Urban Foot Orienteering - Series 13 (2019) - Qualifier 3
Wednesday 20th March

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

Course Setter: Ian Dempsey
Map Printing: Jeff Guy
Set Up/Pack Up: Geoff and Margaret Peel, Jeff and Joy Guy, Damien Enderby
Computer: Jeff Guy
Registration: Joy Guy
Control Collection: Rudi Landsiedel, Ian Dempsey, Robert Vincent, Malcolm Roberts




Location: Playing fields, Croudace Bay

Directions: Access the assembly area from Parklea Ave., Croudace Bay. Drive south on the road that bisects the easternmost fields and leads to the tennis courts. Please park as shown on the map below.

Croudace Bay.jpg

Map: NEW MAP (drawn by Ian Dempsey) - Sheppards Creek 1:4000, 2 metre contours.

Setter: Ian Dempsey

Terrain: A mix of open parkland, with crossable and uncrossable fences and some building detail, bush areas and urban streets. We recommend parents shadow younger competitors on suburban 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 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: Toilets, 200m from the assembly

Course Setter's Notes:

  • Both courses involve a little navigation on bush tracks with some controls on or adjacent to tracks. 
  • The Long Course only has a map change (turn the map over for the other half of the course). 
  • Power poles and power lines appear on the map only in park or open areas.
  • The special map symbol (brown cross) shows tree root mounds >1m.
  • Respect others’ use of the playing fields and detour around any sport activities.
  • 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.