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OY Classic #2 Middlemarch Sun 16th Aug

Our next Orienteering event is this Sunday 16th August on the Gladbrook map. Travel on State Highway 87 towards Middlemarch and follow the signs into Kidds Road at Sutton. Start times are from 11:00am to 12:30pm. This is part of our Orienteer of the Year series and there are courses for all abilities. Our standard event fees will apply.

An update about requirements for running this event under Covid19 Alert level 2, or otherwise, will be posted here on Saturday.

  • Orienteering is intrinsically a socially distanced sport, particularly on an open map like Gladbrook, with 3 minute start intervals between competitors on the same course, spread across a 90min period between 11am-12.30pm.

  • At Either Level 1 or 2, if you feel unwell please do not attend the event.

  • Bring your own water cups/bottles, & tissues or handkerchiefs for using as you run.

  • Fill out your Event Registration form accurately, as our contact tracing record, with one bubble/carload representative approaching the caravan at a time, to pay and register.

  • Parents are responsible for ensuring their children respect social distancing requirements around other club volunteers and competitors.

  • A portaloo will be provided on site with hand sanitiser.

  • The contactless SportIdent system will be used. Hire one, or consider buying your own to avoid future hire. We have some for sale.

  • At this stage, please bring exact cash payment.

  • Results will be online later that evening.

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Virtual Orienteering across Otago...

Download MapRunF on your phone, and do some courses right now.

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What now, at Level 1 or 2?

Event scheduling for the year starts again, post Lockdown#1, juggled around bigger events, with timing yet to be re-negotiated. We have to seek landowner permissions and find club members who are willing to help run an event. Right now, though, you can;

  • do MapRunF courses with new Start Anywhere options.

  • use the Permanent Courses. Ross Creek has just been updated and extended.

  • Use old maps of events in public spaces; Town Belt South, Tomahawk, Botanic Gardens/Signal Hill/University campus, Bethunes Gully, Balmacewan/Kaikorai, Woodhaugh, Mosgiel Flatland, Glow Worms or Port Chalmers Rogaines. Go and find something new on the maps that you have never visited before.

This event is now tentatively rescheduled/reprogrammed for Anzac weekend 2021 South Island Champs.

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A reminder that the club is run on an entirely volunteer basis. We want events to be organised, safe and enjoyable for all of us, so we need you, the club members, to regularly help. Please offer your help in advance to the person listed as the Controller for the next event.

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  • is comprised of 4 x OY Classic and 4 x OY Sprint events.

  • your best 3 Classic and best 3 Sprint results are added together to determine the winner, amongst those of the same gender, who run the same course combinations as you.

  • any Planner or Controller for any of these 8 events is advantaged by getting the average of their 2 best other results, for the event that they are involved in. Make sure you put your hand up to be a Planner or Controller, at a location and time of year to suit you.