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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Join Hobart Technical Training Sessions, Monday After Work/School
All Full (Club) Members are welcome (beginners - experienced) to join these sessions to learn to orienteer better. Pick a time that suits you best - either 4:30 or 6 pm. Come along as an individual or with friends (children welcome if accompanied by an adult). Opt in on a weekly basis (no need to commit to attend all sessions).
*** Special Offer for Casual Members *** You can come along for a trial session for free (but must thereafter take up Full (Club) Membership
Next Session: Monday 3 December 4:30 or 6 pm,
At Knocklofty, West Hobart. Parking at the end of Forest Road. Look out for the old white volvo.
Type of Training: Chasing Controls. You can do a course at your own pace OR you can mass start in small groups for excellent relay training. The aim is to be the first one to as many controls as possible. When you get to a control you need to wait for all of your group to arrive before racing to the next control. There are four map options: Long 4 km, Long with no tracks on the map, Short 3.6 km and Short with no tracks on the map.
German & Russian Coaches-in-Residence here for Summer
The Coaches-in-Residence program is all about bringing young orienteers from Europe here to Tasmania to help deliver coaching. This program has been implemented for some years and runs over the summer months.
In Hobart Christoph Prunsche from Germany is already here. Meet him at a Twilight/Schools event or at the Monday Afternoon Technical Training Sessions.
In Launceston Ekaterina (Katya) Savkina and Ksenia Torganova from Russia will hopefully arrive by late November. In addition to their CIR roles they will also share a development role to help grow orienteering participation and EVOC membership.
Orienteering a Part of Healthy Hobart Program - Sunday 4 November - Come Along!
We are excited to deliver a Healthy Hobart session on behalf of the City of Hobart.
Orienteering for Beginners is being offered on Sunday 4 November from 10 - 11 am at the Knocklofty picnic area, Forest Road, West Hobart. Register with the HCC and Come Along!
Being healthy is more fun and easy than ever with the HCC's free community program Healthy Hobart. Come along to any of their 29 FREE sessions happening in Hobart’s parks and reserves, suitable for all ages and abilities.
Become a Full (Club) Member - the Benefits are worth it!
As most of you know, to participate in any event you must either become a casual member of OT or become a Full Member. Casual Membership is Free. You simply fill out a form at your first event in any year.
Full Membership involves joining a club for a small fee (see below). There are significant advantages to joining a club (see below). There are three clubs in Tasmania you might consider joining for the rest of this year and into 2019: Pathfinders, Devonport, Esk Valley Orienteering Club, Launceston and Australopers, Hobart
After an event, results are published in several ways. The first to appear are in Winsplits. These are typically available a couple of hours after the event and sometimes sooner. Winsplits is a program that lists split times (times between controls) from events all over the world in an easy to read format. This is the best way to check your results after an event. The link to Winsplits for the most recent events is at the top of the OT Results Page.
Also on the OT Results Page - under the Winsplits link - is a list of event names. Click on an event name to see the “official” Eventor Results. These results appear late on the day of the event or sometimes the next day. These results do not include the split times.
For O Geeks (those of us who just love to look at maps and see where we and others actually went) - from the Eventor Results page for most events there is also a link to Livelox.
If you are very keen or want lots of orienteering practice at events, you can generally run two courses (subject to map availability) or repeat the same course (note course closure times). In doing this, you will have an advantage in the second run or the run on another course over those who are only doing one run. Consequently, any run after the first will be regarded as practice only and in the Winsplits results, the run and split times will appear for info at the bottom of the list of other finishers. In the “official” Eventor results on the OT web site, any second runs on the day will be listed as “not competing” and no times recorded.
Help Please: Seeking Volunteers for AOC2020 (Tasmania)
Planning for the conduct of Tasmania’s next major national event, the Australian Orienteering Championships in 2020, has already begun. AOC2020 includes all Australian Championships disciplines (Sprint, Middle, Long & Relay) as well as the Australian Schools Championships disciplines (Sprint, Long & Relay). It will be held between Saturday 26 September and Sunday 4 October in order to fit in with school holidays throughout Australia. Most of these events will be conducted on existing and new maps at St Helens and surrounding areas.
Warwick Moore is the AOC2020 Director and supporting him is Roger Harlow as the OA Controller. They'd both appreciate volunteers...
National Orienteering League: 2019 Calendar & Available OT Funding
The National Orienteering League is a high-level interstate teams competition for elite (21E) and junior elite (20E) orienteers. It was established to encourage and develop elite orienteering in all Australian states and territories. The competition is held over a number of events throughout the season. Eligible Tasmanians (including now living interstate) compete for our team - the Tasmanian Foresters. See below for the 2019 NOL calendar and available funding from OT
Entry is open to all university students regardless of age although all participants must compete in either M/W20 or 21E. To enter students will need to send Ian Prosser their student id and the name of the university they are enrolled in.
Help Vic Plan for their 2021 Australian Championships Carnival
Orienteering Victoria is planning ahead for the 2021 Australian Championships Carnival and would love your feedback on past and future events. Please take 3 minutes to complete their Survey They are hoping to increase your quality of experience, as well as overall carnival participation. The survey is anonymous. If you have any queries or feedback, please contact Rob Fell
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