The 2012 Victorian Championships will be taking place in north-east Victoria. The events will be taking place on two of Australia’s best orienteering areas, and will be an ideal chance to prepare for the Australian Championships carnival in Tasmania (or as a worthwhile event in their own right if you’re not going to Tasmania).
The weekend begins with the Victorian Middle Distance Championships at Rowdy Flat, near Yackandandah. This is one of the most complex gold-mining maps in Australia and was first used for the 2011 Oceania Middle Distance Championships. A new assembly area will be used for this event, providing a new range of challenges for competitors.
On the Sunday, the action moves to Kangaroo Crossing for the Victorian Long Distance Championships. This is one of Australia’s leading granite areas and will provide a tough challenge for competitors, both navigationally and physically. It was originally used as a training map for the 1985 World Championships and was last used for a major event in 2000, when it hosted a World Cup selection trial. It has been remapped by Alex Tarr for this event.