Getting Messy at MelBushO – Hawkstowe Park, Sunday April 29

Just under 200 people enjoyed a fabulous day of orienteering at Hawkstowe Park.  The picnic area was a picture with all the autumn foliage on show.  Most courses took competitors into the complex Morang Wetlands, a new part of the map. Great use was made of small gaps in fences, oddly shaped lakes, and some steep embankments, to create plenty of route choice, even on the Easy course.  There were some nice erosion features to get to grips with as well.  Generally the terrain was open and fast, but there were definitely some places where it paid to slow down and pay attention to the map!

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The next event is on Sunday May 26 at Balt Camp, near Bullengarook, featuring tall native timbers, some areas of thicker vegetation, and a network of tracks.

MelBushO events are the perfect way to get started in bush orienteering without travelling far from Melbourne – a great for kids and families to enjoy the outdoors and learn some new skills while getting down and dirty!  You can choose your own start time between 10am and 11.30am, and opt for any of the four courses. No pre-entry is required – just come along on the day and enter at Registration. We provide coaching, course advice, and loan of a compass and an electronic timing device (SI stick). Adults $10, under-21s $5.

Directions: turn north into Carrolls Lane (west of Bullengarook) from the Gisborne-Bacchus Marsh Road, and continue to Firth Road. Melway X909 H11. NO TOILETS AT EVENT

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