Urban Foot Orienteering - Series 13 (2019) - Qualifier 2

Wednesday 13th March

Location: Stockton Foreshore, Stockton


Thanks to the following people for all their valuable help organising and running the event:
Course Setter: Adrian Plaskitt
Map Printing: Jeff Guy
Set Up/Pack Up: Geoff and Margaret Peel, Jeff and Joy Guy
Computer: Jeff Guy
Registration: Joy Guy, Margaret Peel
Control Collection: Rob and Marg Cook, Adrian Plaskitt, Robert Vincent, Malcolm Roberts

Directions: The start is in the park on the south side of Wharf Crescent between Newcastle St and South St, Stockton. Note: This makes it possible to get to the event via ferry!!

Map: NEW MAP (Base map Russell Rigby, fieldwork Adrian Plaskitt) - Burrabihngarn (Pirate Point) 1:5000, 2 metre contours.

Setter: Adrian Plaskitt (Vetted by Jon Sayers and the Plaskitt Family)

Terrain: Open parkland and ovals with a few buildings, play area, mixed with beaches and some urban streets. Essentially flat terrain.

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, 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. First timers could do the Mini course for an introduction and then try the Short as well if you have time. Long course crosses multiple roads; Short has no road crossings but some route choices may take you through a car park; Mini has no traffic areas.

Facilities: Playground, Toilets

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