Central Magic

Saturday, December 09, 2006


So James Andy and Dave are racing off in the Rotorua half ironman this coming weekend...

James has recently been diagnosed with glandular fever
Dave has now started training ... he has now completed a 3 km bike ride
Andy has by all accounts been training like a dog

So what are the odds on this race?
I'll be the bookie....

Monday, September 18, 2006

Training Weekend Details

Training Day For All

For Red and Orange levels

Held by Central Magic members

Saturday 7th Oct


Signposted from Rosina Rd and SH1 - 19.6km from North end of Foxton (Mobil petrol Station), or 11km from Himatangi (SH1/ SH56) intersection. Follow Rosina Rd 5km, turn left into Tangimoana Rd, then 4.8km to the access road on the left, then about 3.2 km to map. From Sanson - 10.4km to Rosina Rd then follow the route above. Or follow Tangimoana rd from the south side of the Rangitikei bridge south of Bulls.

10am Start
Around 3pm Finish

Sunday 8th Oct


From Waitarere township, turn right into Park Avenue follow this to the very top and right into Mariri Place.

10am Start
3pm Finish

Things to Bring:

Cost $10 day

lunch, drink

Map Bags if wanted,

Contact Details

Phone: 04 4729447

Cell: 0276993366

Email: bryndavies@xtra.co.nz

RSVP by 4th Oct

Thursday, August 24, 2006


Ross's Aussie Maps

Race 1 (Middle distance)

Race 2a (long Distance)

Race 2b (long Distance)

Hopefully ross will write something soon

Pics From Aussie

Sunday, August 13, 2006

OY4 - Mid winter shambles

So a bit of a flat showdown after a few months of separation. With Bryn and Ross off to Aussie in a week, was probably time to get in some more practise after a quiet local winter of orienteering. Ross had just got off the plane from Europe after his WOC campaign in Denmark, Andrew had probably had one too many coffees and Bryn couldn't decide which running top to wear.

The first few control darted into the darker forest and hence showed up some dodgy route choices to the 2nd control. Everyone started to get it together on the way to the 4th and 5th control with some open forest and the first chance to stretch the legs and plan ahead.

By the 8th control Bryn has a solid 4min lead over Ross who had lost about 90 seconds at both control 2 and 7. Andrew had lost time at the second control after struggling to relocated but was ahead of Ross on cumulative time.

Bryn got a little too excited after his good start and ran out of the 8th control slightly off angle and ended up running through the intersection and off the map. After some interesting relocation Bryn regained the edge of the map and evenuatually the 10th control.

On the long leg to the 10th control each of us took different route choices, both Andrew and Ross were dragged to the left hand side and onto the large system of hills, whilst Bryn used the vegetation boundary as a easy handrail. Ross took a little longer to correct his route before heading into the control located on a linear system of hills.

After short legs to the 13th and 14th controls the next leg sloped diagonally against the pattern of ridges. This was perhaps the most interesting leg of the race. All three of us took slightly different routes trying to minimise the climb whilst trying to find the attack point of the hill and saddle 100 metres before the control. Bryn continued to lose time at 15th and 16th controls after becoming confused at the edge of the control circle.

Bryn finally gained the lead again at the 22nd control after increasing his running speed on the longer sections of running before the course angeled back to the finish.

Rough results - Course One - 10.47km

1st Bill Edwards 69min
2nd Bryn 71min
3rd Ross 73min
4th Andrew 73min

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Central Off to Aussie!!

Cetnral is making up a large number of the Pinestars team to go to Austraila for the ANZ test match. 4 out of the 5 men and 2 out of the 4 woman are from Herd Homes Central Magic,


Lizzie Ingham

Wellington OC
Amber Morrison Hawkes Bay OC


James Bradshaw Wellington OC
Bryn Davies Red Kiwi OC
Neil Kerrison Orienteering Taranaki
Ross Morrison Hawkes Bay OC

The team leaves for Aussie on Friday the 18th and will have two races over the weekend. Ross and James are both coming back from there World champs tour so will be in fine form while Lizze and Amber have also been in Europe for the Junior Worlds.


There have been people spotted pretending to be central magic members who really don't cut the mustard!

The Team

Who we are, well we are a Orienteering team from the Central North Island, New Zealand.

2006 has been a great year for the team not only winning our team superseases we also won the Rotorua Ekikden and Round Taupo Relays