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Summer Series Results from Waiatarua Reserve
February 20, 2002
Results from courses: Park  One  Two  Three  Four

The weather sure makes a difference – to everyone. It makes it so much more pleasant for you to run round the courses and it means we need lots of maps and we got caught short tonight – not by too much but it is very frustrating not to have clean new maps for everyone. However, with good cooperation from early finishers we made sure everyone who wanted a map got one. Thank you to those who handed over their map after their run.

Thanks very much to Scott Vennell who set the event today and did much of the running round. There were lots of very complimentary remarks about the courses and the map. Many knew there was something in behind those trees but had never been in to see.

It was a night of car problems. Firstly we ran out of petrol on the way to the event – luckily Scott was doing such a good job we hope you didn’t notice any delays at the beginning. There was a flat battery and a set of lost keys too. However, the lost keys were to a car that contained the keys of two other cars, and the car with the lost keys had special locks and so the final solution was, even after being opened by the AA, had to be towed home to await a locksmith.

While putting out the road signs this evening a flash sports car drove up and parked close by. The driver got out and walked over and asked what I was doing, a rhetorical question because he then told me it was stupid to be putting up direction signs for an ‘orienteering’ event. After a bit more ridicule he got back into his car, did a U turn and sped away up the road. It takes all sorts but I was surprised this fellow actually got out of his car to make his joke.

A few course 1 and 2 orienteers tonight came back somewhat coated in the remnants of what was once Lake Waiatarua  - the lake is somewhat stale now!! Scott had marked a nice dry crossing point for them but some were going too fast to notice it on the ground or map – suspect the shower was in order as soon as they got home!

With only 3 more events left before the end of the Summer Series season, next week will be the last of the Park O sprints that many of out elites have been running at great speed. We will make an effort to have this one quite different from course 1 or 2 so it would be good if we could have a good number for this last one – you can do your long course as well. It is also the first of the Auckland Secondary Schools competitions so if you are at a secondary school and have heard nothing then ask your sports coordinator about it.

The North West club offers you a great weekend of orienteering.  Two day events and one night event on 2 & 3 March.  Don't waste time travelling, join the fun and camp overnight, next to the cabin at Slater Road.
Event 1 - Wounded Knee - 6 courses to choose from. A chance to sharpen up your forest orienteering skills. Full body cover recommended.
Starts from 3:00 - 4:30pm
Event fees: Senior $11; Junior/65+ $9; Family $22 ++plus++ Carter Holt Harvey levy (CHH) of $3 per head
Directions - signposted from Parakai, drive 35 minutes north along South Head Road.

Event 2 - Slater Road Night O - courses for all levels. Great training for those going to the Katoa Po relays or just lots of fun.
Starts from 8:00pm.  Don't forget to bring your headlamps and torches, full body cover recommended.
Event fees - Senior $5; Junior/65+ $3; Family $13. But if you are in for all three events then for this event the fee is Senior $3; Junior/65+ $1; Family $7.
Directions - Access through 45 Slater Road. 25 minutes north of Parakai. For those camping overnight - toilets provided otherwise be self sufficient.

Event 3 - Kaipara Knolls - 6 courses to choose from.  Another chance to  practice before the Score series and the Nationals.
Starts from 10am - 12 midday
Event fees - Senior $11;  Junior/65+ $9;   Family $22 plus CHH $3 per head;
Directions - signposted from Parakai, drive 35 minutes north along South Head Road.

Total fees for the weekend if you are in for all the events are Senior $25; Junior/+65 $19; Family $51 plus CHH fees of $3/person per daylight event. (Junior is under 21).

The Summer Series next week is on the Unitec Campus at Carrington. Enter off Carrington Rd, Mt Albert, through gate 3. This event is again on Wednesday – the 27th Feb.
 


Park Race         2.7 kms 
   1 Shaun Collins             0:14:59                    
   2 Jane Simmonds             0:47:32                    
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Course 1         7.1 kms 

   1 Darren Ashmore            0:37:24                    
   2 Mark Lawson               0:39:17                    
   3 David Stewart             0:39:44                    
   4 Mike                      0:40:31                    
   5 Shaun Collins             0:40:33                    
   6 Dave Crofts               0:45:05                    
   7 Fraser Mills              0:45:26                    
   8 Neil Kerrison             0:46:59                    
   9 Rudy Hlawatsch            0:49:03                    
  10 Adrian Skinner            0:49:57                    
  11 Tim Renton                0:52:23                    
  12 Roel Michels              0:52:56                    
  13 Phil White                0:53:46                    
  14 Madeleine Collins         0:54:34                    
  15 Natalie Rouse             0:55:04                    
  16 Melissa Edwards           0:57:17                    
  17 Malin Danielsson          0:59:52                    
  18 Guy Cory-Wright           1:01:04                    
  19 Craig Pearce              1:02:31                    
  20 Brian Johnston            1:06:44                    
  21 Malcolm Gawn              1:12:15                    
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Course 2         4.3 kms 

   1 Mark Roberts              0:33:15                    
   2 Ian Sydenham              0:33:39                    
   3 Dave Middleton            0:34:19                    
   4 Grant Unkovich            0:34:42                    
   5 Allan Janes               0:35:34                    
   6 M@ Crozier                0:36:10                    
   7 Pete Swanson              0:36:20                    
   8 Craig Miller              0:36:36                    
   9 Scott Patterson           0:36:46                    
  10 Simon Jager               0:37:24                    
  11 Norm Jager                0:37:25                    
  12 Andrea McDiarmid          0:37:27                    
  13 Ben Balmforth             0:37:42                    
  14 Shane Blackett            0:37:55                    
  15 Richard Christie          0:38:44                    
  16 Daniel Martin             0:39:20                    
  17 Simon Thorpe              0:40:01                    
  18 David & Phil Creagh       0:40:14                    
  19 Richard Kestle            0:40:15                    
  20 Alan Verry                0:41:18                    
  21 Matthew Andrews           0:41:44                    
  22 Antoinette Maulder        0:43:10                    
  23 Tony Cooper               0:45:09                    
  24 Suzanne & John            0:46:35                    
  25 Peter Godfrey             0:49:15                    
  26 Russell Howard            0:49:29                    
  27 Les Paver                 0:49:44                    
  28 Daniel Street             0:50:05                    
  29 Lyn Stanton               0:50:48                    
  30 Iryna Smirnova            0:51:03                    
  31 Nicholas Oram             0:52:00                    
  32 Joanna Fitch              0:52:04                    
  33 Dominic Scheirlinck       0:52:12                    
  34 Q Ball                    0:53:00                    
  35 Graham Brown              0:53:09                    
  36 Mark & Lucy               0:54:00                    
  37 Steve Fotherby            0:54:15                    
  38 Nicola Kinzett            0:54:56                    
  39 Vanessa Cammell           0:56:26                    
  40 Rowan Cammell             0:56:39                    
  41 P & R Wakeman             0:56:46                    
  42 Malvina Wise              0:58:06                    
  43 BK & SC                   0:58:15                    
  44 Bert Chapman              0:59:37                    
  45 Catherine Price           1:04:21                    
  46 James Jelicich            1:13:58                    
  47 Lab Rats 1                1:14:00                    
  48 Justin Graham             1:27:53                    
  49 Nicholas Graham           1:29:30                    
  50 R Bennett                 1:43:00                    
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Course 3         3.3 kms 

   1 Phil White                0:25:21                    
   2 Mary-Pat & Mike           0:29:05                    
   3 Paul & Michelle Kemp      0:33:18                    
   4 Lisa Roberts              0:33:23                    
   5 Robert Longuet-Higgins    0:33:31                    
   6 Michael Jager             0:34:21                    
   7 Reece Harrison            0:35:19                    
   8 Becca & Trina             0:36:33                    
   9 Mary Wadsworth            0:36:46                    
  10 Rosie Hewlett             0:36:48                    
  11 Kathy Farquhar            0:36:51                    
  12 Anne Mortimer             0:37:00                    
  13 Gary Farquhar             0:37:53                    
  14 Bruce & Moz               0:38:00                    
  15 Keith Adams               0:38:04                    
  16 Rex Harrison              0:39:00                    
  17 Des                       0:40:00                    
  18 Ben Trengrove             0:40:05                    
  19 Rob                       0:40:35                    
  20 H Webb                    0:41:28                    
  21 S & D O'Shea              0:41:33                    
  22 Smirnova Alina            0:44:34                    
  23 Adams, Peat               0:46:18                    
  24 Sandy McGivern            0:46:30                    
  25 Hills                     0:47:00                    
  26 Vordan-Hills              0:47:00                    
  27 Alex McCormick            0:48:20                    
  28 Knarston                  0:48:37                    
  29 Pearson & George          0:49:00                    
  30 Rob Cattley               0:49:09                    
  31 Simon Cattley             0:49:09                    
  32 Walton                    0:51:30                    
  33 Pete Smith & Ali Colman   0:52:00                    
  34 D & D Greenwood           0:53:40                    
  35 Marie F                   0:54:00                    
  36 Barton                    0:55:42                    
  37 Mayan                     0:57:00                    
  38 Nicole Moorhouse          0:58:00                    
  39 Alison & Joy Batty        0:58:32                    
  40 Allen                     1:00:00                    
  41 King                      1:03:40                    
  42 Tom & Bruce               1:04:00                    
  43 Bex & Smash               1:05:24                    
  44 OI Woods                  1:07:00                    
  45 Lab Rats 2                1:11:00                    
  46 Z Downey                  1:12:40                    
  47 Law                       1:15:00                    
  48 Zhou-Park                 1:19:00                    
  49 Anon                      1:25:00                    
  50 R Copeland                1:25:30                    
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Course 4         2.2 kms 

   1 Dave Milner               0:23:07                    
   2 Daniel Bowler             0:33:00                    
   3 Jennifer & Jesse          0:35:00                    
   4 Kate Smirnova             0:35:48                    
   5 David Gospord             0:36:06                    
   6 Joon Ha                   0:36:37                    
   7 Matthew Ng-Wai Shing      0:38:02                    
   8 Daniel Wickman            0:40:03                    
   9 Hayden-M.B                0:45:05                    
  10 Robyn Howard              0:51:35                    
  11 Andrem & Milly            0:51:56                    
  12 Rebecca Cleary            0:52:50                    
  13 Charlotte Miller          0:52:50                    
  14 Charlotte Edblowes        0:52:50                    
  15 Elizabeth Bond            0:52:50                    
  16 Andrew & Graham           0:55:00                    
  17 Alex Bennett              0:59:00                    
  18 Meghan Williams           1:05:00                    
  19 Sophie M                  1:14:20                    
  20 Kate Allen                1:14:20                    
  21 Terence Beeton            no time                    
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