Event Information

Queens Birthday Day 1

Saturday 3 June 2017

Map:
Leithfield
Planner:
Carsten Jorgensen
Controller:
Peter Cleary

Leithfeild will offer a fast introduction to the weekends racing. Almost dead-flat, the terrain includes a mixture of mature pine forest and low-visibility pine set on relatively vague inland sand dunes, intricate coastal dunes and extremely fast open farmland. Having a range of techniques to apply in different situations will be important, as will knowing when to push hard for the win or slow down to avoid any mistakes.

Mapper: Linley Earnshaw

Queens Birthday Day 2

Sunday 4 June 2017

Map:
Butlers Bush
Planner:
Bruce Steven
Controller:
Alister Metherell
Co-ordinator:
Iona Powell

One of PAPO’s classic maps, Butler’s Bush has been fully updated by Russell Higham to bring it up to standard. The map is majority rolling open farmland with vegetation (matagouri and some kanuka) in places, and there is also a block of mixed beech and pine forest. The terrain offers fast running although a good level of fitness is needed as there is limited flat land on this map!

Mapper: Russell Higham 

Queens Birthday Day 3

Monday 5 June 2017

Map:
Tuhaitara
Planner:
Nick Smith
Controller:
Jenni Adams
Co-ordinator:
Mary Mackintosh

First used for National Champs 2013, this map is a true technical challenge with an abundance of intricate sand dunes to navigate. The map is split between more technical area of dunes in the east with a flatter section on the western half of the map, and picking the right features to navigate off in each area will be crucial. The forest is runnable pine, although there are small (mapped) pockets of windfall and other vegetation that will restrict your speed if you do not navigate around them.

Mapper: Carsten Jorgenson