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NOY 6 Ryhope - Sunday, 25 July 2021

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* Due to current lockdown rules we cannot accept entrants that either reside, work in or have visited the Greater Sydney Region in the last 14 days.
* Masks should be worn in the assembly area unless ready to go to the start.
* Please check in using the QR code available on the day.
* Please observe the ONSW “arrive - compete - leave” directive.

Thank you for PRE-ENTERING (CLICK HERE) before 12 midnight 24 July 2021 so we can have sufficient supplies for you to compete. Entering on the day is welcomed, however not all Course maps will be available depending on demand.

Fees & Charges 

From the junction of the M1 at head east towards Toronto (Palmer's Road). Entry to the event is via The Lake Macquarie Memorial Park (Crematorium) 500m along this road.

Participants are welcome to park in the car parking spaces provided but please do not drive or park on the grass!

From Toronto head west from the traffic lights at the junction of The Boulevard and Carey Streets along Awaba / Cessnock road. Turn into the Lake Maquarie Memorial Park approx 8kms. Follow instructions as above.

The assembly area is a 200m walk from the western carpark.


"Heart Rate Hills" 1:10000, 5m contours.
Very Easy and Easy courses will be printed on a 1:7500 scale map.

Special symbols
Tree roots above 1m are be marked with a green cross.
Black crosses show car 
Black circles indicate man made rubbish or features.
Brown triangles show termite mounds.

One leg on the Very Easy course has blue and white taped section to follow to their next control. This is not mapped on other courses.
The Very Easy and Easy courses use watercourses as their "hand rails" 
one leg (V. Easy) and two legs (Easy).
The Hard Long course has a pivot control which must be 
punched on each visit.
The vegetation has become generally more open following fires a few years ago. Some of the previous darker greener areas have been downgraded.
A number of previous minor tracks have been removed 
and others downgraded.
A number of new tree roots have been added as well as some new motor bike 
Trail bike riders are active in this area so there may be some new unmarked tracks.
The main 
ridge fire roads have been recently graded by National Parks, so please do not rely on mounds or road drainage detail along these ridge roads for navigation.

As the map name suggests expect some hills, spurs and gullies. Most of the undulating bush is open with occasional patches of slow run and intricate detail along the watercourses. There is an extensive track network.
Expect to enjoy good open running and plenty of route choice especially on the harder 

There are a number of patches of mine subsidence that are shown on the map with purple dots.
sided ridges can be slippery especially with the amount of dry leaf litter around and loose gravel.
Courses have been set to avoid these hazards as much as possible.
There are some derelict barbed wire 
fences marked on the map and the longer courses will cross passable fences.
Leg protection is 
If you hear or see motorbikes move off your track and let them pass.

The safety bearing is north to the fences and then either east or west to the assembly or crematorium.
Event telephone for the day: 0490 686 207

100m west from the assembly area for all classes.

Starts between 9.30 and 11.30am. Course closure at 1.00pm.

Control descriptions
Control descriptions will be printed on the front of the map for all courses. The will also be available to download and self print from the website.
Click here to download the Control Descriptions - WORDS or SYMBOLS

No water is provided on the courses or at the assembly area - please carry your own.


Very Easy 2.2 km 70m 12
Easy    2.3 km 95m 15
 Moderate Short  2.6 km 100m 12
Moderate Long 3.2 km 130m 14
Hard Short   3.1 km 130m 11
Hard Medium 4.7 km 190m 16
Hard Long 6.1 km 200m 18 (1 pivot)

Planner: Steven Roberts
Vetting: Shane Trotter
Access and parking: Lake Macquarie Memorial Park