MTB Orienteering – ACT & MASTERS WORLD CHAMPS.

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Entries for the final MTBO national series round on Oct 18-19 in Canberra close THIS Friday via Eventor.  With the Australian Sprint title and the ACT middle and long titles being held in the intricate track networks of Sparrow Hill and Kowen Forest, there is plenty of fun to be had.

The World Masters MTBO Championships are being held in Portugal this weekend (October 10-12th) with over 160 competitors entered including 5 Australians.   In conjunction with the Masters an elite World Cup is also being conducted.   The events are being held in the south-west area of Portugal, at Grândola, 130km south of Lisbon.

Carolyn Jackson, who medalled in the 2012 Championships should do well in W50, and fellow Victorian Carolyn Cusworth also will be racing this class.  Peter Cusworth also should be in contention in M60.   Ex-pat Aussies Jonathon Sutcliffe (M40) and Thor Egerton (W40) are journeying down from Norway for the event.

On the website you’ll be able to follow MTBO WCup’13 and WMMTBOC’13 events with live results, live TV coverage, GPS Tracking, Live Blog, text commentary, pictures, video, and route choices: www.wmmtboc2013.fpo.pt.

This weekend the MTB Solo 24hr World Championships are being held around an 18km circuit on Mt Stromlo, Canberra.  Orienteers should recognise the following participants: Patrick Kluth, Kay Haarsma, Paul de Jongh; Scott Smith and Daryl Smith.