This was the first time Hamlins Hill or Mutukaroa has been used for orienteering and it seemed quite popular. Perhaps because the level of technical skill needed wasn't too great. There was great debate about one control used on course 1 though. The Hill is very nice on a fine day if you ignore the industrial area in the near vicinity.
Many thanks to Raewyn Bennett for the setting of the courses tonight. Raewyn is a first time setter and got some help from another club member who will remain nameless but many will know by looking at the style of course one. Thanks Rob (oops).
Firstly, our sincere apologies to anyone who didn't find or had trouble finding the start/finish area. We made a major mistake and left the road signs at home. We don't carry them in the campermatic because we put them out on the way to the event but we totally forgot to bring them along. A phone text message explaining the predicament to son David failed to get through so no road signs. SORRY.
A special message from the fieldworker of Mt Richmond and anywhere else there are bidi bids - make sure to pick them off all clothing before you wash it or else. He says if you don't do this you'll end up with the nasty little prickly things in your underwear and that can be very unpleasant - it sounded as though the fieldworker has suffered this uncomfortable predicament.
Don't forget the night O event in Woodhill forest starting at the Taumauri Camp on Feb 24, a Saturday evening. Two start times for this score event; 6:45 and 8:30pm. Compete in full body cover as there will certainly be some cutty grass to go through. Don't forget a torch or headlamp. Camping is available and everyone is encouraged to stay the night; toilets and showers available. BYO food and refreshments. For further information please ring Bert Chapman on (09) 846 5083.
We deliver this email to you from a Hotmail account but we have struck a problem. They have a limit on the number of emails that can be sent in a 24 hour period and we now have a distribution list that is well over the limit. We send as many as we can on the night of the event but if yours comes later it is probably because you are in a portion of the list we delayed sending. We apologise we can't get the results to all on the night of the event - our desire - but we'll look into an alternative system.
The entry form for the rogaine to be held on March 24 has just become available. It will be available at all the upcoming summer series events and also on the Auckland web page. A little excerpt from the entry form reads "The Wairamarama Rogaine will be held in remote farmland encompassing pockets of pine trees and native bush, limestone tomos and caves, spectacular waterfalls, stony bottom streams and mountain mists. Participants need only venture into areas in which they feel confident - your route is entirely up to you.".
Some more orienteering and starting tomorrow night:
COUNTIES MANUKAU Orienteering Promotional Events For February:
8 Feb Capehill, Reynolds Road, Pukekohe
15 Feb Hayman park, Lambie Drive, Manukau City
22 Feb Totara park, Carpark, Manurewa
28 Feb Doctors Hill, Totara Ave, Pukekohe
Hilary Iles is the CM Club secretary and will have more info (ph 09 235 2941)
Next week is on the Mt St John map with a start in Dilworth School; the school is between Mt St John Ave and Great South Road not very far from Newmarket. This is also a Wednesday event (the 14th). The following week we're in the south again on the Selfs farm map; this is on Tidal Rd, Papatoetoe.
Course 1 10.9 kms
1 Rob Jessop 1:00:50 2 Brent Edwards 1:08:43 3 Adrian Skinner 1:12:43 4 Dave Crofts 1:16:20 5 Jeff Greenwood 1:20:32 6 David Stewart 1:25:00 7 Dougal Harding 1:27:34 8 Fraser Mills 1:27:38 9 Rudy Halwatsch 1:28:10 10 Stuart 1:33:30 11 Malcolm Stoney 1:38:12 12 Tony Cooper 1:39:27 13 Nicholas Oram 2:17:00
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1 Andrew Bell 0:43:20 2 Madeleine Collins 0:48:11 3 Brian Johnston 0:48:58 4 Anon 0:51:00 5 Martin Peat 0:51:30 6 Norm Jager 0:52:58 7 Jamie Munro 0:53:56 8 Peter Godfrey 0:55:02 9 Allan Browne 0:55:38 10 Tim Renton 0:56:12 11 Steve Fotherby 0:56:47 12 Alan Verry 0:56:54 13 Natalie Rouse 0:57:00 14 Sarah Beaumont 0:58:02 15 John & Suzanne 0:58:30 16 Malcolm Glenny 1:02:15 17 Fiona Giles 1:03:16 18 Craig Pearce 1:05:52 19 Pluto 1:06:17 20 D Curry 1:06:35 21 Marijke Currie 1:06:40 22 Ineke Currie 1:07:00 23 Anne Humphrey 1:07:34 24 Mark Kelleher 1:08:04 25 Alex Weir 1:08:08 26 Jonathan Fraser 1:10:00 27 Norm Davis 1:10:00 28 Wayne Munro 1:12:55 29 Sharon Osman 1:18:42 30 Robert Glenny 1:26:00 31 J & D 1:34:40 32 Joanne Mahe 1:42:00 33 Rae Powell Finished
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1 Mark Hodgson 0:22:05 2 Matt Mortimer 0:24:05 3 Thomas Goodman 0:26:38 4 Jane Adams 0:26:45 5 D Street 0:28:00 6 Keith Adams 0:29:05 7 Janie & Dawie 0:29:10 8 Paul & Nichola Tweedie 0:33:00 9 Bruce & Moz Cassey 0:33:00 10 S & D O'Shea 0:33:02 11 M Andrews 0:33:15 12 Natasha Cooper & Liza Slako 0:35:00 13 Catherine 0:37:41 14 Ralph King 0:38:46 15 Hamilton's 0:39:03 16 Lisa Brooks 0:39:58 17 Michael Jager 0:41:06 18 Adele & Craig Forster 0:42:09 19 Malvena Wise 0:42:32 20 David Fern 0:49:45 21 Mike Ballantyne 0:49:47 22 Rae Fern 0:49:55 23 Michael Glenny 0:51:51 24 J Andrew 0:58:33 25 Jackie Harsant 1:01:43 26 Chris Taylor 1:01:43 27 Marian Naish 1:01:43 28 Helen Glenny 1:07:45 29 Claire McGowan 1:10:00 30 Gina Priestley 1:10:00 31 Lydia Shaw 1:39:33 32 Sophie Renton 1:39:33
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1 Michael Glenny 0:15:28 2 Cecilia Lee 0:22:11 3 Alison Sydenham 0:26:00 4 Harrison Melrose-Allen 0:32:40 5 Meg Sydenham 0:38:00 6 Victoria Bell 0:39:20 7 Alex Bennett 0:53:45
Up to the Top
1 Jill Dalton 410 2 Alan Janes 400 3 Mark Roberts 300 4 Martin 270 5 Leon McGivern -10