Orienteering NZ is having a controllers clinic here in Christchurch. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in doing some planning and/or controlling of events to come along and learn more about it.
See the ONZ website http://www.orienteering.org.nz/news/onz-controllers-clinics/ or email Neil Kerrison at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Dunedin Orienteering and Southland Orienteering Clubs welcome you to Naseby for the 2015 South Island Championships. To be held over Labour Weekend Sat 24 – Mon 26 Oct.
- New Maps (by Michael Wood and Nick Hann)
- MTBO option on the Sunday
- “Alternative Orienteering” session on the big screen at the Ancient Briton pub (a good way to recover after the long event earlier in the day)
More info here.
I know some PAPO people are heading down and staying at the Larchview Holiday Park (http://www.larchviewholidaypark.co.nz/). Come and make a weekend of it!
We invite everyone to take part in a week of spectacular orienteering in the South Island at Southern Orienteering Week 2016 (incorporating the Otago Championships). Six events spread across a diverse range of terrains including spectacular alpine settings, intricate Kanuka forest, technical rock outcrops and historic gold tailings.
Come and enjoy a summer orienteering holiday in the South Island in 2016, we hope to see you all there!
See https://sow.nz/ for more information
The event brought to you by The Southern Orienteering Week Organising Team and Dunedin Orienteering Club
Results of the Canterbury MTBO champs at Hanmer, 19/9/2015, planned by Graeme Read and Neil Scarlett.
Hanmer Results20150919 (pdf)
Hanmer MTBO Score results (pdf)
Canterbury Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships, September 19th and 20th
Start/Finish for both days is at Hanmer Springs Forest Camp. Entry on the day. Open to all comers.
Saturday 19th, Long (31km) and Medium (21km) courses, Starts from 12:00 to 1:00pm, Course closure 3:00pm
Sunday 20th, 2-hour Score event. Mass start at 10:00am, finish 12:00, Course closure 12:30pm
Planner: Neil Scarlet/Graeme Read
We will have access to a kitchen, showers and toilets both days. We encourage competitors to book accommodation at the Camp, 243 Jollies Pass Road, Hanmer Springs. Ph 03 315 7202
Well, the bad weather stayed away, and it seems almost everyone had a good time.
Good on those of you who attempted something more technical or longer than you normally would.
Great courses by Marisol Hunter with excellent support from Chris Rowe and superb organisation by Vivien Bloor and here team. Thanks all!
Results can be found here, or on Winsplits
The popular Bivouac Night Nav Series held in support of the Southerly Storm Orienteering Team returns once again in 2015. The events are:
- Event 1: Wed 9th Sept – Victoria Park
- Event 2: Wed 16th Sept – Spencerville
- Event 3: Wed 23rd Sept – Halswell Quarry
What is the Night Nav series all about?
Competitors walk or run through the forest collecting checkpoints, which are shown on the map handed out just before the start. All competitors have an hour to collect as many checkpoints as possible before returning, often in a rush, to the finish. You can compete in teams or individual, its a great social adventure. Get some friends together and give it a go! Thanks to Bivouac Outdoor for helping us to keep this event going!
Registration is from 6pm with a mass start at 7pm so please make sure you turn up on time so that you don’t miss the start. There will be a briefing shortly before the start when the maps will be handed out.
The entry fee is $20 per person. Online registration coming soon.
Come enjoy a choice of five courses around the forested sand dunes of Kairaki (sign posted from Pines Beach village with parking in the car park closest to the beach) on Sunday 30th August.
Start times from 10:30 to 1:00, open to all-comers.
Results of the Canterbury Championship Middle Distance held at Tekapo, 15th August, planned by Emily Forne, controlled by Chris Forne.
Canterbury Champs 2015 Middle – Tekapo results (pdf)
Results of the Canterbury Championship Long distance held at Kakahu, 16th August
planned by Nick Hann, controlled by Mike Harding.
Canterbury Champs 2015 Long – Kakahu results (pdf)
Saturday 12 September – Sprints – University of Canterbury – Dovedale campus
Planned by Connor Clearly, Controlled by Peter Cleary
Canterbury School Champs 2015 Sprint – University (pdf)
Sunday 13 September – Long – Halswell Quarry
Planned by Marcus Diprose, Controlled by Bruce Steven
Canterbury School Champs 2015 Long – Halswell (pdf)