[EurekaO] First Maprun Test Event is Available

 Posted by at 2:29 pm  Results  Comments Off on [EurekaO] First Maprun Test Event is Available
Dec 102018
 

Well done Ian for getting this set up so quickly. We’re keen to try it out.

We can’t be there at 5pm next Sunday so will try it before then and let you know how we go.

Thanks again

Jenny and Geoff

 

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From: All Members of Eureka
Sent: Monday, 10 December 2018 1:35 PM
To: allmembers@eurekaorienteers.asn.au
Subject: [EurekaO] First Maprun Test Event is Available

 

Hi all,

At the planning meeting yesterday at the Prendergast’s, we decided that Eureka should adopt the Maprun smartphone application to conduct the next series of BUNS.

So, before reading on, grab your smartphone and install the Maprun app from the Apple Store or Google Play! You will be asked to enter your basic personal details when you first run the app.

With that in mind, we’ve also decided to change the name of the next series to the "Ballarat Map Run", which we feel is easier for new participants to understand readily than "BUNS", which we almost always had to explain…

Before we start doing Maprun events with publicity in place, we decided to use one of our past BUNS events as a test Maprun event, to prove we can get it working before adding the pressure of a live calendar and new participants.

Last night, I took a couple of hours to work through Peter Effeney’s excellent instructions about setting up an event, and sent him the required files for last year’s event I set at Don Lead. Only a handful of people made it to that one, as many of the usual attendees were away in Europe at the time. It was a very gusty morning as well, and not very pleasant.

Very pleased to say that setting up a Maprun event is fairly straightforward, using Google Earth.

The test event is available now in Maprun, so anyone who wants to go and try it out, you’re very welcome to. We will be meeting at the Fidelity Club Kindergarten in Ripon Street next Sunday at 5pm to run as a group, if you want to run with company, or need help setting up Maprun on your smartphone. Otherwise, the event is open now and has no expiry date, so you can go and try it out at your convenience if you’re comfortable with using Maprun and how to start your run yourself.

The event is called "Eureka Test Don Lead", and it’s under the Victoria>Ballarat folder. Usually it will also appear in Events Near Me.

The exact Start point is the streetsign on the Northwestern corner of Ripon and Urquhart Streets. The Finish point is the southeastern fence corner of the Fidelity Club Kindergarten, about 30m north of the Start point.

Important: Once you Start the course in the app, and you’ve visited one or more checkpoints, don’t come near the Finish point until you’re ready to finish! Otherwise Maprun will end your run.

I’ve used the "Victorian Street-O Score" format in the event, so its 20 points per checkpoint, with 10 points off per minute or part of late after 45 minutes. That’s the closest one to our usual, but we can configure our own score format as well if we want to be different.

Maprun does allow you to read the map on your screen in the app. However, if you’re like me, trying to run while reading a small phone screen in bright sunlight is no fun, and a recipe for a very short run with a painful ending…! I’ve attached a PDF copy of the map to print out. Theres also a couple of screenshots to assist with setting up Maprun, and where the Start and Finish are.

Enjoy, these are exciting times, and Maprun will add a new dimension to our urban orienteering!

Regards, Ian

 


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[EurekaO] First Maprun Test Event is Available

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Dec 102018
 

Looks great

 

 

 

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From: allmembers <allmembers-bounces@eurekaorienteers.asn.au&gt; On Behalf Of All Members of Eureka
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 1:36 PM
To: allmembers@eurekaorienteers.asn.au
Subject: [EurekaO] First Maprun Test Event is Available

 

Hi all,

At the planning meeting yesterday at the Prendergast’s, we decided that Eureka should adopt the Maprun smartphone application to conduct the next series of BUNS.

So, before reading on, grab your smartphone and install the Maprun app from the Apple Store or Google Play! You will be asked to enter your basic personal details when you first run the app.

With that in mind, we’ve also decided to change the name of the next series to the "Ballarat Map Run", which we feel is easier for new participants to understand readily than "BUNS", which we almost always had to explain…

Before we start doing Maprun events with publicity in place, we decided to use one of our past BUNS events as a test Maprun event, to prove we can get it working before adding the pressure of a live calendar and new participants.

Last night, I took a couple of hours to work through Peter Effeney’s excellent instructions about setting up an event, and sent him the required files for last year’s event I set at Don Lead. Only a handful of people made it to that one, as many of the usual attendees were away in Europe at the time. It was a very gusty morning as well, and not very pleasant.

Very pleased to say that setting up a Maprun event is fairly straightforward, using Google Earth.

The test event is available now in Maprun, so anyone who wants to go and try it out, you’re very welcome to. We will be meeting at the Fidelity Club Kindergarten in Ripon Street next Sunday at 5pm to run as a group, if you want to run with company, or need help setting up Maprun on your smartphone. Otherwise, the event is open now and has no expiry date, so you can go and try it out at your convenience if you’re comfortable with using Maprun and how to start your run yourself.

The event is called "Eureka Test Don Lead", and it’s under the Victoria>Ballarat folder. Usually it will also appear in Events Near Me.

The exact Start point is the streetsign on the Northwestern corner of Ripon and Urquhart Streets. The Finish point is the southeastern fence corner of the Fidelity Club Kindergarten, about 30m north of the Start point.

Important: Once you Start the course in the app, and you’ve visited one or more checkpoints, don’t come near the Finish point until you’re ready to finish! Otherwise Maprun will end your run.

I’ve used the "Victorian Street-O Score" format in the event, so its 20 points per checkpoint, with 10 points off per minute or part of late after 45 minutes. That’s the closest one to our usual, but we can configure our own score format as well if we want to be different.

Maprun does allow you to read the map on your screen in the app. However, if you’re like me, trying to run while reading a small phone screen in bright sunlight is no fun, and a recipe for a very short run with a painful ending…! I’ve attached a PDF copy of the map to print out. Theres also a couple of screenshots to assist with setting up Maprun, and where the Start and Finish are.

Enjoy, these are exciting times, and Maprun will add a new dimension to our urban orienteering!

Regards, Ian

[EurekaO] First Maprun Test Event is Available

 Posted by at 1:35 pm  Quicknews  Comments Off on [EurekaO] First Maprun Test Event is Available
Dec 102018
 
Hi all,

At the planning meeting yesterday at the Prendergast’s, we decided that Eureka should adopt the Maprun smartphone application to conduct the next series of BUNS.

So, before reading on, grab your smartphone and install the Maprun app from the Apple Store or Google Play! You will be asked to enter your basic personal details when you first run the app.

With that in mind, we’ve also decided to change the name of the next series to the “Ballarat Map Run”, which we feel is easier for new participants to understand readily than “BUNS”, which we almost always had to explain…

Before we start doing Maprun events with publicity in place, we decided to use one of our past BUNS events as a test Maprun event, to prove we can get it working before adding the pressure of a live calendar and new participants.

Last night, I took a couple of hours to work through Peter Effeney’s excellent instructions about setting up an event, and sent him the required files for last year’s event I set at Don Lead. Only a handful of people made it to that one, as many of the usual attendees were away in Europe at the time. It was a very gusty morning as well, and not very pleasant.

Very pleased to say that setting up a Maprun event is fairly straightforward, using Google Earth.

The test event is available now in Maprun, so anyone who wants to go and try it out, you’re very welcome to. We will be meeting at the Fidelity Club Kindergarten in Ripon Street next Sunday at 5pm to run as a group, if you want to run with company, or need help setting up Maprun on your smartphone. Otherwise, the event is open now and has no expiry date, so you can go and try it out at your convenience if you’re comfortable with using Maprun and how to start your run yourself.

The event is called “Eureka Test Don Lead”, and it’s under the Victoria>Ballarat folder. Usually it will also appear in Events Near Me.

The exact Start point is the streetsign on the Northwestern corner of Ripon and Urquhart Streets. The Finish point is the southeastern fence corner of the Fidelity Club Kindergarten, about 30m north of the Start point.

Important: Once you Start the course in the app, and you’ve visited one or more checkpoints, don’t come near the Finish point until you’re ready to finish! Otherwise Maprun will end your run.

I’ve used the “Victorian Street-O Score” format in the event, so its 20 points per checkpoint, with 10 points off per minute or part of late after 45 minutes. That’s the closest one to our usual, but we can configure our own score format as well if we want to be different.

Maprun does allow you to read the map on your screen in the app. However, if you’re like me, trying to run while reading a small phone screen in bright sunlight is no fun, and a recipe for a very short run with a painful ending…! I’ve attached a PDF copy of the map to print out. Theres also a couple of screenshots to assist with setting up Maprun, and where the Start and Finish are.

Enjoy, these are exciting times, and Maprun will add a new dimension to our urban orienteering!

Regards, Ian





[EurekaO] Last Reminder

 Posted by at 5:08 pm  Results  Comments Off on [EurekaO] Last Reminder
Dec 022018
 

Might do a 10 am short course.  Penny Greenslade

 

From: allmembers <allmembers-bounces@eurekaorienteers.asn.au&gt; On Behalf Of All Members of Eureka
Sent: Sunday, 2 December 2018 9:44 AM
To: allmembers@eurekaorienteers.asn.au
Subject: [EurekaO] Last Reminder

 

Just hoping everyone got this

Have had some replies so sending out a last reminder

Hi All

A reminder re. Eureka interested parties getting together for a meeting
to discus how our Summer Urban Series is to operate this 2018/19 summer.

As an end of year Eureka get together  the following has been proposed:

Sunday 9th Dec at 147 Grevillea Dr Enfield

10:00am  1. Orienteering course on the Enfield Estate Map. 3k and 5k courses

                  2. MTBO course on the same map. 10k and 15k courses

12:30pm  BBQ lunch

Bring a sweet or a salad.  Meat provided.  Vegetation and Vegan options
available if required.  Pleas let me know


1:30pm  Meeting of all interested parties.

Please think about how you would like the series to run and be prepared
to present your ideas.

RSVP to roch.prendergast@iinet.net.au by Sun 2nd of Dec

Pleas indicate which activity, if any you are going to do.  Need nos for
the maps

Thanks all

Roch Prendergast

Enfield Estate 147 Grevillea Dr.



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[EurekaO] Last Reminder

 Posted by at 9:44 am  Quicknews  Comments Off on [EurekaO] Last Reminder
Dec 022018
 
Just hoping everyone got this Have had some replies so sending out a last reminder Hi All A reminder re. Eureka interested parties getting together for a meeting to discus how our Summer Urban Series is to operate this 2018/19 summer. As an end of year Eureka get together  the following has been proposed: Sunday 9th Dec at 147 Grevillea Dr Enfield 10:00am  1. Orienteering course on the Enfield Estate Map. 3k and 5k courses                   2. MTBO course on the same map. 10k and 15k courses 12:30pm  BBQ lunch Bring a sweet or a salad.  Meat provided.  Vegetation and Vegan options available if required.  Pleas let me know 1:30pm  Meeting of all interested parties. Please think about how you would like the series to run and be prepared to present your ideas. RSVP to roch.prendergast@iinet.net.au by Sun 2nd of Dec Pleas indicate which activity, if any you are going to do.  Need nos for the maps Thanks all Roch Prendergast Enfield Estate 147 Grevillea Dr. _______________________________________________ allmembers mailing list allmembers@eurekaorienteers.asn.au eurekaorienteers.asn.au/mailman/listinfo/allmembers_eurekaorienteers.asn.au

[EurekaO] Sun 9th Dec Club gathering

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Nov 292018
 
Sorry Roch, but we have another Christmas function that day.

Jonesy



From: allmembers <allmembers-bounces@eurekaorienteers.asn.au> on behalf of All Members of Eureka <allmembers@eurekaorienteers.asn.au>
Reply-To: <allmembers@eurekaorienteers.asn.au>
Date: Wednesday, 28 November 2018 3:20 pm
To: <allmembers@eurekaorienteers.asn.au>
Subject: [EurekaO] Sun 9th Dec Club gathering

Hi All

A reminder re. Eureka interested parties getting together for a meeting to discus how our Summer Urban Series is to operate this 2018/19 summer.

As an end of year Eureka get together  the following has been proposed:

Sunday 9th Dec at 147 Grevillea Dr Enfield

10:00am  1. Orienteering course on the Enfield Estate Map. 3k and 5k courses

                  2. MTBO course on the same map. 10k and 15k courses

12:30pm  BBQ lunch

Bring a sweet or a salad.  Meat provided.  Vegetation and Vegan options available if required.  Pleas let me know


1:30pm  Meeting of all interested parties.

Please think about how you would like the series to run and be prepared to present your ideas.

RSVP to roch.prendergast@iinet.net.au by Sun 2nd of Dec

Pleas indicate which activity, if any you are going to do.  Need nos for the maps

Thanks all

Roch Prendergast

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[EurekaO] Sun 9th Dec Club gathering

 Posted by at 3:20 pm  Quicknews  Comments Off on [EurekaO] Sun 9th Dec Club gathering
Nov 282018
 

Hi All

A reminder re. Eureka interested parties getting together for a meeting to discus how our Summer Urban Series is to operate this 2018/19 summer.

As an end of year Eureka get together  the following has been proposed:

Sunday 9th Dec at 147 Grevillea Dr Enfield

10:00am  1. Orienteering course on the Enfield Estate Map. 3k and 5k courses

                  2. MTBO course on the same map. 10k and 15k courses

12:30pm  BBQ lunch

Bring a sweet or a salad.  Meat provided.  Vegetation and Vegan options available if required.  Pleas let me know


1:30pm  Meeting of all interested parties.

Please think about how you would like the series to run and be prepared to present your ideas.

RSVP to roch.prendergast@iinet.net.au by Sun 2nd of Dec

Pleas indicate which activity, if any you are going to do.  Need nos for the maps

Thanks all

Roch Prendergast


[EurekaO] Eureka Royal Blue Fabric

 Posted by at 12:17 pm  Quicknews  Comments Off on [EurekaO] Eureka Royal Blue Fabric
Nov 282018
 
Eureka owns a large roll of royal blue fabric previously used the make running pants and orienteering tops. It is 1.75 metres wide and many metres long. The colour matches the new tops and could be cut up and made into pants or whatever. Please email Dale Gordon ( lazyG42@gmail.com ) if you would like to have some of this fabric or have any ideas of how to put it to good use.

Cheers
Dale 

[EurekaO] Oh dear … d’oh!

 Posted by at 8:35 pm  Quicknews  Comments Off on [EurekaO] Oh dear … d’oh!
Nov 262018
 

Dear all,

 

I have just realised that nobody had the roster for the events on Saturday and Sunday except me.  You were all too polite to ask why I hadn’t sent it out!

 

The answer is that I thought I had sent it out.  It is in my sent items box at 1.17 PM on 20th November.  Based on that assumption, I didn’t get the hint that nobody had received it.  Sorry!

 

Maybe some day it will emerge from the ether into your inboxes.  Something to look forward too …

 

Thank you all again for your help, anyway, which was particularly great considering that you didn’t know what you were supposed to be doing.

 

Best regards,

 

Warwick.