South Island & Canterbury champs 2020

The 2020 Canterbury champs will double as the 2020 South Island champs and will be held on Canterbury Show weekend (Nov 14th/15th).

It will consist of the following events:

  • Sat 14th Nov: Long distance at Acheron, near Lake Lyndon, Canterbury High Country.
  • Sun 15th Nov: Middle distance at Kairaki, north of Christchurch.
  • In addition there will be a MTB orienteering event on Fri 13th Nov at Bottle Lake (this is separate to Canterbury champs). See here for details of that event.

Canterbury Champs Event Fees:

Member fees. These are available to members of any orienteering club in the world: 

 

Adult

Age 21+

Junior

Age 13-20

Child

Age up to 12

Family maximum

Saturday -Long Distance

$20

$15

$5

$50

Sunday – Middle distance

$20

$15

$5

$50

Non member fees are the club member fees above plus $10 adult or $5 junior/child (per race). 

Family is up to two adults plus any juniors/children living at the same address.

For team entries, please create an individual entry for each team member. 

Entries:

Pre-entry is required for the Canterbury champs events. Entries now open. Entries will close on 30th October.

  Enter here 

The Friday MTBO event will be enter on the day.

Start times:

Start times will be allocated and published prior to the events. Earliest start is 11am.

Grades:

Elite grades: M21E/W21E for seniors and M20E/W20E for juniors.
Both the middle and long distance races qualify runners for NOL (National Orienteering League) points.

Competitive grades:
Grades are in 2-year bands up to age 20 and in 10-year bands for over 40s.

Female grade

Male grade

Age (at end of the 2020)

Navigation difficulty

W10A

M10A

Age 10 or under.

White

W12A

M12A

Age 12 or under.

Yellow

W14A

M14A

Age 14 or under.

Orange

W16A

M16A

Age 16 or under.

Red

W18A

M18A

Age 18 or under.

Red

W20A

M20A

Age 20 or under.

Red

W21A

M21A

Any age

Red

W40A

M40A

Age 40 or over.

Red

W50A

M50A

Age 50 or over.

Red

W60A

M60A

Age 60 or over.

Red

W70A

M70A

Age 70 or over.

Red

W80A

M80A

Age 80 or over.

Red

Recreational grades:

For those that want an easier navigational challenge or shorter course than the competitive grade.
Or for those going as a team or juniors being shadowed by parents.

There will be four courses available:

Navigation difficulty

Age/gender

White

Easy navigation

Any age/gender.

Yellow

Moderate navigation

Any age/gender.

Orange

Hard navigation

Any age/gender.

Short Red

Very challenging navigation

Any age/gender.

If you have not run a red course before, we recommended you do not try your first read course at this event as both maps are very technical. 

Canterbury Champs - Long Distance

Saturday 14 November 2020
Map:
Acheron
Event Type:
Regional Champs
Planner:
Nic Gorman
Controller:
Bruce Steven
Co-ordinator:
Vivien Bloor
South Island & Canterbury champs day 1 - Long distance.  Acheron, near Lake Lyndon, Canterbury High Country.
more info

Canterbury champs - Middle distance.

Sunday 15 November 2020
Map:
Kairaki
Event Type:
Regional champs
Planner:
Sarah Wright
Controller:
Tim Wright
Co-ordinator:
Jan Harrison
South Island & Canterbury champs day 2 - Middle distance. Kairaki north of Christchurch.
more info

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