[EurekaO] BUNS Brown Hill

 Posted by at 12:15 pm  Quicknews  Comments Off on [EurekaO] BUNS Brown Hill
Feb 222021
 
Hi All,

BUNS/Street-O event Back On this week!
After last week's sudden Lockdown we had to cancel last week's event, so this week we are back on and we will use the planned area of Brown Hill.
Slight change, it will be on Thursday evening starting at 6pm. 25th Feb Instead of Wednesday 24th Feb
Start will be at the Wallaby Track Parkrun Start Area (the bridge behind the playground next to the Brown Hill Pub on Humffray st N. get there before 6pm, for a 6pm start finish at 6:45. $5 per individual/team.
Kind Regards,
James Gray
0431738148

[EurekaO] 2021 Vic Subs Due now

 Posted by at 4:34 pm  Quicknews  Comments Off on [EurekaO] 2021 Vic Subs Due now
Feb 212021
 

Hi everyone
Just a quick reminder that 2021 subs are now due to Orienteering Victoria. Just log on to Eventor and tick Membership Details and away you go!
We now have almost 30 members for 2021 – including Chris Norwood. Does anyone know when he and Glenda are coming back to Australia ?
Cheers Blake Secretary _______________________________________________ allmembers mailing list allmembers@eurekaorienteers.asn.au eurekaorienteers.asn.au/mailman/listinfo/allmembers_eurekaorienteers.asn.au

[EurekaO] BUNS Update

 Posted by at 11:42 pm  Quicknews  Comments Off on [EurekaO] BUNS Update
Feb 152021
 

Hope everyone is keeping safe and sane! It will all pass very soon.
Just an Update this weeks BUNS/StreetO is unfortunately not possible with the lockdown. We have postponed it by a week so Brown Hill event will be on Thursday 24th, pushing the following weeks event at Canadian Lakes Back as well to the 3rd of March.
We will provide an update next week for the event details.
Until then, stay safe and it will all pass before we know it.
Regards,
James 

[EurekaO] BUNS StreetO Series

 Posted by at 10:44 am  Quicknews  Comments Off on [EurekaO] BUNS StreetO Series
Feb 082021
 
Hi All,

Just letting you all know that we are running an BUNS/StreetO Event Series.
Big Shout out to Warwick W for hosting the First one for February is going to be this Wednesday the 10th in Golden Point. START at 6pm so arrive 5:45 for a briefing, chat and get ready to go. $5 per team/individual. 
Start is at Barkly Square Carpark 1, on Princess Street Ballarat East (Behind the old Ballarat tech) See Map Below.
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Hope to see you all there! Bring your friends and family. Usual Format of Buns Point score, and try not to be late Back!
Any questions don't hesitate to contact me on 0431738148 or james.s.gray1992@gmail.com.
Following Events are at:
Brown Hill 17th Feb
TBC 24th Feb
TBC 3rd March
TBC 10th march.
Stay Posted for details.

[EurekaO] BUNS/Streeto Series February March 2020

 Posted by at 1:18 pm  Quicknews  Comments Off on [EurekaO] BUNS/Streeto Series February March 2020
Feb 052021
 
Hi All,

We have decided to set a small series of Ballarat Urban Navigation Series/ Street-O events in the coming weeks.
The proposed dates we would like to set would be the:
10th Feb – 6pm Golden Point (If anyone is available to volunteer to set, to give Warwick a chance to run Let me know ASAP!)
17th Feb – Rod will Set Brown Hill area TBC
24th Feb
3th March
10th March
We have a few volunteers keen already to set a few which is great, but we are always in need of some extras to give us a hand.
If you are available to set any of these dates, and have a preferred area you would like to run in, give me a shout and we can go from there.
Otherwise invite your friends and Family and come along to these Events.
James Gray
0431738148

[EurekaO] Tonight’s BUNS Training Event at Lake Gardens

 Posted by at 10:58 am  Quicknews  Comments Off on [EurekaO] Tonight’s BUNS Training Event at Lake Gardens
Jan 212021
 

Just a reminder that Warwick is setting the event tonight at 6pm from the shops in Lake Gardens – follow the directions below.  Hope to see you there! It is a 60 minute scatter event for walkers/runners – and given the flatness of the terrain should make it possible to get a “perfect score” of 20/20 controls. Bring your bike if you want to make the course a different kind of challenge.


Thursday Jan 21
Lake Gardens
Start at the Lake Gardens shops, enter on Lake Gardens Ave then right on Cedars Grv (QR)


Cheers
Blake

[EurekaO] BUNS streeto event this afternoon.

 Posted by at 10:36 am  Quicknews  Comments Off on [EurekaO] BUNS streeto event this afternoon.
Dec 232020
 
Hi All,

James here. Just a quick reminder there is a Buns type streeto event this afternoon. At sparrow ground in Canadian this afternoon starting on Spencer st. 
Starts 6pm. Arrive a 5:45pm.
Goes for 45 minutes or less. 
Hope to see you there. All welcome. Bring family, bring friends.
**non SI event. We’ll keep the prices down to 2020 standard – $5 per group or individual entry (pays for the map and the VOA levy for park/street events). Tell your friends and just show up at 5.45 to get instructions on the night – tips for newcomers – and general Q&A at physical distancing.
Any questions contact me on 0431738148 or send an email James.s.gray1992@gmail.com 

[EurekaO] Tomorrow at Yuille’s Homestead

 Posted by at 8:11 pm  Quicknews  Comments Off on [EurekaO] Tomorrow at Yuille’s Homestead
Dec 162020
 

G’day all,

 

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at 6 o’clock.  Just thought I should let you know that the area is pretty grass-seedy, so don’t wear your best socks, and you may like to bring gaiters or something like that.

 

Warwick.

[EurekaO] Park/Street/Urban Orienteering Events in Ballarat – two in December, two in January

 Posted by at 11:55 pm  Quicknews  Comments Off on [EurekaO] Park/Street/Urban Orienteering Events in Ballarat – two in December, two in January
Dec 132020
 

December Eureka News

*Breaking news! Warwick and James will start our events program for 2021 with two park/street events in December and two in January. 
Start – at 6pm – Finish by 7pm
Controls – either tapes with numbers on them, SI with plate controls or hanging markers
Guidelines – we will be adhering COVID safe procedures – touch-less controls – and will encourage physical spacing at the start and finish. If you don’t feel well, please stay home until you are well.

Dec 17 Thurs        Yuille Homestead, start at the east end of Vickers St in Sebas at the shelter in the park
Dec 23  Wed         Sparrow Ground, start at the shelter near the old oval off Spencer St between Kline St and Richards St, Canadian 
Jan 14  Thurs        Ballarat Nth/Black Hill, start at the shops at the corner of Walker St and Simpson St
Jan 21  Thurs Wendouree Gardens, start at the Lake Gardens shops, enter on Lake Gardens Ave then right on Cedars Gv

**So bring your SI stick or borrow one from the club supply on the night. We’ll keep the prices down to 2020 standard – $5 per group or individual entry (pays for the map and the VOA levy for park/street events). Tell your friends and just show up at 5.45 to get instructions on the night – tips for newcomers – and general Q&A at physical distancing.

***Eureka was successful in obtaining a $1000 grant from SRV for new 10 SIAC Air sticks. These will be available in mid to late January for touch-less punching on SI controls set for beacon mode.

****Ian has “boxed up” all the SI gear in handy containers for the beginning events in 2021. Should make our first big event – the NOL Hageby – a really special event. More details soon from Roch.

*****Congratulations the small band of 7 Eureka members who started their sprint season with the 2020 Victorian Sprint O at Kensington today.  Warwick and Eleanor ran great races to finish 2nd in their groups while Geoff, Margaret, Bill, Toby and Belinda were a bit off the pace this morning. Hope the four training events in December and January will bring out the old as well as encourage the new.

Cheers
Blake, Secretary 0487 420 183

MapRun Maps

 Posted by at 9:59 pm  Quicknews  Comments Off on MapRun Maps
Mar 232020
 

Hi Everyone,

For anyone visiting or residing in Ballarat who would like to go for a run using the MapRunF application, the following maps are available to print off. All are suitable for A4 paper.

If you have the older MapRun application, please install the newer MapRunF app, which is on the Apple App Store, or Google Play for Android devices.

Once in MapRunF, go Select Event, then browse into the Victoria folder, then Ballarat.

With any MapRun event, it is important that once you start your course, you STAY AWAY from the FINISH point, until you intend to finish! This is not usually an issue on the line courses, but is important for the score courses, if you happen to choose a route that takes you close to the Finish point before you’re ready to end your run.

New feature – Start Anywhere! Peter Effeney (the developer of MapRun) has recently added a new feature to MapRunF, which is a fabulous enhancement, especially for the current COVID-19 situation. Previously, the Start and Finish locations on each course were fixed by the course setter, and you had to start and finish your run at the designated locations. Now, course setters can configure a course in “Start Anywhere” mode, and in this mode you are able to start your run at ANY control on the course. MapRunF will automatically reconfigure itself to make this point your Start and Finish location for that run. So you don’t have to travel further than you have to, or if any point on a course is close to your home, you can start and finish there.

After you click [Go to Start] on a Start Anywhere course to “arm” MapRunF, the first control location you register a visit at, becomes your Start and Finish location. As explained above, once you leave the Start/Finish location you choose, don’t approach this point again until you intend to finish and end your run. After starting, for score and scatter courses, you choose the controls to visit and the order, as usual. For line courses, run the course from your chosen start/finish point in increasing number order to the highest number, then run to control 1 and continue in increasing number order until you get back to the start/finish point.

More maps and courses will be added in coming days. If you have a specific request for some MapRun controls in an area close to you, please send me an email! Enquiries to Ian Chennell, email president@eurekaorienteers.asn.au.

EventStart/Finish PointMap - Score CourseMap - Long DistanceMap - Medium DistanceMap - Short Distance
Ballarat CentralAny Control60Min ScoreLong DistanceMedium DistanceShort Distance
***NEW*** Ballarat CityAny ControlAll Courses A3 Landscape. Start/Finish at any control, and visit as many controls as you like in 2 hours. 20 Pts per control, -10 per min late back.Same Map - Select 30 Control Scatter event in MapRunF. Start/Finish at any control, and visit any 30 controls.Same Map - Select 20 Control Scatter event in MapRunF. Start/Finish at any control, and visit any 20 controls.Same Map - Select 10 Control Scatter event in MapRunF. Start/Finish at any control, and visit any 10 controls.
Canadian LakesCanadian Lakes Boulevarde45Min Score
CreswickCalembeen Park45Min Score
Daylesford POCThomas' LookoutGet Map from Links on this page
DelacombeDoug Dean Reserve45Min Score
Don LeadFidelity Club Kindergarten45Min Score
Lake EsmondLake Esmond Park45Min Score
Lake WendoureeNursery Drive Gazebo45Min Score
LucasAny Control60Min ScoreLong DistanceMedium DistanceShort Distance
MacArthur ParkAny Control60Min ScoreLong DistanceMedium DistanceShort Distance
Soldiers HillAny Control60Min ScoreLong DistanceMedium DistanceShort Distance
Victoria ParkInclusive Playspace Vic Park45Min Score
WarrenheipWarrenheip PS45Min Score