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Southern Saturday Series #3
This is the third event in the 2021 Saturday local orienteering season for southern Tasmania. The event uses the UTAS map. Four courses are available – Long, Medium, Short, Novice. The Sandy Bay campus offers a complex of buildings, open sports grounds and thick bush spread over a steep hillside. The longer courses will make use of the relief while the shorter courses will avoid serious climbs. Online entries close on Wednesday 12th May at midnight. For further details and to enter click here.
Sunday training in the south
Are you feeling like you could do with a technical tune-up? Come along for some training sessions to brush up on your forest technical skills before the next OST event and schools team selection trial at Royal George. Training will be short and sweet, with a focus on making navigation simpler and using more of the map.
When: Sunday mornings at 9am – 10am
May 16 - Western end of Belbins Rd, Cambridge
What: Two streams of training – beginner or more advanced
Contact: Jon McComb at to confirm that you’re coming for map printing or for more information.
The Great Glen Stuart Geographical Gallop - Sunday 16th May
Get set for a gorgeous morning at Glen Stuart with starts between 10 am and 11:30 am (course will close at 12:30 pm). There are 4 glorious navigational courses to choose from: Beginner, Moderate, Short Hard and Long Hard. Get outside on your own or grab your family and your mates and gleefully gambol or gracefully gallop around the glens, gullies and gorse of Glen Stuart. It will be all "G".
Entries are now open for Royal George, This is the fourth OST event for 2021 and the third & final Tasmanian Schools Team selection event and will be held on Sunday May 23rd.
Royal George is a mix of complex rock, fast open running and detailed mining. Expect a classic long-distance event with at least one long leg on every course. To enter, and for further information, click here.
The details about courses and age classes that must be run to qualify for Tasmanian Schools Team selection are available here. Please check this out before entering. Please note that all schools team aspirants will have an ALLOCATED START TIME. This will be sent to you as soon as practicable after entries close.
Those who are not trying out for the schools team are free to choose whichever course of their they think is most suitable for their skill and fitness level. Eight courses are available, from Course 8 (easy navigation, shortest distance) to Course 1 (hard navigation, longest distance).
NOTE: Non-schools team aspirants who wish to run Course 6, 4 or 3 will not be able to start until at least 10 minutes after the last schools entrant. You will be advised of the earliest start time for your course as soon as practicable after entries close.
Accommodation at St Helens for the Aus Champs
If you are volunteering in any capacity at the Australian Orienteering Championships at St Helens in September you can stay with other orienteers at our volunteer hub at Kellraine units. We still have a 1 and a 2-bedroom self-contained unit available. They are available for 8 nights from Saturday 25 Sep to Saturday 2 Oct. Cost is about $70 per person per night. Contact Sally if you are interested.
Orienteering Series Tasmania events form the bulk of our year's competitive state-based orienteering.
At each event we compete in two ways within the course we enter: "time taken" and "age-and-gender adjusted time taken". The former results are usually published on the evening of the event, and the latter results are published a day or two after each event, as a document in the Eventor page for that event.
These competitions are accrued through the year in the form of "OST points". The other annual competition is "Excellence points", which applies age-and-gender adjustment over all courses at each event. These aggregate results are updated a few days after each event and published in the Results section of the OT website.
Have a browse - you might find it fascinating... or not.
Jeff Dunn, OT Statistician
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