Park Street Championships 2022

The 2022 Park Street Championships will be held on Tuesday 22 February at “Jack’s Magazine” in Ascot Vale, hosted by Bayside Kangaroos and the Tuesday Summer Series.  Suitably challenging courses will be set by TBA.  The terrain will offer incredible variety and will be a true test of all required skills, to determine our 2022 Champions.  There will be 25 controls on the map.

  • Map:  Jack’s Magazine (updated 2022)
  • Course planner:  Judi Herkes
  • Hosting club:  Bayside Kangaroos
  • Start location: Cnr Woods and Newsom Streets, Ascot Vale
  • Start time: 7pm (Finalists).  Non finalists are welcome to participate, and may start any time between 6.30pm and 6.50pm.
  • Punching system:  MapRun6, MapRunG, or card/pen.  MapRun5 or earlier versions cannot be used.

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

This year there are no Qualifying events.  To participate in the Final, you must:

  • be a financial member of a Victorian orienteering club
  • have completed 5 events of the same type (ie Run or Power Walk), since November 8 2021, in any Summer Series. including Geelong, Surf Coast, and Mornington Peninsula
  • only nominate for one category
  • only nominate for an age category that you are eligible for, or an Open category. Age is at 31 December 2022.
  • nominate by using the online signup sheet; entries open on Monday February 8, and close on Friday February 18.

2022 Age Classes - Orange Groupings

Qualifying Places –

Running Championships Course Number of Finalists
Mens Open A 8
Mens Senior (35+ yrs) A 8
Mens Veteran (45+ yrs) B 8
Mens SuperVet (55+ yrs) B 8
Mens UltraVet (65+ yrs) C 8
Womens Open B 8
Womens Veteran (45+ yrs) C 8
Womens SuperVet (55+ yrs) C 8
 Womens UltraVet (65+ 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 8
Mens SuperVet (55+ yrs) PW 8
Mens UltraVet (65+ yrs) PW 8
Womens Open PW 8
Womens SuperVet (55+ yrs) PW 8
Womens UltraVet (65+ yrs) PW 8

 

Entry and Eligibility

  • CovidSafe conditions mean that all punching will be contactless and there are no phsycial control plates.  Competitors may use MapRun6 or MapRunG, or a Blue card, to record punches. Previous versions of MapRun may NOT be used
  • 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 5 events in any running course from any of the listed Park Street events in the 2021-22 Melbourne Orienteering Summer Series booklet.
  • Prior to the Final, Walkers must complete at least 5 events in the PW Course from any of the listed events in the Park Street events in the 2021-22 Melbourne Orienteering Summer Series booklet.
  • Finalists may compete in their age group, in a younger age group, or in an Open category. Age is at 31/12/2022.

Note: (i) the 5 events can be in one series or across several series and

(ii) Geelong, Mornington Peninsula, and Surf Coast Series are included. Macedon Ranges events are NOT included.

Conduct of 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 Tuesday Summer Series and will otherwise operate under the normal rules of that Series.

Rules of Conduct for the Final:

  • Contactless punching (MapRun6 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, then complete a Blue Card with your name, course, and age class
  • Select the event in MapRun6, 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 their start time. They 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 they 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 22/2/2021.
  • The scorer will check MapRun to ensure proximity to control features, no early starts, and consistent pace maintained for power walkers.

2021 Park Street Championship

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