|Emus Online - 20th August 2006|
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Every year the Emus run what is generally believed to be one of the most sociable and fun events of the orienteering calendar - the 3 hour Maxi. This has proved so popular that other clubs are now adopting the format - although none quite as good as the Maxi - known for its great food, social atmosphere, great prizes (with a prize for every junior taking part) and the stunning split-ticket/results analysis and web-pages that our software provides.
We're headed up there on the Saturday - to put a few controls out and set up the finish area. There's toilets onsite and free camping for those that are happy to do the campfire thing on the Saturday night. For those that want to be a little more comfortable the Rushworth motel is remarkably cheap and we've already booked a couple of rooms there. So let us know (by email or phone) if you'd like to come along on the Saturday. It's a relaxed, low-key event so we tend to treat it as a weekend away rather than the higher-pressure State-Series type events.
The Maxi is a Teams or Solo event - go with a group or go by yourself - your choice. Control setting is generally moderate - so this is a perfect event to bring a non-orienteering friend to and teach them how to navigate. If you'd like to come along, but don't have a partner, please get in touch with me and I'll arrange one (Geoff - 9888 8121).
Feel like a run on Monday evenings?
Visit the Emus Street-Orienteering Web Site and look at the Monday pages ; the Emus training runs each Monday night have proved to be very popular and everybody taking part has enjoyed them immensely.