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By PAPO - Tue 11 Nov 2014 6:37pm

News from PAPO

The South Island Orienteering Championships start times for competitors are available on http://www.papo.org.nz

The South Island Championships 2014 are being held in the Geraldine region over the 15th – 16th November 2014 weekend.

A total of 213 Competitors from throughout New Zealand have entered. See the Event Programme on the website for details.

Day One – Middle distance event  – “Kakahu [map] is a spectacular new area that includes sections of sinkholes, highly-runnable kanuka forest and intricate rock detail. The terrain is quite technical and will challenge even the most careful orienteer. Expect an exciting race where even a small lapse in concentration can cause major time-loss, and the medals will be hard-fought right until the last control.”

Day One – Sprint distance event  – “Geraldine [map] is a new map at the heart of this scenic South Canterbury village. It includes urban parks, riverside forest, Geraldine High School and parts of the village centre.  There will be fast transitions between highly runnable urban terrain and slow cryptic forest. Expect to get wet feet on Courses 1 and 2. This event will provide good opportunities for spectators to watch the action and for everyone to stay on the map for a post-race beer.”

Day Two – Long distance event – “[Craigmore map] The terrain is rolling to steep farmland in a karst landscape with extensive dolines, limestone rock escarpments, pockets of native bush and scattered vegetation.”

source: Event Programme on http://www.papo.org.nz


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