Berrilee Forest

Berrilee Forest

The Berrilee Forest course starts and finishes just of the northern fringe of the Forest, approximately 2km from the intersection of Cadia Road.  There is car parking available along the side of the forest roads.  The track consists of a gravel road of generally poor quality.  The course is quite hilly.  There are no toilet facilities available.  Caution: Watch for traffic on the public roads and stay on the right hand side of the road.

Course Map (4km)

The first 500m of the course involves a climb that culminates in some beautiful views back towards Orange. Once over the top of the hill, enjoy a long straight downhill section through the forest to about the 1.6km mark. Then turn to the south and climb for about 400m metres to the turn point at the 2km mark. Then return back the same route to the finish line.

The course is considered to be challenging and the surface (gravel) can be uneven in parts. It has been known to snow during winter on the course.

Course Map (8.1km)

The first 500m of the course involves a climb that culminates in some beautiful views back towards Orange. Once over the top of the hill, enjoy a long straight downhill section through the forest to about the 1.6km mark. Then turn to the south and climb for about 400m metres to the turn point at the 2km mark for the 4k course. Continue along the undulating route until about the 3km mark where you will start the long ascent up the hill until the turnpoint (just past the 4km mark). Return back to the finish line along the same route.

The course is considered to be challenging and the surface (gravel) can be uneven in parts. It has been known to snow during winter on the course.

From the intersection of Summer Street and Peilsey Street head south along Peisley Street 1.8km
Continue onto Forest Road (once over the rail overpass) 3.4km
Turn Right onto Cadia Road 3.0km
Turn Right onto Berrilee Road 1.2km
Turn Left onto Forest track (gravel), go past the Caretakers Cottage until you reach start line 0.83km

Safety Guidelines

The Orange Runners Club recommends that caution be taken by members when participating in Club events and activities. In particular, please be aware of and observe the following:

  • Should you have an injury or medical condition, seek advice and act on the recommendations of an appropriate medical professional before you participate.
  • Remember to ‘warm up’ before and ‘cool down’ after a Club event.
  • Always listen carefully to and comply with any race and safety briefings held before the commencement of any event.
  • Every member must wear a timing chip.
  • Ensure adequate quantities of water are consumed prior to, and after an event (the Club provides water at Sunday events).
  • Wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions and apply sun screen.
  • Run/walk on the right hand side of a roads used by vehicles and on the left hand side of paths used by cyclists and/or pedestrians.
  • If wearing headphones please keep to the side of the road / path / track and listen at a volume level that allows you to respond to the sound of approaching runners, vehicles or other hazards.
  • Runners and walkers in groups are asked to always leave room for faster runners to pass in either direction without them having to leave the track / path and risk injury on uneven ground (no more than two people abreast for all events).
  • It is requested that members don’t bring their dogs to Elephant Park for Wednesday events. It is preferred that dogs are not brought to Sunday events, however if you bring a dog, please ensure that it is kept on a short lease and close by your side.
  • Bicycles and scooters are not permitted by participants. People pushing strollers (or with small children) are asked to start events at the rear of the group, keep to one side of the road / path / track and maintain their current course if approached by a runner or walker.
  • Make every effort to give way to members of the public.
  • If you hear or see a runner or walker approaching behind you, maintain your current course without stopping or stepping to one side. The person that is overtaking will then be able to pass you without a collision. Parents are encouraged to explain and make this known to their children.
  • Be aware of and warn others of potentially dangerous animals (e.g. Snakes, kangaroos, dogs).
  • When you finish an event, move well away from the finish line to avoid possible collisions with others finishing at speed (parents are asked to advise their children accordingly).
  • Club members are asked to look out for and alert others where safety could be improved by observing these Guidelines.
  • A first aid kit is available at all events for use if required – inform a member of the Committee if assistance is required immediately. If the first aid kit is used, the incident must be reported in the Incident Register which can be found in the first aid box.
  • Photographs may be taken at Sunday and Wednesday events with the approval of a member of the Committee.
  • A defibrillator will be available at each Wednesday and Sunday (9am) event.
  • Should you observe any incidents for which preventative measures could be taken - please discuss them with a member of the Committee immediately.

TRAIL RUNNING

In addition to the above general safety guidelines, the following guidelines apply to the Orange Runners Club trail runs:

  • Complete the 'sign on' sheet for all trail runs before the event commences and 'sign off' once finished so that all participants can be accounted for.
  • All participants must be present for the Race Briefing (it is recommended that members arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time).
  • Each participant must be a member of Orange Runners Club.
  • Each participant must take on the event the following mandatory equipment:
    • Self Sufficient minimum of 500ml water.
    • Space Blanket.
    • Whistle (pea-less that will work in wet weather).
    • Bandage (snake/broad bandage 7.5cm wide by 2.3m long unstretched).
    • Mobile phone in working condition with fully charged battery.
    • ORC Chip Number.
  • Participants under 16 years of age must run with a parent/guardian (member of ORC).
  • The following equipment is suggested for adverse weather conditions (i.e. heat, cold or wet weather):
    • Thermal.
    • Lightweight waterproof jacket.
    • Beanie.
    • Gloves.
    • Additional water in hot weather.



Version 12 | Reviewed and Ratified by the 2020 – 2021 Committee | August 2020

2k Male
Harrison Jones 12:37 10/01/2021
Gary Taylor 14:54 10/01/2021
Aaron Jones 15:26 10/01/2021
4k Male
Mitch Williamson 13:54 27/06/2010
Kyle Ostini 15:15 27/05/2012
Jack Daintith 16:20 6/11/2011
8.1k Male
Marty Mate 27:34 3/07/1983
Jamie MacKenzie 27:36 16/07/1989
Michael Bullen 27:42 13/05/1990
11k Male
Sam Collins 48:20 15/12/2019
Iain McLean 49:17 15/12/2019
Joel Broadfoot 53:29 15/12/2019
12k Male
Robert Bennett 46:55 10/01/2021
Sam Collins 51:18 24/06/2018
Chris Pooley 52:25 10/01/2021
12.7k Male
Iain McLean 1:01:46 13/01/2019
Ian Spurway 1:16:02 13/01/2019
Anthony Daintith 1:16:25 13/01/2019
2k Female
Alicia Anlezark 13:15 10/01/2021
Chelsea Jones 17:34 10/01/2021
Abigail McLean 18:09 10/01/2021
4k Female
Amber Rich 16:51 7/07/2013
Amber Rich 17:04 15/01/2012
Amber Rich 17:07 5/12/2013
8.1k Female
Mary Murrison 32:20 22/12/1982
Mary Murrison 32:22 24/04/1983
Mary Murrison 33:20 15/08/1981
11k Female
Leanne Corcoran 0:52:15 15/12/2019
Carissa Hickey 1:00:03 15/12/2019
Alison Spurway 1:04:02 15/12/2019
12k Female
Leanne Corcoran 0:56:17 24/06/2018
Leanne Corcoran 0:58:14 10/01/2021
Nicola Blore 1:03:21 04/10/2020
12.7k Female
Leanne Corcoran 1:12:15 13/01/2019
Alicia Ross 1:21:31 13/01/2019
Simone Donald 1:22:46 13/01/2019
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