The pine trees at Wainuiomata are still there! Here's what we wrote last time: big enough for a middle distance (= long for many of us) and there are some paddocks too. The pines were planted at wide spacings and you could run in your socks. There's some native which the deer have been thinning for us! There's a maze of tracks made by a tractorised mower.
Here's another chance to use our best training area - and we'd particularly like to see (a) the club's schoolies ahead of the NISS Champs and (b) some experienced orienteers who can shadow, observe and give hints to the students. You will get value from this too. Arrive on time so we can pair you up, ie there isn't the usual window of time.
DIY style event. Ribbons are placed for an orange course, plenty of scope for concocting virtual controls to make longer/harder courses. Steepness will make up for the small map! Print your own map from this link on the OHV website. If you don't have a printer come anyway. Some people will have spares, we suggest a gold coin to cover their ink, its expensive. Bring your own minigrip bag of course. No entry fee.
NOTE No timing, no computer displays, PA system, event website, coffee cart, food vendor, toilet, parking marshalls, independent course checking etc etc etc. Just a nice little map which calls on a variety of skills.
Special note for yellow/orange orienteers - you haven't had to use pictorial control descriptions yet. Well this is a training event so you can learn. Do some homework before you come from this resource on the NISS website.