Park Street Championships 2021

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

COMPETITION MAP

RESULTS

PRIZES – personalized medals will be presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd placegetters in each category, on the Awards Night on Wednesday March 31.

Map: Cavills Corner, Wantirna

Course Planner: Pamela King                                  Event Advisor: Peter Dalwood

MapRun: David Knight and Warwick Davis         Organising Club: Dandenong Ranges Orienteering Club

Start Location: Car park cnr Harold and Templeton Streets, Wantirna

Qualifying Events

All Qualifying Events CANCELLED.

2021 Age Classes

Qualifying Places – WHITE SERIES AGE GROUPS

Running Championships Course Number of Finalists
Mens Open A 8*
Mens Senior (40-49 yrs) A 8*
Mens Veteran (50-59 yrs) B 8*
Mens SuperVet (60-69 yrs) C 8*
Mens UltraVet (70+ yrs) C 8*
Womens Open B 8*
Womens Veteran (50-59 yrs) C 8*
Womens SuperVet (60-69 yrs) C 8*
Womens UltraVet (70+ yrs) D 8*
Boys Junior (Under 19 yrs) B 4
Girls Junior (Under 19 yrs) C 4
 
Power Walking Championships Course Number of Finalists
Mens Open PW 6*
Mens SuperVet (50-69yrs) PW 6*
Mens UltraVet (70+ yrs) PW 6*
Womens Open PW 6*
Womens SuperVet (50-69 yrs) PW 6*
Womens UltraVet (70+ yrs) PW 6*

 Age is as at 31 December 2021.

Entry and Eligibility

  • CovidSafe conditions mean that all punching will be contactless.  Competitors may use MapRun, or the Blue card, to record punches.
  • All participants 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 4 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 4 events in the PW Course from any of the listed events in the 2020-21 Melbourne PAS Orienteering Summer Series booklet.

Note: (i) the 4 events can be in one series or across several series and

(ii) Geelong, Mornington Peninsula, 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.

Rules of Conduct for the Final:

  • Contactless punching (MapRun or card/pen) will be in place.  No physical control plates.
  • All finalists must carry a Blue Card and hand it in at the finish. Finish order is determined by Blue Card order. They do not need to marked at control sites, unless you are not using MapRun.
  • Check in as usual on arrival, and complete your Blue Card with name, course, and age class
  • Select the event in MapRun, but DO NOT press “Go To Start” until instructed.
  • All finalists must be checked in, registered, and ready for the pre-event briefing, by 6.50pm. Late arrivals (finalists and non-finalists) will not be able to register and start until finalists have started.
  • Finalists must not take a map or otherwise examine the course, or begin, before your start time. You will not be able to see the map or controls in MapRun prior to 7pm.
  • All finalists on the same course must start together. There will be three start groups – A/B, C, and PW.
  • All finalists will be briefed together, shortly before 7pm, away from the Start.
  • After the briefing, each start group will be called up separately, and will move to the start area.
  • MapRun users press GO TO START as you reach the start area.
  • If you cannot obtain a start beep, notify the starter; start with your group, and record controls manually. Do not delay starting, as your time will not be adjusted.
  • Maps will be handed out face down, and must be placed on the ground until GO is called.
  • On the GO call, turn over the map, and begin your course.
  • On the course, you must go right to the feature, even if you get a “beep” before then. If using a card, you must stand next to the feature while ticking the box.
  • If you don’t obtain a “beep” at one or more controls, do not spend time “chasing” the beep; keep going. The scorer will check your gps track and adjust your result if you were at the right location.
  • At the Finish, cross the FINISH LINE, then walk to the table.  Hand in your Blue Card to the official, in finish order. If you missed your Finish beep, you can get it after handing in your card. Results will be based on order across the line, rather than MapRun finish order.
  • You must upload your result to MapRun immediately. You may export and provide a .gpx track instead.  All results/tracks must be uploaded by 11.59pm on 24/2/2021.
  • The scorer will check MapRun to ensure proximity to control features, no early starts, and consistent pace maintained for power walkers.

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