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2021 Tasmanian Schools Championships
Competitors enjoyed a gorgeous autumn day at Stonehenge on Sunday. A sun-drenched arena warmed the crowd at the spectator controls, who cheered over 90 athletes speeding through the open wooded farmland.
Seeing the first finishers back from the forest, course-setter Joe Dickinson observed with a grin, “I was hoping for some fast times today and they’ve come through for me!” Dickinson, a Junior World Orienteering Championships representative, was particularly impressed with the depth in the junior girls ranks, predicting, “if they can just get out in the forest, training and racing, they will be fantastic.” The size of the field delighted event controller Jon McComb, with strong numbers across most age classes, remarking, “There have been some excellent performances today. The senior and junior boys know that competition for places on the Schools Team is tight and they need to perform at their best. And the strength of competition across the girls’ classes was awesome - they were racing fast and having fun.”
Glorious weather greeted over 120 students from schools across the North and North West on Friday 19th March. Students entered from over 12 different schools with large contingents from Prospect High School, Launceston Church Grammar and Australian Christian College. They were joined this year by a very new group from Rosebery High School for the senior races. Additionally, there were representatives from Reese High School, Scotch Oakburn College, Forth Primary, East Launceston, West Launceston, Youngtown, Riverside and Trevallyn Primary Schools.
Taroona Primary, Friends and Hutchins took out the trophies for top schools at the 2021 Southern Autumn Twilight Series. If you are wondering how we worked that out, each week we allocate 20 points for the winner, 19 for second etc in each of the Long, Medium, Short and Primary Classes. It doesn’t matter which class you compete in, it’s the points you get that count. We then add up the scores for the top three students at each school.
The next OST event is to be held at Stags Head, Lower Marshes on Sunday 2nd May. At this event competitors can look forward to navigating their way through the cliffs, boulders and other rich features available in the area which was logged two years ago.
Challenging courses have been provided that match the new OST requirements. This has enabled the restructuring of the harder courses and improvements to the easy and medium courses so that they use more predominant features in the open and have less reliance on tracks and fences.
This event is now open for entry. Please click here to enter via Eventor and to check out the Information Flyer for full details.
Easter 2021 Family Training Camp
The program is now out for this training camp to be held over Easter at Canobolas Scout Camp, Orange. There are entries from five states, including Tasmania.
Entries close on Wednesday 31st March.
For further details and for the program click here
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