12 July 2010

Come one, come all to the AGM

20th July is the date we've set
It will be the best meeting yet

Find out what plans we've prepared
Join in the fun, don't be scared

Come along and bring some supper
We'll do our bit making the cuppa

All members and potential members welcome at our 2010 AGM, and you won't be asked to join the committee!

7.30pm at Sport Taranaki, No 2 Field,Yarrows Stadium off Maratahu St

11 July 2010

Queens Birthday achievements

It's been a while since this event but they say history is good to know.
Orienteering Taranaki members punched above their weight again to produce some great results.  This was a 3-day event, a long and 2 sprints at Wood Hill Forest followed by a long course south of Auckland on Plantation Farm.  Times from the 4 courses were added for the overall result.
Carey Nazzer had a close contest to win the W50 grade
Don Paterson somehow blitzed the field for a M50 win
Liam Paterson, after almost 3 hours of competition, came 2nd by only 11 seconds in the M18
Erin Paterson achieved a consistant 3rd place in W20 ahead of half the squad going to Denmark.
Karl Dravitzki competed in the NZ Pinestars team against Australia.  NZ had no trouble winning that one.
Also of note were 2 young atheletes with promise.  Tom Burrell and Matt Furze showed some class in the orange grades.
Jay, Nick, Annie, Robert and Sue also participated.  Robert decided to go slow on one of the sprints and found he went a lot faster that almost everyone else.  Is there something to learn from this?

07 July 2010

GHS Results from 4 July

Name / TeamTime (min:sec)Place
Karl Dravitzki28:211
Billy R32:332
Tom Spenser38:593
Carey Nazzer41:534
Nicholas Higgins41:595
Team Blue - Ieuan, Courtney, Hannah, Ruby42:106
Matt Furze43:168
Neil & Cliff44:009
Alison & John46:1210
Liam Jansen46:5911
Hamish Sturmer47:5212
Ethan Bloemen47:5713
Jesse Watt49:0014
Hayden Wood49:5515
Chris & Phil Hewlett50:1416
Ted Thomson53:1417
Team H - Hayley, Hannah54:3518
Manning Family59:1119
Pete Wood60:0520
Peter Burgess60:1521
Will Johnson60:3422
Joy Baker63:4323
Team T - Janelle, Amy, Hannah, Huia, Blake, Richard75:2124
Team W - Sharnee, Chandre2 courses
Team Map Mongrels - Andrew & Co.3 courses

We thought everyone did well, particularly Tom Spenser. We hope you all enjoyed the event, and the "sprint" format.
Thanks Robert and Sue for help with the maps.
Cheers, Len and Katie.