Long course results from the World University Orienteering Championships

Grace Elson was the best placed Australian in the long course at the World University Orienteering Championships in the Slovak Republic, finishing 9th, 6:11 behind WOC bronze medallist Dana Brozkova of  the Czech Republic. Anna Sheldon finished in 19th place, and Kirsten Fairfax was 40th. The men’s race was won by Michal Smola of the Czech Republic, and Australia’s only representative, … Read More

2006 Bendigo Ironman title to Evan Barr

The 2006 Bendigo Ironman championships were run on “New Saint Mungo”, the sprint map used recently for the 2006 easter Prologue. The field was largely made up of elite orienteers, who had recently returned from Europe. Favourite for the 4 x 2km handicap race was Troy De Haas, running his first race in Victoria in 6 years. After finishing first and … Read More

Picaree Hill Badge Event

The second ACT badge event for the year was held at Picaree Hill today. Runners were greeted with clear sunny skies (once the fog cleared) and headed out in the fast, but steep at times, spur-gully terrain. In M21A there was a strong field, with Blair Trewin hopeful to be in form after returning from his European sojourn. But it … Read More

World Championships retrospective from the Aussie crowd.

The drama and euphoria of WOC2006, the World Orienteering Championships, in which particularly our women’s Team did so remarkably well, was an incredible experience for those Aussies present in the crowd. Some fifty or so gathered each day around the Australian flags strung up on makeshift poles, creating a point of focus and support for the Team. Many wore the … Read More

2006 SA Long Distance Championships

The 2006 SA Long Distance Championships were held on Sunday on a new map east of Adelaide near Monarto in the Adelaide Hills. The Hellenic Shooting Sports Association’s property hosted the assembly area and provided superb catering that will be hard to beat. Ngarlata Country’s (P.Hoopmann, 2005) terrain featured mostly open spur gully terrain spattered with rocky outcrops ranging from … Read More

Aussie Girls 4th in World Champs Relay


The Australian team has continued its stellar performances, with the women’s relay team recording an astonishing 4th place in the World Orienteering Championships relay in Denmark. Jo Allison ran the first leg for Australia, and mixed it with the world’s best — fnishing in 8th place, only 15 seconds behind fifth place. In the second leg, Grace Elson emerged from … Read More

Allison & Walter strong in the Middle Distance

Rob Walter

The World Championships Middle Distance final was held in Denmark overnight, with some impressive performances by the Australian team. The women’s race was, once again, won by Simone Niggli-Luder — her 12th gold medal at this level. All three Australian women qualified for this final, and Jo Allison ran a great final to come in 20th place. Jo’s performance is … Read More

World Championships Long Final

Hanny Allston

The Long Final in this years World Orienteering Championships was held in beautiful forest near Silkeborg, Denmark. After the elation of yesterday, Hanny Allston was unable to re-capture the form she showed in the sprint. We tend to forget after her latest success that she is still a junior and her 12th in the long course race is one of … Read More

Photos of a Gold medallist


More photos of Hanny’s historic World Championship win in Denmark overnight. A full photo gallery is available at the WOC2006 site and the Australian Team Blog.

Hanny Allston shows her class at WOC2006.


Hanny proved her class in spectacular fashion and confirmed her status amongst the world’s top orienteering athletes with her win in the Sprint, defeating Swiss super-star Simone Niggli-Luder by 5.8sec. At the post-race press conference Hanny was asked how big was this Gold? “It’s pretty big,” she replied. “It’s a really big achievement in my orienteering life. Gold at JWOC … Read More