Monday, September 6th, 2021 - Newsmaker

Orienteering South Australia’s Yalanga Club invites you to enjoy the variety of  Keynes Gap, Eden Valley, this weekend.

Following on the heels of a successful Middle Distance Championships north of Burra, Orienteering SA is pleased to announce its next Bush Orienteering Event, to be held at Keynes Gap this weekend, Sunday September 5.

To secure a map you will need to register yourself or your group by Wednesday, September 1, via the Eventor booking site: https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/16028

Open to all, from beginners through to elite orienteers, the beautiful Eden Valley course offers fast running across open terrain to the north, with the whole gamut of rocky features, from boulder clusters to cliffs and majestic ridges to the south.

“This course goes to an area of the Keynes Gap map we rarely visit, the far north, with some clear open running, combined with creeks and rocky outcrops,” says course director Nigel Dobson.

“Come along and get to see the rocks before some of them slowly get covered and lost in some healthy regrowth along the ridges.”

Orienteering SA President Rob Tucker (also President of Yalanga, your Keynes Gap course host club) said orienteering had grown in popularity among all age groups since the start of the pandemic.

“We feel very lucky here in South Australia to have a highly active and keen orienteering community able to visit some the state’s beautiful national parks as well as private land like Keynes Gap,” Rob said.  “We make the most of every event, and thank all the land owners for giving us access to their land so we can continue to run spectacular events.”

Keynes Gap Course Details

NB: Courses may be longer and higher depending on route choice.

Course No.

Length

Climb

Course 1 - Hard

7.9 km

280m

Course 2 - Hard

6.3 km

260m

Course 3 - Hard

5.0 km

210m

Course 4 - Hard

3.3 km

115m

Course 5 - Medium

4.3 km

105m

Course 6 - Medium

2.9 km

90m

Course 7 - Easy

2.0 km

30m

Course 8 – Very Easy

1.6 km

20m

 

About Orienteering SA
Orienteering SA (OSA) is the peak body managing orienteering in South Australia.  OSA is affiliated with Orienteering Australia (OA) the national body for orienteering. Orienteering SA's objectives reflect those of OA - to encourage, promote and coordinate the sport of orienteering.

Check the website for a wide range of free DIY Orienteering courses using maps for download and/or the MapRun mobile phone app; weekly training for all stages and fitness levels; and how to get involved in bush and urban orienteering. School enquiries welcome!

To find the right contact for your enquiry, visit:

https://www.sa.orienteering.asn.au/contacts

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Orienteering is an adventure sport in which orienteers use a detailed map and (usually) a compass to follow a pre-set course. It can be enjoyed as a bushwalk, a sprint in urban landscapes, or as a competitive sport.

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