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Newcastle Orienteering Club “Come & Try It” / Training Event
Date: Sunday 22 May 2022

Location: Awaba State Forest (near Freeman’s Waterhole)
Map “Jigadee Jog” 5m contour interval
1: 7 500 (Very Easy, Progressive & Moderate Courses),
1:10 000 (Moderate /Hard Courses).

Directions: From the NORTH: From the roundabout at Freemans Waterhole (intersection of Freemans Drive &
Palmers Rd) travel south on Freemans Drive for 2.8km. Turn right near the top of the hill into
Becks Road and drive 500m to the parking.
From the SOUTH: Exit the M1 motorway at the Freemans Drive/B82 exit and turn left towards
Kurri Kurri/Cessnock. After 500m turn left into Becks Road and drive 500m to the parking.

NOTE: BE ALERT FOR ORIENTEERS RUNNING ACROSS OR ALONG BECKS ROAD AND GIVE WAY.
PLEASE ADOPT A 30KMH SPEED LIMIT WHEN DRIVING ALONG BECKS ROAD.

Parking: Along the cleared area on the western side of the road, 70m past the assembly area (may not suit
low clearance vehicles) and along the power line ride which heads south from the bend in the
road, 150m past the assembly area.

Assembly: From the parking walk along cleared area on the western side of the road back to the assembly
area, just off Becks Road. Take care if crossing the road.

Start/Finish: The Start is up the hill 100m north of the Assembly. The Finish is adjacent to the Assembly area.

Start window 9:30am to 11:30am.

Course closure: 1:00pm (ensure you start in time to finish by course closure time).

Special Symbols T = tree root mound (non-standard symbol) O = man made feature X = car wreck

Entries: Pre-entry via Eventor preferred but there will be some Enter on Day available.
https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/17475
If you are having trouble entering please contact us using the details below.

Fees: FREE TO FIRST TIMERS!
All other entries $6. Extra maps $5
Note: an entry can be a small group but includes only one map.

Courses:
Very Easy - 1.4km - Follows tracks, powerlines and a streamer trail through the bush. For
youngsters or as an introduction to the basics of orienteering for those with zero navigation or
bush experience.
Progressive (Very Easy/Easy/Moderate) - 2.5km - The first part of the course has Very Easy level
controls along tracks, powerlines and a streamer trail through the bush progressing to Easy level
controls near to tracks/fences. The later part of the course includes some basic cross country
navigation with some Moderate level controls. Recommended for first-timers.
Moderate - 2.5km - Requires basic cross country navigation. Mostly on the easier side of
Moderate level. A step up for those already confident on Easy level courses or those new to
orienteering but with some experience at map reading and off-track navigating.
Moderate/Hard Short - 3.4km - Mostly Moderate level. Some harder legs, mostly near the end.
Moderate/Hard Long - 5.1km - Earlier controls are mostly Moderate with harder controls in the
second half.**
( ** For the keen faster orienteers wanting to race there will be the option of a “reverse chasing”
handicap start on the Moderate/Hard Long with the slowest runners starting around 10:00am.
Handicaps will be determined by the organiser. Email the organiser (subject “Jigadee”) if you want
to take part.
Entry will be at the organiser’s discretion (you will be expected to be able to run the
5.1km course in under 60mins).)

Control descriptions will be printed on the map and will also be available to print from Eventor.

Water: No water will be provided on the courses or at the assembly area. Please bring your own and
consider carrying water on the course.

Safety: The safety bearing is SOUTHEAST to the sealed roads (Beck Rd or Freemans Drive). Or if on a
Moderate/Hard course and have crossed Becks Rd then NORTH to Becks Road.

Results: Live results should be available at http://sportident.itsdamp.com (click on Live Results) and later
on Eventor.

Planner: Glenn Burgess.
Enquiries: Geoff Peel 0422 471 353 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Help with collecting controls following the event closure will be needed and very much appreciated.

 

 
 
 
 

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