Kangaroos' Tales, the Bayside Kangaroos newsletter, was published as a hard copy up until June 2014.

Older issues

KT Issue 59 July 2013.pdf (2.1MB)
KT Issue 58 Dec 2012.pdf (1.6MB)
KT Issue 57June 2012.pdf (2.1MB)
KT Issue 56 Jan 2012.pdf (2MB)
KT Issue 55 July 2011.pdf
KT Issue 54 Nov 2010.pdf (2.1MB)
KT Issue 53 Jun 2010.pdf (2.5MB)       
KT Issue 52 Feb 2010.pdf
KT Issue 51 Aug 2009.pdf (770KB)
KT Issue 50 Mar 2009.pdf (1.2MB)

After that date 'soft' copies of the newsletter were emailed to members.

You can read any of the electronic editions below. Below the current article is a list of all available articles.

Kangaroos' Tales - April 2015

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

NSW MTBO Championships and Australian Selection Trials

A small contingent of Victorians travelled to Newcastle by various means for the 3-event Championships and trials on the weekend of 21-22 March.
Victoria was represented by Carolyn and Tim Jackson, Bill Vandendool, Kathy Liley, Heather Leslie and John Gavans, Angus Robinson, Nic Cherry and Leigh Privett.
After a record hot day of 37 degrees on the Friday, the weekend was cooler with overcast skies and intermittent drizzle and one downpour toward the end of Sunday's sprint event.
Muddy tracks and deep puddles and ruts made for some filthy bikes and competitors, particularly after Saturday’s long event.
The Champs were well organised with good maps which made for enjoyable riding for the most part. The long and sprint were near Holmesville and the Middle near Pelaw Main.

BK members, Carolyn Jackson (W21), Angus Robinson (M20) and Heather Leslie (W50) were outstanding in winning all their three races and the M20 Victorian boys had a decisive victory in National Orienteering League (NOL) round 1 points with Angus scoring three 1sts, Tim two 2nds and a 3rd and Nic a 3rd placing.

Angus Robinson nominated and has been selected in the Australian team for the World Junior MTBO to be held in Liberec, Czech Republic, in mid August.

Club Relays

One of the big ones for the year was the Club Relays, with the courses and organisation all proceeding without a hitch.

Many compliments were made about the course setting and organisation. We had 170 + entries which was very reassuring.
Many thanks to Greg Tamblyn and Matt King for all the work they did to make this event a success.

Easter Carnival – SA

Over 20 BK members made the trip to Burra/Jamestown region in SA for the Easter Orienteering carnival. We experienced the full range of weather conditions, but with the help of the club tent we were protected from (a) the sun and (b) the rain, but not the dust!

Congratulations to the following BK competitors:
Peter Collins 1st in M17-20A
Philippa Lohmeyer-2nd in W 45-54 A short
Anne Robinson 4th in W 45-54 AS (Missed a place by 1 min!)
Helen Alexander 1st in W 75 A.
Tim Hatley 4th in M50A
Liz Hatley 5th in W55-64 AS
Mariann Fossum 4th in W Open B 

Coming Events

Over the coming couple of months we as a club bear a heavy load of events.

Apart from being responsible for all the Western night events we have events in the Eastern Series, Sat ‘O’, Melbourne Bush ‘O’, Mountain bike events as well as Bush orienteering events.

To cover these as a club we need to rely on the goodwill of members prepared to help us with the presentation of these events.

BK events over the next couple of months include
Tuesday Nights:  Western: all events for the season
Wed night ‘O’: April 15th – Bulleen ups’n’downs.
May 13th_ Belmore Parklands
Sat Afternoon Cake O: May 2nd - at Newport, The Strand.
MelBushO Event:  May 31st - Emerald Lake Park. (If you are interested in setting this event there is a mentor available to provide support).

Club Coaching

We are looking at having a couple of coaching days - one for beginners and one for those with some experience. When arrangements are finalised we will circulate the news on a BK Bytes. 

Theatre Night

The club is organising, through Annie Hollaway, a theatre night, to see Nova Music Theatre’s production of Evita.

The cost is $33 (group booking rates)
The Time 8.00 pm.
The Venue - Whitehorse Theatre
The Date - Saturday May 23rd

A booking has also been made at the Mitcham Hotel at 6.00 pm for those who would like dinner before the show.

Bookings- Please see Annie at Monday or Wednesday Street O  or email 


This is the final call for an order of Fleece Lined Shower Proof winter jackets.

We have new stock of Cotton T shirts, white caps and Polo Tops.

Contact Jenny or John if you wish to place an order  9397 3493.

Members News

Welcome to new members this month:
Rachel Mallia
Lauren Wamback

And also a belated welcome to Yujiro, second child to Jun & Miki Okabe.


Newsletter List
Kangaroos' Tales - February 2016 Tuesday, 9 February 2016
Kangaroos' Tales - December 2015 Thursday, 14 January 2016
Kangaroos' Tales - September 2015 Sunday, 6 September 2015
Kangaroos' Tales - July 2015 Saturday, 11 July 2015
Kangaroos' Tales - June 2015 Tuesday, 16 June 2015
Kangaroos' Tales - May 2015 Thursday, 14 May 2015
Kangaroos' Tales - April 2015 Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Kangaroos' Tales - March 2015 Thursday, 5 March 2015
Kangaroos' Tales - January 2015 Sunday, 25 January 2015
Kangaroos' Tales - December 2014 Monday, 22 December 2014
Kangaroos' Tales - November 2014 Thursday, 20 November 2014
Kangaroos' Tales - October 2014 Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Kangaroos' Tales - September 2014 Friday, 5 September 2014
Kangaroos' Tales - August 2014 Saturday, 9 August 2014
Kangaroos' Tales - July 2014 Wednesday, 2 July 2014
Kangaroos' Tales - May 2014 Tuesday, 3 June 2014
Kangaroos' Tales - April 2014 Saturday, 3 May 2014