NZ Secondary Schools Champs - Long

Friday 20 July 2018
Map/Location:
Leithfield (43°14'09.4"S 172°44'22.0"E)
Event Type:
Long Distance
Planner:
Michael Smithson
Controller:
Bruce Steven
Co-ordinator:
Iona Powell

Scale: 1:10,000 Orange and Red; 1:7,500 Yellow and White

Contour Interval: 2.5m

Terrain: Plantation pine forest on sand dunes and farmland. 

Levels:
Championship: for experienced orienteers
Standard: for those with less experience
Senior Novice: for first time senior orienteers

Map Description: Leithfield is almost dead-flat, the terrain includes a mixture of mature pine forest and low-visibility pine set on relatively vague inland sand dunes, intricate coastal dunes and extremely fast open farmland.
The map has been updated to ISOM2017. There is a legend on the map.

Driving directions to the event:
From Christchurch:
Head north from Christchurch on SH1, travelling through Woodend and Waikuku. 10.8km north of the Pegasus Roundabout turn right into Ashworths Beach Road (there is a right turn bay in the centre of the road). This is just after the end of the passing lanes. It is 38km from the airport - allow 40 mins.
From Amberley:
Head south for 7.5 km from Amberley on SH1 and turn left into Ashworths Beach Road.

Travel 1.4km from the SH1 turn off to the end of the road and park in the paddock as directed.

Out of Bounds prior to races: The area either side of Ashworths Beach Road. North of the route to the start. Farmland north of the Event Centre.
You can warmup on the way to the start and on the beach south of the start.

Distance to the Start: There is one start for all courses. The start is 500m along a sandy track. The start is on the beach and exposed to the south so if the weather is southerly it will be cold out on the beach.
The start triangle is 50m from the start line.
A clothing return will be operating.

Registration Opens: 9:30am

Start Times: First starts at 10.30am

Prizegiving for Sprint and Long: As close to 2:30pm as we can manage

Course Closure: 3pm

Relay Team registration forms handed in at the Registration tent: by 3pm

Event Centre Layout:
NZSSOC Long arena

Course details:

I N D I V I D U A L  
L O N G

GRADES

E S T    
W I N N I N G   
T I M E S

D I F F I C U L T Y
(NZ Orienteering standard)

DISTANCE (km)

# of controls

Map Scale

Event course 1

Senior Boys Champs

45-50 minutes

Red

5.9

22

1:10,000

Event course 2

Senior Girls Champs

45-50 minutes

Red

4.9

17

1:10,000

Event course 3

Intermediate Boys Champs

35-40 minutes

Orange

3.8

16

1:10,000

Event course 4

Intermediate Girls Champs

35-40 minutes

Orange

3.6

14

1:10,000

Event course 5

Senior Boys Standard

35-40 minutes

Orange

3.4

14

1:10,000

Event course 6

Senior Girls Standard

35-40 minutes

Orange

3.2

14

1:10,000

Event course 7

Junior Boys Championship

Int. Boys Standard

25-30 minutes

Yellow

3.2

13

1:7,500

Event course 8

Junior Girls Championship

Int. Girls Standard

25-30 minutes

Yellow

2.9

13

1:7,500

Event course 9

Yr 7/8 Boys Championship

Senior Boys Novice

25-30 minutes

Yellow

2.8

11

1:7,500

Event course 10

Yr 7/8 Girls Championship

Senior Girls Novice

25-30 minutes

Yellow

2.6

9

1:7,500

Event course 11

Junior Boys Standard

Yr 7/8 Boys Standard

25-30 minutes

White

2.8

21

1:7,500

Event course 12

Junior Girls Standard

Yr 7/8 Girls Standard

25-30minutes

White

2.2

14

1:7,500

 

Course Notes:

  • Some tracks are used for quad and motorbikes - take care if you hear them approaching.

  • Electric fences will be off unless way off course.

  • Significant wind fallen trees have been mapped as the dark green vegetation or the dark green hedge line. Be careful if you traverse along wind fallen trees.

  • The coastal dunes have lots of clearings and only a few larger ones have been mapped.

  • The light green vegetation shade has been used to indicate lower visibility, but generally the run-ability will be good or even very good.

  • As with most sand dune areas the tracks can be hard to see in some places. A track should be reasonable distinct to be mapped. There are a number track "look alikes" in the terrain, which have not been mapped.

  • We will construct fence crossings on the white course. Otherwise you can cross fences anywhere. Please take care to look after yourself and the fence. Fences will be shown on all maps.

  • Large stumps are marked with a green cross.

  • All maps are printed on A4 waterproof paper. Plastic bags are not required.

  • There will be water at the start, finish and on the courses.

  • There is no toilet at the start.

  • The safety bearing is east to the beach and then south to the lake/start.

  • Off the tracks be careful of branches at eye level, eye protection is recommended for competitors on orange and red courses

Leithfield

 

HDC

 

An old version of the map (used the last time the map was the venue for a race) is available to download here. Note, that the new maps for this year have the new ISOM2017 spec - the old one here is the old specifications.