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.
Please forward this email to friends who might be interested in orienteering.
It's a busy time of year and still there are so many opportunities in our sport to be involved with.
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.
Find Out what it Takes to Organise Events: Controller's Course 17 November
Ever been to an orienteering competition and marvelled at the skill of the course planners, organisers, and controllers in putting on the event? Or maybe you’ve been to an event that didn’t quite meet your hopes and expectations.
If you can relate to either of these scenarios, then you should come along to the * Level 1 & 2 Controller’s Course * at the Phillip Smith Centre, Glebe, on Saturday 17 November, commencing at 9:00. Morning tea and lunch will be provided, and the course should finish around mid afternoon. RSVP by Wednesday 14 November to Greg Hawthorne
The course is designed for:
Enthusiastic newcomers to orienteering who would like to become involved in event organisation
Existing level one controllers who want to upgrade their qualification
Existing level two controllers seeking re-accreditation
Bangor Rogaine 1 & 2 December – Entries close Tonight
Entries close Tuesday 27 November. 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. There are a lot of controls close to the campsite. And a control at the Bangor Wine and Oyster Shed should you wish to drop in for a break. Click here for details and on-line entry
Looking for something uniquely orienteering this Christmas?
Grab yourself a Championship ADVENTure – This original advent calendar story book tells the story of Wynn Wombat’s adventures at the World Orienteering Championships, where she not only competes, but also inadvertently uncovers a dastardly plot that threatens the lives of her fellow athletes. Each day has a window to open, with a cute illustration to discover, and part of the story to read. A fun read for orienteers of all ages. $2 from each advent calendar will be donated to the NSW NOL Team - the Stingers and a further $2 will go to wombat mange research at Western Sydney University. FIND OUT MORE
Another Victorian Survey...
"I'VE NEVER BEEN TO AN ORIENTEERING CARNIVAL" or "I HAVEN'T BEEN TO AN ORIENTEERING CARNIVAL IN A WHILE" - IF this sounds like you, then the Victorian Orienteering Association would love you to take 2 minutes to complete their 2-minute anonymous survey
The VOA is hoping to increase your quality of experience, as well as overall carnival participation. If you have any queries or feedback, please contact Rob Fell
Save the Dates: Event Calendar 2019
The 2019 Event Calendar is currently being drafted and the OT Board will be reviewing this on Saturday. The goal is to get it out by the end of the year. In the meantime - save these weekends:
18 - 20 January, Junior Training Camp, Fingal
7 & 8 February, Chris Prunsche Farewell Fiesta Weekend, Hobart
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