It still be be a bit early for Spring flowers, but the wattles are telling us that it can’t be too far away. We’ve got some big events on the horizon – and the opening of the Cornish Hill permanent course – as well as our final event for the Winter Series at Enfield. So here is a summary…

1 Eureka Challenge at Enfield, Sunday September 1st, check the Events website for details of Roch’s effort to get us ready for the upcoming Oceania events in late September.

2 Local event at Fed Uni popped up thanks to Gary – TOMORROW – at the Mt Helen Campus starting at 4pm. So finish work and roll up to a “classic” event – complete with punch cards and the old pin punches! See Eventor for further details.

3 Early in September Ken’s Cornish Hill POC (Permanent Orienteering Course) project will be officially open – several groups have already given it a go!  so have a look and watch this space for the opening date/ceremony.

4 Victorian Teachers Games at Geelong. Sam, Toby and Mark have been busy setting up this mammoth event for the September School holidays. Watch this spot for requests for assistance on the day – it is our main event for the teachers of Victoria.

5 Australian MTBO Championships at Maryborough and Dunolly The last weekend in October should be your chance to get the bike out and have a go in the ironbark forests of central Victoria. Eureka – partnering with Yarra Valley and  Bayside – are the 3 clubs involved. Eureka will run the finish each day – so we’ll need volunteers to help out. Please contact either Blake or Ian Chennell so we can get a good team to run the brilliant finish (4 screens, OLynx, radio-controls – the lot). Check out Bulletin 2 on Eventor for the 25-28 October for details – it is going to be a great event for Eureka. So far Warwick, Ian and Blake have been doing all the preparation – now we need HELP to make the finish run like clockwork. Sign up to ride on 1 or several days and we’ll fit you in to the roster.

… and finally congratulations to Belinda and Aislinn on their recent performances for the Australian Team in Norway at the World Orienteering Champs. Well done to Jenny, Geoff, Judy and Roch for their good runs and support of the team in the most challenging terrain in the world.