Newcastle OY1 - Hebburn Road, Elrington

Newcastle OY1 - Hebburn Road, Elrington
Event Date: 2021-04-18
At: Elrington
Club: Newcastle Orienteering Club
NEW MAP – New area. “HEBBURN ROAD” 1:10,000 5 metre contours

Venue: HEBBURN ROAD, Elrington
The area is part the part of Werakata National Park. Which straddles the flat (Southern) end of Hebburn Rd. There are no large hills, but a number of areas of thick ti-trees will add to your route choices.

PLANNING TEAM: Denis Lyons and David Kitchener.

The area is part the part of Werakata National Park. Which straddles the flat (Southern) end of Hebburn Rd. There are no large hills, but a number of areas of thick ti-trees will add to your route choices.

DIRECTIONS: From the junction of Leggetts Drive and Lake Rd. travel on Lake Rd. for 4.8KM to turn right onto Hebburn Rd. (GRAVEL road –SPEED HUMP and CAMERA).
From Kearsley, follow Lake Rd. (to the east) for 3KM to turn left onto Hebburn Rd.
The registration area will be (Approx) 1.2km from the turn off.

PARKING: DO NOT PARK IN THE FIRST 600M FROM THE TURN OFF. “Runners will be crossing.”
Try to park where possible along the sides of the road, under the powerline clearing. (Before and after the registration area). Some parallel parking, some angle parking, and some right-angle parking. MAKE SURE WE LEAVE ROOM FOR TWO-WAY TRAFFIC. Don’t block trail bike tracks.
The grass and ferns are currently long, so make sure that you check any area before leaving the road. You may need to follow Hebburn Rd. until it leaves the powerline, where it becomes wider and allows for parking at the side.

COURSES: The three HARD courses will cross the road twice. Drivers and runners please show caution.
The start will be just off the eastern side of the road, 180m south of the registration area.
Preliminary information only, as many sites and tracks are currently underwater.
 
COURSE DISTANCE
VERY EASY 1.3km
Follows streamer trails and tracks
EASY 1.9km
The first part follows a streamer trail or track, then you need to know where you are along the track, before turning off. You need to be able to recognise, and possibly follow, a watercourse.
MODERATE SHORT 2.2km
Moderate cross-country navigation
MODERATE LONG 2.7km
Moderate cross-country navigation
HARD SHORT 3.5km
Difficult navigation
HARD MEDIUM 5.4km
Difficult navigation
HARD LONG 7.5km
Difficult navigation
 
NOTES
(a) The start TRIANGLE will be at the map collection area. The VERY EASY, EASY, MODERATE SHORT, MODERATE LONG courses will use a streamer trail along an old indistinct track to move away from the start. The HARD courses will “go bush”.(With water views.)
(b) TRAIL BIKES and 4WD’s use the area. KEEP OUT OF THEIR WAY.
(c) The area does contain SPIKEY VEGETATION hidden in areas of light or dark green.
(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. Streamer trails are shown on all maps with purple dashes.
(e)  At least 5 helpers are needed to collect controls at every event

Elrington
Sunday, April 18, 2021