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  • New permanent courses are now open at Oaklands Wetland. Click here for DIY Orienteering
  • Entries for the SA Schools Championships to be held at The Paddocks on Mon 21st May are now open & close on Mon 7th May.
  • Course Planners Award: Voting now open for the Event at Bundy Forest. Go to results

 

Urban to Bush Orienteering Events – Opportunities for bush orienteering in the suburbs

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From late April through May, 4 events are being provided to provide orienteers to try out orienteering in the suburban environment but with a flavour of bush orienteering at some events. At each event, several courses are available, shorter easier courses for the less experienced and longer more challenging courses for the physically fitter or more experienced orienteer. You can complete a course as an individual or in a group, and do at a pace which suits you (run or walk). 

WadmorePark ver8The series begins at Wadmore Park, Athelstone (small map snippet at left) – Black Hill in Athelstone (Sunday April 29th). The second event (Sunday May 6th) at Heathfield includes a detailed map around the Heathfield HS (map snippet below) with a larger map extending to Woorabinda Reserve for the longer courses. A more urban style event is to be held Saturday May 12th at Stonyfell,   The fourth event on Sunday May 20th is in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park. In conjunction with the foot orienteering courses will be a Mountain Bike event. 

At all events, more experienced orienteers will be on hand to assist newcomers and those with less orienteering experience.  Participants can enter at each event, arrive between the designated start period in the event details.  Links to event information are in the event list on the right of this page.

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Starting on foot and bike at an event in 2017.

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Bundy Forest Event wet but well attended

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BundyForestC494 persons participated in this rain-affected event. The weather and some tricky controls posed problems for many.

Click here for all results & links to winsplits, splitsbrowser and route gadget. Voting for the Course Planner Award can also be found here

Don't forget to log in to Eventor & fill in the Event Survey. We would like to know what you think. Include your name if you don't wish to be anonymous or wish a reply.

Photos and video on TJ facebook page.

Article by Aylwin Lim

 

 

Upcoming Event in Bundy Forest

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BUNDY FOREST Sunday 15 April

10km from Gumeracha on Forreston Road. GPS -34.758926, 138.952202

Tjuringa Orienteers presents an event on this rarely used section of Mt Crawford Forest that has been recently updated.

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Mostly open, easy running, pine forest with patches of native bush. Gentle undulating terrain with nice pleasant tracks for beginners and families, and lots of point features for the more advanced orienteers.

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Most of Mt Crawford is now embargoed, and access is forbidden until the National Championships Carnival in October. This is your only chance to practice in classic Mt Crawford terrain before then.

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Click here for more information and to enter.

 

Artticle by Aylwin Lim

First Bush OY at Mack Creek

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Over 100 competitors enjoyed the first bush OY at Mack Creek. The weather, though variable, was mostly kind to competitors and most enjoyed their runs. Some found the terrain challenging. Well done David George for planning such interesting & challenging courses.

Thanks also to others from Tintookies who assisted in any way particularly Barry Wheeler (Organiser) and Bob Smith (Controller)

MackCreekMarch2018The Juniors also had training and the event was a Schools Selection Trial.

Many competitors had their eyes set on the Easter competitions in Tasmania. Good luck to all South Australians.

Article by Fi Pahor

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