AUTUMN SERIES EVENT 2 – SUNDAY 10 MARCH – PETTICOAT GULLY, CRESWICK

Do you enjoy alluvial gold mining detail? If so then you should attend this event! Eureka Orienteers are hosting the second event in the 2019 Victorian Autumn Series. You will be spending time amongst the erosion gullies with the vast majority of the courses in the gold mining detail and only a little running in the gully/spur part- so a completely different orienteering experience to event 1!

The arena will be at the opposite end of the map from recent events so the shorter courses can enjoy the flatter but equally tricky mining areas that they don’t usually get to visit. Event Director Gary Buchan says they are planning a spectator friendly arena where you’ll be able to see and cheer your friends for whole finish sprint. It’d be fantastic if people could bring their chairs etc. to the arena rather than stay at their cars as the arena is in a nice open bit of forest (although still with shade) and the run in from the last control does a loop around the arena so you’ll be able to watch your friends go all out for finish chute glory!

After the first Autumn Series event some people may be reconsidering their choice of course. We suggest keeping an open mind. The course planners for this event, Jenny Bourne (Petticoat Gully) and the following one, Patrick Jaffe (Nerrina), have both advised that their courses will be generally 15 – 25% shorter than those at Vic Autumn 1 and in a true middle distance style. See the Information Flyer for course lengths and other details about this event.

Another nice bonus is that all controls at Petticoat Gully will be SI Air enabled! This means that those competitors who own a SIAC will be able to use it in air mode. Remember to enter with the correct SI number and people with standard SI sticks will punch controls as normal. Of course, if you want to flow nicely through the last control and up the finish chute, hire a SIAC when you enter on Eventor for $3!

Entries are now open on Eventor where the information flyer is also accessible. Enter on the day is available again but remember that pre-entry puts you in the running for both an event spot prize of your entry fee back and a larger prize of a Str8 compass if you pre-enter more than five of the series events.

We can’t wait to see you there for what promises to be another fantastic event in this series!

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