04 January 2020


An exciting weekend of sprint orienteering is planned for the 25 - 27 January here in New Plymouth
We are hosting the NZ trials for our elite orienteers to compete at the 2020 Wold sprints champs in Denmark. This has attracted a very competitive field of international elite orienteers who will be here in the Naki along with our top national runners and a good field in all other age grades. So if you want to test yourself against the best then enter by 7th January www.lonelymountainsprints.weebly.com
We need some volunteers to help run the event if you haven't already signed up to help please can you email otaranaki@gmail.com. with the days and times you are available.

29 December 2019

Festival of Lights Results

Well done to everyone who entered, everyone did really well and no one got completely lost.  If you want to try more orienteering the club will be running a series of short events in local schools and parks over the summer starting in February which are free for school students. Details will be published on the website and on Facebook.

The results are below.

15 December 2019

Pukeiti Results

Well done to everyone who competed today, especially those who were trying it for the first time, and thanks to the TRC for letting us use Pukeiti.

Both the orienteering and rogaine results are below and on Winsplits here:

Please note the rogaine results on Winsplits are incorrect so use the table below for placings. I will remove the rogaine from Winsplits if I can work out how to do it........!

Apologies if I have any names wrong. If anything desperately needs correcting let us know.

13 December 2019

REMINDER - Orienteering event this weekend - Pukeiti

Venue - Pukeiti, registration down the hill under the cafe.
Start Times from 12 noon - 2pm
All courses close at 3pm

This year we will be running an event at the TRC's Pukeiti for the first time on a brand new map.  The gardens are beautiful at this time of year and the cafe is excellent so come and spend some time in one of the regions best hidden gems.

Course runners must stay on paths within the main garden area so none of the courses will be technically challenging. Because it is a new map, and this is our Christmas event, it will be a little different so people can claim some bragging rights.

We will have the following:
  • 3km course set by Nick with 3 grades, Veteran (50+), Open and U18. The start will be controlled with a reasonable spacing between runners and maps handed out as people start.
  • 1.2km course for U14 and novices/families
  • 1 hour score/rogaine event (points for finishing early as fast runners should be able to do it in less than 30 minutes). 
  • You will not be able to do an orienteering event after the rogaine so if you intend to enter both events do the orienteering event first
This will be a FREE event to celebrate the new map so come and use your entry money on a cake from the cafe!

12 December 2019

Tukapa Street and spring season results


Thanks to the setters and everyone who raced this season. The results for last night are below, followed by the results for the spring season. Remember the season results are taken from the top 5 scores out of 6 for those who did all the races.

A big apology to the '3 sisters' team who came second in the walking mixed but who I managed to miss off the score sheet last night when I announced the results. You were robbed......

See you all in February for the summer season.

Tukapa Street Results

TeamRace 6
Biking Men
Wobbly Wheels2150
Bike & Me1880
Biking Mixed
Kirsten & Wendy1500
Really Good1230
Atkinson Angels1110
The Boots440
Running Men
Wattie & Andrew1770
Naki Boy1710
Jason & Keith1520
Running Mixed
For Direction1260
Stella Bond1260
Lycra Ladies1190
Walking Mixed
Did he really make me do this1170
3 Sisters1120
Wobbly Walker830
Avo Cardio790


Biking Men
Bike and me116761st 
Wobbly Wheels111402nd
Simon and Thomas80903rd
Biking Mixed
Kirsetn and Wendy84102nd
Running Men
Naki Boy96401st 
Wattie and Andrew93302nd
Morgan and Heath67603rd
Running Mixed
Four Direction86501st 
Walking Mixed
Did he really make me do this73801st 
3 Sisters71702nd
Wobbly walkers64903rd

10 December 2019

Last rogaine of the season Wednesday 11th December - sausages and spot prizes


Come along and celebrate the end of another rogaine season with a 2 hour rogaine, free sausage sizzle and spot prizes. Plus the results of the season.

Summer rogaine season will start in February.