Newcastle Orienteering Club will be holding two mountain bike orienteering events on the weekend of 18th & 19th June in Wallaroo State Forest.

Details and entry are available via Eventor at
MTBO Newcastle 18th June and MTBO Newcastle 19th June

Enter and pay on the day will be available please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. prior. (corrected email 9/6/16)

Saturday 18th June – Course Setter – Rob Vincent

Old Pacific Highway rest area at Twelve Mile Creek.
Follow the Pacific Highway north from the roundabout at Heatherbrae for approximately 15.5km. Turn left into Nine Mile Creek Road. Immediately turn right and follow road the road approx. 1km to the old rest area.
Bee hives have recently been located in the area if these are an issue at the time of the event then the assembly will be moved along the road further.

Starts will be available from 12:30pm-1:30pm. Start times will be allocated on arrival.

Course closure will be 3:30pm. Please pick a start time and course to allow you to finish by course closure.

Courses: Courses will be line courses. There will be 3 courses available. You may enter any course. Navigation will be easier for course 3. Course lengths are approximate

Course 1 – 19km
Course 2 – 12km
Course 3 – 5km

Sunday 19th June – Course Setter – Andrew Power

Balikera quarry off Italia Road Balickera.
Follow the Pacific Highway north from the roundabout at Heatherbrae for approximately 14km. Turn left into Italia Road. After approximately 3.5km turn right onto dirt track, sign posted. Follow road approx. 600m to assembly. Park to allow others to drive and ride through the open area.

Starts will be available from 9:30am-10:30am. Start times will be allocated on arrival.

Course closure will be 12:30pm. Please pick a start time and course to allow you to finish by course closure.

Courses: Courses will be line courses. There will be 3 courses available. You may enter any course. Navigation will be easier for course 3. Course length and climb are approximate.

Course 1 – 18km 220m 27 controls A3 1:15000 with 1:5000 insets
Course 2 – 12km 150m 23 controls A4 1:15000 with 1:5000 insets
Course 3 – 5km 70m 15 controls A4 1:5000

The area of the map being used on Sunday has had a number of storm events over recent years. A large number of trees have fallen across tracks and a high number of the fire roads have been damaged by water flow making them difficult and unpleasant to ride. Courses have been set to try to use the better areas of the map. Courses 1 and 2 will have a number of short legs in several areas linked by longer legs which have limited or no route choice.

 
 
 
 

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