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Pressure Building in O-Max

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 29 November 2007, 8:55 PM  
With four out of six O-Max events run in Wellington and the Hutt Valley, a single point separates the top two in both mens and womens categories.

Ross Morrison leads Bryn Davies and Lizzie Ingham leads Piret Klade. The worst two events are dropped from the simple place-based formula, so it now becomes a matter of improving on those worst placings.

O-Max is a series of sprint races in which butterfly loops allow at least four runners to start at once. But over ten years, innovative course designers have set loops within loops, any-order controls, optional controls, dummy controls, the shape often suggested by the city venues used. This weeks race had a control in the sea.

Tim Robertson has already cleaned up the schoolboy class, and Laura (just named in the interim JWOC squad) is sure to take the girls. Their father John is leading the vets. Next week's race is in the concrete jungle of Massey's Wellington campus and Wgtn High school; the final will be in the actual jungle at Thunderball Adventure Games.

Show Profile  addison Posted: 30 November 2007, 6:58 AM  
Would be ideal for the News section Michael.

Show Profile  AlanHorn Posted: 30 November 2007, 7:03 AM  
Bring your SI chips for the next omax.

and a reminder - parking is now in the Wellington HS carpark, off Taranaki St.

Show Profile  dam Posted: 30 November 2007, 11:23 AM  
where is the interim jwoc squad posted, michael?

Show Profile  AlanHorn Posted: 30 November 2007, 11:56 AM  
it came out as an email to clubs - here tis

The Interim Squad for JWOC 2008 is:
Claire Dinsdale Wellington OC
Rachel Goodwin Hawkes Bay OC
Lizzie Ingham Wellington OC
Greta Knarston Counties Manukau OC
Kate Morrison Hawkes Bay OC
Nicola Peat Counties Manukau OC
Kate Rea Counties Manukau OC
Laura Robertson Orienteering Hutt Valley
Angela Simpson Rotorua OC
Georgia Whitla Peninsula & Plains Orienteers

Simon Jager Auckland OC
Scott McDonald Hawkes Bay OC
Ciaran Murphy Counties Manukau OC
Andrew Peat Counties Manukau OC
Thomas Reynolds North West OC
Jack Vincent Hawkes Bay OC

Members of the interim squad are required to confirm their availability for selection and trials with the Convenor of Selectors, Jeff Greenwood, by 15 January 2008.
A trial will be held during the Waitangi Summer Carnival, 2-10 February 2008, for team selection. The trial events are as follows:
4/2/08 Sprint, Waikato University
6/2/08 CD Long Champs, Aramiro
9/2/08 Middle Distance, Woodhill

Triallists should compete in M/W20E in all the trial events. The final JWOC team will be selected by 28 February.

Jeff Greenwood
Convenor of Selectors

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 30 November 2007, 12:13 PM  
News - as I see it should have a standard of writing and checking. I just wanted to bang something out.

Show Profile  addison Posted: 30 November 2007, 3:08 PM  
Well sure a forum is a place for this sort of stuff, if there wasn't a news section. That was banged out Michael and of quality for news, you have posted it as a news article basically so why not post it under news?

News will only work if people are willing to post it. Everyone enjoys having it back and reading articles. Lets just all make a conscious effort to supply the news!

Show Profile  Neil K Posted: 1 December 2007, 8:19 AM  
How about this rule of thumb Simon. News for news page. Public Forums for public forum page. Website adminstration winges for personal email.

Show Profile  rossmnfg Posted: 3 December 2007, 6:46 AM  

Show Profile  AndrewT Posted: 3 December 2007, 11:25 AM  
are SI cards compulsory for this Massey event Alan?

Show Profile  AlanHorn Posted: 3 December 2007, 12:11 PM  
Re are SI cards compulsory for this Massey event Alan?

No - but it makes life easier at the Finish.
We'll loan you a freebie

Show Profile  stu barr Posted: 4 December 2007, 11:18 AM  
how many spares do you have Alan?

i'm still stuck in the clipcard days...

Show Profile  AlanHorn Posted: 4 December 2007, 11:58 AM  
the club has 80 for on the day usage and another 20 or so to sell

Show Profile  AndrewT Posted: 5 December 2007, 1:35 PM  
##We'll loan you a freebie ##

Cool, see you tonight all things going to plan

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 6 December 2007, 3:06 PM  
Ross and Lizzie won last night, but Bryn could still equal, and Piret could conceivably pass, at next week's final. Further down is a tight battle between Andrew Thompson and Stu Barr.

The final is in the jungle of Thunderball Adventure Games, as used for the Superseries round in April. See Routegadget, but don't expect all the tires and drums to be in their former positions:-))

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 13 December 2007, 7:44 PM  
After split loops in the jungle maze and the rubber dunes, and a common loop outside the paintball area, Piret was 30m behind Lizzie going into the steel boulder field. Within sight of the finish runners had to visit the 6 controls (easily seen but positions not marked on the map) and punch in the square according to the control code. So it was possible to catch, but Lizzie was cleanest, and took the womens title.

And Bryn was AHEAD of Ross at the same stage, and beat him by all of two seconds. But Ross won the series because of an interesting circumstance. Gosh I'm hungry, back later...

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