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Training Log Archive: Nieuwy

In the 7 days ending May 13:

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  Orienteering2 2:28:46 6.19(24:02) 9.96(14:56) 204
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Sunday May 13 #

10 AM

Orienteering 1:44:14 [3] 3.31 km (31:29 / km) +82m 28:01 / km

Went into Kingston in the morning to check out the foreshore for a possible sprint map. There are some nice bits, but I don't think there is enough and the best bits are too far apart.

Drove up to Cantara with the Diments and went for a map walk with them. This was great! I haven't been there for almost 10 years and it is great to go back. I was showing the Diments the best ways to navigate there and just having a bit of fun finding stuff. Found an echidna in one of the big open depressions.

Parts of it are exactly as they were, but other parts are a bit thicker. I think it is still usable, just with some careful course setting.

Saturday May 12 #

3 PM

Orienteering 44:32 [3] 6.65 km (6:42 / km) +122m 6:08 / km
ahr:148 max:171

Course set by James Lloyd on his parent's property 20km East of Kingston SE. Brand new map made by David George from Lidar data.

Hard to describe the terrain, but basically inland dunes on farmland with pockets of bush which is mostly too thick to get through. Contours are subtle but good enough to give a challenge. Some nice depressions too (there were no tag lines on the map, so everything was a knoll and you had to work it out for yourself when you got there!). A few rock piles made nice point features, but a few more would be nice.

I think if it gets a proped field check and the vegetation mapped correctly it could be used for an event. Maybe just a local OY or a SA middle champs.

Stayed the night in a "hut" on the property, which has beds for 6, kitchen, gas stove, bbq, wood heater, and a detatched bathroom with flushing toilet and wood fired hot shower. Geat place to stay!

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