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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Welcome to all our new subscribers who've joined us by attending our Wednesday afternoon events in Hobart and Launceston.
Come along to the Orford Orienteering Day: Sunday 11 November
Does life get any better? It's definitely worth the drive. There are two events on offer over the day. In the morning, with starts from 11 am, there's a bush sprint format with course lengths from 1-2 km. After lunch (the Tassie Juniors will be running a BBQ) there are longer courses on offer from 2 - 3.5 km. And the map backs on to Spring Beach so bring your togs and have a swim afterwards. Full details of the Orford Orienteering Day are Here
Make the most of this "first time for a public event" on the Spring Bay Youth Camp map. The map covers an area of several sq km and includes creeks, dams, sandstone boulders and outcrops...
Grab a friend and take up the challenge. Rogaining Tasmania are running a 24-hr State Championship event - with Roving 15-hr and 6-hr options available for the less competitive. This event is being held on the Forestier Peninsula, in a mix of farmland and forest, where scenic coastal vistas and wombats abound. Click here for details and on-line entry
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.
Meet Chris Prunsche: Our Hobart based Coach-in-Residence until February 2019
By now many of you will have noticed our new Hobart based coach-in-residence Christoph (Chris) Prunsche at events and training sessions. From Germany, it’s Chris’s second visit to Tasmania, as he was also coach-in-residence in the 2015-2016 summer season. He liked it so much he came back—lucky for us!
We asked Chris to answer a few questions about himself to help the orienteering community get to know him a little better. So be sure to say hi to Chris at events, come along to training sessions and make the most of our time with him in Tasmania before he heads back home to Germany in February.
1. How long have you been orienteering and how did you start?
Hanny Allston's Trail Running Guidebook Now Available in Paperback
Hanny's Trail Running Guidebook is now available in paperback as well as ebook versions! Whilst trail running specific, it is actually relevant to runner’s in any discipline, especially orienteering.
The Guidebook contains a snapshot of key lessons that Hanny has learned on her journey to becoming a world champion and elite trail running record holder and orienteer. To help you find your feet in the sport of trail running she shares her theories on training & racing strategies, nutrition & hydration, equipment, how to avoid the common injuries, running technique, and psychology.
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.