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Sunday Funday - this Weekend at Taroona Beach, Hobart!
Come along to Taroona Beach this Sunday 25 November to start between 10 am and noon.
This is the annual Xmas event and coincidentally the last event to be organised under the auspices of the club WROC before the club wanders off into the sunset of departed orienteering clubs. Next year Australopers will be the only Hobart based club.
So "WROC on down" for a morning of Xmas related fun and frivolity. There will be 4 ripper courses all with a Xmas theme on offer. Further Details Here
Join Launceston Training: Wednesdays After School/Work
All Full (Cub) Members are welcome (beginners - experienced) to join these skills sessions to learn to orienteer better. Train at your own pace. 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 every session).
***Special Offer for Casual Members*** Come along for a trial session for free but you must thereafter take up Full (Club) Membership
Next Session: Wednesday 12 December, Along Duck Reach Road, Trevallyn Recreation Area
Arrive to start any time between 4:30 - 5:30 pm. Three courses to chose from. Long, Medium & Short
RSVP to attend: Please Email Coaches Katye & Ksenia by Tuesday Evening! Please also join the Facebook Closed Group "Esk Valley Orienteering Club". Here you will keep in touch with further training opportunities and updates.
Additional Fitness Opportunity: Running Training with Simon 6 pm Mondays
Improving your fitness doesn't happen by magic. You need to work at it.
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.
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
Do you want a Hard Copy of the 'Australian Orienteer' Magazine?
A message from Bert: Most of you will be aware the quarterly 'Australian Orienteer' magazine is available to full (club) members in printed form as well as on-line. I certainly get my copy like this as I like to have a leisurely read at the kitchen table or in bed at night. Many of you have already asked for a printed copy and I have your names ticked appropriately in the membership directory. As I have a few spare copies delivered each quarter I am happy to add more names to the mailing list - the December issue will be out soon. Let me know by email: Bert Elson, Publications Officer
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
Entries Open for the Xmas 5 Days Carnival in Sydney
Entries are now open for the laid back and fun ONSW Xmas 5-Days Carnival in Sydney from 27 - 31 December. Entries close 17 December. You will have to enter each day at a time, but this link should give you just the 5 days: https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events
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