This year the Oceania carnival includes both the Australian Schools Orienteering Championships (ASOC) and a three-day public event known as the Riverina Run (RR) at each of the ASOC venues. Both events will be run mid-week.
At its 2018 conference Orienteering Australia agreed that if a student outside of the official selected schools teams wishes to run on the same course as their comparative school age class, then they should be able to do so. This would also have the benefit of allowing parents to run the same course as their children if they wish.
While some of us may want to run a hard course in the public events, we may not be too keen on ‘keeping up with the kids’ any more, so the course-setters for the RR will ensure that a third hard course is available each day.
We previously indicated courses A to F would be available. Now the range will be A to G. The correspondence will be as listed in the table below. Enter one day at a time, or all three together on Eventor.
|Provisional Course Lengths (km)|
|1||Hard||Men A, Women A||Senior Boys||2.6||6.3||5.1|
|2||Hard||Men B, Women B||Senior Girls||2.3||5.3||4.4|
|3||Hard||Men C, Women C||2.0||3.2||3.2|
|4||Moderate||Men D, Women D||Junior Boys||1.7||5.0||4.0|
|5||Moderate||Men E, Women E||Junior Girls||1.6||3.8||3.6|
Open Easy or
|7||Very Easy||Open Very Easy or
Men G, Women G
* Note: Day 3 is a relay for ASOC only. RR length is long.