NSW Middle and Long Distance Championships

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The NSW middle distance championships, on Saturday, had an abundance of controls meaning that the competitors had to be mentally switched on constantly and with a tight field in the men’s race, any mistakes were going to be costly. Eric Morris was quick off the start, winning the first two splits but then lost time at the 5th and Peter … Read More

Queensland Champs

Experienced orienteers Eric Morris from Bennelong Club in Sydney and Wendy Read from Ugly Gully in Brisbane turned in outstanding performances at the two day Queensland Orienteering Championships at Flagstone to beat their younger rivals. Both Eric and Wendy are old enough to compete in the 35+ age group but chose to run in the top 21A class. Eric won … Read More

Applications for NTC

Applications are called for scholarships for 2006 at the OA National Training Centre at ACTAS. An application form can be obtained from Neville Bleakley at nevandpam@bigpond.com or by telephoning 02-62810335. Applicants must meet the selection criteria below. In addition: All offers of scholarship will be conditional upon a cash contribution from the athlete’s home State association (or another source). One … Read More

Australian Team perform well in last WRE before World Champs

The final MTBO World Ranking Events were held in the Czech Republic over the weekend 27-28 August, and there were some very encouraging results from the national team members in both the middle and long distance races. 2004 Orienteering Australia Athlete of the Year, Adrian Jackson, won both races, finishing ahead of some of the best riders from the Czech … Read More

WOC 2006

Bulletin 2 for next years WOC in Denmark has been published. http://www.woc2006.dk/

MTBO World Championship Team Update

Following several weeks of setbacks in preparation for the World Championships, there are still 6 riders who will take on the forest tracks of Slovakia in the WMTBOC in September. After sustaining an elbow injury, Anthony Darr has been racing well in NSW and will take his place in the team. Unfortunately, Paul Darvodelsky crashed heavily during a road cycling … Read More

Women register another benchmark performance

The venue for the relays was the same as the long distance finals, but the competition area was to the south and east of the assembly area, while the long distance finals were held in the area to the north. The assembly was a large dirt/sand sports field and being very dry, when the wind blew, it was very dusty … Read More

Hanny Allston and Andrey Khramov create history

The Long Distance final was a great result for both Australian women. For Hanny Allston it was about creating history and for Jo Allison it was about getting to the start and finishing; more below. Hanny Allston only become serious about orienteering a few years ago when she decided to give away swimming because of shoulder problems. She won her … Read More

Tracy Bluett returns to claim a new Australian best result

Today’s middle distance finals were held in much cooler conditions than the previous days, with the top temperature in the mid 20s and the humidity was much lower, but getting around the courses was no easier. The highlights were Thierry Gueorgiou’s third consecutive victory in the middle distance final, Simone Niggli’s second gold medal at these championships and second gold … Read More

Tracy Bluett returns to claim a new Australian best result

Today’s middle distance finals were held in much cooler conditions than the previous days, with the top temperature in the mid 20s and the humidity was much lower, but getting around the courses was no easier. The highlights were Thierry Gueorgiou’s third consecutive victory in the middle distance final, Simone Niggli’s second gold medal at these championships and second gold … Read More