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

Fryer Runs 233km in World 24 Hour Champs

Martin Fryer of Weston Emus (ACT) has had a brilliant international representative running debut over the weekend, finishing 11th in the World 24 Hour Ultramarathon Challenge in Taipei, Taiwan. Fryer made a charge through the field in the final hours to cover 233kms 239m and finish 11th. The winner, Ryoichi Sekiya of Japan, completed 272km 936m, well ahead of runner … Read More

South Australian Sprint Championships

Lachlan Hallett did well to win the M17-39 class of the SA Sprint Championships in the prevailing conditions, beating Bruce Arthur from Victoria by 12 seconds followed by John Nieuwenhoven – a great improver, 16 seconds further back. Lachlan completed the 3.4 Km course in 16:29, the race was closely contested as the first four runners finished within 30 seconds … Read More

Ultimax Sydney Sprints Series a great success

The final of the Ultimax Sydney Sprints was held on Monday on the grounds around Macquarie University. Ben Rattray re-mapped the area especially for the event, and Ian Meyer set a 2.6km course with many tough route choice decisions. At the end of the day, Rattray’s familiarity enabled the quickest time of the day ahead of Stingers Andy Hill and … Read More

Orienteers Play Big Part in XPD Multi-sport Challenge

On Wednesday morning a number of orienteers started in the XPD Challenge held through the western and central parts of Tasmania. Teams commenced with a mountain bike leg from Stanley on the North West coast of Tasmania and headed south for a series of bike, trekking and kayaking legs that will eventually bring them through to Hobart and the finish … Read More

Australian team selection update

1. WOC Selection – overseas trials The selectors have confirmed that there will be one overseas selection trial – the Spring Cup classic race in Denmark on 25 March.  Overseas-based candidates are also encouraged to post results in other major events listed in the selection critieria, including the Swedish Elite Series.  Results in such races will be considered up to … Read More

2006 MTBO WOC Manager Appointed

Orienteering Australia announce that Andrew Rowe has been appointed to act as Team Manager for the 2006 Australian MTBO team to take part in the World Championships in Joensuu Finland this July. Andrew’s appointment has come about as a result of the National Coach Kay Haarsma being unable to attend the MTBO World Championships due to work commitments. Andrew has … Read More

Gareth Candy appointed Executive Officer


In 2005, the OA Council agreed to the proposal that a new position Executive Officer be created in the federation in the place of the old position Director Administration. The position was advertised in November 2005. Following a formal selection process, Gareth Candy has been appointed the initial Executive Officer for Orienteering Australia and will commence in the position on … Read More

Round the Grounds

The start of the National Orienteering League 2006 is now less than a month away! Which means even less than a month to finalise and send in your theFOOL team. Entries have started trickling in already, but perhaps most of you are waiting for that extra bit of inside knowledge… Round the Grounds ACT – The reigning champions are seemingly … Read More