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Kingston Beach foreshore, Sunday November 15th
This scatter event will test your planning abilities as you work out the best route using streets, local links and foreshore tracks to collect your controls. The start is at Rotary Centennial Park, 40 Balmoral St, Kingston Beach. (pictured)
The event has 18 controls marked on the map. Long competitors need to visit them all (18). Medium need to get 13 out of 18, Short need to get 8 out of 18. The finish is in the same location as the start.
Organisers are Mark and Gayle West. Entries close Wednesday 11th November at midnight. For further information see Eventor.
Wednesday 18th November - Spring Twilight Events 5
The southern event will be held at Cornelian Bay and in the north at Trevallyn. Entry for both these events close on Sunday November 15th at midnight.
Sunday 22nd November - Seven Mile Beach - Southern Local event
This is a local event suitable all ages, skill levels and fitness. The area is a mix of open dunes mostly covered with Marram grass, thick patches of coastal wattle and smaller patches of eucalypt forest. Numerous tracks offer plenty of route choice for those not wishing to brave the more direct routes between controls.
The organiser for this event is Lindsay Pender. Entries close on Wednesday 18th November at midnight. For further details, see Eventor.
New OST structure for next year
After consultation with the Tasmanian orienteering community, the OT Board has decided to implement changes to the way OST courses are structured, and OST points calculated. Currently, OST points are allocated on an age class basis. From 2021 onwards, this model will be changed to a course-based structure, which allows any orienteer to run any course, and still accumulate OST points. To read more about this change and see the new structure see here.
Registrations are now open for a training course covering event planning and controlling, plus course setting. This will be held on Sunday 13th December at the Kingston Community Centre, 35 Redwood Road, Kingston. The course is free and open to everyone, and will satisfy the mandatory update session for level one and two controllers whose accreditation is about to expire and who wish to be re-accredited.
As lunch will be provided, if you are attending and have any special dietary requirements (eg gluten free, vegetarian), please let me know.
Entries are open for the Hit or Miss Metrogaine at www.rt.asn.au. This event on 29th November is a four hour walk, run or cycle around the Clarence Beaches and Trails. An additional 60 points is up for grabs if you can shoot an arrow straight. The event is hosted at Hobart Archers in Lauderdale. Entries close in 2 weeks – on Sunday 22nd of November.
December edition of the Australian Orienteer
The December edition of The Australian Orienteer carries a cover photo of WA's Henry McNulty and includes an account of his success at the Norwegian Sprint Championships, winning the Sprint and placing 4th in the Knock-Out Sprint, with maps from both events. We continue our celebration of Junior orienteers, this time in the eastern States. Steve Bird continues his coaching series on "How to Improve Your Orienteering". There's accounts and maps of both the SA and WA MTBO Championships including race descriptions by Ricky Thackray. We have some impressions of last year's Swiss O Week by a non-orienteer who tagged along with some very committed Victorians. There's an account of the very successful Sporting Schools program in Queensland; there's SPORTident news for you; some Nutrition advice, and the usual Spot the Difference, O-Spy, and Top Events sections.
Another one not to be missed.
The December magazine is planned for dispatch from the printer in Melbourne to State Associations on Wed 25th November.
"The Australian Orienteer"
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