[EurekaO] Committee Meeting Notes – AGM set for Sunday 4 February Noon at ELC

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Dec 122017
 

Notes from Eureka Club Meeting held at ELC on December 11, 2017

Present – Roch Prendergast, James Gray, Blake Gordon, Monica Dickson, Mark Valentine


1. Equipment Purchases
  1. Approved purchase of a suitable Club GPS for use by existing and potential mappers. Ken Dowling and Tony Keeble are currently in discussion on what to buy – other members are welcome to offer suggestions.

  2. Tear Drop Banners – 2 Finish and 1 Start to be purchased

  3. Agreed that it is likely we will need some additional SI Units and stands – Ian Chennell to be asked for opinion.

  4. Air+ Sticks was discussed but no real direction for the Club


2. Events 2018
  1. Sprint Weekend at Keilor March 12 – Geoff and Jenny are Course setters, some additional assistance from Club may be needed.

  2. MTBO at Creswick March 17/18 – 3 events, only one being organised by Eureka, Mark, Blake and Tony all involved, some additional assistance from Club may be needed.

  3. Mt Beckworth – March 18 – Warwick and John organising and setting – full Club support will be necessary

  4. MTBO at Linton – October 21 – Toby Cooper to be asked to Course Setter

  5. Sprint Weekend in Ballarat November 24/25 – 3 events listed, Eureka likely to run one event based around SMB and offer other events to either or both, MFR and DROC with suggestion that Prince of Wales precinct be used. Some need to clarify who is doing what and to gain required permissions

  6. aMAZEing Buninyong December 1, event will largely use postponed event from 2017

  7. Boutique Events (Roch, Chris, Rod). Dates and maps to be listed with Laurie Niven to get placed on calendar. Some discussion about further mapping options at Creswick west of Midland Hwy and near Park Lake – Roch to provide further report.


3. BUNS

Suggested that first group of events be listed for February and April/May given heavy commitments in March. Thursdays for Feb, Saturdays for April. Proposed dates could be Feb 8, 22 and April 21, May 5, 19. Course Setters to volunteer using existing maps or propose a new area soon.


4. AGM

Set for Sun Feb 4 at 12 noon at ELC for chicken lunch, followed by AGM at 1pm. Notice given that President position will become vacant as Mark will need to find increasing amounts of time to manage new stadium build in 2018/19

[EurekaO] BUNS 2018 Series Final Totals

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Dec 112017
 
Hi all Here are the final scores for the 2018 BUNS Series after Jenny Bourne’s 7 December event where we ran in the rain on the Lake Wendouree west foreshore and counted bird species for extra points! Cheers Blake _______________________________________________ allmembers mailing list [email protected] eurekaorienteers.asn.au/mailman/listinfo/allmembers_eurekaorienteers.asn.au

[EurekaO] BUNS

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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 <[email protected]> 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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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 <[email protected]> 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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Dec 102017
 

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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Dec 062017
 

Don’t forget the last BUNS event for this year is at Lake Wendouree tomorrow evening- 5.30ish start.

 

I understand not many people are able to stay for a BBQ afterwards so I will provide some light “refreshments” for all to enjoy while we discuss route choices and any other excitements encountered while on the course.

 

Hope to see lots of people tomorrow

Jenny

 

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[EurekaO] BUNS

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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

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From: allmembers <[email protected]&gt; on behalf of All Members of Eureka <[email protected]&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] BUNS

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Nov 282017
 
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] aMAZEing Ballarat….no Buninyong!

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Nov 222017
 

G’day Members

Don’t forget that this event is on Saturday December 2 and this year it will be in Buninyong which will add a whole range of fresh challenges.  The entry form is on our website or contact Monica Dickson directly via [email protected]  It is as so many of you know a great fun event with a wonderful charitable base and we need to keep it going. 

 

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[EurekaO] BUNS at Ballarat North – lived up to expectations!

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Nov 132017
 
Last Thursday evenings BUNS event on the new map at Ballarat North (thanks to Rod and James) certainly lived up to expectations!  Not only was there a bun for everyone but an orange quarter and chewy sweets. Thanks for all the extra effort to the Gray family!

The event got started with just over 10 having a go. It soon developed into either a clockwise or counterclockwise pattern – either #4 or #5 set up the pattern up and down the hills of the Ballarat North suburbs, bush and several parks. The warm conditions seemed to be welcomed after the last event at Mt Helen. Warwick got a early start and posted a perfect 200 in 39 minutes. He lives on the map but given it was the first time we’ve used this area in many years familiarity was no particular help. Then the mass start at 5.31 saw Peter, Judy, Blake,Tsegii, Anar, and BJ take off from the Inkerman Gully reserve at a trot which soon turned to a shuffle and walk as the hills immediately came into play. Rod warned us that the “frog” at #1 might have moved but he would not be drawn on what an ‘FP’ was at #4. The rest of the control descriptions were pretty stand – power pole, seat, for sale sign, drain grate – but several had problems with the knoll, small gum, and dead tree (sometimes you had to be under the tag before you could read the letter!)

But it was the late starters Ian, Mike and finally David who made the best use of time with Ian and David getting all the controls. David eclipsed Warwick’s 39 min with another 30 min 30 seconds finish (same as at Mount Helen). Ian got all controls – but took 8 minutes more than the 45 min limit. Mike (who also lives on the map) was only 1 minute late for a final score of 160. Course setters are getting more cunning using sites where the tag blends in with the sign or pole. And because the re-and-white tags are on objects that might be considered hazardous, there is really no need to remove them! Rod and James had one more trick for us – BJ picked it up quickly – the letters on the tags in reverse order form 20 to 1 spelled out ‘Eureka Orienteers BUNS’. After Belinda’s EUEUEU pattern from Mt Helen, the Lawford’s “all the same letter’ event at Canadian Lakes, Blake’s ‘Eureka Orienteers Run the Country’ at Victoria Park, John’s cryptic ‘back of the map’ scramble at Lake Wendouree Gardens – what will Ian think up next at M.A.D.E. (just off Eureka Street) on the 26th November? 

We’ve been really treated to new maps – Brown Hill, Redan, Mount Helen, Ballarat North – over the past two months with one more coming up at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E.).  With the return of the Lawfords from Japan and Mark from Europe, the tapering off of the school year and the weather warming up, we are expecting a big turn out on Thursday 26th Nov with the start between 5.30 and 5.45. Bring a friend and discover this historic part of town (the site of the Eureka Stockade) and get a run thru several parks and reserves we’ve never been in – linked up to the northern edge of the popular Sparrow Ground / Lake Esmond map. 

Event 15 – Thurs 9 Nov Ballarat North   Organisers – James and Rod 
Warwick Williams 39.00 200 0 200
Peter Jones 43.30 140 0 140
Judy  Prendergast 45.00 130 0 130
Blake Gordon 44.14 170 0 170
Tsegii Choijinsuren 47.00 200 10 190
Anar Erdenetsetscg 40.00 80 0 80
BJ Johnson 44.44 110 0 110
Ian Chennell 53.00 200 40 160
Mike Gustus 46.00 170 5 165
Dave Brownridge 30.30 200 0 200