december, 2019

thu19dec10:00 amClub TrainingWaiuku forestWaiuku forest Event Organized By: Counties Manukau Event Type:Club Event

Event Details

Open to – all students Year 4 to 13 and parents

Date: Thursday 19th December 2019

Time: 10.00 t0 1.30

Venue: Waiuku Forest

How to get there: Follow the orienteering signs from Otaua to the forest entrance gate by the mine site. Follow the signs into the forest to the assembly area. Allow about 10 minutes from the forest gate to the assembly area in the forest.

Car pooling amongst your friends is a good idea. If transport is required, please mention that on the form

Purpose: This coaching day is to give students and their families confidence when orienteering in the forest and to improve their skills ready for 2020.

Families who have taken part in the Eastern and Southern Summer Series are particularly welcome.

Cost: There is no cost to the students or their families. This is a CMOC day.

Event Format: On arrive the students will be divided into small groups based on experience and confidence. The coaches will work with the same group all day so as to help develop their individual skills. We would like parents to come with the students when they are being coached so that they can see what is happening but is not compulsory.

Timing: Please ensure you are at the venue 15 minutes before assembly time of 10am so we can organize the groups ready to start the first activity on time:

Activity 1:       10.00 – 11.00

Activity 2        11.00- 12.00

Lunch in the forest 12.00- 12.30.  NOTE: Please bring your own food and drink

Activity 3        12.30- 1.30

Collection time: 1.30 Assemble and return home.

Bring: You would need to bring your running clothes (suggest including long pants as there is cutty grass in forest area) running shoes, food and water to last you the day and your compass if you have one. (We have compasses to borrow.)

To Apply: Please fill out the application form below so we know how many are coming and have an idea of age ranges plus ability/experience by 12th December.


Application Form – to be returned to [email protected] by 12th December



Contact email address:

Contact Phone number:

Level of experience (please indicate for each person attending)


Level of experience – First time in the forest /  white / Yellow / orange / Red


Level of experience – First time in the forest /  white / Yellow / orange / Red


Level of experience – First time in the forest /  white / Yellow / orange / Red


Level of experience – First time in the forest /  white / Yellow / orange / Red


Level of experience – First time in the forest /  white / Yellow / orange / Red

With regard to the levels of experience mentioned on the form, the following may be helpful.

White: The easiest course in terms of navigation; for beginners. All controls are placed on major features on tracks or by a stream, or by a fence or on a boundary between different types of vegetation.  A sprint course at a school is primarily a white course.

Yellow: Slightly harder than white with controls placed a little away from major linear features such as streams, fences, tracks; but still with the feature they are on clearly visible from linear features.  Sometimes a yellow course may allow the option of following linear features, or cutting across through the park or forest to save time and distance.  A few legs on a school sprint course may have the yellow level of navigational difficulty.

Orange and red: For this training in a forest, students should have had some experience already of orienteering in a forest. If they have comfortably got around a yellow course in a forest already then they could step up to orange for this training.


Email to [email protected]



(Thursday) 10:00 am


Waiuku forest