WEST METROPOLITAN XC EVENTS No 13
UPJOHN PARK – RYDALMERE
Entry from 1:15pm 2.5km 2:00pm 5km 2:25pm 7.5km 3:00pm
VENUE: Upjohn Park Kirby Street Rydalmere / Dundas.
DISTANCES: 2k5 5k 7k5. Note warm up for short course
START / FINISH: Start on the far side of Nolan Oval (near the cricket nets. Finish on near side of the Oval (car park side).
COURSE: 800m Course From the start across to the fence line, over the creek crossing then left following the creek and crossing the bridge – rejoin the main course to the finish. 1k5 Course Leaves the main course at 600m, left turn, then after approx 100m you rejoin main course back to the finish. 2k0 Course As below – at the 1k point, turn then rejoin the main course back
2k5 Main course loop. From the start across to the fence line then straight ahead to the tree line then turn left to the other side then veer around to small shrub Island (500m), then across to the track that leads up to the gate way / cutting (a short sharp climb) into the back section of the park then across towards the Silverwater Road Overpass (east direction). Near the overpass you pass the 1km point, the course then heads towards a second creek (north), a turn, then up and back (past the power pole), then back through the cutting 1k5 point, a short loop around the boarder of the park to cross a footbridge (in the direction of the start area). After the bridge a slight left, up the slope for about 50m, a turn to the right 2km point, along the ridge a turn to the right and then left to the fence line (west) follow the fence line (approx 400m) to the end of the park then left and straight ahead to the finish line.
5k & 7k5 Courses Multiples of the 2k5 course, second and third laps do a left turn to come down the side of the oval and back through the start. Second and third laps do a left turn to come down the side of the oval and back across the oval near the start.
DIRECTIONS: From Parramatta -Victoria Road turn left into Kirby Street (after Park Road) Follow Kirby Street, Upjohn Park is after the 2nd round about. Note official parking only at the park. From Ryde - Victoria Road to Park Road (Family Hotel – traffic lights, turn arrow) turn right then right again (round about) into Pine Street at the end left turn at Kirby. Note you can turn before, into Kirby Street however depending on the traffic flow you can wait for some time. From Hills / Carlingford or Parramatta (back way) –from Kissing Point Road into Kirby (St Patricks Marist Bros College opposite corner Shell Servo). PARKING: See course maps: 1) Kirby Street- Small Car Park opposite Ungarra Street, enter park, follow pathway to Nolan Oval via footbridge. 2) From Kirby Street into Paul then Ronald Avenue / Dorahy St. Plenty of parking along far side of park, enter main section of park down steps. 3) From M4 / Silverwater Road cross over Victoria Road (overpass) turn next left into Kingsford (traffic lights) end of Kingsford turn right into Ulm, follow short distance to Park (back section of course). Short walk through gate way follow course to foot bride – pathway. 4) Officials / Helpers / Club equipment and passes - Park’s main entrance from Kirby Street at roundabout with some spaces for general parking.