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.