Park Street Championships 2021

The 2021 Park Street Championship Final will be held on Wednesday 24 February at Cavills Corner in Wantirna South, with courses set by Pamela King. Dandenong Ranges Orienteering Club will host the event, on a map that has long been regarded as one of the best in the east.

PRIZES – personalized medals will be presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd placegetters in each category, on the Awards Night on Wednesday April 1st.

QUALIFIERS – all participants who qualify for the Final will be listed on this page as soon as results are published.

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – the Final will be held under the same conditions as the 2020/21 Wednesday Summer Series.

Punching will be contactless.  MapRun will be available.  Finalists on the same course will start together.  Finalists will carry a Blue card, and final position will be determined by the order of the card across the finish line.

More details to come.

Qualifying Events

Would-be Finalists may compete in one or more Qualifiers in the two weeks prior to the Final.

SCHEDULE

Wednesday 10 February – Woodend

Wednesday 10 February – Whites Corner (Doncaster)

Thursday 11 February – West Tech (Manifold Heights)

Monday 15 February – Waverley Parklands (Mulgrave)

Tuesday 16 February – Rifle Range (Williamstown)

Wednesday 17 February – Canterbury Trails

Thursday 18 February – Springthorpe (Macleod)

Further Qualifying Details

Qualifying Places – WHITE SERIES AGE GROUPS

Running Championships Course Number of Finalists
Mens Open A 6*
Mens Senior (40-49 yrs) A 5*
Mens Veteran (50-59 yrs) B 5*
Mens SuperVet (60-69 yrs) C 5*
Mens UltraVet (70+ yrs) C 5*
Womens Open B 5*
Womens Veteran (50-59 yrs) C 5*
Womens SuperVet (60-69 yrs) C 5*
Womens UltraVet (70+ yrs) D 5*
Boys Junior (Under 19 yrs) B 7
Girls Junior (Under 19 yrs) C 7
 
Power Walking Championships Course Number of Finalists
Mens Open PW 5*
Mens SuperVet (50-69yrs) PW 5*
Mens UltraVet (70+ yrs) PW 5*
Womens Open PW 5*
Womens SuperVet (50-69 yrs) PW 5*
Womens UltraVet (70+ yrs) PW 5*

 *Can be 1 or 2 more depending on the Geelong and Macedon Ranges Qualifiers choices.

Other Details

  1. Candidates for the Qualifying places will be identified by using and submitting a BLUE PRINT SCORECARD at the finish of their event (NO BLUE PRINT SCORECARD = NO CONSIDERATION FOR QUALIFYING PLACES)
  2. The allocated qualifying places for the Wednesday series will be spread across two Qualifying Events. If places in the 1st Qualifying Event are not filled then they will be made available in the 2nd Qualifying Event. If places are still available after all Qualifying Events have been completed then the Championship controller has discretionary power to fill the vacancies with other eligible candidates (eg course setters, runners-up etc).
  3. Qualifying Events and Championship Finals will be conducted as per the usual Course conditions for each of the scheduled Summer Series events, OR as modified or extended by the Controller.

Entry and Eligibility

  • Entry for qualifiers is automatic by completing and handing in the Championship BLUE PRINT control card on the day.
  • CovidSafe conditions mean that all punching will be contactless.  Competitors may use MapRun, or the Blue card, to record punches. At the Tuesday and Geelong qualifiers, only MapRun will be used to record punches, but a Blue card will be carried to signify intent to qualify.
  • All participants attempting to qualify will be started at the same time. Finish order will be determined by the order in which the Blue card is handed in to the finish official.
  • Prior to the Final, Runners must complete at least 6 events in any running course from any of the listed events in the 2020-21 Melbourne PAS Orienteering Summer Series booklet.
  • Prior to the Final, Walkers must complete at least 6 events in the PW Course from any of the listed events in the 2020-21 Melbourne PAS Orienteering Summer Series booklet.

Note: (i) the 6 events can be in one series or across several series and

(ii) Geelong, Macedon Ranges and Surf Coast Series are included.

  • Finalists must be financial members of Orienteering Victoria or financial members of a club affiliated with Orienteering Victoria.
  • Participants can only qualify for one Final.
  • Participants can opt to qualify in an age group below their normal age group or in an Open category.

Special Conditions for the Final

The Final is conducted under the rules and conditions of the event of the day, and the following conditions:
  • Starting Instructions – Finalists must adhere to the instructions concerning the collection and management of the maps prior to the GO instruction.
  • No Groups – Finalists are expected to participate independently of other event participants.
  • PW Technique – PW Finalists are expected to maintain a walking technique.
  • The Final is part of the Wednesday Summer Series and will otherwise operate under the normal rules of that Series.

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