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Southern Orienteering Week 2016

Show Profile  NSmith Posted: 11 August 2015, 5:45 PM  
Announcing the Southern Orienteering Week 2016! A week of awesome events in the Wanaka/Central Otago region from the 18th-24th of January.

Show Profile  NSmith Posted: 24 September 2015, 5:18 AM  
Website now up

Show Profile  ACW Posted: 13 October 2015, 2:18 PM  
Entries 25% full after 15 minutes. Don't miss out.

Show Profile  Jenni Posted: 13 October 2015, 8:30 PM  
And 50% full after a couple of hours...
100 entries two hours after the entry opened is that a record for a NZ orienteering event?!

Show Profile  DMjunior Posted: 14 October 2015, 3:28 AM  
Exclusivity sells

Show Profile  NSmith Posted: 14 October 2015, 3:40 PM  
Yep entries coming in quick, better get yours in!

Show Profile  Jenni Posted: 14 October 2015, 5:01 PM  
Not sure that it's exclusivity, everyone like oringen which can hardly be called exclusive. But when it's limited then you know you need to be quick to be sure to get an entry - those experienced with spring challenge etc know about entering the moment the form goes live!

BTW I'm not hanging out on maptalk in the middle of the night, I'm in Denmark for work right now!

Show Profile  DMjunior Posted: 15 October 2015, 1:49 AM  
*fear of missing out on an awesome event speeds up orienteers usual slack attitude toward entering events

Show Profile  Jamie Posted: 15 October 2015, 4:13 PM  
holy shit. I'm scared. Entry 211. At least there are a few other amusing things to do in that part of the world. I'm sure Fraser will let me pick up controls ;-)

Show Profile  Lizzie Posted: 15 October 2015, 4:40 PM  
Entry 197. Could have got away with being a few minutes slacker

Show Profile  Jenni Posted: 15 October 2015, 8:55 PM  
The total number seems to be 162 currently so there are still 38 places left!(From my experience with the oentry system it seems to generate a number as soon as someone starts the entry process and not all of these turn into entries - anyway if click on the oentry link at the top you can get to see all the entries

Show Profile  onemanfanclub Posted: 16 October 2015, 12:40 AM  
as the entry cap is a landowner/manager requirement, does it apply to all days? I was never going to be able to do the whole week, so didn't want to take a place from someone who could, but if the travel distance for me was less I would toy with the idea of doing a couple of races. May be others closer in the same boat.

Show Profile  fraser Posted: 16 October 2015, 4:01 AM  
The restriction is due to the Queenstown Lakes District Council. Any event over 200 people requires a resource consent, so that applies to all the events on the first three days. We are further limited to 250 by the Department of Conservation for the Hāwea River and Bannockburn events.

I am not aware of any restrictions to the Cromwell and Butchers Dam events, but I haven't been as closely involved with those days.

It's really great to see all the entries come in and the series being so well supported. It will be a big boost for the area to have the new orienteering maps and I look forward to showing some of the unique terrain the area has to offer.


Show Profile  Michael Posted: 16 October 2015, 7:10 AM  
Resource consent. Sigh.

Show Profile  fraser Posted: 6 January 2016, 2:37 PM  
Preliminary start lists have been posted:

Show Profile  fraser Posted: 18 January 2016, 11:47 AM  
Results from Day 1 are now online

And today's map

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