Space Racing – next series starts 21/7/12

The first event in the new series is on 21/7/12.
Same start location as the last event – Sedgwick (directions below).
Same map – “Colin’s Backyard”.
Same start time – 10.00am for 10.30am start.
Same control stations – well perhaps a bit different.
Different teams – 2 or 3 only per team.

Before you start we have compasses for everyone and we will teach you all how to use them to keep your map aligned to North.

See you there.

Directions: From Bendigo, head out Spring Gully Road, which becomes Mandurang Road, to Sedgwick Hall (approx. 15 km from Bendigo). Turn left into Boyd Lane (at the hall) and follow orienteering signs.

 

Sedgwick

Results Click here for individual scores.
Splits Click here to see which controls teams went to.

BEST 5 RESULTS FROM ALL 7 EVENTS ARE USED TO TOTAL YOUR SCORE FOR THE SERIES

Team Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Total
Mustangs 280 560 640 810 600 680 720 3450
Black Hole 600 740 400 620 420 360 570 2950
Asteroids 440 600 460 600 540 490 700 2930
Camp Hill 540 320 400 640 420 600 800 3000
Jupiter 610 610 410 400 410 220 200 2440
Tigers 460 200 420 580 380 220 540 2380
Comets 200 380 000 380 000 000 000 960
Space Rangers 000 280 000 510 000 000 000 790
Space Cadets 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000

Space Racing Final Next Week

If you have a look at the team standings after Spring Gully South you will see that the Mustangs have what seems to be a good lead, but they can still be beaten! After Spring Gully there were not a lot of points difference in the top teams and any of these could still take out the trophy. It has been a good series and everyone seems to have enjoyed Space Racing.

Next week will be at Sedgwick. This is a new map of a bush area surrounded by a well defined fence. Colin will be setting the Space Racing course and has promised that there will be some very interesting racing. After the race is over we will have the presentations, accompanied by a sausage sizzle. The medallions and trophy will be formally presented to the winners and all competitors will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

The start and presentation area will be at the start area for the Bendigo Club’s Bush Orienteering event due to start at 12.30. Why not bring a picnic lunch and stay on? All Space Racers are invited take part in the Novice Course; entry is free and there will be people to look after you, accompany you around the course and show you what Bush Orienteering is all about.

Spring Gully

Results Click here for individual scores.
Splits Click here to see which controls teams went to.

Team Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Final Total
Mustangs 280 560 640 810 600 680 3290
Black Hole 600 740 400 620 420 360 2780
Asteroids 440 600 460 600 540 490 2640
Camp Hill 540 320 400 640 420 600 2600
Jupiter 610 610 410 400 410 220 2440
Tigers 460 200 420 580 380 220 2060
Comets 200 380 000 380 000 000 960
Space Rangers 000 280 000 510 000 000 790
Space Cadets 000 000 000 000 000 000 000

Kids Rule Strathfieldsaye

Our Space Racing “Kids Rule” race was held last Saturday on the Strathfieldsaye Linear Park map. We saw lots of parents and dogs and Space Racers (and a big cousin!) out on the course. It was a lovely crisp morning with gentle sunshine. Everyone got back without any problems and all seemed to enjoy them selves, having experienced how the kids sort out their navigation.

We are now on the run down to the end of this Series of races, with only one more to go before the final. The top three teams are within 250 points of each other and any of them could win, given that a team can earn up to eight hundred points in a single race. It could well be that the winning team will actually be decided on these two races so everyone should try and take part.

The final race will be run in an easy piece of forest at Sedgwick and the presentations will take place after this event. The winning team will take possession of the trophy for the year, and each team member will receive a personal medallion; a Certificate of Achievement will be presented to every competitor. The presentations will be accompanied by a sausage sizzle and other refreshments so it promises to be great wind up to what has been a interesting series of races.

Results Click here for individual scores.
Splits Click here to see which controls teams went to.

Team Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Final Total
Mustangs 280 560 640 810 600 2890
Black Hole 600 740 400 620 420 2780
Asteroids 440 600 460 600 540 2640
Jupiter 610 610 410 400 410 2440
Camp Hill 540 320 400 640 420 2320
Tigers 460 200 420 580 380 2040
Comets 200 380 000 380 000 960
Space Rangers 000 280 000 510 000 790
Space Cadets 000 000 000 000 000 000

The next Space Race is at Spring Gully South, the same area that was used for the Schools Champs

From the centre of Bendigo, travel up Mitchell St, over the Railway line to the Cemetery, take Spring Gully Road. Race start is at the Spring Gully Tennis Courts, which is opposite Autumn Gully Rd

Cold day at the Lake

It was a cold day that greeted Space Racers out at Lake Neangar and Tom Thumb today.

After being at one of the fastest area’s last week, this weeks course was out to test the competitors, with only one team, Alex and Michael from Jupiter able to get them all.

There will be no Space Race next weekend, because the Primary Schools Champs are going to be on the Friday. Racing will commence the weekend after, with Kids Rule at Strathfieldsaye Linear Park

Results Click here for individual scores.
Splits Click here to see which controls teams went to.

Team Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Final Total
Mustangs 280 560 640 810 600 2890
Black Hole 600 740 400 620 420 2780
Asteroids 440 600 460 600 540 2640
Jupiter 610 610 410 400 410 2440
Camp Hill 540 320 400 640 420 2320
Tigers 460 200 420 580 380 2040
Comets 200 380 000 380 000 960
Space Rangers 000 280 000 510 000 790
Space Cadets 000 000 000 000 000 000

Kangaroo Flat results

Kangaroo Flat is one of the fastest areas on the Space Racing calender, and today was no exception, with 5 teams getting all Space Stations. First team back with ‘the lot’ were the Wigney boys, closely followed by their team mates from Mustangs.

With such a good day for racing, the leader board has tightened up, Black Holes still lead, but now by only 70 points over Mustangs, the big movers on the day, with Asteroids holding onto 3rd place

Results Click here for individual scores.
Splits Click here to see which controls teams went to.

Team Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Final Total
Black Hole 600 740 400 620 2360
Mustangs 280 560 640 810 2290
Asteroids 440 600 460 600 2100
Jupiter 610 610 410 400 2030
Camp Hill 540 320 400 640 1900
Tigers 460 200 420 580 1660
Comets 200 380 000 380 960
Space Rangers 000 280 000 510 790
Space Cadets 000 000 000 000 000

Next weekend we go out to Lake Neangar and Tom Thumb

From the centre of Bendigo, travel up View St, left into Barnard, then right into Eaglehawk Rd. Travel to Eaglehawk, go through the lights, then right into Napier St, go a further 500m to the Assembly area beside the lake

Space Racing goes to Marong

Space Racing at Malone Reserve, Marong started out crunching in the first frost of the season. As the morning went on, the wind arose and got colder. We found we were sharing the parkland with many horses, horse floats and cars (mostly 4WDs). There were 19 controls to find and some of them were quite difficult to find. Many thanks to the parents who helped out by watching out for the safety of the space racers.

Results Click here for individual scores.
Splits Click here to see which controls teams went to.

Team Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Final Total
Black Hole 600 740 400 1740
Jupiter 610 610 410 1630
Asteroids 440 600 460 1500
Mustangs 280 560 640 1480
Camp Hill 540 320 400 1260
Tigers 280 200 220 700
Comets 200 380 000 580
Big Hill 270 000 200 470
Space Rangers 000 280 000 280
Space Cadets 000 000 000 000

Another great day for Racing

Kennington Res turned on some cold, but dry weather, as it played host to the 2nd race of the 2012 series.

With 30 Space Racers heading of to find the Space Stations, the thoughts changed to how many teams would get maximum points. 1st team back with the lot, was Jupiter, but not to be outdone, the Black Hole team was equal to the task, coming home soon after.

Results Click here for individual scores.

Team Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Final Total
Black Hole 600 740 1340
Jupiter 610 610 1220
Asteroids 440 600 1040
Camp Hill 540 320 860
Mustangs 280 560 840
Comets 200 380 580
Tigers 280 200 480
Space Rangers 000 280 280
Big Hill 270 000 270
Space Cadets 000 000 000