Morrison eclipses field in One Tree Hill orienteering race

Ross Morrison continued his dominance of the Waitangi Orienteering Summer Carnival winning the Ultra Short Sprint in One Tree Hill this evening.

Morrison recorded 7min 2sec for the 1.7km with little more than 30 seconds separating the top five runners.

In the women’s race the Estonian talent proved too good yet again with Liis Johanson the fastest women in 8mins 25secs.

Wellington’s Lizzie Ingham proved she can foot it in the open grade just 44 seconds back in second place and 11 secinds ahead of Estonian Piret Klade.

Despite a rest day tomorrow the Australian team opted out of today’s racing ahead of the final two test match races north of Auckland this weekend.

Today’s race in One Tree Hill was organised by the Auckland Orienteering club and coincided with the Auckland Orienteering Summer Series which continues next Thursday, February 14, at Western Springs.

Results from today’s Ultra Short Sprint in One Tree Hill:-

1. Ross Morrison (Hawke’s Bay) 7:02
2. Bryn Davies (Manawatu) 7:14
3. Simon Jager (Auckland) 7:22
4. Mark Lawson (North Auckland) 7:28
5. James Bradshaw (Counties Manukau) 7:34

1. Liis Johanson (Estonia) 8:25
2. Lizzie Ingham (Wellington) 9:09
3. Piret Klade (Manawatu / Estonia) 9:20
4. Tessa Ramsden (Manawatu) 10:06
5. Georgia Whitla (Canterbury) 10:13

For more on the Auckland Summer Series visit

Waitangi Summer Orienteering Carnival
2-10 February 2008