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2017 Calendar of Events

The 2017 programme of events has been published. Download the full calendar here

 

Update your membership for 2017!

Membership subs are due now for 2017. Here’s information booklet and membership form.

Events

A full list of orienteering events in New Zealand can be found HERE


2017 Orienteering Events

Events in and around Auckland during 2017. Download the full calendar here

Date(s)ClubEventLocationInfo
11-12 FebTaupoKatoa Po Night RelaysTaupo
Sat 18 FebCMTraining dayWaiuku Forest10:00 am start, off Forestry Rd
Sun 26 FebCMClub dayDuders Regional ParkStart between 10 am and noon
Sun 5 MarWMG trial dayMassey University Campus, Albany
Sun 12 MarCMClub dayHamlin Hill
Sat 18 MarCMTraining dayWaiuku Forest
Sun 19 MarNWAuckland SeriesWaioneke
Sun 26 MarCMAuckland SeriesWaiuku Forest north
14-17 AprilOceania CarnivalAuckland
19-20 AprilMiddle EarthRotorua
23-29 AprilWorld Masters ChampionshipAuckland
Sun 7 MayNWAuckland SeriesWilson Road
Sun 14 MayCMRogainePort WaikatoSunset Station
Sun 28 MayCMClub dayBombayBombay Quarry
3-5 JuneQB 3 DayChristchurch
Sun 18 JunCMClub dayBombayKueglar's Farm
Sun 9 JulNWAuckland SeriesSouth Block
Sun 30 JulAKAuckland SeriesTelephone TrackTelephone track
Sun 6 AugCMClub dayKelland road
Sun 27 AugCMAuckland SeriesPlantation
Sun 10 SepNWAuckland SeriesWhites lines
Sun 17 SepCMAuckland SeriesWaiuku forest south
23 Sept-1 OctAustralian ChampsBathurst
Sun 15 OctNWAuckland SeriesHedley/Slater Rd
21-23 OctNZ ChampsHawkes bay
18-19 NovCMAuckland ChampsOnewheroPonganui Road
25-26 NovWellington ChampsWellington

Information for Schools

Download the full calendar here

Intermediate and Primrary Zone Competitions

DateZoneLocationResults
Tue 4 AprSouth-EastLloyd Elsmore ParkResults
Wed 3 MayFranklinReeves FarmResults
Thu 4 MayCountiesTotara ParkResults
Tue 16 MayInterzone finalCornwall ParkResults

All Events are entered through your school.

If your Sports Co-ordinator is unsure please contact the CMOC club

Val ph 0923 86911 Unni ph 09 5345625


Kiwisport College Sprint Competition

DateZoneLocationResults
Mon 13 FebSouthWesley CollegeResults
Tue 14 FebEastBotany CollegeResults
Mon 20 FebSouthPapatoetoe HighResults
Tue 21 FebEastFarm Cove IntermediateResults
Mon 27 FebSouthPukekohe HighResults
Tue 28 FebEastHowick CollegeResults
Mon 06 MarSouthRosehill CollegeResults
Tue 07 MarEastBucklands Beach IntResults
Mon 13 MarSouthStrathallen AGCResults
Tue 14 MarEastMacleans CollegeResults
Mon 20 MarSouthManurewa HighResults
Tue 21 MarEastPakuranga CollegeResults

 Regional and National Secondary School Championships

 

Date(s)ClubEventLocationInfo
19-21 MayTaupoNI Secondary School Champs (incl Year 7/8)Tauo
Wed 10 MayNorth WestAuckland SS Individual ChampsAuckland
21-23 JulyHawkes BayNZ Secondary School ChampsHawkes Bay
TBCAuckland SS Relay ChampsTBC
3-5 JuneChristchurchSchools Regional ChallengeChristchurch
TBCAuckland SS Rogaine ChampsTBC
TBCNZ SS Rogaine ChampsTBC

Useful Websites:

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ORGANISING A SCHOOL TEAM?
Parents, teachers or anybody who is interested in organising a school team are vital people in
the development of any sport. Please contact us if you are interested or if you have any questions

 

Secondary School information:
John Robinson 09-238 6911
Martin Peat 027-6376162

Primary & Intermediate Schools:
Val Robinson 09-238 6911

Membership

Download our 2017 Information Booklet for membership information

Why not join our awesome club! Annual fee includes affiliation to Orienteering NZ

Remember you can just turn up to an event and give it a go as a non-club member.

About Orienteering

An exciting outdoor adventure sport for everyone 

Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and body. The aim is to navigate (on foot or mountain bike) between control points marked on a unique, highly detailed Orienteering map while deciding the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. Orienteering can either be a highly competitive individual sport or, when family or friends do a course together, a totally recreational activity. It is suitable for all ages, fitness and experience levels.No special equipment is needed to start with, just comfortable outdoor clothing and footwear. Compasses are not necessary for beginners and most people soon master the map reading skills.

At Orienteering events there is usually 3-6 courses to choose from that take between 20 and 120 minutes to complete. Easy courses are suitable for children or beginners, are no more than 2 km long and mainly on tracks. The more difficult and technical courses can be up to 13 km in length and are designed for fit and experienced athletes. Orienteering is done all year round and events are hardly ever cancelled.

What is Orienteering?

It’s a sport that involves finding your way across unfamiliar country with the aid of a map and sometimes a compass. Orienteers navigate a set course between control points, usually marked by orange and white flags, using their skill in map reading to choose the best route and their running ability to get there as quickly as possible. The map is the central focus of orienteering and map reading is the central skill. Orienteering maps differ from conventional maps in that they show a great deal of detail. 

Do I need to be fit?

Orienteers may walk or run, alone or in a group. Fitness is not a necessity, although it does help, particularly in serious competitive orienteering. You may treat an event as a race or simply as a stroll, with the search for controls providing an extra element of interest. Some agility is useful at most orienteering events – you may need to cross a fence or clamber through bush.

Who goes orienteering?

The sport can involve the entire family. There are courses to suit all skill levels so everyone may participate at their own level of skill and fitness.

Competitors range from 8 years old to 70+. To reach the top, you need to be extremely fit and a first class map reader and navigator; but most regular orienteers do it because they enjoy the challenge, the exercise, the fresh air and the opportunity to visit new places. 

Don’t I need a compass?

Once upon a time people were taught that orienteering is all about compasses, and people learned to use a compass but still couldn’t read a map. Nowadays, with better quality maps, map-reading is the vital skill. Compasses become useful only after basic map reading has been mastered. The compass is seen as an aid to navigation and too much reliance on the compass usually leads to navigational problems. Most Clubs offer compasses for use or sale at events if you wish to use one. 

What do I wear?

Just wear clothes suited to walking or running in farmland or city parks. In wet weather you may have to contend with mud. Experienced orienteers who intend to run fast wear special studded shoes, like stronger versions of cross-country shoes. But any kind of running or walking shoe will be OK to start with.

Shorts and T-shirt are OK for parkland events, but most orienteers wear full body cover for forest and farmland venues. 

What does it cost?

Around $5-$10 for adults and a little less for youngsters at regular club events. If you choose to run as a group and use only one map, or run more than one course, you pay for only one entry. Club members pay a little less. Major events will cost $10-$15 each, because they use newer maps and offer more services, like marking the course on your map for you.  

How long does it take?

This depends entirely on your fitness and ability; the terrain and the map; and the course you choose to run. Every event offers courses of different distances and with different technical challenges. The longest course at major events is usually designed for skilled athletes who are prepared to spend an hour or two in the forest. Novice orienteers on these courses would have a thoroughly rotten time and probably never orienteer again! However, the shortest course is designed specifically for 10 year olds, who will take 40 minutes at the most, usually less than 30 minutes.  

What do I do at the event?

Full instructions are displayed on the notice board at each event, and if you have any difficulties, just ask someone who looks as if he/she knows what they’re doing. You will need to choose a course; always choose one shorter than you think you can manage until you have got the hang of everything.

After finishing (or giving up in disgust, if that’s the way it went!) ALWAYS check in with the Finish official, so we know you’re not lost in the forest! 

Contact

General Enquires: info [at] cmoc.co.nz

President:
Sarah Steel
Phone: (09) 2391499

Secretary:
Ruth Farmer: Ruth.Farmer [at] hynds.co.nz
Phone: (09) 2359518

Club Membership:
Lisa Schloots: schloots [at] xtra.co.nz
Phone: (09) 2334461

Schools and KiwiSport:
John and Val Robinson
Phone: (09) 238 6911

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