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Saltbush Orienteers is based in the city of Whyalla which is located on the eastern side of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. The club was first established in 1974. Most of the maps we use are in the nearby Middleback Ranges within 30-60 minutes driving time from the city. New to orienteering: Click here for more information about orienteering..
Go to Events & Location to see 2021 Programme as well as combined Saltbush & Lincoln Orienteers Programme.
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Log Hut Gully – EP Championships
August 14 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Courses are set in the beautiful but rugged Log Hut Gully,200 Wadella Falls Road, 10km west of Tumby Bay.
Have made courses as short as possible due to the steepness of the hills on the map.
I don’t believe courses are that difficult but the terrain will challenge you.
Signs will be from the Tumby Bay silos on Bratten Way. Head towards Cummins and turn right on to Wadella Falls Rd.
EP champ courses
Easy 1.5km M/W10 M/W12
Moderate Short 2.8km M/W14
Moderate Long 3.7km M/W Open B
Hard 2.8km W21+AS M/W75+
Hard 3.8km M/W16 M21+AS M/W45+AS M/W65
Hard 4.8km M/W18 M/W20 M/W21 M/W35 M/W45 M/W55
The Easy and both Moderate courses will be available as recreational courses.
The next scheduled local event is a street-park event using the Whyalla Hills map on Sunday 28th August 2022. The start location is at Wilson Park, McBryde Tce (see map below).
- The start times are between 10.30 am and 1 pm and return to the start/finish by 3 pm.
- Pre-start procedures - decide on your course (descriptions will be displayed on a notice board or a table), fill out the course entry form, if new to orienteering fill out a registration form, present the form(s) to the organiser in the orange and white orienteering van, pay any fees (casual individual $5, group $10). Compass hire - $1. At the start time allocated collect your map and start your course.
- Remember to put on sunscreen, take water and wear a hat and appropriate walking shoes.
- There will be courses to suit all fitness levels.
- Contact Greg on 0408 847 278 for any queries.
Map indicating with orange/white flag the start location of Whyalla Hills event
Saltbush Orienteers gain most points at EP Relays at Casuarina Ridge and win the overall trophy
Fastest A team - L-R James Laurie, Adrian Watson and Geoff Mills
Fastest C team - L-R Bob Keil, Andrew Hughes and John Paterson
Saltbush President Greg Hancock congratulates fastest A team from Lincoln club, Phil Clem
Austin Clem and Tim Ashman
Initial mass start of Relay competitors, Casuarina Ridge 19-6-22
John Hall Memorial Service Award made to Alan Holland
On the 5th December Saltbush Orienteer member Alan Holland was surprised to receive the John Hall Memorial Service Award which was conveyed firstly by Rob Tucker and then by John Lyon through a video link. His service to the club from 1985 through his mapping of areas, producing new maps, updating and converting of older maps to colour, involvement in the administration of the club from 1986, and organisation and participation in events during this time was recognised by the club. To quote Greg Hancock "He is and has been a very essential contributor to our club and relied upon by all course setters over many years....Alan has a great love for the sport and will continue to do whatever he can for our club in the future."
(L-R) Alan Holland being congratulated by Greg Hancock
Awards for the 2021 season
Greg Hancock and Silvia Friedrich - Orienteer of the Year - Female 2021
John Paterson - joint winner with Adrian Watson (absent) of Orienteer of the Year - Male 2021
and Greg Hancock
Greg Hancock and Alan Holland - Club Person 2021
Winners from the 2021 EP Championships
M65A and M75A winner Adrian Watson, Saltbush President Greg Hancock and course setter Jason Munday
M21AS winner Alek Sims and Saltbush President Greg Hancock
EP Relays at Coffin Bay
Winners of the B teams and holding the Jade trophy are Saltbush Orienteers Alek Sims (holding trophy), John Brockhurst and Alan Holland at the EP Relays at Coffin Bay on 6 June 2021. The EP Relays is an annual interclub competition between the Saltbush and Lincoln clubs. Lincoln won the A and C classes and secured enough points to win the overall winner trophy.
EP Relays 21 July 2019