WA Sprint Distance Championships

The event was held at the Joondalup Education Precinct in Perth’s north and competitors had a perfect sunny day for their speedy progress around the WA Police Academy, West Coast TAFE and Edith Cowan University grounds. With sloping grounds, many stairs and lots of irregularly-spaced buildings the courses proved enjoyable and challenging enough to interest dyed-in-the-wool ‘navigators’. In the Open … Read More

National Orienteering League 2007

The program for the 2007 National Orienteering League is now released. The 2007 season will see the incorporation of JWOC and WOC trials into the program. The trial races have been planned to not only pick Australia’s best teams for the championships, but also to best prepare our runners in for what is to come at JWOC and WOC. Program … Read More

NSW Long Course Championships

The NSW Long Course Championships definitely provided tough racing and made the winners earn their state titles. The spur-gully terrain featured areas of undergrowth which at times left competitors cursing but also had patches of interesting rock features and some enjoyable, technical gold mining area. The weather looked bleak in the morning but as most runners headed for the start … Read More

NSW Sprint Championships

A glorious day welcomed competitors to the NSW Sprint Championships at Lake Alexandra in Mittagong on the Southern Highlands. The terrain was a good mixture of open school buildings, intricate track networks and runnable bush sprinkled with sandstone cliffs. The two start locations thrust the competitors into intricate orienteering immediately, with many inexperienced ‘sprinters’ finding the course a tough technical challenge. Dave … Read More

Anna Sheldon wins silver at MTBO European championships

After a long campaign in Europe Anna Sheldon has swapped her shoes for the bike type and had a resounding come-back to MTBO by winning the silver medal in the sprint distance at the European MTBO championships.   Anna was 2nd to Switzerland’s world champion (long distance), Christina Schaffner and ahead of Russia’s world champion (relay) Nadia Mikriukova. The European … Read More

Hanny Allston ranked 7th in latest IOF rankings

Hanny Allston is the highest ranked Australian in the IOF rankings announced this week. Next best-placed is Grace Elson (69th), with Jo Allison, Anna Sheldon, Dave Shepherd, and Rob Walter also in the top 100. Top-ranked orienteers in women’s and men’s foot orienteering are Simone Niggli-Luder and Daniel Hubmann, both from Switzerland. For the full list, see the world ranking link … Read More

Aussie girls show up US men

In a twist, the World University Orienteering Championships have ended with an Australian relay team consisting of one man and three women placing well down the field in the men’s final — but still beating several teams, including the USA! With the competition being run over the last week in Kosice in the Slovak Republic, Australia has had a small … Read More

Cockatoos regain lead in National League

The Canberra Cockatoos have regained the lead in the 2006 National League after the weekend’s events in Queensland. With the NSW Stingers weakened by the absence of several of their key women, the Cockatoos got the maximum 40 points from the weekend and go into the final series of races with a 16-point lead. There was also a change in … Read More

Kiwis bury the Aussies on Graveyard Creek.

The second day of the test match confirmed the Kiwi’s dominance of Trans-Tasman series this year. Ross Morrison led his team to a slightly closer win over the Aussies with Adrian Jackson and Robbie Preston closing the gap to 8 points. However, in the women the Kiwis reversed the day 1 result with excellent runs from the Smith sisters and … Read More

New Zealanders lead Day 1 of the Test Match.

The first day of the Australia/NZ Test took place on Day 1 of the Queensland Championships near Maryborough, in hot and very dry conditions.  In the incredibly fast but vague terrain of Wild Boar Creek Darren Ashmore and Neil Kerrison led a Kiwi dominance in the men’s event, each running under 5 minutes per kilometre for the almost 7 Km courses. … Read More