Predominantly a north side club, the Bushflyers have been one of the more successful Australian orienteering clubs and have produced a number of Australian champions and representatives. They have won the club championship at the national level on several occasions.
The Bushflyers were formed around 1990 as a consequence of a merger between two of the original Canberra based orienteering clubs — the Northside Navigators and the Majura Macropods.
The Bushflyers have regular social events known as Bushies Swarm. These are rather informal events rotating through members’ houses and are a great way of getting to know each other. All are welcome. There are also plenty of members very willing to help newcomers at local events.
Ian Booth Award
This was named after Ian Booth, a club stalwart, who died suddenly of a heart attack in 2011. Ian enjoyed a red wine very much so the award is normally based on good quality Australian red wine.
The prize is awarded to the most improved Master’s level competitor. It is calculated on relative improvement based on ACT League results. The winner must have competed in at least 50% of events. The award cannot be won by the same person on more than one occasion.
Previous winners have been:
2022 Jo Hobson
2021 No Award
2020 No Award
2019 Matt Stocks
2018 Chris Anderson
2017 Anita Scherrer
2016 Valerie Barker
2015 Chris Stocks
2014 Carol Harding
2013 Toni Brown
2012 Robyn D’Ascenzo
2011 Pauli Piiroinen
Upcoming Bushflyers Events
|Wednesday||06-Dec-23||ACT Runners Shop Twilight Series #7: Mt Jerrabomberra|
|Wednesday||14-Feb-24||ACT Runners Shop Twilight Series #8: Weston Park|
|Wednesday||13-Mar-24||ACT Runners Shop Twilight Series #12: John Knight Park|
|Saturday||13-Apr-24||ACT Classic Series: ACT League #3, TBA|
|Saturday||11-May-24||ACT Metro Series: incl. Junior League #1, Weston Park|
|Sunday||19-May-24||NOL, ACT League #8: Awoonga|