Bush 3 & 4 - WA Winter Classic
Sunday 4th - Monday 5th June
This year's Winter Classic will be held at Kenine Hill on the Sunday and Monday of the June Long Weekend! This is the only event on the OWA calendar this year where your performance over two days counts for the overall result. Awards are made for first male and first female on each course, based on cumulative time over the two days.
The WA Classic is a great opportunity to get out of the city for a two-day event, camp on the Sunday night, enjoy the evening with your orienteering friends and be fresh to compete on the Monday morning.
While either day can be entered as a standalone single day event, only those people who enter both days and run the same course each day will be eligible for the WA Classic overall awards. So if you run Hard 2 on Day 1 you will need to run Hard 2 on Day 2 to qualify. There is no requirement to enter any specific course based on age grouping.
Day 1: Sunday afternoon's event is middle distance, set by Jen Graham and controlled by John Toomey. The terrain is good visibility open farmland that is somewhat rocky underfoot in places. H1 and H2 will traverse steeper grazed bush terrain that allows easy movement.
Day 2: Monday morning 's classic long distance courses are set on classic open, undulating WA farmland with scattered Granite outcrops and bush areas both big and small, which should allow for fast orienteering. Set by Harry Nicholson, with Tony Whittaker as the controller.
Pre-entry via Eventor is preferred for both Day 1 and Day 2: entries close at midnight on Friday 2nd June. A limited number of maps will be available for EOD (enter on the day); please bring cash for payment, card/eftpos not available.
Courses available: VE, E, M, and H4-H1.
Start times: 12:30-14:15 on Sunday, 9:30-11:00 on Monday.
Remember to bring:
• WATER: no water available at the start, finish or on the courses;
• Sunscreen, insect repellent, hat;
• Compass and SI stick, or you can borrow either or both at the event;
• Leg protection is recommended.
Directions to the event are in Eventor.
Camping is available on both Saturday and Sundays night near the assembly area, however the map area is out-of-bounds until courses open on Sunday afternoon.
More information is available in the information flyer in Eventor.
There is information about bush events on the OWA web page.
Dogs are not permitted at bush events.
Photos: Kenine Hill in 2021, by Rob West, Ellie Sansom & Hadrien Devillepoix.