Ori­en­teer­ing events start

Taupo & Turangi Weekender - - News -

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.

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