Waikaia O Weekend

Entry

We're pleased to announce entry is now open for the Waikaia O Weekend! 

http://oentry.javanut.net/waikaia-2017
 

Update 15/01/2017: Due to the situation with the road and limited parking at the events centre we have had to limit numbers to 200 participants. Entry closes on Sunday 22nd Jan, late entries (at a higher fee) may be accepted at the discretion of the organsiors past this date. 

 

Entry information updated as of 23/12/2016

Entry is done by course rather than by age grades (though courses are split into both men and women). However we have provided recommended grade/course combinations below in order to help you select an apppropiate course for your ability.

SuperSeries elite and junior runners must run the denoted course for their age grade (as per below) if they want to score points.

Queenstown Short: M21E, M20A and W21E run Red Elite (course 1), W20A run Red Long (course 2)

Waikaia Long : M21E run Red Elite (course 1), M20A and W21E run Red Long (course 2), W20A run Red Medium (course 3)

Waikaia Middle: M21E and M20A run Red Elite (course 1), W21E and W20A run Red Long (course 2)

 

Queenstown Short

Non-urban 'short' event with a 15-20min winnning time planned for all courses.

 

Course Men Women Winning time Difficulty
1 Red Elite M21E, M20A, M21A W21E 15-20mins Red
2 Red Long M16A, M18A, M40A, M50A W20A 15-20mins Red
3 Red Medium M40AS, M21AS W16A, W18A, W21A, W40A, W50A 15-20mins Red
4 Red Short M60A, M70A W40AS, W21AS, W60A, W70A 15-20mins Red
5 Orange M14A, All senior B grades W14A, All senior B grades 15-20mins Orange
6 Yellow M12A, Senior C grades W12A, Senior C grades 15-20mins Yellow
7 White M10A, M12B W10A, W12B 15-20mins White
         

 

Waikaia Long 

Red Elite is equivalent to the men's elite course run at major events with a 95min winning time, with all other red courses scaled from there. Red Ultra-Short will be planned to avoid some of the rougher terrain, and so it is suitable for the more mature participants.

 

Course Men Women Winning time Difficulty
1 Red Elite M21E   95mins Red
2 Red Long M20A, M21A, M18A, M40A W21E 70mins Red
3 Red Medium M16A, M50A, M21AS W18A, W20A, W21A, W40A 50mins Red
4 Red Short M60A, M40AS W16A, W50A, W21AS 45mins Red
5 Red Ultra-short M70A W60A, W40AS 45mins Red
6 Orange M18B, M21B, M14A, M40B W21B, W40B, W14A, W18B 45mins Orange
7 Yellow M12A, M14B, M21C W12A, W14B, W21C 2.5-4km Yellow
8 White M10, M12B W10, W12B 1.5-2.5km White

 

Waikaia Middle

Course Men Women Winning time Difficulty
1 Red Elite M21E, M20A   30-35mins Red
2 Red Long M21A, M18A, M40A W21E, W20A 30-35mins Red
3 Red Medium M16A, M50A, M21AS W18A, W21A, W40A 30-35mins Red
4 Red Short M60A, M40AS W16A, W50A, W21AS 30-35mins Red
5 Red Ultra-short M70A W60A, W40AS 30-35mins Red
6 Orange M18B, M21B, M14A, M40B W21B, W40B, W14A, W18B 30-35mins Orange
7 Yellow M12A, M14B, M21C W12A, W14B, W21C 25mins Yellow
8 White M10, M12B W10, W12B 25mins White

 

Entry Fees

  Junior Senior Family
Short $10 $20 $40
Long $12.50 $25 $50
Middle $12.50 $25 $50
Total $30 $60 $140

 

 

Technical Difficulty

Four colour codes are used to denote the technical difficulty of an orienteering course: White, Yellow, Orange and Red.

 

White

Courses must follow drawn linear features (tracks, fences, streams, distinct vegetation boundaries, etc).

A control site must be placed at every decision point eg. a turning point, a track junction or a change in the type of linear feature - from following a track to following a stream.

All control markers must be visible from the approach side.

Where the course has to deviate from the handrail feature (e.g. to cross through a forest block), the route must be marked all the way until a new handrail feature is reached.

Compass use is limited to map orientation only.

No route choice is offered.

Control descriptions in English.

 

Yellow

Control sites must be on or near (less than 50m) drawn linear features (tracks, fences, streams, distinct vegetation boundaries, etc) but preferably not at turning points.

This gives the opportunity to follow handrails or to cut across country (i.e. limited route choice).

Control sites shall be visible from the approach side by any reasonable route.

Compass use is limited to rough directional navigation.

Contour recognition is not required for navigation but simple contour features may be used for control sites.

 

Orange

Courses have route choice with prominent attack points near the control sites and/or catching features less than 100m behind.

Control sites may be small point features and the control markers need not necessarily be visible from the attack point.

Simple navigation by contours and rough compass with limited distance estimation required. Use of a chain of prominent features as "stepping stones" is encouraged.

 

Red

Navigation is as difficult as possible with small contour and point features preferred control sites (no obvious attack points, no handrails).

Control sites shall be placed in areas rich in detail.

Route choice shall be an important element in most legs.