Sunday 9 December 2018
And just like that, another great year of orienteering year has almost gone. Last weekend, we celebrated all the successes at the Christmas 'O' event with a fab event planned and controlled by Stephanie & Tim Farrant. On the map you could follow an angel and Christmas tree course design, and yum, there were Christmas chocolates placed strategically on the course. It was all followed by a picnic lunch in the sunshine for the awards.
Long Red Male =Joseph Lynch
Long Red Female = Sara Prince
Med Red Male = David Wright
Med Red Female = Kaia Joergensen
Short Red Male = Flynn Hunter
Short Red Female = Claire McLennan
Orange Male no winner
Orange Female -= Alice Egan
Yellow Male = James Wright
Yellow Female =Juliet Freeman
White Male = Nicholas Freeman
White Female = Anna Wright
Most improved Junior Girl = Isabella Zinzan -Dickie and Daisy York
Most improved junior male = Fergus O'Neill
Most improved senior woman = Sarah Wright
Most improved senior man = Tim Farrant
Canterbury Champs Open man = Nick Hann
Canterbury Champs Open woman = Sara Prince
Buchanan Trophy for Fastest kilometre rate at the Canterbury Champs (with adjustment for age and sex) went to Torun Joergensen (who apparently needed no adjustment and had the fastest km rate of any PAPO runner at the Canterbury champs)
President's Awards - both are well-earnt service awards:
Sarah Wright = Presidents award
Chris Rowe = Faulkner Trophy
Sunday 2 December 2018
Saturday 1 December 2018
Sunday 11 November 2018
What fabulous weather we had yesterday for Godley Head. Beautiful views, I felt like I did a nice amount of climb but then I had a look at the World Adventure Race that is on Reunion Island at the moment. It looks like tough terrain and plenty of climb to keep them all on their toes.
And splits are available in both course or category
Sunday 14 October 2018
Cold winds greeted early starters but by the end of the event the weather was a lot more pleasant. At Victoria Park it's very hard to make interesting courses while avoiding lots of climb. The controller was eventually happy that the long red course was long enough and had enough climb, although Joe Lynch still managed to get under 60mins. Some of the courses were slightly longer and physically tougher. Hopefully looking back on the event people enjoyed it even if they didn't while slogging up the hill to the finish. The feedback on the white course was positive with several people saying it was the most adventurous white course that they had done in a while. The kids all seemed to really enjoy it and from what I heard they liked the off-track travel
Many thanks to Planner: Ryan Moore, Controller: Greig Hamilton and Organiser: Frances Wall
Wednesday 19 September 2018
Sunday 16 September 2018
A great finish to the Canterbury Champs with more challenges in the forest. We were especially impressed with two of the girls teams on the White std course at the sprint. They spent 50+ mins on one control, they went way off course by all accounts but they made it back on track and sprinted into the finish still smiling. Totally oblivious as to concerned parents - and we were just about to send out a search party! What impressed us was that not only did they work out how to get back on track but they still finished the rest of their course, and raced into the finish. Many had a go, and will have improved and grown some confidence with their navigation. Hope to see you at some of our future events, check out our calendar.
Many thanks to Planner: Alan Moore, Controller: Al Cory-Wright, Chief organiser: Chris Rowe. Special mention to Graham Read for all timing and sport ident and Clememce Rolin for start lists for the whole weekend.
School team results here
Sunday 16 September 2018
Hope you all had a super fun and challenging event. Nice to see the families out there as well. A few teams are off to do the Spring Challenge - enjoy!
Bike results HERE
Saturday 15 September 2018
A good turnout at the Canterbury Schools event today. It was great when the sea mist rolled away.
A big thank-you to Planner: Nick Hann, Controller: Joe Lynch, and Chris Rowe Chris Rowe who is overall coordinator for the school champs events.
Some photos will be posted on the PAPO facebook.
Wednesday 12 September 2018
Wednesday 5 September 2018
Sunday 26 August 2018
We had 28 groups do the one hour score event, and 21 groups do the kids course. Many were new and were trying the course out for the first time - welcome!. We had lots of positive feedback, about how nice it was to have a fun course, that you could do in groups & with kids. And as a score event where everyone starts and finishes at the same time, it had a good sociable feel.
Sunday 1 July 2018
A great fun day in the sun. Thanks to all the volunteers who make it possible.
Don't forget to upload your routes to routegadget: http://rg.orienteering.org.nz/gadget/cgi-bin/reitti.cgi?act=map&id=645
Sunday 10 June 2018
Sunday 27 May 2018
Sunday 6 May 2018
Saturday 5 May 2018
Saturday 14 April 2018
Click the following links to see an analysis of the routes:
Sunday 18 March 2018
Great courses in some of Canterbury's best dunes. Thanks for Andrew Johnstone as planner, and Carsten Jorgensen as Controller and Chief Organiser (with some help from Jenni Adam). Thanks also to the other helpers on the day.
It was a great chance to put some of the learnings from the trainings that Carsten and Jenni have put on.
Tuesday 13 March 2018
A chilly but wonderful way to end the Summer Sprint series, Thank you to Briana and Angus for the great courses, and to Bruce for controlling.
A special thanks to Graeme who each week tows the caravan and spends many hours sorting the entries and results. Also Linley, Jean for their help each week and all the helpers each night.
Sunday 18th March we head back to the forest - Woodend Beach Domain, enter on the day, all members and non members welcome.
Sunday 11 March 2018
Here are the results:
Tuesday 6 March 2018
The rain stopped and the orienteers came out to play.
Katie Cory - Wright , Ayrton and Clayton Shadbolt did a great job planning the very well received courses. Huge apologies to Joolz for collecting the controls in too early.
As long as Cyclone Hola does not head our way, next Tuesday 13th March we will head to Canterbury University, Clyde Road, for the last Summer series Sprint event, last start 6.40pm.
Tuesday 27 February 2018
Many Thanks to Sophie, Felix and Jake for the evening's courses at Lincoln University, fun courses with a lot of variety.
Next week we head to Halswell Quarry.
Tuesday 13 February 2018
Thank you to Marisol, Beth and Flynn for planning some interesting courses at Burnside High School. Thank you to the helpers on the night - a wonderful team.
It was great to see over 100 orienteers enjoying the perfect summer evening and fantastic to see plenty of new comers trying out the sport. Welcome. Check the calendar for upcoming events.
Sunday 21 January 2018
Results from the club event at Kairaki can be found below:
Sunday 10 December 2017
Results from the PAPO Christmas event can be viewed below:
Thanks to Viv for the photos!
Wednesday 29 November 2017
A beautiful night at Spencer Park. Thanks to Nick Smith and the other helpers for putting on wonderful courses.
Sunday 19 November 2017
Results from the Boyle Bush Bash Middle/Multiday 2 can be found below:
Saturday 18 November 2017
Results from the Boyle Bush Bash Middle/Multiday 1 can be found below:
Friday 17 November 2017
Results from the Boyle Bush Bash Sprint can be found below:
Friday 17 November 2017
View the results from the Hanmer MTBO below:
Sunday 5 November 2017
A fantastic day in Le Bons and Akaroa - flat sandunes followed by a bit of hill work in the Garden of Tane (what other club as a garden named after their president) and the Akaroa suburbs.
Click the button below for the overall merged results (for those that completed both courses successfully)
Wednesday 20 September 2017
Sunday 17 September 2017
A cool day for running.
Thanks to Callum Cleary (planner), Andrew McGowan (controller) and Sue Cooke. Chris Rowe and all the other helpers.
Saturday 16 September 2017
Great to see so many schools competitors at the event today.
Check out winsplits by course here.
A big thank-you to Tim Wright (planner), Tane Cambridge (controller), Sue Cooke (coordinator) and Chris Rowe who is overall coordinator for the school champs events.
Wednesday 13 September 2017
Wednesday 6 September 2017
Sunday 27 August 2017
A beautiful, warm sunny winters day for a run round the Uni.
Thanks to all those involved for putting on a great event.
Sunday 13 August 2017
A beautiful sunny South Canterbury day. Thanks to Stephen (planner) and Mike Harding (controller) for spending the week drying out the slopes so they weren't too slippery, and for Mel and her happy bunch of helpers.
Saturday 12 August 2017
Sunday 30 July 2017
A beautiful winters day up on the hills today. Great to see so many people out.
Sunday 25 June 2017
Congratulations to everyone who came out today in the amazing weather to run over some pretty hilly terrain. We hope everyone enjoyed their day in the hills and we only had to tow one car out of the Event HQ at the end!
Thanks to Marcus Diprose and Riki Cambridge for some challenging courses - we are sure the medium and long red runners loved the leg to the 2nd to last controls! Thanks for all the helpers at the event and well done to Sophie Harrison first time chief organiser.
Monday 5 June 2017
How many events start with such a beautiful jog up a beach!
Thanks to Nick Smith and Jenni Adams for creating such enjoyable courses, and Mary Mackintosh for keeping a fantastic bunch of helpers under control.
Link to RouteGadget where you can load your route and see how others found the controls.
Sunday 4 June 2017
Well done to all those who survived the cooler temperatures, but you did miss the snow that started falling as the controls were being collected.
Thanks to Alister Metherell and Bruce Steven for the courses that went through the forest with amazing bird song, and to Iona Powell and her hardy team of volunteers who ensured the event ran smoothly.
Link to RouteGadget where you can check what routes people took.
Saturday 3 June 2017
A great start to to the weekend, with fine weather and good running in the Leithfield forested areas. Well done to all those who took the lake shortcut near the end!
A big thank you to Carsten Jørgensen and Peter Cleary for the courses and Vivien Bloor for organising all the volunteers and keeping everyone happy.
Link to RouteGadget where you can load/draw your route and see where others went.
Sunday 28 May 2017
Thanks to Clem, Boris and Linley for a fine winter run
Sunday 14 May 2017
Sunday 30 April 2017
The weather was definitely better for those who started early, but it was still good to get out.
A big thank you to Andy Buchanan and Dave Laurie as planner/controller and Clem Rolin as chief organiser, and all the helpers who stayed cheerful even in the cold rain!
Sunday 9 April 2017
Great to have a different, fun, format!
Thanks to Tim & Stephanie Farrant for planning/controlling the day. Also to Tim Wright and Alister Metherell for the Sportident efforts.
Sunday 26 March 2017
Sunday 12 March 2017
Great to see so many people out braving the rain today and getting some fresh air.
Dominic Cleary planned some fun courses, with some good route choice options to try and avoid the green on the map.
Thanks to all involved in putting the event together.
Winsplits by course available here.
Tuesday 7 March 2017
Thanks to Felix Harrison and the Cleary's for putting on a great event and making the rain go away for the evening.
Tuesday 28 February 2017
Nothing like a bit of orienteering on a sunny, warm summers evening.
Thanks to Marisol Hunter, Katie Cory-Wright and Jean Cory-Wright as planners and controllers for putting together such a fun course. Also thanks to all the helpers on the night.
You can also view the schools results here.
Tuesday 21 February 2017
Great to see so many people decided to come orienteering rather than see Bruce Springsteen.
Thanks for the planners Oliver and Neil Egan and controller Jean Cory-Wright, and to all the helpers.
Sunday 19 February 2017
Thanks to Scott Smith (planner) and Nick Smith (controller) for setting a really interesting and challenging course on the very small part of Van Asch School we were able to use. For the map memory course people had to run to a central location then look at the map on the wall and memorise as many of the 4-5 controls on the loop they were doing, before setting off. After completing all 3 loops, competitors picked up a map to get them to the finish.
Some people had trouble trying to relate the map on the wall to the normal north/south alignment. The planner had also cunningly made 2 looks clockwise and 1 loop anti-clockwise!
Lots of fun.
Tuesday 14 February 2017
View the Opawa sprint results below:
You can also view the schools results here.
Sunday 29 January 2017
Fantastic weather for todays event. Great to see so many people come and enjoy the day.
Thanks to Georgia, Tane, Vivien and all the other helpers.
Sunday 11 December 2016
Thanks to Carsten and Jenni for a fun event for the festive season
Sunday 11 December 2016
Sunday 20 November 2016
Thanks to the team for putting on a great event in perfect weather, so close to home.
Jean Cory-Wright showed you can do a course on this map without too much climb. Great use of the valleys.
Saturday 5 November 2016
A big thanks to Alister Metherell for putting this event together.
Rogaine Results are here, with splits here.
Monday 24 October 2016
Sunday 23 October 2016
A fantastic day in the sunny Craigieburns.
You can add your route to RouteGadget here (RouteGadget allows you to load or draw your route and so you can see where others went). Tim (the planner) is keen to see where people went to please fill in your route).
Saturday 22 October 2016
Sunday 9 October 2016
Congratulations to those who survived the wild weather as the southerly front came through.
Sunday 18 September 2016
A great day. Perfect spring weather for a day in the forest.
Thanks to all the helpers who made this such a great event.
Sunday 4 September 2016
Cooler running at first but you soon warmed up in the forest.
Thanks to all the helpers for putting on this event.
Sunday 21 August 2016
Saturday 20 August 2016
Thanks to Mike and Tom for a fun event on the recently updated map. Great to see some local Timaru people coming along and having a go.
Sunday 7 August 2016
Sunday 31 July 2016
A crisp but clear day with brilliant sunshine and biting wind. Great to see some families out enjoying the winter sun, as well as some of the club members back from recent trips overseas.
Thanks for Marcus, Nick as planner and controller, and to all the helpers. Iona, Sarah L, Chris R and family, Linda S and Scott, and control collectors - Oliver, Issac, Amelia.
Richard Smith (coordinator)
Sunday 10 July 2016
Results from the OY at Butlers Bush are now available.
Saturday 25 June 2016
Results are now available for Heights of Winter. Thank you to all who helped or participated.
Click here for more in-depth analysis of the results.
You can check out the map from this year's event below:
Sunday 12 June 2016
Here's the results from the maze so you can see how fast some people got around.
Sunday 22 May 2016
Sunday 8 May 2016
Great weather, great courses, and plenty of people out enjoying the day. Thanks Riki, Emily, Andrew, Frances and all the other helpers for putting together an awesome day out!
Sunday 1 May 2016
Saturday 30 April 2016
A beautiful day out at Kairaki today.
Thanks to Al Cory-Wright and Peter Cleary as planner and controller and all the helpers that made this event happen.
Sunday 17 April 2016
We had a lovely sunny Autumn day out at Bottle Lake with quite a few new-comers giving MTBO a try for the first time. The courses were long (and, hopefully, exciting!) with some tricky navigational challenges. Thank you to everyone who helped with the event and to all those who came and gave it a go, especially if it was your first time.
Tuesday 15 March 2016
The last event in the series proved to be the wettest. There was some tight racing around the South Brighton School and Domain.
Thanks for all the people who have made this event happen.
Sunday 13 March 2016
A beautiful day running in the sun. Great to see so many families and groups staying for a picnic.
Thanks to the Dave, Vivien P and Tane for planning and controlling the great courses. Thanks for Vivien B and all the helpers for making the day happen.
Tuesday 8 March 2016
Slightly cooler and damper than any of the earlier events but some great running.
Well done to Stephen Harding for planning a great course, and the Team Cleary for all the work on the night.
A special thanks also to Graeme Read who has been doing a great job sorting out the results for all the events.
Saturday 5 March 2016
Results for the Bouldergaine can be found below:
Tuesday 1 March 2016
A cooler night for running. The uncrossable fences caught a few people out.
Thanks to Dougal and Robbie Shepherd for the planning and Sue Cooke for the background organisation.
Sunday 28 February 2016
A fabulous day at the Groynes – well over 600 people enjoyed the sunshine.
Planner Graeme says he is surprised so many people found all of the controls and well done to you all. It was neat to see several students from the Tuesday night events come along and there were some interesting results within family teams.
PAPO hopes you keep coming along to Tuesday events and then think about the schools champs and our Sunday orienteering all over Canterbury. Check the website for upcoming events and entry fees.
The Hellers sausages were cooked to perfection by the Girl Guides (who also ran the course) and thanks to those who did CCC surveys while waiting for your sausages. The maps drawn by some finishers of your routes are interesting and we are going to put a couple of your maps up on the PAPO website later this week.
A huge thanks to the orienteering club members who helped before and during the event.
For the really competitive ones here's a list of points per minute for those who completed in under 1 hour. The 2 top place getters have both represented NZ in orienteering, so don't feel too bad when you see how fast they completed the course.
Tuesday 23 February 2016
Another beautiful evening. I heard lots of people enjoyed the creek. Thanks to Marisol Hunter, Briana and Bruce Steven for the planning and controlling. Thanks to Jan Harrison and the team of helpers.
Tuesday 16 February 2016
A beautiful summer evening for the first race in the Summer Sprint Series. Great to see so many new people along.
Thanks to Oliver Egan and Scott Smith for the planning, Peter Cleary for the controller on the day, and all the helpers.
Sunday 14 February 2016
Thanks to Greig Hamilton and Clare McLennan for a fun relay. Also to Trevor Batin and the other helpers who also provided some wonderful weather.