Newcastle Shorts Weekend

What you need to know for a great weekend of fun orienteering!

When: Saturday and  Sunday 29/30 June

RESULTS:

Saturday  - Event 1 - Results
                 - Event 2 - Results
Sunday  - Event 1 - Results
              - Event 2 - Results

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4 events on 4 new maps over 2 days for 1 fun weekend of Short Orienteering.

Forget the June Long weekend – it’s the June Shorts weekend!

Starts from 9:30am to 11:30am. (Course closure 1PM)


Map: Richmond Vale’s Wombat Trails 1:10 000 New map of new (foot) area.

Planning/vetting team: Alex Massie, Denis Lyons

DIRECTIONS: From the southern edge of Pelaw Main, follow Leggett’s Drive to the south for 1.2km and turn right onto The Hunter Economic Zone (HEZ) road. If coming from the south on Leggett’s Drive, this turn (to the left) is 1.4KM north of the entrance to the Richmond Vale Railway Museum.
Follow the HEZ road for Approx. 1.8KM to parking and assembly on the southern side of the road. A section of the gutter is partly silted and will be highlighted so that the “bump” is lessened as you turn from the road.

PARKING will be available to the east or west of the assembly area.

The START will be 170m to the west of the assembly. Follow the low, wire-rope fence.
NB. After you start (at start unit) FOLLOW THE LOW, ROPE-WIRE FENCE FOR 130m TO THE POSITION OF THE START TRIANGLE.

COURSES: All courses will be of NOY standard. (Visit controls in numerical order.)

VERY EASY: 1.6 km. Follows tracks.
EASY: 2.2 km. Controls not far from tracks. Includes a streamer trail.
MODERATE SHORT: 2.3 km. Involves cross-country navigation to large features.
MODERATE LONG: 3.2 km.
HARD SHORT: 3.7 km, Some difficult navigation
HARD MEDIUM: 6.5 km. Some difficult navigation
HARD LONG: 8.1 km. Some difficult navigation

NOTE:  Battery levels on some controls are getting low.  If a control is continually beeping - this indicates that the battery is flat - please use the punch on that control to register that you were there.

NOTES:  (1) The area is relatively flat - hence longer courses. The area’s main assets are the detailed watercourses which meander across the flats.
               (2) The area is frequented by trail bikes and 4WD’s. If you hear them coming – move out of their way.
               (3) SPIKEY vegetation exists to some extent over most of the area. There are dead stems which have half fallen over, and are difficult to push away. As well, there is re-growth after the fire.
Extensive areas of this spikey vegetation are shown as “walk” stripe. Areas where you may weave a way through are “slow-run” stripe. Areas of light green (slow-run) and dark green (walk) may also include spikey vegetation. However, not all “slow” or “walk” contains spikey vegetation, it may be ti-tree or low wattle re-growth.
              (4) Magnetic north lines are now 300m apart.
Only termite mounds are shown. No tree-root mounds or meat-ant nests.
Bull ant nests are not mapped, despite the fact that some of them are as big as, (and look like) smaller termite mounds.
Distinctive native cherry trees are shown with a green X.
Large or significant fallen tree canopies have been shown as a thicket of full green.
              (5) At least five helpers are needed to collect controls at each event.

Winter Wednesday Training 2019

Time: Map hand out at 6 pm. Course closure at 7.30 pm.

Courses: Hard (6 km) and Moderate (4 km) with shortening options. No results. No SI.

Park sessions: Roughly monthly as indicated. Shorter courses, higher speed.

Equipment: Orienteering gear. Head lamp. Compass.

Cost: Gold coin donation to cover map printing costs.

Location: Please see the flyer for locations

 

Sunday 21st July 2019 - NOY 5 

Richmond Vale (New Map)

More information will be available closer to the event

 

Saturday 3rd August 2019 - State League Event 10 

Redgum Ridge (New Map)

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ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN
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Sunday 4th August 2019 - State League Event 11 (Long Distance)

Stockrington (New map)

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ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN
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Sunday 18th August 2019 - NOY 6

Pothana

More information will be available closer to the event

 

Sunday 25th August 2019 - Hunter Valley Champs

Mt Tomalpin (New Map)

More information will be available closer to the event

 

Sunday 15th September 2019 - NOY 7

Wallaroo SF

More information will be available closer to the event

 

Sunday 1st December 2019 - Bush Presentations

The Stafford's, Martinsville

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