Registration for the Orienteering School Sprint Series is now closed.
See below for general information regarding this competition:
The first event for the Orienteering School Sprint Series starts on Thursday 22rd February to be held at Albany Junior High. There will be 5 sprints in total. (Please see all event dates below)
Events will start around 4.15pm, rain, hail or shine, and the last competitors should finish about 5.30pm or just after. Course lengths will be approximately 1.7km for Y 7/8. Winning times are generally about 15 mins.
The winner of the series in each grade is based on the best 4 out of 5 events with points being given as a % against the winner’s time (1000 to the winner). The runners carry a type of transponder called an ecard which records their time at each control. Controls must be visited in the correct order. It’s not possible to cheat as the transponder knows the order of the course.
It’s a fun competition and it’s a format the students enjoy, fast yet challenging and over relatively quickly. This will be excellent preparation for the North Harbour event later in the term.
Students will need to organise their own transport to and from the events. Year 8’s please note the week you are at camp - you should be back in time to still compete.
Event Dates are as follows:
Event 1 - 22nd Feb – Albany Junior High
Event 2 - 1stt March - Westlake Boys High School
Event 3 - 8th March –Pinehurst
Event 4 – 15th March – Long Bay College (Camp Week 1)
Event 5 – 22rd March –Kristin School (Camp Week 2)