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Aus/NZ training camp?

Show Profile  :D Posted: 30 August 2004, 9:33 PM  
So I heard a rumour that we're having a training camp in NZ around the Oceania champs. Apparently we're waiting on NZ to reply about when it's gunna be, anyone got any ideas? Beer training on Great Barrier does sound a lot more appealing though...

Show Profile  Andrew M Posted: 1 September 2004, 7:41 AM  
I have sort of schemed something for after Oceania Champs in Rotorua. Haven't had a chance to formalise anything yet. Thought Aussies would be a bit apprehensive about training camp prior because flights around xmas new years would be astronomical.

Would anyone be interested in a week in Rotorua from Monday 17th - Sunday 23rd Jan. I presume it would be rather informal with controls out in the forest and a suggested activities. Group accommodation at Tui Ridge or beside the lake. Maybe a couple of alternative days with runs around the lakes or Mt Tawarewa.

Need to know some very rough numbers, more than 20 would be break even.

Show Profile  Jamie Posted: 1 September 2004, 7:47 AM  
Sounds awesome....best area for mucking around in NZ, bring your Mtn Bike, kayak etc

Great Barrier (New Years) Oceania Champs Rotorua....then the Holdsworth Jumbo?

Wicked

Show Profile  Jamie Posted: 1 September 2004, 7:48 AM  
ps, camping is fine with me

This message was edited by Jamie on 1 September 2004, 2:48 PM

Show Profile  A1 Posted: 1 September 2004, 9:24 AM  
A training camp post oceania champs sounds great - we'll get a bit of extra value from our trip across the tasman. what's the terrain like in that area? and is it close enough to visit some real volcanoes and do some runs down there?

Show Profile  fraser Posted: 1 September 2004, 9:35 AM  
Yeah, I reckon Great Barrier would be great. Have already had enquiries from as far away as Norway so I'm sure it will be good!

Show Profile  Jamie Posted: 2 September 2004, 3:12 AM  
Rotorua's terrain is among the best in NZ

Plenty of different sorts of forests, some with unique contour detail.

What is crater block like these days?

How about Mamaku, time for an expedition I reckon, even if it is completely unrunnable.

Show Profile  addison Posted: 2 September 2004, 3:16 AM  
Mamaku I have been informed is hard to find. Apparently the ones who went out to look at it could not suss it out where it actually was.

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