SPRINT FINALS MORNING RESULTS 

pdf of Combined Results for Sprint Finals 2024

pdf or Winsplits for Afternoon Results @ Murrays Bay

pdf or Winsplits for Morning Results @ Birkenhead College

SPRINT FINAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – 7 April 2024

After the series has finished the top runners in each grade from each zone are selected and they compete in the Sprint finals which is held over a day with a run in the morning, determining the start order for the afternoon.

We’re excited to have all the students from the 5 zones racing each other and taking part in two great sprint orienteering events.

Don’t forget it’s a change in Daylight saving on Sunday with clocks going back an hour.  It means Sunday 3am will become 2am, and we’ll gain an hour of sleep.  Makes sure you work this in to your timing in the morning 😁

  • Registration from 9am at Birkenhead College.  See details below for directions, parking, event base etc.  Registration will involve collecting hired Sport Ident cards.
  • Morning Race Briefing at 9:45am
  • Morning start from 10am
  • Afternoon Race Briefing at 1:15pm at Murrays Bay Intermediate.  See details below for directions, parking, event base etc
  • Afternoon start from 1:30pm
  • Placings from morning event determines starting place for afternoon event

Both events count for the final result, so the times are combined to form a total time. The top 10 from each year group in the morning event, start last in the afternoon and in reverse order, so the fastest person from the morning starts last.  These top 10 students will be quarantined in an area without visibility of the start or access to see other finished students maps etc.

There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners medals for each year grade – 7, 8, 9, 10/11 and 12/13.

There will be spectator controls for your viewing pleasure.

The event goes ahead rain or shine unless it’s really really bad weather, at which point we’ll note the cancellation on this page of the website.

PUBLIC EVENT – Public, teachers, parents and family can run either the Year 9 Boys course or Year 12/13 Boys course after the students have finished at around 2:30pm for FREE

MORNING EVENT – BIRKENHEAD COLLEGE

Birkenhead College, 140 Birkdale Road, Birkdale, Auckland 0626.    See google location for the event centre here.

Parking is best on Birkdale Road and surrounding Streets.  There is no parking on the school grounds.

Once parked you must enter the school grounds though the gate at 132 Birkdale Road which has signs for the Swimsation Swim Schools.  Follow the signage to get to the event centre.  Follow the driveway all the way to the event base (just before the school fields).  Nobody should not walk through the school buildings to get to the event base.  The main school buildings area is Out of Bounds until you start the event!  DON’T RISK DISQUALIFICATION BY WALKING THROUGH THE BUILDINGS.  Stick to the driveway as directed below to get to the event base.

Refer site plan below for location of the start/finish/registration/toilets 

Out of bounds:

As always, areas marked in olive green on the map are out of bounds. These are generally small gardens. There are small areas of pink stripe, these are also out of bounds.

Year 10-11 and year 12-13 students will use Birkdale Rd in their course to access Birkdale Intermediate School as marked on their maps. There is STRICTLY NO RUNNING ON THE ROAD.  Students MUST use the footpath. The road is marked out of bounds. There is one street crossing on this route. There will be a marshall at the crossing and students must follow their instructions.

Special considerations:

Year 9, years 10-11 and years 12-13 all have a map flip. Please ensure you start with the correct side of the map with control numbered 1. The last control on side one will be marked with a start triangle on side 2.

All year 9-13 students have a spectator control. Spectators, please respect the viewing areas marked in the site plan and do not go on course.

There may be other school users, please be respectful of them as you run around your course.

The swimschool will be in operation so some cars may travel down to the carpark of the event centre. Please be careful of these cars when walking to and from the event centre.

AFTERNOON EVENT – MURRAYS BAY INTERMEDIATE

Murrays Bay Intermediate, 37 Sunrise Avenue, Murrays Bay, Auckland 0630.    See google location for the event centre here.

Parking is best on Sunrise Ave and surrounding Streets.  There is no parking on the school grounds.

Once parked you must enter the school grounds though the gate just before 35 Sunrise Ave, which is just after the little side road to the school office.  Follow the signage to get to the event centre.  Follow the driveway all the way to the event base (on the school fields just after the courts).  Nobody should not walk through the school buildings to get to the event base.  The main school buildings area is Out of Bounds until you start the event!  DON’T RISK DISQUALIFICATION BY WALKING THROUGH THE BUILDINGS.  Stick to the driveway as directed below to get to the event base.

Refer site plan below for location of the start/finish/registration/toilets 

Out of bounds:

As always, areas marked in olive green on the map are out of bounds. These are generally small gardens.

There are significant areas of pink stripe, these are also out of bounds. These are due to extensive construction onsite. Not all of these areas are surrounded by construction fences but all must be avoided.

Special considerations:

Years 10-11 and years 12-13 have a map flip. Please ensure you start with the correct side of the map with control numbered 1. The last control on side one will be marked with a start triangle on side 2.

All students have a spectator control. Spectators, please respect the viewing areas marked in the site plan and do not go on course.

There may be other school users, please be respectful of them as you run around your course.

2023