Wellington MTBO Series 2011

Consult the Calendar for details of the next event.

Current titleholders
Open: Simon Kennett, Rachel Ockelford
Junior: Jonathan Barnes, Hannah Barnes
Veteran: Chris Sherwood, Jo Holden
Mens SuperVeteran: Graeme Silcock

Since 2000, Orienteering Hutt Valley has coordinated a series of MTB-Orienteering events in the southern North Island, and been a leader in creating MTB-specific maps. It works with other clubs which run events for bike-navigators, particularly the Hutt Valley Mountainbike Club. Four dates have been selected for 2011; some introductory events scheduled; and at the end of summer the long-distance Akatarawa Attack culminates the season. Kiwis will also ride in the Oceania MTBO Champs in Australia in October, and maybe the World Champs in Italy and the World Masters Champs in Sweden.

If you haven't tried MTB-Orienteering before, download some general info about how we do MTBO around Wellington. This doesn't change much from year to year, though in 2011 we introduced an expectation to carry a cellphone in non-urban events; this is to hasten response to an injury incident. The rest of this page covers information specific to the current series and will be added shortly.

2011 Programme (Subject to Confirmation)

Date Type Venue Chief Planner Assistant Planner Terrain
Sat 9 Apr Brownie Event Lower Hutt Michael Wood   Flat, Hutt riverbank
Sun 1 May Brownie Event Upper Hutt     Flat, Hutt riverbank
Sun 29 May Familiarisation Event Mt Victoria Liam & Rachel Drew Rachel & Liam Drew Choice of easy and challenging tracks
Sat 18 Jun Series #1 Windmill Jim Sutherland Ant Bradshaw Lots single track, steep
Sun 17 Jul Series #2 West Wind Simon Kennett John Randal Construction roads and singletrack, both gentle and steep
Sun 14 Aug Series #3 St Pats Forest Jenny Visser & Mike Fee Mike Fee & Jenny Visser Forest roads and singletrack, steep
Sat 17 Sep Series #4 QE Park Paekakariki Steve Meeres Gordon McDonald Numerous coastal tracks, farmland, flat

Series Conventions

This page was installed by Scorekeeper of Orienteering Hutt Valley and updated on 6 Sep 11 (Changed date for event #4).