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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. Long pants and/or gaiters are recommended since the Marram grass is fairly long in places.
The organiser for this event is Lindsay Pender. Entries close on Wednesday 18th November at midnight. For further details, see Eventor.
Spring Twilight Events Number 6, Wednesday November 25th
In the south, the last event of the Spring Twilight Series is set in the beautiful Botanical Gardens. Four courses are available for all fitness levels, from early primary school up. The start is at the main (western) entrance to the Botanical Gardens. Park as for the gardens then follow signs from the entry gates to the assembly area. This event is brought to you by Cathy and Zali McComb. More details, see Eventor.
In the north, the event will be held at Prospect High School. More details, see Eventor.
Entry for both these events closes at midnight on Sunday 22nd November.
As the orienteering season winds down, don't forget that you can keep up your navigational skills and fitness by running some of our permanent courses. John Brock has recently upgraded two Launceston maps so you can use the free IOrienteering app to record your visit to each control. Permanent courses are currently available at Windsor Precinct and Tailrace Park in Launceston and Queens Domain, Upper Ridgeway, The Waterworks and Gordon's Hill in Hobart.
The December Australian Orienteer will be out soon with printed copies for those who have requested them (as opposed to the online version). Please note that to get a printed copy you just have to log in to Eventor, click on MY PAGES, click on INFORMATION and check the box next to I WISH TO RECEIVE AUSTRALIAN ORIENTEER. The day the copies arrive I will generate the mailing list from Eventor – so make sure your profile is correct by then.
This month’s Australopers meeting is at Bert and Jan’s home, 326 Murray St North Hobart this Thursday 19 November. The meeting commences at 7:30 pm to be followed by supper (bring a plate) and a brief talk by Bert following up on the one he gave early last year.
Last Warning - Entries closing for the Hit or Miss Metrogaine
Entries close next Sunday night - 22nd of November.
This event to be held on 29th November is a four-hour walk, run or cycle around the Clarence Beaches and Trails. An additional 60 points are up for grabs if you can shoot an arrow straight.
Make it a hit and don’t miss out. Enter at rt.asn.au
Jon Sutcliffe and I are long time orienteers living in Victoria. Jon has just been given an opportunity for a secondment for 6 months in Hobart. We would love to take it up but we understand that rental accommodation is super hard to get in Hobart and finding something with less than a 12 months lease seems pretty much impossible. I'm just wondering if you put a call out via your newsletter to the orienteering community to see if anyone knows of a house sit, empty granny flat or vacant rental close to Hobart that we could rent for December/January (at least). Just the two of us, no pets.
Thanks so much,
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