A great event for all ages brought to you be Team Cleary. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in this beautiful park. This will be a great opportunity for anyone wanting to fit in some training for the Canterbury Schools Orienteering Festival and Championships.
Incorporating the Canterbury Schools Championships
Sat 13th Sept. – Sprint Distance at Hansens Park, St Martins
Sun 14th Sept. – Long Distance at Kairaki, near Pines Beach
Full Event Information is here.
Download the entry form here.
See the attached Canterbury Schools Training Notice for some club and training events coming up before the festival/championships. Please download and forward the poster to anyone you think may be interested.
Reminder that this is on this Sunday. Looking like it will be a great weekend up in the Craigieburn Basin. Don’t be put off by the cloud and drizzle in town!
The event is at Kura Tawhiti – just before Castle Hill Village – here.
Starts from 10:30am – 1:00pm.
We had a great turn out for a park event and the sun shone this year (through the biting wind). The feedback was good – our runners generally found the white easy although the part along the drain was ‘exciting’ and added a bit of a challenge to new orienteers. No-one reported any issues with the yellow which was totally different to the white. Our compass trainees all worked hard on bearings and pace-counting. I hope it stands you good stead in the future – don’t forget to check the scale of your maps and adjust your distances to suit. Apologies for the glitch with missing start or finish times, it makes me realise how much I appreciate sportident.
Big thanks to the volunteers who braved the cold and to Bruce for keeping a careful watch.
Click Hagley 2014 results to see how well you did
A club event offering 4 choices:
Compass training – try doing the Yellow with just a course outline, north lines and a scale bar! Training will be provided to those new to a compass. This course is just $2 a map. Your course will not be timed.
Map Memory with a twist – this event was run last July in the hail. Let’s hope for sunshine this year. You will be given a map but when you get to some of the controls you will find a piece of map showing more controls you can get (indicated by a +1 or +2). You can get them at any time on your course, if you can remember where they are. No pencils allowed! Time limit 1 hour.
Starts: White / Yellow / Compass: Anytime between 10.30 – 12.30
Map memory: 11.00 with a race brief at 10.50.
Where: South Hagley Park where the roundabout with Blenheim Road USED to be on Deans Ave.
Sportident: No, we are using clip cards and a clock.
Notes: Dogs are fine. Road crossings on the map memory and a car park crossing on the yellow.
View results from the Canterbury Agricultural Park MTBO
The next MTBO event will be a sprint/ short distance at Canterbury Agricultural Park.
Courses will be long (2 laps) short (1 lap) and novice (easy- good for families and beginners). Exact distances to follow.
Starts 11.00- 12.30
Parking and registration at the Curletts Road entrance to the park.
Usual PAPO entry fees. Sport ident. More details to follow, but put the date in your diary!