Orienteering events start
The orienteering season has begun and the first of a series of six local orienteering events was held last month on a new map of Kinloch.
More than 30 people ranging in age from 7 to 70-plus years rode their bikes, walked or ran finding the points and clues on the map, including quite a number practising for the women’s Spring Challenge being held in Taupo¯ on Saturday, October 27.
The next Taupo¯ Orienteering Club event will be held on Sunday, October 7 in the Wharewaka Point/Five Mile Bay area. The start point will be signposted from the entrance to Wharewaka Point Reserve. Bring your mountain bike or do it on foot, no previous orienteering experience is necessary. The start time is between 10am and 11am and it will take about 60 minutes by bike or 60 or 90 minutes on foot. The fee is $5 per map for orienteering club members and $10 for nonmembers. Bring a compass (unless you can tell where north is when the sun isn’t out), an A4 plastic bag for the map, a pen to write the answers and a timer.