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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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Entries now open on Eventor for the SA MTBO Championships to now be held in Kuitpo Forest on Sun 19th October. Entries close on Tues 14th October. The event originally scheduled for 26th Oct in Mt Crawford Forest has been cancelled.

Next Training event to be held on Wed 15th Oct in Mt Crawford Forest (Watts Gully)

Introduction to Orienteering for Juniors (Very Easy & Easy Courses) at Wadmore Park on Wed 8th Oct. Registration by Sun 5th Oct essential.

Two Day Introduction to Orienteering for Juniors (Moderate Courses) in NE Parklands on 11th Oct and Para Wirra on 12th Oct. Registration essential by Wed 8th Oct





SA Middle and Long Championships

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The South Australian Middle and Long Foot Orienteering Championships were held at Twigham and Meridee north of Burra last weekend. Fine sunny weather and overnight camping at Meridee added to the enjoyment of the weekend.

Both events were boosted by some interstate visitors including WOC representatives Rachel Effeney and JWOC representatives Asha and Lanita Steer and Matt Doyle. 

2014 SA Middle Distance Championships at Twigham

97 competitors enjoyed the perfect weather and challenge of the spur and gully, mallee scrub terrain of Twigham for the 2014 SA Middle Distance Championships.  Longer courses included some of the technical areas along the major incised creeks, and extended into the spur gully terrain.

Yalanga Orienteers presented the event, with Gerry Velaitis setting the courses placing controls to test orienteers at a level worthy of a middle distance championship. He was ably supported by Doug Fotheringham and Controller, David Tilbrook. The event was attended by a small contingent of Victorians, who won a disproportionate number of top placings, but we were pleased with their attendance. The event was efficiently run by the relatively small number of Yalangans, a tradition of our club. The event was superbly topped off by a wine and cheese evening around a campfire under a starry night canopy, arranged jointly by the Yalanga and Wallaringa Clubs.

Rob Tucker

All results are here.  Photos of the start and finish areas are below with more photos by Gerry Velaitis here


2014 SA Long Distance Championships at Merridee

 On Sunday morning the Long Distance Championships organised by Wallaringa was held on Merridee, the eastern mallee covered part of which has recently been updated by Adrian Uppill.

Course planner was Andrew Kennedy, who had spent months carefully crafting courses with long legs to challenge the best orienteers. Controller was Gerry Velaitis. 

M21A was won by Simon Uppill, from Bruce Arthur, and W21A by Belinda Lawford, from Rachel Effeney.

Catering was provided by local landowners, the Thomas family, to whom we are very grateful for their allowing us continued access to their land.

Jenny Casanova - Organiser

All Results are here. And lots more photos by Gerry Velaitis here.



Recent News
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
World Orienteering Championships Report Monday, 14 July 2014
Flinders Ranges - Event Report Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Para Wirra Badge Event Sunday, 18 May 2014 A long distance format badge event was held at Para Wirra NP today.
Australian Three Days - Easter 2014 - NSW Wednesday, 23 April 2014 A dominant performance on Days 2 and 3 gave the win in M21E to Simon Uppill, while a 3rd place by Olivia Sprod on Day 3 earned here a place in the Australian JWOC Team.
Australian MTBO Championships being hosted By Orienteering SA Tuesday, 1 April 2014
SNAP Sprint Series wraps up at Belair National Park Saturday, 8 March 2014