Mon 27th Feb Sprint at FDMC (short orienteering event, approx. 25 mins, not necessary to sprint, can walk!!)
Wed 1st March Rogaine, Webster field, Hobson/Hendrie Sts
24 February 2017
|BM||Rick & Shaun||2470|
|BMX||Joy & Don||2160|
|BMX||Team Harrop David 11||1890|
|BMX||Simmo Chicks Helena 18||1660|
|RM||Karl D||NO SHEET|
|RMX||Pepper + 2||1120|
|RMX||Emma & Loren||1050|
|RMX||Living The dream||880|
|RMX||Run like the winded||820|
|RMX||Nic + La||770|
|RMX||Bailey & Olivia||460|
|WMX||Lost & Found||1020|
|WMX||Jacki & Sandra||890|
19 February 2017
16 February 2017
There was a common theme of inaccurate map miss reading last night.
No93 was the control that tripped up the most people , this was in the Awanui cemetery. Most teams were looking around on the low level , when the control was clearly on the high flat spur on a newly used plot on the eastern edge of the area. To get to it you needed to follow the road to the northern end of the cemetery and then follow the new road up the hill and back around to the south. There is only one grave at the southern end of this area which makes it easy to identify if you have correctly read the map!
The other control that confused a few teams was 81, the clue read in “the middle of the bridge”. The bridge in question is the railway bridge clearly in the centre of the control point on the map. The rail bridge is wider than it appears with a path way and hand rail on its southern side. the tape was on that hand rail in the middle of the bridge. It has a great view on to the mouth of the Te Henui river and worth a visit for that view alone.
[NOTE from Editor] Of course there were other factors involved - old eyes, dusk, small print obscuring the area, etc, etc. We can all find reasons to dispute the setter's explanation of "clearly"!!