Event Report: Bush 13 Marginata

Sunday, 12 September 2021

Spring sunshine drew regular orienteers and those looking for a family day out to the southern end of Marginata. Several large family groups enjoyed the E level course that took spectacular advantage of water was actually flowing in the main creek. On the harder courses mainly open running combined with pockets of complex rock made for some interesting loop courses.

While event day went smoothly, there were several challenges and false starts during the setting process. The original area was Calophylla, off Ridley Road, but after armchair setting the team expedition to hang the tapes was aborted as Ridley Road was flooded and badly eroded. Back to the drawing board (aka Purple Pen) and a reset of the courses using the southern end of Marginata which had provided open running three years ago post a fire. Now the higher parts of the Marginata map are very thick and courses in that area would have left competitors searching for controls in head high prickly moses.

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Bush 14: Hill Park Dale Long Distance Champs

Sunday, 19 September 2021

Hill Park Dale, SW of Beverley

The Hill Park Dale map is on scenic private farm land south-west of Beverley. The area mapped consists of high-quality farmland with complex contour features, remnant vegetation, cleared paddocks and extensive rock detail. Courses have been set to cater for all levels of orienteering. The assembly area has expansive views and is a great area for picnicking.

Entries for Championship classes are now closed. Information is found in Eventor, and an Information flyer is available.
The start list for Championship entrants will be posted on Eventor as soon as possible after entries close.

Beginners and new-comers welcome!

Registration: Championship entrants must pre-enter and registration is now closed. EOD (enter on the day) registration for non-Championship participants is available 9:30 - 11 am. Please bring cash in case credit card payment is not available.

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Bush 13: Marginata

Sunday, 12 September 2021

Yarra Road & Jib Road Junction, off Great Southern Highway

Entries are now open in Eventor for a standard orienteering event at Marginata in the Helena Valley on 12th September.  This is the last bush event before the Long Distance Championships the following weekend so there will be H1 to H5 Courses as well as Moderate, Easy and Very Easy on offer. The course lengths will give all a chance to test their legs before the Champs. Given the rainy winter we've had, we are anticipating a spectacular display of wild flowers so bring your cameras and enjoy the last Orienteering event in the Helena Valley for the season.

Please note that Yarra Road is in poor condition with numerous potholes and some ditches eroded across the road. Please drive with caution and consider car pooling to reduce the number of cars required to park and limit further damage to the roads and your vehicles! Parking will be along Yarra Road so please drive and park carefully.

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