It is important that all orienteers intending to enter the Southern Tasmanian Championships read all of the information in these newsletters and the specific instructions that will appear in the Information Flier in due course.
In the first notice we advised that the event will take place in the Pittwater Dunes but will consist of 2 separated courses which will form one total course for the event. Total distances and expected winning times may be a little shorter than normally expected but the complex nature of the eastern area is likely to prove challenging for competitors. To reiterate - the first part of the event will take place in the west of the map, utilising entry through the Surf Road extension. When the first part of your course is complete you will need to relocate to the eastern end of the map via Centre Rd. There you will recommence your course and Finish the event in the Assembly area at the end of Centre Road. Unfortunately, to make the courses work, there will be at least 10 to 15-minute walk to the start of Part 1 and a 15 to 20-minute walk to the start of Part 2.
We expect Part 1 starts (allocated) to be from 10am – 10.45am and Part 2 starts to be from 12.15pm to 1.00pm. Consequently, competitors should allow several hours to attend the complete event. We will also need to talk with parents who wish to compete and also to assist their young children to compete in the Very Easy Course to ensure that this can take place in the very tight time frames. The organisers will try to help others with specific requests where it is possible.
The very precise instructions in the Information Flier will be published during the week commencing 12 July. We advise you to read those instructions carefully and have a full understanding of them on the day.
Rest assured we will do everything we can to make the event enjoyable as we love the area and are devastated by the destruction that has taken place, removing the best parts of this unique orienteering area. After seeing evidence of the destruction members may feel disposed to make their feelings public through Social and other connections. It should be noted that the Park’s Rangers have been very helpful in assisting us with access to the area.