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Event information: Postponed - UFO Final - NEWCASTLE FORESHORE

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We have postponed this event due to the current weather and not wanting to cause damage to the Foreshore park. It is hope the event can be run on 31/3.

Although the program says that this is the final event everyone is welcome to come and participate. If you have run at least 2 events you will be graded into a particular final. There are prizes.

Location: Western side of Nobby’s Beach Reserve – ie in the park behind Horseshoe Beach ( the dog beach) Newcastle.
Directions: Turn off Wharf road to get to the parking.
Parking: East End Beach Parking Area – just near Horseshoe Beach.
Facilities: Nearby - Play equipment, barbecues, toilets at Nobbys SLSC 300m from start.
Map: “Tahlbihn” (Traditional name for Flagstaff Hill)
1:4000 2m contours. Planner: Adrian Plaskitt Vetter: Ian Dempsey.
Start Times: from 5 to 6.30. Course closure 7.10
Map notes: New map based on the old foreshore map. ISSprOM2019 symbols.
• Includes the foreshore area, Fort Scratchley precinct and surrounding East End streets. Terrain consists of open parkland and streets.
• Park benches, picnic tables, telegraph poles, signs are not mapped.
• Trees and bushes in the urban street areas are not mapped – only in parks.
• The “X” symbol = play or exercise equipment.
Courses available:
• Mini – 11 controls 0.7 km 4m climb.
• Short- 27 controls 2.7 km 34m climb. Map flip
• Long- 28 controls 3.9 km 46m climb. Map flip
These are straight line measurements – actual distances will be about 25% more.
Course notes:
• All courses involve busy park areas where there are many other users. Please be mindful of other park users, pedestrians and other runners.
• There are many controls in a small area. Make sure you are punching the right one – check your codes!

• Mini course- all controls are within the northern part of the park bounded by Horseshoe beach and the carparks. Participants do not need to cross roads or car parks at all. Some controls are easily visible, but some will be on the far side of their feature and not visible until you are very close to them. Not all the course is visible from the assembly area – if parents wish to keep children in sight they will need to shadow them in the park.

• Short and long courses – Both courses involve several road and carpark crossings. Please cross Wharf road at the pedestrian crossings – this is the fastest route anyway on both courses. Take care in the East End streets – there are many blind corners, rough pavements and parked vehicles – be mindful of pedestrian traffic, particularly when popping out of some of the narrow streets. We do not want any orienteer/pedestrian clashes.
Both courses have over 20 controls and so require SI sticks, rather than the P-cards. These can be hired from the start if needed.
Both courses have a map flip – turn the map over for the second half of the course.

Info: https://bit.ly/3uycS44
Sprint Symbols: https://bit.ly/3uItOoy
Mini info: https://bit.ly/3syVk65
Link for standings https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Standings/View/Series/157

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General information
Event Postponed - UFO Final - NEWCASTLE FORESHORE
Organiser Newcastle Orienteering Club
State Orienteering NSW
Status completed
Date Wednesday 31 March 2021 at 17:00 - 19:15 EDT
Entry deadline Wednesday 31 March 2021 at 18:29 EDT
Event form individual
Event classification Club event
Race distance Sprint
Time of event day
Disciplines FootO
park/street orienteering
Punching system Sportident
Class information
Open A Mini, ShortA, Long, Short, LongB, LongC, LongD, LongA
Open B Official, Spectator
Contact details and main officials
Contact person Maria Orr
Contact email
Course setter Adrian Plaskitt

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