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Date: Sunday 19 June 2022

Starts: 9:30 - 11:30 am Course Close 1:00 pm

Map: Blue Gum Hills (central section) 1:7500 5m contours

Format: This will be a mixed format event with the emphasis on gaining knowledge from
more proficient orienteers by optionally having a “coach” accompany you on
course. They can either demonstrate the basics from map orientation and
interpretation through to route planning or alternately assist with any navigational
weak point you may have. This is aimed at both the newer orienteer and those that
may have been orienteering for some time but are still having some difficulties.
Additionally, the course planner will be available prior to your “run” to discuss your
course selection, proposed route and the terrain you will encounter and also again
post “run” to go over your course. Please contact the organiser to pre-register
your interest in either having or being a “coach” for this event.

Directions: Travel to Blue Gum Hills Regional Park Minmi. Pass through the main entrance.
Continue to the roundabout beyond the carpark where you will be directed through
a gate. From this point it is 800m to the assembly on a good gravel road, but it does
have drainage humps that may be difficult for low or long wheel based vehicles to
cross. Alternately park at the carpark and walk via the Heritage Trail or cycle in.

Courses:

Very Easy Select this basic orienteering course which follows
tracks (or taped routes) if you are a novice or younger junior.
 1.4 km  9 controls

 

Easy

Slightly harder than Very Easy - great for adult novices. 1.3 km 8 controls

 

Progressive

Select this if you are wanting to step up from
Easy to Moderate courses or confident adult novice.
Begins Very Easy and progresses to Moderate navigation
on last few controls.
1.7 km 8 controls

 

Score Course

Choose your own adventure by visiting as many
controls as you want in any order. Mostly Moderate level
navigation with a few harder point features.
3.2 km (est) 16 controls

 
Punching SI Units will be set to beacon mode but will not be turned on until the first person
inserts their SI stick.

Controls/flags will be a mixture of stands and hanging type.

Notes: Some minor tracks in the western part of the map are now less defined and marked
with blue/white tapes. Optional crossing points are indicated by blue/white tapes.

Safety: Full leggings are advised. Rolling under fences is the safest method of crossing.
Known mining subsidence is marked on map with pink dots but unmarked in field.

Cost: $6 with free entry to first timers.

Entries: Pre-entry preferred but there will be enter on day available. Click here

First-timers how to register & enter for free Click here

Water: Please supply all your own needs including on-course hydration.

Facilities: There are toilets, BBQs and a maze in the main park on the way in/out.

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

 

 
 
 
 

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