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Celebrate a Special Anniversary at Woodlands on Sunday August 20

This Sunday 20th August, Tuckonie Orienteers will proudly host the next MelBushO event at Woodlands Historic Park, Greenvale (Melway reference 178 B6).  This event also celebrates the 45th Anniversary of Tuckonie Orienteers first ever orienteering event, held on the 20th August 1972, at Bullengarook, near Gisborne. Enter Woodlands from Somerton Road,Greenvale (Melway178 B6).

In recognition of this milestone that is the anniversary, Tuckonie is WAIVING the ENTRY FEE for all Orienteers who competed in that event at Bullengarook. Click HERE to see if you are one of the people who receive FREE entry!

Choose any of the four courses, and start any time between 10am and 12 noon. Adults $10, juniors (u21) $5. Entry fee includes hire of electronic timing equipment, coaching, colour map, and refreshments. Enter and pay on the day at Registration.

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A RadiO course will also be offered at the MelBushO at Woodlands on Sunday 20 August 2017. Something to add a little spice to your orienteering!

You will have a choice of two 90 minute courses:

RadiO A – score course, a combination of MelBushO controls and foxors

RadiO B – score course, foxors only

Foxor radio sniffer hire – $3; free to ARDF members

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MelbushO and VicBushO in July

Orienteering at Plenty South – Sunday July 23

Plenty South – a fantastic sunny day, with plenty of kangaroos spotted.  Andras set excellent courses which challenged us physically, gave us lots of route choice, and encouraged the less experienced navigators to try some cross country legs, and build their skills.

Results     Splits     Photos

Orienteering at the You Yangs – Sunday 30 July

Definitely a venue where it is wise to think about using the tracks and road in preference to the red line, and one where it paid to check your control numbers – there were different final controls for different courses, and some got caught out.  The long climb through the first few controls was rewarded by magnificent views, and superb granite.  Quite a few had a run first, before taking to their bikes.

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Orienteering at Woodlands – Sunday 20 August

The next MelBushO is on Sunday August 20 at Woodlands Historic Park in Greenvale – enter from Somerton Road.  MelbushO is a great way for newcomers and families to learn basic navigation skills. There will be four courses with something for everyone: a Long Hard, Short Hard, Moderate, and Easy.  Choose which one you’d like to do, and start any time between 10 am and 12 noon.  After exploring the park with a map, you can enjoy the historic homestead, retired racehorses, and plane spotting.

Adults $10, juniors (u21) $5. Entry fee includes hire of electronic timing equipment, coaching, colour map, and refreshments. Enter and pay on the day at Registration.

Enquiries: voaATiinet.net.au

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Brimbank Park

After a frosty start the sun came out for an enjoyable event in Brimbank Park.  The two longer courses crossed the river and experienced the variety of terrain on offer – open mowed parkland, grassy flats and steep rocky hillsides, with planes overhead and pylons.  The easy course had a control very close to a playground requiring a compulsory stop for the kids.

Results   Splits   Photos

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Eltham Lower Park

It was a glorious winter’s day and we all enjoyed the trails and hillsides of Eltham Lower Park. It was a busy place with trail runners, slalom canoeists, pony clubbers and orienteers!

Results    Splits     Photos

The next MelbushO is on Sunday July 2 at Brimbank Park in Keilor.  There will be four courses with something for everyone: a Long Hard, Short Hard, Moderate, and Easy.  Choose which one you’d like to do, and start any time between 10am and 12 noon.

Adults $10, juniors (u21) $5. Entry fee includes hire of electronic timing equipment, coaching, colour map, and refreshments. Enter and pay on the day at Registration.

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MelBushO at Westerfolds, Sunday June 18

This event is listed in the fixture as “Eltham Lower Park” BUT BEWARE – that’s not where you need to go!!! Parking and assembly is at WESTERFOLDS in Templestowe. Drive in the main Westerfolds Park entrance in Fitzsimons Lane – Melway 33 F1.

There is a Trail Run at Westerfolds earlier that morning, but just follow the ORIENTEERING signs and come on down to the canoe carpark by the river near the Fitzsimons Lane pedestrian underpass.

As always for MelBushO there will be four courses with something for everyone: 2.8km, 3.8km, 4.8km and 7.1km. Choose which one you’d like to do, and start any time between 10am and 12 noon.

Adults $10, juniors (u21) $5. Entry fee includes hire of electronic timing equipment, coaching, colour map, and refreshments. Enter and pay on the day at Registration.

Any questions, call the organiser – Laurie Niven 0434 291 248

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