SUNDAY 24th March 2019 - NOY 1

Mt Sugarloaf SCA

Welcome
The 2019 bush calendar opens up with Newcastle Orienteer of the Year (NOY) event #1 at Mount Sugarloaf State Conservation Area.

Results

Bush Series ( NOY 1): 24th March, 2019 - Mt Sugarloaf

RESULTS

DIRECTIONS:

From Newcastle: Head west from Wallsend along the Newcastle Link Road, straight ahead through 2 roundabouts. At the major intersection with Cameron Park Drive / Woodford Street (traffic lights), turn LEFT. Continue 1.8 km along Cameron Park Drive, then RIGHT at the next roundabout onto George Booth Drive. Proceed straight ahead across the M1 Motorway and into Seahampton. 1.2 km from Seahampton Fire Station (on the bend), turn left into Mount Sugarloaf Road. From here, it is approx. a 3.4 km climb to the Mount Sugarloaf Reserve. Watch for signs to direct you to parking.

From Sydney / M1 (northbound only): Take the Cardiff exit from the M1 (that’s the exit before the Newcastle exit) and turn LEFT onto George Booth Drive and proceed into Seahampton. 1.2 km from Seahampton Fire Station (on the bend) turn left into Mount Sugarloaf Road. From here, it is approx. a 3.4 km climb to the Mount Sugarloaf Reserve. Watch for signs to direct you to parking.

From the M1 (southbound only) or M15: Take the Newcastle exit from the M1 or M15, and move into the RIGHT-most lane as soon as possible, so that you can turn right at the first intersection with Cameron Park Drive / Woodford Street (traffic lights).Continue 1.8 km along Cameron Park Drive, then RIGHT at the next roundabout onto George Booth Drive. Proceed straight ahead across the M1 Motorway and into Seahampton. 1.2 km from Seahampton Fire Station (on the bend), turn left into Mount Sugarloaf Road. From here, it is approx. a 3.4 km climb to the Mount Sugarloaf Reserve. Watch for signs to direct you to parking.

From Kurri Kurri: Take John Renshaw Drive to Buchanan, then turn right and head towards Cardiff on George Booth Drive. Approx. 6.9 km after the intersection with Richmond Vale Road, turn right into Mount Sugarloaf Road. From here, it is approx. a 3.4 km climb to the Mount Sugarloaf Reserve. Watch for signs to direct you to parking.

COORDINATES: -32.889486, 151.539735

Map: Mt Sugarloaf (1:7500)

Facilities: The picnic area features Toilets, Drinking water and (free electric) BBQ's. Why not bring a picnic lunch or something to cook after the event to take advantage of the nice surroundings we will be in and to socialise with other orienteers.

 

Planner: Robert Vincent

Vetter: Pam Montgomery

Courses:

Course       Length(km)       Controls
String   0.2-0.5   10
Very easy   2.4   17
Easy   2.6   15
Moderate short   2.4   11
Moderate long   3.9   12
Hard short   3.1   13
Hard Medium   4.8   13
Hard long   6.1   18

Entry Fees (please note, fees have been updated for 2019)

START TIMES: 9:30 to 11:30am with course closure at 1pm. Please ensure you start your course with enough time to complete it prior to course closure.

SAFETY: Safety bearing is climb towards the ridge peak, head towards the television towers, then north to assembly.

NOTES: 

· Trail bikes and 4WD vehicles are active in the area. Listen for their approach and KEEP OUT OF THEIR WAY by moving off tracks. It is safest to assume that they have not seen you.

· Loose rocky surfaces, slippery embankments and slopes are present in some areas of the map. Competitors are advised to take care, especially in wet conditions.

· Much of the area is bounded by high cliffs. Competitors are advised to take extra care towards the edges of the map, especially in wet conditions. Parents should be aware of the danger of allowing children near cliff tops. Junior courses are set such that they do not need to approach dangerous cliffs.

· Areas of dense and scratchy vegetation are present. Protective clothing and eye protection is recommended for those undertaking the more advanced courses.

· There are several watercourses in the area that have deep erosion gullies and/or slippery rock surfaces. The map detail shows the locations where there is significant erosion and where the sides are vertical.

· Sections of old cattle fence still exist in the area. These are also shown on the map. Where they are not obvious in the field and on a route likely to be followed by a competitor they will be marked with coloured tape.

· There is an area of dangerous mine subsidence well south of the mapped area – this section of the park is closed to the public. If you reach the major transmission lines at the southern edge of the map, do not proceed any further south.

 

SUNDAY 12th May 2019 - NOY 2

Wallaroo National Park

RESULTS (On Eventor) | SPLITS (On Winsplits)

Directions:

FROM THE SOUTH. Head north on the Pacific Hwy. from Hexham, through Heatherbrae. Travel 1.7KM past the Italia Road turn-off and turn left for about 50mtrs, before turning right along the old Pacific Hwy. Follow this sealed road (with some pot-holes) for 1.7KM to the end of the tar. (Adjacent to the Twelve Mile Creek rest centre.) Veer left, then right and follow (with care) the gravelly forest road for 640M, before turning left on to Ten Mile Rd. The assembly area will be another 1.25KM.

Parking:

Parking will be restricted. Please park, one car behind the other, as far left as possible along this road. Make sure there is room for traffic to move in the other direction. (Take care when walking to the assembly/ start area.) A turning area will be available at the head of the parking queue. Parking space will be limited so we strongly encourage car-pooling or riding a bike from the end of the old highway (sealed section), where there are several areas for parking. Parking can also be found at the start of Ten Mile Road beneath the powerlines (area in yellow on map below)

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Map: Rocky Rides 1:10 000 (part of Wallaroo NP)

Facilities: 

Planner: Stuart Kurtz

Vetter: Denis Lyons

Courses:

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

Course       Length(km)       Notes
String        
Very easy    1.7km    Follow tracks
Easy   2.3km   Controls not far from tracks.
Moderate short   2.3km   Involves cross-country navigation to large features
Moderate long   3.0km   as above
Hard short    3.4km   Some difficult navigation
Hard Medium   5.5km   as above
Hard long   7.2km   as above

THE FINISH WILL BE 450m south of the assembly area, on a side track to the entry road. When you finish follow the road, or a path on the eastern side of the road, back to the assembly area to report in and download your result.

Entry Fees

Safety: 

Start times: 9:30 to 11:30am with course closure at 1pm. Please ensure you start your course with enough time to complete it prior to course closure

 Further notes:

(1) Hard long, Hard medium and Moderate long will need to cross an old fence which runs east-west on the northern side of a track, in the northern part of the map. Tapes will highlight this fence near where the course line would cross it.
(2) The area is frequented by trail bikes and 4WD’s. If you hear them coming – move out of their way.
(3) NEW STYLE SYMBOLS will be used.
 --- Prominent tree-root mounds will be a brown “Triangle”.
 --- Termite mounds, meat-ant nests and native cherry trees will NOT be shown.
(4) Magnetic north lines are now 300m apart.
(5) At least five helpers are needed to collect controls at each event.

 

 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

Latest Event Program Instructions - Click here

General Informationhttps://bit.ly/2XjRIFw

How to Enter: https://bit.ly/2KkDGjr

Eventorhttps://bit.ly/30ZmSV1

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)

RESULTS | SPLITS (Winsplits)


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.

SUNDAY 26th May 2019 - Minor (Pairs)

Blue Gum Hills, Minmi

More information will be available closer to the 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 2nd June 2019 - NOY3

Fassifern Ridge

 

RESULTS | SPLITS (Winsplits)

Directions: At the traffic lights on Toronto Road, Fennell Bay head west into Macquarie Road, then in 1.2 km park on the left hand (southern) side of the road adjacent to Croft Park. The assembly area will be at Croft Park.

Map: Fassifern Ridge 1:10,000 4 metre contours. Revised Ian Dempsey August 2017 with minor revisions by Steven Roberts June 2018 and April 2019. Black crosses show car wrecks. Black circles indicate wreckage.

Terrain: Undulating to very steep and mostly open forest. There’s an extensive track network, (some tracks have altered slightly and some older ones might be less recognisable) many parallel watercourses, and rock detail on the higher slopes. The lower gullies have some patches of slow run and walk.

Planner: Steven Roberts

Vetter: 

Start Location: Walk to the start is an easy 600m (allow 10 minutes). Please follow the streamers to the start area to ensure we avoid trespassing on an adjacent property. Follow the same streamers back from the finish. Please take extra care crossing Macquarie road on the way to the start and from the finish.

Courses:

There will be some steep climbs to the main ridges. Courses have been set to enjoy areas of open runnable forest (or track options). All Hard courses do have legs that involve contouring across steep slopes. The Very Easy, Easy and Moderate courses will navigate using suburban streets early in their course. The Very Easy course does not cross a road, however the others do. Please take care.

Course       Length(km)       Climb
String        
Very easy    2.0    96
Easy   2.3   96
Moderate short   2.5   108
Moderate long   3.5   152
Hard short   3.0   120
Hard Medium   4.5   200
Hard long   6.2   240
         

Entry Fees

Safety: The steeper slopes are gravelly – take care. Safety bearing is south towards the assembly area

Start times: 9:30 to 11:30am with course closure at 1pm. Please ensure you start your course with enough time to complete it prior to course closure

Notes:

- Black crosses show car wrecks.

- Black circles indicate wreckage.

 

 

SUNDAY 16th June 2019 - NOY 4

RESULTS | SPLITS (Winsplits)

Heart Rate Hills, Ryhope

WARNINGS: This event is in the Sugarloaf State Conservation Area. The event area has a large number of subsidence cracks and you may encounter leeches and ticks. Some subsidence cracks are marked with red/white tape. A particular danger is star pickets on subsidence survey lines which have been left with ~400mm protruding above the ground. Most of these have white PVC tubing around them to mark them and reduce the danger, but some may be naked.


Location: Parking for the event will be in the Lake Macquarie Memorial Park, 405 Cessnock Road, Ryhope. From Toronto travel west on The Boulevard / Awaba Road / Cessnock Road for 9 km. 400 m before the freeway turn left into the Lake Macquarie Memorial Park and follow signs to parking in the main car park. The assembly area is through the fence 200 m to the south. Please be respectful of the nature of the Memorial Park and of others visiting it.


Start and finish are adjacent to the Assembly area.


Start times: 9.30-11.30am

Map: Heart Rate Hills 1:10 000, revised 2019. The area is undulating to steep spur gully with extensive track and road network and thicker vegetation in places.

 

SUNDAY APRIL 28 - Minor / Training event

Starts from 9:30am to 11:30am

Map:  Jigadee  Jog 1:10 000

Results (Eventor) ! Splits (Winsplits)

Directions:

FROM THE NORTH.  Head south on Freemans Drive for 3.75 km from the roundabout at Freemans Waterhole and turn right into Becks road. Then follow Becks road for 500m for parking along a power line.

FROM THE SOUTH.  500m north of where the Cessnock Exit from the M1 motorway joins Freemans Drive, turn left into Becks road. Then as above.

Parking: There will be two sections for parking.                 

(a) Along the power line on the western side of the road. This may not suit low clearance vehicles.                 

(b) Along the power line which heads south from the bend in the road. Suitable for all vehicles. 

A streamer trail will go along the western edge of the northern parking area (a) to access the assembly area. (Avoid walking on the road.)

 

28 Apr 2019 Parking

Courses: All courses will be point-to-point. (Visit controls in numerical order.)  

VERY EASY:      1.5km. Follows tracks and streamer trails.

EASY:                 1.8km. Controls not far from tracks or streamer trails.

MODERATE:      2.7km. Involves cross-country navigation to large features.

HARD SHORT:   3.4km

HARD MEDIUM: 4.6km. Some difficult navigation.

HARD LONG:     6.2km.           

Notes:

(1) Hard long and Hard medium                 

-- (a) will need to cross Becks road. ( Take care.)                 

-- (b) A pivot control will (hopefully) mean that runners will not cross the main parking area.

-- (c) These courses will have a separate finish. This will be marked with a control flag, not a “finish banner”.

(2) The area north of Becks Rd. (used by all courses) is frequented by trail bikes and 4WD’s. If you hear them coming – move out of their way.

(3) OLD STYLE SYMBOLS will be used. Mainly, tree-root mounds will be a brown “T”, oriented to match the direction of the fallen tree trunk.

(4)  Magnetic north lines are now 300m apart.             

(5)  At least five helpers are needed to collect controls at each event.

Bush Event Entry Fees:

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

1st timers $12 (includes SI stick hire)

Second map $5

SportIdent stick hire $2

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY 14 APRIL 2019

 

RESULTS

Minor / Training event

Start times: 9:30am to 11:30am

Map: 1:10 000

Venue: Where the major transmission power lines cross Old Maitland Rd. north-east from Cessnock.

Directions: From the main road between Kurri and Cessnock turn onto Old Maitland Rd. at the western end of Cessnock East Primary School. Follow this road for 4.5km to where the power lines cross the road. The assembly area will be on the SE side of the road, along the NE side of the power lines.

Parking: Some parking is possible under the power lines on the SE side of the road. Additional parking is possible on the NW side of the road, either (a) under the major power lines or (b) further south along a minor power line

14 Apr 2019 Parking

Courses:

VERY EASY (1.7km) and EASY (2.2km) will have the usual point to point courses. (Visit controls in numerical order.)

MODERATE (3.0km), HARD SHORT ( 4.0km), HARD MEDIUM (5.1km), HARD LONG (7.1km) will have SCORE type courses. (i.e. Visit as many controls as you can, in any order you choose, within 1 hour.) You gain 1 point for each control you visit, but lose 1 point for each minute (or part thereof) of lateness. Those with the same number of points will be ranked, based on time taken. The course lengths given above are using the course planner’s optimum route. The distances given on control descriptions are if controls were visited in numerical order. Note: All four of these courses will use the same map. Moderate will visit any of the controls numbered (1 to 13), Hard short (1 to 16), Hard medium (1 to 21), and Hard long (1 to 24). There will be lines on the map to help show the boundary area for each course

Notes:

(a) The area includes sections of SPIKEY vegetation (usually shown as “Walk”). Suitable clothing should be worn.
(b) Pink cross-hatching over some tracks indicates that the track had been “ploughed”. Most of these tracks have been “smoothed” by continual trail bike use, in the 18 months since the ploughing.
(c) The area is frequented by trail bikes and 4WD vehicles. Be prepared to get out of their way.
(d) Hard long runners must treat the old rubbish dump area near Abermain as “ Out of Bounds”, as shown on the map.
(e) OLD STYLE SYMBOLS will be used. Tree-root mounds will be brown “T” (oriented), Check map legend on notice board.
(f) Magnetic north lines are now 300m apart.
(g) At least five helpers are needed to collect controls at each event.

Bush Event Entry Fees:

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

1st timers $12 (includes SI stick hire)

Second map $5

SportIdent stick hire $2

 

 

LAST EVER CHANCE TO RUN ON THIS MAP

Date:  Sunday 26th May 2019

RESULTS | SPLITS (Winsplits) | Routegadget

Location:  Woodford St, Minmi

Unfortunately the company responsible for the management of this property has advised us that this is very likely the last time they will grant us access to area.

Pairs Concept
This is our only club event to feature a mass start. 2 people – 1 SI stick - Middle distance style courses (moderate navigation) with some buterfly and open loops allowing teams the flexibility to split up and choose which partner visits which controls. “Newcastle Pairs Champs” might be competitive, but at its heart is a spirit of camaraderie and fun.   

Cant Find a Partner?
Advise us which Pairs course you prefer and your SI number and we'll try and find you a partner.

Pairs Pre-entry
We prefer you to pre-enter your Pairs team so we can ensure map availability. If you wait until the morning of the event we cannot guarantee you will get a start/map.

Entries to Geoff Peel 0442 942 341 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with name(s), Long/Short, SI number and mobile. All other courses are Enter on Day.

Entry Fee $20 per pre-entered pairs team (members or non-members)
Regular club fee structure for Enter on Day pairs and other courses.
Entry Fees

Courses
Kids String 0.2-0.3 km
Very Easy: 1.8 km
Easy: 1.9 km
Progressive: 2.6 km
Moderate: 2.6 km
SHORT PAIRS: 4.5 km
LONG PAIRS: 6.5 km
The progressive course is designed for novice adults with a sense of adventure – it starts out Very Easy level of navigational difficulty but progresses to Moderate as you get further into it.


Pairs Mass Start 10:00 am (briefing 9:45 am)
Other Starts 9:30 – 11:30 am

Map “Woodford Street” 1:7500 5m contours

Control Descriptions
Control descriptions will not be printed on the maps
IOF symbols and some English descriptions will be available separately.

Terrain Notes
Mostly mildly undulating spur gully with occasionally steeper areas. Extensive track network, Some new single track has been mapped and should be treated as useable for transportation but not reliable for navigation. Run and visibility mostly good with a few slower thicker areas spread across the map.

Long leg coverings or tights are advised.  

Rules
Teams will consist of any two people.
Other groupings, including singles will be considered as unoficial.
Teams shall be given 2 minutes (or more) planning time prior to starting.
The race will commence with a mass start.
Navigation will be of moderate standard or easier.
The event will utilise SportIdent punching.
Each team shall carry one SI stick between them.
The SI stick must visit every control in the correct order.
SI sticks of one team cannot be carried by another team.
The course utilises (at least one) pivot controls. You need to register at every visit.
Team members can split at any time or place & as ofen as they want, but must finish together afer meeting at the last control.
Sprint finish results will be based on the second member’s finish placing.
Teams may carry mobile phones for communication (and safety)


Directions & Parking
From Newcastle 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 towards Minmi.
The event site is 0.6 km on your right. From M1 Freeway (northbound only) Take the Newcastle exit. A few hundred metres afer joining the Link Road turn lef into Woodford St (trafic lights). The event site is  1.6 km on your right. From the North/M1 (southbound only) Travel 750m from the start of the M1 at the Wheatleys Dr/John Renshaw Dr roundabout and turn left in Lenaghans Dr. Travel 8.6 km to the event site which is on your lef.

Parking
There is some limited parking available at the event site. Be careful turning in and indicate well in advance. If this area is full you will need to travel 150 m towards Minmi and park on the old road bend on the lef. Please park economically to allow as many parks as possible.
IF YOU PARK HERE DO NOT PARK IN FRONT OF HORSE PADDOCK.

Safety Motorcycles may be present on the tracks.

Avoid any dumped items just in case there is any asbestos present (I have no reason to believe there is)

There is some mining subsidence in the area.


Drinks Controls
There will be limited drinks controls with limited water and you may not even visit one depending upon how your team splits the course. If it is particularly warm you may wish to carry your own supply.

Course Closure 1:00 pm. You must report back to the finish no later than this time.

Presentation & BBQ
Presentations will be held as soon as the majority of Pairs teams have finished. To celebrate the social nature of the day we will be having a sausage sizzle - gold coin donation.

Event Timing Systems Jeff Guy
SportIdent SI Sticks Long Pairs teams will need an SI-9 or above as there are 30 controls plus finish (& possibly Start) Short Pairs teams will need an SI-8 or above.
Note: Hire SI sticks are SI-8 (they can only store 30 controls in memory)

Entries & Enquiries Geoff (or Margaret) Peel   Ph: 4946 0977    Mob: 0432 942 341    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;   

Sunday 30th June 2019 - NOC Shorts Weekend

Avondale School & Avondale College

More information will be available closer to the event

 

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)

DETAILS: Click here

ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN
EVENTOR: https://bit.ly/2XR0fn7

RESULTS | Winsplits

Sunday 4th August 2019 - State League Event 11 (Long Distance)

Stockrington (New map)

DETAILS: Click here

ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN
EVENTOR: https://bit.ly/2XR0fn7

RESULTS  | Winsplits

Sunday 1st December 2019 - Bush Presentations

The Stafford's, Martinsville

More information will be available very soon. Please check back either here or on eventor

Sunday 18th August 2019 - NOY 6

Belford National Park

NOTE CHANGE FROM PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED VENUE - ACCESS TO “POTHANA” WAS NOT SECURED IN TIME FOR THIS EVENT 

RESULTS | Winsplits

Directions: From Newcastle/M1 travel northwest on the M15/Hunter Expressway. Continue onto the A15/New England Highway (past Branxton towards Singleton). Turn right at the "Lower Belford 3" sign into Kirkton Rd (this is approximately 3.0km after the Branxton Heavy Vehicle Rest Area). Follow Kirkton Rd for 700m.

Parking is along the side of the road (mostly on the left). Ensure your vehicle is fully off the road and take care with children. Kirkton Road is an 80 kmh zone and local traffic is infrequent but fast moving.

The assembly area is immediately through a gate in the fence on the left (southwest) side of the bend in the road.

 

Map: “Belford National Park” (Scale 1:10 000, 5m contour interval). Updated - Ian Dempsey (2015). Minor revisions - Glenn Burgess (2019).

Facilities: None

Planner: Glenn Burgess

Vetter: Greg Bacon

Courses:: (some longer than standard NOYs given the fast, open & flatter terrain).

Course       Length(km)       Climb (m)
String        
Very easy    2.0   30
Easy    2.5   35 
Moderate short    2.7   40
Moderate long    4.2   70 
Hard short    4.3   55
Hard Medium    6.3   95
Hard long    9.0   145

Entry Fees

Safety: Safety bearing is east to Kirkton Rd (or west if on Hard Medium and Hard Long and have crossed the road).

You may see some National Parks signs about wild dog trapping. These can be ignored. NPWS have advised that there are currently no traps in the park.

Hard Medium and Hard Long - be aware of traffic when crossing Kirkton Road.

Start times: 9:30 to 11:30am with course closure at 1pm. Please ensure you start your course with enough time to complete it prior to course closure

Help with collecting controls following the event will be needed, and very much appreciated.

 

 

Don't be put off by the 'championship' - this event is for everyone!!

Sunday 25th August 2019 - Hunter Valley Champs

RESULTS | WINSPLITS | ROUTEGADGET | ATTACKPOINT

The area is dominated by two near parallel ridges which merge at the southern edge of the map. The ridges have reasonably steep sides and numerous watercourses, many of which are deeply cut. The broad valley between the two ridges has detailed contour features. There are plenty of rock features.

Directions:
From MULBRING: From the roundabout at Leggetts Drive and Lake Road, travel west on Lake Road for 4.8 km, then turn right onto Hebburn Road (GRAVEL road - SPEED HUMP - Camera). Follow Hebburn Road for 1.9 km and turn right onto a track which splits into two. Take the LEFT track for approx. 60 m, veer right and follow signs to parking.
From KEARSLEY: Follow Lake Road (to the east) for 3 km, then turn left onto Hebburn Road (GRAVEL road), thence as above.

Parking: Try to park in rows near the Archery facility. Excess parking would be along the sides of the access tracks, or Hebburn Road.

Map: NEW MAP! NEW AREA!
"ARCHERY RIDGE" 1:10 000, 5m contours

Venue: Cessnock Archery Range 

Planning team: Denis Lyons and David Kitchener

Courses:

The start triangle will be 10m in front of the map collection.

Course       Length(km)       Description            Championship Categories
String        Kids can have fun following the string line and receive a small reward.    
Very easy    1.4km     Follows tracks and a streamer trail   Mto12A, Wto12A
Easy    1.6km    Controls not far from tracks, BUT, you need to know where you are along the track before turning off. You also need to be able to recognise a watercourse.   Mto14A, Wto14A
Moderate short    2.4km   Moderate cross-country navigation   Mto18B, Wto18B
Moderate long    2.9km   Moderate cross-country navigation   MOpenB, WOpenB
Hard short    3.2km   Difficult navigation   Mto18A, M(19-49)AX, M(50-59)AS, M60A, M70+A
Wto18A, W(19-49)AS, W(50-59)AS, W60A, W70+A
Hard Medium    5.3km   Difficult navigation   M(19-49)AS, M50+A
W Open A, W40A, W50+A
Hard long    7.1km   Difficult navigation   Open A, M40+A

Note: M(19-49)AX was a new class in 2018.

Entry Fees

Bush Event Entry Fees:

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

1st timers $12 (includes SI stick hire)

Second map $5

SportIdent stick hire $2

Safety: 

Start times: 9:30 to 11:30am with course closure at 1pm. Please ensure you start your course with enough time to complete it prior to course closure

Notes:

(a) The Archery club is currently upgrading its tracks and target sites. Only the most prominent tracks are mapped. Arrows painted on the ground are not mapped. Concentrate on NATURAL FEATURES when at the start and finish of your course.
(b) TRAIL BIKES and 4WD vehicles use the area. Keep out of their way.
(c) The area does contain SPIKY VEGETATION hidden in areas of light or dark green.
(d) Take care on steep & slippery gravel slopes.
(e) Firewood-gatherers are active at this time of year.
(f) Brown triangles represent small termite mounds.
(g) Prominent native cherry trees are included in the distinctive trees- green X.
(h) Tree-root mounds and meat-ant nests are NOT shown on this version of the map.
(i) Surveyors have been marking the edge of a “paper road” with pink tapes. Moderate and hard courses may see these as they head to controls near the finish.
(j) Structures at the Archery site which have been used as toilets will NOT be available for use on the day.
(k) At least five helpers are needed to collect controls at the end of each event.

SPECIAL NOTE:
For this event INDIVIDUALS may compete in age classes.
Either (a) look for your age class, and enter the course for that class,
…Or (b) select a class for which you are eligible on the course you wish to complete. Please INDICATE BOTH COURSE AND CLASS ON YOUR ENTRY SLIP.
You don't have to be part of the championship class competition - just enter your normal course.

Sunday, 15th September 2019

NOY7 Wallaroo

RESULTS | SPLITS (Winsplits)

Directions

FROM THE SOUTH – Head north on the Pacific Hwy from Hexham, through Heatherbrae. Travel for 1.7 km past the Italia Road turn-off and turn left. After about 50 m turn right along the old Pacific Hwy. Follow this sealed road for about 750 m to the assembly area at the old rest area on the left. Parking is along either side of the road before the assembly area. Watch out for runners who may be heading back along this access road on their way to the start.

Map

"Wallaroo Hills", 1:10 000, 5 m contours

Terrain

Undulating and varied with areas of green, water features and rocky ground, and an extensive track network. There are some new motorbike tracks not shown on the map, particularly in the northern section affecting Hard Long. Tree root mounds are not shown on this version of the map. Motorbikes and horse riders are frequent users of the area – take care.

Start

About 500m from the assembly area for all classes. Follow the streamers south-west back along the north-western side of the access road for about 300m, then turn right and follow the streamers along the edge of the clearing for another 200m to the start.

Time

Starts between 9.30 and 11.30 am. Last Start for Long courses - 11am (unless prior arrangement).
Course closure at 1.00 pm.

Planner

Stephen Craig

Courses

Very Easy

2.1 km

8 controls

Easy

2.1 km

9 controls

Moderate Short

2.3 km

10 controls

Moderate Long

3.7 km

11 controls

Hard Short

3.3 km

10 controls

Hard Medium

5.0 km

12 controls

Hard Long

6.8 km

15 controls

 

Entry Fees

Bush Event Entry Fees:

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

1st timers $12 (includes SI stick hire)

Second map $5

SportIdent stick hire $2

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