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We are a day earlier than usual because of tonight's entry deadline for the St Helen's events this weekend. Hope to see you there!
Closing Date for St Helens Events Tonight! (Monday 10 September)
Enter! It's worth the road trip. The granite boulders are spectacular. And the Juniors will be serving lunch on both days.
You now need to enter by Midnight Monday 10 September. This allows time for setting start times and map printing before the organisers head to St Helens. Late entries will be difficult, please ENTER ON TIME:
Participants enjoy a local challenge at Geilston Gully
Over 70 finishers, including newcomer cross country athletes that Mike Calder arranged, and some from athletics. Not a bad rollup considering so many juniors and coaches and parents were away at the camp. Great physically challenging courses set by first time setter Anthony Stoner in areas not visited previously. There was a 700m walk to the start. Long course maps were available only at the start. Quote of the day from Julian Roscoe after he finished, puffing heavily: “By the time you had a look at the long course it was too late to do anything about it”
Eleanor & Arabella Report: Tassie Junior's Training Camp
The 2018 Tassie Junior’s Training Camp has once again been a great success. It was a weekend full of fun, challenges and team bonding, with all 20 juniors attending being in the schools team for Aus Champs.
The weekend began after Dinner with a short, but scary, night-o. Some controls had become home to the very terrifying stuffed toys, including a banana in pyjamas. This event also proved to be too much for Bayley’s dibber to handle, as it ran away and was not found until Miriam’s brief police search in the morning.
After the search the busses were then loaded up, and a short drive took the whole team to the top of the Brookstead descent. ...
Support our Juniors: Grab a Bag for Wet Shoes & Smelly O Gear
Do you need a new bag for wet O shoes and other smelly O gear that looks hip and happening? Do you need a light weight bag that also stores your whistle, compass, dibber and lunch money (and will keep it all dry)? Do you want to look part of a team and help promote Tas Orienteering across the globe? Or are you just happy to spend a few dollars to help support the Juniors (and grab an early Xmas present)?
The Juniors now have Nylon non-rip, water proof, and cyber proof O bags for sale - $15 - that will be here in time for Auschamps! Be quick - we have only ordered 50. Email Kim Enkelaar now to reserve your order
You might want to take out Ambulance Cover for Aus Champs
Travelling interstate for orienteering? You might want to consider ambulance cover. The Tasmanian Government does not have any reciprocal agreements with the South Australian or Queensland Governments about ambulance fees - see https://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/ambulance/fees_and_accounts. This means if you need an ambulance – then afterwards, you will be sent a bill and you will need to pay this.
Kim is inviting you out to Lunch during Aus Champs
If you are heading to Aus Champs and want to catch up for lunch in a vineyard in the Barossa with fellow Tas Orienteers on the rest day (Friday 5 October), please let Kim Enkelaar know. Depending on interest, and where people are driving from, we could sneak in a few cellar doors on the way! Options may include Grant Burge, Taste Eden Valley, Murray Street Vineyards, Penfolds, and the Barossa Cheese Company. It is not all about wine, but other diet staples like chocolate and cheese can be enjoyed too! Families and friends welcome!
If you are interested, email Kim or give her a call 0417 537 247
What Order do you want to Run in for the Aus Champs Relays?
Latest Standings in Points Competitions now Available
The latest OST & Excellence points up to OST 13 (Pittwater) are now available - There is just one more event to go - the Long Champs, St Helens on 15 September. 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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