WELCOME to this local Orienteering site.
We are a small local group who have been working to get Orienteering back on the "map" in Northland. (pardon the pun). At present we run our own events up here, but remain affiliated to the Northwest Orienteering Club.A new calendar of events has been posted for the 2012 season. . Things start off with the Summer Pathfinding Series, which will be held every Thursday from the 9th of FEB until the 17th March. Then in April we will commence the Off-road Sunday Events.
Through this website we hope to keep you informed with upcoming Events, results and links to other sites.
WHAT IS ORIENTEERING?
Often described as "cunning running", Orienteering offers an intellectual challenge in addition to ordinary exercise.It is a sport for everyone regardless of age and experience.
It is a sport that involves finding your way across country with the aid of a map and sometimes a compass. Orienteers follow a course as accurately as possible between control points usually marked by orange and white flags, using their skill in map reading to choose the best route. For more info check out the NZOF webite .
Sunday 16th October -Glenbervie, Mains rd
10am. Last starters before 11am
Course Closure 12.30pm
Meet us at the end of Mains Road, at the entrance to the Glenbervie Forest.
We will have courses set at Yellow, Orange, Red Short and Red Long.
The map is a mixture of forest and farmland.
The Red courses will be relatively complex, although we have set some controls close together in the more tricky areas to make it easier to keep on course. All Red runners must be confident with using a compass and reading contour detail. We have spare compasses available at the trailer. Please ask if you need to borrow one.
Leg protection is highly recommended on the Red courses as it will be difficult to avoid all of the cutty grass in some areas.
If you have never run a red course before, then please run the Orange Course. This will be an interesting course, with enough detail to keep you stimulated and fired up at the end. If you nail this orange course, then progress to Red next time.
This is our last event for the year. It will be great to see you out there
Any enquires, either email me email@example.com
or phone 0275799960
WATCH this space for imformation about the event closer to the date.
Future planned events for this year-
1st May - Lovells
2nd July- Barge Park- night event
31st July- Smugglers
21st August- City Rogaine
18th September- Paerata
16th Oct- Glenbervie
Also check out the NWoC site for events in Auckland.