Urban Foot Orienteering  - Series 12 (2018) - Night Champs
Wednesday 4th April

Update: If anyone who currently owns a P-card and wishes to run the Long - Please show your P-card to Registraton and they will swap you a club SI stick for the duration of the event. 

Click here for the RESULTS


Location:
 Braye Park & surrounds, Waratah West

Directions: The assembly area will adjacent to the carpark at the end of the road extending from the west end of Platt St, Waratah. Turn into Platt St at the traffic lights on Edith St. Proceed pass the hospital, swing left and continue up the hill to the gravel carpark at the end of the road. Park in the carpark (limited) or along the road before the carpark. Hospital staff park out this area but the majority should be gone by 6pm.

Map: Braye Park 1:4000, 2 metre contours (updated 2018) 

Setter: Glenn Burgess

Terrain: The map is a mixture of open parkland with areas of scattered trees, rough open with areas of long grass & undergrowth, bush areas of variable runability and the adjoining residential streets. The area is generally hilly.

Start times: Starts between 6.30 pm and 7:30 pm 

Course Closure: 8:30pm (Finish after 8:30pm and you risk being disqualified for failing to finish the course in the allowed time.)

Courses: Course lengths similar to the recent UFO events. Approximately - Long : 5km, Short 2.5km.

Facilities:  None.

Entry Fee: $7 for members, $10 for non-members (non-members will be asked to fill out a short form the first time they enter an event), $2 for SI Stick Hire (or bring your own).

COURSE SETTER’S NOTES:

  • There are a couple of controls placed off the tracks in the bush and there are route choices through long grass, undergrowth and bush areas.  Although there are options, lower leg cover is recommended if you want to maximise route choice (particularly on the Long Course).
  • The Long Course has some sections through the surrounding residential streets but traffic volumes should be low. The Short Course is wholly within parkland. Both courses cross the internal park road leading up to the lookout on Braye Park Hill which is open to traffic but should be quiet.
  • Bring insect repellent to protect from the rampant mosquitoes.

Note 1: Remember, its night orienteering.  It will be dark! So bring a headlamp or torch (Sunset 5:45pm. Civil twilight ends at 6:09pm. Moonrise 8:23pm).

Note 2: 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.

 

Urban Foot Orienteering  - Series 12 (2018) - Final

Firstly, thanks go to the following volunteers without whom this event would not have run smoothly.

Course Setter: Adrian Plaskitt
Map Updates: Adrian Plaskitt
Map Printing:  Geoff Todkill (and Jeff Guy behind the scenes)
Registration: Cheryle Todkill, Geoff Todkill
Computer: Jeff Guy, Adrian Plaskitt
Set Up/Pack Up: Peter Newton, Adrian Plaskitt, Jeff Guy, Joy Guy, Cheryle Todkill, Geoff Todkill, Malcolm Roberts
Control Collection: Clare Williams, John and Deanne Shaw, Keith and Isaac Morris, Stephen and Alvin Craig

(My apologies to those who I have missed.)

Next, view the Results on Eventor.

Finally, congratulations to this year's UFO champions:

Overall: Men - Alvin Craig, Women -  Clare Williams

Long Course:

  • A Grade - Alvin Craig
  • B Grade -Scott Simson
  • C Grade - Geoff Todkill
  • D Grade - Maria Orr

Short Course:

  • A Grade - Arthur Kingsland
  • B Grade - Lewis Vincent

Urban Foot Orienteering  - Series 12 (2018) - Qualifier 3

Volunteers: Thanks go to those who made this event possbile and run smoothly.

Course Setting: Malcolm Roberts and Carolyn Matthews
Map: Malcolm Roberts
Map Printing: Jeff Guy (and Geoff Todkill behind the scenes)
Registration Desk: Cheryle Todkill, Joy Guy
Computer: Jeff Guy, Carolyn Matthews
Control Collection: Alvin Craig, Adrian Plaskitt, Rudi Landseidel, Malcolm Roberts
Set Up and Pack Up: Carolyn Rigby, Viola O'Connor, Joy Guy, Peter Newton, Ian Dempsey, Jim Lee, Malcolm Roberts

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

Results On Eventor | Series Standings on Eventor

Grades for Next Week's Final

A quick guide to your grade for the Final next week at King Edward Park (as determined by the Rules for the series). Look at your placing in the Series Standings on Eventor. Then:

Long Course:

  • A Grade - Places 1 to 14 (inclusive) 
  • B Grade - Places 15 to 29 (inclusive)
  • C Grade - Places 30 to 44 (inclusive)
  • D Grade - Places 45 to 58 (inclusive) + Place 63

Short Course:

  • A Grade - Places 1 to 10 (inclusive)
  • B Grade - Places 11 to 20 (inclusive)

 

Location: Tumpoeba Reserve, Maryland

Directions: The assembly area will be at at the playground in Tumpoaba Reserve. You should be able to find a park on Callan Avenue or Maryland Drive.

Map: Tumpoaba Reserve 1:5000, 2 metre contours. 

Setter: Malcolm Roberts

Terrain: Nature strips and urban streets.

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

Courses: Long (~5.5 km) 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.

Facilities:  None

Course Setter's Notes:

  • The gully running down Tumpoaba Reserve is out of bounds. You should NOT attempt to cross it. On the map, this gully has a purple boundary, as shown on the snippet below, to indicate that you should not cross it  (I admit that this can be hard to see but you have been warned.)

Capture

  • Street trees have only been mapped in those areas near controls. Eventually they will all get on the map but not yet!
  • Many man-made objects have not been mapped. In particular round concrete sewer vents and signs haven't been mapped. Bench seats have been mapped with a small cross and there is one large cross on the map for what looks like an information board (that clearly hasn't been used to display any information for some time).
  • 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.

 

Urban Foot Orienteering  - Series 12 (2018) - Qualifier 2

Volunteers: Thanks go to those who made this event possbile and run smoothly.

Course Setting: Lisa Lampe
Map Update: Denis Lyons
Map Printing: Jeff Guy (and Geoff Todkill behind the scenes)
Registration Desk: Cheryle Todkill, Kerry Bacon, Joy Guy
Computer: Jeff Guy, Lisa Lampe
Control Collection: Lisa Lampe, Adrian Plaskitt, Malcolm Roberts, Keith and Isaac Morris, Peter Orr
Set Up and Pack Up: Lisa Lampey, Carolyn Chalmers, Viola O'Connor, Joy Guy, Peter Newton, Malcolm Roberts

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

Results On Eventor | Standings After This Event

Location: Maitland Park, Maitland

Directions: The assembly area will be near the Aquatic Centre in Maitland Park. From Newcastle turn left off Les Darcy Drive into Louth Park Road and then turn right into either Cross Street or Blomfield Street. From Rutherford, enter Maitland Park off Walker Street.

Map: Maitland Park 1:5000, 5 metre contours. 

Setter: Lisa Lampe

Terrain: Open parkland with a few buildings,  urban streets and some built-up area around Maitand railway station.

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

Courses: Long (~5 km) 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.

Important Note: The Long course crosses over Les Darcy Dr and the railway line. You must use the overpasses to cross these. Both Les Darcy Dr and the railway line are out of bounds. The Short course stays entirely in Maitland Park (and hence has no major road crossings). You still need to be careful inside Maitland Park because there are roads through the park.

Facilities:  Toilets and water near the start.

Course Setter's Notes:

  • All fences marked as crossable are very easily crossed, and some are only a series of posts
  • Bring insect repellent to protect from mosquitoes.
  • The pool is open until 7pm for those who want a quick swim afterwards
  • 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.

 

Urban Foot Orienteering  - Series 12 (2018) - Event 1

Volunteers: Thanks go to those who made this event possbile and run smoothly.
Course Setting: Ian Dempsey (as well as drawing the map!)
Map Printing: Jeff Guy (and Geoff Todkill behind the scenes)
Registration Desk: Joy Guy, Carolyn Chalmers, Viola O'Connor
Computer: Malcolm Roberts, Jeff Guy
Control Collection: Ian Dempsey, Rudi Landseidel, Rob Vincent, Lewis Vincent, Kim Van Netten, Bert Van Nettern, Anthony Price, Malcolm Roberts
Set Up and Pack Up: Ian Dempsey, Carolyn Chalmers, Viola O'Connor, Joy Guy, Lynda Hewson, Peter Newton, Malcolm Roberts

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

Results On Eventor

Location: Tom Lantry Park, Tenambit

Directions: Park along the eastern end of Maize Street, Tenambit. Assembly is in Tom Lantry Park, Tenambit.

Map: Tenambit Parks 1:5000, 2 metre contours. (New Map by Ian Dempsey, Russell Rigby)

Setter: Ian Dempsey

Terrain: A mix of open parkland, very open forest, and urban streets. Both courses have compulsory road crossings, and the Long course has some street running.

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

Courses: Long (4.8 km) and Short (2.9km). 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.


Important Note: Both the Long and Short courses have 2 compulsory crossings of Metford Road, which can be busy in evenings. Crossing procedure – dip at the first control and your elapsed time stops; then dip at the next control and timing starts again. You have up to 60 seconds to dip at the control on the other side of the road before your time starts again. So, take your time and cross safely. For safety sakes , parents and guardians might consider accompanying any younger competitors.

Facilities:  Toilets and water near the start.

Course Setter's Notes:

  • Both courses involve several hundred metres of open, fast running, bush terrain. While a compass isn’t essential, it may be helpful.
  • Both courses have a map change (turn the map over for the other half of the course).
  • Respect others’ use of the playing fields and detour around any sport activities.
  • 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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