Sunday 19 July, 2020 -  NOY1 PELTON

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Directions:
Fom Cessnock, drive south-west on Wollombi Rd through Bellbird Heights and Skinners Hill. Turn south onto Ellalong Road at Pelton and travel about 500m to parking under the powerline on the east side of the road.
From Ellalong, travel north on Ellalong Road for about 3.5km and park under the powerline on the east side of the road.

Map: Pelton North 1:10,000 scale and 5 metre contours, March 2020. Original fieldwork and cartography by Denis Lyons. Lidar basemap extension: Malcolm Roberts. Full area fieldchecked and extended by Ian Dempsey.

Special map features: Black crosses show car wrecks. Black circles indicate wreckage and rubbish. Brown triangles show termite mounds.

A legend does not appear on this version of the map: copies of the legend will be on display at the event. Control descriptions will be printed on the map.

Control Descriptions are printed on the maps.  If you would like a copy to put in your Control Desciption holder - print your copy before the Event and bring it with you.
Download and print Word Control Descriptions - click hereSymbol Control Descriptions - click here.

Terrain: Mostly undulating forest with occasional patches of slow run and walk, but with an extensive track network. There are three terrain types. First, spur/gully terrain characteristic of Werakata State Conservation Area, with minor rock detail. Second, highly detailed abandoned mining land with embankments, mounds, pits, ditches, ruins and variable, but passable vegetation. Finally, slow run along the main creek with some contour and side watercourse detail.

Consider using body cover to protect from sporadic patches of spiky vegetation.

Planner: Ian Dempsey

Vetter: Clare Williams

Safety:

  • In line with ONSW requirements in the management of COVID-19, there will be no drinks provided on courses and at the arena area.
    Please bring your own water supply and we strongly recommend you carry water on the longer courses to prevent dehydration.
  • You'll need to punch a special control before the Start to indicate that you have particpated in the Event.
  • The map extension includes three deep, steep-sided and potentially dangerous subsidence pits.
    These sites are marked in the field with red/white hazard tape, and on the map with the black V hazardous pit symbol. Please take care.
  • Safety bearing is west to Wollombi and Ellalong Roads.
  • Please punch each control then move away from the control to maintain social distancing.
  • If you have issues punching a Control - let the person at the Finish Desk know about it after you have completed the Course.
  • Move off the track if you encounter trail bikes.
  • Event telephone on the day 0490 686 207

Courses:

Course

Length (Km)

Climb (m)

Map change

Hard Long

6.5

160

1

Hard Medium

4.8

115

0

Hard Short

3.4

60

0

Moderate Long

4.4

70

0

Moderate Short

2.7

50

0

Easy

2.0

35

0

Very Easy

1.8

30

0

Start: The start is an easy 60m walk from the assembly area.

No String Course (due to Covid19 recommendations). Sorry kids. :(

Start times and course closure: You can start between 9.30 and 11.30am. Courses close at 1pm – please ensure you return to the assembly area by 1pm to prevent disqualification and to avoid us organising a search party for you.

 

 
 
 
 

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