Minor Event


Note: For those interested heres a little history about the historic mine ventilation chimney that we hung our results on - LINK

Note: The computer team wishes to apologise that some results were lost during the day mostly the early runners.

SPECIAL NOTE:  National Parks has advised that there will not be a burn on this day.

Please note: Maps will be premarked for your convenience

Note: Ankle protection is recommended for this area.

Directions: From Morisset or Maitland, on the M1 take the Newcastle exit, Link Rd towards Newcastle. At the first traffic lights turn left towards Minmi on Woodford Street. At the next set of lights turn right Minimi Rd, approx 500m turn right into the Bluegum Hills Regional Park. From Wallsend, travel west along Minmi Road for 8.8kms, approx 10 minutes.
Parking and access: The access road to the parking area has some drainage humps which may not suit some vehicles. Thus:

A: THOSE WHO ARE PREPARED to drive to this parking area should enter through the main park gate and proceed through the main car parking area and through a manned gate at the southern end of the turning circle. Parking will be on the road to the east of the assembly area (please angle park and follow directions).

B: THOSE WHO ARE NOT PREPARED to drive to this parking area should park at the ADDITIONAL parking area adjacent to the Minmi cemetery, 50m south-west of the main gate. This will require a walk south past the cemetery and up to the main car park and gate at the turning circle. Then follow the road / walking trail to the assembly (approx 1.2 km)

Map: Blue Gum Hills (1:10000)
Setter: Joy Guy & Denis Lyons
Vetter: Shane and Caroline Jenkins
Courses: Very Easy (approx. 1.8km) and Easy (approx. 1.9km) courses point to point.Score courses (1 hour time limit) will use the same map but can be attempted at three levels with approximate distances depending on route choice: Moderate (4-5km), Hard Short (5-6km) and Hard Long (6.5 - 7.5km). Remember to bring a watch.

Start times: 9:30 to 11:30am with course closure at 1pm