Canterbury Schools Orienteering Festival

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.

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Updated again – Club Training Weekend August 30/31

Update  on 3/8:
The Lodge is now full.
Am enquiring about camping (snow anyone?).
Remember, you are very welcome to come to the training (including the pot luck meal and evening talkie session) but stay elsewhere. Plenty of options in the village itself and even slightly further afield.

PAPO will organise some coaching from 12noon on the Flock Hill map on Saturday August 30th, and we have booked the St Andrews College Lodge near Castle Hill Village for the Saturday night, where we will enjoy a pot luck dinner and more coaching and socialising before we head to Kura Tawhiti for Chris and Emily’s OY on the Sunday.

Cost: $30 per person for the accommodation (byo sleeping bag and hot water bottle), plus $10 for the training on Saturday to be banked into the club bank account ( Peninsula and Plains Orienteers 030823-0425931-00) by August 23rd. OY entries to be paid on the day as per usual at the camper using cash or VIP cards.

Register here

More info will be sent to those registered closer to the time.

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Hagley Park 10 Aug 2014 – Results

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 :-)

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Hagley Park 10th August 2014

A club event offering 4 choices:

White course.

Yellow course.

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.

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Canterbury Agricultural Park MTBO Results – Sunday 3rd August

View results from the Canterbury Agricultural Park MTBO

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NZOF Update June/July 2014

Check out the latest NZOF update for June/July 2014.

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MTBO at Canterbury Agricultural Park – Sunday 3rd August

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.

Registration: 10.30-12.00,

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!

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Halswell Quarry Results – 27 July 2014

Thomass Course Results
White and Yellow Course Results

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Victoria Park Rogaine Results

A fantastic turnout on Sunday.  Well done to Tim and Martin who put together a great day out.

The results for the Canterbury Schools Champs are here: SchoolsRogaineResultsJul2014.  Congratulations to the winners.

The results for the Open 1 hr and 3 hr event are here: RogaineResultsJul2014

As mentioned at the event, it was a fund raiser for any teams that are interested in travelling up to Rotorua for the NZ Secondary School Rogaine Champs on the 9th August.  If any teams are interested in applying for funding for travel to this event please email by the 20th July.

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Tour de Peninsula – 6th- 8th Feb 2015

Check out the Tour de Peninsula website ( for the latest details of the fun to be had over Waitangi Weekend 2015!

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