Wellington MTBO Series 2011
Consult the Calendar for details of the next event.
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)
|Sat 9 Apr
||Flat, Hutt riverbank
|Sun 1 May
||Flat, Hutt riverbank
|Sun 29 May
||Liam & Rachel Drew
||Rachel & Liam Drew
||Choice of easy and challenging tracks
|Sat 18 Jun
||Lots single track, steep
|Sun 17 Jul
||Construction roads and singletrack, both gentle and steep
|Sun 14 Aug
||St Pats Forest
||Jenny Visser & Mike Fee
||Mike Fee & Jenny Visser
||Forest roads and singletrack, steep
|Sat 17 Sep
||QE Park Paekakariki
||Numerous coastal tracks, farmland, flat
- Entry: Enter on the day. The calendar will have the registration time. The registration window may be as little as 30min or as much as 2 hours.
- Entry fee: Snr/Jnr $20/$10 with $5 discount for orienteering club members. OHV has a half-price introductory subscription which is only $10/$5 and family concessions.
- Course Type: Events may be fixed-time score or fixed-order time events, according to the decision of the planner.
- Recreational Rider? If you're recreational or would like to ride in a group, then classes are irrelevant. Just seek the organiser's advice on what course or part-course would suit you.
- Series Rider? If you wish to accumulate points over the series, you need to nominate your class when you register, and ride the course set down for your class: Men and Women, subdivided into School, Open, and Veteran (40+ years). Age is as at 31 December. No problem with swapping classes, but you don't carry points across.
- Courses: There will generally be 3 or 4, labelled as follows:
- Course 1 for OM. Expected fastest time usually 90-120min, distance 20-25km
- Course 2 for VM, JM, OW, VW, JW. Expected fastest time (usu a VM) 80-100min, distance 13-18km. Note that the juniors this is designed for are very capable!
- Course 3 is a recreational course with easier navigation and riding. Expected fastest time 40-60min, distance 5-10km. On some venues there might be a shorter Course 4 suitable for younger juniors. What is done here will depend on the terrain.
- Course 99 is another recreational “course”. There is no fixed order, you just get as many controls as you can in 60 minutes. We can give you guidance as to which ones would suit your riding level.
- Winner's Time in class divided by Your Time, multiplied by 25.0
- For score events, Your Score divided by Winner's Score in class, times 25.0
- If a rider in a score event gets all the controls and finishes early,
they have their score factored up to the full time for the purpose of series points.
- To nearest one decimal place
- To reward those who put in this work, a score of "best other score" will be awarded
to up to two course planners.
- Best THREE results count, so max possible is 75.0
- Results: will be posted on the web, target within 24hrs. Access them through the
OHV website or the
This page was installed by Scorekeeper
of Orienteering Hutt Valley and updated on 6 Sep 11 (Changed date for event #4).