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Orienteering: An Adventure Based Navigation Sport

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Next event in the City to the Bush Urban Series to be held at Springfield-Waite on Sunday May 29th.  Pre-entry (by Wed 25th May) or Enter on the Day. Courses to suit all. Download Series Flyer: City To The Bush Urban Series 2016.pdf

Introduction to Orienteering (Moderate Courses) at Kuitpo Forest on Sun 5th June. Registration by dusk on 1st June essential.

Orienteering SA Training Day at Kuitpo Forest on Sun 5th June

Set aside the June Long Weekend (11-13th June) for a triple treat of orienteering in the Burra Area. All events within 50km of Burra. Day 1 Merridee South Middle Distance , Day 2 Badge & OY Twigham, Day 3 Mulga Valley.Entries for all events open and close on Tues 7th June. Basic Bush Camping available on Sat & Sun night for gold coin donation (proceeds to Hallet CFS). Click here for information on whole weekend:  BurraCarnivalFlyer2016.pdf

Entries now open for the SA Schools' Orienteering Championships to be held at Woodhouse Activity Centre on Mon 15th August. Primary and secondary students are eligible to enter, through their schools. Entries close on Mon 1st Aug. Note that a signed waiver must be submitted as per request from WAC.



MTBO Series starts in Blackwood Belair Area

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Belair/Blackwood MTBO 3 Hour Score Event 14 May 2016

Course by Kay Haarsma, Organiser Gerry Velaitis

A fine day attracted a number of enter-on-day  riders, in addition to pre-entries,  to sample the delights of Belair park trails and the hills of suburban Blackwood.

To simplify the event, all controls were worth 10 points each, which also helped focus attention on time and efficiency.

 Andrew Slattery took top placing with 5 minutes to spare, and collected all but 2 controls.   Andrew was still speculating afterwards whether he might have been able to collect one of the remaining 2, but, at the time,  erred on the side of caution.   Such is the nature of this event.!

Kudos to Simon and Kristi for taking very their two junior MTBO-ers in tow to some of the steeper track networks in Belair.


Main results: 

Men - Andrew Slattery 230; Bruce Greenhalgh 190; David Couche 180

Women: Zara Soden 170; Jenny Casanova 140; Carolyn Strong 110

Pairs: Neville & Louise George 140; Peter Thorpe & Martin Weishaupt 130

Family: Simon & Kristi Mulvihill +2 = 60

Click here for Full Results

Article by Kay Haarsma

Recent News
MTBO Series starts in Blackwood Belair Area Wednesday, 18 May 2016
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South Australian Orienteers at the Australian Three Days Wednesday, 30 March 2016 The Australian Three Days were held in the ACT over Easter
Orienteering SA AGM at Shepherds Hill Sunday, 20 March 2016
SA Sprint Championships Sunday, 6 March 2016 Challenging courses were set by Steve Cooper at this event
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