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  • Last minute news re SA Long Champs:  Start draw.

    Signs will be in place from the Bri Glen camp site (turn left as you exit onto Mallett Rd on Sunday Morning) and as you enter from Wonna Rd (turning East just after Whyte Yarcowie and travelling past the Hiles Lagoon). From the Mallett Rd/ Wonna Rd intersection travel  approx. 200m. Enter at the gate on the right side of the road (signed) and follow travelling North along the track  and then through gate following tapes and signs approximately to the east. (total distance about 3.5km) Please follow parking instructions

    Please be aware that the ground is very rocky.  Wear shoes appropriate for this.

    There will be unmarked animal tracks.  There will be holes in the fences, which can be used for access.  These are mostly marked on the map as breaks in the fence.  You may also be able to cross under the fences at some creek crossings.

    Pre allocated start times have been assigned to all runners in the championship event.  Plan to be at your start at least 5 minutes prior to your allocated time due to the 4 minute start cycle being used.

    There will be a 650m pink taped route to the start for courses 1-10 and a 500m yellow taped route to the start for courses 11-12.

    All starts allocated to course 11 and 12 will be shortly after 10am.  Be ready to walk as a group to your start with a helper. The group will leave from Registration area at 0945.

    Limited entry on the Day is available until 1130 on course 11, 9 and 7 only

    The weather is looking as though it will be fine in the lead up to the event, which means that the track should be nice and easy for vehicle access in to the event assembly area. Please treat the farm track kindly and leave the gates as found. SA Junior team will sell drinks and toasted sandwiches at the Mulga Valley event as a fundraiser.

  • A reminder that entries for the SA Schools Relay Championships are due on Friday 17th Aug. Entry forms are available from the Schools Page
  • SA Champs Weekend 18-19th Aug: Burra. Entries are now closed on Eventor  for the SA Night Championships & SA Long Championships. Limited enter on the day/night courses will be available for both events. Scroll down for preview.
  • Don't forget to put your vote in for the course planners award for Marne Rocks & Pymton. Go to results for links.
  • The MTBO Score event on Saturday Aug 25th is cancelled and will now be available on Sunday Oct 21st run jointly with a foot orienteering event.

Club Relays at Moon Rocks - Preview

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SA Interclub Relays, Sunday August 26th, Moon Rocks

All orienteers are invited to come out and run around Moon Rocks between Tungkillo and Palmer on Sunday August 26th 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. It’s also possible to form teams where nobody is a club member (enquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) although then your team won’t count towards the interclub trophy.

As was done last year, we have removed any age limits and the choices are simply: men’s, women’s and mixed age classes on 4 different courses, which are approximately:

·         6km hard (split into 2 x 3.2km)

·         4.5km moderate/hard  (split into 2 x 2.3km)

·         4km moderate (split into 2 x 1.9km)

·         2km easy – each person runs once only

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/6780

And from the last time the relays were at Moon Rocks:

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Marne Rocks Review

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Marne Rocks middle distance OY event.

DSC09068 resizeDespite the forecast of nasty weather, the weather held off and Marne Rocks surprisingly sparkled with sunshine on Sunday morning, although unbeknown to most of the gathering, a strong breeze blew over the hill! Marne Rocks hadn’t been used for orienteering since a bushfire had swept through the area about 4 years earlier, which burnt away fences and killed many trees, leading to major changes to the map that was originally produced by Irena Palmer in 1991. Given these issues and problems contacting several key landholders, Steve Cooper decided to set a middle distance OY event.  He set very entertaining and challenging courses in detailed rocky country. DSC09071 resize

Each course had numerous short legs in the rock detail and changes of direction, requiring good focus, and then some faster easy navigation sections linking properties. (He even put out controls on his birthday!) Hopefully, everyone had a fun time and practiced some middle distance orienteering techniques ahead of the Nationals carnival, where the SA Middle distance champs will be held nearby on a new Keynes Gap map. Steve Sullivan did a great job vetting the controls, with organisation of the event ably provided by Dave and Ruth Nicolson, and with SI set-up provided by Gerry Velaitis. The weather was even kind to all the Yalangan volunteers who collected the controls and packed up at the end. The predicted rains did not fall until we were packed up on our way home!

 

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Many thanks to Yalangan helpers Rob, Doug M., Doug F., Anne, Nigel and Leila, to the landholders for allowing us to use their properties, and for a very kind thank-you email from a happy competitor “Great and enjoyable courses, organisation and weather today. Well done to all involved in arranging today's event.”

SA Champs Weekend near Burra

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SA Night Champs and SA Long Champs August 18th and 19th

On the weekend of 18th and 19th of August Orienteering SA have two events being held north of Burra.  Entries are now open on Eventor and will close on Tuesday 14th of August.  The events are about 2.5 to 3 hours north of Adelaide.  Continue north of Burra and turn right just after Whyte Yarcowie (follow signs to the respective events)

On the Saturday night the 2018 night championships will be held, with the Long Championships on the Sunday morning. 

OHOC are hosting the TundarriSnippetNight Champs on Tundarri (used on day 2 of the 2015 Easter Carnival) with mallee coverage, complex creek TundarriScenesystems, and few tracks.

 The event will use the flatter eastern part of the map. Pre-entry for the listed classes is required, limited maps will be available for enter at the event.

Event details for the Night Championships are here:

https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/6663

After the night event, the bush camping will be at the Bri-Glen camp ground

TT are hosting the Long Championships on Mulga Valley.  Event details are in Eventor here:

https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/6656

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Jeffa Lyon has set the courses for this event with assistance from other TT members with the site checking.  We are treating this as a last practice of a formal start routine before the 2018 National Carnival which SA are holding, so we will be having allocated start times and you can practice your 4 minute start routine. Start times will be published in advance. You will also need to allow for a walk to the start location. There will be limited Enter on the Day courses which will be available after the pre-entries have started.

 Mulga Valley covers some beautiful Mallee country with complex drainage systems and steep erosion gullies and was used on the last day of Easter in 2015. Lots of SA orienteers have been looking forward to another chance of running on this stunning map. There will be a spectator leg and good viewing of the finish run in. There will be 8 Hard courses, 2 moderate courses, an easy and a very easy course available. MulgaCreek4

SA Junior team will sell drinks and toasted sandwiches at the Mulga Valley event as a fundraiser.

For both events, please enter the course appropriate for your age and gender, to be included in OY and Badge (Long Championships only) results.

You can enter and pay for both events at the same time by selecting each event in the Eventor Calendar (https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events), but please check the details and event fees under each event first at the event specific links above. MulgaCreek1

Erica Diment on behalf of Tintookies Orienteering Club & Onkaparinga Hills Orienteering Club

Belair National Park Event July 8th

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Despite the continuing threat of showers and the early crisp air it turned out to be a near perfect day for orienteering. Especially for those faced with climbing to the top of the Park on the longer courses. There were 102 participants who registered for the foot-O and a further 25 for the MTBO, a most pleasing turnout. Many of the people were young or new to orienteering or both.

Even though it didn’t rain the Wallaringa organisers were glad of the use of the large pavilion which kept out the occasional fine misty drizzle. It was certainly the scene of much hectic activity at times, especially when the MTBO group arrived before their 10:30 mass start.

The foot-O people had access to excellent courses planned by Jenny Casanova. These had legs ranging from pleasant easy going alongside crroks on the flats to rather more difficult negotiation of rocks and scrub in steeper sections of the park. The MTBO riders also rode tracks to the top of the park as well as in nearby suburban streets to find as many of the controls as possible in their 3 hour time limit. The locations of their controls were planned by Kaye Haarsma and Peter Mayer.

The event organisers, Mark Overton and Meredith Rasch did an excellent job to pull the event together and thanks are due to all the other Wallaringa helpers who worked under some degree of pressure at times.

 

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