Canterbury Champs - Long Distance
- Event Type:
- Regional Champs
- Nic Gorman
- Bruce Steven
- Vivien Bloor
South Island & Canterbury champs day 1 - Long distance. Acheron, near Lake Lyndon, Canterbury High Country.
Come and enjoy the enigma that is Acheron for one last time before it falls prey to the expanded wilding pine eradication programme, A classic PAPO map since the late 1990's, Acheron is an area with subtle glacial moraine contours tucked in the lee of Mt Barker, cloaked in a wilding pine forest of variable runability. This is a map that will test your ability to stay in touch with the map and be accurate with your compass as you look for the elusive mud pans and the continually "moving" group of boulders.
Although this is a championship event, there are courses suitable for all, with recreational courses at all levels in addition to the competitive and elite grades, See the South Island champs page for full list of grades.
Entry: This event is pre-entry only with entries closing 1st November. Enter here. No entry on the day.
Travel directions: Acheron is 90kms west of Christchurch. Take SH73 over Porters Pass, turn left just before Lake Lyndon onto Lyndon Road. The event will be signposted from SH73.
Parking: In the usual area on the flat terraces to the NE of the map. Car access is good for all cars with the exception of low slung 2 seater sports cars.
Start location: Adjacent to parking (TBC).
Start times: Allocated start times from 11am. Pre-entry is by 1st November to allow time to produce start lists.
Registration: Sorry, no entries on the day, but open for enquiries and i-dent pick-up from 10am
Course closure: 2.30pm
Costs: See the South Island champs page for entry fee details.
Dogs: Sorry no dogs.