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Organizers: Jeremy Gordon (Event Director), Hilary Anderson (Assistant), Joanne Woods (Membership)

Map: Prince of Wales


Thanks to everyone who came out on a wet, muddy course. Special thanks to Jiri for picking up pin flags and saving me from getting cold and wet again!


Not everyone figured out the "hand-rails" training exercise, but some comments I got were "it made you look up to where you were heading" and "you had to look for other features to help" which is what I wanted, so I was happy!

Here's an article on hand-rails (and other techniques) and even a YouTube demo (from someone you may recognise...)


Come along to an basic point-to-point course on a rather ordinary map... 


6:15pm Introduction to Orienteering for Beginners

6:30pm Starts

8pm Course Closure, participants must report to the Finish before leaving.


Three courses offered - Beginner/Short, Expert/Medium and Expert/Long.

On the Expert/Medium, I've added in a bit of a twist for 3 or 4 controls - there won't be a pin flag, just a small marker in an open grassy area. To find the marker, you'll need to follow a "hand-rail" - a feature (fence, building edge, etc) that leads you in the right direction and (hopefully) over the marker! Warning: this idea might not work so don't worry if you can't find it - just keep going.

The Expert/Long is an extension of the Expert/Medium, with a side-diversion to Quilchena Park. This is an old map that's quite out of date. I've made some rough updates but it's Runner Beware.

Safety Precautions

Take extra care when crossing roads - especially King Edward Avenue and Arbutus Street (for Export Long). Please carry a GVOC whistle. We sell them at every event for $1 - what a bargain!

Parking/Start/Finish Locations

Under cover, next to Prince of Wales Min School building (not the main Secondary School building). Park along Haggart St or Eddington Dr.

Post-Event Dining

To Be Determined



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