It was forecast to rain this evening but it came too early. We hoped we could get the event over before it got properly started. However it was great to see some many come and run tonight and disregard the weather. It was quite warm and so most found it pleasant. It was particularly that we had some new comers along in the less than ideal weather conditions. To those who are new - it will be better most O days in the rest of the summer.
We suddenly realised this morning that we were going to find it hard to be completely organised on time for the start and so put in an urgent call to Andy for some help. He was very busy today but offered an hour just at the vital setting up time. He did his bit and was wanting to dash off to his next engagement but the car wouldn't start. Not much reward for a good Samaritan. After many attempts it was realised the it was the vehicles security system that was causing the problem and the little switch had a flat battery. Andy was hours late leaving but the borrowed Mercedes stayed the night at the start!!
Next week the event is on Self's Farm on Wednesday the 1st of December. This is rather different from our park maps - a real farm on a volcanic crater. To get there make your way to Massey Road in Mangere (either by the new south western motorway or by one of the many other routes) and then to Tidal Rd which runs parallel (on the west) of the South Western motorway. You can't miss us then - we'll start just near the left bend where the road crosses the motorway. An apology already for this event - no toilets available - sorry. (We'll try to let you know when this situation arises. We're sorry we couldn't be more helpful today.)
The week after is on One Tree Hill and here our setter, a younger member of the Auckland Club, Douglas Kwan is planning a new fun course (as well as the usual ones). He is organising a micrO - this can be done against a single opponent or more fun is a team of two against another team of two. More details next week - but put the date in your diary - 9th December - a Thursday.
Have a great week end all those going down to Rotorua - you'll all enjoy the two maps. A newcomer to todays event was Pam James (a representative O'er from overseas) who would love to go down to the event but needs transport. If anyone can help Pam could they please call her at Martin Girling's place 276 4849.
Joanna & Alistair Stewart
(ph 575 5695)
Course 1 7.7 kms
1 Mark Lawson 0:47:38 2 Michal Glowacki 0:50:21 3 Dave Crofts 0:56:37 4 Rob Crawford 0:58:30 5 Phil Washbourn 0:58:47 6 Adrian Skinner 1:01:02 7 Stig Berge 1:01:30 8 Pam James 1:03:22 9 Douglas Kwan 1:04:53 10 Rudy Hlawatsch 1:06:05 11 Malcolm Stoney 1:07:25 12 Tony Cooper 1:23:35 13 Jeff Greenwood 1:28:20
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1 Brent Edwards 0:34:53 2 Dave Middleton 0:42:50 3 Craig Miller 0:44:21 4 Melissa Edwards 0:44:33 5 Kevin Jose 0:48:17 6 Daniel Martin 0:52:54 7 Russell Howard 0:55:58 8 R Williams 0:56:20 9 Allan Janes 0:57:00 10 Tim Renton 0:58:16 11 Trent Miller 0:58:26 12 Brian Johnston 0:59:35 13 Debi Pyle 0:59:57 14 Craig Pearce 1:01:26 15 Sarah Painter 1:03:39 16 Katharina Berge 1:03:40 17 Mark Kelleher 1:05:20 18 Greg Dawson 1:09:41 19 Mervyn Paitry 1:12:12 20 Philip Muller 1:14:00 21 Bert Chapman 1:15:55 22 Joep Smeele 1:23:00
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1 Fliss Anderson 0:23:02 2 Fi Monks 0:23:02 3 Grimur 0:26:56 4 Tracey Mossman 0:27:00 5 Bruce Walker 0:27:00 6 Richard Butcher 0:28:28 7 Simon Martin 0:29:50 8 Mark Hodgson 0:31:11 9 Carey Hoggins 0:34:00 10 Philip Renton 0:34:06 11 Janice Sanders 0:34:30 12 Moz, Cindy & Bruce 0:35:16 13 Clive Delves 0:37:00 14 Antoine Deane 0:37:13 15 Cheryl Lyou 0:37:58 16 Tom Clendon 0:41:36 17 Catherine Price 0:43:58 18 Ray Palmer 0:45:53 19 Edwina Goodale 0:49:00 20 Glenda Roberts 0:49:00 21 Robyn Howard 0:51:19 22 J Frazer 0:55:00 23 J Pringle 0:55:00 24 Ken Green 0:57:00
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1 Bruce Walker 0:12:00 2 Ray Palmer 0:17:10 3 Tracy Mossman 0:18:00 4 Leah Teeboon 0:19:50 5 Melvina Wise 0:27:11 6 Jonathon Henry 0:27:30 7 Kate Rosie 0:28:00 8 Emma Webb Retired