Kangaroos' Tales - October 2014
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Congratulations to Carolyn and Peter Cusworth the proud grandparents of Ivy.
Coming up we have a fairly heavy calendar, and I am sure members will respond and asist those who have put their hands up to organise Orienteering and Social events on behalf of the club.
Co-Manager and Coach in deep thought at the beach?
It’s hard work – you know! Aka Stephen Collins and Steve Bird
The perfect alibi, if you need one!
The beauty of Orienteering as a complete sport is illustrated in the two stories below.
It gives you a reason to travel and explore other areas, states and countries, not that many orienteers seem to need an excuse.
Apart from going to WA for the OZ Champs, BK members have also travelled to Kazachstan and Brazil.
Bruce Paterson-Ewen and Janelle Templeton went to Kazachstan to compete in the Region One World ARDF (Radio direction finding) Championships.
Their stories of their experiences indicate that this part of the world still presents as a unique area, still heavily influenced by its Russian heritage.
Janet and Matt King have gone to Brazil for the World Masters O Champs, with a few side trips planned including a trip to the Galapagos.
Philippa Collins competing in the Australian Sprint Championships
Australian Champs M75 Sprint Presentation - Basil Baldwin 1st, Barry Simpson 2nd and John Sheahan BK 3rd
The BK contingent at the Australian Champs Carnival (in WA) comprised Helen Alexander, Stephen Bird, Nich Collins, Peter Collins, Stephen Collins, Henk De Jong, Murray Hanna, Liz Hatley, Tim Hatley, Judi Herkes, Martin Kozma, Philippa Lohmeyer-Collins, Bruce Paterson, Ewen Templeton, Janelle Templeton, Jenny Sheahan and John Sheahan.
Apart from day one (the WA Long Distance Champs), which was rather damp, the rest of the carnival had terrific weather. This coupled with good maps and lovely terrain made for a most enjoyable carnival.
Helen Alexander W75 and Judi Herkes W70, Australian Orienteering Champions
Martin Kozma who, despite injury, enjoyed a very successful Carnival
BK members chalked up some very good results, as listed below.
In the WA Long Dist Helen Alexander earnt a 2nd place in the W75’s, while Liz Hatley scored a 3rd place in the W55A/S.
In the Aust Middle Dist Judi Herkes-Peter Collins-Helen Alexander and Tim Hatley all came first in their respective classes. A Great effort!
In the Aust Sprint Champs Peter Collins came 1st in 20A, while Helen Alexander and Tim Hatley placed 2nd and John Sheahan came home in 3rd place in M75.
The Aust Long Dist saw Peter Collins 1st in M20A, while Helen Alexander and Judi Herkes placed 3rd in their respective classes.
The Relay Champs had Judi Herkes in the winning Womens team, while Tim Hatley and Bruce Paterson were in a team that placed 2nd.
In the two mid week events Ewen Templeton, Tim Hatley, Jenny Sheahan and Judi Herkes all had good results.
The champs saw the emergence of Nicholas Collins as a very promising Elite Orienteer, with two impressive runs, placing him consistently above the middle of the field. Quite an achievement.
Peter Collins also put his stamp as an orienteer with three first placings in the M20A category.
This carnival was a first for Martin Kozma, who handled the courses with a considerable skill, showing a steady improvement in ability in his relatively short O career.
Nicholas Collins competing in the Australian Long Distance Championships.
Photo by Steve Bird
Peter Collins did not stop smiling the entire carnival!
Thanks to Philippa Lohmeyer-Collins and John Sheahan for so many great photos! - Editor
Check Your Diary
Oct 14: Annie Holloway is organising a theatre night to see “Crazy For You” at the Whitehorse theatre on 17 October.
Oct 18: BK and YV are co-organising the first of the ‘Sprint into Spring’ series at Newport Lakes. Come and try the newly drawn colour map of this unique area.
Oct 19: Inter Club relays near Chewton, with the BK teams organised by Greg Tamblyn.
Nov 7 & 8: BK and Albury Wodonga are co-presenting the Vic MTBO champs at Stanley and Eldorado.
Nov 30: BK is organising the Vic Sprint Champs at Deakin Uni. Geelong.
This is a newly drawn map. There will be two events held on the Sunday. One before and the other after lunch.
Dec 13: BK Christmas break up. Late afternoon. Offers gladly accepted of a house and garden for our social gathering.
Enjoy your O
New Club Members
Malcolm Caldwell, his son Edward and daughter Elizabeth
Please all make them feel welcome.