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Discussion: Ridiculous

in: Shep; Shep > 2016-03-05

Mar 5, 2016 4:01 AM # 
Mar 5, 2016 4:57 AM # 
Uncle JiM:
I thought you would still run M21E?
Mar 5, 2016 6:29 AM # 
Probably couldn't find the time to enter in the, what, two months that entries had been opened. It's a very short window of opportunity after all.
Mar 5, 2016 6:41 AM # 
Thats right. Everybody who can't make their minds up weeks in advance must be slack. Its the only explanation. WAIT! it couldn't be jobs, family, other sports or other interests could it.........
Mar 5, 2016 7:04 AM # 
Firstly, WTF is a job?????

I guess living in WA gives you a kind of perspective whereby you HAVE to plan in advance because you have to sort out flights, accommodation, car hire, etc whereas living in NSW you could pretty much have your choice of about five different O events on any given weekend so you get lax in your preparations.

If you're considering other sports over the Easter O carnival - and you haven't made your mind up on those either - then you don't deserve an entry.
Mar 5, 2016 10:21 AM # 
Larry :
are we supposed to feel sorry for you tRicky?
Mar 5, 2016 11:36 AM # 

Yeah Uncle Jim I think I'm still tough enough for M21E, but my ankle is up the proverbial... I'll try orienteering again in Tassie (is that in May?).
Mar 5, 2016 1:18 PM # 
I was just trying to stir O-ing up (it's easy to make him bite when it comes to late entries) but I can stir you up too if you like.
Mar 5, 2016 8:48 PM # 
Hmmm I don't know why organisers sometimes don't become opportunistic with this sort of thing. Double the entry fee or something decent to make the most out of it.
Mar 6, 2016 3:09 AM # 
Yeah entries have closed pretty early for this carnival.
Mar 6, 2016 3:48 AM # 
Tas NOLs at St Helens are May 28/29th. Or you could come to SA for the Ultralong on Anzac weekend.
Mar 6, 2016 3:53 AM # 
What do you mean by or?
Mar 6, 2016 11:13 AM # 
What's the deadline for entry into these other orientation meetings you speak of? I'll write it in my diary.
Mar 6, 2016 11:43 AM # 

SA weekend will be brutal... Flights plus a 5 hour drive each way - I feel that entering would encourage future orientation meeting organisers to do that sort of thing, so I'll stay home ;)
Mar 6, 2016 12:04 PM # 
The cockies should just charter a flight to port augusta or somewhere closer... probably more expensive but would save you money..
Mar 7, 2016 12:46 PM # 
Nah they would be better spending that money on a giant billboard that says "no fat chicks".
Mar 7, 2016 11:01 PM # 
Believe me - orienteering in the Flinders is worth the effort involved to get there.
Mar 8, 2016 3:01 AM # 
your shout then Blair?
Mar 8, 2016 4:14 AM # 
Thanks for the reminder. Contrary to my above rant about planning ahead I actually haven't booked transport or accommodation for SA yet (or for Easter come to think of it, stupid AIS link on the Easter website was defective).
Mar 8, 2016 5:31 AM # 
Would be easiest to call 02 6214 1388 tricky, due to the style of accommodation there isn't an online booking option (aside from email). They should answer between 7am - 10pm CBR time
Mar 8, 2016 5:37 AM # 
Ta, the link on the website required some kind of login. I'll get onto it!

Yep, reservations only by email they have told me.
Mar 8, 2016 10:36 PM # 
You will all have to make the effort to get to the Flinders if that's where Aust Champs 2018 end up taking place.
Mar 10, 2016 8:57 AM # 
When do early entries open for Aus Champs 2018?
Mar 10, 2016 10:08 AM # 
surely they've closed already?

glad to hear i don't have to go to the Brutal Weekend to run in the Flinders ;)
Mar 10, 2016 3:03 PM # 
No no they've thought ahead and already added 50% to the entry fee for all the latecomers. If you enter after next week it's 100% and you're not guaranteed a map.

Big question is do I run Elites in 2018 or actually run in my age class?
Mar 11, 2016 5:19 AM # 
do you want a) guaranteed badge, or b) someone to compare splits with? ;)
Mar 12, 2016 10:50 AM # 
Flinders is going to be the best weekend. Long yes but time will be less than last year.
Mar 12, 2016 10:52 AM # 
Driving 5 hours is nothing for the quality you are going to get. Better than driving to dubbo and more moments to say "how's the serenity?"
Mar 12, 2016 11:35 AM # 
Memes or the event doesn't exist.
Mar 12, 2016 8:21 PM # 
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Mar 12, 2016 8:24 PM # 
That's it no more. People will just have to come to the flinders without memes.
Mar 13, 2016 5:37 AM # 
Mar 13, 2016 7:15 AM # 
Haha, That's what Simon said
Mar 13, 2016 9:57 AM # 
That's it, I'm not coming to SA!
Mar 13, 2016 11:12 AM # 
Shep I don't think running M40s in 2018 guarantees me a badge. Maybe if I ran M35s.
Mar 13, 2016 11:24 AM # 
Maybe when you run M80's.

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