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Twilight Series  Program  now available! Urban events to suit all ages and abilities on Friday nights with the next event at Northfield-Dry Creek. Pre entry now open and closes on Tuesday 28th November. Enter on the day also available. Note location of start change from previously advertised - see event details.

OSA Presentation Afternoon - this Sunday Nov 26th - 4:30 PM Glenuga Hub, Glenside - see details here

Updated (12 Nov) summer training program available on the  coaching and training page.  Summer technical training Wed 29th Nov - Semaphore Park (West Lakes) - 6 PM

Final Mid Week Training Day & Lunch on Wed 13th Dec at North Adelaide.






Introducing Manu Jurado - Coach in Residence

Monday, 23 October 2017

Manu Jurado is the 2017-2018 OSA Coach in Residence and is also due to mapping experience doing some of the mapping for the 2018 Australian Championships carnival.

 Manu was previously in Australia in the latter part of 2016 – here is a summary of that experience, and his activities between that visit and since his arrival back in Australia. 

 Living and mapping in the Northern Territory was a dream come true. I was only in Darwin for three months but I was busy! I made more than 25 maps – schools, rain forest, aboriginal communities in the Outback and red granite terrains in Alice Springs. I had to get used to the tropical weather very fast as I did my mapping during the Wet Season (Monsoon Nov to March). In my two week holiday I went to the Australian Champs in Cascades Queensland, one of the best maps I have ever run on. Also I had the chance to visit beautiful spots in the Outback like Uluru (Ayer’s Rock), Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon and Kakadu National Park. I helped Top End Orienteers Club organize evening events, promoted orienteering in remote and rural areas and helped Kay Haarsma during the Master Games in Alice Springs. I think my stay in Australia was a very different to that experienced by scholars in other states. I am proud of what I achieved in those remote and wild places in Australia. A huge thank you to Lachlan and Susanne for their help and also to all Top End Orienteers who hosted me during my stay in the Northern Territory.

Manu running for the Arrows in NSW

 After my stay in the Territory I went back to Spain, and studied hard for my last exams of my Master. I could also train for the Spanish orienteering season, where I could be in the top 3 in some WRE events and won the gold at the Spanish University Champs in Long Distance. In May I was injured and since then I am still recovering from it. During the summer I made some bush and sprint maps for my local club, and work for a sailing live tracking company in Germany.

 When OSA asked me if I wanted to be the next scholar in residence in SA I did not think about it twice. I wanted to come back to this big country, meet new people and find new challenges.

 It has been 1 month ago when I landed in Sydney and I would like to thank to all those people who helped me in my first month here. I could run (a little bit) the Aussie Champs in Hill End, and met the new OSA Junior team.  I also presented on LIDAR at the LIDAR workshop held during the carnival.  I drove through the “Outback” with Adrian Uppill coming back to Adelaide by car.

I will try to do my best during this period in SA and try to share all my experience as a mapper, orienteer and person.

 See you in the bush!

 Manu has already organised 2 coaching sessions, although he was absent for the second one as he is currently in Renmark mapping for the 2018 Australian Championships.

Recent News
OSA Presentation Afternoon Tuesday, 28 November 2017 Held Sunday Nov 26th
Twilight Series Starts Friday 17th Nov Thursday, 9 November 2017 The first event is in North Adelaide parklands
Introducing Manu Jurado - Coach in Residence Monday, 23 October 2017 Manu Jurado from Valencia in Spain is the 2017-18 OSA Coach in Residence
SA Club Relays at Flinders University Monday, 16 October 2017 A warm sunny day provided ideal weather for the club relays on Sunday 15th October.
Australian Championships Long Distance and Relay Saturday, 30 September 2017 The second weekend of the Australian Championships will conclude with the Long Distance and he Relay
Australian Schools Championships Tuesday, 26 September 2017 Three events - Long Distance, Sprint Distance and Relays are to be held this week.
Australian Championships in NSW Thursday, 21 September 2017 The Australian Championships events are to be held from Saturday 23rd Sep to Sunday 1st Oct.
Narrinyeri by Night - and by Day! Thursday, 7 September 2017 Last OY Foot Orienteering Event for 2017!
SA Middle and Long Distance Championships Sunday, 3 September 2017 These events were both held north of Burra on 2nd and 3rd September
A Sprint and an Ultra-Long Race Sunday, 27 August 2017 Local orienteers had a 2 stage sprint event whilst the Southern Arrows competed in the NOL Ultra-Long in the ACT this weekend.
WONNA CREEK AND PARADISE Friday, 25 August 2017 The 2017 SA Middle and Long-Distance Championships, Burra, 2-3 September.
SA Schools Relay Championships Friday, 11 August 2017
Worlds End and Wirra Wirra Monday, 7 August 2017 Long OY events on contrasting weekends
World Championships in Estonia Monday, 17 July 2017 The world orienteering championships were held in Estonia from 30th June to 7th July in Estonia.