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Summer Series Results from Western Springs
February 17, 2004

Results from courses:   Zero  One   Two   Three   Four

Despite the threat of rain it never came and we had a great evening. The numbers were really up – helped lots by all the guide and scout groups. Western Springs is one of our favourite maps, especially because of the beautiful but very tricky area near the start finish area. We hope you enjoyed being there as much as the organisers enjoyed being there to plan the courses. A very big thank you to Pete Swanson for his efforts to get good courses. He achieved most interesting route choice – the main objective of the Summer Series course setters. You may know that most Wellingtonians couldn’t get to work yesterday because of the weather, Pete did though and by flying from Auckland – the roughest flight he’s ever had!!!

***SATURDAY – NIGHT orienteering. ***
This Saturday evening there is night orienteering at Ambury Park – come off the SW motorway at the first exit across the Manukau Harbour bridge and then follow the signs to the event. You will need a COMPASS and a TORCH. As different from night orienteering on One Tree Hill there is little contour and so a compass is much more important and it can be darker being a bit further out of the city. We can lend you a compass if you don’t have one. Starts are from 8:30pm for course 3 and 9pm for courses 1 & 2. Remember you can camp the night too – Ring the ARC on 3662000 (option 2) to organise this. $5/adult and $2 for 18 and under (- $6 if you arrange it with the ranger at the park on the night).

ROGAINE
On 6/7 March 2004, the Green Coast 2004 NZ Rogaining Championships will be held at Wairamarama, near Port Waikato, Auckland South.  There will be approximately 70 checkpoints spread across 160 square kilometres.  Teams of between 2-5 persons will have 24 hours (with separate 16-hour and 6-hour options also available) to navigate on foot to as many checkpoints as possible.  You don’t have to keep going for all that time to compete, however. Everyone is welcome to come along and take part, coming back whenever you have had enough – it is not only for the guns – those doing it somewhat less competitively are also encouraged to come along and join in the fun. Registration for the event is now open. Info sheet and entry form available at http://auckoc.tripod.com and at each of the Summer Series events. Entries close on March 1.

Mountain bike Orienteering
Sat  Feb 21
    Riverhead Forest, Ararimu Valley Rd.    11 am  First start, 12.30 pm Last start. Course closure 3 pm. Three courses will be offered. Pre entry requested.
Details on the North West orienteering website (www.geocities.com/nwocnz ) or if you have any enquiries, email Christina on ChrisR@winaggs.co.nz or call Rob Garden 09 420-2849.

Advance notice
Counties Manukau will be offering a series of promotional events from March till May, with the first on March 7 at Totara Park – collect a programme from the stand at the Summer Series or watch for more information in future emails.

Next week’s Summer Series is on 25th February - the first of the WEDNESDAY events for 2004 on Craigavon near Blockhouse Bay. The event centre will be off Connaught St which goes off Portage Rd. This is a delightful bit of coast that you may never have been to previously.

We have results from three events. There are tonight’s results below and also results from the promotional event held on Pot Luck in Woodhill Forest last Sunday (15th) and also results from the night event held last Thursday(12th) evening. We were sent an informative commentary by the controller for the event at Pot Luck but, very unfortunately, we don’t have that available to send out now. We’ll include John Powell’s comments in next weeks email.

The night orienteering event on One Tree Hill was a great success. The rain that threatened never eventuated and the evening was just great. It was most exciting watching the little white lights bobbing about all over the hill. Because of the low cloud there was lots of reflected light and the powerful headlamps owned by some were not essential. Quite a few found running with no light the best way to travel – for some of their course. There were some great times showing that night orienteering can be as simple as daylight orienteering. There was a really exciting atmosphere as everyone prepared to head out into the dark and then reappeared to relate their experiences. If you did not make it to this event, do try to come along this Saturday night to Ambury Park. This will be our last night event in the Summer Series, and for the club members who will be heading off in mid March to the annual night relay champs in Taupo, a great opportunity to get in some practice.

If you have been thinking you would join a club but have just not got around to it then now is a great time to join the Auckland club as we are offering free running at the rest of the Summer Seies (including the night event) if you join up before the end of the season ($65 adults, $40 students, $90 family)


Course 0         10.1 km
   1 Dave Crofts               1:05:44                    
   2 Tim Renton                1:08:07                    
   3 Gus Grey                  1:17:42                    

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Course 1         6.7 km

   1 Stu Barr                  0:36:28                    
   2 Jeff Greenwood            0:42:33                    
   3 Martin Peat               0:44:43                    
   4 Dave Stewart              0:46:28                    
   5 Guy Cory-Wright           0:47:44                    
   6 Tania Robinson            0:49:50                    
   7 Thomas Reynolds   WBHS    0:50:54                    
   8 Matthias Merkli           0:52:56                    
   9 Terje Moen                0:55:31                    
  10 Claude                    0:56:27                    
  11 Phil White                0:57:17                    
  12 Lach                      0:58:30                    
  13 R Ambler                  1:00:52                    
  14 Wayne Erb                 1:02:02                    
  15 Fiona McBride             1:08:00                    
  16 Mark Wilson               1:17:20                    
  17 Terence Beeton    WBHS    1:22:00                    
  18 Brian Johnston            1:25:00                    
  19 Alan McPherson            1:27:00                    
  20 Bruce Lydiard             1:37:00                    
  21 Joon Ha    WBHS           1:41:01                    
  22 Allan Janes               DNF                        
  23 Les Paver                 DNF                        

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Course 2         4.9 km

   1 Shaun Collins             0:30:37                    
   2 Simon Jager    Mt Roskill 0:32:12                    
   3 Robert                   
     Longuet-Higgens       AGS 0:37:30                 
   4 Graham Frith              0:38:56                    
   5 Shane Blackett            0:39:02                    
   6 Richard Kestle            0:40:13                    
   7 Charles Boon   AGS        0:41:00                    
   8 Shane McQuoid             0:41:30                    
   9 Bruce Peat                0:41:43                    
  10 M@ Crozier                0:42:31                    
  11 Melissa Edwards           0:42:53                    
  12 Martin Freeman            0:43:37                    
  13 Andrew Riddell   AGS      0:44:00                    
  14 Ra & Helen                0:44:00                    
  15 Darren Gosse              0:44:17                    
  16 Mike Beveridge            0:47:21                    
  17 A Peat   Kings            0:47:30                    
  18 Mike & Mary-Pat           0:47:57                    
  19 J Bull    AGS             0:48:00                    
  20 Vic Fitzpatrick           0:48:00                    
  21 Antoinette Maulder        0:48:33                    
  22 Nick Monteith             0:48:35                    
  23 John Robinson             0:49:00                    
  24 Alastair Long      Howick 0:49:43                    
  25 H Webb      AGS           0:50:02                    
  26 S Foster                  0:51:38                    
  27 Matthew Ng-Wai Shing      0:51:42                    
  28 Di Michels                0:51:48                    
  29 Leo Cheng                 0:51:49                    
  30 Craig Pearce              0:52:37                    
  31 D Allen      AGS          0:53:00                    
  32 Tony & Judith             0:53:21                    
  33 Peter Ruygrok             0:54:08                    
  34 Christina Renhart         0:55:16                    
  35 Megan                     0:56:38                    
  36 Gary Farquhar             0:57:39                    
  37 Gareth Barton    AGS      0:57:54                    
  38 Richard Thorpe            0:59:20                    
  39 Phipps     AGS            0:59:50                    
  40 CKB Family                1:00:00                    
  41 Geoff & Richard           1:00:50                    
  42 Craig Gardner   Howick    1:02:00                    
  43 Peter Godfrey             1:02:03                    
  44 Miles Paver               1:02:05                    
  45 Irene Smirnova            1:02:07                    
  46 Neville Jeans             1:05:00                    
  47 Alison Comer              1:06:06                    
  48 M Paitry                  1:06:50                    
  49 Hannah Linkhorn    St    
     Cuths                     1:08:00                 
  50 Carly & Ben               1:13:00                    
  51 Maaihe van de Van         1:13:00                    
  52 Catherine                 1:15:58                    
  53 Anon                      1:16:00                    
  54 Jan van de Ven            1:17:30                    
  55 Nissanka Goonetilleke    
     (Sudney's)                1:21:00                 
  56 Bruce Pamatatan          
     (Sudney's)                1:21:00                 
  57 Thelma H                  1:25:00                    
  58 Paula & Asta              1:25:05                    
  59 Ann Jeans                 1:26:00                    
  60 Cambell Jeans             1:26:35                    
  61 Reuben Wilson             1:28:00                    
  62 Raj Selvaratnam           1:33:00                    

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Course 3            3.0 km

   1 Paul Frith                0:12:10                    
   2 Adam Phipps     AGS       0:21:42                    
   3 Jordan Hills      AGS     0:24:00                    
   4 Toby Scott    Glendowie  
     Coll                      0:25:00                 
   5 James Kuegler   Kings     0:25:25                    
   6 Dan Scott    AGS          0:25:30                    
   7 Sam Henry  Kings          0:25:35                    
   8 Stephen Kestle            0:26:03                    
   9 Shaun Spiers   AGS        0:26:40                    
  10 Jennifer Trinick          0:27:20                    
  11 Mark Sim-Smith            0:27:24                    
  12 Mary Wadsworth            0:27:27                    
  13 Martin Spencer   Kings    0:27:30                    
  14 Michael Jager             0:28:03                    
  15 Jane Adams                0:28:40                    
  16 Imogen Scott             
     Glendowie College         0:28:40                 
  17 Keith Adams               0:28:50                    
  18 Scott Earson   AGS        0:29:00                    
  19 Bruce Cassey              0:29:20                    
  20 Jill Dalton               0:30:00                    
  21 Finlay Wilkinson  AGS     0:30:39                    
  22 Gene Beveridge            0:30:42                    
  23 Mark Paton                0:30:58                    
  24 Andy Nicholls & Amanda   
     Dear   Howick             0:31:30                 
  25 Levent Okray    AGS       0:32:00                    
  26 Sean McCarthy             0:33:00                    
  27 Val Robinson              0:33:08                    
  28 Alistair Beeton   WBHS    0:35:44                    
  29 Kathy Farquhar            0:35:48                    
  30 Nick Hannan    AGS        0:36:00                    
  31 Benedict Turnwald   AGS   0:37:00                    
  32 Anon   EGGS               0:38:00                    
  33 David & Katie Andrews     0:38:00                    
  34 Tyler Casey               0:38:08                    
  35 Rose Murphy   St Cuths    0:38:15                    
  36 Nicola Joans              0:39:00                    
  37 Bruce Keegan              0:39:00                    
  38 Lionel Collot   Howick    0:39:00                    
  39 Sandra Moelbert   Howick  0:39:00                    
  40 Purri  Cavell Guides      0:39:12                    
  41 Alina Smirnova   EGGS     0:40:30                    
  42 Ashton Hyde   AGS         0:41:00                    
  43 C Landels                 0:41:30                    
  44 Thomas Stolberger         0:41:45                    
  45 Jared Booyers   Howick    0:42:00                    
  46 Yukari & Satomi           0:42:00                    
  47 Shaun & Geoff Lomax       0:43:00                    
  48 Rata Patrol Cavell Guides 0:43:05                    
  49 Hannah Thompson   St     
     Cuths                     0:43:12                 
  50 Katherine Evelyn   St    
     Cuths                     0:44:46                 
  51 Liz P & Ross              0:44:50                    
  52 Matthew Ogden             0:44:55                    
  53 Kate Smirnova             0:45:31                    
  54 Shaun Taylor              0:46:05                    
  55 Shratu                    0:46:13                    
  56 Alex Seymour    AGS       0:46:22                    
  57 B Thompsom                0:47:30                    
  58 V Leigh                   0:48:20                    
  59 Richard Barron            0:49:00                    
  60 Bob Lindop                0:49:00                    
  61 Anon                      0:49:00                    
  62 Katherine Reynolds       
     Mt Albert                 0:49:20                 
  63 Chris & Jessica           0:50:00                    
  64 Alex Weir                 0:50:00                    
  65 Ben & Merryn Ng-Wai Shing 0:50:38                    
  66 Lydia                     0:52:00                    
  67 R Bennett                 0:53:00                    
  68 Shane McNeill     WBHS    0:55:27                    
  69 Maggie                    0:56:13                    
  70 Scott W Smith   AGS       0:57:00                    
  71 Clare Johnston            1:02:00                    
  72 Gay Ambler                1:05:00                    
  73 Marion Gray               1:06:00