Hunter Valley Schools 


UPDATE: Helpers Wanted for the Hunter Region Schools Champs, Tuesday 23rd June at the Tank Paddock, Minmi;  (9am to 2:30 pm) If you are able to help could you contact Geoff Todkill or Colin Bailey, or leave a note at the event desk on Sunday. Helpers will require a Working with Children Check. If you dont have one, then Geoff can supply the details.

Tuesday 23th June MINMI from 9:30 a.m.


Venue: From NORTH. At the roundabout where John Renshaw Drive crosses Weakley’s Drive and the extension of the M1 motorway, head south toward the M1 motorway. 700m from the roundabout turn left onto Lenaghan’s Drive and follow for 5km to the entrance to the Tank Paddock, on the left hand side of the road.
           From SOUTH. Take the Newcastle / Singleton exit from the M1 motorway, following signs to Newcastle. At the first set of traffic lights turn left onto Woodford St. and follow through the village of Minmi. (Do not turn at the lights in Minmi.) The entrance to the Tank Paddock is 1.7km from the northern edge of Minmi, and on the right hand side of the road.

(NB. When leaving the event to head north you need to turn left from Lenaghan’s Drive (after 2.8km approx.) onto Black Hill Rd. Immediately after crossing the M1 motorway, turn right at the roundabout to join the motorway.)

Organiser: Colin Bailey
Planner: Geoff Todkill
Vetter: Andrew Power

Map: "the Tank Paddock" (1:7500)

Entries will be accepted from individuals or from teams of two only. Teams must be from the same school. They may be mixed age provided they run the more difficult course.

Competitors do two courses:

AGE COURSE (Age is at 31/12/2015. ie. The age turned this year!)



      BOYS  GIRLS   
Course 1   Very Easy  1.8 km   12  12  
Course 2  Easy 2.0 km  13 13  Intermediate B 
Course 3  Easy 2.5 km  14 14   
Course 4  Easy/Medium 3.0 km  15 15   Senior B
Course 5  Medium 3.5 km  16 16+   
Course 6  Hard 4.0 km   17    


B Courses are available for beginners, but NOT available to previous placegetters of these courses.

This is a line course where competitors navigate around the course visiting controls in order.

This is where you find as many controls as you can within a time limit of 45 minutes. Controls can be visited in any order.
There will be a choice of four graded "SCORE" courses with entry open to individuals or teams of two. Select courses based on experience rather than age. The courses are graded:

A: Difficult B: Medium C: Easy D: Easy

Entries: Must be made in advance, by Friday 12th June.
This pre-entry is essential to ensure that there will be sufficient maps available on the day.
Entry fee: $10 per person.

Entry forms will be sent to Hunter High Schools. Entries are also welcome from all NOC juniors and students who are coached by NOC members.

Just send details (Names, Address, Phone or Email contact, School, Date of Birth, and courses to be entered) to Colin Bailey by any of the methods described below.

Club members who are uncertain which course to enter, please discuss this with Geoff Todkill at events.

For club regulars, entry fees can be paid on the day, but your entry must be received by 14th June.

Entries to:
Colin Bailey
Merewether High School School: 
P.O. Box 3010 
Hamilton Delivery Centre 2303
Ph 4969 3855
Fax: 4961 2246
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