Canterbury Champs

Date: 1-2 December 2018
Location: Christchurch
Type: Orienteering
Description: Event name:
Canterbury Champs regional 2-day orienteering carnival featuring two of our very favourite maps.

Start date and time:
Start / finish: From 12 noon onwards on Sat Dec 1 at the St Andrews College Outdoor Centre, also known as the Alistair Sidey Mountain Lodge.Finishes on Sunday after event

Location: Sat - Castle Hill, Sunday - Hogsback (Texas Flat)

Welcome to the 2018 Canterbury Champs regional 2-day orienteering carnival featuring another of our most adventurous maps. This is an open event for anyone to enter, but the courses are designed to be ONZ High Performance level to test our Elite WOC and JWOC team contenders. There will be 10 courses offered across all age group categories.

Sat event:
The terrain is a mixture of river terraces and landslip moraine. It is mostly covered with native beech, but includes open tussock and rejuvenating manuka, as well as some developed urban terrain. Includes numerous small hills and depressions. The bush is mostly runnable and includes a detailed track network, but has some greener areas.

Sunday event:
Hogsback is one of PAPO's premier maps, which was mapped by elite Nick Hann. Since then, it has been used for our showcase events and deserves its place in the top collection. The native beech forest is very runnable, with a natural scattering of old branches underfoot. The rivers are clear and cold but crossable and the hills, ridges and gullies create wonderful navigational challenges. There are a few tracks that may help (depending on the deviousness of the planner) and are worth watching out for. Areas without trees may have grass, marsh, dracophyllum bushes or open gravel and from the top of the hills there are clear views up to the mountains around.

Accommodation info:
Dorm beds available: The lodge sleeps 40 = 4 x 10 dorm room beds at $35 each. Beds are all bunk beds with no linen or pillows supplied, so BYO linen, kitchen teatowels and towels etc. f you are interested in booking a bed, please email us and provide name and phone contact for people planning to stay, thanks.

Contact details :

Contact: Peninsula and Plains Orienteers (PAPO)