Canterbury Schools Orienteering Festival 2020

Haere mai! You’re invited to the Canterbury Schools Orienteering Festival 2020.

Please read the programme for the weekend [File size: 240kb]Programme-for-Canterbury-Schools-Orienteering-2020-I.pdf 

Day 1 start times [File size: 65kb]: Day1-Start-Times-v2.pdf 

Day 2 start times [File size: 76kb]: Day2-Start-Times-v2.pdf 

 

If you are school aged and go to a primary, intermediate, high school or are homeschooled in Canterbury, you can enter this regional schools orienteering festival. Plenty of training opportunities to learn and practice your orienteering skills are available in the weeks before the festival.

This two-day competition has something for everyone. You can choose to orienteer on your own in a Competitive grade if you have orienteering experience; or compete with friends in our new Fun competition.  This grade is also for you if you want someone to follow around the course (shadowed).  

What you need

Sense of sportsmanship and fun. Clothing according to the weather conditions, footwear suitable for activity, a compass if you have one.

What we’ll provide

A Sport ident stick/dibber for using at each control/check point (no need to bring your own)

A map with the course marked on

Descriptions of the location of the controls/checkpoints

The best course for you?

If you are a beginner or want to have fun with friends! 

Never orienteered before? Want to orienteer with a friend or friends?  Would you feel more confident if someone followed you around the course?  All the fun courses are suitable for beginners.  There are three courses to choose from. They range in navigational difficulty. The definition for each course is detailed below

  • Very Easy
  • Easy
  • Hard

Very Easy This course follows line features such as tracks, fences, streams and hedges. There is a control at every “decision point” so the runner just chooses which direction to run in. The course is very short between 800m to 2.0km. No compass is needed.

Easy This course follows line features such as tracks, fences, streams and hedges. Some controls are on line features and some just off the line features. The course length is short and will range from 1.0m to 2.5km. A compass is not necessary but can be useful.

Hard This course requires a basic level of navigation as the runner must make 2-3 decisions between controls, and some controls will be placed 10-20m off the line features. There is still a line feature between controls but there may be two options a runner can take. The length of this course is between 1.5 and 3km. A compass is not necessary but it is recommended.  

 

If you want to be competitive on your own

Have you orienteered before and confident about completing a course on your own?

Then you can enter a Competitive grade according to your year at school: 

  • Years 1-6: Beginner (White level)
  • Years 7-8: Beyond beginner (Yellow level)
  • Year 9: Beyond beginner (longer) (Yellow level)
  • Year 10-11: Intermediate (Orange level)
  • Year 12-13: Beyond intermediate (Orange/Red level)


Canterbury Schools Orienteering Festival 2020 - Day 1 - Saturday 12 September

Venue: Hagley Park

Fun course start times from 2pm

Competitive start times will be preallocated between 2pm and 3pm

Maze orienteering available from 1.30-3.30pm (free)

Follow-the-String-Find-the-Pictures course available for preschoolers from 1.30-3.30pm (free)

$13 per child (includes SportIdent hire)

Canterbury Schools Orienteering Festival 2020 - Day 2 - Sunday 13 September

Venue: Halswell Quarry

Fun course start times from 10.30am

Competitive start times will be preallocated between 10.30am-12pm

$13 per child (includes SportIdent hire)

Entries:

Entries have now closed for the Schools Festival. We look forward to seeing you there!

Payment:

Pay via online banking or a school can request an invoice for all of the children entered for that school.

Bank account PAPO: 03 0823 0425931 00
If entering an individual, please reference CSOF and your child's name.
If entering as a school, please reference CSOF and school name or invoice number.

Enter by: 4 September 2020

Coaching events for school students: 18th Aug - 9th Sept

Wednesday 9 September 2020
Map:
Various parks and reserves around Christchurch - next is at Heathcote
Event Type:
Coaching and training practice
Coaching and practise is offered to all school-aged children at all levels from 4-5pm. No booking required for small group training, just turn up with your running shoes and a compass. Bring your own Sport i-dent if you have one, otherwise we do lend them out for some training events.
more info

Canterbury schools orienteering festival - Day 1

Saturday 12 September 2020
Map:
Hagley Park
Event Type:
Schools orienteering festival
Planner:
David Wright
Controller:
Briana Steven
Co-ordinator:
Lisa Chubb & Jonathan Hunt
 Haere mai! You’re invited to the Canterbury Schools Orienteering Festival 2020. Enter and make your payment by Friday 4 September 2020
more info

Canterbury schools orienteering festival - Day 2

Sunday 13 September 2020
Map:
Halswell Quarry
Event Type:
Schools orienteering festival
Planner:
Christina Freeman
Controller:
Peter Cleary
Co-ordinator:
David & Heather Pugh-Williams
 Haere mai! You’re invited to the Canterbury Schools Orienteering Festival 2020. Enter and make your payment by Friday 4 September 2020
more info

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