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Welcome to the Yarra Valley Orienteering Club Website

Yarra Val­ley Ori­en­teer­ing Club is a Mel­bourne club of Ori­en­teer­ing Vic­to­ria based in the north-east of Mel­bourne.

  • Our main inter­est is bush ori­en­teer­ing, both foot and moun­tain bike, and also street orienteering
  • We offer coach­ing for begin­ners to bush ori­en­teer­ing — Con­tact us
  • Would you like to join the club? — How to join

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Pound Bend, Warrandyte – July 13th

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Pound Bend - finish control

Over 150 people came to Yarra Valley's MelBush-O event at Pound Bend in Warrandyte on Sunday July 13th.   This was the first time orienteering had been held at Pound Bend, and its proximity to Melbourne brought a ...

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Spring Gully state series event, 29 June

Yarra Valley organised Dingo farm Finish State Series event 8 at Spring Gully (south of Chewton) using part of the Wattle Gully map, which was first used for the World Championships relay event in 1985.  It is still a tricky area, with lots of remnant gold-mining terrain, spurs and ...

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Alex Tarr is 2014 Club Champion

Despite the Melbourne weather, the YV championship was run in fine weather at Irishtown, just south of Castlemaine on Sunday May 4th, as part of the State Series foot orienteering event. As in past years, a ‘reverse handicap’ factor was allocated to each age class, comparing the winning kilometre rate of that class with ...

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MelBush-O events 2014

Ted van G in action

Ted van Geldermalsen in action

The first event of the MelBush-O series was held at Woodlands Park near Melbourne Airport on 27 April.  The longest course (7.2km) was won by Yarra Valley's Ted van Geldermalsen who had just returned ...

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Club members go to Mudgee, NSW for Easter competition

27 club members took part in the Easter competition in magnificent terrain near Mudgee.  This year, Alex Tarr could compete in M70 because he did not make the map.  He showed his orienteering skills by winning the class by the huge margin of 7 minutes.  Tim Dent came second.  Other champion club members were ...

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2014 YVOC Club Championship

This year’s YVOC Club Cham­pion will be decided at the Bay­side O Club’s “Irish­town” state series event on Sun­day May 4th.  As always, it is a hand­i­cap for­mat based on gen­der and age class, so any­one who has a good run on the day will be in with a chance. Event details and directions:  http://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/1339

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Successful event at Eldorado

Yarra Valley organised the second day in a weekend of high class orienteering in north-east Victoria in March.  Two club members Russell Bulman and Ted van Geldermalsen set challenging courses in the rocks of Kangaroo Crossing.

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It’s 2014 and already our members have been busy orienteering!

Peta and Kathy represented Australia at MTBO (mountain bike orienteering) events in New Zealand in January. Ted and Margi had good results also in New Zealand at the 5-day Sprint the Bay series of events in early February. Three YV members gained podium finishes in the end-of-Summer Series Park and Street Orientering Championships: Tim W ...

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Victorian Club Relay Championships

Yarra Valley organised the relay championships on October 13 starting from Hawkestowe Park.  The two longest courses crossed Plenty River.  Fortunately the river level remained at a crossable height.

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Victorian Championships – Middle Distance

John Dempster

The 2013 Middle Distance championships were held on Sunday September 8th in Sandon Forest near Newstead.  The terrain was not steep, and there was little undergrowth.  Yarra Valley's Womens 65 runners took out the first 3 placings for the second week in a row, following their domination at the Long Distance Championships on September ...

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