A great new map, great courses set by Steve Oram, a wonderful evening and all you beautiful people - that made it a super evening. A guess, but one using all the info we have, is that there were about 300 people there tonight. The results only give us an approximate guide as there are many groups going round. Also map sales give us a guide but some of the guides, brownies and scouts don't take maps. However, it doesn't matter how many of you there were there, it was a great evening. Courses 1 & 2 were a challenge, like you were told it would be, and those that did them loved it. Even if the bit along the cliff area was rather testing. Did you know that there are 143 steps up from the last control of the cliffs to the road. No wonder you felt a bit wobbly at the top. Those that couldn't find SU on course 1 - shame on you - it was there, well nearly there - just 20 metres away without its paper flag and lying down behind a tree - two orienteers out late found it so what were the rest of you doing???
With the considerable range of times on course 3 this obviously presented lots of you with a real challenge - we hope you enjoyed it. The whole area was just a little bit more of a challenge than we have had recently. Our thanks go to Mark Roberts for preparing this great new map for us all and for controlling tonight's event.
This weekend is OY1 - the first of the major local events. OY stands for Orienteer of the Year and the 1 says it is the first of 9 events. You are all welcome to come along. The competition is only for club members but that doesn't stop anyone running. The OY competition is sorted out when all the clip cards are in and has no effect on the running of the event. The style is a bit different when compared to the summer series style and if you don't know what to do ask at the campermatic - yes the campermatic will be the same. We'd love to see you all come along. Starts are between 10:00 and 12:30 this Sunday (the 12th) on a map we call Beautiful Hills. If you have a good run you'll agree with the name but if you get lost in the native then you'll wonder at where such a name could come from. This can be a tricky map so don't get fooled into doing a course beyond your experience. Do one you can manage and get the great satisfaction of having done well. Ask if you want advice. You find the area by travelling out west on State Highway 16, passed Waimakau and then turning into Woodhill Forest at the Forest Headquarters. There will be at least one (I hope very prominent) signs showing you when to branch off SH16. If you miss the sign and start getting near Helensville turn round and try from the other side. Once you head into the forest follow the signs and it is only a short distance to the start area.
Next summer series is the last of this summer (we're sad in many ways and very grateful in other ways). It is on One Tree Hill with the start area being near the Manukau Rd gates. It is also a Thursday event (the 16th). With the days becoming shorter we find the darkness creeping in earlier than it was in January - we suggest you try to get a start a little earlier than this week. Last year this last event (on the same map from this same start point) had nearly 350 competitors (another guess but it was awful because we had only 250 maps available) so be prepared. It is such a lovely park that everyone is keen to have a go. - Did you notice that we have recorded 77 results on course 3 tonight - that is 2 minutes more than could be managed during the official start period (5:30pm to 6:45 even if every one minute start spot was used) – wow that sure is a lot of you and it doesn't count those from whom we have no clipcard.
The coaching we have promised for so long is definitely taking place at the One Tree Hill event , round about 6.30pm. Come in time for a run first and then Darren Ashmore will take those of you who are interested aside and discuss with you the sort of techniques that will help you go error free round your courses in the forest - well it would be nice to think so - most of us are still trying to achieve that after many years of orienteering but then if we could master it there would be no challenge! Darren has represented New Zealand internationally for the last few years so he has a wealth of experience - he also teaches orienteering as a profession so you are in the very best of hands! If you have not put your name down but are still interested then please send an email or give us a ring.
Lost and Found - one pair of sunglasses and a rug and mat left in the campermatic. Still have a watch from Mt Richmond and a compass from pre Christmas.
Joanna & Alistair Stewart
Course 1 7.3 kms
1 Mark Lawson 0:51:25 2 David Stewart 0:58:47 3 Richard Speirs 1:04:31 4 Scott Vennell 1:08:17 5 Alistair Stewart 1:09:45 6 Tim Wright 1:10:01 7 Peter Andersson 1:11:25 missed 12 & 15 8 Douglas Kwan 1:12:42 9 Adrian Skinner 1:14:57 10 Paul Gilkison 1:15:24 11 Rudy Hlawatsch 1:18:03 12 Jeff Greenwood 1:22:22 13 Malcolm Stoney 1:24:25 14 Craig Pearce 1:53:07
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1 Stan Foster 1:03:53 2 Alan Verry 1:05:38 3 Phillippa Poole 1:09:34 4 Campbell Melrose-Allen 1:10:32 Auckland Grammar 5 Russell Williams 1:12:00 6 S Brill 1:16:24 Birkenhead 7 Russell Howard 1:16:27 8 Peter Godfrey 1:19:31 9 Sarah Pilgrim 1:20:17 10 Tim Renton 1:21:02 Auckland Grammar 11 A Slooten 1:23:24 Birkenhead 12 A Cross 1:24:00 13 S Drury 1:24:28 Birkenhead 14 Brian Johnston 1:25:29 15 K Ball 1:26:00 Birkenhead 16 Mark Hodgson 1:28:40 Auckland Grammar 17 Asta Wistrand 1:31:56 18 Nicola Kinzett 1:32:08 19 C Johnson 1:33:43 Birkenhead 20 D Smith 1:37:10 21 Alison Comer 1:38:37 22 K Park 1:39:55 Birkenhead 23 Andy Brewis 1:47:00 24 Martin Barber 1:52:00 25 John Murphy 1:59:45 26 Tony Cooper ? left early 27 Jonathan Fraser ? 28 J Murray dnf Birkenhead 29 Phillip Barber dnf
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1 Michael Jager 0:26:56 Lynfield College 2 Oliver van der Westhuysen 0:27:00 West Lake Boys 3 Brad Stephen 0:27:00 West Lake Boys 4 Bruce & Moz Cassey 0:28:35 5 Matthew Andrews 0:29:01 Auckland Grammar 6 David Mortimer 0:30:00 Auckland Grammar 7 J Papworth 0:30:26 Birkenhead 8 James Herbert 0:30:39 Auckland Grammar 9 Jasley McSaveney 0:30:57 10 Roger McSaveney 0:30:57 11 S Pavetovich 0:31:14 Birkenhead 12 J Drury 0:31:19 Birkenhead 13 A Raffills 0:31:40 Birkenhead 14 D Street 0:31:49 Auckland Grammar 15 Simon Jager 0:31:49 16 Chris Jager 0:31:54 17 Paul & Jan 0:32:02 18 Kieran O'Donnell 0:32:04 19 Thomas Goodman 0:32:25 Auckland Grammar 20 L Mitchell 0:32:28 Birkenhead 21 S Rountree-Williams 0:32:59 Auckland Grammar 22 L Jenkin 0:33:14 Birkenhead 23 E Johnson 0:33:39 Birkenhead 24 G Brown 0:34:01 Birkenhead 25 Lauren Dicks (Oratia Guides) 0:34:07 26 Maurice Purdie 0:34:40 27 Lorna Brant 0:35:00 28 Raewyn Bennett 0:35:10 29 Steve Venables 0:36:00 30 Chris Hickey (Oratia Air Scouts) 0:36:00 31 Leah Teeboon 0:36:00 32 N Amos 0:36:09 Birkenhead 33 Simon Coverdale 0:36:46 Auckland Grammar 34 Alison Batty 0:37:25 35 S & D O'Shea 0:37:37 36 Cam 0:37:52 Lynfield College 37 Hailey Morrison 0:38:50 Kelson Girls 38 Deana, Hayley & Leane (Blockhouse Bay Girl Guid 0:40:00 39 John & Clare Chapman 0:40:14 40 Lyn Ashmore 0:41:00 41 Simon Sueur (Oratia Air Scouts) 0:41:00 42 Malvina Wise 0:41:20 43 Shreen Dalton 0:41:25 44 Andrew Petty (Oratia Air Scouts) 0:42:00 45 Jill Brewis 0:42:14 46 K Furst 0:43:00 Birkenhead 47 A Canty 0:45:05 Birkenhead 48 Luka Dog 0:45:55 49 Robyn Howard 0:47:01 50 Bianca Godsnark (Iona Guides) 0:48:00 51 Emma & Joanna 0:48:00 52 Jane Admore 0:53:00 53 Amelia Power 0:53:00 54 Alice & Meliesha (Iona Guides) 0:53:36 55 Katie (Iona Guides) 0:53:36 56 Tim Verry (Oratia Air Scouts) 0:54:00 57 Louise Carr-Neil & Sarah Taggett 0:58:00 58 87th Guide Co (Takahe) 0:59:00 59 Louise Osborne 1:00:00 60 Kim, Janine, Rachel, Sally, Emmally, Meena (Re 1:01:00 61 Oliver Family 1:02:00 62 87th Guide Co 1:02:00 63 Aaron Jackson 1:04:00 64 Anon 1:05:00 65 Jason (Oratia Air Scouts) 1:05:00 66 Marilyn Bray 1:07:00 67 Jenny Bristow 1:07:00 68 32nd Girls Brigade Gp 1 1:08:00 69 Tipene Smith 1:09:00 70 ? Guides 1:10:00 71 Frances Smith 1:13:00 72 Joy Paxton 1:13:00 73 32nd Girls Brigade Gp 2 1:15:00 74 Anee's Patrol (Red Shield Guides) 1:15:00 75 85th Guides (Hoiho) 1:18:00 76 Monique (Hoiho patrol) 1:23:00 77 87th Guide Co. Kakapo 1:28:00
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1 Kyle Nevin 0:09:53 Auckland Grammar 2 Alan Chan 0:10:51 West Lake Boys 3 Andrew Young 0:11:09 West Lake Boys 4 J Carter 0:11:24 Birkenhead 5 P Edwards 0:11:27 Birkenhead 6 S Thompson 0:12:31 Birkenhead 7 J Gosling 0:12:43 Birkenhead 8 L Brill 0:13:43 Birkenhead 9 S Mathieson 0:13:43 Birkenhead 10 T Weston 0:14:43 Birkenhead 11 Rishie (Iona Guides) 0:17:00 12 Maurice Purdie 0:18:25 13 Harrison Melrose-Allen 0:18:33 14 Sarah Gilkison 0:21:35 15 Annita, Alex & Victoria 0:22:00 16 Kai Baker 0:22:00 17 Jonathan Coates 0:22:30 West Lake Boys 18 Alana Harris & Mahdi Goddard 0:22:49 Kelson Girls 19 Neve Baker 0:23:00 20 Sebastian Olsen 0:24:00 21 Beatrice Kunan & Rachel Clemento (Iona Guides) 0:25:00 22 S Bedwell 0:27:19 Birkenhead 23 D Tollemache 0:27:19 Birkenhead 24 Jonty Oram 0:29:31 25 A Coulter 0:35:17 Birkenhead 26 T Farrer 0:35:19 Birkenhead 27 Emma (Girls Brigade) Gp 3 0:39:00 28 E Coveny 0:40:16 Birkenhead 29 K Trigg 0:40:16 Birkenhead 30 Sarah Carr-Neil ?