Orienteering Australia

Event information: ACT Classic Series: ACT League #3, Mt Clear

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Anyone entering an OACT event MUST comply with the current Covid-19 health advice in both their home state and the ACT, as at 24 hours prior to the event.
Note that while travelling, it is your responsibility to maintain physical distancing and practice good hygiene.
See also the OACT Covid-19 Return to Play Plan here: http://act.orienteering.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/OACT-Return-to-Play-Plan-in-a-COVID-Safe-Environment-200531.pdf
Refunds of entry fees will be considered for anyone who is unable to attend the event due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Information on travel to and from the ACT can be found here: https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/community/travel
Pre-entry only. Entries close 12pm Thursday 29 April.
This is not a joke – NO late entries and NO Enter on the Day.
COURSES (length, climb) (some course lengths may change slightly):
Hard 1 (9.6km, 370m), Hard 2 (8.4km, 230m), Hard 3 (6.4km, 230m), Hard 4 (4.4km, 200m), Hard 5 (2.7km, 85m), Moderate 1 (4.5km, 140m), Moderate 2 (3.1km, 100m), Easy (2.7km, 65m), Very Easy (1.8km, 50m).
The Mount Clear map has a diverse and interesting range of granite terrain that burnt during the 2019-20 bushfire season. Flat sections are generally quite runnable with good visibility whilst steep and rocky areas are much slower and more affected by regrowth. The vegetation on the map has been updated using recent LIDAR, however features such as termite mounds have not been fully updated and may not be mapped if they are outside a control circle. The boulder field symbol (a scalene triangle) is often used to represent quite large collections of boulders, sometimes upwards of 3m tall which are much more obvious in the terrain than their size on the map would suggest. Leg protection is highly recommended as several areas have large numbers of thistles and grass seeds.
The easy and very easy courses start and finish near the parking and assembly, however participants on these courses are advised not to wear their best shoes (and potentially bring a change of clothes) as they will likely get wet feet crossing the creek. There is a 1.2km walk along fire trail from the parking/assembly to the start and finish of the moderate and hard courses to ensure maximal time in the interesting terrain. The hard 1-4 courses have significant climb to reach the most interesting parts of the map, however a shorter hard 5 course with significantly less climb has also been included for participants who would like to avoid the climb. There is no water on any of the controls, so if you think you will require water please carry it with you.
Mount Clear Pound, Naas Valley Firetrail, off Boboyan Rd, Namadgi National Park (near Mount Clear Campground).
The distance from central Canberra is approximately 80km, allow 80 minutes travel time. Parking at the assembly area is limited, please car pool if possible.
From Canberra, travel south to Tharwa village, from Tharwa go south on Naas Road which is sign-posted to Adaminaby. Continue south on Naas Rd, which becomes Boboyan Rd, for 45km. The final 12km is a gravel road and is in very poor condition after the recent rain events. Turn left into the Naas Valley Firetrail (sign-posted Mt Clear campground), then right at the fork towards the day-use parking. Continue through the gate and on a further 500m to park as directed inside the fenced area.
Between 10:00 and 12:00. Queuing starts.
There are two starts and finishes. The Very Easy and Easy courses start and finish adjacent to the parking area. There is a 1.2km walk along a firetrail to the start and finish for moderate and hard courses.
Courses close at 14:00 (2:00pm).
You MUST report to the finish by 14:00, whether you have finished your course or not.

General information
Event ACT Classic Series: ACT League #3, Mt Clear
Organiser Bushflyers
State Orienteering ACT
Status entries opened
Date Sunday 2 May 2021
Entry deadline Thursday 29 April 2021 at 12:00 EST
Event form individual
Event classification State event
Race distance Long
Time of event day
Discipline FootO
Punching system Sportident
Class information
Open A Hard1: MOpen, Hard1: MJunr, Hard1: MMstr, Hard1: WOpen, Hard1: WJunr, Hard1: WMstr, Hard1: Teams, Hard2: MOpen, Hard2: MJunr, Hard2: MMstr, Hard2: WOpen, Hard2: WJunr, Hard2: WMstr, Hard2: Teams, Hard3: MOpen, Hard3: MJunr, Hard3: MMstr, Hard3: WOpen, Hard3: WJunr, Hard3: WMstr, Hard3: Teams
Open A short Hard4: MOpen, Hard4: MJunr, Hard4: MMstr, Hard4: WOpen, Hard4: WJunr, Hard4: WMstr, Hard4: Teams, Hard5: MOpen, Hard5: MJunr, Hard5: MMstr, Hard5: WOpen, Hard5: WJunr, Hard5: WMstr, Hard5: Teams
Open B Mod1: MOpen, Mod1: MJunr, Mod1: MMstr, Mod1: WOpen, Mod1: WJunr, Mod1: WMstr, Mod1: Teams, Mod2: MOpen, Mod2: MJunr, Mod2: MMstr, Mod2: WOpen, Mod2: WJunr, Mod2: WMstr, Mod2: Teams, Easy: Mopen, Easy: MJunr, Easy: MMstr, Easy: WOpen, Easy: WJunr, Easy: WMstr, Easy: Teams, VEasy: MOpen, VEasy: MJunr, VEasy: MMstr, VEasy: WOpen, VEasy: WJunr, VEasy: WMstr, VEasy: Teams
Contact details and main officials
Website http://act.orienteering.asn.au/event-series/classic-series/
Contact person Paul de Jongh
Contact phone number 02 6162 3422
Contact email
Event director Matthew Stocks
Course setter Ryan Stocks
Course controller Cath Chalmers


This event is included in 2021 ACT League.


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