EXTRA EVENT...Australian Ultra-Long Control Challenge
This weekend - Saturday 6 June or Sunday 7 June 2020
With COVID restrictions still in place and large social gatherings a short time away, Orienteering Australia has created the Australian Ultra-Long Control Challenge!
The format is a DIY event but OWA has put together its own event to save you the hassle. The ultra-long challenge is a 2hr scatter event with the aim to collect the most controls as possible in the allotted time limit (up to 60).
The event is to be run on either Saturday or Sunday . There is a state vs state challenge to see which state can collect the most controls but it needs to be run on one of those days to qualify - see the Eventor and OA Facebook pages for more details on the official challenge and rules. Run on your own or with a friend or friends (remembering not more than 99 friends at a time). Or feel free to run it outside of these days.
For this event we have used four linked urban maps - Floreat, Reabold Hill, Mount Claremont and Swanbourne.
You can start either at the YMCA clubrooms at Perry Lakes or at the Swanbourne SLSC in Swanbourne (near the reserve). Start your watch and go, ensuring you make it back to your original start location within the time limit (there is no need to visit the alternate start triangle during your run). Please ensure to stick to tracks in bushland areas and do not cross into out of bounds territory. [Maps to be uploaded shortly]
Note that as this is a DIY event, you must print your own maps and there are no controls or tapes in the field. You must rely on your own navigation abilities and it's an honesty policy as to the number collected. To help you align the maps, some controls overlap onto their neighbouring maps.
To qualify for the event you must upload your GPS trace to the OA page as applicable. Note there are bonus points available the more climb you do (so add in some extra hills!) or for taking a selfie on course. Have fun and stay safe.