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NZ Championships 2015

Show Profile  Paul I Posted: 19 December 2014, 2:11 AM  

Show Profile  Paul I Posted: 19 December 2014, 2:20 AM  
Mapping is almost complete.
The Middle, Long and Relay terrain is to be held on varied and interesting Limestone Karst terrain SW of Pukekohe. Each day will be unique as the variety of topography differs greatly within the large area. Nature has dished up a tasty mix of geological delights created by thousands of years of erosion. Depending on the day, runners will experience various degrees of complex small karst rock, canyons among rocks the size of buildings, huge limestone bluffs with gardens of fallen boulders, patches of native bush, tea tree and pine, valleys of complex small tributaries and marshes draining the land. Contour is mixed from flattish rolling to steeper areas with everything in between.

Map Samples (relay/middle/long):

*edited correct link for map samples!

This message was edited by Paul I on 19 December 2014, 1:19 PM

Show Profile  Rog Posted: 19 December 2014, 2:31 AM  
Hi Paul, Please can you also post this as a blog post on the OrienteeringNZ website. If you need any assistance when doing the post please let me know. Add the tag "nationals" and "nationals2015" or something similar Thanks. Roger

Show Profile  Paul I Posted: 19 December 2014, 2:36 AM  
The closest main centre with all facilities is the rural centre of Pukekohe, the heart of the beautiful and thriving Franklin District in South Auckland.
Pukekohe is around 50 mins drive from the middle, long and relay event centres.
Note: The last 10km or so travels down a narrow gravel road accessing the local farms. It is imperative that extreme care is taken as various local traffic including trucks and tractors may share the road and meet you on a blind corner at any time.
The Sprint in my understanding will be closer to Pukekohe.
There may be some other options that will hopefully go up on a more thorough formal event information post.
I cannot confirm here but for any self sufficient competitors such as people with campervans it may be possible to park up nearer the event centres, but this will have to be discussed with the CMOC event committee.
Hope this helps a little more.

Show Profile  Paul I Posted: 19 December 2014, 2:50 AM  
Hey Rog
not 100% sure I should do that mate... my info isn't really official release, also I'm thinking there will be 3 separate places which could be confusing???

Show Profile  JohnR Posted: 19 December 2014, 6:59 AM  
information will soon be on the web site
the event center will be at Wesley college with accommodation and food options

Show Profile  Rog Posted: 19 December 2014, 9:09 AM  
Paul I. Thanks - your question nudged me into writing my reply, in the form of a blog post. Hopefully its helpful.

Show Profile  marcusd Posted: 21 December 2014, 11:32 PM  
Just a thought: would it be worth the national body using some funds to build a nationals website that can be used every year by the club running nationals and populated with information relating to that year. I know of some other national bodies in New Zealand and overseas doing this and it works well. It would certainly save clubs have to create everything from scratch every year.

Show Profile  nick Posted: 22 December 2014, 11:36 PM  
Here's one vote in favour.

Show Profile  onemanfanclub Posted: 22 December 2014, 11:43 PM  
two. If for no other reason than the potential to 'capture' one of the various on-line entry systems some of our more clever orienteers have developed, and save on re-invention of that and various other wheels.

Show Profile  lyns Posted: 23 December 2014, 2:59 AM  
three. Great idea.

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 23 December 2014, 6:53 AM  
Another view. There are website tools now that can let you run up a website much more easily than in days of yore. Including online entries. I think these tools will become as common as Excel has.

Show Profile  Jymbo Posted: 23 December 2014, 7:14 AM  
Aus is thinking of going down the same road, one website, domain name that you go to for Nationals, or/and in our case, Easter. Jukola has a site, all information in one spot

Show Profile  cmevents Posted: 2 January 2015, 4:07 AM  
Preliminary information is available on the CMOC website

Online entry will be available shortly.

Show Profile  cmevents Posted: 13 January 2015, 2:45 PM  
Just got back from Australia? Time to enter the NZ Champs at Easter...

Show Profile  rob.g Posted: 13 January 2015, 11:52 PM  
Looks great, but any reason for having such an early closing date, 6th March, then a 50% penalty after the 13th March? What happens in between?

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