MelBushO at Tikalara, Sunday August 4 – Results and Photos

Wow – just under 180 entries! The organising crew was kept very busy all morning. Great to see the juniors step up to the plate and knock it out of the park; led by course setter Ash White, and ably assisted by Callum, Brody, Maya, Matt and Josh (and parents/club members).  The park is a great mix of open ground punctuated by small watercourses (and lots of kangaroos); remnant bushland along the Mullum Mullum Creek, which becomes more open as you head up the slopes; and even some erosion features. Fences and creek crossings provided several route choice options – my favourite leg on Course 3 was 3-4, which had a lot to think about and required several different tactics.  While my feet stayed dry, others didnt fare so well, and tales of compasses and SI sticks copping a drenching were heard back at the Finish.

Results     Splits

The next MelbushO is on Sunday August 25 at Cardinia. This is a special 50th Anniversay event – read more here.

Enter on the day from 9.30am – start any time from 10.00 am to 11.30.  Entry fee includes map, timing equipment, free instruction and encouragement.  Choose any one of the five courses, ranging from Easy navigation, suitable for newcomers and kids, right through to Hard, to challenge the experienced navigator.

MelbushO events are –

  • newcomer friendly
  • convenient (enter on the day from 9.30 am)
  • affordable ($12 adults, $6 under 21s)
  • accessible (close to Melbourne and an easy drive from central Victoria)
  • achievable (short, medium or long hard, moderate and easy courses).

 

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