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
Orienteering this coming Sunday will be at Lake Annand. Go to https://oq.orienteering.asn.au/events/9664 for more information. If you can register on Eventor, you will be able to enter online and it will be easier to get going on the day. If you are not able to use Eventor and plan to come, let me know and I will pre enter you and make sure you have a map.
Sunday 16th Feb 2020 15:30 – 15:30 EST
Very Easy, Easy, Short, Long
Range Runners Orienteering Club
Meet on Long Street, starts from 3.30-4:30pm. Newcomers very welcome! Compasses may be borrowed if required. All ages and fitness levels catered for, coaching available. There will be 2 easy courses around Lake Annand Park, plus a short and a long sprint around Centenary Heights SHS. All courses start from Lake Annand Park. See attached flyer for more information.
If orienteering is cancelled on Sunday due to thunderstorms (see below), I’ll email you Sunday morning and let you know.
It was so great to see many of you in Queens Park on Sunday – well done to Ollie, Gabe, Byron, Aidan, Eli, Cas, Flynn and Dann . Orienteering is fun, isn’t it? Also great to see Ollie at the workshop. As our most experienced orienteer, I would like Ollie to be our captain again this year. Are you okay with that, Ollie?
Our next event is at USQ on Sunday. I think the Year 7 boys may have an event on at school that they need to attend but other year levels, hope to see you there. I will be on the registration table so be sure to see me after your race so we can discuss your challenges and triumphs.
Details for USQ are online https://oq.orienteering.asn.au/events/9651 and below. If you can, register online through Eventor. Also below is this weeks bulletin from Orienteering Queensland. If you scroll down, there is information on the Night Nav Series that began on Tuesday evening. A few boys have been asking me about Night Nav. They are loads of fun but we do not allow anyone under 15 years to run night nav on their own. You would need a partner.
Sunday 09th Feb 2020 15:30 – 15:30 EST
Very Easy, Easy, Short 1.8km, Long 2.6km
Range Runners Orienteering Club
Meet at the carpark near the entrance to the Japanese Gardens, starts from 3.30pm. Newcomers very welcome! Compasses may be borrowed if required. All ages and fitness levels catered for, coaching available. See attached flyer for more information.
All the best
The following was emailed to all current TGS parents – Thursday, 30 January 2020.
TGS is supportive of boys being able to access Toowoomba Secondary School Sport (TSSS) and Darling Downs School Sport (DD) representative pathways.
To reduce whole school emails please follow this LINK to indicate if you would like to receive information regarding representative sport trials.
A copy of the 2020 Darling Downs School Sport Combined Sporting Calendar is attached for your reference.
Please note: 10 – 12 age groups are managed by the Junior School, for more information regarding 10 – 12 years trials please contact Liz Pratt – email@example.com
For more information, please contact the Sport & Activities Office.
Congratulations to Oliver who competed at the Oceania champs over the holidays. You got some great results Ollie. Fantastic effort!
There is orienteering at Highfields on Sunday afternoon. See attached flyer.
Don’t forget to register if you are coming, thanks. https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/9180