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Tour de Peninsula

Show Profile  RSmith Posted: 13 July 2014, 2:46 PM  
Peninsula and Plains Orienteers are proud to host the inaugural Tour de Peninsula over Waitangi W/e 2015. This will involve 6 events over 3 days, starting in Christchurch before moving to the stunning scenery that is Banks Peninsula.

We are hoping to provide the option for competitors to camp together on the Friday and Saturday nights, at 2 different locations on the Peninsula. A good chance to discuss the day’s route choices before taking part in a fun night event.

If flying in aim to arrive before 10am on the Friday and depart after 5pm on the Sunday.

For more information visit

Show Profile  JD Junior Posted: 10 August 2014, 12:02 PM  
Updated info... The event will involve 8 events!!! Plan your Waitangi weekend now :-).

Show Profile  JD Junior Posted: 12 October 2014, 7:54 AM  
Entry details being worked on this week. Should be live soon.

Show Profile  jayjay Posted: 15 October 2014, 1:38 AM  
I would like to look at and plan to do this event but I cant seem to open the link. Help me please!

Show Profile  RSmith Posted: 15 October 2014, 4:20 AM  
Hmmm. The link above works for me. You could try going via the PAPO website ( and look under Upcoming Events

Show Profile  JD Junior Posted: 27 October 2014, 1:13 PM  
online entries for Le Tour de Peninsula are now LIVE at, and the website ( has a lot more useful information!

Show Profile  Jenni Posted: 23 January 2015, 6:19 AM  
Reminder: entries for the Tour de Peninsula close tonight...

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 4 February 2015, 6:54 AM  
Nice chatty email last Fri but about to pack the car and the final bulletin hasn't arrived. Hey guys I know how hard you're working for our delectation and it isn't only you. But the timing of detailed info needs to recognise travellers, in particular directions to the events. Please excuse me if it's staring me in the face somewhere but the ONZ website has a pin in the middle of Banks Peninsula and the event website just says "Ferrymead".

In a way there's a sort of frisson of excitement, like setting off for Europe with some events to go to. You pick up your car at the airport and drive on the wrong side of the road across half a country, selecting cafes for their Wi-Fi and trying to see if there's any last-minute info to help you get there. There might be but its in Hungarian. You recognise a word that could be a placename and Google helps you - but you can't print out in the cafe. By good fortune you arrive in a small village plenty early - but there's no sign of orienteering. You chew your fingernails and wonder if you got the wrong day - or the wrong village. You watch the tractors going to and fro. And then... a car comes by with a mini flag hanging from the mirror!!! Ha!

When I locate Ferrymead on Friday and I hear everyone speaking te reo, the experience will be complete!

Show Profile  DMjunior Posted: 4 February 2015, 7:43 AM  
Michael wants a programme

Show Profile  DMjunior Posted: 4 February 2015, 7:45 AM  
But in all seriousness Michael you probably are after this link -

Show Profile  RSmith Posted: 4 February 2015, 10:21 AM  
The programme and start lists are now available on the papo website at

And for Michael - when you get to Chch, ask someone where Ferrymead is. Drive in that general direction, open the window and listen for the whoops and shouts of joy and excitement as the first runners set off on this AWESOME event :-)

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 9 February 2015, 2:27 AM  
It was more than a frisson. From the planes and trains mapped as buildings and canopies, to a desert island, to night-o, coasteering, the control that only slim people could reach, the waist-high river, Te mara o Tane dans le village d'Akaroa, and the gap disguised by the bicycle, there was excitement in spades. Given the key people, one would say, adventure. Brilliant.

Show Profile  Chris Forne Posted: 9 February 2015, 9:39 AM  
Results for TDP are now up on the PAPO website under results -

let me know if there are any problems


Show Profile  fraser Posted: 9 February 2015, 2:06 PM  
And a full set of maps are on Matt's DOMA. Looks like quite a range of terrains.

Show Profile  theOlyf Posted: 9 February 2015, 11:35 PM  
Hey Chris, I think the Polkadot points are a bit off in the women's?

Show Profile  Chris Forne Posted: 10 February 2015, 1:37 AM  
It seems the points for each event for the Polkadot singlet have been ordered by some means even when runners have posted the same split time. I will try and get this corrected.




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