[EurekaO] Thanks for your terrific support at the Super Successful 2019 Aus MTBO Champs!

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Nov 052019
 
Great to hear and read about this weekend from my vantage point at Cooks Beach Coromandel Peninsula, NZ. Not a good weekend for the Kiwis with the All Blacks being bundled out of the Rugby World Cup.

Mark

On 28 Oct. 2019 12:58 am, All Members of Eureka <allmembers@eurekaorienteers.asn.au&gt; wrote:

Hi all

Just a quick note to thank the EU team at Dunnolly today – and really all events from Friday (Jack Pascoe Reserve), MEC (Saturday morning), and Tullaroop Forest (Sat pm).  It was great to have an organised team pack up today at Dunolly –
  • control collection by Warwick, Keith (and Lorraine Wade), Andrew (and Rose Campbell), Monica, and Rick A and Leigh P (Albury Wodonga)
  • pack up of all the electronic gear by Ian, Toby, Gary and Dale and Blake
  • return of van’s contents to EU ELC store by Ian and Gary
  • final liaison with Bayside and Yarra Valley by Ian and Blake (coughing a bit less tonight after a long shower)
I am really proud of how all the movement of finish equipment – the set up-take down – was managed so smoothly –  in plenty of time for each of the 4 competitions in 3 days. The weather let us off the hook today, but we battled hail, wind, rain and thunder/lightning on Saturday afternoon. Through it all we kept a cheerful image to our guests from NZL, IRE, GBR and Hungary – as well as all the states and ACT. We didn’t make problems – just solved them with some unique Ian Chennell brilliance.
Keith Wade wanted me to pass on his particular sincere thanks to Warwick who saved our skins several times and used his controller knowledge to get a great map / courses result today at Dunolly Forest. They loved it.
I’d like to highlight the good rides of three of our juniors – Patrick Cooper (Toby’s son), Eleanor Williams, and Geordie Dickson, who had good results over the four events and really seemed to gain confidence with each ride. It is great to see smiling Eureka kids get rewards for their efforts!
There will be plenty of stories – just ask Gary for his compendium of near disasters – and the results speak for themselves on Eventor. And to put icing on the cake:  AUS 18 – NZL 14 – so we won back the ANZ banner after several years of it residing across the ditch. 
Cheers, thanks – and less stress to you all after a very full long weekend
Blake

[EurekaO] Thanks for your terrific support at the Super Successful 2019 Aus MTBO Champs!

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Nov 052019
 
Hi all


Just a quick note to thank the EU team at Dunnolly today – and really all events from Friday (Jack Pascoe Reserve), MEC (Saturday morning), and Tullaroop Forest (Sat pm).  It was great to have an organised team pack up today at Dunolly –

  • control collection by Warwick, Keith (and Lorraine Wade), Andrew (and Rose Campbell), Monica, and Rick A and Leigh P (Albury Wodonga)
  • pack up of all the electronic gear by Ian, Toby, Gary and Dale and Blake
  • return of van’s contents to EU ELC store by Ian and Gary
  • final liaison with Bayside and Yarra Valley by Ian and Blake (coughing a bit less tonight after a long shower)

I am really proud of how all the movement of finish equipment – the set up-take down – was managed so smoothly –  in plenty of time for each of the 4 competitions in 3 days. The weather let us off the hook today, but we battled hail, wind, rain and thunder/lightning on Saturday afternoon. Through it all we kept a cheerful image to our guests from NZL, IRE, GBR and Hungary – as well as all the states and ACT. We didn’t make problems – just solved them with some unique Ian Chennell brilliance.

Keith Wade wanted me to pass on his particular sincere thanks to Warwick who saved our skins several times and used his controller knowledge to get a great map / courses result today at Dunolly Forest. They loved it.

I’d like to highlight the good rides of three of our juniors – Patrick Cooper (Toby’s son), Eleanor Williams, and Geordie Dickson, who had good results over the four events and really seemed to gain confidence with each ride. It is great to see smiling Eureka kids get rewards for their efforts!

There will be plenty of stories – just ask Gary for his compendium of near disasters – and the results speak for themselves on Eventor. And to put icing on the cake:  AUS 18 – NZL 14 – so we won back the ANZ banner after several years of it residing across the ditch. 

Cheers, thanks – and less stress to you all after a very full long weekend
Blake

[EurekaO] Minutes of the EU meeting14 October 2019

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Nov 052019
 
Hi All,

I'm currently involved in putting together a calendar for our scholar, Frederic Tranchand, who will be in Vic from Nov – Mar. 
I'd love to get Freddo involved in helping out for some of your events – whether that be mapping or course setting. I think having an extra resource could be helpful to you.
Also – if anyone knows of any schools in the area that are keen for an Orienteering program or have any other suggestions for Freddo, let me know. Maybe a junior series or something akin to Space Racing in Bendigo?
Would love to know your thoughts
Aislinn

On Thu, Oct 17, 2019, 11:18 All Members of Eureka <allmembers@eurekaorienteers.asn.au> wrote:

Hi all

> At our meeting on last Monday night (14 October) it was decided…
>
> * stage a Eureka Challenge in late August or early Sept (Roch P organiser)
> * run a Winter series of up to 4 events in July / August (Gary Buchan organiser)
> * run a Summer series in Ballarat with MapRun or EOD BUNS format – 3 courses/ scatter (Gary B organiser)
> * stage part of 2020 Victorian MTBO Champs – probably Sprint at Bristol Hill or Mosquito Flat  – Mark Valentine organiser
> * stage aMAZEing Ballarat on 1st Sat in December  – Monica Dickson organiser
> * stage Victorian Teachers Games aMAZEing Geelong in late Sept – 1st Sat of School Holidays? – Sam Valentine organiser
>
> No EU commitment for the Autumn Series as we helped organise Nerrina and Petticoat/Cotty Creek in 2019.

Now it is up to YOU to fill in the blanks over the 3 weeks – course planners, organisers, venues – so that it is clear who is doing what. Please respond to the organiser (as listed above) and copy to Blake so we can confirm our proposed 2020 commitments by mid-November. We really need EU people to help the EU committee make a good program. The "same old” people can’t continue to carry the load of organising and setting courses – both in foot-o and mtbo.
>
> Cheers
> Blake Gordon
> Secretary,  Eureka Orienteers

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[EurekaO] Minutes of the EU meeting14 October 2019

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Nov 052019
 

Hi all
> At our meeting on last Monday night (14 October) it was decided… > > * stage a Eureka Challenge in late August or early Sept (Roch P organiser) > * run a Winter series of up to 4 events in July / August (Gary Buchan organiser) > * run a Summer series in Ballarat with MapRun or EOD BUNS format – 3 courses/ scatter (Gary B organiser) > * stage part of 2020 Victorian MTBO Champs – probably Sprint at Bristol Hill or Mosquito Flat – Mark Valentine organiser > * stage aMAZEing Ballarat on 1st Sat in December – Monica Dickson organiser > * stage Victorian Teachers Games aMAZEing Geelong in late Sept – 1st Sat of School Holidays? – Sam Valentine organiser > > No EU commitment for the Autumn Series as we helped organise Nerrina and Petticoat/Cotty Creek in 2019.
Now it is up to YOU to fill in the blanks over the 3 weeks – course planners, organisers, venues – so that it is clear who is doing what. Please respond to the organiser (as listed above) and copy to Blake so we can confirm our proposed 2020 commitments by mid-November. We really need EU people to help the EU committee make a good program. The “same old” people can’t continue to carry the load of organising and setting courses – both in foot-o and mtbo. > > Cheers > Blake Gordon > Secretary, Eureka Orienteers
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[EurekaO] Moved to Melbourne

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Nov 052019
 
To the members of Eureka Orienteers, 

I have recently relocated to Melbourne for a new job. I have connected with some of the Melbourne based groups to do Park and Street Orienteering. I may have to work my way up to bush orienteering again. I thank all the members of Eureka for introducing me to the sport. I will hopefully cross paths with you again. 
Regards, 
Aaron DeBuhr 

On Fri, 11 Oct 2019 08:59 All Members of Eureka <allmembers@eurekaorienteers.asn.au> wrote:
Hi all

Just a reminder to EU club members that entries close on this Sunday night (13 October) for the Australian MTBO Championships in Maryborough – Friday thru Sunday 25-27 October. 
All the information is up on Eventor – so please consider entering or helping out in the Finish on some of days.
Ian Chennell has purchased much top-of-the-line equipment to make the finish run efficiently and show results up on the big tv screens. 
We need helpers on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Finish so please contact blakegordon1@bigpond.com with your details. 
Entries from Eureka are a bit disappointing at this point – so dust off the old bike, get out the new EU top and have a go at mtbo. The terrain is relatively flat in Maryborough and the maps (3 new ones made by Andrew Slattery) should be “collector’s items” . So please get on Eventor now and send Blake an email.
A draft roster for the 3 days will be sent to all volunteers early next week.
Cheers
Blake 

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[EurekaO] Entries close soon for 2019 Australian MTBO Champs in Maryborough

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Nov 052019
 
Hi all


Just a reminder to EU club members that entries close on this Sunday night (13 October) for the Australian MTBO Championships in Maryborough – Friday thru Sunday 25-27 October. 

All the information is up on Eventor – so please consider entering or helping out in the Finish on some of days.
Ian Chennell has purchased much top-of-the-line equipment to make the finish run efficiently and show results up on the big tv screens. 

We need helpers on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Finish so please contact blakegordon1@bigpond.com with your details. 

Entries from Eureka are a bit disappointing at this point – so dust off the old bike, get out the new EU top and have a go at mtbo. The terrain is relatively flat in Maryborough and the maps (3 new ones made by Andrew Slattery) should be “collector’s items” . So please get on Eventor now and send Blake an email.

A draft roster for the 3 days will be sent to all volunteers early next week.

Cheers
Blake 

[EurekaO] Yes, I’m back

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Oct 072019
 

Hi all,

           Doesn’t time fly!!

 

I had initially thought that I hadn’t orienteered for 5 or 6 years but going through old emails it appears that it was 10 years ago (I helped in the finish tent at Bryces Flat in early 2010 but didn’t compete).

 

I had my left knee “metalised” in June 2016 and right knee in April 2018. I started power walking 5+ km daily in early June this year whilst on holidays in NZ North Island for a month and have continued since I returned. As I started dreaming that I was orienteering I thought it was time to try the real thing so went to Wangaratta last weekend.

 

It was great – a lot of new faces, some “old” faces still around (names took a while to associate); it was great to catch up with Blake, Dale, Andrew and Rose Campbell, Roch and Judy; finish/result handling has gone more “techo”; my original SI stick no longer works; the Eldorado and Beechworth maps are still technically challenging – I need to wear glasses to read those detailed maps; time for new “O” shoes (I only wore them on the Sunday event – lasted until last 3 (short) controls to go before the sole started flapping then came off).

 

We have four grand daughters (Greg has two and Michelle the other two), I retired in July last year (prepared for the change in life style during the surgery recovery and rehabilitation) and we are in the process of selling our house to downsize into something that is easier to maintain whilst we “Grey Nomad” in our caravan.

 

Rgds,

          Terry and Helen Haebich

 

From: allmembers <allmembers-bounces@eurekaorienteers.asn.au&gt; On Behalf Of All Members of Eureka
Sent: Monday, 7 October 2019 9:38 PM
To: All Members of Eureka <allmembers@eurekaorienteers.asn.au&gt;
Subject: [EurekaO] Oceania Carnival Results over the last two weekends

 

Hi everyone

 

If you aren’t a ‘orienteering tragic’ you can catch up with how our Eureka team faired over the last two weekends in the tables at Cootamundra, Wagga, Eldorado and Beechworth. These results were easy to get off the internet – but if you want more, more go to the Oceania webpage to see how Belinda (W21E), Aislinn (W21E), Karen (Staudte), Susannah (King), Andrew and Rose (Campbell), and Terry (Haebich) did at the events. It was great to see so many old friends around the big screen as Warren (Key) and others kept us up to date with what was happening in the forest from a large bunch of remote cameras! 

 

Watch this space this week as we count down to the big Australian MTBO Champs in Maryborough 25-27 October. Please save a day (or two) to help In out in the finish and results area – Eureka is doing ALL DAYS of the Finish for the 4 main events.

 

Cheers

Blake

 

EU V

11 starting competitors                       Oceania Middle Distance BEECHWORTH

Plac

Name

Class

Time

Diff

Km time

R

1

Jenny Bourne

Women 60A (25)

26:31

10:14

3

Geoff Lawford

Men 55A (39)

33:28

+2:38

9:55

5

Blake Gordon

Men 75A (27)

37:14

+6:09

15:50

7

Roch Prendergast

Men 65A (31)

42:05

+8:18

13:37

9

Dale Ann Gordon

Women 75A (14)

52:13

+19:21

23:12

12

Margaret Kertesz

Women 55AS (12)

1:05:26

+30:55

29:04

13

Toby Cooper

Men 40A (17)

1:05:06

+35:03

16:16

22

Warwick Williams

Men 50A (35)

54:53

+22:24

14:28

Download route in GPX format

23

Judy Prendergast

Women 60A (25)

1:09:46

+43:15

26:56

28

Gary Buchan

Men 45A (33)

1:06:06

+35:58

16:51

29

Eleanor Williams

Women 14A (29)

45:49

+29:37

22:14

Rod Gray

Men 60A (39)

did not start

EU V

11 starting competitors        Oceania LONG Distance ELDORADO

Plac

Name

Class

Time

Diff

Km time

R

3

Jenny Bourne

Women 60A (24)

1:02:42

+6:09

14:55

3

Roch Prendergast

Men 65A (30)

1:05:11

+10:37

14:05

4

Dale Ann Gordon

Women 75A (13)

1:10:26

+23:11

21:50

4

Blake Gordon

Men 75A (25)

1:23:08

+21:11

20:47

5

Toby Cooper

Men 35AS (5)

2:10:05

+44:02

21:57

5

Geoff Lawford

Men 55A (38)

1:12:08

+13:00

12:04

14

Eleanor Williams

Women 12A (16)

1:40:24

+1:09:12

33:28

Download route in GPX format

15

Warwick Williams

Men 50A (33)

1:38:30

+37:16

14:35

Download route in GPX format

26

Gary Buchan

Men 45A (29)

2:38:09

+1:28:02

20:20

Judy Prendergast

Women 55AS (14)

mispunched

Margaret Kertesz

Women 55AS (14)

mispunched

Rod Gray

Men 60A (34)

did not start

 

EU V

10 starting competitors     Australian SPRINT Distance WAGGA WAGGA

Plac

Name

Class

Time

Diff

Km time

1

Jenny Bourne

Women 60 (32)

13:48

6:51

3

Geoff Lawford

Men 55 (48)

15:21

+0:36

6:56

4

Dale Ann Gordon

Women 75 (10)

19:38

+2:48

13:00

7

Blake Gordon

Men 75 (23)

19:05

+4:40

10:29

12

Warwick Williams

Men 50 (30)

22:11

+6:02

8:33

15

Roch Prendergast

Men 65 (32)

19:22

+4:13

8:43

17

Rod Gray

Men 60 (35)

18:31

+5:01

7:40

27

Eleanor Williams

Women 14 (31)

27:38

+14:39

12:47

29

Judy Prendergast

Women 60 (32)

32:49

+19:01

16:19

32

Gary Buchan

Men 21E (37)

45:44

+30:12

14:33

 

EU V

10 starting competitors  Australian LONG Distance  Split Rock COOTAMUNDRA

Plac

Name

Class

Time

Diff

Km time

1

Jenny Bourne

Women 60A (24)

39:34

9:15

6

Rod Gray

Men 60A (37)

1:01:17

+15:29

10:45

7

Blake Gordon

Men 75A (24)

54:05

+21:20

16:32

10

Dale Ann Gordon

Women 75A (12)

57:51

+22:29

20:57

12

Eleanor Williams

Women 12A (14)

28:23

+15:29

12:54

12

Warwick Williams

Men 50A (31)

1:18:55

+28:12

11:46

12

Judy Prendergast

Women 55AS (17)

58:37

+22:12

21:14

13

Geoff Lawford

Men 55A (43)

1:00:46

+12:04

10:06

22

Roch Prendergast

Men 65A (33)

1:00:58

+21:43

13:06

25

Gary Buchan

Men 45A (33)

2:05:49

+1:13:29

17:59

 

[EurekaO] Oceania Carnival Results over the last two weekends

 Posted by at 9:38 pm  Quicknews  Comments Off on [EurekaO] Oceania Carnival Results over the last two weekends
Oct 072019
 
Hi everyone


If you aren’t a ‘orienteering tragic’ you can catch up with how our Eureka team faired over the last two weekends in the tables at Cootamundra, Wagga, Eldorado and Beechworth. These results were easy to get off the internet – but if you want more, more go to the Oceania webpage to see how Belinda (W21E), Aislinn (W21E), Karen (Staudte), Susannah (King), Andrew and Rose (Campbell), and Terry (Haebich) did at the events. It was great to see so many old friends around the big screen as Warren (Key) and others kept us up to date with what was happening in the forest from a large bunch of remote cameras! 

Watch this space this week as we count down to the big Australian MTBO Champs in Maryborough 25-27 October. Please save a day (or two) to help In out in the finish and results area – Eureka is doing ALL DAYS of the Finish for the 4 main events.

Cheers
Blake

EU V

11 starting competitors Oceania Middle Distance BEECHWORTH

Plac Name Class Time Diff Km time R
1 Jenny Bourne Women 60A (25) 26:31 10:14
3 Geoff Lawford Men 55A (39) 33:28 +2:38 9:55
5 Blake Gordon Men 75A (27) 37:14 +6:09 15:50
7 Roch Prendergast Men 65A (31) 42:05 +8:18 13:37
9 Dale Ann Gordon Women 75A (14) 52:13 +19:21 23:12
12 Margaret Kertesz Women 55AS (12) 1:05:26 +30:55 29:04
13 Toby Cooper Men 40A (17) 1:05:06 +35:03 16:16
22 Warwick Williams Men 50A (35) 54:53 +22:24 14:28 Download route in GPX format
23 Judy Prendergast Women 60A (25) 1:09:46 +43:15 26:56
28 Gary Buchan Men 45A (33) 1:06:06 +35:58 16:51
29 Eleanor Williams Women 14A (29) 45:49 +29:37 22:14
Rod Gray Men 60A (39) did not start

EU V

11 starting competitors        Oceania LONG Distance ELDORADO

Plac Name Class Time Diff Km time R
3 Jenny Bourne Women 60A (24) 1:02:42 +6:09 14:55
3 Roch Prendergast Men 65A (30) 1:05:11 +10:37 14:05
4 Dale Ann Gordon Women 75A (13) 1:10:26 +23:11 21:50
4 Blake Gordon Men 75A (25) 1:23:08 +21:11 20:47
5 Toby Cooper Men 35AS (5) 2:10:05 +44:02 21:57
5 Geoff Lawford Men 55A (38) 1:12:08 +13:00 12:04
14 Eleanor Williams Women 12A (16) 1:40:24 +1:09:12 33:28 Download route in GPX format
15 Warwick Williams Men 50A (33) 1:38:30 +37:16 14:35 Download route in GPX format
26 Gary Buchan Men 45A (29) 2:38:09 +1:28:02 20:20
Judy Prendergast Women 55AS (14) mispunched
Margaret Kertesz Women 55AS (14) mispunched
Rod Gray Men 60A (34) did not start


EU V

10 starting competitors     Australian SPRINT Distance WAGGA WAGGA

Plac Name Class Time Diff Km time
1 Jenny Bourne Women 60 (32) 13:48 6:51
3 Geoff Lawford Men 55 (48) 15:21 +0:36 6:56
4 Dale Ann Gordon Women 75 (10) 19:38 +2:48 13:00
7 Blake Gordon Men 75 (23) 19:05 +4:40 10:29
12 Warwick Williams Men 50 (30) 22:11 +6:02 8:33
15 Roch Prendergast Men 65 (32) 19:22 +4:13 8:43
17 Rod Gray Men 60 (35) 18:31 +5:01 7:40
27 Eleanor Williams Women 14 (31) 27:38 +14:39 12:47
29 Judy Prendergast Women 60 (32) 32:49 +19:01 16:19
32 Gary Buchan Men 21E (37) 45:44 +30:12 14:33


EU V

10 starting competitors  Australian LONG Distance  Split Rock COOTAMUNDRA

Plac Name Class Time Diff Km time
1 Jenny Bourne Women 60A (24) 39:34 9:15
6 Rod Gray Men 60A (37) 1:01:17 +15:29 10:45
7 Blake Gordon Men 75A (24) 54:05 +21:20 16:32
10 Dale Ann Gordon Women 75A (12) 57:51 +22:29 20:57
12 Eleanor Williams Women 12A (14) 28:23 +15:29 12:54
12 Warwick Williams Men 50A (31) 1:18:55 +28:12 11:46
12 Judy Prendergast Women 55AS (17) 58:37 +22:12 21:14
13 Geoff Lawford Men 55A (43) 1:00:46 +12:04 10:06
22 Roch Prendergast Men 65A (33) 1:00:58 +21:43 13:06
25 Gary Buchan Men 45A (33) 2:05:49 +1:13:29 17:59

[EurekaO] Eureka Winter Seris #2 Sun 7th

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Sep 232019
 
Hi All

The second event of the Eureka Winter Series is this Sun 7th of July.
Start between 11:00am and Midday.  Course close at 1:30pm.
3 Courses are available
Course 1: 5km Hard
Course 2: 3km Hard
Course 3; 2km Moderate to easy.
The terrain is mostly spur gully with some small pockets of mining. Mostly open running but with some patches of bracken and regrowth from logging.
Please enter on line to help with numbers for map printing and pay your $10 or $5 for juniors on arrival.
The assembly area can be reached by travelling along Sebastopol/Smythesdale Rd.  Then turn into State Forest Rd.  After 6km turn left into Victoria Rd and follow O signs.
Thanks
Roch

[EurekaO] Photos requested for Daylesford POC leaflet

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Sep 232019
 
Desperately seeking, not necessarily Susan, but photo of  youngsters or family group orienteering. This is for the Daylesford Permanent Orienteering Course leaflet title page. Slight preference they not be in O gear as long as it appears they are orienteering. 
Please send to me or direct to Peter Cusworth who is preparing the leaflet. Peter is also on the lookout for such photos for the annual bush-o leaflet.
Hope you can help, Ken