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O-Max Kicks Off

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 5 November 2008, 12:46 AM  
Big adventure races lose popularity; P6 attracts 380 and climbing; any relevance to orienteering? I couldn't possibly imagine...

The O-Max park series kicked off in boisterous conditions in Wellington last night, without last year's top duo Ross and Bryn. I picked Todd Oates as the new broom, but he turned out to be the course planner. FTD went to...

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 12 November 2008, 2:12 PM  
Former O-Max winner Bill Edwards produced some new tricks from his sleeve for tonight's O-Max at Avalon Park. And which wily old campaigner made all the right calls, while running at top speed through riverbank willows, complex school buildings, playground equipment and groves of trees? Over a minute faster than elites Todd Oates and Aaron Searle! Over 5 minutes faster than top-ranked NZ woman Lizzie Ingham!

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 4 December 2008, 12:26 PM  
Racing past afterwork crowds on Wellington's waterfront, and mobile controls in Lower Hutt's civic centre, brought O-Max to its penultimate round in Upper Hutt last night.

Juniors Laura Robertson and Jula McMillan extended the map of the former Central Inst of Technology and planned the course. Todd Oates and Lizzie Ingham made sure of the open series, but the vets class...

Show Profile  darren Posted: 4 December 2008, 1:06 PM  
Looks like fun. Any chance the maps can be put up on the website?

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 12 December 2008, 2:59 AM  
The pressure was on Bill Edwards to secure the second O-Max series place tonight, and young Tim Robertson was only a minute from preventing that. Anyone thinking of David and Goliath? Mick Finn had once last chance to catch Rob Collier in the vets class. And both were trying hard, gaining second and third outright...

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 29 April 2009, 2:20 PM  
Darren, I haven't forgotten your comment, but it needed a shift in thinking and a bit of detail to work out. All helped by discussion elsewhere on this forum.

The map with Laura and Jula's courses at CIT is now on the OHV downloads page. (, about the club, maps, downloads.)

O-Max custom is to letter the controls (because numbers imply a sequence and there are different sequences for the runners that start together). You get your particular sequence written on a clipcard. I'll explain what a clipcard is if anyone needs that...




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