Canterbury Schools - Long

Sunday 16 September 2018
'Pegasus' at Burwood
Event Type:
Alan Moore
Al Cory-Wright
Chris Rowe

Have a go! All students welcome.

Traditional orienteering in the forest with target winning times between 20 and 45 minutes depending on grade.

The area has a wonderful network of sandy tracks in pine forest. It also has tricky sand dunes with new and old trees providing different levels of runnability for the harder courses.

Start times: will be allocated from 10.30am to approximately 12.30pm, depending on the number of
entries. A club event follows the school competition, open to all, enter on the day.

Entries close: 12 Noon Saturday 8th September 2018

Terrain:  The terrain is a mixture of forested and open sand dunes. There are many walking and mountain-bike tracks. Dark green in the open sand dune areas is mostly blackberry and should be avoided.

Location: Burwood Forest South

There are a number of ponds and marshes marked on the map. Depending on rain before the event there may be additional water lying in the terrain and along some of the tracks. Information about the water and whether it affects courses will be given in the event briefing.

Cost: Entry fees will be $12 per student per day. Late entries will incur a 50% surcharge.

Level: All runners / courses

Courses:  Very suitable for white and yellow courses, as well as a red-level sprint. Details TBA

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

How it works: Competition is based on the quickest person’s or Team’s (pairs) time recorded by sport ident (available for free hire for those who do not have their own)

How to enter: There is no limit to the number of students a school may enter. If a school is not entering students, a parent may enter students directly.

Start times: HERE


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