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ACT Classic Series: ACT League #5, Tidbinbilla

Date
13 September 2020
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Pre entry closed
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COVID-19 EVENT ENTRY POLICY

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

MAP: Tidbinbilla, 1:10,000, 5m contours.

ENTRIES: Pre-entry only. Entries close 11:59pm Wednesday 9 September. This is not a joke – NO late entries and NO Enter on the Day.

COURSES (length, climb):

Hard 1 (5.4km, 240m), Hard 2 (4.6km, 205m), Hard 3 (3.5km, 150m), Hard 4 (2.6km, 125m), Moderate 1 (3.5km, 110m), Moderate 2 (2.4km, 95m), Easy (2.3km, 85m), Very Easy (1.6km, 60m).

COURSE SETTER'S NOTES:

The map has a lot of green ( slow run, and very slow run) which is best avoided if possible. Most of it is very scratchy too, so full body cover is recommended. The green also makes the tracks marked on the map harder to see (on the map), so parents of young juniors should consider shadowing their children on the Easy or Very Easy courses.

The Hard and Mod1 courses all cross the creek that runs down the middle of the map. It is possible that it may be hard to avoid getting wet feet when crossing the creek, depending on rainfall prior to the event. And consider wider route choices than you might normally make to avoid the green, especially if it includes crossing the creek.

DIRECTIONS:

From North Canberra – Travel to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve via Cotter Road and Paddy’s River Road - approx. 40-50 minutes.

From South Canberra – Travel to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve via Point Hut Road and Tidbinbilla Road – approx 25-35 mins.

Enter the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, entry is presently free for all visitors. Travel approx. 800m on Tidbinbilla Ring Road and turn right at the Discovery Playground road. Follow this to the end (Webbs picnic area) and park as directed.

ASSEMBLY: Adjacent to the parking. Toilets are available at the assembly area.

STARTS: Between 10:00 and 12:00. Queuing starts.

COURSE CLOSURE: Courses close at 14:00. You MUST report to the finish by 14:00, whether you have finished your course or not.

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Phone
02 6162 3422
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Event director
Bill Jones
Contact person
Paul de Jongh

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