The next IKO event will be held in the Sutherland Shire on the new Kirrawee South map on Saturday 18th March. See Eventor for details. Courses will take you through reserves and streets and for those running on the long and medium courses there will be the added challenge of navigating to controls in the bush.
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Volunteer of the Year 2022
Congratulations to our very own Stephen Holloway who was awarded the honour of Volunteer of the Year for 2022 by Orienteering NSW.
The award was passed on to club President Ken Mills who presented it to Steve at our recent AGM in Wollongong. The Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to a member/s who are recognised for meritorious service to the sport of orienteering in NSW.
Making orienteering visible in the general community in the Illawarra region, Steve has been paramount in initiating and implementing hands-on workshops at Wollongong and Thirroul libraries to attract newcomers. These successful 2-hr workshops offer the public a chance to experience orienteering instruction via a video then a hands-on demo course, followed by a course in the nearby local area. More library workshops are being considered for this year.
Steve also provides coaching in local schools to support their orienteering programs and is an invaluable and pro-active member of our club. Well done Steve, we appreciate everything you do for our club and our sport!
Illawarra Map Running #2 Fairy Meadow
It was all smiles at our 2nd event of the Illawarra Map Running Series today at Fairy Meadow. Course setter Vicki made the most of Guest Park and Cabbage Tree Creek with a few slightly hilly forays into the surrounding streets for the medium and long courses.
We had 30 starters including 7 newcomers and a couple of visiting Austrian orienteers who came first and second on the medium course! David and Helen provided great instruction at the start for those new to the sport.
The short series concludes next week at Figtree where Ken and Helen have warned us that our feet may get wet!
Below are just a few of the happy faces snapped at today’s event. See Facebook for more photos.
Next local event: North Cronulla
Our next local event will be next Saturday 6 August at North Cronulla. Its always a nice map to run on with something for everyone – sand dunes, beach, coastal reserves and nice new real-estate to admire. Don Lucas Reserve is a fantastic place to start – plenty of space, great amenities and a big playground and bike paths to keep the younger members of the family entertained.
Lets cross all our collective fingers for some sunshine!
Entries are open now on Eventor.
Lets try orienteering @ Wollongong Library
IKO is pleased to be partnering with Wollongong Library for an introductory workshop on orienteering. The workshop on Saturday 30 July at 1pm will include an introductory presentation on orienteering and a fun demonstration event around the streets and parks of Wollongong.
Anyone who wants to learn more about orienteering and how to get started is welcome to join and the event is FREE!
Follow the link below to register with the library:
REMINDER: This weekend we also have our club training day at Belanglo Forest on Saturday and the SHOO Highland Forest event on Sunday, also at Belanglo. See previous posts for more details.