Pleasant Autumn Weather Forecast for Season Openers

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Photo: Shaded pathways of Weston Park

Pleasant autumn weather has been forecast for Season-opening events for the 2017 Winter Program. 

The Mid-week Metro Program will open on Wednesday 3 May at Lyneham North, with Geoff Wood being the course planner/organiser.  Starts from 12.00 pm through to 1.00 pm with course closure at 2.00 pm.

The Bushflyers will host the Saturday Metro (Junior League) event # 1 at Weston Park on Saturday 6 May.  Starts from 10.30 am through to 12.00 pm with course closure at 1.30 pm.  Blue Lightning will have a Cake Stall and there will be a Coffee Van - so please bring cash and stay on for a chat. Valerie Barker is the organiser and Ari Piiroinen has planned the following courses: 

  • Orange 1 (Moderate standard): 4.5 km, 20 controls
  • Orange 2 (Moderate): 3.6 km, 16 controls
  • Green (Easy): 2.2 km, 14 controls
  • Blue (Very Easy): 1.6 km, 13 controls

Out-Of-Bounds. Please take care not to cross the out-of-bounds areas coloured olive green on the map. 

Map Mates.  See the news article below about Map Mates for young, new orienteers.

The full program of events is here.

News Archive
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