Newcastle Park Tour 11 (2017) - Event 1
Volunteers: Thanks go to those who made this event possbile and run smoothly.
Course Setting: Andrew, Kate and Elliot Morris
Map Printing: Jeff Guy
Registration Desk: Joy Guy, Caroline Jenkins
Computer: Jeff Guy
Control Collection: Andrew Morris, Rob Bennett, Sonia Brown, Malcolm Roberts
Set Up and Pack Up: Andrew Morris, Rob Bennett, Sonial Brown, Joy Guy, Jeff Guy, Malcolm Roberts
(If I have left anyone out, my apologies.)
Results On Eventor | Results Page
Map: Warabrook Wetlands, 1:5000 (2m contours)
Start times: Starts between 5pm - 6:30pm
Course Closure: 7:10pm. (Finish after 7:10pm and you risk being disqualified for failing to finish the course in the allowed time.)
This closure time is to enable the setter to collect controls before it gets dark. So please, please choose your start time so that you complete your chosen course by 7:10pm
Setter: The Morris Family (Andrew, Kate and Elliott)
Course: Long (~5km) and Short (~2.5km). These are length via logical route choice around out of bounds areas. Competitors should choose a course that matches their ability and allows them to finish by course closure time.
Directions: The start will be at the southern corner of Angophora Drive and Floribunda Close.
Facilities: No facilities available.
Entry Fees: Click here for current entry fees.
- Mozzies: if you are a bit sweaty then mozzies might be a nuisance. You have been warned!
- SI: this is a Sport Ident (SI) event, there is an SI unit attached to each control, so you will need to bring your SI stick or P-card. There are less than 20 controls on the short course, so people that only own a P-card will be able to use that if they run the short course. For the long course, they can use a club SI stick for this event instead.
BOSS 5 - Blue Gum Hills
Map: Blue Gum Hills (1:10000)
Directions: From Minmi traffic lights head south east on Minmi Rd, after approximately 500m turn right into Blue Gum Hills Regional Park.
Planner: Shane Jenkins
Start Times: 8:00am – 9:00am (Blue Gum Hills does not open its gates until 7:30am so if you arrive earlier park in the overflow area nearby or go find a coffee.)
Event type: 75 min total time, with a 7 km Line course immediately followed by a Score course.
Important Note: NWPS have requested that we do NOT ride in the carpark or on the road within the park. This will limit space for warmups to the grassed areas. There should not be too many other people around at that time of morning.
Congratulations to the Enderby family who are all nominees for the 2016 Lake Macquarie Sports Awards.
Damien Enderby (Mountain Biking and Orienteering) and Jenny Enderby (Orienteering) have both been nominated for Masters Sportsperson of the Year. Erika Enderby and Mikayla Enderby have both been nominated for Junior Female Sportsperson of the Year, as well as for the Junior Encouragement Award.
Towards the end of last year Mikayla Enderby was selected as one of the Local Sporting Champions for Shortland. She was honoured to attend an awards ceremony where she was congratulated by Pat Conroy MP.
The winners will be announced at an awards dinner this coming Saturday - we wish them all the best.
Wed 15 Feb – PARK/STREET EVENT + STREET SERIES PRESO and BBQ - Wallsend
2016/17 Street Series presentation & a sausage sizzle will follow the event at around 7:00pm.
Map: Brickworks Park & Surrounds (1:5000 2m contours)
Setter: Claire Burgess
Start: End of Iranda Grove, Wallsend.
Parking: Iranda Grove
Facilities: Toilets, Playground, BBQ (a sausage sizzle (gold coin donation) and the Street Series presentation & will follow the event at around 7:00pm)
Note: Bring a chair or rug for the presentation/BBQ.
Start times: Between 5:00pm and 6:30pm (last start on 45 min Line + Score course will be 6:15pm). Course closure at 7:05pm.
Entry Fees: As per Street events Click here for our current entry fees.
The courses on offer:
OPTION 1: 45 mins total time. A line course immediately followed by a score course.
All controls count 2 points.
The area is a combination of park, street and bush.
A good transition from St-O to the upcoming Newcastle Park Orienteering series.
OPTION 2: Line Course Only
Fastest time wins. Optimum route is around 3.9km.
The course is a combination of park and adjoining streets and a couple of small bush areas.
Perfect warm up for the upcoming 2017 Newcastle Park Orienteering series.
Also a good introduction for anyone new to orienteering. Bring a friend.
(Or if you are wanting "pram friendly" you may want to do the Score section only which is generally pram friendly. 16 controls ~ 5-6km.).
Note: Electronic punching at all controls (no clue sheets!)
The club is kindly donating profits from this event to support Claire Burgess on her "World Challenge Expedition" to Nepal in 2018.
Summer Street Series Event 17