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2017 ACT League to Open with Double Header

Thursday, 23 March 2017

 

Venue for 2017 ACT Middle Distance Championships: Isaacs Ridge

The 2017 ACT League will open with a double header, the Autumn Classics, which include the: 

  • ACT Sprint Distance Championships on 25 March, and
  • ACT Middle Distance Championships on 26 March.

The events have attracted a record number of entries for such events, which in itself has created an issue with Parking, exacerbated by competitors in the Middle Distance Championships not being permitted to park in the streets of Isaacs.  Please ensure you read the instructions regarding Parking in the Final Bulletins, see the links below.

ACT Sprint Distance Championships
The ACT Sprint Distance Championships will encompass a number of other events: 

  • National Orienteering League event # 3
  • Australian University Championships
  • ACT League event # 1

The program of events will be open at midday with the heats for place in the National League A and B Finals on a new 1:5000 map of the northern most area of Red Hill Nature Reserve.  The Start List is on Eventor. The qualifiers for the A finals will be less than half the total number of competitors.  The Finals will be staged on a new 1:3000 map of Canberra Girls Grammar School starting at around 3.00 pm. The Final Bulletin is now Eventor.  Photos of the Sprint Distance areas and a previous map for Red Hill are on Facebook.

The ACT Sprint Distance Championships courses for other classes will be held on the 1:3000 map of Canberra Girls Grammar School with first starts from 1.30 pm.  All maps will be withheld until after the last start in the National League Finals. The Final Bulletin is now Eventor. The Start List is on Eventor.

ACT Middle Distance Championships
The ACT Middle Distance Championships will be held at Isaacs Ridge. The event will encompass other events: 

  • National Orienteering League event # 4
  • ACT League event # 2

The starts for other than National League competitors will be from 10.00 am and the National League classes will start progressively from 10.44 am. The junior classes will start before the senior classes.

The Final Bulletin is now Eventor.  A complete map of Isaacs Ridge-Mugga Mugga is here. Some photos of the area are on Facebook. The Start List is on Eventor.

Embargoes
All the venues for the ACT Sprint Distance Championships and the ACT Middle Distance Championships are embargoed until the day of the relevant events.

And to follow on Sunday 2 April, ACT League #3, a Long Distance event on Murdering Shed Map presented by the Bushflyers.  The course on offer will be: 

  • Five Red (Hard):11.1km, 8km, 5.7km, 4.2km, and 2.9km
  • Two Orange (Moderate)
  • One Green (Easy)
  • One Blue (Very Easy)

 This event offers an ideal opportunity to prepare for the Oceania and World Masters Orienteering Championships in New Zealand and the ACT winter programs; something for everyone.

News
2017 ACT League to Open with Double Header Thursday, 23 March 2017 The 2017 ACT League will open with a double header, the Autumn Classics
Autumn Classics - enter by 15 March Friday, 10 March 2017 The Autumn Classics will open the 2017 ACT League on 25-26 March
Jo Allison Holds Off All Challengers Thursday, 9 March 2017 Jo Allison held off all challengers to win her second consecutive Runners Shop Twilight Series
Buckenderra Training Weekend Wrap-Up Saturday, 4 March 2017 Last weekend saw the last of the advanced training weekends at Buckenderra. With camping right on the area and nice cool temperatures we were well placed for a fun weekends training.Jacob and Tristan Miller travelled
Life Member No.10 - Bill Jones Thursday, 2 March 2017 At the OACT AGM last week, technical guru and all round great contributor, Bill Jones, was awarded Life Membership of our association.