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[EurekaO] Middle Champs Update to roster

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Sep 132017
 

Thank you again to all who have willingly put up their hands for this coming Saturday.  Forecast is not particularly promising so bring warm clothing and waterproof gear.  With most of the Club members running from 1 to 1.30pm, I have had to change a couple of things to do with starts and finishes – see below

 

The Main Start has included James as he is starting very close to the last time and he can walk into the box at the appropriate time after assisting in getting the bulk of the field away.  The Secondary Start only has 18 competitors so will be done quickly and I have listed Lian there as she is not starting until 30 mins beyond the last start time at this station.

 

I have left a number of names attached to the finish and it will be necessary for perhaps Roch and Chris to always be in this space while Ian is out competing and for others listed to assist before running and then after.  It would be good for all of this group to meet with Ian around 12.30pm to know what has to happen.  Anyone else in the Club who wants to learn more about the finish procedure for future events should also get involved here.

 

11am             Parking

                      Adrian

 

12pm

Start Teams to get organised

First starts 1pm

Main Start  1 to 2pm – Mark, James. Ken

Secondary Start 1-1.20pm – Anitra, Lian

1pm

Finish

Ian,  Anitra, Belinda, John, Chris, Roch

 

 

Regards,

Mark Valentine

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[EurekaO] Entries for Vic Middle and Long Distance close this Sunday night

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Sep 082017
 
Hi all

Just a reminder to get your entries in for the 16th and 17th September events at Petticoat Gully and Creswick Diggings. Please respond to Mark [email protected]  as to what you can do at the Vic Middle on Saturday – set up on Friday afternoon, take down on Sunday after the presentations for the Long. We’ll take a load back to the store on Saturday after our presentations, but much of the infrastructure will be used again on Sunday by Bayside. So we’ll need a small crew on Sunday pm to put away the tents, tv’s, and water containers. This is our last big state event for 2017 so please support Roch and Chris’s work in the bush by giving a few hours of time. It is a EU team effort – all offers of assistance will be welcomed whether you are competing on not.

Cheers
Blake and Mark

[EurekaO] Vic Middle Champs

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Sep 042017
 

Eurekans

Your assistance is required on Saturday Sept 16 at Petticoat Gully, Creswick Forest to run the Vic Middle Championships.  Please register your availability with me asap so I can organise a roster.  Event will be held a little later in the day than usual to allow travellers to get up on  Saturday.  First starters at 1pm.  Some people still required relatively early to set up, so please indicate what your general availability will be.

 

Also if you have any time available on Sunday Sept 24 for aMAZEing Ballarat to be run within the Teachers Games (1pm to 6pm at Eastwood Leisure Complex), and/or Tuesday Sept 26 Foot O event at Yuille Station in Vickers St Sebastopol 9am to 12pm, please also let me know.

 

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Mark Valentine

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[EurekaO] Results this year in BUNS events

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Jul 292017
 
Here is the whole list of results for 2017 – hope to see many of you today at Redan on Ripon Street South at 11.00am. How are you going – try Ian’s challenge today and pick up ‘extra time’ at bonus checkpoints. I’ve always wondered how I could make the day longer! BUNS 2017 Results – Feb-Aug Cheers Blake _______________________________________________ allmembers mailing list [email protected] eurekaorienteers.asn.au/mailman/listinfo/allmembers_eurekaorienteers.asn.au

BUNS 29/07/2017 Time Bonuses

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Jul 282017
 
Since this BUNS event is in a rather more urbanised area than we are used to, with quite a few busier streets to cross, I wanted to offer a method to extend the time available to everyone, so you can slow down and take the time to cross roads safely without costing points, but also make this a part of the fun and challenge of the event itself. Introducing Time Bonus Checkpoints! On the map, there will be the usual 20 numbered checkpoints , but there will also be five additional Time Bonus checkpoints out there, marked on the map with A, B, C, D, and E. These five lettered checkpoints don’t earn any points towards your result. However… At each of these extra checkpoints, on the usual striped tape, there is a number between 1 and 20. Write this number down in the correct box on your map as usual, to show you visited. When you collect each number, if you also visit the matching numbered checkpoint, to make a pair, this will earn you an extra 3 minutes of event time, that’s added to your 45 minutes allowed without late penalty. This is to compensate for being patient when crossing roads safely. You won’t know the numbers beforehand, that’s part of the fun! If you collect a bonus number, you might find:
  1. You’ve already visited the numbered checkpoint beforehand, so you’ll instantly earn 3 extra minutes, with nothing more to do. Carry on navigating and use your extra minutes wisely! Be safe, and perhaps plan to visit another numbered checkpoint or two, to improve your score.
  2. You haven’t visited the numbered checkpoint, and decide it’s worth getting. You might have already planned to get it anyway, or you might modify and replan your route to visit that number and earn the 3 extra minutes. Again, use the extra time wisely. There’s no requirement to immediately go to the numbered checkpoint next – you might get a bonus number early in your run, and choose to visit it right at the end…
  3. You haven’t visited the numbered control, but decide that it is too far away, not part of your route plan, or the effort to get to it outweighs the benefit of the 3 extra minutes. You can simply choose to let it go, carry on navigating as you were planning to, and not gain the 3 extra minutes.
Earning bonus time doesn’t need significant additional effort or distance. Each pair is in the same general area or on logical route choices, not far distant across the other side of the map. Earn all five bonus time pairs, and you’ve got a whole HOUR to collect the 20 numbered checkpoints and get 200 points. If this is all too complicated, or you just want to run a “purist BUNS” race with only the 20 numbered checkpoints, maps will be available that don’t include the bonus checkpoints, so you can run the 20 numbered ones without the extras getting in the way. Ian Chennell (Executive Pâtissier)

[EurekaO] Canadian Regional Park Naming Ceremony and BUNS This Saturday

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Jul 122017
 
Hi all,

Saw this in the Courier today, of interest to Eureka, about the official naming ceremony for Woowookarung (the new Canadian Regional Park):

http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/4785367/regional-park-to-receive-its-name-next-week/


Also, the next BUNS event is on THIS SATURDAY at 11am, at Pioneer Park, off Gillies Street North heading towards the MCain Plant. Roch is setting the controls, and has promised to keep the courses interesting, without being, err, too interesting!!

A fortnight later on 29 July, I’ll set some controls on a new map I’ve put together featuring the numerous old nightcart laneways bounded by Sturt, Pleasant, Drummond and La Trobe Streets in Western Central Ballarat, plus the area around St Pats and Ballarat and Clarendon Colleges up to Victoria Park. I’m looking forward to exploring this very interesting old part of town.

For those setting future BUNS events, we’ve now got quite an extensive collection of good maps available to run events on. Additionally, following on from my little experiment with “Open Street Maps” as a basis for a BUNS map a few weeks back at Golden Point, and Mark’s use of OSM for his Brown Hill run last week, I’ve now found yet another great website, a UK one called Open Orienteering Map (http://oomap.co.uk). This uses the Open Street Maps features database, and basic Street O mapping symbols, to produce quite reasonable Street O maps anywhere in the world.

I’ll be trying this out for my BUNS event on July 29. Here’s what a typical Open Orienteering Map looks like. It’s not quite as well-finished as Roch’s fieldworked maps of course, but it’s still quite useable for a street-based BUNS run in simple terrain. This example took literally 30 seconds to make:

What’s my message here? Using this as a base, plus Google Maps and Google Street View to to explore in more detail and browse around the streets visually, it’s really, really easy to identify specific signposts, fences, power poles etc to put 20 checkpoint tapes on, then plot them on a map, all from the comfort of home. So, if anyone wants to have a go at setting a BUNS run, please let the Committee know. It takes no more than an hour to make a map and choose 20 control sites, and then it’s perhaps 1 – 2 hours on the day of the run to go around and stick the red-and-white tapes on your chosen sites. Don’t be discouraged from setting if you can’t commit to making a map or putting tapes out – other members will gladly do this on your behalf. We’d love to see some new faces having a go at setting courses for our BUNS runs!

Regards, Ian Chennell

[EurekaO] Child Protection Legislation

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Jul 062017
 

G’day Eurekans

A couple of conversations in other areas have caused me to properly consider our obligations under the new legislation and the attached document needs to be discussed widely and comprehensively by our Club.  We will certainly have it on the agenda for next Club Executive meeting likely to be towards end of this month.

 

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Mark Valentine

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[EurekaO] BUNS Report – 27 May 2017 Delacombe

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May 302017
 
BUNS Event 27 May 2017 Delacombe We explored some of Delacombe again last Saturday, using a different start point to give us a different perspective and create different route choices. A good number of people visited all the controls. Are we improving our navigation and route choices or was it that Roch was in a kindly mood and made it easy for us???? Will the Lawfords be in a kind mood next Saturday (3rd June) at Canadian Lakes or will they provide a stern test? To find out, meet on Canadian Lakes Boulevard, near the lakes, ready for a 11.15am start. Bonus points go to anyone who brings a friend who hasn’t tried our BUNS series. Hope you’ll be there! Results from last Saturday: Judy 170 points 44.55 Peter 190 points 42.50 Jeanette ?points(we’ll give her 200 as a default option) 44.30 Mark 200 points 32.00 Steven & Lachlan 180 points 45.00 Blake 200 points 34.00 Maurice 160 points 49.00 BJ 160 points 45.00 Angela 200 points 44.30 Ian 200 points 37 mins Geoff, Belinda & Jenny 200 points 33.00

[EurekaO] Courier Feature

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May 112017
 

See this link

 

www.thecourier.com.au/story/4651039/world-masters-gold-medals-for-ballarat/?cs=63

 

Regards,

Mark Valentine

Administration & Events Manager

 

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[EurekaO] Great News from NZ

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Apr 262017
 

Members

At the World Masters in Auckland, Gold medals have been won by Geoff and Jenny in the Sprint and a Bronze to Dale.

 

Regards,

Mark Valentine

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