Pokapū Central Orienteering Regional Champs 2024

Welcome to the 2024 Matariki weekend Pokapū Central Orienteering Regional Championships hosted by Hawkes Bay Orienteering Club.

Individual Sprint Championships

FRIday 28 JUNE 1pm

Map:

Havelock Schools

Scale:

1:4,000/3,000

Location:

Havelock North

Distance:

15mins from Napier/Hastings

Terrain:

School Campus

Start times:

First starts from 1pm.

Course Planner:

Phillip Herries

Controller:

Hugh Forlong-Ford

Individual Middle Championships

SATURday 29 June 10.30 AM

Map:

Springvale

Scale:

1:10,000/7,500

Location:

Central Hawkes Bay

Distance:

50mins from Hastings

Terrain:

Gully/spur farmland with sections of native bush.

Start times:

From 10.30am

Course Planner:

Shane Wilson

Controller:

Susan Edwards

Individual Long Championships

SUNDAY 30 JUNE 10.00AM

Map:

Hautope

Scale:

1:10,000/7,500

Location:

Central Hawkes Bay

Distance:

50mins from Hastings

Terrain:

Rolling farmland

Start times:

From 10.00am

Course Planner:

James Watson

Controller:

Murray Harty

Events

Recent Updates / News

Bulletin 2 is out, please check the updates for notices start blocks and Weather


Entries

Closing date for entries is 11.59pm Saturday 22nd June 2024 

SPORTident (SI) will be used for all events. Standard types of SI cards can be used – i.e. standard SI Cards which are inserted into the contol. SI-Air Cards (SIAC) which are waved over the control may be used in manual mode (insert into the control) as SI Air will not be activated for these events. Competitors may use their own cards if they own one otherwise SI cards will be available for hire.

Event Fees              

JuniorSenior
Sprint$15$ 20
Middle$20$ 35
Long$20$ 35
Sport Ident cards may be hired for $3.00 per race. SIAC $5 per race

We accept Entry-on-the-day will be available, a reduced selection of courses will be offered.

Classes

Sprint Distance and Classes

SPRINTMen Women Relative Course Length Difficulty
1M21E M20E
100% Red
2M16A M18A M20A M21A M40AW21E W20E85% Red
3M50A
75% Red
4M14AW16A W21A W40A W18A W20A 70% Red
5M60A W14A W50A60% Red
6M70A W60A 50% Red
7W70A40% Red
8M12AW12A
Yellow
Open Easy
9M10 W10 MW10N
White
Open Very Easy

Middle Distance Classes

MIDDLE
Men Women Relative
Course Length 
Difficulty
1M21E M20E100%Red
2M18A M21A M40AW21E W20E80%Red
3M50AW21A W40A65%Red
4M16AW18A W20A W16A45%Red
5M60A W50A 35%Red
6M70A M21ASW60A 30%Red
7M40ASW70A20%Red
8M14A W14A30%Orange
Open Medium
9M12AW12AYellow
Open Easy
10M10 MW10N W10White
Open Very Easy 

LONG Distance and Classes

LONG
Men Women Relative
Course Length 
Difficulty
1M21E M20E100%Red
2W21E80%Red
3M18A M21A M40A M50A65%Red
4M16AW20E W40A50%Red
5M60A M21ASW16A W18A
W21A W50A
45%Red
6M70A M40ASW60A  35%Red
7W70A20%Red
8M14A 
W14A
35%Orange
Open Medium30%
9M12AW12AYellow
Open Easy 
10M10 MW10NW10White
Open Very Easy 
“HBOC reserves the right to amalgamate grades and courses”

If someone is over the maximum age for their class, they must run up a grade regardless of what year they are in at school.

Start Times

For the Sprint, Middle and Long a punching start will be used with starts can be made at your discretion during the allocated start block. See below for suggested times.

Rules

The event will be run under the NZ Foot Orienteering Rules as published by Orienteering NZ on its website.

Embargoed Areas

Day 1: Sprint Havelock Schools

Day 2: Middle Springvale
DAY 3: Long Hautope

Health and Safety Plans

Version 1 of the Health & Safety plan for the 2024 Event is available via the link below. We will note here if this plan is updated.

Resources