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CSW 3 – Te Ahumairangi – MUST PRE-ENTER
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Sun 23 Aug 2020

Te Ahumairangi

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Please carefully read over the following information regarding CSW 3 at Te Ahumairangi this Sunday. In order for us to be able to continue to hold events under COVID-19 alert level 2, it is important that everyone follows all instructions.

The event on Sunday is pre-entry only. Everyone who would like to come along MUST fill out the pre-entry form. We will not be taking any entries on the day. Entries close at midnight on Friday night.

If you have a CSW clip card, you may use this for your payment. Everyone else should follow the instructions from the online entry and transfer their entry fee into our bank account.

The event is based out of Stellin Memorial Park in Northland. Please park in the surrounding streets as we will be using the car park area for queueing and maintaining physical distance between participants.

All participants must leave the event immediately after finishing their course (and downloading). We also request that parents avoid hanging around waiting around for their children to finish, but rather drop off their children and return to pick them up later.

The event centre will look different from what you are used to. Please ensure you follow all the signs and listen to any instructions you are given.

Ensure you follow the recommendations from the Ministry of Health around personal hygiene: wash your hands often, cough/sneeze into your elbow, consider wearing a face covering. You must not come to the event if you have any cold or flu symptoms.

We have split the start window up into blocks. The first three blocks are for schools running in our CSW competition. The afternoon block is for club members and families (including the children of club members who are competing in the CSW series). You must ensure that you arrive during your assigned start block and leave as soon as you have completed your course.

Block 1: 10:00 am – 10:20 am: Onslow College, Wellington College, Wellington Girls’ College, Queen Margaret College, Samuel Marsden

Block 2: 10:40 am – 11:00 am: Newlands College, other Wellington and Kapiti schools

Block 3: 11:20 am – 11:40 am: Hutt Valley High School and other Hutt Valley schools

Block 4: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Club members, general public, and families (note that if we have a large number of entries, we may split this into two separate start blocks).

The third event in our College Sport Wellington series explores the nooks and crannies of Te Ahumairangi in the Wellington town belt. The area is a mixture of regenerating native bush and mature pines on a steep, rocky ridge system overlooking the harbour, with a complex track network to explore.

The event centre is at Stellin Memorial Park on Orangi Kaupapa Road. Please park in the surrounding streets and walk up to the event centre past the new barrier.

There are five courses on offer:

  • Red Medium (longest and hardest course) - 4.8 km, 18 controls.
  • Red Short (technically challenging, but shorter than red long) - 2.5 km, 14 controls.
  • Orange (for those with a bit more experience) - 2.8km, 14 controls.
  • Yellow (a bit harder than white, good for confident beginners) - 2.0 km, 14 controls.
  • White (easiest course, ideal for beginners and young orienteers) - 1.1 km, 12 controls.

Bear in mind these distances are the straight lines between controls, you will generally be running about one-and-a-half times as far. This is also a steep area and the harder courses have a bit more than 10% climb, so the distances are slightly shorter than usual.

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