Bush 4 & 5 - WA Winter Classic
Sunday 5th - Monday 6th June
Dale, near Beverley
On the Sunday and Monday of the June Long Weekend, head to the fast and runnable area of Hill Park Dale (near Beverley) for the WA Classic two-day bush event! This is the only event on the OWA calendar this year where your performance over two days counts for the overall result. Awards are made for first male and first female on each course, based on cumulative time over the two days.
The WA Classic is a great opportunity to get out of the city for a two-day event, camp on the Sunday night, enjoy the evening with your orienteering friends and be fresh to compete on the Monday morning.
If you can’t make both days then single day entries are welcome but, of course, not eligible for the WA Classic Awards.
To qualify for WA Classic award, you must run the same course on both days. So if you run Hard 2 on Day 1 you will need to run Hard 2 on Day 2 to qualify. Like previous years there will be no requirement to enter any specific course based on age grouping, simple peer pressure and shaming of any obvious Badge Hunters will occur!
Day 1: Sunday afternoon will be on the Eastern part of Hill Park Dale. With fast open rock strewn farm land the area is ideal for middle distance style courses. Expect many controls as the courses twist and turn to keep you concentrating. Day 1 is set by Liisa Hirvonen with assistance and guidance from Richard Matthews. Richard says “Liisa has picked up the concepts and art of setting very well and has set some excellent courses”.
Day 2: Monday morning explore the Western Part of Hill Park Dale. Classic long distance courses amongst high detailed rock will be the order of the day. Day 2 is set by OWA President Anna Napier and Peter Gillon – expect some great courses by this experienced pair.
Pre-entry via Eventor is preferred for both Day 1 and Day 2: entries close at 5pm on Saturday 4th June. EOD (enter on the day) will be accepted: please bring cash for payment, card/eftpos not available.
Courses available: VE, E, M, and H5-H1.
Start times: 12:30-14:00 on Sunday, 9:30-11:00 on Monday.
Remember to bring:
• WATER: no water available at the start, finish or on the courses;
• Sunscreen, insect repellent, hat;
• Compass and SI stick, or you can borrow either or both at the event;
• Leg protection is recommended.
Directions to the event are in Eventor.
Camping is available on both Saturday and Sundays night near the assembly area, however the map area is out-of-bounds until courses open on Sunday afternoon.
More information is available in the information flyer in Eventor.
There is information about bush events on the OWA web page.
Dogs are not permitted at bush events.