The 2017 Newcastle Park Tour (i.e. the 11th running of Newcastle's park orienteering series) has been run and won. See the articles below for information about, and results from, the 5 events that made up this year's tour. 

We are already looking forward to the 2018 edition of the Tour which will should happen in February and March 2018. In the mean time you might like to think about helping out with the 2018 Tour. If you feel that you could set a course or maybe even draw a map then please contact the coordinator of the Park Series (i.e. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to discuss the possibilities.

Thanks

Malcolm

2017 Night Orienteering Championships 

Volunteers: Thanks go to those who made this event possbile and run smoothly.
Course Setting: Clare Willliams, (Vetted by Malcolm Roberts and Carolyn Matthews)
Map Printing: Geoff Todkill
Registration Desk: Joy Guy, Carolyn Rigby
Computer: Jeff Guy
Control Collection: Clare Williams, Sally-anne Henderson, Steve Todkill, Rob Bennett, Malcolm Roberts
Set Up and Pack Up:  Joy Guy, Jeff Guy, Carolyn Rigby, Steve Todkill, Sally-anne Henderson, Malcolm Roberts

(If I have forgotten anyone, please accept my apologies.)

The Winners: Congratulations to the Newcastle Night Orienteering champsions:

Long: Rob Bennett, Jenny Enderby
Short: Mikayla Enderby

Results On Eventor | Results Page

Location: Thomas Halton Park, Eleebana

Map: Thomas Halton Park 1:4000, 2 metre contours.

Start times: First starts after dark (which should around 6:15pm). Last start 7:15pm

Course Closure: 7:45pm. (Finish after 7:45pm and you risk being disqualified for failing to finish the course in the allowed time.)

This closure time is to enable the setter to collect controls before it gets too late.  So please, please choose your start time so that you complete your chosen course by 7:45pm

Setter: Clare Williams

Course: Long (~5km) and Short (~2.5km). These are length via logical route choice around out of bounds areas. Competitors should choose a course that matches their ability and allows them to finish by course closure time.

Directions: IMPORTANT ~ The car park must be approached from the east, as Bareki Rd has a double white divider line at the car park entrance which should not be crossed.  If approaching from the west it is advised to overshoot the car-park and to instead turn right into the second car-park (appox. 1km along) and to turn around there to allow approach from the east.

Facilities:  Assume nothing (since the toilets will probably be locked by dark).

Notes:

  • Remember to bring your own lights. 
  • Bring insect repellent to protect from mosquitoes.
  • SI: this is a Sport Ident (SI) event, there is an SI unit attached to each control, so you will need to bring your SI stick or P-card. There are less than 20 controls on the short course, so people that only own a P-card will be able to use that if they run the short course. For the long course, they will need to hire or purchase an SI stick for this event.

Newcastle Park Tour 11 (2017) - Event 1

 

Volunteers: Thanks go to those who made this event possbile and run smoothly.
Course Setting: Andrew, Kate and Elliot Morris
Map Printing: Jeff Guy
Registration Desk: Joy Guy, Caroline Jenkins
Computer: Jeff Guy
Control Collection: Andrew Morris, Rob Bennett, Sonia Brown, Malcolm Roberts
Set Up and Pack Up: Andrew Morris, Rob Bennett, Sonial Brown, Joy Guy, Jeff Guy, Malcolm Roberts

(If I have left anyone out, my apologies.)

Results On Eventor | Results Page

Location: Warabrook

Map: Warabrook Wetlands, 1:5000 (2m contours)

Start times: Starts between 5pm - 6:30pm

Course Closure: 7:10pm. (Finish after 7:10pm and you risk being disqualified for failing to finish the course in the allowed time.)

This closure time is to enable the setter to collect controls before it gets dark.  So please, please choose your start time so that you complete your chosen course by 7:10pm

Setter: The Morris Family (Andrew, Kate and Elliott)

Course: Long (~5km) and Short (~2.5km). These are length via logical route choice around out of bounds areas. Competitors should choose a course that matches their ability and allows them to finish by course closure time.

Directions: The start will be at the southern corner of Angophora Drive and Floribunda Close.

Facilities:  No facilities available.

Entry Fees: Click here for current entry fees.

Notes:

  • Mozzies: if you are a bit sweaty then mozzies might be a nuisance. You have been warned!
  • SI: this is a Sport Ident (SI) event, there is an SI unit attached to each control, so you will need to bring your SI stick or P-card. There are less than 20 controls on the short course, so people that only own a P-card will be able to use that if they run the short course. For the long course, they can use a club SI stick for this event instead.

 

Newcastle Park Tour 11 (2017) - Event 2

Volunteers: Thanks go to those who made this event possbile and run smoothly.
Course Setting: Ian Dempsey (who also made the map!)
Map Printing: Jeff Guy
Registration Desk: Joy Guy, Caroline Jenkins
Computer: Jason Beck, Jeff Guy
Control Collection: Ian Dempsey, Thomas Whitehead, Clare Williams, The Enderby Family
Set Up and Pack Up: Ian Dempsey, Viola O'Connor, Carolyn Chalmers, Thomas Whitehead, Joy Guy, Jeff Guy, Malcolm Roberts

(If I have forgotten anyone, please accept my apologies.)

Results On Eventor | Results Page

Qualifier Standings After 2 Events

Location: Islington Park

MapNEW MAP! Islington Park 1:4000, 2 metre contours. Base map: Russell Rigby. Fieldwork: Ian Dempsey.

Start times: Starts between 5pm - 6:30pm

Course Closure: 7:10pm. (Finish after 7:10pm and you risk being disqualified for failing to finish the course in the allowed time.)

This closure time is to enable the setter to collect controls before it gets dark.  So please, please choose your start time so that you complete your chosen course by 7:10pm

Setter: Ian Dempsey

Course: Long (~5km) and Short (~2.5km). These are length via logical route choice around out of bounds areas. Competitors should choose a course that matches their ability and allows them to finish by course closure time.

Directions: Park along Maitland Road Islington between Dent and Coal Streets. Assembly at south-western barbecue shelter in the park.

Facilities:  No facilities except water near the assembly.

Notes:

  • Bring insect repellent to protect from mosquitoes.
  • Both courses skirt the edge of the dog exercise area in the NE section of the park. This area is marked out of bounds on the map. Regardless, exercise caution when you pass by it.
  • SI: this is a Sport Ident (SI) event, there is an SI unit attached to each control, so you will need to bring your SI stick or P-card. There are less than 20 controls on the short course, so people that only own a P-card will be able to use that if they run the short course. For the long course, they will need to hire or purchase an SI stick for this event.

Newcastle Park Tour 11 (2017) - Event 3

Volunteers: Thanks go to those who made this event possbile and run smoothly.
Course Setting: Viola O'Connor, Sam Howe
Map Printing: Jeff Guy
Registration Desk: Joy Guy, Caroline Jenkins
Computer: Jeff Guy, Viola O'Connor
Control Collection: Sam Howe, Viola O'Connor, Rob Vincent, Lewis Vincent, Malcolm Roberts
Set Up and Pack Up: Sam Howe, Viola O'Connor, Geoff Peel, Joy Guy, Jeff Guy, Malcolm Roberts

(If I have forgotten anyone, please accept my apologies.)

Results On Eventor | Results Page

Location: Boomerang Park, Raymond Terrace

MapBoomerang Park 1:4000, 2 metre contours.

Start times: Starts between 5pm - 6:30pm

Course Closure: 7:10pm. (Finish after 7:10pm and you risk being disqualified for failing to finish the course in the allowed time.)

This closure time is to enable the setter to collect controls before it gets dark.  So please, please choose your start time so that you complete your chosen course by 7:10pm

Setter: Samantha Howe & Viola O'Connor

Course: Long (~5km) and Short (~2.5km). These are length via logical route choice around out of bounds areas. Competitors should choose a course that matches their ability and allows them to finish by course closure time.

Directions: Drive into Boomerang Park from the intersection of Irrawang and William Streets and park along the side of the road. Take care as there will be runners crossing the road. Additional parking on Irrawang St. Start is a the top of the hill.

Facilities:  Toilets which shut at 6pm (according to the sign).

Notes:

  • Bring insect repellent to protect from mosquitoes.
  • SI: this is a Sport Ident (SI) event, there is an SI unit attached to each control, so you will need to bring your SI stick or P-card. There are less than 20 controls on the short course, so people that only own a P-card will be able to use that if they run the short course. For the long course, they will need to hire or purchase an SI stick for this event.

 
 
 
 

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