MTBO Championships

Kay HaarsmaUncategorized

An exciting season culmination awaits MTBO riders with 7 championship events in 10 days possible for those attending both the ACT & Australian Championships.  

 

The ACT MTBO Championships – 18-20 October.

This is on the weekend before the Australian Champs and is a great chance to have a go at the new Mass Start format.  3 events in 3 days will provide competitors with some excellent single track and fire road riding in two very different locations.

The Mass Start will use a newly prepared map adjacent to the National Arboretum at East Stromlo. The Middle Distance and Long distance will challenge competitors with a combination of excellent single tracks and undulating fire roads at Kowen Forest.

Read the information flyer available on Eventor.

https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/7527   Entries close OCT 13

Australian MTBO Champs – 25-27 October

This will be the first ever Australian MTBO Championships featuring 4 individual Championship events.  The new mass start format is being run as well as the traditional sprint, middle & long.

The Championship carnival is being conducted at Maryborough, Victoria. This area has historical significance as the Relay event for the 2004 World Championships was held there, to great international acclaim.  The terrain is undulating rather than hilly with a good network of tracks to provide the necessary mental challenge.   Fast riding is assured.

This makes it suitable for everyone from the expert to the novice.  There are two e-Bike classes to choose from as well.  There is also a training event and area available using the innovative Map Run phone and App technology.

The sprint, middle & mass start events all start within 4 kilometres of central Maryborough whilst the long championship honours will be contested 24kms north at Dunnolly.

The Championships are also a round of the World Masters Series, the final round of the National MTBO Series and an Australia-New Zealand Challenge. All good reasons to be part of something very special.   Entries are adding up with a large contingent of New Zealanders coming over, plus a handful of riders from Europe but please make sure you get your entry in before October 13th or oct 18th if you wish to pay late entry.

https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/7321.     More details:  www.ausmtbochamps.com

 Kay Haarsma