Join in! Just turn up. For Orienteering Series Tasmania (OST) events you need to pre-enter to do hard navigation courses but easy courses can still be entered on the day. Click on past events to find results.
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Last Sunday was icy - but the weather's looking sunny and 16 for this Sunday at Knocklofty, West Hobart. Perfect!
Night O, Tech Training & Pittwater - Entry Details - 1 & 2 September
Three Orienteering Opportunities in two days. Do everything or take your pick. There are courses to suit all standards. And like all orienteering events - feel comfortable going at your own pace.
Saturday Night O (1 September) - Get intimate with the Stringy Bark Gully map, Cambridge. Explore places never seen before (in the dark) and enjoy a rare starlit meander through this beautiful patch of forest. If you're feeling less confident about navigating in the dark - why not run an easier course than usual or go out with a friend! We recommend this for children under 14. TO ENTER - just turn up on the night.
Get into the Zone for Pittwater: Join Technical Training this Saturday 25 August
Join these popular and fun skills training sessions to improve your orienteering. All welcome - go at your own pace. For any updates visit the OT Facebook Page or email Jon McComb:
25 August at Pittwater, Seven Mile Beach from 3 pm to 4 pm "Simplification"
1 September at Curryjong Creek, Nugent from 12 noon to 1:30pm "Controlled Chaos" (followed by a Night O at Stringy Bark Gully, Cambridge and on 2 September the event at Pittwater, past Hobart's Airport)
Racing for Finland she won a silver medal in the Long (only 5 seconds off gold) and a bronze in the Relay. She was also 4th in the Sprint and 17th in the Middle. Very impressive!
All the training Antonia did in Launceston whilst here over the Summer as our northern coach-in-residence paid off! She's certainly an inspiration to our aspiring MTBO athletes.
Swiss Teen Rates Tassie Galaxy O Top
Martin Obelix Bicevskis was admired in Riga. Not so much for his incredible strength, rather his Karin Wild-Allen designed outfit. Here is an excerpt from an email sent to us by a mother from Switzerland:
"We took part at WOC Latvia (spectator race) and my son (15 years OLG Stäfa) saw a participant with a Tasmanian OL Shirt - the purple one with the galaxy and the silhouette of the town. He would be very happy to have such a shirt :-)"
Bert & Jan Negotiate Tank Hides & Infantry Trenches at Hungaria Cup
We were a bit nervous turning up to the registration office for the Hungaria Cup, having entered about 4 months ago but not paid and having booked camping but of the firm belief that where we were at Panorama Camping just outside Hevis would be better than their event camping which usually sees 1,000 people in an area the size of a tennis court.
The series will be wrapped up at the Long Champs, St Helens. Final results will be announced at the Annual Awards Dinner. As well as age class rankings the series determines the Tasmanian Orienteer of the Year trophies and the John Brammall Trophy for Individual Excellence. Winners will be determined at the last minute because credit OST points are given for event organisers (based on their points averages) and both OST and Excellence points are trimmed to best 10 out of 14 results.
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