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SA Schools Orienteering Championships

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The SA Schools Orienteering Championships was held at Belair National Park on Monday 27th May, on a cool cloudy but fine day.  Approximately 340 students were entered from 16 Primary Schools and 14 Secondary Schools.  Students entered 36 different age classes, with A classes for the more experienced, and B classes for those newer to the sport. Recreational pairs classes were also available to primary school students.

The event was presented by Onkaparinga Hills Orienteering club, with

Course Planners: Adrian and Robin Uppill
Controller: Peter Cutten
Organiser: David Tilbrook

assisted by helpers from OH and all other metropolitan clubs.

The presentations to primary classes were made by Ruhi Afnan representing “Surveying and Mapping SA”, which provided medals for these classes.  Senior class medals were presented by the local state MP Sam Duluk.

The shields were won as follows

John Williams Primary Shield – Woodside PS, with Goodwood and Stirling East PS in 2nd and 3rd places

Brian Wale Secondary Shield – Heathfield HS (first time winners of the shield) with Black Friars Priory School, and Marryatville HS in 2nd and 3rd places.

Thanks to all who participated, all helpers that made the event possible and National Parks for permission to use the park for the event.

Results are here.

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Course for MOpenA and M16A

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Students at the Presentation

 

 

Awards in Western Australia

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Following the Australian Three Day event in WA over Easter last month, several South Australians were rewarded for their efforts in various areas of orienteering.

Three juniors were selected in the Australian team for the Junior World Orienteering Chamspionships to be held in Denmark - Joanna George, Dante Afnan and Angus Haines (also selected in 2018).

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The above 3 can contribute part of their result to our junior and schools team coach Bridget Anderson. Bridget was awarded the Orienteering Australia award for services to coaching.

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Orienteering Highlights in May

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Following are some of the main things happening during May:

  • Help celebrate World Orienteering Day at the Belair Golf Course on Wed May 15th (late afternoon & evening). This is a great opportunity to bring out your family and friends to show them what Orienteering is all about in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Set in the beautiful Belair National Park - only 15 minutes from Adelaide - there will be courses to suit young family's and newcomers as well as those that are experienced.
  • FelixstowWetlandsYalanga Orienteers invite you to explore Felixstow and the Torrens Linear Park  on Sun 26th May. This event offers Foot O and MTBO courses. It starts at the western end of the newly mapped wetlands on the Felixstow Reserve. Entries are now open.

 

 

  • Wallaringa Orienteers invite you to explore the streets & parks of Beaumont on Sun 19th May. Entries are now open.

Article by Ken Thompson updated 12th May

The Paddocks Wrapup

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CaptureThe event at The Paddocks on 1st April was held in ideal (cool but dry) weather for orienteering.

 After a wet night, the weather cleared, and the four courses that Jeffa had set were a great puzzle for those who attended.  The tricky wetlands area, and the new out of bounds area (discovered in the previous week) were fun to negotiate, and Jeffa’s tricky planning had us all thinking hard.

Thanks to Tintookies members who assisted to make this a success for the 52 runners.

The brief AGM was held at 12noon, where we duly elected Rob Tucker as President for another year, along with Andrew Kennedy (Treasurer) to be ably assisted by Brodie Dobson Keefe this year. Erica Diment will continue as Secretary, Robin Uppill as Technical Officer,  Zita Sankauskas as Schools Coordinator, Bridget Anderson as Coaching Coordinator, Olivia Sprod as Publicity Officer and Frank Burden as Newsletter Editor. 

The Orienteering Season is now well underway.

Article by Erica Diment

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