Our last event for 2020 is the postponed Toowoomba Grammar sprint this Sunday afternoon, starts from 3.30pm – details below. It’s predicted to be hot so please make sure you bring a water bottle.
Entries from the previous date have been carried over. If you can no longer come, either go in and take yourself out, or email me and let me know.
Toowoomba Grammar School Orienteering event – from the Pavilion
Courses: Very Easy, Easy, Short, Long
Starts anytime between 3.30pm and 4.30pm
Individual member/non-member: $5/$8
Family member/non-member: $15/$25
Free entry for TGS students wearing their sports uniform, only pay for SI hire
SI hire: $2
Congratulations to everyone who made it to the Middle Distance last weekend, in these uncertain times.
There’s an OY in Brisbane this Sunday, https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/10433
For our South West members, there will be 2 sprint events in Chinchilla the following Sunday, 13th September. Flyer attached.
From Mrs Nottle
With considerable difficulty (including having to change venue at short notice because the “Over the Border” map was no longer usable when the borders closed….
Anyway, BBB have persisted and are running an event at Brooklands, near Dalveen. This is a great map, and will be a good event with Liz controlling. NOTE: the shortest way (about 25 mins from Warwick, some good gravel) is along Old Stanthorpe Rd past Morgan Park Raceway. DON’T turn off to Cherrabah, and turn right just after passing under the railway bridge.
Orienteering at Dalveen – Sunday 23 August
Terrain: Undulating semi-open to open grazing land with some areas of open forest; scattered granite
Map: Brooklands Paddock, 2015; 1:10,000; 5m contour interval
Courses: Hard 1 – 5.6km; Hard 2 – 4.2km; Hard 3 – 2.9km: Moderate 1 – 3.5km; Moderate 2 – 2.5km; Easy – 1.8km; Very Easy – 1.8km
Entries: Enter online via Eventor https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/10328 by Wednesday 19 August to ensure enough maps are available.
Cost: Members -Adults $ 10; Juniors $ 7; Families $ 27 Non-members – Adults $ 12; Juniors $ 9; Families $ 30
Note: To minimise money handling, entrants are asked to enter online and pay their total fee owing, including SI Hire ($2) by bank transfer to:
Bullecourt Boulder Bounders Club Inc BSB: 638-010 Account No: 9628118
Starts: 9 -11am Courses close: 1pm Facilities: Bush toilet
Directions: From Warwick, travel approx. 37km south on the New England Highway and turn off at Dalveen. Go past the shop and take the first turn on the left and then left into the Old Stanthorpe Road. Follow for 9km and turn left into paddock. Allow 40 mins from Warwick.
NOTE: Please comply with all current Covid restrictions. Do not attend this event if you have any symptoms of a cold, fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath or if you have travelled from a designated Covid hotspot. Observe social distancing at the event and sanitise your hands frequently.
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.
Please remember to comply with all Covid-19 restrictions and familiarize yourself with the OQ Covid-Safe Guidelines.
- Thurs 16 July – Mid Week Orienteering – Clear Mountain
- Sat 18 July onwards – Sunshine DIY – Caloundra Parks
- Sun 19 July – Ex COVID – North Shore Cross-Country (Townsville)
- Sun 19 July – MapRun Parks Series 18 – Roma St Parklands
- Tues 21 July – Night Nav – Chelmer
- Wed 22 July – Return from COVID : North Shore Urban Adventure (Townsville)
- Thurs 23 July – Mid Week Orienteering Wally Tate Park, Kuraby
- Sun 26 July – MapRun Parks Series 19 – New Farm Park
- Sun 26 July – QLD – Training for Juniors
- Continuing Mt Coot-Tha Car Wreck Challenge No.3
Here’s an online game to help you learn your descriptions. Attached pdf for reference
In the great sport of orienteering, all moderate and hard courses use international symbols for control descriptions rather than English (or another language). See attached.
The link below will gives you some armchair orienteering opportunities thanks to Scottish Orienteering – in some of the puzzles, you will use international symbols.
The first Bush OY https://oq.orienteering.asn.au/orienteer-of-the-year event is being run by Boulder Bounders (the Warwick club). Details below. NOTE: Pre-enter and Pre-pay only by WEDNESDAY night. Note – if you would like to enter this event and have any difficulties registering through Eventor, let me know. You should pay member fees as TGS is a member of Queensland Orienteering.
Well done to those who participated in the OY at Gatton last Sunday, particularly Cas as this was his first OY event. And I will say, I am very impressed with the Schubert’s who managed to run Peak to Park prior to coming to Gatton.
There is one more sprint before we get into the bush season – Toowoomba SHS, Stuart St on Sunday 8 March. Starts from 3.30pm. Parking is in Stuart St, with a couple of parks inside (turn right after going in the gate).
Event – Toowoomba SHS
Organiser – Range Runners Orienteering Club
State – Orienteering Queensland
Date – Sunday 8 March 2020 at 15:30 EST
Event classification – Club event
Race distance – sprint
Punching system – Sportident
Class information – Very Easy 1km, Easy 1.3km, Short 1.8km, Long 2.5km
Enter online – https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/9665 – or email me and I will do it for you. Remember that all TGS students are members of O! and should pay member rates.
Read below some great coaching tips from Felicity. Maps are attached.
Hi RROC members
Even if you didn’t get to run on Ellie’s great courses at Glennie yesterday, there are some valuable tips relevant for everyone. There is so much to know in this great sport, it is good to have the opportunity to learn little bits at a time, and at local club events where you don’t actually get disqualified or punished in any way!
The first thing you need to know is that if you arrive at a sprint event via any way other than the advertised entry, you are at risk of disqualification. This is because the organisers will have worked out a way to get you to the assembly area that limits the area of the map which you are able to see before you do your course, in keeping with the rule of fairness for everyone. Glennie was extremely crowded due to the booking of their indoor sports centre, making it even harder to find the assembly area if you didn’t enter via the advertised gate which had signs up.
Different types of starts – Ellie presented a great example of a ‘hidden’ start triangle. In big competitions, the start triangle should be hidden from view of where you pick up your map. This is so you can’t watch the person in front of you run off, giving you an advantage as to which direction to go first. There is so much to take in when you first pick up your map, it is a real advantage if you are able to watch which way the person in front of you goes, and just start running in that direction as you study your map.
The long course had a map change. In this case, it was inside the plastic bag and you just had to flip it over at control 10. Sometimes a map change will require placing your used map in a box, and taking a new map from another box. There may be a taped route marked showing how and where this will happen.
Lots of great route choices in these courses for some armchair training – watch for those uncrossable items!
This Sunday’s event will be at The Glennie School. It is a fun map with some tricky challenges.
Don’t forget to register if you are able to attend. I will be away in Brisbane this weekend but will be sure to check the results and see how you got on.
Date/Time: Sunday 23rd Feb 2020 15:30 – 15:30 EST
Classification: Club event
Discipline: FootO – Park/Street Orienteering
Classes: Very Easy 0.9km, Easy 0.9km, Short 1.7km, Long 2.1km
Punching system: SI
Event form: Individual
Status: Entries opened
Organiser: Range Runners Orienteering Club
Meet in the western carpark off Vacy St, starts from 3.30-4:30pm. Newcomers very welcome! Compasses may be borrowed if required. All ages and fitness levels catered for, coaching available. See attached flyer for more information.
Map flip for short and long courses
Click here to view the latest details on Eventor and enter the event