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Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Sprint Training Tour - Wellington 1st August

Hey people, at last official notification of the Sprint Training Tour to be held the day before the Winter Classic. I'm hoping for those of us in the squad, and outside, it will be an opportunity to get together this dark, grim winter and do some fun training...and then the competitive orienteering. I am also negotiating to secure the presence of one of the World Games team members to give us a run down on what happened (it will be history by then) in Taiwan!

"Sprint Training Tour....1st August

All keen orienteers, or other navigators are invited to participate in the "Sprint Training Tour" to be held in Greater Wellington on the 1st of August. When combined with the prestigous Winter Classic event, this year being held in the suburban bush close to downtown Wellington, it should make for a great weekend of orienteering.

The tour will start with two maps in the Hutt Valley, under the guidance of coaching guru Michael Wood, and move into the city where urban dwellers Magnus Bengtson and Jamie Stewart will rustle up a couple of challenges to "learn you'. Although perhaps not as much as you will be "learned" by the Winter Classic the next day!

The courses on each map will be short and focus will be given to specific aspects of sprint training. As the event is a designated training event, the only charge will be a small fee for map printing. Times may be kept, but people will be encouraged to use these runs as learning opportunities.

The Tour will finish at a cafe where there will be an opportunity to discuss the techniques used during the day, socialise and hear about a new initiative in Wellington region orienteering...'The Red Perils'. Want to know more, well come along! Pre-registrations are necessary to allow map printing, email your registrations to Jamie at". Further details will be sent to participants...

.....and remember to enter the Winter Classic, this year with an additional 3 hour rogaine style challenge if thats what you are into!."

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