Orienteering Next Sunday at Passchendaele State Forest, NW of Stanthorpe
Sunday 9 June
Terrain: Undulating, pine plantation with some scattered to detailed granite; thicker areas of native vegetation on the rocky hills.
Starts: From 9am -11pm Close: 1pm
Courses: Very Easy (1.5km); Easy (1.8km); Moderate 1 (3km); Moderate 2 (2.3km); Hard 1 (5.7km); Hard 2 (4.6km); Hard 3 (3km)
Cost: Members: $10 for adults; $8 for juniors; $27 for families Non-members: $12 for adults; $9 for juniors; $5 for beginners
Facilities: Bush toilet; drinks for sale.
Online Entries: Please enter online by midnight on Wednesday, 5 June at https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/7628 to ensure enough maps are available. If you can’t manage this, please email me and let me know what course you would like to do.
From Stanthorpe, take the Texas Road (Connor Street) off High Street (the main road through town) about 750 metres north of the Post Office. Follow westwards until you pass under the Stanthorpe by-pass and then take Amiens Road to the right. Proceed 12,5km towards Amiens and then turn right at the top of a hill into Bapaume Road. Follow for 8km (past the forest station) before turning right into the pine plantation and following signs to the assembly area. Allow 25 minutes from Stanthorpe.
From Warwick, take the New England Highway south from Warwick approx. 47km to the Thulimbah turn-off. Turn right here at the Big Apple and cross the railway line and then take Amiens
Road (signposted to Passchendaele Forest) west for 11km before turning left into the forest and follow signs to the assembly area. Allow 50mins from Warwick.
Inquiries: Liz Bourne Ph 4683 6374 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On Saturday, there will be coaching at Goomburra between 11.30 and 3pm, (following the TGS Cadet orienteering at 9am) and Sunday morning is the Qld Sprint Champs at UQ Gatton.
Entries for Goomburra close on Thursday night at https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/8162 or just email me so I can print you a map.
QLD Sprint Champs – entries also close Thursday night. NO LATE entries, no enter on the day. Also note – ALLOCATED START TIMES – start list will be put up on Eventor on Saturday.
Firstly, congratualtions to Oliver, Gabriel and Will for your selection into the Darling Downs Orienteering team and good luck with your training.
There are some great upcoming events I would like to being your attention to.
- This Wednesday, 15 May, we are celebrating World Orienteering Day at Laurel Bank Park. There are Very Easy and Easy courses, as well as 3 short (1km) courses around the beautiful gardens. Courses will be open from 4pm – 5.30pm. See attached flyer. Enter online here https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/7788 or let me know by email if you have trouble entering online.
- Next Sunday, 19 May, there are 2 sprints on new maps out at Dalby – the High School, and Bunya campus. See attached flyers. https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/8514 and https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/8515
- On Saturday 25 May, there will be a number of events and training available at Goomburra. https://oq.orienteering.asn.au/events/8162
- And on Sunday 26 May, the QLD Sprint Championships will be held at UQ Gatton. https://oq.orienteering.asn.au/events/8562
If you would like to attend any of these events, don’t forget to register. I will be at Laurel Bank Park and Goomburra events and would love to see some of you there.
jCongratualtions to Oliver, Gabriel and Will for their selection into the Darling Downs Orienteering team and good luck with your training.
NEXT BUSH ORIENTEERING EVENT ON THE SOUTHERN DOWNS
Sunday, 17 March – Leyburn State Forest, west of Warwick
Come and join us for our first bush orienteering event for the season and enjoy orienteering in this open spur/gully eucalypt forest.
Courses: Hard 1 (8.6km); Hard 2 (6.2km); Hard 3 (4.9km); Hard 4 (3.4km); Hard 5 (2.7km); Moderate 1 (3.5km); Moderate 2 (2.3km); Easy (2.1km); Very Easy (1.4km)
Online Entries: Please enter online by midnight on Wednesday 13 March at https://oq.asn.au/events/7574 to ensure enough maps are available. If you can’t manage this, please email me and let me know what course you would like to do.
Sportident will be used for this event. SI sticks can be hired for $2.
Starts: 9am – 11am Close: 1pm
Members: adults – $12; junior – $8; family maximum – $32
Non-member: adults – $18; juniors – $12; family maximum – $48; Beginners – $8
Facilities: bush toilet; drinks for sale; coffee cart and muffins; sausage sizzle
From Warwick, take the Cunningham Highway westwards towards Inglewood for 34km, before turning right into Thanes Creek Road. The first 4km of this road is bitumen and it then becomes a good gravel road. 3.8km after the start of the gravel, take the right hand fork at a junction and travel a further 7km to the assembly area on Forestry Road. Allow 45 mins traveling time from Warwick.
From Stanthorpe, take the New England Highway north to Warwick and at the first set of traffic lights (the intersection with the Cunningham Highway), turn left and follow the directions as above.