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Discussion: NZ Secondary School Champs

in: Orienteering; General

Aug 23, 2019 10:01 PM # 
May be a little biassed but here's a pretty good video package....

...and no need to sign up to some 3rd party platform to view it!
Aug 23, 2019 11:28 PM # 
Nice one, Twitch. Some of these kids have been to the Europe twice this year, with one taking part in world schools champs, JWOC and JWMTBO. They are amassing an amazing amount of experience. Havent ever heard of world schools being mentioned as a motivator in this forum?
Aug 24, 2019 1:49 AM # 
I didn't even know it was a thing but then if WMTBOC rarely rates a mention in these forums (other than by one contributor to denigrate the US team) then I'd be pretty upset if the world schools champs had a bigger showing.
Aug 24, 2019 2:10 AM # 
(incidentally, when I say biassed, I mean as a NZer, didn't intend to imply that I have any part in the production or the championship itself. I believe there will be further 'episodes' from the long and sprint)
Aug 25, 2019 10:42 AM # 
The Long: There's a sprint one being cut as I write.
Aug 25, 2019 4:56 PM # 
Hey Americans, do you like that mounded sandhill pine forest with the long grasses terrain? There is a large park down in North Miami that has a lot of that exact type of terrain -open and complex at the same time. I look at the kids running over those mounds and through the grasses and see Oleta River all over again.
Sep 2, 2019 12:22 PM # 
riley mcfarlane :
@gordhun wrong hemisphere mate
Sep 2, 2019 12:26 PM # 
With any Florida area, you'd probably have to include the disclaimer "providing it's still standing (and above water) this time next week" - although Miami seems to be out of the firing line for now.
Sep 2, 2019 2:58 PM # 
Right you are Blair. I have an event scheduled for Oct 26 right at the north end of Palm Beach County. Ground zero where Dorian is supposed to hit the Florida coast and turn north. Hoping first that all the people stay safe, second that there will be a park left for the event.
Then Dorian is scheduled to rake the Florida coast northward and past my Nov 16 event at Gold Head Branch SP while attacking venues where two popular orienteering training camp are to be held in this month.
Sep 2, 2019 5:32 PM # 
@ Down-Unders,
There is a lot of sandy dunes terrain in North America,
interesting for orienteering. I have seen really exciting terrain in Cape Cod area, and
in South Alabama's Gulf Coast. I am sure there are numerous other places.
However, the use of this terrain for orienteering is currently banned due to efforts of liberal-progressive "green nazis". In case gordhun found an exception is FL it is a great news.
Sep 11, 2019 11:41 AM # 
riley mcfarlane :
Any new ones?
Sep 11, 2019 1:29 PM # 
Lots of great sand terrain in Nebraska and eastern Colorado, but nobody lives near it.

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