Directions: From Cessnock, travel 7 km towards Wollombi on Wollombi Road. Turn south onto Ellalong Road at Pelton and travel about 500m to parking. Alternatively from Mount Vincent take Sandy Creek Road to Ellalong (17 km from B82). At Ellalong, turn north onto Rugby St / Ellalong Road and travel about 4 km to parking. NOTE: park tail in on the east side of Ellalong Road.
Map: "Pelton Fire Trail" 1:10,000 for all courses.
Terrain: Undulating spur/gully with a track network; some erosion gully detail; some prickly vegetation (mostly sparse, but full cover recommended); some thick vegetation that is best avoided. Many termite and meat-ant mounds are mapped, and are being revised.
Kids Activities: There will be a techincal/fun training session for kids of all ages between 11 and 12 (weather permitting) followed by a game of bush soccer. A good chance for kids to get together and play.
Planner: Jim Lee
Vetter: Rob Vincent
Courses: NOY standard
|Hard long (map change)||6.8||225||17|
Start times: 9:30 to 11:30am with course closure at 1pm. Please ensure you start your course with enough time to complete it prior to course closure
Hunter Region Schools 40th Orienteering Championships
Date: Tuesday 28th June, 2016
Map: The Poppethead (2016) 1 : 7 500
Entries are now being taken for this years Hunter Schools Orienteering Championships to be held at Kitchener. The students complete 2 courses on the day. The first is a line course based on the age they turn this year.
|Course 1||Very Easy||1.8 km||12||12|
|Course 2||Easy||2.0 km||13||13||Intermediate B/G|
|Course 3||Easy||2.5 km||14||14|
|Course 4||Easy/Medium||3.0 km||15||15||Senior B/G|
|Course 5||Medium||3.5 km||16||16+|
|Course 6||Hard||4.0 km||17+|
Entries will be accepted from Primary age students who have successfully completed Orienteering in Schools programs, or who regularly compete at Newcastle Orienteering Club events but they will compete in the 12 year age grouping.
The second course is entered in divisions based on experience rather than age – this will be a score course where you find as many controls as you can within a time limit (45 minutes).
|A: Difficult||B: Medium||C: Easy / Medium||D: Easy|
Entries will be accepted from teams of two, but they must start, do the whole course and finish together.
Start times for the Age Division courses will be arranged after a safety briefing for all competitors. This briefing is expected to commence at approximately 9am and is mandatory for all competitors.
SEND ENTRIES AND ENQUIRIES TO:
Mr Colin Bailey
Merewether High School
P.O. Box 1013
Phone: 4969 3855
Fax: 4961 2246
Closing date for entries is Friday 17th June, 2016.
This story slipped under my radar - club members Damien and Jenny Enderby won the premier mixed teams class in the Paddy Pallin Adventure Series back in May (for their 5th consecutive win in the series). They also finished 3rd overall. This tough race involved navigating around the Royal National Park on foot, mountain bike and kayak and took them 3 hours and 15 minutes to complete. For more information on the Paddy Pallin Adventure Series check out their website.
All came first in their respective age groups. From Left to right; Alvin Craig M14, Oskar Mella M12, Tommy Mella M10, Erika Enderby W10 and Mikayla EnderbyW12. Claire Burgess (not pictured) also come 2nd in W16A
And it wasn't just the Juniors doing well. We had place getters in other classes too
Womens Open B - Sam Mella 2nd
Womens 70A - Carolyn Chalmers 3rd
Womens 65A - Toy Martin 2nd
Mens 55A - Bjorn Mella 1st and Russell Blatchford 2nd
Womens 55AS - Carolyn Rigby 2nd
Mens 55AS - Rudi Landsiedel 1st
Womens 50A - Gayle Quantock 1st and Carolyn Matthews 2nd
Womens 45A - Martina Craig 1st
Mens 45AS - Peter Orr 2nd
Womens 35AS - Caroline Jenkins 1st
Mens 35AS - Shane Jenkins 1st
Mens 35A - Stephen Craig 1st
Mens 21AS - Daniel Orr 1st
Womens 21A - Nicola Blatchford 3rd
Mens 21A - Rob Bennett 2nd
Congratualtions to all who competed on a great weekends orienteering.