Monday, December 12, 2011

2012 events (March to October)

Thanks everyone for putting their hands up to volunteer for course setting, mentoring, controlling and organising!

Centennial Park
Course setter: Maggie & Ian Jone
Controller: Dave Lotty

Callan Park
Course setter: Alison Pearce, Chris Brown
Mentor/Controller: Sarah, Rick & Jan

Beyond Rocklea (Belanglo)
Course setter: Dave Lotty
Controller: Dick Ogilvie
Organiser: Ron Pallas

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Presidents Cup Orienteering questions

By popular demand the three orienteering questions which were part of the Presidents Cup run last weekend have been added to the blog. Happy problem solving !!

1) How many buildings can be found on this map extract?


2) Which control is located at the highest point, which control is located at the lowest point on this map extract?


3) Guess the distance of route a) and route b).


Friday, December 2, 2011

Congratulations !

There is some great news to share:

Hannah and Michael got engaged last weekend !!

Congratulations on your engagement from the Uringa family !! This is a wonderful time for you both and we wish you all the love and happiness for a beautiful live together.

All the very best !!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Southern Series - 'The Warren'

Uringa's event for the inaugural Sydney Southern Series was 'The Warren'. Assembly was in Gough Whitlam Park (in Wolli Creek, or Undercliff, or ... the GPS's and the street directories seemed uncertain), a lovely location alongside Cook's River.

Dave Lotty did the mapping, course setting, control putting out, and is seen here on the registration table (he's wearing one of the new club shirts, by the way). (Michael Tompkins and Dave picked the controls up the next day.)

Several other club members were on hand as usual to do what needed to be done - the Southern Series being a much more low key event than the Sydney Series, there was lots of time for talk.

Ron Pallas, of course, sat in the technology seat. It's amazing what you can do with one of those little netbooks and the SportIdent software.

A photographer for the Bankstown-Canterbury Torch came to photograph the event (anyone who gets this paper, please watch out for the photo!), and was well briefed by Maggie Jones.

And there's always something special at a Uringa orienteering event. This time it was spotting a pair of grass parrots on the lawn (tentatively identified as turquoise parrots).

Uringa Christmas Party

Hope you enjoy the photos, courtesy of Aldo's paparazzi service!!

I think next year we need to add some other awards to the President's cup:

- the person with the best finish pose
- the best dessert

Ok, not quite the Uringa eagle watching over us at the start!!

what the.....

chief, cook and bottle washer