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AK Champs Results

Show Profile  Martin Posted: 20 April 2008, 10:57 AM  
Middle distance: 142 competitors
Split times at:

Long Distance: 172 competitors
Split times at

Results will be on soon

Show Profile  pete s Posted: 21 April 2008, 2:09 PM  
Great event on two good maps - thanks CMOC! The Maramarua event was definitely better without the benefit of fences on the map - much more concentration was required rather than running flat out towards fences that you knew were there...both days were well set and great fun, so good job guys! :-)

Show Profile  ole codger Posted: 24 April 2008, 2:44 PM  
Thanks Pete. Mark had a great win.Shows he is probably NZ fitest orienteer at the moment at the age of 43?.Other notable runs was Lise win in the W21,starting to get consistant good results now and moving along at a good speed.Even with more top women there she would have placed high. Ross Brighouse beat Dave M. and Derek m. in the M50 in his first O event of the season.Pete S clash with Paul I. in the m40 turned out to be a non event with Paul not running because of an injury. Tricia's course setting was restricted because of lack of controls. The CMOC has only 72 course controls and with the white , yellow and orange courses taking up about 33 means that a more thoughtful personal approach to each of the red courses is restricted. Certainly all red courses could have had tricker short legs if we had 10 more controls. I did recommend that CMOC finance 140 controls so the club could hold a middle and long events, ho hum. Thanks to Jenny and Carsten for supporting the event and to Hanny for turning up and running .Once the rust wore off she showed her class, but Lise had spiked them all and gained a good early lead.

Show Profile  Greg Posted: 24 April 2008, 3:05 PM  
I think the fence debate was answered

I think it also showed that the average joe-bum does not want to travel to a (single)middle/long combo weekend. Just because one grade wants a middle does not mean all grades need to be a middle, and what ever happened to a middle/middle chasing start, they were great.

Wayne thats a big call on Mark with Ross,Chris and others not there (is Rob J still in Europe?), I think it showed more, how much faster you can go when thrashing it out head to head with someone else who is probably NZ fastest(foot speed) orienteer at the moment.

Show Profile  Paul I Posted: 25 April 2008, 2:34 AM  
On Rob J - now working in perth, he's getting some very good results in this Nav Dash series, wth a win and a second place. Looks like tomorrow is the next race.

Show Profile  Bryan Posted: 28 April 2008, 5:28 AM  
Numbers competing at Auckland champs in long distance:
(Fairly consistent but tracking slightly downwards)
2008 Apr: 172
2007 Sep: 191
2006 Sep: 188
2005 Oct: 198 (Labour weekend)
2004 Oct: 189
2003 Oct: 215
2002 Sep: 207
2001 Oct: 230
2000 Oct: 159
1999 Sep: 196
1998 Oct: 188
1997 Oct: 208
1996 Oct: 221 (Day 1)
1995 Oct: 195
1994 Nov: 196
1993 Oct: 206
1992 Oct: 208
1991 Oct: 161
1990 Oct: 254
1989 Oct: 211
1988 Oct: 209
1987 Oct: 215
1986 Oct: 222
1985 Oct: 210
1984 Aug: 223
1983 Nov: 261
1982 Aug: 230
1981 Sep: 177
1980 Sep: 175
1979 Sep: 155
1978 Sep: 101
1977 Oct: 109

I've just come back from 2 weeks overseas holiday (after missing nationals from a bad viral infection) so plan to load results from several recent events into database and post new rankings soon.

This message was edited by Bryan on 29 April 2008, 8:11 AM

Show Profile  Martin Posted: 28 April 2008, 7:43 AM  
Agree with the downwards track, ever since early 1980s

Show Profile  Neil K Posted: 28 April 2008, 9:48 AM  
Disagree with downward track ever since early 1980's.

Show Profile  runningbeast Posted: 28 April 2008, 11:46 PM  
Wasn't at the event but as a casual forum reader I find the fact that the club didn't have enough controls a weak excuse for courses not been tricker? Are there not two quite large neighbouring clubs with controls? Or don't the clubs talk anymore?

Show Profile  stu barr Posted: 29 April 2008, 2:05 AM  
we don't talk any more runningbeast.

is there any setting on the forum where martin's posts don't show up?

Show Profile  SimonB Posted: 29 April 2008, 2:12 AM  
perhaps there was less competitors this time because it was held earlier!

Show Profile  The Clem Posted: 29 April 2008, 4:30 AM  
Yeah Runningbeast, I agree. There were actually more than 10 spare controls available courtesy of the NW club that could have been used if that talking thing you mentioned occurred. Not sure why someone'd write a post that kinda bags their partners courses and club? From inside and outside, the events looked good. Maybe it was a full moon thing?

Show Profile  runningbeast Posted: 29 April 2008, 4:42 AM  
Be interested to see club membership numbers for the three Auckland clubs as compared to the turnout to the Auckland Club Champs. Surely the majority of club members would be a sure-un to turn up (apart from the pure summer series verions).

Maybe the timing of the nationals comes into it?

Show Profile  Jamie Posted: 29 April 2008, 6:20 AM  
"Maybe its those lactic turkey rogaines distracting people from the orienteering and eating into orienteerings market and revenue!"

(an excert from NZ orienteering club groupthink sessions...delicious irony.)

Show Profile  runningbeast Posted: 29 April 2008, 8:38 AM  
he he - laughing out loud on my insides!

Was this a few years ago or recently?

I'd love to agree and say that there are heaps of orienteers at lactic turkey events but no - they'd be lucky to be more than 20.

We'd love to have them but they seem to stay away in droves! The majority are people new to navigation type events - we give them some basic coaching before events in a free after work indoor coaching session and then they do the event. Many love the navigational challenge and go on to try summer series or even "proper orienteering"!

Show Profile  addison Posted: 29 April 2008, 9:05 AM  
Isn't it ironic when someone hits out at a 'groupthink session' that one didn't event attend? Let alone get their facts straight - aye Jamie?

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