Vic Autumn Series 2019

The Victorian Autumn Bush series caters for competitors of all levels and ages, from the under-10s to the over-80s.
We’re thrilled to announce some exciting new prizes up for grabs at this series! There are prizes for course/class winners and the fastest sprint finish split on each course, plus a chance of a spot prize if you pre-enter the events.
This year the inter-club competition for the Rockhopper Trophy has been revamped, and now includes the Vic Autumn Series performances and participation, as well as Victorian Relay Champs results.

Vic Autumn Series Events

Sun 24 February – Event 1: Bunjil (Bungal Forest)
Sun 10 March – Event 2: Petticoat Gully, Creswick
Sun 24 March – Event 3: Nerrina, Ballarat
Sun 5 May – Event 4: Eppalock South
Sun 26 May – Event 5: Irishtown, Vaughan
Sat 8 June – Event 6: Creswick Diggings

Event Reports and Results

Sun 24 February - Event 1: Bunjil

Results

WinSplits

Thank you to Nick, Joe, Nathan and  the Victoria schools team for putting on a fantastic event today.

The sun shone and people stayed to chat, enjoy the atmosphere after their runs, and to see if they had won any prizes. For the first event of the series it was great to see such a large turnout with 149 entries – thank you to everyone for coming along and supporting our Victoria schools team fundraising.

This year, at every Autumn Bush Series event for people who have pre-entered there is a spot prize draw for the return of their entry fee (one adult entry fee). Our first winner is Helen Alexander.

There is also a major spot prize for the series for people who pre-enter 5 or more events for a STR8 compass.

Winners of courses

1 W: Aislinn Prendergast; Natasha Key (Tie)
1 M: Brodie Nankervis
2 W: Carolyn Jackson
2 M: Teemu Karjalainen
3 W: Paivi Karjalainen
3 M: Brody McCarthy
4 W: Sophie Arthur
4 M: Alexander Rowlands
5 W: Julie Francis
5 M: Reynah Tang
Score: Andrew Hunter

Winners of the Sprint Finish

1 W: Aislinn Prendergast
1 M: Archie Neylon
2 W: Sarah Davies
2 M: John Steer; Damien Spencer (Tie)
3 W: Victoria Greenhan
3 M: Peter Hill
4 W: Milla Key
4 M: Alexander Rowlands
5 W: Clementine Neylon
5 M: Reynah Tang

Fastest Sprint finish of the day

Bragging rights go to Archie Neylon. Not only was Archie the fastest, he managed this at the end of the 8.2 km Course 1.

Sun 10 March - Event 2: Petticoat Gully

Results

WinSplits

This week our thanks goes to Jenny Bourne for her superb course setting within the gold mining area at Petticoat Gully, and to Eureka for running this event.

The positioning of the finish chute provided good spectating and the sun shone long enough for people to relax and talk after their runs and to take part in the prize giving.

This week, the spot prize draw for participants who have pre-entered went to Suzanne O’Callaghan.

At each event there will be a spot prize draw for participants who have pre-entered with the major prize being the return of their entry fee (one adult entry fee).

Plus is also a major spot prize for the series for people who pre-enter 5 or more events for a STR8 compass.

Winners of courses

1 W: Belinda Lawford
1 M: Pat Jaffe
2 W: Clare Brownridge
2 M: Ian Dodd
3 W: Judi Herkes
3 M: Bill Vandendool
4 W: Sue Trazise
4 M: Anttijussi Karjalainen
5 W: Rebecca Neylon
5 M: Oscar Wallis
Score: Rod Gray

Winners of the Sprint Finish

1 W: Tash Key
1 M: Archie Neylon
2 W: Heather O’Donnell*
2 M: Bruce Paterson; John Steer (Tie)
3 W: Victoria Greenhan
3 M: Dale Taverna
4 W: Sue Trezise
4 M: Andy Black
5 W: Eleanor Williams
5 M: Oscar Wallis

* Josie Yeatman was 1 sec faster but finished after the presentations.

Fastest Sprint finish of the day

Bragging rights go again to Archie Neylon. This week Archie took the overall win by one second, with Bruce and John hot on his heels.

Just a reminder
To receive your ‘winners’ and/or ‘sprint finish’ prize you must be there for the prize giving which is held at 1pm at each event. This also means that you need to finish by this time to be eligible for these two prizes.

Sun 24 March - Event 3: Nerrina

Results

WinSplits

The Nerrina Arena

What a nice setting for the arena today at the Little Bendigo school centred around what must be Australia’s smallest athletics track.  The hotly contested Sprint Finish competition featured half a lap of the track which made for entertaining viewing.

Thank you to course setter Patrick Jaffe and the Victoria High Performance team for putting on such a fantastic event today.

Patrick set some great courses, which were in a middle distance style on a very technical area of the Nerrina map, and involved a challenging mix of intense map reading, route choices and direction changes.

Today the spot prize draw for Participants who have pre-entered went to Jenny Bourne.

The Victoria High Performance team, in recognition that it is much easier on the organisers if participants pre-enter, added free entry to the next event to Jenny’s prize.

In addition to the spot prize draw for ‘participants who have pre-entered’ with the prize being the return of their entry fee (one adult entry fee) at each event, there is also a major spot prize for the series for people who pre-enter 5 or more events for a STR8 compass.

Winners of courses

1 W: Belinda Lawford
1 M: Bruce Arthur
2 W: Jenny Bourne
2 M: Callum White
3 W: Erdenetsetseg Choijinsuren
3 M: Blake Gordon
4 W: Sue Trazise
4 M: Anttijussi Karjalainen
5 W: Eleanor Williams
5 M: Ashley White
Score: Rod Gray

Winners of the Sprint Finish

1 W: Belinda Lawford
1 M: Bruce Arthur; Ben Goonan (Tie)
2 W: Sophie Taverna
2 M: Glen White
3 W: Wendy Taverna
3 M: Dale Taverna
4 W: Zoe Fleming
4 M: Anttijussi Karjalainen
5 W: Eleanor Williams
5 M: Ashley White

Fastest Sprint finish of the day

Bragging rights this week go to Glen White who raced to the finish in 20 secs.

 

Interclub Competition Results – Rockhopper Trophy

Series Scoring

Scoring after Event 3

Event Maps

The maps from each event will be posted below after each event

Sun 24 February - Event 1: Bunjil Maps

Sun 10 March - Event 2: Petticoat Gully

Courses

Six Courses on offer

Six courses are offered at each event, making it easy to find a course to suit all abilities and fitness levels.  Newcomers are very welcome and there are always easy and moderate courses available, together with equipment hire and coaching. There is also something for the younger children with a special ‘string’ course just for them. Pre-entry via Eventor is the preferred entry system for these events. Courses: You can choose any of the six courses offered, regardless of your age or gender. Course 1 is the longest, and Course 5 is the shortest.

  • Course 1 is Hard navigation, 7.0 – 8.5 km
  • Course 2 is Hard navigation, 4.5 – 6.0 km
  • Course 3 is Hard navigation but shorter and physically easy for the less agile
  • Course 4 is Moderate navigation and physically moderate
  • Course 5 is Easy navigation and physically moderate
  • 2 Hour Score Course – as hard or easy as you like

Prizes

On-The-Day Competitions

  • Prizes for course/class winners (such as chocolates or local produce)
  • Headbands for the fastest sprint finish split on each course
  • An exciting prize drawn at random from people who pre-enter
  • Course / Class Winners
  • Fastest Sprint of the Day

Look HERE for more detail and qualifying criteria

Series Competitions

  • 1st-3rd Placegetters on each course
  • All children under 12 who complete at least 3 events and are OV members
  • A Str8 Compass drawn at random from people who pre-enter at least 5 events!
  • VJ Orienteering Shoes for the highest placed Junior on Course 2M/W!
  • A most improved award based on km rates
  • And more tbc!!

Look HERE for more detail and qualifying criteria

24 March – Nerrina Photos

10 March – Petticoat Gully Photos

24 February – Bunjil Photos

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