[EurekaO] BUNS FedUni 01/03/2018

 Posted by at 11:32 am  Results  Comments Off on [EurekaO] BUNS FedUni 01/03/2018
Mar 052018
 
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Thank you all who rocked up.

 An absolutely Great turn out  with a heap of new faces! (More new faces than returnees for this event)

Weather recovered from the early showers today with a challenging course around the University and Technology Park area with a good mixture of urban and semi-urban bush controls on an unseen section of map! the A3 extended from bell avenue to geelong road and covers IBM, SRo and FedUni with alot of historical Features.


Do you manage to find the historic bridge, Culvert, and various Mining features?


A lot of seasoned orienteers took on a bit of Tutoring with some newcomers, but other newcomers went out by themselves and absolutely smashed it. There was a secret message in the results that two newcomers managed to solve before they got around even the first few controls I believe, but they still managed to continue to collect a few controls.
Everyone hung around for a few snacks and a chat about the course.

Of course the Controls up on the hill slowed down a few, but not David who smashed the course in 34 Minutes.

No deductions for points this week, because James was feeling nice 🙂

Next event is next Thursday 17:30 in Nerrina calendars.https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/6216

Thanks again everyone and we will all catch up again next week.

Name Points
Michaella 210
Lucas 210
Anita 130
Doug 130
Yvonne 110
Meghan 100
Freya 100
Elizabeth 130
Gary 190
April 130
Olivia 190
BJ 130
Rod 210
Stephen 230
Blake 230
Penny 80
David 300


Also worth noting MSW 10th-12th march (Entries have closed)

The weekend of MTB-O in creswick (Long-Sat, Sprint, Middle Sunday) 17th march-18th march. Give it a go!


And the Eureka Challenge on mount Beckworth the following Weekend 25/3 Sunday.

https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/




James Gray
Federation University Orienteering Club – Mt Helen Campus
Eureka Orienteers

[EurekaO] BUNS

 Posted by at 10:11 am  Results  Comments Off on [EurekaO] BUNS
Dec 112017
 
Hi everyone

Here are the scores from the Lake Wendouree BUNS last Thursday evening. Since the lake is an area that attracts a variety of birds, it was cunning of Jenny to “distract” us as we navigated – another skill that we’ve practiced (not being distracted by other runners – but birds are okay!) 

Name Time Total Penalty    Sub-total  +5/bird seen Grand Total
(Min) (controls) (late)
Blake G   53 200      -35 165   11×5 (55) 220
Jeanette 35 110 0 110 2×5 (10) 120
Peter J 38 120 0 120 4×5 (20) 140
Mark V 38 170 0 170 7×5 (35) 205
Warwick W 29 120 0 120 8×5 (40) 160
Karissa 39 110 0 110 13×5 (65) 175
James G 44 200 0 200 10×5 (50) 250
Judy P 42 120 0 120  2×5 (10) 130
Tsegii 40 120 0 120  2×5 (10) 130
Mike & Ang 43 180 0 180 10×5 (50) 230
Ian&Madeleine 43 100 0 100  6×5 (30) 130
David B 34 200 0 200  3×5 (15) 215

What we learned today – some people are runners, some are walkers, and some should probably just count birds!

Cheers – have a restful holidays
Blake

On 10 Dec 2017, at 5:57 pm, All Members of Eureka <allmembers@eurekaorienteers.asn.au> wrote:

The last BUNS event for this year was a rather soggy affair but nobody seemed to mind- and almost nobody had a functional map when they finished. A slight lull in the rain just before the start tricked everybody into thinking they wouldn’t need a plastic map bag, but once the runners were well away from any plastic bags, the rain came in earnest. However enthusiasm wasn’t dampened at all and everybody persisted for at least 40 mins.
Unfortunately I don’t have the results, but I think 3 people (David, James and Blake) got all 200 points and others got at least 110- a good effort by all.
It was possible to gain bonus points in this event by spotting and naming the different birds that were seen. So the results would have looked different this time with the runners who know their birds getting ahead of non-birdos. From memory 17 was the best bird total and, at 5 points per bird, this gave Mike and Angela an extra 85 points. 
 
So, another BUNS series  and another year of BUNS has finished. What have we learnt? What skills have we gained? 
We may have improved our planning skills- working out how many of the checkpoints we think we’ll get to in the 45 mins, what is the best combination to achieve maximum points and what is the best route to minimise the distance. (I always think, in an event like this, it is good to plan a route that gives you lots of options in the last 15 mins so that you can add checkpoints or delete them from your plan depending on how you are going).
We may have realised that it helps to look at the “control/checkpoint description” so that we know exactly what we are looking for- eg is it the tree or the shelter shed? 
We should have improved our fitness- surely galloping around the streets for 45 mins does something for us? 
We have seen parts of Ballarat we may not have seen before- and thanks here to all the organisers who prepared maps and put out markers. 
And hopefully we all had fun.
 
BUNS will continue next year, starting probably in February. We will let you know.
Hope to see you all there.
 
Cheers
Jenny
 
 
 
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[EurekaO] BUNS

 Posted by at 8:14 pm  Results  Comments Off on [EurekaO] BUNS
Dec 102017
 
Top job Jenny!

Thanks everyone for a wonderful year. It’s always fun and new each event. So much more of Ballarat to explore in 2018. 
Merry Christmas everyone 🙂
See you all in 2018
Cheers Angela

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On 10 Dec 2017, at 5:58 pm, All Members of Eureka <allmembers@eurekaorienteers.asn.au> wrote:

The last BUNS event for this year was a rather soggy affair but nobody seemed to mind- and almost nobody had a functional map when they finished. A slight lull in the rain just before the start tricked everybody into thinking they wouldn’t need a plastic map bag, but once the runners were well away from any plastic bags, the rain came in earnest. However enthusiasm wasn’t dampened at all and everybody persisted for at least 40 mins.

Unfortunately I don’t have the results, but I think 3 people (David, James and Blake) got all 200 points and others got at least 110- a good effort by all.

It was possible to gain bonus points in this event by spotting and naming the different birds that were seen. So the results would have looked different this time with the runners who know their birds getting ahead of non-birdos. From memory 17 was the best bird total and, at 5 points per bird, this gave Mike and Angela an extra 85 points.

 

So, another BUNS series  and another year of BUNS has finished. What have we learnt? What skills have we gained?

We may have improved our planning skills- working out how many of the checkpoints we think we’ll get to in the 45 mins, what is the best combination to achieve maximum points and what is the best route to minimise the distance. (I always think, in an event like this, it is good to plan a route that gives you lots of options in the last 15 mins so that you can add checkpoints or delete them from your plan depending on how you are going).

We may have realised that it helps to look at the “control/checkpoint description” so that we know exactly what we are looking for- eg is it the tree or the shelter shed?

We should have improved our fitness- surely galloping around the streets for 45 mins does something for us?

We have seen parts of Ballarat we may not have seen before- and thanks here to all the organisers who prepared maps and put out markers.

And hopefully we all had fun.

 

BUNS will continue next year, starting probably in February. We will let you know.

Hope to see you all there.

 

Cheers

Jenny

 

 

 

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[EurekaO] BUNS

 Posted by at 11:02 am  Results  Comments Off on [EurekaO] BUNS
Nov 302017
 

Hi

bit late I know but would it be possible to put the map with controls up attached to the emails?

this would be interesting to me sitting 700kms away but also might motivate Ballarat based folk to head out to the next event.

If worried about map copyright just put draft or something on it


Kay Haarsma

0403 565 534





From: allmembers <allmembers-bounces@eurekaorienteers.asn.au&gt; on behalf of All Members of Eureka <allmembers@eurekaorienteers.asn.au&gt;
Sent: Tuesday, 28 November 2017 1:46 PM
To: Eureka
Subject: [EurekaO] BUNS
 
Ian set a tough challenge last Thursday evening with a wide spread of controls covering a new map “Pennyweight Park”. With the start at the MADE car park we explored some new parts of Ballarat East but also covered some familiar ground around Lake Esmond. It’s nice to run in a different part of Ballarat.
Ian had set the controls so that it was very hard to choose an efficient route. This meant that the field (of 12) spread out quickly, meeting occasionally at the checkpoints (or somewhere near them as we wandered vaguely, scanning posts for the elusive red/white tape. It’s amazing how hard it is to see!).
 
Only the racehorse, David, managed to get around all of the course and this time it took him 43 mins, longer than his usual 33min run. David’s route took him on a number of zig zags across the map, starting with #1, then heading north up to the railway line, then backwards and forwards across the map down to the Lake and finally back towards the finish.  Geoff came close to getting them all and found 19 markers but it took him 50 mins to do so, so he lost most of the points he gained!
 
Our next event, and the last one for the year, is on Thursday 7 December at Lake Wendouree, near the Botanical Gardens. The start will be in the elevated rotunda, south of Piper’s restaurant and opposite the floral clock. Usual start time of somewhere between 5.30 and 5.45, or any time near that which suits you.
And since it’s nearly Christmas, we’ll have Christmas buns at our Christmas-themed BUNS.
 
Results from Pennyweight Park event:
 
Blake          44.52,     130 points
Peter           44.40      100 points
Rod             45.18      130 points, less penalty = 125
Anar            61.48       70 points, less penalty= -15
Aaron and Hannah   45.30,   80 points, less penalty= 75
Stephen      44.56,      110 points
Jeanette     45.55       80 points, less penalty= 75
Jenny          42.00,      130 points
Geoff          49.46,      190 points, less penalty= 165
Mike           48.20,      140 points, less penalty= 120
Judy            45.50,      100 points, less penalty= 95
David          43.20,      200 points
 
 
Hope to see you on Thursday week!

[EurekaO] This Weekend

 Posted by at 2:53 pm  Results  Comments Off on [EurekaO] This Weekend
Nov 082016
 

Hi everyone,

The date for the Bush O training in Roch’s last email (at the bottom of this) was wrong, but it IS ON THIS SUNDAY.  Date should read Sunday 13TH November, not Sunday 6th.

Cheers, Ian



On 8/11/2016 11:20, Ian Chennell wrote:
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Hi everyone,

We’ve got a busy weekend of local orienteering opportunities coming up!

Firstly, our next BUNS event is on Saturday at 11am at Kensington Estate, Delacombe.  Meeting point is the park on the corner of Yorkdale Blvd and Elegante Road, Delacombe:  https://goo.gl/maps/koy9TzJQvL82

Then on Sunday, Roch is running some BushO training near Daylesford – see below:  https://goo.gl/maps/qzNtAYxNauC2

Cheers, Ian



——– Forwarded Message ——–
Subject: Sunday Training
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2016 07:57:40 +0800
From: roch.prendergast@iinet.net.au
To: Ian Chennell <ian@chennell.com&gt;


Hi Ian

Would you be able to put this on the club email for me.

Roch

There will be Bush O training again this Sunday the 6th of November. Details follows:


Sunday 6th November from 11:00am to 2pm

Map will be Hepburn West. Some times called The Blow Hole

No Cost.

Meet at the corner of Basalt Rd and Yam Gully Rd. Here https://goo.gl/maps/qzNtAYxNauC2

This can be reached from 2 directions.  Off the Hepburn Newstead Rd ( Head along Main Rd out of Daylesford) or from the other end of Basalt Rd of the Midland Highway (Head towards Creswick out of Daylesford)


Training is open to all abilities and ages so come and take advantage of the excellent coaching provided by the two Finnish Girls Noora and Lotta.


Please contact me if attending so we can print maps at roch.prendergast@iinet.net.au or TXT on 0417423846.


Roch Prendergast


aMAZEing Ballarat – Event Report and Results

 Posted by at 4:18 pm  2015 News, Local Event Results, Results  Comments Off on aMAZEing Ballarat – Event Report and Results
Dec 072015
 

ablogoaMAZEing Ballarat 2015Eureka Logo

On a fine, clear day in Ballarat on Saturday 5 December, 18 teams tackled the 9th Annual aMAZEing Ballarat. This year’s event was reduced to 3 hours, but this still had most teams busy throughout discovering back streets and little known facts about this historical city.

Teams were caught off-guard this year, when their first task had to be completed before they left the start area and without the use of their mobile devices. Most discovered that they didn’t know Victoria as well as they thought, as they had to place 10 ‘smallish’ townships onto a blank map of the State. Although one team did get all correct, but it did have a Forester in its midst!

There was also a guesstimate exercise on the course this year with teams having to estimate the number of smarties in a jar. A few teams got within 5% of the correct total which was a great result considering there were 852 in the jar.

Target shots with a tennis ball proved something of a challenge for a few of the teams, and the location of Adam Lindsay Gordon’s Commemorative statue stumped some as well – perhaps they were looking for a figure or a bust, when they should have been looking for a horse!

When the time came for the usual handout of prizes and all the calculations had been completed, the real winners again were the local fundraising group for Cancer Research, the Balladonors (who will be presented with a cheque for $1000 this week), and the beneficiaries of the ABC Giving Tree program, because 18 gifts were added to the pile in the local ABC Radio station.

Final scores

Group One “The Serious Ones”

  1. Archie’s Avengers 780
  2. Segrodjengeo 770 }
  3. The Magpies 770 } (Teams 2,3,4 separated by finishing time)
  4. Team XY 770 }
  5. I thought you said left 740

Group Two “The Street O Visitors”

  1. No Clue at All 750
  2. Totally Clueless 740
  3. Albacutya 670
  4. Haven’t a Clue 655
  5. Team Xiaoping 475

Group 3 “Local Knowledge”

  1. Team XX 750
  2. Happy Feet 730
  3. 2 Saints 500
  4. Fluff Heads 440

Group 4 “The less Experienced”

  1. Walkie Talkies 690
  2. Wisejacks 650
  3. Sarah & Ivan 640
  4. Adventure Time 490

2014 Vic MTBO Sprint Championships – Results, RouteGadget, WinSplits Links

 Posted by at 12:05 am  2014 News, Results  Comments Off on 2014 Vic MTBO Sprint Championships – Results, RouteGadget, WinSplits Links
Nov 022014
 
Results are on Eventor:  http://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/ResultList?eventId=1415&groupBy=EventClass RouteGadget page:  http://rg.orienteering.asn.au/cgi-bin/reitti.cgi?act=map&id=60&kieli= WinSplits page:  http://obasen.orientering.se/winsplits/online/en/show_event.asp?id=33824

Eureka Achievements at Aust MTBO Champs

 Posted by at 12:48 pm  2014 News, Results  Comments Off on Eureka Achievements at Aust MTBO Champs
Jun 192014
 
Four Eurekans made the long journey to the Red Centre, to compete in the Australian MTBO Championships in Alice Springs, held over the weekend of 14 – 16 June 2014. The results Eureka bagged are exceptional, especially considering the small size of the contingent – no placing in any of the events was less than 5th. Congrats particularly to Harrison Keeble in M14 for a trifecta of firsts – we expect Harrison won’t forget the experience of this carnival for a while! Tony rode very well to great results in all three events, with times that were in touch with the placegetters. Blake and Dale gained placings in all their rides, with Dale gaining a couple of firsts in W70. Results and placings are as follows: Name / Class / Middle / Long / Sprint Harrison Keeble / M14 / 47:32 – 1st / 1:31:14 – 1st / 53:05 – 1st Tony Keeble / M40 / +7:06 – 5th / +8:32 – 4th / +1:28 – 5th Blake Gordon / M70 / +3:14 – 2nd / +6:14 – 3rd / +2:37 – 3rd Dale Ann Gordon / W70 / 54:48 – 1st / +15:29 – 3rd / 33:56 – 1st

Results – Vic MTBO Series #3 Linton

 Posted by at 9:00 pm  2014 News, Results  Comments Off on Results – Vic MTBO Series #3 Linton
Apr 262014
 
The event is up on RouteGadget here: http://rg.orienteering.asn.au/cgi-bin/reitti.cgi?act=map&id=47&kieli= And on WinSplits here: http://obasen.orientering.se/winsplits/online/en/show_event.asp?id=30272 Results appear as links below – click to open:

Seventh aMAZEing Ballarat Report and Results

 Posted by at 10:09 am  2013 News, Local Event Results, Results  Comments Off on Seventh aMAZEing Ballarat Report and Results
Dec 092013
 

Seventh aMAZEing Ballarat

7 December 2013

Report and Results

On a beautiful day in Ballarat, 21 teams took to the streets and parks for the 7th Annual aMAZEing Ballarat to raise funds for Ballarat Health Services and the Balladonors, who support Relay for Life.  Many of the regular teams had one thing in mind – “how to knock off the Magpies?”  Their husbands even entered a team this year in an endeavor to sabotage their performance but to no avail, the champion girls won again. The clues had most scratching their heads early on, but soon all headed out to play a game of Mollky – a Finnish stick game, attempt to estimate the weight of a gold specimen in troy ounces, row the Olympic course on Lake Wendouree on a rowing machine, scout for photographs around the city, play scrabble in the Titanic bandstand, and even visit a tattoo parlour for a stencil. As usual the organisers, Mark and Blake, invented some reasons for classes and were able to distribute many of the now famous mugs, which allow winners to declare themselves truly aMAZEing. In addition to supporting two main causes, more than 15 plum puddings will be donated to Breezeway who feed many of the homeless in Ballarat all year round, and a host of raffle tickets have been collected, which if any happen to win will give Balladonors a chance to raffle the prizes again. Eureka Orienteers are very grateful for the volunteers who manned the activities and the business owners who so readily agreed to be part of this year’s event.  Don’t forget the event will be on again in 2014, mark the first Saturday in December in your diary now.

2013 aMAZEing Ballarat Results

  Pushers and Kids
Place Team Score
1 Noah’s Team 812
2 Epic 642
3 Balazantine & Bub 622
4 Nuts 584
5 WWIN 471
  Competitive
Place Team Score
1 The Magpies 928 1st Overall
2 Trece 856 3rd Overall
3 I thought you said left 832
4 Noname 812
5 Spinning Wild 532
  Melbourne +
Place Team Score
1 3Ps & Her 780
2 Dos 719
3 Cruise Control 704
4 BK Roo 448
5 Albacutya 283
  Best of the Rest
Place Team Score
1 Ash Craven 895 2nd Overall
2 Team W 782
3 Where are we exactly 723
4 Don’t confuse me with directions 629
5 2 Saints & Magpie 393
6 Ryan & Pope 292