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Orienteering SA ENEWS 1 October 2019

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Robyn Dose - Editor 

1. Midweek training Kuitpo 9 October
2. SA Interclub relays 20 October Coromandel Valley Primary School
3. OSA Coaching Scholar needs a car...
4. SI cards for sale
5. Orienteering SA clothing
6. 2019 Australian MTBO champs - enter this


1. Next Midweek Training Half Day Kuitpo 9 October 2019
The next Midweek Training Half Day will be conducted in the Kuitpo Forest on Wednesday 9 October 2019.

To avoid forestry operations the training will be based at the Kuitpo HQ and be in the mainly native forest east of the HQ with one course of Hard orienteering standard of 4.0 km in length and 75 m climb.

Starts from 10.00 to 11.30 am with course closure 1.00 pm.

Adrian Craig, Training

2. SA Interclub Relays, Sunday October 20th, Coromandel Valley Primary School
All orienteers are invited to come out and run around Coro Primary and Frank Smith Park +/- Blackwood Forest on Sunday October 20th at the club relays hosted by the Southern Arrows, South Australia’s elite orienteering squad.
All you have to do is to form teams of 2 – only one member of the team has to be a current financial member of your club - and let your club secretary know who you want to run with before Oct 14th. So encourage all your friends who haven’t orienteered in a while, to join you in a team. It’s also possible to form teams where nobody is a club member (enquiries to ) although then your team won’t count towards the interclub trophy.
As was done previously, we have no age limitations and the choices are simply: men’s, women’s and mixed age classes on 4 different courses, which are approximately:
·         5.5km hard (split into 2 x 2.7 km, each person runs twice)
·         4.5km moderate/hard  (split into 2 x 2.2km, each person runs twice)
·         3.5km moderate (split into 2 x 1.7km, each person runs twice)
·         2km easy – each person runs once only
So you can pick a course which matches your preference, and which has been expertly planned by our WOC representatives Bridget & Simon! It’s lots of fun, and there will be prizes...for further information as it becomes available, go to:

3. OSA Coaching Scholar
The 2019/20 OSA Coaching Scholar is Evelin Brautigam from USA. She arrived in early September, so many of you may have met here at events in the last couple of weeks. Evalin is running for the Southern Arrows at the upcoming Australian Championships Carnival in NSW and Victoria
As in previous years OSA would like to provide her with a car to use for organising and running training and other activities around Adelaide, so we need our members help. If you have a car that will be available for some or all of that period, can you please notify Bridget Anderson ( and Robin Uppill ( OSA will contribute to car registration and 3rd party/property insurance and car servicing for any period for which the car is provided.

4. SI Cards for Sale
Robin Uppill has SI Card 8 – which are suitable for 95% of orienteers in SA.
These cost $45 and come in a range of colours.
Contact Robin on if you would like to purchase one.
5. Orienteering SA Clothing
Robin Uppill has a few pairs of pants and a few other items (mainly very small).
A few people have requested purchasing jackets and shirts. If we have sufficient interest a new order could be placed.  Costs are likely to be more than previously, partly because of the lower $AUS.
Contact Robin with your requirements on if you are interested. A sizing chart can be provided.


6.  The 2019 Australian MTBO Champs
The next event you should enter
Well the next MTBO event we want YOU ALL to be involved with is the Australian Championships to be held in Maryborough, Victoria from 25-27 October. 
We are hoping that everyone one of our regular, and not so regular riders, will come along and join us all, for at least one of the races. A number of people have been working very hard for a couple of years to bring some fantastic events and new maps to this showcase of Australian Mountain Bike Orienteering.
Don't let the fact that this is an Australian Championship put you off. All of the map areas are easy riding with gentle undulations, but a very good network of tracks to provide a challenge and keep you on your toes. These events are for everyone at any level and any age. If you think your age class course is too long, you can ride a recreational class in the course that suits best. There are two e-Bike classes to choose from as well.
There will be FOUR championship events contested over 3 daysplus a training event, the Championships Dinner to be held at the iconic Maryborough Station, and an IOF run MTBO Workshop for Organisers, Course setters and Controllers. This year also sees the first Australian Mass Start Championship, so make sure you book this weekend, including the Friday, to be part of this fantastic carnival of MTBO.
The Championships are also a round of the World Masters Series, the final round of the National MTBO Series and an Australia-New Zealand Challenge. All good reasons to be part of something very special.

Entries are coming along well with a large contingent of New Zealanders coming over, plus a handful of riders from Europe but please make sure you get your entry in soon.
The first 100 entries will receive a souvenir drawstring backpack courtesy of our major sponsor Wildfire Sports.
For all of the latest information, visit and download Bulletin 2.  Enter on Eventor.

SA ENTRANTS – Kay Haarsma will be running an indoor training session for this – showing previous / similar maps & discussing route choices etc.
Contact Kay on to let her know you are interested.



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