Middle Distance Champs
Saturday 3rd November AM
Location – Long Mile, Redwoods (Signposted from Tarawera Road)
Registration - Open from 8.30
Training - 9.00am (for novices only)
First start - 9.30am
Map – “Middle Earth”, last used in the Middle Earth events, as part of the World Masters Orienteering Carnival in 2017
Terrain notes - Varied terrain which includes three distinct areas; 1) a working pine forest also heavily used by mountain bikers and containing a complex network of mountain bike tracks., traversing underlating to steep contour with some spur/gully features Runability varies from clean open forest, to dense patches of green that are difficult to impossible to pass through. 2) Redwoods forest on flat to slightly undulating terrain, often with few definite features to navigate off so compass work is critical. Area bisected by a mix of walking and biking trails popular with local users and tourists. Runnability varies from beautiful open forest to slow running through undergrowth. 3) A flat area with nil contour containing patches of forest, some clean and some green, interspersed by large clearings and grassy fields. Many tracks bisect this area, mostly linear, and also drainage ditches which should be crossed with caution.
Setter - Phil White
Controller – Greg Flynn
Sprint Distance Champs
Social Event & Prizegiving
Saturday 3rd November PM
Location - Commercial Travellers Club, 26 Moncur Drive, Springfield Rotorua - a very short walk from Sprint and Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park.
Time - Approximately 5pm (following conclusion of sprint event).
Description - Competitors are encouraged to join in and socialize over a few drinks after the Sprint on Saturday. A short prize giving will be conducted for the Sprint and Middle distance races, and Retr-O competition. Meals are available at the CT Club - check out their website. There is also a pool we can use if anyone wants a swim.
Got some old 80's or 90's running or orienteering clothing hiding away at home somewhere? Been too embarrassed to bring it out in recent years? Well this is your chance to strut your stuff and wear with pride the gear that made people feel like super star athletes those years ago! Competitors who wear their best retro clothing during racing on Saturday will automatically be in the Retr-O competition. Judging will happen at the social event on Saturday afternoon, and prizes given for the best and worst people have to showcase.
Long Distance Champs