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Summer Series Results from Ambury Park
February 4, 2003

Results from courses: One   Two   Three   Four

Ambury Park is a beautiful place to orienteer, especially if the wind isnt too strong, and it wasnt. We really hope you enjoyed this lovely environment. As an orienteering area it is a bit more tricky than most of the maps weve been on recently. We hope you found it a bit more of a challenge and that you enjoyed that.

Melvina Wise, our course setter today did a suburb job, and this was her first ever go. Thank you Melvina, we really appreciate all the effort you put into setting up a great day for us all. Thanks very much too to Jeff Greenwood who did the controlling, well up to the actual day. Jeff and Alison may be a family of three now, it is so imminent that we dont know yet. Rob Jessop stood in for Jeff on the day and we very much appreciate that too.

Melvina did a bit of research on the area and found a most interesting article. Did you know that some of the pit and small cliff features that your controls were on today could have been made 1000 years ago by very early Maori settlers? It is believed that this is the first area of NZ to be heavily settled. Puketutu Island, also known as Motu-a-Hiaroa (Island of the Long Desired), is believed to have been inhabited as early as 950AD. The island, out into the harbour a bit and a little to the south was a wonderful Maori pa site, easily defended and with very fertile soil and abundant fish made it a highly sought after place to live. When the population got too big, the overflow lived on what we now call Ambury Park your orienteering area.

On the evening of March the 8th there is the Katoa Po event. NZs most well known night orienteering event (held near Taupo). This is a relay event for club teams of 5 or 7. North West club member please contact Bert to get in a team and the Auckland Club members should please contact Joanna or Alistair on 5755695, or reply to this email. If you are not in a club and would like to have a go at this really fun event please call us and well get you signed up into the Auckland Club and into a team. Camp the night and then on the Sunday there is the first of the Central Districts OY events a quality event on a challenging map. A great weekend of orienteering and a fun time too.

Our use of SPORTident is getting closer. Did you see the control we had there tonight? This electronic punching and timing system is a really big step forward orienteering and were nearly into it in NZ. There are two events using this system the first being Sunday, 23rd February on Pot Luck map in Woodhill Forest), before the first major use at the National Championships at Easter. AOC is organising the Nationals this year so it is local ask us about it. Anyway, how about getting your SPORTident e-card now. Were selling them at each of the summer series events. Just $50 for years of fun and faster times now you dont have to use a clip card.

Do you want to do all the rest of the Summer Series and not pay a cent for your map? (It will cost you $30 for the next 5 events if you dont join.) Join the Auckland Club next week and you get the rest of the Summer Series free. It is just $65 for an adult member and $40 for a junior (under 21) or a full-time student. The family membership is a real bargain at $90.

Next week the event is right back in the centre of town. Were at the Domain, by the band rotunda. See you there. Weve heard that a number of schools are coming so itll be a real buzz seeing all these people dashing round with maps in their hands. Well try to do better than this week where we had to dash off in the middle of the event and get some more maps printed because wed slightly under catered.

Enjoy your holiday this Thursday, are you getting Friday off too?

See you next week.


Course 1         8.1 kms
   1 Stu Barr                  0:58:28                    
   2 Mark Lawson               1:05:55                    
   3 David Stewart             1:07:08                    
   4 Dougal Harding            1:08:06                    
   5 Dave Crofts               1:16:04                    
   6 Rudy Hlawatsch            1:19:00                    
   7 Tim Renton                1:20:22                    
   8 Phil White                1:24:10                    
   9 Ian Sydenham              1:26:16                    
  10 Richard Christie          1:27:39                    
  11 Brian Johnston            1:35:00                    
  12 Kurt Hess                 1:36:51                    
  13 Nic Oram                  1:37:45                    
  14 Tony Hawkes               1:45:55                    

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Course 2         4.6 kms

   1 Kevin Ireland             0:37:55                    
   2 Mike Beveridge            0:38:43                    
   3 Simon Jager               0:39:56  Mt Roskill        
   4 Shane Blackett            0:41:20                    
   5 Claude                    0:41:55                    
   6 Antoinette                0:41:55                    
   7 Mark Roberts              0:42:34                    
   8 Sarah (Sore) Painter      0:42:51                    
   9 Jamie Munro               0:44:49                    
  10 Richard Kestle            0:44:53                    
  11 Scott Fenwick             0:45:15                    
  12 Gary Farquhar             0:46:18                    
  13 Norm Jager                0:46:24                    
  14 Martin Peat               0:46:40  Kings College     
  15 Russell Howard            0:46:52                    
  16 Rod Stephenson            0:47:53                    
  17 Benjamin Balmforth        0:49:30                    
  18 Nicola Kinzett            0:49:34                    
  19 Alan Reeves               0:49:42                    
  20 Rick Weymouth             0:49:57                    
  21 Mary-Pat & Mike           0:50:18                    
  22 John Murphy               0:50:20                    
  23 Steve F                   0:50:44                    
  24 Q Ball                    0:51:51                    
  25 Andrew Cross              0:52:40                    
  26 Kathy Farquhar            0:53:23                    
  27 Leo Cheng                 0:54:10                    
  28 David Milner              0:55:00  Westlake Boys     
  29 Dominic Scheclinck        0:55:28  Westlake Boys     
  30 Phil Johansen             0:57:00                    
  31 Mark & Reuben Wilson      0:57:00                    
  32 Shane McQuoid             0:57:05                    
  33 Malcolm Lowe              0:59:00                    
  34 C Bolt                    0:59:05                    
  35 Martin Barber             1:00:14                    
  36 Miles Paver               1:02:50                    
  37 Wendy Danks               1:06:00                    
  38 Anon                      1:07:18                    
  39 Lost Souls                1:08:00                    
  40 Bert Chapman              1:08:42                    
  41 Martin Wright             1:11:00                    
  42 Judith Burnie             1:15:00                    
  43 Mark & Associate          1:22:00                    
  44 Ingrid Walcher            1:22:00                    
  45 Raewyn Bennett            1:24:00                    
  46 Greg Dawson               1:24:15                    
  47 James Jelicich            1:24:23                    
  48 M Paitry                  1:36:59                    
  49 Shaun & Geoff Lomax       1:40:00                    
  50 Jenny Andrew              1:42:02                    
  51 Tomoe Mina Masako         1:47:00                    
  52 Thelma Haslip             1:50:00                    

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Course 3         3.0 kms

   1 Rob Languet-Higgins       0:25:30  ? Ak Grammar      
   2 Matthew Andrews           0:25:49  Ak Grammar        
   3 T Goodman                 0:26:57  Ak Grammar        
   4 Kristy Hall               0:30:45                    
   5 Reece Harrison            0:30:55                    
   6 M Phipps                  0:32:10  Ak Grammar        
   7 B Peat                    0:32:20                    
   8 Matthew Ng-wai Shing      0:32:28  Westlake Boys     
   9 Hamish Neale              0:32:33                    
  10 Thomas Reynolds           0:33:33  Westlake Boys     
  11 Bryan Scaunton            0:34:20                    
  12 N Lynch-Watson            0:34:37  Ak Grammar        
  13 Matthew Knarston          0:34:37  Ak Grammar        
  14 Scott Earson              0:36:00                    
  15 Mike Zhou                 0:36:00                    
  16 H Webb                    0:37:00  Ak Grammar        
  17 Sam Procter               0:37:00                    
  18 Paul & Michelle Kemp      0:38:56                    
  19 Sandy McGivern            0:42:29                    
  20 Gerard McManus            0:42:53                    
  21 Joon Ha                   0:42:55  Westlake Boys     
  22 Christina Renhart         0:43:00                    
  23 Megan                     0:44:08                    
  24 Daniel Allen              0:44:35  Ak Grammar        
  25 Mike                      0:45:38                    
  26 Ralph Patterson           0:45:51                    
  27 Christophe Jammes         0:46:35                    
  28 Chris Jager               0:46:46                    
  29 Graeme Green              0:48:13                    
  30 Michael Phipps            0:48:15  Westlake Boys     
  31 Gene Beveridge            0:50:03                    
  32 Hamilton Family           0:50:54                    
  33 Z Downey                  0:52:17                    
  34 Petrea Harding            0:54:00                    
  35 S & D O'Shea              0:54:00                    
  36 Hayden M Bryant           0:54:15  Westlake Boys     
  37 James Bull                0:55:00                    
  38 Amanda Garside            0:55:40                    
  39 Yvette                    0:58:00                    
  40 Alex Weir                 1:00:00                    
  41 Snails                    1:06:00                    
  42 Vic & Sue Fitzpatrick     1:06:00                    
  43 Alison & Joy Batty        1:08:40                    
  44 Jackie, Ross and Chris   
     Taylor                    1:11:44                 
  45 Bridloy                   1:16:39                    
  46 Rosemary Reeves           1:23:20                    

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Course 4         1.7 kms

   1 Kristy & Reece            0:12:00                    
   2 Hamish Neill              0:13:03                    
   3 Marit Muren               0:15:45                    
   4 Helen Knox                0:15:56                    
   5 Lars Muren                0:18:14                    
   6 Arend Frost               0:19:15  Westlake Boys     
   7 Hoepen Family             0:23:00                    
   8 Renee Beveridge           0:23:58                    
   9 Robyn Howard              0:27:37                    
  10 Camilla Muren             0:29:56                    
  11 Shane McNeill             0:30:00  Westlake Boys     
  12 Thomas Stolberger         0:32:00                    
  13 Heidi Stolberger          0:32:00                    
  14 Serina Davis              0:34:00                    
  15 Lyn Davis                 0:34:00                    
  16 Oliver & Kirsty Wilson    0:46:00                    
  17 Lunver Roliba             0:59:34  Ak Grammar        
  18 Blue Team                 1:30:00                    

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