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Campania – OST 5 Sunday 20 June 2021
Entries close this Wednesday – full details on Eventor. Please note that courses 1-6 have a 1 km walk gently uphill to the start. Please factor this into your arrival time. Also all courses cross a creek several times. The creek was almost dry when last checked two weeks ago but after last week’s rain could have some water flow now, so prepare to get wet feet. Also, in accordance with the OT policy of all competitors carrying a whistle for safety purposes we will be having a whistle check on Sunday so please remember to bring your whistle along.
Bert Elson, Course planner
A very successful series of sprint races, including the Tasmanian Sprint Championships, was held in Launceston over the recent long weekend. Thanks go to Paul Pacque for all his hard work and excellent organisation of these events.
As well as the traditional sprint format, he organised one race where all the controls were on horse jumps. No control numbers were provided, competitors' only clue being the shape of the object which was drawn on the map to correspond with the actual shape of the jump! The weekend finished with a MapRun score event, where there were no flags but runners used an App on their phones which beeped when they were at the right spot.
Congratulations to all age class winners at the Tas Sprint Champs, but particularly to junior Nico Stoner who won the Open Men's event, and to Hanny Allston, making a welcome return to orienteering, who took out the Open Women's race. Full results are available on Eventor.
Tasmanian Schools Team announced
Following three rounds of challenging selection races, a 20-person team has been selected to compete at the Australian Schools Championships in September at St Helens.
Junior Boys - Euan Best, Marcus Deganaar, Alejandro Fisher, Hugh Giblin, Hudson Hughes, Eddie Stoner
Senior Girls - Sophie Best, Zali McComb, Tara Powell, Julia Powell-Davies
Senior Boys - Thomas Garde, Riley Kerr, Jett McComb, Ben Poortenaar, Niko Stoner, Will Whittington, Jack Whickham
Congratulations to all the athletes selected.
Show your whistles at Campania!
For all Orienteering Series Tasmania events all competitors must carry a whistle. At the OST5 event at Campania on 20 June we will have some available at registration. At the start you will be be required to show your whistle to the starter. If you wish to purchase one beforehand, most bushwalking shops sell them for a few dollars. The whistles are for use ONLY in an emergency. If injured or seriously lost - 6 short whistle blasts, pause, listen, then repeat.
Hanny Allston on Board of OA
OA has appointed Hanny Allston to the board as Director – Coaching. Hanny Allston is the founding director of Find Your Feet, an award-winning Tasmanian business specialising in international trail running experiences, peak performance coaching and outdoor retail. She holds tertiary degrees in medical research, education, coaching and business. Hanny is an Australian Institute of Company Directors councillor, the tourism & recreation advisor on the Tasmanian National Parks & Wildlife Advisory Council and a director of Orienteering Australia. In 2015 she was the Tasmanian Young Businesswoman of the Year and in 2018 Find Your Feet won the Telstra Small Business of the Year. Hanny has authored two books including "Finding My Feet", and is a podcaster and motivational speaker. Further to this she is a World Champion orienteer, ultra-endurance trail runner and now, a mother.
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