Auckland Orienteering Championships 2016

Auckland Club invites you to the Auckland Orienteering Championships 2016.  Three distinctly different events on the weekend of 7-8 May 2016 will test the complete range of your orienteering skills.

Programme and Start Lists Now Available

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Multi-Day Championship

This year the Auckland Championships will be contested over the three standard event distances as outlined below.  However, to add some more interest, we will also be treating the event as a multi-day competition.  This means that if you enter the same age grade for each event you will be given points towards the overall championship based on your time in each event relative to the winner in your grade.  At the final prize giving on Sunday afternoon we will announce the overall championship winners in each grade.

Middle Distance - Beautiful Hills

Sat 7 May 2016 - Starts from 12:00pm

This map has only been used once over the last few years and was a favourite for many who ran it. Expect to be challenged physically and mentally with terrain that varies from classic Woodhill to dense native bush from one control to the next.

Planner: Scott Vennell
Controller: Dwayne Smith / Greta Knarston

Night Sprint - Western Springs

Sat 7 May 2016 - Starts from 7:00pm

The venue is now confirmed, this promises to be a sprint with a difference.  Western Springs offers tricky route choice legs at every turn and throw in a little bit of darkness to the mix, you will have to use all your skills to come up with a good result.

Planner: Tommy Hayes
Controller: Joanna Stewart

Long Distance - Puketapu Road

Sun 8 May 2016 - Starts from 10:00am

Classic Woodhill orienteering - fast running forest with moderate hills. There will be plenty of route choice and close attention to detail will be required.

Planner: Alina Smirnova
Controller: James Crosby