NOT the City Safari, 20 May 18
Fine day, gusty breeze from the NW. Dry underfoot (those deep streams excepted:-)) 57 participants. Score event, 2 or 3hrs. Max score 2120.
A good turnout at today's MTB rogaine, thanks for the nice comments about the Kapiti nooks and crannies and the pleasant riding environment. Great to see families with extra seats, trailers etc.
We've put up the scores off your cards with no checking as yet. History shows that there might be a few mathematical errors! I'm not entirely sure I've got you all in the right category due to male inability to multi-task, sing out if you see anything wrong. Pleasingly there seemed to be hardly any claims, will examine these later too.
But in the meantime, here's the route of the highest two scorers in the 3hr bike category, the Flying Takahe (1890pts) and BOMB (1850). They might give you some food for thought even if your chosen time period and/or length of legs was different. Plus the best 2hr rider Happy Hippo (1570), which might be more relevant as he had to make some tougher choices about leaving out awkward and low value points.
Takahe: 11 21 61 80 20 10 50 60 30 70 31 51 40 82 13 44 33? 53 63 47 39 73 29 37 91 54 15 45 36 72 55 38 90 46 28 34 25 43 42 27 33 71 22 41 26 32 23
BOMB: 11 21 61 80 10 50 20 60 30 70 31 35 53 13 82 44 51 40 32 14 47 63 39 73 29 37 91 54 15 45 26 41 22 71 36 23 72 55 38 90 46 34 27 28 43 42 33
Happy Hippo: 24 42 12 33 27 28 43 34 25 81 52 46 90 38 55 72 36 45 15 54 91 37 29 73 39 63 47 53 35 31 44 82 40 50 80 61
And here's something even better - at Strava Flybys you can see four teams who have uploaded their GPS tracks to Strava. Just ignore the three at the bottom, this link includes anyone else who crossed paths with Leon and Lara. Thanks to Leon for the link.
- Ivesy: Gail Ives 470
- Happy Hippo: John Robertson 1570
- Jenny Cassie Jan Sheppard Catherine Pantling 1100
- Too Tired for This: Maia Gasson, Millie, Erin 1050
- Spinning Spokes: Gavin Scott 1000
- Day Team: Kathryn Andy Kate Isla 910
- Tough like Smidgee: Sherlock, Nixon, Liam Drew 730
- Lucy and JJ Elwood 610 (had to leave after 90min)
- Speedsters: Tim Erica and Maegan Hodgkinson 540
- Wakeman Wanderers: Simon and Thomas Wakeman 540 -20L =520
- Murphy family: Chalyse, Hayley (6yrs) Finn (trailer) 440
- Blind Doe: Paul Healy, Hugo, Olive, Florence, Libby 400 -90L =310
- Kym Skerman Tina Moore 1550
- Dave Rudge Jerome Sheppard 1200
- L2: Lara Shephard Leon Perrie 1190
- Jungle Jill: Jill Dalton 680
- New Power Generation: Ali Mathew and William Power Sarah Underwood 610
- Flying Takahe: Mike Fee 1890
- Bomb: Jim Sutherland, Bill Clarke 1870 -20L =1850
- Path & Keg: Peg Leyland Kath Kelly 1680
- Rob Sinclair 1600
- Mark Elwood Sam Smith 1420
- Jane Harding Glen Syman 1360
- Currently Lost: Kirsten McCashin Christina Grove 1340
- Royce Mills, riding with... 1300
- Te Horo Beach: Bruce Henderson 1300
- Owen Mills 1000 -300L =700
Ak Attack Prologue, 10 Feb 18
assisted by Michael Wood. 18 riders.
Wow, did we target the wrong market today! Biking and trail running in Belmont Regional Park should have provided straightforward nav and interesting route choice. But a warm mist reduced the visibility and made it thoroughly red level! Newcomers had real trouble up there, but all found their way back.
The day was conceived as a contribution to a national series of MTBO events which hasn't got rolling yet, so was converted to an Ak Attack Prologue. Which may or may not be what people want before a rugged day in the Aka's!!! So Gavin chopped off the usual C1, and ran C2, 3 and 4 from up on the Old Coach Road to minimise climb. Putting out controls on Friday in a warm breeze, you could see for miles. This was going to be great!
We succeeded well in attracting some newish navigators, including women aiming at the Spirit of Adventure. But just as riders were setting off between 1-2pm, in rolled the mist. This made cross-country legs (which were allowed today) REALLY challenging, and even the appearance of a concrete bunker wasn't necessarily a help - which of the 50 was it??? So there were a few DNFs, but a lot of learning.
We have indicated some teams who cut out the last section to get back by our closing time (a maze of MTB tracks on the way down). Others should know that navigating in the mist requires top level skills and you'll benefit from re-riding the course on a normal day. Hint: you can get to the start with hardly any climb from the end of Normandale Road, when you've done the bunkers bit ride back down the Old Coach Road to your car.
Course 2, 15km, 450m climb
Course 3, 12km, 250m climb
- Jim Sutherland 155-47
Course 3, 8km, 100m climb
- Mike O'Connor, 141-55
- Bill Trompetter, 149-05
- David Derby cut d/h section 131-34
- Daniel Meares cut d/h section 132-29
- Howard Symmes cut d/h section 133-10
- Yasmin Kavas, Kirsty Bullard, Keryn Deller cut d/h section 154-10
- Karen Knowles,Lauren Prosser, Julia Han, Jo McManaway Found quite hard
- Adele Fitzpatrick and Annabelle also found quite hard
- Rob Pearce suffered from map in pocket syndrome
- Alex Blundell and Julia Fraser 147-50
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