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2015 ANU Inward Bound Special Edition Paddy Pallin 6 hr


Thank you for entering the 2015 ANU Inward Bound Special Edition Paddy Pallin 6 hr supported by Paddy Pallin. Team leaders, make sure that everyone on your team reads this whole document carefully.

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Download and print an indemnity form for each team member.
Check on team list that all details for your team including category are correct - if not please contact us ASAP!


  • Ensure that all team members sign a separate indemnity form. Parents or guardians must sign for people under 18. Also provide registration number(s) of your car(s) at the Hash House.
  • Medical advice: All competitors should consider advising their partner of any pre-existing medical conditions (such as diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, susceptibility to anaphylaxis) that may require first-aid action on course. This should include a description of the symptoms, the required first-aid action, and the location in their bag of any medication (such as sugar, ventolin, epi-pen, anti-histamines).
  • Present your completed indemnity form at the registration desk.


The location is a great area of private land with a mix of bush and rolling paddocks in the Tinderry Range.

Course setters and vetters had several close encounters with snakes on the course, and we recommend you wear long pants and gaiters.

How to get there

There is approximately 20km of dirt road along both routes, and roads are rough due to recent rain. Both routes take approximately 1.5 hours from central Canberra. The Captains Flat route is a little better avoiding the steep winding climb from Michelago.

Via Michelago:

  • Head south from Canberra along the Monaro Highway
  • 31.5km after the Johnson Drive Roundabout at Tuggeranong, turn left onto Ryrie St (signs for Michelago)
  • After 1.0 km continue straight under the railway bridge (Burra Rd)
  • After 1.6 km turn right onto Tinderry Rd
  • After 21 km including a steep winding section up the face of the Tinderry Range turn right into Leachs Rd
  • Follow Leachs Rd 1km to HH
Via Captains Flat:
  • In Captains Flat, turn right at the end of Captains Flat Road onto Foxlow Street, and continue straight onto Jerangle Road.
  • After 20km then turn right onto Tinderry Road.
  • After approximately 8 km, before turning left onto Leachs Road.
  • Follow Leachs Road 1km to HH

Registration, Map Availability and Start Times

The event will commence by way of a mass start at 10AM sharp, with a final briefing at 9:50AM. Registration will open at 8:30AM. To register, you will need to bring:
  • first aid kit, so that it can be checked; see below for what it must contain
  • one completed indemnity form per team member.
Electronic scoring: As this event is also using the Navlight system of scoring, each team member will be issued with a wristband and tag upon registration.

You will also be given premarked maps, control descriptions, course setter's notes and a small copy of the map to be used as a flight plan. We recommend that you arrive at or soon after 8:30AM to allow enough time for final preparations and route planning. Each team must mark their intended route on the flight plan and hand it in before starting.

There will be a novice briefing at 9:40AM

Map and Course Details

A3, 1:25000

Mix of open paddocks to bush-covered hills.
Elevation from 900m to 1400m, HH at 1050m


  • There will be 2 water drops on the course, each either at a control or within 250m of a control.
  • It is not recommended to drink any water found on the course.
  • Please be self-sufficient in water at the Hash House.


no camping available

Bring to the Event

  • completed indemnity form
  • map will be printed on Teslin waterproof paper with control descriptions on reverse side. Contact or map case optional.
  • Coloured pens, pencils, scissors, highlighter pen, board for map preparation
  • Full water containers --- say 2 litres per person. Please try to be self sufficient as there is no running water at the Hash House.
  • plate, bowl, cup, cutlery (so you have something to eat the hash house food with - we don't provide disposable items!)
  • a seat each to use at the Hash House

Carry on the Course

Mandatory Equipment

  • Whistle (per person)
  • Basic first aid kit (that includes 2 compression bandages and 1 wound dressing) (per team)

Other items we recommended that you carry

  • food for the event
  • water for 3 hours. There will be water at selected locations on the course which will be marked on the map, but you should carry at least 2 litres, more if it is particularly hot.
  • compass
  • watch
  • Mobile phone for emergencies.
  • Space blanket (per person)
  • Sunscreen, sun-hat and/or beanie.
  • raincoat, warm jacket

Mobile phone coverage

  • No coverage on any networks.
  • The HH number will be 0147 148 005 (satellite phone).


  • No pets; no alcohol; no firearms: no fires
  • No altimeters, pedometers or GPS-capable devices such as watches and smartphones.
  • Smartphones may be carried for emergency use only - they cannot be used for time-keeping or photography.

Summary of Event Rules and Scoring

  • The only navigational aids permitted are the maps we provide together with your compasses.
  • Teams consist of 2 to 5 competitors and must remain within earshot of each other at all times. All members must simultaneously get to within 5m of each control point.
  • All team members must punch their Navlight tags at each control to score points.
  • If a Navlight punch has failed, record the three letter code visible inside the end of the punch.
  • Competitors must not enter out-of-bounds areas; gates must be left as found; stock must not be disturbed.
  • The organisers may disqualify a team if it acts against these rules or against the spirit of the event.
  • A team can retire a member at the hash house. This will finish that team's event. A new team can form but it must start with zero score.
  • Late Penalty: 10 points per minute (or part) late. Disqualification if more than 30 minutes late.
  • If teams score equal points then the first team home will have a higher rank.
Full rules from ARA website.

Presentations of Awards and Post-event Food

  • Food and drinks will be available from 3:30PM. Bring your own eating utensils
  • Spot prizes from Paddy Pallin


David Baldwin
0402 270790
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