Christmas 5-days day 4

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The 2005 Xmas 5 days headed to Buckenderra for the 4th day of competition. It proved to be a tough day for the field, with steep hills, lots of rock, high temperatures and thicker forest. Robbie Preston took full opportunity of the terrain early, catching Switzerland’s David Schneider 1 min into the course. Schneider ran into the finish 25 seconds … Read More

Christmas 5-days heats up

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Increasing temperatures are beginning to take their toll in the Christmas 5-Days as competitors begin to wilt. Despite the heat, the cream of the elite classes maintained their dominance and today provided some truly classy performances. In the Elite Women, Grace Elson kept her place at the top of the leaders board. The course was made for fast running, and … Read More

Christmas 5-days: Morris takes the lead

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Eric Morris has taken the lead in a quality men’s field on the first day of the Xmas 5 days yesterday, while Swedish international Sofia Olsson heads the women’s field. Morris holds a narrow 10 second lead over young gun Julian Dent, with Swiss international David Schneider 3rd. Surprise of the day was a return to form for Peter Preston … Read More

Christmas 5-days: Report on days 1 & 2

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Mt Gladstone Day 1 The Christmas 5 days kicked off in traditional fashion with a hot afternoon greeting orienteers to Mt Gladstone, being used for the first time since the 1989 Family Relays. With most runners having some time off orienteering since the Australian Championships, there was some rough navigation and a few unfit bodies charging around the courses. As … Read More

National Squads Announced

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Top performers at WOC 2006, Troy de Haas (7th in sprint race) and Hanny Allston (6th in long distance) feature in Orienteering Australia’s 6 person High Performance Group (HPG) for 2006. Other selected athletes are Jo Allison, Tracy Bluett, Dave Shepherd and Julian Dent. New into the squad in 2006 are Tracy Bluett, who returns after the birth of her daughter Tiia, and Julian Dent … Read More

Manager (High Performance) signs off

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A brief message to thank all those I have worked with over the past 2 and a bit years. I have enjoyed my time as High Performance Manager. It’s been great to work with so many people passionate about orienteering. Most of my duties will be taken over by the new position of Head Coach and I wish he or … Read More

WOC Coaches 2006-07

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Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of WOC Foot-O Coaches for 2006-07. OA has altered the structure of coaching and management of the WOC team moving away from the previous model of a manager and a coach to that of having a men’s and women’s coach who share the managerial duties. The men’s WOC Coach for 2006-07 will … Read More

MTBO Selection and World Ranking Events

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The World Ranking Events (WRE) and Australian team selection criteria for 2006 MTB-O WOC are now available. Please find them attached as produced by the IOF and Australian MTBO Selection panel respectively. MTB WRE events 2006 2006-MTBO-SELECTION-PROCEDURES

Selection Panels

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At the OA conference held last weekend the Selection Panels for the 2006-07 period were announced. MTB-O Selection Panel The selection Panel for MTB-O remains the same as the last few years: Ann Scown (Chair), Anitra Dowling and Dave Hatley. We thank them for their continued service to MTB-O. Senior Selection Panel At the end of 2005 Ian Prosser (Chair) … Read More

A personal message from Trevor Sauer

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To all my orienteering friends, I was recently diagnosed with lymphoma, which is a malignancy of the lymph system. Although this is potentially fatal (e.g. Jackie Kennedy), modern technology means that in most cases nowadays it isn’t. However the treatment always leads to hair loss, and also to lethargy, which can be very significant. The upside is that this will … Read More