Adventures with Maps

Don't stand on the sidelines - orienteering is a sport that the whole family can participate in and enjoy together. If you want to be more than a chauffeur, caterer or clothes washer, get outdoors with a map. Every event offers a different adventure: choose yours!


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MelBushO at Westerfolds This Sunday

Thursday, 21 May 2015

A cold, foggy morning gave way to a beautiful day, and we broke another record with over 170 entries today!  I can’t remember seeing so many kids, and it was a joy to watch them race down the final hill towards the finish, eager for another go.  The course was fast with a lot of open running, and not too hilly (thanks Tim and Mel for not sending us right up to the highest part of the park!)

You can check your Westerfolds results and split times, then head across to the Photos page at

If you can’t wait for another go at MelBushO, you’re in luck – there’s another event on next Sunday May 31, at Emerald Lake Park, in Emerald.  Just head for the hills, and follow the signs for Puffing Billy (Melway 127 K4).  The park has plenty on offer besides the famous train, with playgrounds, pedal boats, a cafe – and orienteering, naturally.  Note that a $4 parking fee applies, and that a RadiO orienteering course is also on offer.

Choose any of the four courses available - Long Hard, Short Hard, Medium, or Easy.  Start any time between 10 am and 12 pm.  Your entry fee includes a colour map, coaching, equipment loan, and refreshments.  Adults $10, Juniors $5.

Sportident electronic timing will be used. If you have your own Sportident stick, make sure you bring it to Registration.  Choose your map, pay your entry, register via the touch screen, and you're away!  For those without a Sportident stick, we'll provide one at Registration.

Visit for more information. 

An important note for all orienteers

When Sportident timing is used for an event it is your responsibility to-

a) ENTER the event EITHER by using Eventor (pre-entry events) OR by using the touchscreen system (enter-on-day events) [and not by both ways!]  Note also, if you go out on a second course, you must repeat the full entry procedure before going out again.

b) DOWNLOAD after the finish (or, if you have lost your SI stick, report in to an official, preferably one manning the download station) REGARDLESS of how many controls you did, or did not, find.  Otherwise organisers have to spend their time searching for you and/or reporting you missing to the police!


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