11 October 2017

Mitchell Cycles Spring Rogaine 2017

Mitchell Cycles Spring Rogaine 2017
Walk Run Bike
25 Oct Mitchell Cycles Devon Street
1 Nov Westown (320A Frankley Road)
8 Nov Stumble Inn Mangorei Road
15 Nov Waitara (14 Silby St)
22 Nov Ngamotu Bayley Rd/Ocean View Parade
29 Nov Spotswood (180A Omata Road)

5:30pm Registration 6:00 pm Start
ROGAINE – The Basics:
All events are 2 hrs. Compete in teams of 2 – 5 people. Navigate around the city using an accurate map showing the roads, paths and walkways. Landmarks (e.g. signs, buildings or sculpture) are used as ‘controls’. Points are allocated to each ‘control’. Teams collect as many points as possible within the 2hr time limit.
Adults $10 / Juniors $5.
Season tickets Adults $40 / Juniors $20 also available at registration.
Coordinator: Len Rodenburg ph or txt 0274353092

10 October 2017

Results of Stratford Rogaine

Simo and Keighley 2360
Tayla and Jorga 2170...
Team Harrop 1990
Lance 1950
Team Andrew 1870
Joy and Don 1710
The Wombles 1620
Len and Pam 1390
Whiting 1300
Shelley and Tina and Tina 1060

Robbie 1550
Thomas 1460
2xR's 1370
Geordie and Oscar 1120
Dayna 1050
Run into the ground 950
Not going to end well 930
Stella 890
Odd balls 850
S. E.+T. 770
Alec and Lache 670
Gints and Ralfs 660
Kate and Dave 610
Steph and Anna 860
Powerhouse playmates 830
Wobbly Feet 770
Foxy Ladys 750
Team Riley 600
Patea Playmates 260

05 September 2017

Next event Rogaine 24th Sept

Using our Stratford map we are organising a 90 minute rogaine (choose which controls you go to within the time). Controls have points values so try to get as many points as you can without getting back late - you lose points after 90 minutes. You can walk, run or cycle, as individuals, pairs or a larger group.
Starting from Malone Gates, corner of Portia and Fenton Sts, Stratford (just along from the hockey turf).
Registration from 12 noon, mass start 12.30pm, finish 2pm
Costs for members and non members $5 adults, $3 students

03 September 2017

Results are in for Simmo's Huatoki

Thanks to Simmo for setting and to all the helpers and control picker uppers. A good turnout for a tough event. The bush got a few people turned around and there were some long times. Also a lot of people ran out of time before the controls were collected therefore were dnf'd.
Results are here

27 August 2017

Next event Sunday 3rd September

3 courses by Simmo. Something to test beginners and experienced orienteers alike. Help available to new families and groups.

Starting from the tennis courts, Huatoki St - please park on Huatoki St. Starts between 12 noon and 1pm, course closes 2pm. Normal event fees apply

13 August 2017

Rogaine route planning

Below is the link to a really good description of rogaine route planning by Thomas Reynolds - using a popular Rotorua map and showing good examples.

08 August 2017

TOPEC event 13th Aug POSTPONED

Sorry  everyone, several things have conspired against us. The slip won't be cleared in time as there are overhanging trees that also need clearing, and the Council won't open the track until they get Engineer's clearance. Also there is a lot of rain forecast up until Sunday so the streams will be too dangerous. Unfortunately the courses can't be re-jigged to avoid the closed track and stream crossings at this late stage.
So we will postpone and advertise the new date shortly.

07 August 2017

TOPEC event 13th Aug possibly cancelled

We may have to cancel the event because of a slip between Meeting of the Waters carpark and TOPEC which is the only route choice for all courses. We will check the area later in the week and if the Council still has it taped off we will have to cancel. More rain is forecast.....
Check back here later in the week.

03 August 2017

Next Event TOPEC Sunday 13th August

3 courses by Jason, another of our keen juniors. Something to test beginners and experienced orienteers alike. Help available to new families and groups.

Starting from the Meeting of the Waters carpark (just before Hydro Rd and TOPEC if driving from New Plymouth). Starts between 12 noon and 1pm, course closes 2pm
Normal event fees apply

24 July 2017

Changes to mapping styles

The IOF has agreed a new mapping specification for standard orienteering events. Over the next few years you will run on a mixture of old (ISOM 2000) and new (ISOM 2017) mapping. The organisers will make it clear what you are going to get at an event. Sprints are covered by a different set of symbols.

Of particular note is the change for a water trough (to a blue asterisk) and a water tank (to a hollow blue square). Also, mappers may use a green dashed line for a vegetation boundary, or the original black dots, but not both on the same map. Other changes are more subtle.

Download “Changes to our Maps” as a printable information sheet (PDF 537KB)

Orienteering Taranaki does not have any changed maps at this stage, but those going to away events may come upon the changes.

02 July 2017

Nathan and Oak's Barrett Bash

Bit of a slippery event this time. Thanks guys for setting the event. Also thanks to the Simpson girls for managing the caravan, and to the young and old control picker-uppers. Results are here

26 June 2017

Junior Training camp advanced notice

Orienteering Taranaki is hosting the Junior training camp this year 17-22 December based at TOPEC. Information about applying will be coming out later on, but we encourage all juniors who have been orienteering for a while at the orange or red level to consider applying. Keep an eye on this web site and Club facebook page for further details.
If you are not a club member, think about joining up as preference will be given to club members. We expect the spots available to be over subscribed but you could express your interest now to our schools co-ordinator Stella Bond  teambond@xtra.co.nz

14 June 2017

Next event 2nd July

Barrett Domain, starting at the gates off Roto St. Event planned by Nathan and Oak, starting between 12 noon and 1.30pm, course closes 2.30pm. Event fees per blue side bar on right (scroll down)

05 June 2017

QB Pukekura results

See the results here.
Lots of people stayed in the Naki for the long weekend. Thanks for the courses Annie, and also thanks to the numerous helpers on registration and control pick up.

29 May 2017

Next event Sunday 4th June

Staying in Taranaki for Queen's Birthday weekend??? Have I got the event for you.
Pukekura Park, starting at the Victoria Rd carpark between 12 noon and 1pm. Course closes 2.30pm.
Normal event fees apply

19 May 2017

World Orienteering Day Wed 24th May

Annie is organising a POP up sprint  event at NPGH start times between 4 - 5 pm with course closing at 5 30 pm.
$3 charge for sport ident rental
Start at the  gym 

14 May 2017

Remember the AGM on this Wed night 17th May

Starting at 7pm, ITL/Logicamms office, 435 Devon St East Strandon - that's at the Devon St junction with Mangorei Rd. See you there.

13 May 2017

Hillary Challenge results

Congratulations to our 2017 Hillary Challenge Champions from New Plymouth Girls and Boys High Schools. An amazing effort to win all 3 components of the race - team challenges, expedition and multisport race. Great results from Waimea College/Sacred Heart Girls (our very own Tayla Simpson) in 2nd place, and Thames High in 3rd.
And a great write up in the Daily News

07 May 2017

AGM Wed 17th May

Wed 17th May AGM - keep reading.....we have a very active committee at the moment and there are no vacancies. We do need you to attend the AGM though so come along, bring your ideas and support your club - and if you feel inclined you would be welcome to join the committee and share in the running of your Club. AGM will start at 7pm, ITL/Logicamms office, 435 Devon St East Strandon - that's at the Devon St junction with Mangorei Rd.

Te Henui results 7 May 2017

An incredible turnout of 68 groups today which pushed our map stocks to the limit. Thanks for setting some great courses Graham, you really shook us out of the sprint mode we'd been in over summer!! with a few gnarly control sites on the red course.
Results are here. Control 87 didn't work for the yellow course. Your results all show as mp (= mispunch) and I can't fix that, sorry. If you look at the second line of your name that gives the final time taken e.g. Thomas & Stephen took 16:28

01 May 2017

Te Henui Event 7th May

Starting at Hobson/Hendrie St corner from noon to 1pm. Course closes 2.30pm.
Graham Maddern is bursting out of retirement to set this event and is offering red, orange and yellow courses.
Sport ident rental - $3, or bring your own
Event fees - club members $5, $3, $15 family, non members $10, $5, $25 family
Consider joining the club for $10, $5 - it doesn't take long to recoup the cost of membership!! Forms available at the event caravan.

World Masters Orienteering results

CONGRATULATIONS to Carey and Karl for their podium finishes.

Carey Nazzer   W55 1st/120 - Long, 3rd in sprint
Karl Dravitzki  M35 2nd/48 - long,   4th in sprint

And Jay Paterson W55 44th/120 - long,  27th in sprint
Annie Sanderson  W60 83rd/128 - long, 30th in sprint
Nick Collins         M65 15th/162 - long,  16th in sprint

These are all excellent results as you can see by the impressively huge numbers in each 5 year age bracket. [By comparison in a normal NZ Champs there would normally be 20-30 people in a 10 year age grouping.]

25 April 2017

Rainbow has been trolling the Masters Games pages

He's found these photos of Karl (on left) showing poor animal husbandry (injured calf) and
Jay showing a lack of fashion sense (no OT shirt!). And congratulations to Carey on her bronze medal

04 April 2017

Next events

Sunday 7th May - normal orienteering event on Te Henui map. More details to follow

Wed 17th May AGM - keep reading.....we have a very active committee at the moment and there are no vacancies. We do need you to attend the AGM though so come along, bring your ideas and support your club - and if you feel inclined you would be welcome to join the committee and share in the running of your Club. AGM will start at 7pm, ITL/Logicamms office, 435 Devon St East Strandon - that's at the bottom junction with Mangorei Rd.

02 April 2017

Overall Rogaine results for the Summer series

Hi Rogainers. Here are the checked overall results for the Summer 2017 series.
Thanks are due to the setters: Rainbow, Newton, Simmo, Steve, Neil + Thomas, and Annie.
Thanks also to Nick & Annie for hosting the end of season BBQ and the Orienteering Taranaki Committee for their support.
I hope to see you all for the Spring series which will kick off on late October.
Cheers, Len Rodenburg Orienteering Taranaki Rogaine Co-ordinator

And huge thanks to Len for organising the series.

Biking Men
Who Farted 10280
Rick 10240
Mal Nav 9689
Malez 9646
Biking Mixed
Simmo Chicks 8600
Team Harrop 8240
TCJ 8073
Finns Up 7460
Running Men
Simmo    7660
Lone Ranger 7600
Team Hadders 6580
Robbie N M 4330
Running Mixed
Pepper + 2 6460
Stella & Simon Bond 5050
M+M 5040
OMG 4910
Walking Mixed
Camfam 4930
Jacki & Sandra 4000
Lost and Found 3240
Two Picks 2300

30 March 2017

Results of final rogaine

BM Who Farted 2100
BM Rick & Shaun 2090
BM Mal Nav 2020
BM Malez 1920
BM Naki Bikers 1000
BMX TCJ 1780
BMX Joy & Don 1690
BMX Wobbly Wheels 1350
BMX Team Harrop 1260
BMX Finns Up 1100
BMX Simmo Chicks 990
BMX Des & Henriette 350
RM Simmo    2060
RM Lone Ranger 1570
RM Fletcher & Alex 1280
RM Team Hadders 1130
RM Tripping Nuggets 1040
RM Jonno 670
RMX Hannah 1280
RMX OMG 1270
RMX Bananas 1270
RMX Pepper + 2 1180
RMX Stella & Simon Bond 1070
RMX M+M 1050
RMX Emma & Loren 510
RMX Nic + La 510
WMX Camfam 990
WMX  Jacki & Sandra 670

Season results will follow shortly

28 March 2017

Results of final sprint event

Big thanks to Annie for organizing the sprint series. We all look forward to these events every year!
Also thanks to Hilary for stepping in, speeding up the process and registering us all while we waited for the rest of the kit to arrive last night.
Results are here

Final rogaine tomorrow night 29th March

24 March 2017

Kaweroa Rogaine results

Category Team Points
BM Who Farted 2350
BMX Finns Up 1480
BMX Naki Runaways 1370
BMX Simmo Chicks Helena 18 1790
BMX TCJ 1760
BMX Team Harrop David 11 1640
RM Lone Ranger 1790
RM Team Hadders 1500
RM Robbie N M 1950
RM Nick no wheels no sheet
RM Felix 1260
RMX Give it a go 1060
RMX Two V's no sheet
RMX Emma & Loren 1090
RMX Tania & Renae 560
RMX M+M 950
RMX Pepper + 2 1260
RMX Quality Time 890
RMX Stella & Simon Bond 1330
WMX  Lost and Found 1130
WMX Anything 840

23 March 2017

More OT Club shirts have arrived

Price still the same:
Adult and Teen sizes = $40 
Size 140 Kids Approx 10y and under = $30 
Call Hilary on 027 248 1954 to view and buy. 
Hilary has put aside shirts for those people who originally placed an order.

22 March 2017

National Secondary Schools events coming up

1 April, NZ Rogaine champs, Hawkes Bay
19-21 May, NISS Champs, Taupo
20-22 July, NZSS Champs, Masterton

21 March 2017

Te Rewa Rewa Sprint (?) results

Results are here. Thanks for the challenge Karl

19 March 2017

TSSSA results

For those interested the results are here

17 March 2017

Next events

Monday 20th Sprint (short) orienteering event, Te Rewa Rewa bridge area, end of Clemow Rd

Wed 22nd Rogaine, Kaweroa Park playground car park

16 March 2017

TSSSA Rogaine last night

We had over 700 participants last night. Thanks to all the helpers. Every one of you played a part in a great night, and we got a good write up in the Daily News.
Also a couple of photos from the briefing - who do you recognize??

14 March 2017

Results from Devon Sprint Mon 13th

Results are HERE. Note that Nathan, Carl and Rainbow had very fast times over the first few controls as those controls had been brought in already.
A comment about out of bounds = the olive green colour (as well as the pink vertical stripes), see below:

 Control 60 in the building pass through (control #7 on this course, under the number 11) should have approached from the southwest, along under the verandah. A lot of you came at it from the north east, up the stairs, over the garden and up the fence - YOU WERE IN THE OUT OF BOUNDS. Please read your maps properly and take the correct route. These areas are OOB's for a reason, in this case it is a garden and should not be used for access because
  • the landowner does not want you in their gardens (even if they appear to be untended)
  • the mapper has made the call that the area should be avoided
  • you should be reading the map and orienteering by the rules.

09 March 2017

Next Sprint at Devon Intermediate Anniversary monday 13th March

Earlier start times this week starting 4-5pm course closes 5.30pm
Start at Scout Den, Bonithon Ave

Rogaine results - Inglewood

We were a bit lucky with the weather. You can see it was a pretty good turnout, a few regulars missing and a few new faces. 4 simple challenges at various points made it a great event. We have a week off to hold the TSSSA Rogaine Champs so we'll see you in two weeks time (22nd March) at Kaweroa playground car park.

Category Team Race 4
BM Mal Nav 2499
BM Malez 2476
BM Rick 2390
BM Highlanders 1980
BMX Finns Up 2180
BMX Quality Time 2270
BMX Manutama 2050
BMX Simmo Chicks 2290
BMX TCJ 2483
BMX Team Harrop 2270
BMX The Other Team 1930
RM Naki Runaways 2270
RM Simmo    2330
RM Team Hadders 1940
RM Robbie N M 2380
RMX Emma & Loren 1670
RMX M+M 1420
RMX OMG 1560
RMX Pepper + 2 1890
RMX Stella & Simon Bond 1800
RMX Swagamuffins 1950
RMX Purple People Eaters 1810
WMX Camfam 1620
WMX  Jacki & Sandra 1660
WMX Nic + La 1420
WMX The Wombles 950

06 March 2017

Highlands Sprint event results

Tough course today, lots of hills, lots of bush controls, thanks Campbell.
Win splits are here

03 March 2017

Rogaine results 1st March

Category Team Race 3
BM Cranky Peddlers 830
BM Highlanders 1060
BM Mal Nav 1300
BM Malez 1450
BM Rick & Shaun 1690
BM Who Farted 1700
BM Naki Bikers 690
BMX Dangermouse 850
BMX Finns Up 1060
BMX Joy & Don 1150
BMX Quality Time 1280
BMX Simmo Chicks  1660
BMX Wobbly Wheels 1110
BMX Wombles 590
BMX Roundabout 1450
RM Lone Rangers 1340
RM Team Hadders 1040
RM Tripping Nuggets 1300
RM Willys & the Amatures 930
RMX M+M 730
RMX OMG 1010
RMX Pepper + 2 1010
RMX Stella & Simon Bond 850
RMX Cougar attack 780
RMX Carla & Monty 420
WM Lance 740
WMX Camfam 1090
WMX First Timers 780
WMX  Jacki & Sandra 690
WMX  Lost and Found 1090
WMX Nic + La 420
WMX Two Picks 910
WMX Leishas Team 640
WMX Naki Coffee 790
WMX Temmie Flakes 580