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Sunday 11 July 2021 NOY 5

RESULTS can be found here.

COVID restrictions are still in place - Central Coast and Greater Sydney (or any hotspot) people will not be able to attend this Event. Masks must be worn by non competing people and social distancing is in place.  No water will be provided - please bring your own.

Click here to PRE-ENTER before 12 midnight 10 July 2021 (This will help us to provide ample maps and other consumables and covers for landholders and Covid tracing).

Start Time: 9:30am to 11:30am

Course Closure 1PM

Click here for Event Entry Fees 

Map “Tumblebee trail” (South and east of Mt. Tomalpin.) 1: 10 000 5M contours

Planning Denis Lyons

The area is reasonably flat for most courses. Hard Long and Hard Medium will visit the ridges to the south of Mt. Tomalpin. Extensive re-growth has taken place in some sections, but numerous bike trails will allow some access across these areas. This impacts all moderate and hard courses.

DIRECTIONS: From Leggetts Drive turn west onto the HEZ Road. This “T” junction is 1.2 km south of Pelaw Main and 1.5 km north of the entrance to the Richmond Vale Rail Museum.


PARKING: Follow the HEZ road for approx. 2km and look for signs which indicate where the roadside gutter, on the left, is silted enough to allow cars to leave the road. Then continue to head west on the track beside the road. The first cars will travel 550m and park, mostly at right angles to the track.

The registration will be at the western end of the parking.

You will then follow a streamer trail 450m to the start. This trail will take you past the finish, so you know the way back to download at the end of your course.


You can download the Control Descriptions if you'd like a spare copy (Control Descriptions are printed on the maps) - Click here - WORDS or SYMBOLS


COURSE           DISTANCE                           CLIMB            NOTES
VERY EASY 1.6km 15m Follow tracks
EASY 1.8km 20m Controls not far from tracks
MODERATE SHORT 2.1km 30m Moderate cross-country navigation
MODERATE LONG 3.0km 65m Moderate cross-country navigation
HARD SHORT 3.4km 80m Difficult navigation
HARD MEDIUM 5.3km 180m Difficult navigation
HARD LONG 7.3km 270m Difficult navigation


(a) The start TRIANGLE will be at the map collection area.

(b) TRAIL BIKES and 4WD’s use the area. KEEP OUT OF THEIR WAY. (new trails can appear at any time).

(c) The area does contain SPIKEY VEGETATION hidden in areas of light or dark green, as well as isolated bushes in “white”.

(d)  1. Brown triangle represents small termite mounds.

       2. Prominent tree-root mounds are shown with a green X. Meat-ant nests are NOT SHOWN.

       3. There are two control sites at rock faces where there is some rock visible on the uphill side, especially at the ends.
           Read control descriptions for detail on control placement.

(e) Streamer trails are shown on all maps with pink dashes.

(f) Firewood gatherers have been active recently. Slight changes may be noted.

(g) At least 5 helpers are needed to collect controls at every event. For this event collection would work best with 7 helpers.
This is because the van will be at the NE. part of an A4 map and there are 11 controls in the ridges and valleys of the SW. corner of the map. It would be good if some fit and energetic people only had to collect 3 or 4 controls each.