With only six months to go planning is already well under way for this years Nationals. The venues have been finalised and some section clearing started at two of the properties. The venues will be:
Saturday:- Living Springs Camp near Governors Bay, Lyttelton Harbour. (bush covered gulleys, rocky creeks, grassy hillsides, volcanic rock.)
Sunday:- Horsford Downs Whiterock Approx. 24km's from Rangiora. (Lime stone rocks, grassy hills, logs)
Monday:- Graylees Rd on the Main Christchurch/Akaroa highway. (more volcanic rock, rocky creeks, hills)
We will also consider arranging a practice venue for the Friday if there is enough interest.
A feature of this years event will be the social aspect, with "after-match" get togethers planned for after each of the first two days (either at or close to the venues) and a prize giving dinner to be held on the Monday night at the Cashmere Club. These events will be an opportunity for competitors and sponsors to get together away from the pressure of the competition.
The Prize giving dinner will be a buffet at $25/head and we envisage will start approx. 6pm with the prize giving itself at 7-7.30pm. Again this will be an opportunity for socailising and will give some added value to the sponsors. Please bare this in mind when making your travel arrangements.
That's about all for now, I'll keep you posted on things as we go along.