26 June 2016
Starts from 12 noon to 1.30pm, at corner of Hobson and Hendrie Sts, beside Webster field. Several courses on offer.
Event fees - Non members Senior $10, Junior $5, Family $25, Sport Ident rental $3
Members Senior $5, Junior $3, Family $15, Sport Ident rental $3
22 June 2016
[Note that the long dashed line with black blobs on denotes a rock wall, not an often used symbol in NZ]
Choosing a Route:
There will always be one obvious route, but you have to spot it and tell yourself which features you will need to follow. What line feature will you choose to follow from control 3 to 4? Which three features would you follow between controls 8 and 9?
Distance Judgement – Knowing When to Look and Turn:
If you are running the leg from control 1 to 2, how will you know when to pick up the short path? Look for when the path bends. Will the junction be on your left or right and how far? Start to get into the habit of getting the feel of how far you have gone. Look at leg 3 to 4 again. The wall junction is about half way. On leg 5 to 6 the path bends about half way to the path junction where you need to turn to find the ruin. Will the ruin be on your left or right? Concentrating on your route all the time will also help you to keep track of how far you have gone.
Remember that every feature used for a control is at the very centre of each control circle on the map.
21 June 2016
[I have read it and found a lot of useful tips and reminders. Easily read at a beginner and intermediate level too - Jacqui]
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· How to get started and take part in your first event
· The skills and techniques needed by those just beginning orienteering and by more advanced competitors
· Over 200 maps and photographs in full colour depicting techniques, the terrain, top runners and all aspects of this exhilarating and exciting adventure sport
· Practical information about training, including mental training techniques and how to plan a training programme
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12 June 2016
It was great to see the recent training paying off with so many more people using their compass successfully.
Results are on Winsplits here.
Next event 3rd July, venue TBC