North West Club was the host Club for Tūāraki Northern Regional & Auckland Champs 2022 over Labour Weekend. And what a weekend it was – after weeks of planning and preparation, beautiful spring weather was the icing on the cake and set the backdrop for 3 intense days of orienteering.
Woodhill Forest affords a variety of terrain and competitors have commented about how they loved the varied technical nature of the courses plus their physicality. Putting these two together meant all aspects of one’s orienteering were challenged and staying focussed was key! Congratulations to the Course Planners and Controllers who made the most of the magic of Woodhill in creating wonderful engaging courses.
Day 3 saw a chasing start which made for an exciting day of racing. Competitors started in order of their combined times from the previous 2 days with the fastest first off and subsequent runners following based on their times behind the leading competitor. The first runner over the finish line being the winner within each class for the three days of competition.
Huge thanks to Greg Flynn who masterminded the technology behind the Chasing Start – some competitors were heard to say ‘we need more chasing starts!’
Results from the weekend, including the combined results for all 3 days, are now available on the event website here
Please note that only those competitors who completed all 3 courses are included in the overall results. Photos from the 3 days are available on North West Club’s Facebook page and on the event website here