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Orienteering: An Adventure Based Navigation Sport

 Orienteering in South Australian is managed by Orienteering SA. Orienteering is a sport in which participants navigate to complete a course using a map & compass.   READ or  SUBSCRIBE to ENEWS.

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Next Summer Twilight Series event on Friday 30th Jan at Marino - Kingston Park.

Pre Entry now open first SNAP Sprint Series event on Fri 6th Feb at Adelaide University & close on Wed 4th Feb. Pre enter whole series & get 50% off last event. Enter on the day also available.

Pre entry now open for SA Sprint Championships at Woodhouse Scout Camp Sunday March 1st: http://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/2304

Introduction to Orienteering for Juniors (Very Easy & Easy Group & Moderate Group) at South Parklands on Sun 15th Feb. Registration by dusk on 11th Feb essential.

Introduction to Orienteering (Moderate Courses) for Juniors...registration by dusk on 18th Feb essential and General Orienteering SA Training Day for All at Para Wirra on Sun 22nd Feb.

Entries are now open for the Easter 3 Day Carnival (3rd - 6th April 2015 normal entries close on 1st March) together with the MTBO & Foot O Score in Mt Crawford Forest (Sat 11th April Entries close 31st March 2015)  and Badge event at Pewsey Vale (Sun 12th April Entries close 13th March 2015) on the following weekend.  Please read the entry instructions before going to Eventor. It is particularly important that non elites entering the 3 days click on Races All when selecting your class and de-select the Elite Prologue. If you don't you will pay much more than necessary!

Applications and renewals of Club Membership & Casual Registration are now open for 2015. Families with primary age children (R-7 in 2015) are invited to apply for a Sport Voucher to considerably reduce or eliminate membership fees. It can be used to reduce family membership fees. This is a State Government inititive introduced for 2015 to encourage young people to become involved in competitive sport



World Cup and Oceania Championships Wrap Up

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

The Oceania Championships and World Cup Events were held in Tasmania in early January.  South Australians running in the World Cup were Bridget Anderson and Simon Uppill for Australia and Lauren Gillis for Ireland.  Belinda Lawford who has been resident in SA for the last 2 years was also running for Australia.  For all the results  - see the carnival results web page - http://oceania2015.com/eventor/oceania-wc-results/.  Maps can be seen at this page - http://oceania2015.com/world-cup-live/

The World Cup events comprised a Sprint Qualifying in Cataract Gorge at Launceston followed by a final at the University of Tasmania.  Sweden and Switzerland dominated the placegetters with Tove Alexandersson of Sweden winning the first of her 3 first placings for the week.  Rachael Effeney and Julian Dent (18th) were the best placed Australians, with Simon 10 seconds behind Julian in 21st.  The Oceania Sprint followed the World Cup, with first placings to Will Kennedy (M20), Paul Hoopmann (M65), Robin Uppill (W60), Jane Fuller (W35AS), Sandra Afnan (WOpenB). 

Simon Uppill starts the Sprint Qualifier with Magne Daehli of Denmark

The Oceania Relays followed with several South Australians running, one of the tightest finishes was between Paul Hoopmann (in the Australian team) and Adrian Uppill (in a composite team) for 2nd and 3rd place.

Adrian Uppill tries to chase down Paul Hoopmann in the relays

The next 2 events were the Oceania Middle, and the Aus-NZ Schools Relay (NZ won 3 of the 4 races) and Public Race 3, and then on the Thursday Coles Bay hosted the World Cup Middle Distance event, Aus-NZ Schools Individual and Public Race 4.  The area was a complex granite map with significant areas of slow run, and many World Cup competitors made some errors.  Bridget Anderson had a steady run to finish 31st, with Lauren Gillis one place behind, whilst Simon having caught Julian Dent who started 2 minutes prior, ran with Julian for much of the race and they both made some errors.  Simon was 23rd, one second behind the Robbie Preston as the best Australian.

Bridget Anderson - concentrating on the run through in the Middle Distance

The last 2 events were the World Cup Long Distance and the Oceania Long Distance, held on Transit Flat west of St Helens.  The men’s and women’s courses both featured a long leg early in the course (3.8 km for the men) and a spectator run through.  Simon did well on the long leg (16th) but a couple of small errors and fading slightly towards the end saw him finish 23rd overall.  Bridget was 32nd.   Julian Dent and Hanny Allston were the best for Australia and Oceania giving then a start in the World Championships Long Distance event in addition to the 2 places already assigned to Australia.  Again Sweden and Switzerland took at the placings.

The Oceania Long distance on the same area the following day was the final event of this carnival, although a few South Australians stayed on in Tasmania for the 6 events of the Hobart Shorts.

Those of us who participated appreciate the great efforts by Tasmania to stage the events, and as well as enjoying competing, also enjoyed watching the World Cup events.

For a look at the long legs on the Long Distance courses - 

World Cup Long Distance Course Map Men - Transit-Flats-WC-Long-Mens.pdf
World Cup Long Distance Course Map Women - Transit-Flats-WC-Long-Womens.pdf

For a more comprehensive report on the Australian team at the World Cup see the Orienteering Australia News Item - http://www.orienteering.asn.au/featured/world-cup-wrap-up-australian-team-finishes-strongly-at-long-distance/

Recent News
World Cup and Oceania Championships Wrap Up Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Kidman Park Event a success in spite of rain Friday, 9 January 2015
Australian Three Days - Early Bird Entry Closing Soon Wednesday, 17 December 2014 The early bird entry for the Australian Three Days closes on Dec 31st
Orienteering SA Presentation Night Saturday, 22 November 2014 The OSA Presentation Night was held Friday 21st November
Australian Three Days 2015 - Entries Open Wednesday, 22 October 2014 The Australian Three Days are to be held in SA at Easter next year. Entries are now open.
Australian Championships WA Friday, 3 October 2014 The various Australian Championship disciplines and the Australian Schools Championships are being held in WA this week
SA Middle and Long Championships Wednesday, 17 September 2014
SA Club Relays at Moon Rocks Sunday, 24 August 2014
SA Schools Championships Monday, 4 August 2014 The SA Schools Championships were held on Aug 4th at Belair National Park
Report on EPC & OY at Salt Creek Monday, 21 July 2014