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

2006 National League Rounds 1–3


March 11th signals the start of the national elite season for 2006. Sprint and middle distance races will be held on Saturday using the intricate but open rock of the Clonalton property, used for the 2004 Australian Relays, and Sunday returns to the area used for the 2005 NSW championships, Yewrangara. Clonalton, open farmland, will see some very fast competition and should provide … Read More

Christine Brown awarded Australian Sports Commission Scholarship

Tasmania’s Christine Brown has been awarded a National  Officiating Scholarship from the Australian Sports Commission to help her prepare for her job as National Controller of JWOC 2007. The scholarships are offered by the ASC to help improve the quality of top officials in a range of different sports. Christine is one of Australia’s most experienced  controllers. She is a … Read More