WOC 2006 Sprint Maps

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Have a looksie at one of the areas for WOC 06 to make your training well-informed over the summer. Thanks to Jimbo Russell copies of the Sprint map are available here at OA HP central:

ACTAS scholarships for 2006

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The ACT Academy of Sport (ACTAS) has announced its new scholarship holders for 2006. The squad for the 2006 season has a mix of seasoned international campaigners, and some young blood who are hoping to be the future of Australian orienteering. Between them, the 8 squad members have run 116 world championship races, and have over 15 years in Europe … Read More

World Ranking Events (WREs) 2006

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The IOF has announced Australia’s World Ranking Events for 2006. Our 3 allocated races will be: April 17, Day 3 (Monday/last day), Australian Easter 3-day, Vic Aug 19, Bushrangers Test Match (and NOL Middle Distance race), Qld Oct 7, Australian Long Distance Champs, WA

Change at the top of men’s rankings

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The Australian Orienteering Elite Ranking Scheme points are now finalised for season 2005. Recent World Ranking Events in China provided David Brickhill-Jones (Tas) with the opportunity to climb to the top of the ranking list for the first time. His 1312 points in the Yunnan Orienteering Festival Sprint Distance race and 1223 in the Middle Distance has enabled him to … Read More

Double for Adrian Jackson at the Australian MTBO titles

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Adrian Jackson was a clear winner in middle and long distance races, winning the middle distance race by over 3 minutes from Alex Randall, and the long distance race by 15 minutes from Tom Walter. Anna Sheldon was just over 3 minutes in front of Mary Fien in the women’s middle distance race, with Carolyn Jackson third, but Jackson prevailed … Read More

JWOC Team Managers 2006-06

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OA would like to announce the appointment of JWOC Managers for 2006 and 2007. Co-Managers from 2005 Nick Dent and Hilary Wood have been re-appointed joining the co-coaching team of Grant Bluett and Gareth Candy. Congratulations to Nick and Hilary and OA’s thanks to them for taking on a position that they filled so ably this year.

JWOC 2006 Selection Criteria

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The JWOC Selection criteria for 2006 have been released. Please find the criteria attached from Blair Trewin, Chair of the Junior Selection panel. 2006 JWOC selection

BJ wins final park race, but overall title goes to Österbö

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Despite finishing over 30 seconds ahead of second-place getter Mats Haldin in today’s race, BJ’s 15th place in the penultimate race was always going to make it difficult for him to overtake Öystein Kvaal Österbö in the overall points standing, and sixth place was enough to give Österbö the 2005 PWT title. Although Tatiana Riabkina missed the first two races … Read More

Riabkina wins three in a row, and BJ’s hopes fade in Hangzhou

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Race 6 of the Park World Tour featured an extremely close men’s race with Mats Haldin beating Chris Terkelsen by just 1.2 seconds, and Yuri Omeltchenko 0.1 seconds behind in third place. In the women’s race, Tatiana Riabkina was 2.8 seconds ahead of Norway’s Elise Egseth, with Helena Jansson third. For David Brickhill-Jones, 15th place behind series leader Öystein Kvaal … Read More

NSW ‘Ultimax’ Stingers Rob Preston wins inaugural Turkey Trot

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Rob Preston of the NSW ‘Ultimax’ Stingers team had success yesterday in the inaugural Turkey Trot Orienteering Race in Sydney. Based on the popular Turkey Traverse race in New Zealand, the 19.2km massed start race spanned 4 maps, starting at Castle Hill and finishing in Parramatta Park. Peter Preston turned up the pace right from the start, stretching the small … Read More