29 November 2012

End of Year event 2nd Dec

Celebrate the end of the Orienteering Taranaki calendar year with Novelty events starting at Kiwi Outdoors between 12 and 1, including BBQ if the weather is OK.
This is a novelty event, so there will be a selection of courses and you can do as many as you like for one event fee.

Event 1: Memory O. You run a course as normal. You can view a map at the start but you won't be able to take the map with you. You can come back to look at the map as often as you like. Fastest time is the winner.
Event 2: Estimate O: You run a course as normal and you have a map.
Before you start you have to estimate how long you will take. You are not allowed to take a watch ot cell-phone etc with you. The winner is the person with the most accurate estimate.
Event 3: Relay: You need a team of 3, one of who is a walker. This event would be ideal for a family or group where one member is new to orienteering. The courses are short and easy.
Event 4: A short course for beginners.

24 November 2012

Next rogaine 28th November

Starting from the Zoo, this will be a Biathal-O with 600 points in Pukekura Park and more available in the streets surrounding the Park. As we all know there is no cycling allowed in Pukekura Park environs so if you don't want to spend the entire time on foot, bring your bike and your runners and do some of each. There will be secure storage available for your bike. Sounds like an interesting event Pete.

23 November 2012

Rogaine Results 21/11/12


Team name
Category
Points
Otto
MRWS
1230
20 Cent Mix
MXWS
1180
K & L
MXWS
1070
No. 5’s
MXWS
1070*
With a Will
MXWS
1000
Fab 2 Go To Summer Camp
MXWS
1000
Kanz
MXWS
1000
Two of Us
MXWS
1000
Karen’s Girls
MXWS
830
 
 
 
Just Joy
MXRS
1240
Get 2Go 1
MXRL
1160
Quality Time & Katie
MXRS
1100
Smallz
MXRS
1080
Get 2Go 2
MXRL
?
 
 
 
Time Bandits
MRS
1490
Billy & Jesse
MRS
1160
Kiwipomaussie
MRS
1110
 
 
 
Team TBA
MXBS
1840
Kristy Mark
MXBS
1830
Wobbly Wheels
MXBS
1830
One Kiwi
MXBS
1800
3 Girls from the Petrol Stn
MXBS
1530
 
 
 
Wish You Were
MBL
1930
Why Are We Doing This?
MRS
1830
Malez
MBS
1830
Area 51
MBS
1830
JB
MBS
1610
Don Baker
MBS
1460*

 * Includes points deductions for late return.

I hope you all enjoyed the event at Waitara. It was great weather. Apologies to those searching for the sign at #52. The pipeline contractor must have removed the sign to facilitate their trenching.

I added the bonus points for timed controls to make competitors consider route choice very carefully. Most cyclists got one or both bonuses, a number of walking or running teams got one time bonus, only one running team got both.
 
1930 was full points with all bonuses - Well done Wish You Were.

Cheers, Len.

16 November 2012

Rogaine Results 14/11/12

Team name
Category
Points
Otto
MWS
680
Karamu
MXWS
590
J + G
MXWS
550
K & L
MXWS
540
With a Will
MXWS
540
20 Cent Mix
MXWS
530
Kanz
MXWS
490
Karen’s Girls
MXWS
440
No. 5’s
MXWS
430
Nanny & Neenee
MXWS
420
Two of Us
MXWS
370
Fab 2 Go To Summer Camp
MXWS
280



White’s A
MXRS
990
Let’s Go
MXRS
910
Vicki & Duncan
MXRS
750
Quality Time
MXRS
730
Jay &
MXRS
670
Sam & Emily
MXRS
630
Smallz
MXRS
600
Katie
MXRS
430



Mike is Soft
MRS
960
Billy & Jesse
MRS
940
Lollie Boys
MRS
940
Time Bandits
MRS
870
Rocky Road
MRS
670



Kristy Mark
MXBS
1030
Wannabies
MXBS
1020
One Kiwi
MXBS
1000
Wobbly Wheels
MXBS
950
Team TBA
MXBS
840
SM
MXBS
820
Andrew & Harry
MXBS
610



Malez
MBS
1260
Navigators
MBS
1260
Area 51
MBS
1220
Don Baker
MBS
1000
Why Are We Doing This?
MBS
990
JB
MBS
960



Just Joy
MXBL
1950



Wish You Were
MBL
2080



Aqua
WS
480
Dream Team
WS
430
3D’s
WS
400
Lost
WS
380
Whatever
WS
350
JK’s
WS
800


Full score to Wish You Were... and just to rub it in, they did it in 1 hour 50.  Well done to the Westown Scouts!

Next week is at Waitara.  We'll start a bit later to give you time to get out there and everyone will go for 2 hours (but you can return early if that's too much hard work).  Len's got a few tricks up his sleeve, so well worth the trip.