Orienteering Australia

Event information: Carrolls Spring

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Probably the most beautiful bit of forest on an orienteering map in Victoria, with the lovely Werribee River bisecting the map. It is an unusual orienteering challenge. Subtle spur gully will require accurate compass work, but large fallen trees and areas of thicker vegetation make travelling in a straight line difficult.

Head north for 13 km from the Ballan exit on the Western Freeway to the former Mineral Springs Hotel. Turn right into the Spargo Blakeville Road and continue for 1.4 km to McGees Road. Turn right and follow McGees Road for 2.7 km to Carrolls Track. Turn right again and continue for 500 metres to the assembly area. Do not try to come in on Carrolls Track from the west unless you have a serious 4WD and intend to use it.

Long hard, short hard and moderate courses on offer. The forest is sometimes slow, and courses will be a bit longer than they seem. The long hard course will cross the knee deep Werribee River. Other minor creeks are also flowing. Expect to get wet feet!

Pre-enter please to help with map numbers and pay on the day.

General information
Event Carrolls Spring
Organiser Eureka Orienteers
State Orienteering Victoria
Status completed
Date Sunday 21 July 2019 at 11:00 - 12:00 EST
Entry deadline Friday 31 December 9999 at 23:59 EDT
Event form individual
Event classification Club event
Race distance middle
Time of event day
Discipline FootO
Punching system Sportident
Class information
Open A Long Hard, Long Hard Dry, Short Hard
Open B Moderate
Contact details and main officials
Contact person Warwick Williams
Contact phone number 0418370043
Contact email
Event director Warwick Williams
Course setter Warwick Williams

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Location of the event

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