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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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SSSI Sponsors the Australian Schools Championships

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The Surveying and Spatial Science Institute is sponsoring the Australian Schools Championships as part of the Australian Championship Carnival, and this sponsorship is likely to extend to future years. SSSI is the national body representing and supporting spatial science and surveying professionals across Australia. SSSI professional areas include Land Surveying, Spatial Information and Cartography, Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry, Hydrography, Engineering and Mining Surveying, Women in Spatial and Young Professionals in Spatial and Surveying. They provide their members with the platform to support and maximise their skills knowledge and experience.

SSSI is running a Geospatial Information Competition that challenges students to identify an issue in their local area and use geospatial information and technologies to address it. For more details see www.geospatialscience.com.au/competition. Can our students use their orienteering background to address a spatial issue?  Geospatial information is the basis of all orienteering maps.

During the carnival a mapping workshopon Friday 5th Oct will discuss the new geospatial area of LIDAR data in orienteering mapping.

SSSI will give a presentation to the state schools teams during the carnival.

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2018 Australian Championships are almost here!

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With the carnival rapidly approaching, all the main tasks are now almost complete. All the maps are printed, and being sorted ready for each event. 

With 8 events in 9 days, the carnival offers the 900 individual compettors in the carnival , the most diverse terrain for recent Australian Championships. The carnival starts at 12 noon on Saturday 29th September with the Australian Middle Distance Championships at Crooked Straight. The carnival also includes the Australian Schools Championships, the details of the 3 events are in the carnival bulletin, so pelase come and support the schools teams.  Will the local SA team be able to beat the ACT, the winners in 2017?

The event bulletin is now published here.

The start lists are all published under each event on Eventor.

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Kuitpo Forest OY Event - Sunday September 9th

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Location - At Jack's Paddock, 11km SW of Meadows. 3km from Forestry SA HQ along Brookman Road.

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Area is a mix of pine forest and native scrub. Generally undulating, easy running, and with many tracks. Ideal for beginners and families.

Please pay and register on Eventor to get a guaranteed map, a $1 discount, plus a free choccy frog.

Limited EOD is available on all courses. But no discount or frog at the finish.

For event details, course lengths, and location – see Eventor– entries close midnight Wednesday 5th September.

Direction signs from ‘Fingerboard Corner’, 2km West of Meadows.

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