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Date: Sunday 17th July 2022

Starts:  9:30-11:30 am    Course Closure 1 pm

Map: Redgum Ridges 1:10 000

Assembly: 150m inside and east of the main gate.  GPS: -32.98862, 151.50169

PLEASE CAR POOL DUE TO LIMITED PARKING  (see important information below)

Directions 

From M1 take the Toronto Exit (Palmers Rd) then head west twowards Freeman’s Waterhole. From Cessnock travel to Freemans Waterhole and turn left at the roundabout heading towards Toronto. The event is on the sounthern side 1.5km along Palmer’s Rd.

Give plently of indication when turning. It is a 90km per hour road.

Parking: Due to recent wet weather, there will be limited parking at the assembly and in the areas previously used west of the main gate. (15-20 cars). Some off road parking is located 1km west of the freeway junction (150m after the private road, and immediately after you cross the concrete bridge on the road). Turn left into a small parking area which may hold approximately 20-40 cars depending on weather. It is a 500m walk west to the assembly. Once full, vehicles will need to park on the southern side of the main road (Palmers Rd) well before, and well after the main gate. Park as far off the edge of the main road as possible and take extra care when opening doors. Please keep away from the main gate entrance as our landholders have requested access.

Another possiblity is to park at Freemans Waterhole, 1.5 kms west, and use it as your warm up and cool down run, or arrange to car pool from the Lake Maquarie Memorial Park at Ryhope (just east of the Freeway junction) where there is plenty of parking. Thank you for your help.

Parking layout

Courses: The start for all courses will be 50m east of the registration.

Hard Long - 6.4km, 200m climb, 19 controls  (includes a spectator control before a final hill loop)

Hard Medium - 4.9km, 160m climb, 16 controls

Hard Short - 3.5km, 115m climb, 12 controls

Moderate Long - 4.0km, 85m climb, 15 controls

Moderate Short - 2.5km, 65m climb, 11 controls

Easy - 2.5km. 60m climb, 10 controls

Very Easy - 2.1km, 55m climb, 11 controls

Control Descriptions are printed on the maps. If you'd like to have an additional copy - download them here -  words or symbols

Fees

Notes 

  • The Redgum Ridges map features intricate detail in watercourses and lower slopes, separated by steep ridges. Tracks are mostly restricted to the ridge lines. The bush is mostly open and very runnable in most parts.
  • Some watercourses are deeply eroded with steep to vertical sides. These can be difficult to cross and be slippery.
  • Derelict barbed wire fences parallel many of the tracks - some are marked with red tape.
  • If heavy rain precedes the event some creeks may be difficult to cross.
  • Leg protection is recommended.
  • Some leeches have been found during setting and vetting.
  • Trail bikes are active and there is an acess road through the course to a neighbours house (south from the main gate ) that most runners will cross or use during their course. Keep out of their way.
  • Tree root mound symbol has been removed from this map. X = wreckage; O = survey post
  • One streamer trail is shown on the relevant maps with pink/ purple dashes.
  • No toilets at the event. Nearest at Freemans Waterhole.

Saftey Bearing: North to the main track

Acknowledgements: Thanks to State Forests and adjacent landholders the Sheedy and Cleary families for allowing us access. Thanks to Jenny and Erika Enderby for vetting the course.

At least 3 helpers are needed for parking, and 5 helpers are needed to collect controls.

 
 
 
 

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