Orienteering Hutt Valley

Around Wellington


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Around Wellington: Riding with a Reason

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. Our season has changed over the years, 2015 spilling into early 2016 with a late 2015 NZ Champs and the feared Ak Attack in January.

This year the season is concentrated on the second half of the year, leading up to the 2016 NZ Champs in November. There will be a couple of beginner-focussed events and three of a standard length. Some may head to Perth for the Australian Champs; and we'll wheel out a "Not the Ak Attack" in an equally tough area in late January.

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Sun 21 Aug: B-Max 1 Karori Park
Sun 11 Sep: B-Max 2 Harcourt Park (UH)

Sun 2 Oct: Series #1 Wainui MTB Park
Sat 29 Oct: Series #2 TBA
Sun 6 Nov:Series #3 Tawatawa Reserve
12-13 Nov: North Island Champs Auckland (3 events)
18-20 Nov: 2016 NZ Champs (4 events)
Sun 29 Jan 2017: NOT the Akatarawa Attack
8/4hr MTB Rogaine, just as rugged at the Aka's but somewhere else in odd years.

All provisional subject to landowner permission

Mountains... Mud... Maps... Mental!

ORIENTEERING ON FOOT: "involves finding your way through unfamiliar terrain using a map." Competitions are usually individual, but groups are welcome too. Checkpoints may have to be visited in a certain order, or a time limit is set. Courses can take anything from 10 minutes up, with an hour quite common.
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MTB-ORIENTEERING: "riding your way through a network of singletrack, 4WD tracks, roads and paths using a map. Sometimes you can shortcut between tracks but it's mostly about choosing the best track route and then following it without delays. Most events are designed to take 1-2 hours, but there are shorter and longer variations.
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