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Auckland Champs 2017

Show Profile  cmevents Posted: 4 October 2017, 11:31 PM  
Auckland Orienteering Champs entries are open: https://entero.co.nz/evento.php?eventName=ac-2017

Sprint: The Rockery (Saturday AM)
Lots of rock out crops and scattered boulders. Rolling terrain. Will test navigation in boulders at high speed. Last used Oceania 2017 but not at this scale.

Middle: Goat City (Saturday PM)
Rocky outcrops on rolling farmland. Several watercourses and marsh with some native bush. Last used NZ Champs 2015.

Long: Hares Run (Sunday AM)
Gully spur terrain steep in places with several watercourses and pits. There are pockets of native bush. Last used NZ Champs 2015


Show Profile  mcroxford Posted: 6 October 2017, 10:14 AM  
And scheduled for the same weekend as the traditional weekend for the Canterbury Champs, which this year is the South Island Champs. Bit disappointing when the HP Manager is lamenting the lack of elite access to quality long distance events.


Show Profile  Michael Posted: 19 October 2017, 9:46 PM  
Have you got your wires crossed Michael, or have I? But I am disappointed that we don't seem to see the area champs as part of our top-level events any more. To be scheduled well in advance and correctly listed on the ONZ major events list. Are there any next year?

Show Profile  mcroxford Posted: 20 October 2017, 9:45 PM  
No wires crossed. Both events scheduled same weekend. South Island Champs have always been run at show weekend (Canterbury Anniversary) when PAPO host as far as I remember. The SI event has been in there since before Oceania. Disappointing to say the least.

Show Profile  NSmith Posted: 21 October 2017, 11:03 AM  
Your both kind of right. PAPO ended up with SI Champs this year after also hosting in 2016. The original plan was to do it at QBD, but that got a little lost in amongst NZSS team trials/inter-regional challenge/Super Series. There was some talk of having Canterbury Show Weekend (a Chris Forne special up at the Boyle) but I'm not sure where that's at. PAPO has traditionally hosted an event at Show Weekend though.

I don't think we're doing too badly next year. SI Champs are scheduled for late April, Wellington have Labour Weekend which will presumably be WOA Champs(?). Auckland has somehow ended up with both Nationals and QBD so can perhaps be forgiven for not scheduling an AOA Champs (and not to mention SOW 2018 in Jan!).





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