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JWOC Selection Events 5/6 March – Final Information
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 25 Feb 2016 4:54pm
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JWOC Selection Event 5/6 March – Information

Saturday 5 March: Middle Distance

 Map:    Smedley Station 1:10000, 5m contour interval

Directions: From the North (or Napier airport) take Highway 50 to Smedley Road, and turn right.  If you reach Tikokino, turn back , you will have gone about a kilometre too far. From the South follow Highway 50 to Tikokino, then look for Smedley Road which will be on the left approximately one kilometre past Tikokino. The road takes you to Smedley Station HQ, from here follow farm tracks to the event centre. The event will be signposted from the intersection of SH50 & Smedley Road.

From Highway 50 it is 13km, approx. 15-20 mins. Smedley Road is unsealed from about halfway and narrow and windy so please take extreme care. The start of Smedley Road is 46km from Hastings. Allow a total of 1 hour travelling from Hastings to the Event centres and an additional 15 mins from Napier.

Parking: Allow 10 minutes from Smedley Station HQ to a small parking area, further parking is 500 m further on adjacent to the finish. There are 3 steep ascents/descents and if wet parking may be at HQ. There is no mobile phone coverage at the event centre.

Start:   Adjacent to parking.

Start times: To be allocated, 2 minute start interval, first start 1.30 pm.

Course lengths/climb:

Men:                3.25 km, 250 m climb, 17 controls

Women:           3.03 km, 210 m climb, 13 controls

Terrain: Gully spur farmland with scattered totara, denser around some of the gullies. Streambeds are often surrounded by some impassable cliffs and native trees of variable runnability. Full body clothing is recommended due to the presence of ongaonga and bush lawyer.

Sunday 6 March: Long Distance

Map:    Smedley Station 1:15000, 5m contour interval

Directions: As for Saturday to Smedley Station HQ.

Parking: Allow 5 minutes from Smedley Station HQ to parking area. There is no mobile phone coverage at the event centre.

Start:   There is a 20-25 minute walk to the start.

Start times: To be allocated, 3 minute start interval, first start 10.00 am.

Course lengths/climb:

Men:                8.25 km, 450 m climb, 20 controls

Women:           6.60 km, 350 m climb, 14 controls

Terrain: Gully spur farmland with scattered totara, denser around some of the gullies. Streambeds are often surrounded by some impassable cliffs and native trees of variable runnability. Full body clothing is recommended due to the presence of ongaonga and bush lawyer.

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