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Summer Orienteering

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Friday night summer orienteering begins on Friday 15th November at Springfield, the start is in Mitcham Reserve. Old Belair Rd.  Details are here

The series continues through to Mid- December, recommencing in the New Year.  The event areas are a mixture of suburban parks and streets.  Each event has three line courses, the shortest around 2 km for newcomers and younger juniors, with 2 longer courses around 4 and 6 km.  A Scatter courses where you choose the controls to visit is also available. 

The Twilight Series is followed in February 2020 by the 4 event Sprint Series, where shorter courses on more detailed urban maps are used for each event.

Other orienteering activities are also held including Wednesday evening orienteering training.

For all events details see our event calendar page:

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New Foot and Mount Bike Orienteering Permanent Courses at Renmark

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New permanent orienteering courses that can be completed on Foot or on a Mountain Bike, have been opened at Paringa Paddocks, Renmark.

The project to create these courses was instigated by the Visitor Information Centre (VIC) at Renmark and funded by Renmark- Paringa Council. This required the making of a new orienteering map over part of Paringa Wetlands, followed by consultation between OSA and the Visitor Information Centre over course design and the placement of control points. The orienteering courses will enable visitors to explore some generally unseen parts of the wetland including points of historical  interest. Some example control sites are shown below.

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Courses start and finish at the information centre on the riverfront, or alternatively at a second venue at the Lions Park, near the Big 4 Holiday Park. Maps for all courses can be downloaded as PDFs here.

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Form a team for the SA Club Relays

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SA Interclub Relays, Sunday October 20th, Coromandel Valley Primary School

CoroSchoolAll orienteers are invited to come out and run around Coro Primary and Frank Smith Park +/- Blackwood Forest on Sunday October 20th at the club relays hosted by the Southern Arrows, South Australia’s elite orienteering squad.

All you have to do is to form teams of 2 – only one member of the team has to be a current financial member of your club - and let your club secretary know who you want to run with before Oct 14th. So encourage all your friends who haven’t orienteered in a while, to join you in a team. It’s also possible to form teams where nobody is a club member although then your team won’t count towards the interclub trophy.

As was done previously, we have no age limitations and the choices are simply: men’s, women’s and mixed age classes on 4 different courses, which are approximately:

  • 5.5km hard (split into 2 x 2.7 km, each person runs twice)
  • 4.5km moderate/hard  (split into 2 x 2.2km, each person runs twice)
  • 3.5km moderate (split into 2 x 1.7km, each person runs twice)
  • 2km easy – each person runs once only Relay1

So you can pick a course which matches your preference, and which has been expertly planned by our WOC representatives Bridget & Simon! It’s lots of fun, and there will be prizes...for further information as it becomes available, go to: https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/9161

Article by Jenny Casanova

School Relay Championships at Bonython Park

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IMG 3042Thirty six teams from a wide range of public & private primary and secondary schools competed in the SA Schools Relay Championships today at Bonython Park. Weather conditions were perfect in this beautififul location adjoining the River Torrens. Winning schools for the various shields were:

Primary School Girls: Stirling East Primary School

Primary School Boys: Hills Community Christian School

Junior High Girls: Heathfield High School

Junior High Boys: Marryatville High School

Senior High Girls: Heathfield High School

Senior High Boys : Blackfriars Priory School

Click here for full results

Click here for split times on Winsplits (look for the course version on your map A B or C)

Click here for raw splits list which include those who mispunched

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Renmark Orienteering Weekend

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Renmark Orienteering Weekend 7-8 September.

 

Sunday 8th September provided the opportunity to Orienteer on the Crooked Straight map near Renmark, that was used last year for the national championships. The event was organised by Yalanga.

The weather was perfect for the 90 competitors and the courses were worthy of a State Champs set by Peter Mayer with oversight provided by Bob Smith as Controller.

The terrain of a sandy plateau dropping to the flood plain of the River Murray allowed for fast running in places through scattered bush, apart from where the loose sand slowed progress. Careful navigation was required on a map which allowed for many route choices and great competition.

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3 winners

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Rob Tucker

 

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