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  • Last minute news re SA Long Champs:  Start draw.

    Signs will be in place from the Bri Glen camp site (turn left as you exit onto Mallett Rd on Sunday Morning) and as you enter from Wonna Rd (turning East just after Whyte Yarcowie and travelling past the Hiles Lagoon). From the Mallett Rd/ Wonna Rd intersection travel  approx. 200m. Enter at the gate on the right side of the road (signed) and follow travelling North along the track  and then through gate following tapes and signs approximately to the east. (total distance about 3.5km) Please follow parking instructions

    Please be aware that the ground is very rocky.  Wear shoes appropriate for this.

    There will be unmarked animal tracks.  There will be holes in the fences, which can be used for access.  These are mostly marked on the map as breaks in the fence.  You may also be able to cross under the fences at some creek crossings.

    Pre allocated start times have been assigned to all runners in the championship event.  Plan to be at your start at least 5 minutes prior to your allocated time due to the 4 minute start cycle being used.

    There will be a 650m pink taped route to the start for courses 1-10 and a 500m yellow taped route to the start for courses 11-12.

    All starts allocated to course 11 and 12 will be shortly after 10am.  Be ready to walk as a group to your start with a helper. The group will leave from Registration area at 0945.

    Limited entry on the Day is available until 1130 on course 11, 9 and 7 only

    The weather is looking as though it will be fine in the lead up to the event, which means that the track should be nice and easy for vehicle access in to the event assembly area. Please treat the farm track kindly and leave the gates as found. SA Junior team will sell drinks and toasted sandwiches at the Mulga Valley event as a fundraiser.

  • A reminder that entries for the SA Schools Relay Championships are due on Friday 17th Aug. Entry forms are available from the Schools Page
  • SA Champs Weekend 18-19th Aug: Burra. Entries are now closed on Eventor  for the SA Night Championships & SA Long Championships. Limited enter on the day/night courses will be available for both events. Scroll down for preview.
  • Don't forget to put your vote in for the course planners award for Marne Rocks & Pymton. Go to results for links.
  • The MTBO Score event on Saturday Aug 25th is cancelled and will now be available on Sunday Oct 21st run jointly with a foot orienteering event.

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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