Hunter Region Schools 42nd Orienteering Championships

Date: Tuesday 3rd July, 2018

Results: Results

Entries are now being taken for this years Hunter Schools Orienteering Championships to be held at Minmi. The students complete 2 courses on the day. The first is a line course based on the age they turn this year.

Note: Closing date for entries is Sunday 24th June, 2018.

VENUE:   From Newcastle Link Road At the traffic lights, turn towards Minmi on Woodford Street. At the next set of lights turn right into Minmi Rd, then after approximately 500m turn right into Blue Gum Hills Regional Park. Please park where directed. OR From Newcastle, proceed to Wallsend, then take Minmi Road through Fletcher, turning left into Blue Gum Hills Regional Park. (The park entrance is approx 500m before the start of the houses at Minmi.

Map: Blue Gum Hills (2018) 1 : 7 500

      BOYS GIRLS  
Course 1 Very Easy 1.8km 12 12  
Course 2 Easy 2.0km 13 13 Intermediate B/G
Course 3 Easy 2.5km 14 14  
Course 4 Easy/Medium 3.0km 15 15 Senior B/G
Course 5 Medium 3.5km 16 16+  
Course 6 Hard 4.0km 17+    

Entries will be accepted from Primary age students who have successfully completed Orienteering in Schools programs, or who regularly compete at Newcastle Orienteering Club events but they will compete in the 12 year age grouping.

The second course is entered in divisions based on experience rather than age – this will be a score course where you find as many controls as you can within a time limit (45 minutes).

A: Hard B: Moderate C: Easy / Moderate D: Easy

Entries will be accepted from teams of two, but they must start, do the whole course and finish together.

Start times for the Age Division courses will be arranged after a safety briefing for all competitors. This briefing is expected to commence at approximately 9am and is mandatory for all competitors.


Mr Colin Bailey

Merewether High School
Phone: 4969 3855
Fax: 4961 2246
Mobile: 0414 406 652
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Cost: $12 per student.

Closing date for entries is Sunday 24th June, 2018.