OV AGM Keynote Presentation by Teemu Karjanlainen – Contrasting Orienteering in Australia with Finland

Westerfolds Park Outdoor Recreation Hub Meeting Room
7pm, 24 May 2019

Teemu Karjalainen and his family are soon returning to Finland after an extended stay in Victoria for Teemu’s work. Before Teemu leaves we have asked if he could share his impressions of his orienteering experiences here in Australia and how they contrast to Finland.

Teemu will talk about not only the competition, and will also provide some insight to the social scene around events and clubs including family involvement, and a few of his insights may surprise you. There will be time for questions after the presentations.

Short Bio
Teemu, wife Päivi and family came to live in Melbourne in January 2018 for Teemu’s work at the Monash University Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, joining Melbourne Forest Racers. Although Teemu has experienced some injuries while over here, he and his family have been regulars at orienteering events. His daughter Linnea has particularly performed well at events, representing Victoria at the Australian Schools Champs and running in our Australian Championship winning W21E relay team earlier this year in NSW. Meanwhile his son Anttijussi is showing great enthusiasm for the sport and has won the 4M grade in the last three events of the Autumn series, plus who hasn’t noticed his youngest son Ohto investigating fallen trees, holes and how much splash a rock makes in a stream/dam!

Teemu sprinting towards the finish at Eppalock South

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