ACT Sprint and Middle Championships – Sparrow Hill

The ACT kicked off its championship season in style at Sparrow Hill today with intricate courses providing testing racing. With the sprint race up first in open pine forest on vague hillsides it was crucial to have good direction throughout the race. In the women’s field, it was a race in three, with WOC representative Jo Allison posting the early … Read More

Aussie MTBO-ers continue their good riding form

A big contingent of MTBOers competed in the Sydney 24 hour mtb cross country race last weekend. The race is for solo riders and teams and started at 1 pm Saturday and finished at 12 noon Sunday (think about it! It’s the adjustment for daylight savings). The format of the event is to ride the most laps of a 10 … Read More

A snowy start to the European orienteering season

Between 5 and 10 cm of snow lay on the ground when the vast majority of the world’s elite orienteers competed in the traditional season-opener Spring Cup in Denmark last weekend. Spring cup is always an interesting weekend providing the first real test for runners and clubs with a classic race on the Saturday followed by a relay on the … Read More

MTB-O World Rankings updated after Newcastle WRE

The latest world rankings for MTB-o have been updated to include the WRE event held at Newcastle recently. The latest rankings put Adrian Jackson in first, Alex Randall in 3rd and Canberra’s David Simfendorfer in equal 12th. In the women, New Zealand’s Marquita Gelderman is on top, with Carolyn Jackson 3rd and Anna Sheldon in 4th. The next World Ranking … Read More

Training opportunities in Victoria

Victorian orienteers (thanks to the Nuggets and Bruce Arthur) have trained and left tapes for anyone wishing to access the training. The maps available are Chewton Diggings, Crocodile Reservoir, and Smith’s Gully. Orienteers will need to print the map from the Nuggets website  or visit the Victorian orienteeering website & go to the Nuggets. Chewton Diggings has a 6 Km course and … Read More

MTBO World Ranking Events and WOC Selection races


The first World Ranking Events out of Europe were held over the weekend in forests around Newcastle. These races were also used as the second pair of selection races for the MTBO WOC in Finland and proved a worthy test of riders and bikes. Two races were held, on Saturday, just north of Newcastle, the middle distance race. On Sunday, … Read More

Queensland Sprint Championships

Queensland Sprint Champions blow the cobwebs out of UQ St. Lucia. The Queensland 5 event Park O series concluded this weekend, with the Sprint Championships on the St Lucia Campus of the University of Queensland.  All events have taken place in very hot and humid conditions, making the courses very trying for all athletes.  The series, totally organised by members … Read More

National League 2006 begins!!


The weekend began with the annual Australian Sports Commission Galaxy Sprint. The women’s race was a close affair with the lead changing seven times during the race as Hanny Allston, Grace Elson and Anna Quayle all battled for the upper hand. Allston managed to take 16 and 20 seconds out of Elson and Quayle respectively on the 9th leg and … Read More

Silva award for 2005 announced

Silva Medal – 2005 – Ian makes it to double figures Ian Hassall (IK.N) has won the Silva Medal for 2005. Ian has won or shared the title 10 times since 1987. Ian’s excellent year included first place in the Australian, the Easter 3-Days, and 5 State Championships. A perfect record for the year. The Silva Orienteer of the Year … Read More

2005 national rankings released for non-elite classes

Rankings for classes have been determined as in previous years based on results in the Australian Championships (A), the Australian Easter 3-Days (E), and all State Championships (by State initial letter, ACT = C, NT = O). Rankings for classes M/W 17–20, and 21 are calculated on a different basis and are separately published. The first 10 place getters in … Read More