Toowoomba Grammar School

Orienteering – Upcoming Events

Dear Orienteerers

Welcome back to life after lockdown. Let’s hope we don’t have to go back into lockdown again this year-or ever. There are some bush orienteering events running this term but not much close to Toowoomba (see below for events). I will continue to let you know what is on and hopefully you will be able to get to some events. At the end of term, I will offer orienteering as an option during the House Carnival Day – probably using smart phones instead of Sportident if it is okay with Mr Anderson. Next term, we will have a street-o series around Toowoomba.

 

I will modify the requirements to have orienteering listed as a co-curricular activity this year so please keep coming to as many events as you can.

 

Below is also some information about regional and state trials/selection this year.

Best wishes

Mrs Nottle

 

Upcoming Events

Please remember to comply with all Covid-19 restrictions and familiarize yourself with the OQ Covid-Safe Guidelines.

JUNIOR TRAINING: SPRINGFIELD LAKES – SUN 26 JULY 

Entries are now open for the training session at Opossum North (Springfield Lakes). It’s primarily aimed at Juniors (10-20 yrs), from Easy courses up to Junior Elite level. Younger children, and children who are not yet confident with Easy courses, are welcome to participate in junior training if they are accompanied by an adult.
Coaches: Su Yan Tay (Hard, Moderate); Felicity Crosato & Marion Burrill (Easy).
Plus training for adults
There will also be 3 DIY training courses open to all (flags only, some coaching available depending on numbers).
– Moderate (approx 3km),
– Hard Short (3km)
– Hard Long (5.5km).

FREE ENTRY: Funding provided through Sport & Recreation Qld. All participants MUST pre-enter.
BYO water bottle (no water on the course).

QLD SCHOOLS ORIENTEERING NEWS

Now that the Qld Orienteering calendar for the rest of the year is firming up, here is a news bulletin about the plans for Schools Orienteering July-Sept, including:

  • Sun 26 July – Junior Training at Springfield Lakes;
  • Sat-Sun 19-20 Sep – Qld Schools Orienteering Medal races;
  • Selection races for the Qld Schools Orienteering Team (Honour Team) – minimum of 3 OY events in 2020.

Changes have been made to the Selection Policy to adjust for the situation in 2020.

 

 

QLD LONG DISTANCE CHAMPS – NEW DATES

The dates for the QLD Long Distance Championships have been changed to Sat 5 and Sun 6 September.
Challenge yourself in the fascinating country in Broadwater National Park near Stanthorpe.
These fearsome rock goblins ought to get you running faster!
Entries open soon and more information will be available at https://oq.orienteering.asn.au/events/10329