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.

 

 
 
 
 

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