Live Results Available for World Masters Orienteering Sprint Final

Live Results from today’s World Masters Orienteering Sprint Final event are available via O-Lynx.
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Full event information for participants and spectators is in the Orienteering Sports Information Guide (also known as WMOC2017 Bulletin 2)

Start Lists for the WMG2017/WMOC2017 Orienteering Sprint Final are available

Sprint orienteering occurs in public spaces and Spectators are very welcome.

Uncollected registration packs, start number bibs, and accreditation details.

Uncollected registration packs including competitors starter number bibs will be available at the orienteering event centre from tomorrow (Sunday 23 March 2017). You must collect your registration pack and bib before starting your course. For each days event centre location please refer to WMOC2017 Event Bulletin 2

World Masters Games 2017 accreditation must be done at the Queens Wharf WMG2017 Accreditation Centre. This is where you will receive your WMG2017 accreditation pass, backpack, and games guide. Silver and Gold participants will also receive their Auckland Transport AT HOP card which gives them free transport on buses and trains to events.
For accreditation details please see

**Cyclone Cook – Severe Weather Warning** Update

At 6pm on 13 April 2017 –  The MetService has update the weather forecast for Thursday, Friday & Saturday as follows;

This is a much more benign forecast than previously expected.

The Oceania Orienteering Championship Organisers reiterate their prior guidance as detailed in our prior post below.

  1. Dress appropriate to the conditions and forecast, for your run and before & after.
  2. The ground at the Long, Relay & Middle venues will be sodden and car parking will be a challenge. Be prepared for delays and maybe even to be towed.
  3. Ensure you check the Hazard Notices at every event ‘before’ your run.

**Cyclone Cook – Severe Weather Warning**

At 9:12am on 13 April 2017 The New Zealand Metrological Service issued a Severe Weather Warning;

The most relevant part to the Oceania Championship is the Heavy Rain Warning issued for Auckland as follows;


Auckland, including Great Barrier Island


Further heavy rain is expected today, especially in the east of the region. In the 12 hours from 9am to 9pm today, 60 to 80mm of rain may accumulate, but Great Barrier Island could get 70 to 100mm, in addition to what has already fallen. The heaviest falls are expected from around 3pm when rainfall rates could reach 30 to 40mm per hour with thunderstorms possible.”

Our advice to competitors is as follows;

  • As always it is each competitor’s responsibility to source and heed weather warnings as they see fit.
  • At this stage (9:00am Thursday 13th April 2017) the organisers do not intend to cancel, delay or defer any of the Oceania Orienteering Championship events.
  • We anticipate that the sprint will be run in wet and possibly windy weather. Please dress appropriately and bring a set of warm clothes and rain proof gear for before & after your run.
  • The weather is expected to be clearing over the three days from the long onwards.
  • If the wind and rain has created specific hazards at any of the venues these will be listed on the hazard notice boards at each event. Please make it your responsibility to read these.
  • Parking at the Long, Relay & Middle events is all on grass in paddocks which may still be wet and will cut up. Coming in will be easy, getting out may be harder.
    • If you have access to a four wheel drive vehicle come in that in preference to two wheel drive.
    • Carpool with friends to reduce the number of vehicles we need to park.
    • Arrive early as we may not be able to access the parking paddocks and being the last car in a roadside parking line of 500 cars will give you a long walk. (500 times 6m = 3km)
    • Expect to be delayed leaving
    • Bring a mountain bike. This will allow you to park on the road side and travel in style to the arena.

Please refer to this website & the metservice regularly for updates.

World Masters Games 2017 Orienteering Start-Lists Published (WMOC2017)


The World Masters Orienteering Championships 2017 “Start Lists” for the Long Quals and Sprint Qual have been published and can be downloaded from the Orienteering page on the World Masters Games 2017 website or from the website.

Alternatively they can be downloaded directly using the following download links:

Start Lists

Long Qualification

Sprint Qualification

World Masters Games 2017 Orienteering Sports Information Guide (Bulletin 2) is now available

WMOC2017 Bulletin 2 Preview

The World Masters Games 2017 Orienteering Sports Information Guide (Bulletin 2) is now available.

A download link is provided on the World Masters Games 20017 Orienteering sport page:

Alternatively it can be downloaded directly using one of the following download links:

A printed copy of Bulletin 2 will be provided to all WMOC competitors at WMG2017 Accreditation.

Participants are encouraged to monitor the WMG2017 website at

Orienteering has a specific page at

The Orienteering NZ website for the 2017 World Masters Orienteering Championships is where the Bulletins, entry lists, start lists, results, maps and any updates are posted.