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TONIC 2014 and JWOC Trials

Show Profile  theoman Posted: 20 December 2013, 4:38 AM  
Just to formally announce that Northwest is holding the Official North Island Orienteering Championships 28th, 29th and 30th of March. The event will also incorporate the JWOC trials, with particular emphasis on athlete exposure.

The events are as follows:
Friday 28th - Sprint Distance (New Map - North Shore)
Saturday 29th - JWOC Middle Trial + Chasing Start Middle for everybody else (New Map - Riverhead)
Sunday 30th - Long Distance (New Map - Riverhead)

All the events will be on new maps. The forest events will be held in Riverhead Forest, never before used for foot orienteering. It is currently being mapped by Nick Hann, a truly great mapper with attention to detail and accuracy.

My comments on the forest are:
"If you think Auckland only has Woodhill then you are grossly mistaken. This is a beautiful pine forest, vague spur gulley with pockets of contour detail and green vegetation. The forest is generally runnable, however quite physical, quite dissimilar to the lightning fast and overused Woodhill."

This will be an event not to be missed and will be great preparation for the Nationals. Come and enjoy some awesome new maps and support our future champions of the world!

Show Profile  ACW Posted: 24 December 2013, 10:31 AM  
Hi Matt,

What time will the Sprint starts be? Just trying to sort flights from Chch.

Show Profile  theoman Posted: 24 December 2013, 12:17 PM  
No earlier that 4pm I imagine. It has not been confirmed.

Show Profile  theoman Posted: 16 January 2014, 2:51 PM  
"I have rarely had such a feeling, a true orienteering experience, on some of the finest map making I have ever seen" - Matt

Dont miss out! TONIC2014. Detailed event information to be released soon.

Show Profile  theoman Posted: 3 February 2014, 3:42 AM  
Official website has been launched with some details and event flyer. Entry will be online very shortly. Stay posted.

Show Profile  rob.g Posted: 4 February 2014, 3:33 PM  
This area will be similar to the old Weiti/Stillwater map, but nowhere near as steep.

Matt has been testing courses doing approximately 7 mins per km, whereas Weiti was often 10 mins/km.

This will be a very nuetral terrain type, and if you are needing to fly, I suggest you get in soon for the cheaper flights.

Show Profile  theoman Posted: 18 February 2014, 9:38 AM  
Entries available at;

Show Profile  theoman Posted: 26 February 2014, 4:24 PM  
Preliminary courses and class information is available online, distances are subject to change.

Show Profile  theoman Posted: 11 March 2014, 2:40 PM  

10 days left today, running in the forest today I had one of the best feelings I have ever had in NZ orienteering.

This message was edited by theoman on 11 March 2014, 9:48 PM

Show Profile  Paul I Posted: 11 March 2014, 5:20 PM  
Never before has crappy green vegetation sounded so exciting

Show Profile  Dwayne Posted: 14 March 2014, 4:50 AM  
That settles it. I'm off to Waiuku on Sunday to eat my greens and prepare for Riverhead.

Show Profile  jeffg Posted: 14 March 2014, 6:05 AM  
Riverhead salad. All you can eat...

Show Profile  NW Posted: 17 March 2014, 3:41 AM  
Entries close on Friday night, do not miss out on your chance to run on a brand new map in the Auckland area, so close to the city.

Perfect opportunity to do some hard racing before the National Champs.

See latest entries here

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This message was edited by NW on 17 March 2014, 5:01 PM

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 17 March 2014, 9:11 AM  
So all those with Ford Prefects get them revved up. Three-speed gears, perfect for traffic-lighting.

Show Profile  GeneO Posted: 20 March 2014, 3:03 PM  
Entries close tomorrow! Don't miss out!

Show Profile  NW Posted: 21 March 2014, 6:46 AM  
Entries close tonight - enter now

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