Our most recent BUNS event was held last Thursday in fine weather (Jenny’s skill in getting the weather right is improving!) in the green and leafy suburb of Lake Gardens with an extension into the playing fields of Prince of Wales Park. (Map attached).
It was quite tricky to work out an “efficient’ route with several outlying checkpoints and others in “dead ends” requiring an out-and-back trip to get to them. Perhaps a good route would go
1-9-7-18-10-4-12-13-2-11-20-8-19-17-6-15-5-16-3-14. #16 was a very unpopular point, as was #10. #11 enticed some people (the dog had to be carried!) to try the stepping stones through the pond. The consensus seemed to be that it was a good challenge to find a satisfactory sequence of checkpoints, so the brains were exercised too.
With the end of daylight saving, our next BUNS will have to be on the weekends. We are looking at having the events on Sundays with a mass start at 4pm.
Tentative dates for these events are
Sunday 8 April
Sunday 29 April
Sunday 13 May
Sunday 27 May.
Note that there is a 3 week gap between the first and second events, and a 2 week gap between the others. This is because of clashes with scheduled orienteering events.
Of course, to have these events we need people to organise them. So I am asking for offers from people willing to arrange an event. Assistance can be given if you have never organised a BUNS event before. You can choose the venue you prefer. We now have many parts of Ballarat covered by BUNS style maps, so there would be a venue close to where you live.
We urgently need someone to do the 8 April event as it is only in 12 days time. Can anybody help?????? I am unable to do either the 8 April or 29th April so will need some volunteers.
Please direct all offers of help to me at [email protected] Thank you in anticipation.
I’ll let you all know if this event will go ahead.
Results for BUNS 22 March Lake Gardens:
Peter 160 points 45 mins
Aaron +1+dog 170 48mins
Blake 150 32mins
BJ 130 44mins
Karen and Mark 180 46mins
Warwick 190 42mins
James 200 44mins
Geoff 200 42mins
Gary 140 41mins
Mark and Pepe 140 40mins
Mike and Angela 170 42mins
David 200 31mins
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