School Sport Victoria MTB Orienteering Championships

Sunday, 18 August 2013

by Anne Robinson

Angus Robinson at the Finish

Junior BK member Angus Robinson of Williamstown High School took out the Senior Boys Solo ride collecting all points in 75 minutes of the 120 minutes allowance.

Conditions were cold, wet and windy with many tracks slippery, muddy and even under water. We were fortunate that Parks Victoria allowed the event to proceed and it didn't seem to deter the 180 or so students at all

Helpers ?, Pat and Dennis Mews, Bruce Paterson

Many orienteer volunteers plus staff and parents pitched in to help run the event, organised annually, on the second Friday in August, by OV's Peta Whitford. Junior riders can enter with their school team or as an individual and it would be great to see more juniors in this fun sport.

 Angus on the right next to Blake Gordon

The Schools event caters for both Primary and Secondary riders and will be held at Woodlands Park near Melbourne airport next year.

Orienteering Victoria runs a series of MTB orienteering events from April to October, and during daylight saving months there is a series of twilight events close to Melbourne which are a good introduction to the sport.

Mountain Bike Orienteering (MTBO) Event Reports
Pix from the World MTBO Championships in Estonia Wednesday, 18 September 2013
News from the World MTBO in Estonia Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Victorian contingent leaves for World MTBO in Estonia Sunday, 18 August 2013
School Sport Victoria MTB Orienteering Championships Sunday, 18 August 2013
MTB at the You Yangs Saturday, 16 March 2013
Silva DuO #1 at Ballarat Monday, 11 February 2013
Victorian School MTBO Saturday, 15 September 2012 Report on event held 10 August 2012
Success at Australian MTBO Championships Monday, 5 December 2011 BK Junior, Angus Robinson, took out first place in M16 in the Sprint and Long Distance Australian Championship MTBO events
MTBO Schools Championship success Monday, 29 August 2011 Junior member, Angus Robinson, (Mowbray College) won the senior boys solo division at the annual Victorian Schools Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships held on 12 August at Woodlands State Park.
Lysterfield MTBO - summer series 2010 Tuesday, 19 January 2010 Nearly 80 people turned up on 16 January 2010 to enjoy the trails and trials of the Summer MTBO at Lysterfield.
MTBO State titles at Chiltern Friday, 6 November 2009 Among the 13 BK members who attended the excellent event conducted by the Albury Wodonga Orienteering Club, BK members collected 4 State titles.