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Here are the links to the Results.

 Date  Event  Location  Results                    
 19/07/2020  NOY1  Pelton  Eventor  LiveLox  
 02/08/2020  NOY2  Wallaroo  Eventor  LiveLox Winsplits
 16/08/2020  NOY3  Fairley/O'Donnelltown  Eventor   Winsplits
 30/08/2020  NOY4  Tomalpin  Eventor   Winsplits
 13/09/2020  NOY5  Tank Paddock  Eventor   Winsplits
 11/10/2020  NOY6   Mt Sugarloaf  Eventor    
           

Bush Foot Orienteering

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Starts: From 9:30am to 11:30am. (Course closure 1PM). The maps and start units will be at the “start triangle”.

RESULTS

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Directions

From George Booth Drive (B89) turn South-West onto Mt Sugarloaf Road. Continue along this road (it climbs steeply) for 3.0km.

Turn left (South) onto Sugarloaf Range Road. Follow it for approximately 1.3km to the Assembly Area. CAUTION: This road is unsealed and has many potholes!! Speed should be limited to 30kph.

Parking will be limited to the left-hand side ONLY. It may require a 400m walk from the parking to the Assembly Area.

It will be important for competitors to vacate the area as soon as possible after completing their course to free up parking spaces for
later arrivals, and to keep the road clear for access by other road users. Care should be used along this road as 4WD vehicles and motor bikes are common.

To leave the area drivers will need to continue along Sugarloaf Range Road for 300-400m past the Assembly Area where there is a track intersection and space to turn around.

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Courses

FULL range of Club NOY courses will be offered.

To download:
WORD Control Descriptions - Click here
SYMBOL Control Descriptions - Click here

While controls are to be visited in numerical order, Hard Long and Hard Medium courses are set with a “MIDDLE DISTANCE” format….this means there are more controls than usual, changes in direction occur, and “pivot” controls set where competitors must visit some controls TWICE during a loop!!

 

COURSE LENGTH   CONTROLS   CLIMB & NOTES
VERY EASY 2.1 km  13   25m.  Easier navigation following tracks or taped routes.

EASY

2.2 km 11 45m Easy navigation and route choices with controls adjacent to tracks. Some taped routes occur.

MODERATE Short

2.2 km 10

55m Cross-country navigation and route choices with controls on distinct features not far from tracks.

MODERATE Long  

3.8 km 13

95m Cross-country navigation and more difficult route choices. Controls on distinct features.

HARD Short 3.0 km 12 50m Some difficult navigation and route choices.
HARD Medium 4.4 km 19 140m Difficult navigation and physically demanding.
HARD Long 5.4 km 21 235m Difficult navigation and very physical.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  1. The Sugarloaf Range Road travels through the middle of this map. There are often 4WD and motor bikes travelling at speed. Please TAKE CARE when crossing it or using it for route choice….move out of their way!
  2. The boundaries of this map to the East and West have high clifflines. These should not be approached as they can be unstable at the top and become slippery. A number of rocky areas and rockfaces occur across the map. Care should be taken in all rock areas, especially if it is wet weather.
  3. Old barbed wire fences occur on some courses. While these are taped (RED&WHITE) to highlight them, competitors should be cautious near these broken fences.
  4. Brown triangles” represent larger “tree-root mounds”. Termite mounds, meat-ant nests and distinctive trees have not been shown. “Black X” represent car wrecks.
  5. At least five helpers are needed to collect controls following this event. Please let the organisers know if you are available. Thanks for your help.

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Starts: From 9:00am to 11:30am. (Course closure 1PM) The start will be about 150m south-east of the assembly area. The maps and start units will be at the “start triangle”.

Map: “The Tank Paddock” 1:7500

Planning/Vetting team: David Kitchener & Denis Lyons

Control Descriptions:  Control Descriptions are included on the maps. If you would like an additional Control Description - download them and print them here - WORDS & SYMBOLS.

DIRECTIONS:

  •       From Wallsend: Head north-west along Minmi Road to Minmi. At the traffic lights, turn right into Woodford Street and proceed approx. 2 km. further (becomes Lenaghans Drive). The event site will be on the right hand side of the road.
  • From Newcastle (via Link Road): Head north-west along the Newcastle Link Road, straight ahead through 2 roundabouts. At the major intersection with Cameron Park Drive / Woodford Street (traffic lights), turn right. Continue 2.0 km on Woodford Street into Minmi. At the next traffic lights, proceed straight ahead for a further 2 km approx. (becomes Leneghans Drive). The event site will be on the right hand side of the road.
  • From the M1 (northbound) or M15: Take the Newcastle exit from the M1, or proceed straight ahead for Newcastle from the M15. In all cases, you need to be in the LEFT-most lane, so that you can turn left at the major intersection with Cameron Park Drive / Woodford Street (traffic lights). Continue 2.0 km on Woodford Street into Minmi. At the next traffic lights, proceed straight ahead for a further 2 km approx. (becomes Lenaghans Drive). The event site will be on the right hand side of the road.
  • From the M1 (southbound): Take the very first exit from the M1, just 650 metres after the traffic lights at John Renshaw Drive. Proceed approx. 5.1 km on Lenaghans Drive. The event site will be on the left hand side of the road.

 

SAFETY:

  • Safety bearing is W to Lenaghans Drive.

  • Lenaghans Drive has an 80 km/h speed limit adjacent to the parking and assembly areas.
    Please take care crossing the road. Children should only cross under supervision.

  • Trail bikes and 4WD vehicles are uncommon in the area, but could potentially be present. Listen for their approach and give way by moving off tracks. It is safest to assume that they have not seen you.

  •      Horse riders also use the area – approach slowly from in front, or let them know you’re coming up behind them – never sneak up on a horse!
  • Areas of dense and scratchy vegetation are present. Protective clothing is recommended for those undertaking the more advanced courses.

  •       Leg protection is particularly recommended for the Moderate & Hard courses, as the warmer weather may be bringing snakes out of hibernation.

  • NO WATER is provided on courses – please carry your own.

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

Course lengths are currently approximate – final lengths will be available Mon 7/9

 COURSE

 LENGTH 

NOTES

 VERY EASY

1.8 km

 Follows tracks and a short streamer trail. Controls placed   close to the tracks.

EASY

2.2 km

Controls not far from tracks. You need to know where you are along the track before looking to the side. Includes a short streamer trail.

MODERATE SHORT

2.4 km

Involves cross-country navigation to larger features. You should identify ‘attack points’ and ‘catching features’ around the control sites to help your navigation.

MODERATE LONG

3.2 km

Involves cross-country navigation to larger features. You should identify ‘attack points’ and ‘catching features’ around the control sites to help your navigation.

HARD SHORT

3.4 km

Some difficult navigation, smaller features with fewer surrounding features to guide you.

HARD MEDIUM

5.2 km

Some difficult navigation, smaller features with fewer surrounding features to guide you.

HARD LONG

7.3 km

Some difficult navigation, smaller features with fewer surrounding features to guide you.

NOTES:

  • The area contains several sections mapped as uncrossable swamp. Unless you are rehearsing for ‘Survivor’, it IS. However, in spite of recent rains, it is not larger than mapped, so you may have confidence in your route planning, in that regard.

  • The same cannot be said for the lantana (mapped as dark green – ‘Fight’) which has expanded somewhat, especially in gullies and other low-lying areas. The organisers have tried to ensure the green is accurately mapped where it is a significant factor in your route choice.

  • Blackberry thickets are also marked as fight. Give them a wide berth, as they tend to throw out new, not-so-visible tendrils in amongst the long grass.

  • Firewood collectors and other timber harvesters have been busy. Some new vehicle tracks, often not terribly distinct, may have appeared since mapping.

  •      A few tracks tend to be distinct one minute, grassy corridor the next, then distinct again. Because of the difficulty of clearly showing this on a map at this scale, these tracks are mapped so as to represent their “overall” status.

  •     Some dry ditches and gullies may now appear to have unmapped watercourses, as a result of leaf litter being washed away in recent heavy rain. These are not mapped as they are likely to be temporary.

  •     The northern boundary of the map is formed by the (former) railway to Richmond Vale. While the rails are still present in the corridor, it is not mapped as a ‘Railway’, as the rails are not visible for much of its length.
  • Only termite mounds are shown on the map. No tree-root mounds or meat-ant nests.

  • Distinctive trees (but not native cherry trees) are shown with a green X.

  • At least five helpers are needed to collect controls at each event. Please let the organisers know. Thank you for your help.

Bush Event Entry Fees:

    Adults   Juniors   Family
  Members   $12   $9   $30
  Non Members   $15   $10  

1st timers $12 (includes SI stick hire)

Second map $5

SportIdent stick hire $2

 
 
 
 

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