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Orienteering SA ENEWS 23 July 2019

Editorial Notes: 
Please send all contributions to  Articles should be concise & can contain hyper links but no attachments or graphics. Normally ENEWS is sent out on Tuesdays so copy needs to be sent in by Monday at the latest. Check out other news on the OrienteeringSA website: https://sa.orienteering.asn.auor the Facebook Orienteering SA page. 
Robyn Dose - Editor 

1. Event Preview 4 August
2. OSA survey on the Twilight and Sprint series format

3. New permanent courses in South Parklands
4. OSA Coaching Scholar needs a car
5. QLD MTBO  champs 31 Aug-1 Sept - enter now
6. AUS_NZL MTBO challenge - nominate NOW

1. Event Preview Mt Crawfords Goldfields 4 August
Enter now for Mt Crawford Goldfields Long Distance Orienteer Of The Year event Sun August 4th
Course 1: Hard, 11.2km, 360m climb - M21A
Course 2: Hard, 8.2km, 270m climb - M20A M35A W21A
Course 3: Hard, 7.2km, 230m climb - M45A W35A
Course 4: Hard, 6.1km, 200m climb - M16A M55A W20A
Course 5: Hard. 5.2km, 170m climb - M21AS W45A M65A
Course 6: Hard, 4.3km, 145m climb - W55A W21AS
Course 7: Hard, 3.7km, 100m climb - M75A W16A W65A M45AS Enter on Day (Hard)
Course 8: Hard, 2.9km, 90m climb - M55+AS W55+AS W75A W45A W85A
Course 9: Moderate, 4.3km, 110m climb - M14A MOB Enter on Day (Moderate)
Course 10: Moderate, 3.0km, 70m climb - W14A WOB W45B M45B
Course 11: Easy, 2.2km, 65m climb - W12A M12A Enter on Day (Easy)
Course 12: Very Easy, 1.8km, 60m climb - W10 M10 Enter on Day (Very Easy)
This is a great opportunity to (re)experience the best bits of last year’s Aust Long Championships map, including Tower Hill plus everyone’s favourite Rocky Paddock. Championship-standard courses planned by Frank Tomas for Wallaringa Orienteers. Note that there are only four Enter On The Day courses, so pre-enter  and pay online before Wed July 31st to run your preferred age class/course and guarantee yourself a waterproof map!

2. OSA Survey on the Twilight and Sprint Series  Format
OSA is inviting all interested orienteers to provide feedback on the Twilight and Sprint Series, with the focus on the Twilight Series.  The link to the survey is the quick links at the top of the home page on the OSA web site at
The survey is open until Sunday evening 11th August.
Any issues with completing the form – please contact Ken Thompson (

3. New Permanent Courses in South Parklands

New permanent orienteering courses have just been opened at Blue Gum Park (P20)/Kurangga. The start/finish is just to the west of Tree Climb on the north side of Greenhill Road. Thanks to Adrian Uppill for all his work in establishing these courses.

To get a map go to DIY Orienteenteering on our website:

Other courses such as Oaklands Wetland, Hawthorndene and St Peters River Park  have recently been updated so it is worth while visiting the above link

Ken Thompson IT Manager Orienteering SA

4. OSA Coaching Scholar
The 2019/20 OSA Coaching Scholar is Evelin Brautigam from USA. She will be arriving in SA in early September, and will probably be here until April 2020.
As in previous years OSA would like to provide here with a car, 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.

5. The Queensland MTBO Champs 
& round 2 of the national Series is being held on 31 Aug- 1st Sept at Killarney, 2.5 hours south of Brisbane.
A good chance to head north and get some Queensland sunshine, with sprint, middle & long events on the 2 day program.
The second bulletin has now been released and is available for download from
This bulletin contains all the details on the event centre, race locations and the courses on offer for you to get your entry in.
Entry is now open via Eventor and there’s Early Bird entry rates, for those quick off the mark, so jump to it!

6. AUS-NZL MTBO Challenge - nominations open
Nominations are now open for this year’s challenge team.
The challenge will be run in conjunction with the Australian MTBO Championships at Maryborough, VIC from 25-27th October.
NZOF have nominated W21, W40, W60, M21, M40, M50, M60 & M70 as the classes they wish to contest.
You can review the selection criteria here - and nominate here -

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