PS came 2nd  and Stirling East PS came 3rd.SchoolsChampsPresentation

The Brian Wales shield was won by Pembroke School. Trinity College was 2nd  and Heathfield HS 3rd.

For full results click here

Article by Doug Fotheringham Event Organiser Yalanga Orienteers

Winter Orienteering - Training, Coaching and the Flinders Ranges

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Over the next few months, a range of training and coaching opportunities are run by Orienteering SA. Some of these have a junior focus, others are for all ages.

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For details of the immediately upcoming events, and our competitive events, see the event list at the right of this page. For a more extended program – go to Eventor.

Our competitive event program takes advantage of the June long weekend with 3 events near Wilpena Pound.

Saturday 9th June PM – Rawnsley Park – event to get you warmed up

Sunday 10th June AM – Manawarra OY event – with long distance courses

Monday 11th June AM – Manawarra Middle Distance event

Pre-entry for the above events is preferred – not all courses may be available for enter on the day.

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