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

Kids String 0.2-0.3 km
Very Easy: 1.8 km
Easy: 1.9 km
Progressive: 2.6 km
Moderate: 2.6 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.  

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.

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.

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.;