WEST METROPOLITAN XC EVENTS No 12
PROSPECT RESERVOIR – PROSPECT – WATER NSW
NEW COURSE GRASS & PATH
Entry from 1:15pm 2km 2:00pm 4km 2:25pm 8km 3:00pm
2km loop approx 1km grass & 1km closed road
VENUE: Prospect Reservoir (Prospect Dam) - Reservoir Road Prospect. Andrew Campbell Reserve – right hand side, short way down from security gate, entry.
START / FINISH: Grass area opposite and between Andrew Campbell Reserve & Restored Historic House.
COURSE DETAIL: Start is on the roadway, wide grass verge. Heads towards the font gateway, after approx 100m the course goes between two old wire fences (horizontal single strand). At approx 200m the course turns to the right to follow a pine tree row going back towards the start. Then a left turn back to the other side of the pines, then a loop of an open grass area towards the boundary fence. From here, towards the start area, gateway, then follows the service road, up (hill) and around Blacktown water supply tanks (large in ground & two elevated), then back to the finish (start).
WARNING: Kangaroos are out and about - reservoir and facilities, do not feed or approach, if approached move away slowly towards bush, tree or fence. Minimize body exposure area, example side exposure is better than front (face to face). If in a dangerous situation, then make yourself into a ball, head protected. Note the course has been designed so as that the athlete is protected by fence or bush, as a risk management issue - the potential threat at this time is unknown.
FACILITIES: Toilets to the right of the parking area (next to private road); go in groups as they are somewhat remote. BBQ & Children’s play area, note limited and are dated. PARKING: Large parking area, note entre 2nd gate (gate way in & gate out).
FOOT NOTE: This venue has potential for many cross country courses, due its topography - very steep hills can be included into new courses. There are also many advantage of using this site - well maintained, mowed, fallen trees, branches removed, secure from trail bikes and people who would do us harm, as in removing course markers etc. Note this has been on the increase of late.
DIRECTIONS: From the M2 & NW continue on to Abbott Rd / Prospect HWY then right into Wall Park Ave (after Seven Hills Shops) then turn left into Blacktown Rd it then again becomes Prospect HWY. Over the Great Western HWY & M4 continue on to Reconciliation Road then right into Reservoir Road, after a short distance the entrance is on your left. Heading West on the Great western Highway or M4 take the left ramps & turn left into Prospect HWY follow into Reconciliation Road turn right at the second round about into Reservoir Road then left through the main gates. Heading East on the M4 exit to Prospect HWY then right into Reconciliation Road turn right at the second round about into Reservoir Road then left through the main gates.
On behalf of our Athletic Clubs my I [David Archbold/West Met XC Series] extend our thanks to the management of Water NSW for their help and support of our sport.