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  • #3 Classic OY Sunday 20th October, 11 - 12.30pm,

Christies Gully, Christies Gully Rd, Henley 9073, New Zealand.

  • #4 Classic OY Sunday 3rd November, 11 – 12:30pm,

Seacliff North, Marks Rd, Karitane 9471, New Zealand.

Kia ora koutou,

Hopefully you can make it to Christies Gully next weekend, 20th October, for a run/walk/wander in the south end of this large map; some great terrain that few of us are likely to have run on previously, and anyone who’s old enough to have done so won’t remember anyway.

Everyone welcome, and courses suitable to complete beginners to experienced and fit.

The usual 6 courses available (with approx. distances)

  • White 3.1 km
  • Yellow 3.7 km
  • Orange 4.1 km
  • Short Red 3.6 km
  • Medium Red 5.1 km
  • Long Red 7.9 km

Start times 11.30 am until 1 pm.

Directions will be signposted from Henley settlement (tucked on east side of Taieri river, halfway down the flood-free plain) (-45.9883838,170.1661913). It’s a stone’s throw from there:

300 m SW of bridge/settlement, a good shingle road leads up into hills east of the river. Follow this ~1 km to carparking. Start area is <5 min walk from there.

Planner and semi-organiser: Jim Cotter (021 025 479 67, or reply email)

Controller: Craig Pelvin

Update and reminder next week. Hope to see you there,

Ngā mihi mahana,

Jim and Craig

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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.


  • 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.
  • anyone who is a Planner or Controller is advantaged by getting the average of their 2 best results for the event that they plan or control.

For 2019, OY Classic #1 was 23rd March, Matarae, OY Classic #2 was 7th July, Flagstaff Creek. OY Sprint #1 was Balmacewen/Columba, OY Sprint #2 was Botanic Garden. Make sure you get to the rest of the events to have a chance to win, and put your hand up to be a Planner or Controller for next year's events, at a location and time of year to suit you.