Saturday 18th May 2013
Courses are set to Sprint Orienteering standards – easy navigation but fast decision-making required if you want to run at speed.
Setters: Ken and Helen Post
Map: Whiteman Village, 1:4,000
Short: 2.3km (straight line distance)
Long: 3.3km (straight line distance)
Registration: 1.00pm to 2.30pm
Start Times: 1.30pm to 3.00pm
Courses Close: 4.00pm
Facilities: Toilets, Café, Wildlife Park, Tram/Train Rides, Playground, BBQs
Bring: Sportident card, map bag if you sweat a lot or rain is around.
Other: A briefing for beginners will be conducted at 1.30pm.
For more information about NavDash, including Coaching Tips and a sample map, review the NavDash information.
About this map and Whiteman Park:
This was a new sprint orienteering map in 2012 by Paul Dowling. The area has an interesting mix of buildings, rail-way and tram lines, grassed open areas, and runnable native bush, and the courses should be fast, but will require con-centration.
There are BBQs near the assembly area, with plenty of tables and benches. Come early for a sausage sizzle before the event, or stay on afterwards for a late lunch. Either way, combine the event with one or more of Whiteman Park’s many attractions: Wildlife Park and Raptor Flying Display, train or tram rides, transport museums, or the Children’s Forest. Check the Whiteman Park website for details.
Enter Whiteman Park from Beechboro Rd North or Lord St, and follow signs to Whiteman Village. Car parks 4, 4A, 5 and 5A will be the nearest to the Event Assembly area. Look for the Be Active Orienteering Caravan and park nearby.
Refer to the Whiteman Park website for Park parking maps.