Run or walk, compete against yourself or others, or just for a family day out. The bush series caters for all in the great outdoors. (April-Nov)
Run, walk or push a pram to a 45 minute time limit. How many points can you get? (Oct-Mar)
Preparation for the Bush. Try out bush style orienteering in local parks before stepping out into the bush. Also includes a night event for the adventurous. (Feb-April)
Grab your mountain bike and ride around bush tracks in either a street style event, bush style event or a combination of the two. (Oct-Mar)

Minor Event - (Fathers Day)


Map: (Editor ~ The map name? -Its a secret) Stafford’s 40 acre farm in Martinsville will be utilized for the event. Terrain is a mixture of open pasture and runnable spur and gully bushland with some minor rock features. 

Directions: Travelling on the M1 south from Newcastle or north from Sydney, take the Morisset Exit and head towards Morisset on Mandalong Rd. After 1.4km, turn left at the major roundabout at the top of the hill onto Freeman’s Drive. After 5.4 km turn left onto Martinsville Rd. After 5.1km veer right onto Owens Rd. After 800m turn left into Mahers Rd. The address is 34 Mahers Rd Martinsville 2265.  The address address should be locatable by GPS apps.



Setter: Denis Lyons

Very Easy 1:4000 Normal point to point course, following tracks, fences and streamer trails. A good chance to learn the difference between open (yellow) and bush (white).
Easy 1:4000 Normal point to point course with some controls just off the handrail features (tracks, fences, watercourses and rough open areas). Lots of controls to practice orientation of the map.
Moderate and Hard 1:5000 Courses will consist of four component activities over two stages. Those participants wanting a shorter activity should do one of the two stages or do some of the four components non-competitively.
Moderate and Hard – Stage 1

1. Map Memory: View a control site on a map at the start and remember enough features to get to that site without a map. The next control site will then have a fixed map showing the location of the following control site, and so on until you reach the change-over control where you will collect a map and start the line course. For this activity you will have control descriptions including numbers and features.

2. Line Course: Follow a line on the map and punch any controls along that line which match the code number on your control descriptions. There will be no feature descriptions on the control description sheet.

At the end of stage 1, download and record your time to record your stage 1 result.

Clear / Check and report to the start again, with your map, for Stage 2.

Moderate and Hard – Stage 2
Important: for those competing in Stage 1 & 2, Stage 1 must be completed before Stage 2 can be started.

3. Point to Point Course: Visit controls in numerical order. At the change-over control, start the Score Course. You will have control descriptions including features but not numbers.

4. Score Course: visit all controls in any order you choose. You will have control descriptions with numbers and features.
Download and record your result for Stage 2. If you also competed in Stage 1, you will receive an overall result.

Distances Map Mem Line Stage 1 Pt to Pt Score Stage 2 Stage 1+2
Moderate 0.8 0.9 1.7 1.6 1.9 3.4 5.2
Hard 0.9 1.3 2.2 1.8 2.2 4 6.2

Start times: 9:30 to 11:30am with course closure at 1pm