• Sunday, 12 March 2023

Russell's Gully, Beeches Mews, Brigadoon

Treat yourselves to a delightful drive up into the hills past the vineyards to the spectacular location that is near the lookout to view the train line and Swan River snaking through the valley.

Russell's Gully is open running, with patches of thickets that can be avoided. There are many bare rock surfaces scattered throughout the map. The boulders are mostly on the smaller size and again scattered over most of the area. As this map contains a broad gully, some climb is required. There are spectacular views from the lower end of the map.

The map has had two long new tracks added by DFS. They are 3m wide vehicle tracks to provide access for fire trucks in the event of a bushfire. They will provide orienteers with good line features by which to navigate. The map is 1:4000 scale with 5m contours.

This event is a WA Schools Team Selection event.

1.5 km length, climb 45 m
Short Hard: 2.1 km length, climb 65 m
Long Hard: 2.9 km length, climb 85 m

Registration: Enter online via Eventor prior to 5pm on 11th March (preferred), or enter at the event.
Start Times: From 9.30am to 11:00am.
Courses Close: 12:30pm. Please return to the assembly area by this time even if you haven't completed your course.
Facilities: Toilets.
Please bring: Comfortable walking or running gear, water, sunscreen, and tick repellent. SI stick and compass (loans available). O shoes and gaiters are recommended.
Instructors in orange vests will be on hand to help if you need assistance.

Note: Dogs are NOT allowed at this event.

More information will be available in Eventor soon.

More general information about NavDash events can be found on the OWA website, including NavDash event guidesprint orienteering tips and a sample sprint map.

NavDash event maps contain features which must not be crossed or entered, even if it is possible to do so. Check out a sample legend with uncrossable features for NavDash/sprint events, and make sure to check the legend on your map at each event!

Photo: Brigadoon, taken by Rob West.

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