Urban Foot Orienteering - Series 13 (2019) - Qualifier 1


Thanks to the following people for all their valuable help organising and running the event:

Course Setters: Geoff and Margaret Peel
Map Printing: Jeff Guy
Set Up/Pack Up: Geoff and Margaret Peel, Jeff and Joy Guy
Computer: Viola O'Connor, Jeff Guy
Registration: Joy Guy, Caroline Jenkins
Control Collection: Russel Blatchford, Adrian Plaskitt, Jenny Marden, Malcolm Roberts



Wednesday 6th March

Location: Islington Park, Islington

Directions: Park on Maitland Road, Islington, opposite Bevan St.

Map: Maitland Park 1:4000, 2 metre contours.

Setter: Geoff and Margaret Peel

Terrain: Open parkland and oval with a few buildings, play area, mixed with some urban streets. Throsby Creek runs through the map.

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), Short (~2.5km) and Mini (~1km). 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. The Mini course is for aimed at young children and first timers. It is free but is not part of the overall series.

Facilities: Playground, Toilets (emergency use only) and BBQs.

Course Setter's Notes: Bring insect repellent tjust in case the mosquitoes make an appearence.

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 Series Fees:

Members $7

Non Members: $10

$2 SI stick hire

$7 for second map on the day

Our club is non-profit with all takings going back towards equipment, access fees and mapping.

Important Note: Newcastle Orienteering recommends that all competitors wear bright clothing or reflective gear throughout the season to enable drivers to see you especially if you are running near dusk. Please also take care when crossing roads and use recommended crossing points on busy roads. We also wish to remind competitors that listening to an ipod (or similar) while on course can be a distraction that may cause you to not hear an emergency warning or similar and as such are not allowed during these events for your safety.