2023 Queensland Long and Middle Distance Championships
Orienteering Queensland welcomes you to a 3-day event in the Maryborough region. These championships will be held over the May-day long weekend and will incorporate the Queensland Long Distance championships (a 2-day event) and the Queensland Middle Distance Championships (1-day event). The Long Distance Championships will be held on the Saturday and Sunday with start times expected from 12:30pm on the Saturday afternoon and 9:00am on the Sunday morning. Start times for the Middle Distance Championships will be from 9:00am on the Monday. Combine your weekend with a visit to the Fraser coast or explore other areas of the Wide Bay - Burnett region!
When: 29/30 April (Long Distance Championships), 1 May (Middle Distance Championships)
Where: Wongi State Forest, Aramara, 30min drive west of Maryborough
Event Format: 2-day Long Distance Event (winners are determined by cumulative times over two days) AND 1-day Middle Distance Event. Each day will also be a separate Orienteer-of-the-Year (OY) for Queensland resident orienteers.
Terrain: Spur-gully with some areas of rock
Entries: Will open early in 2023.
Accommodation: Recommended in the Maryborough/Hervey Bay area.
Saturday Night Dinner: An informal dinner will be organised. People will order and pay for their own meals. Competitors wishing to be included in the booking are asked to indicate their preference when they enter the event in the "services" section.
Catering: To be advised.
Split Start Times: Entrants will be allocated start times for both days prior to the event. If you require split times (early or later in the starting block on either day) for child minding or shadowing purposes, please email the organisers. Remember that you must complete your course before you shadow your child in the M/W10N Class.
Contact for the event: Tim McIntyre (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Course details: Winning times and distances will be set according to OA Competition Rules. Day 1 of the Long Distance Championships will have shortened winning times. Course/class combinations (for the Long and Middle Distance Championships) are shown below.
|Course||Navigation||Classes - Women||Classes - Men||Classes - Open|
|4||Hard||W20A, W35A||M16A, M21AS|
|5||Hard||W45A, W21AS||M55A, M20AS, M35AS|
|6||Hard||W55A, W20AS, W35AS||M65A, M45AS|
|7||Hard||W16A, W65A, W45AS||M75A, M55AS+||Open Hard|
|8||Hard||W75A, W85A+, W55AS+||M85A+|
|12||Very Easy||W10A||M10A||M/W10N, Open V Easy|
Organising Club: Ugly Gully (Long) Sunshine Orienteers (Middle)
Mapper: Geoff Peck
Course Setters: Kristine Cairns, Trent Blinco (Long), Eric Smyth (Middle)
Controller: Brendan Henry (Long), Tim McIntyre (Middle)
Coordinator: Tim McIntyre