[EurekaO] Thanks for a great day at Lal Lal

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Apr 142019
 

Just a sincere thank you for all who had a ride, helped make the event work for the 52+ entrants (several groups), and particularly to Ed and Helen Steenbergen (course setter) and Ian Chennell (SI and map presentation guru). No injuries (other minor scrapes), no dbf’s, all courses received positive feedback to Ed, helped Tim Doman make a bid for the team, excellent remembrance gathering for Tania Elderkin, and great atmosphere around the finish. I was proud of Eureka today – and despite the numerous motorbikes, a few horses that slowed some bike riders, and the sound of gun shots that distracted a few – we had a great day!
Hope to see you all again (and bring your friends) at Creswick RACV Resort on the day AFTER the election – May 19th,
Cheers Blake _______________________________________________ allmembers mailing list allmembers@eurekaorienteers.asn.au eurekaorienteers.asn.au/mailman/listinfo/allmembers_eurekaorienteers.asn.au

[EurekaO] Roster for Lal Lal Long this Sunday

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Apr 082019
 
Hi all


I am asking for help this Sunday at Lal Lal with the Vic MTBO State Series #3 Event. The assembly area is at the corner of Mt Doran Rd and Andersons Rd – just as you come on to the mapped area. 

We need
  • one person to tow the portable toilet to / from the event – Palmer Hire
  • two people at the start from 9.30 to 11.15
  • two people at the finish from 10.30 to 12.00
  • two people at the finish from 11.45 – 1.00
  • two people supervising the parking 9.00 to 1.15
  • two people helping to set up the finish 8.30-9.30
  • three people to help collect controls 

On Friday -Saturday
  • Blake will pick and check the maps from High Tech printing
  • Ed Steenbergen (Course planner) and Blake (Event Adviser) will put out controls
  • Blake will take tents, put out signs, and bring other gear to the site early on Sunday morning
  • Ian (SI guru) has maps ready for printing, the tv’s ready for results, control boxes time synched, and the finish/generator organised

This is a great time to learn about how a small event runs so please email Blake at blakegordon1@bigpond.com and volunteer to help. Everyone who helps can have a ride or a training run so even if you don’t do mtbo please help your club out by coming along. We are really encouraging juniors – so encourage them to have a go over the school holiday Sunday. There will be mapboards and instruction/shadowing available from experienced mtbo riders. 

Cheers
Blake 
  

[EurekaO] Last Autumn Ballarat MapRun this Sunday at 5pm

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Mar 282019
 

Hi everyone

The map is printed, the course is ready – all we need is you and your smartphone on 5pm this Sunday at Lake Esmond just off Lal Lal Street at the bbq and flying fox area east of the lake. This event will be the last Ballarat MapRun on Sunday 5pm before we lose daylight saving time.
Given the area is good for walking, running and riding we are opening the event up for bicycles 
as well as groups of walkers, pram pushers and runners. All you need is a smartphone with the app MapRun loaded on your phone (free app).
Blake will have paper maps available for the usual $5 charge from 4.30pm at the bbq area east and up the slope from Lake Esmond (just east of Sovereign Hill). Parking is in the small carpark just off Lal Lal Street at the orienteering sign. Just look for the Eureka banner – a satisfying end to your weekend.
Cheers
Blake

[EurekaO] Club Relays 7 April – FINAL CALL

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Mar 282019
 

Hi all,

A couple of days left before the Club Relays team structures need to be locked in, so please read the attached info, then let me know by return email ASAP which course you would like to enter, if you’re still “on the fence” about entering.

If you already know who you want to run with, sending me a complete team of three is even better!

I need team entries in by THIS FRIDAY 29 March.

The Club Relays are quite relaxed, great fun, and also a great opportunity to earn a lot of points in one event for Eureka in the Rockhopper Trophy.

We have NINE confirmed starters so far, so that’s three complete teams already.  Would be great to get another full team together!!

The following teams are confirmed (but not in final running order yet):

Course 1
Aislinn P, Geoff L and Rod G

Course 2
Blake G, Dale G and Jenny L

Mixed Length
Judy P, Roch P and Ian C

Also a reminder that our last Maprun event in the current series is at Lake Esmond this Sunday from 5pm.

Regards, Ian

[EurekaO] Please try to participate in this Sunday’s Autumn Series Orienteering Event at Nerrina!

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Mar 222019
 
Hello All Eurekans
I just wanted to try to encourage as many Eurekan Orienteers as possible to enter Sunday’s event at Nerrina!
As these Autumn Series events are this year contributing in a new format to the statewide Rockhopper Club Award, any and every Eurekan can contribute greatly just by turning up. This year there are points awarded based upon how many members turn up out of a club’s total membership. After 2 events, and of the 10 Victorian Clubs who have participants in the 2 events so far, Eureka Orienteers are in 2nd place!!!
So, as this event is so close to Ballarat try to get on down to Nerrina and maybe the glory days when Eureka used to dominate the Rockhopper trophy may return this year!!!!!
I can even go so far as to offer a lift if anyone needs it but maybe only for 2 people as my car is small!
Anyway, apart from that, it would be great to see you all on Sunday!
Kind regards,
Gary (Eureka Orienteers)
🙂

[EurekaO] Free PD Apr 3, Ballarat and live streaming – Autism Inclusion in Sport and Recreation

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Mar 222019
 
On 22 Mar. 2019, at 10:42, Kate Morris <projects@vicorienteering.asn.au> wrote:

Hi Ian
Could you pass this information on to Ballarat orienteers?
It is a free workshop on April 3rd and can also be streamed live.
I have been to a previous event run by Shawn and it was extremely informative and useful.
This is a workshop worth attending. You will also have opportunity for networking.
Please let me know if there is a better contact for sending this kind of information to.
Thanks Ian!
Kate

Kate Morris
Projects Coordinator
Orienteering Victoria
projects@vicorienteering.asn.au
0412 439 611

———- Forwarded message ———
From: <Shawn.Stevenson@dhhs.vic.gov.au>
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 at 18:01
Subject: Free PD Apr 3, Ballarat and live streaming – Autism Inclusion in Sport and Recreation
To:

Dear Inclusion and Diversity Friends,

It is time for the Sport Inclusion CoP to get out of the city! We are taking the Sport Inclusion CoP down the road to Ballarat for the evening of Wednesday April 3rd.

The forum coincides with World Autism Awareness/Acceptance Day and will celebrate the role of people with autism, their families and coaches in shaping more inclusive sporting opportunities for everybody.  

The forum will celebrate, recognise and share the knowledge of some really great Victorians covering research in well-being, mental health and social skills while also having a focus on strategies and experiences shared by Kellie Tait and Elise Muller.

As always the event will be live streamed with the aim of increase accessibility to information for those who can’t make the evening in person.

Please see the attachment for further details and to register to attend in person or via live streaming.

As always feel free to let me know if you have any questions or comments.

All the best,

Shawn

Shawn Stevenson
Project Officer | Participation and Sector Development

Sport and Recreation Victoria
Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Level 17, 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria Australia 3000
T: 03 9096 9871

shawn.stevenson@dhhs.vic.gov.au


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[EurekaO] Club Relays 7 April

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Mar 192019
 
Hi all,

It’s Club Relays time again, so please read the attached info, then let me know by return email which course you would like to enter. If you already know who you want to run with, sending me a complete team of three is even better!

I need team structures/numbers in by Friday next week 29 March.

The Club Relays are quite relaxed, great fun, and also a great opportunity to earn a lot of points in one go for Eureka in the Rockhopper Trophy.

Looking forward to a good turnout.

Regards, Ian

[EurekaO] Where are the next Ballarat Map Runs?

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Feb 172019
 

Ballarat MapRun for the next fortnight:
Sunday 17 Feb Just off the Geelong Road/Midlands Highway at Canadian Lakes Dvd – the bbq and shelter on the right (about a block from Geelong Road roundabout). 5pm start.
Sunday 3 March A brand new map centred on Warrenheip Primary School on the Warrenheip Road. 5pm start.
Cheers Blake _______________________________________________ allmembers mailing list allmembers@eurekaorienteers.asn.au eurekaorienteers.asn.au/mailman/listinfo/allmembers_eurekaorienteers.asn.au

[EurekaO] Can you help out at the Creswick Eureka event on 10th of March, 2019?

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Feb 192019
 
Hello Eurekans!



RE: Creswick Event @ Petticoat Gully, 10th of March, 2019

I am writing about our event at Petticoat Gully, Creswick, on Sunday, the 10th of March. The planning and decisions are well under way. So this email was just a request for any assistance you could offer on the day with various roles, such as parking, registration tent, start duties etc.

Most everyone should be able to get a run if they want but I was just hoping if you reply and let me know how you can help, I will collate and send out a roster of duties!

Please let Gary (me!) know by sending a reply to me at the following email address.


Thank-you and looking forward to seeing you soon!


Kind regards,

Gary Buchan

[EurekaO] This afternoon’s Ballarat MapRun – not to be missed!

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Feb 172019
 

Hi all
Perfect early autumn weather, coupled with a map that includes parks, bush along the Canadian Creek and streets in changing suburbs, should make for a challenging 45 minutes of walking, jogging or riding. Using the new format with smartphones – it’s easy – just download the Map Run app free and bring your smartphone. If you haven’t got one – come along and tag along with someone who has! Maps will be distributed prior to 5 pm. So come early and find out all about this form of simple map navigation. All participants get a paper map – cost $5 per map. So bring your dog, or bring your pram, or let the kids tag along! Warwick’s course will challenge and make a perfect end to this weekend.
Cheers Blake _______________________________________________ allmembers mailing list allmembers@eurekaorienteers.asn.au eurekaorienteers.asn.au/mailman/listinfo/allmembers_eurekaorienteers.asn.au