Its been a bit of a patchy year for orienteering but we are pleased to announce that in partnership with our friends at Uringa Orienteers we will be kicking off the 2020 River and Bay Orienteering Series this weekend. Our first event is at Tempe.
Every Sunday afternoon from October 25 to December 13 we will give you the chance to explore the parks and streets of the Cooks River and Botany Bay. Walk or run around the line courses (2 km, 4 km or 6 km) or challenge yourself with the Score Course where you collect as many points as you can in 45 minutes. As always there will be some passionate and experienced orienteers on hand to provide assistance for beginners. Our courses are suitable for all ages and abilities from 8 to 88, go solo or in a group.
Starts are from 4 to 5pm and all courses close at 6pm.
Sunday was the fourth (and final) event for the Bay Orienteering Series. Stormy skies threatened to disrupt proceedings but thankfully the weather held off allowing 46 people/teams to experience the delights of the San Souci foreshore and parks.
Unfortunately a planned fifth event (for November 10) had to be cancelled due to concerns by the Council.
A BIG THANK YOU to our organisers and course setters, James, Kev, Margaret and Sue for organising these four events. The NSW Stingers also provided invaluable help in putting out and collecting in controls, manning the registration desk and welcoming new orienteers. Ron Pallas provided his usual IT expertise for which we are always grateful.
The events attracted a good range of both experienced orienteers and newcomers, including family groups and three groups of girl guides who turned up to our last event at San Souci. Thanks to Barbara Dawson and Ewan Shingler for providing some tips to the girls before they set off on their courses. The first three events all attracted 60-70 entrants (including some teams) while the threat of storms is likely to have contributed to the smaller number of competitors for the final event on Sunday (46 competitors).
The River Orienteering Series which showcases the Cooks River starts on Sunday 17th November at Ashbury hosted by Uringa. Check Eventor for details.