The New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Orienteering Team made a successful start to the Southern Cross Junior Challenge in Queensland today, winning all four grades. Yesterday’s event was the first of three events, in which the NZ team compete against teams from the Australian states. It was a sprint orienteering event held on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
In three words we could describe todays map as; steep, green and lots of fight. Todays training plan consisted of long distance training and a flying shamile. In the morning we had the long distance training which was a 5.6km course with 375m of climb. The course had controls […]
Junior Camp 2014 DAY 1 Today we went to the Hapua Wetlands map, a rugged farmland scattered with pockets of native bush. The forest areas were somewhat overgrown compared to what was indicated on the map, making progress through the forest fairly slow. In the morning we split into our […]
As it says this is not a WOC report, but for those who will be following the middle distance online tomorrow, to help you visualize what it’s like attached are the map and some photos from today’s model event – steep and rocky! Malcolm
And so to Venice… or rather our accommodation in Lido di Jesolo, where we arrived yesterday afternoon. Think four streets parallel to a long, long beach, wall-to-wall hotels, souvenir shops and amusement arcades, and you can imagine that it’s not really the kind of place that you would expect elite athletes to be hanging out in! The beach itself is covered by row after row of sunshades and loungers. Nonetheless this is our home for 3 nights, as dictated by the WOC organizers, for the first individual event, the sprint.