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Entries now open for Northern Classic
The 2020 Northern Classic will be held at Royal George on Sunday August 9th. This is also a badge event and the 4th OST event for the year. Organiser Matthew Patten has promised open running through forest, detailed mining terrain and at least one long leg on every course. Entries close on Wednesday August 5th. For entries and detailed information see Eventor.
BBQ at Royal George event
The Juniors will be running a BBQ but, to allow for operating within Covid guidelines, you must pre-order your hot food through Eventor. This can be done either when you enter or after (but before the cut off).
Hot food options are:
Tasmanian Sprint Championships - Randalls Bay - Sunday August 16th
This is NOT going to be your average sprint terrain. No streets, no parkland, no school campuses. In fact, according the description of sprint orienteering in the rules, this won’t really be a 'Sprint'. Perhaps you could call it a 'forest sprint' but really 'short middle' would be more accurate.
As a prelude to the Tasmanian Sprint Championships, two sprint events will be held on Saturday August 15th. These will be quite different events, the first at Kingston High School, which presents a complex maze of buildings with unusual shapes to confuse and confound. The second will be at Snug Primary School. This is more compact, but no less interesting, as it expands out into the attractive neighboring river reserve with highly detailed land and vegetation features. Three courses are available at both events – Long, Medium and Short. Entries are now open and close on Wednesday August 12th. See Eventor for further infomation.
Essential Information for Event Organisers
OT Development Director Anthony Stoner has revamped the Event Information template. As well as looking really good, it contains essential COVID-19 safety information for participants, so please be sure to use it when preparing the Eventor information for your next event. You can find it in the section 'Preparing Information About Your Event' on the Organiser's Toolkit. You will also find the Organiser's COVID-19 checklist at the top of the toolkit page. Please read this.
Where can I find event results?
Results from an event are presented in four different places on our website in slightly different ways.
Live Results are a recent innovation, available as competitors download during some events. Go to Results/Live Results and choose the club that organised the event.
WinSplits shows everyones’ times for each leg, and is usually available the evening after the event. Go to Results/Recent Results and click Tasmania Results in Winsplits at the top.
Eventor shows overall results for each course or class, and will be available the evening after the event. Go to Results/Recent Results and click on results for that event.
Livelox shows the routes people have taken on the course (if they have used a GPS and uploaded the data). Go to the Eventor results and then click on Livelox either in the top bar or for each class/course.
Are you unable to login to Eventor using Chrome as your browser?
Some Chrome users on Windows 10 machines are having problems with logging into Eventor. Unfortunately Google (Chrome), and Microsoft (Windows 10) do not have a solution. The developers of Eventor are trying to pinpoint the issue as it affects Eventor users in Australia, Sweden and Norway.
If you experience this problem using Chrome, you will need to use a different browser to log into Eventor. We know Edge and Firefox do not have this issue.
Eventor Working Group
2020 Vision Metrogaine – Saturday 29th August
Explore the parks, pathways, shores and bushlands of Kingston and Blackmans Bay while you navigate to as many checkpoints as you can find in 4 hours. You share this with friends or family in your team of 2 to 5 people.
Due to the current COVID safety regulations we are not providing water at assembly areas or out on the course. But we don't want you to suffer! There are many excellent options for carrying water while running, that don't make you hot or slosh around too much, and mostly cost less than $100. Google 'hydration belts' or check out these options