Urban Foot Orienteering Series 2019: Night Champs 3rd April


Location: Speer Point Park, Speer Point

Directions: Park in the carpark next to Cockle Creek boat ramp, off Creek Reserve Rd

Map: Speers Point Park, 1:4000, 2 m contours
Setter: Clint Lawrence
Terrain: Mostly open park with some streets.
Start times: After dark (approx. 7 pm) until 8:30pm.
Course Closure: 9:30 pm. (Finish after 9:30 pm and you risk being disqualified for failing to finish the course in the allowed time.)
Courses: Long (~4.2 km), Short (~2.1km).
Competitors should choose a course that matches their ability and allows them to finish by course closure time.
Facilities: Toilets, BBQs
Course Setter's Notes:

Both short and long courses may cross some carpark and driveways.
The long course also crosses some roads. Be mindful of cars. 
On the long course use the underpass under Five Islands Rd. You will not need to cross elsewhere.
There is a map exchange on the Long course. (Printed double sided).
The southern playing fields and the off leash dog exercise area are out of bounds.
The playing field to the north is not out of bounds, but may be in use. Please respect other users and detour around them if needed.

 Bring your torch or headlamp, compass, insect repellent.

Urban/Night Series Fees:

Members $7

Non Members: $10

$2 SI stick hire

$5 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.