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  •  THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF THE ORIENTEERING ACTIVITIES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    - for small group training - contact coaching coordinator (under Contacts)
    - DIY Map Run event West Parklands - has a nominal event date of May 15th (see  Eventor) but courses can be done anytime
    - DIY Map Run event Belair NP - has a nominal event date of May 22nd (see event calendar and Eventor but courses can be done anytime
    - DIY Map Run event South Parklands  - has a nominal event date of May 29th  (see event calendar and Eventor) but can be done anytime
    - for more information on the MapRun courses see the Mobile DIY Orienteering page
    - other activities in the article below - "Orienteering at Home" including Minecraft orienteering
  • The June edition of the Australian Orienteer is now available online.
  • First SA Champion in Orienteering Dies. The Advertiser on May 9th contained a tribute to Carl Cederblad on page 83. Carl won the very first SA Championships in Orienteering on 9th September 1956 at Mt Crawford.  43 runners competed that day.The news of Carl’s passing was shared with John Lyon by Andrew Jeffries, who was, himself, a runner in that first Championship. Andrew encouraged many students from Marryatville High School to take part in the School Championships until his retirement. Orienteering came to SA from Estonia, via Jess Jarver, who was a fitness Coach with the National Fitness Council. Jess Jarver who has been dead for some time, , Neville Scott (who died last year) and Carl Cederblad all were competitors together back when maps were less accurate.Thanks to these pioneers we enjoy this sport in SA today. Carl was also elected Hon . Secretaru of the newly formed South Australian Orienteering Club late in 1956. Carl died on 4th May and a celebration of this life will be later. 

  •  The Maps for the  permanent courses at Thorndon Park & Para Wirra updated. For information about these and other permanent courses go to About Orienteering -> DIY Orienteering.

Final Events in the 2020 Summer Sprint Season in Adelaide

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Training and competition events are available from Friday 21 – Sunday 23rd Feb as the Adelaide Sprint Camp organized by our coach in residence Evalin Brautigam. Adelaide Sprint Camp will be a weekend full of orienteering training and races. We invite everyone to come out for all or part of the weekend. There is a lot happening so if you can’t do it all, then just sign up for the races. This still lets you compete for prizes. The highlight of the weekend is the Knock-out sprint on Sunday which is a series of 4 short races where you shuffle up or down groups depending on how you place. We will also be using SI-Air+ for all the races during the weekend, and even if you don’t have one you will have the chance to rent one for free. Full details in the event bulletin here, with the program as follows:

Friday 21- AM – Training 1 and 2 at Flinders University

Friday 21 – Evening – Final event in the Snap Sprint Series at Stirling

Saturday – AM – Training – Botanic Gardens

Saturday – Early PM – Training – Eastern Adelaide CBD

Saturday Evening – Competition Event – Semaphore Park

Sunday - AM – Knockout Sprint – 4 short races at Trinity College

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The following weekend is the final event of the summer sprint season, the SA Sprint Championships at the Waite Campus of Adelaide University on Sunday March 1st. Course setter is Dante Afnan.

And for your assitance - here is the legend for Sprint maps

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