Final 2006 Elite Rankings

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Hanny Allston’s sensational 2006 has been further rewarded with a clear lead on top of the women’s elite rankings for the second consecutive year.  Fellow Tasmanian, Grace Elson, finished in second place for her highest ever year-end ranking.  Elson was just ahead of our most consistant women’s performer of recent years, ACT’s Jo Allison.  Queensland’s Anna Sheldon was the big improver … Read More

Australian appointments on IOF commissions

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Four Australians are currently serving on IOF commissions; two on discipline commissions, and two on support commissions. The discipline commission members are Mike Dowling (Foot Orienteering Commission), and Blake Gordon (MTB Orienteering Commission). The support commission members are David Hogg (Environment Commission), and Barry McCrae (Rules Commission). Blake Gordon’s efforts have been in formulating guidelines for the organisation of MTBO … Read More

Arthur, Neve take out Victorian sprint titles

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The last championship of the year was decided on Wednesday night when Bruce Arthur and Jasmine Neve took out the Victorian sprint titles, which were held at La Trobe University. Arthur’s win was a very comfortable one, with a margin of nearly two minutes over the field. His closest challenger was Adam Scammell, who continued the sprint form he showed … Read More

Bushrangers team announced

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Orienteering Australia has announced the Bushrangers team to tackle New Zealand in the first of the 2007 Test Matches. The team is as follows: Women: Anna Sheldon Briohny Davey Grace Elson Kathryn Ewels Jasmine Neve Vanessa Round Reserve: Kirsten Fairfax Men: Julian Dent Robbie Preston Dave Meyer Ryan Smyth Gareth Candy (subject to satisfactory fitness) Simon Uphill Reserve: Ben Rattray … Read More

JWOC selection trials decided

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The selection trials for the Australian team for the Junior World Orienteering Championships will be as follows: 1. The National League events in NSW (Molong/Orange) on 19-20 May. 2. The Australian 3-Days (including the prologue). The NSW events will have the greatest weight. Previous performances in Junior World Championships may also be taken into account. Candidates for selection will need … Read More

Orienteering recognised By Tasmanian Institute Of Sport

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At the announcement ceremony of the TIS 2007 scholarship holders at Hobart’s Wrest Point Casino three orienteers were awarded scholarships. World Champion Hanny Allston and fellow WOC team member Grace Elson each received a level 1 elite scholarship and current Australian junior long distance and sprint distance champion Ryan Smyth received a level 2 elite scholarship. Hanny was also named … Read More

Ultimax 5 Days Hotting Up!!!

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With the Ultimax 5 Days now just one month away the entries are flowing in as orienteers from around the world take up the opportunity to compete on some of the best terrain Australia has to offer. With 4 of the 5 days on quality Australian granite terrain centered around the Central NSW town of Orange, it provides orienteers from … Read More

A new candidate for the Aussie JWOC 2026 team

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Anne and Bruce Arthur (Melbourne Forest Racers and Victoria Nuggets) are proud to announce the arrival of Sophie Reese Freja Arthur, born at 11:54pm on Friday 1st December, 2006 at the Freemason’s Maternity Hospital, East Melbourne. Weight 3050g or 6lb11oz Length 46cm Head 33.5cm Meanwhile, while Anne and Bruce were at hospital, experienced elite orienteers Tracy Bluett, Paul Marsh, Natasha and … Read More

2006 Orienteering Australia Annual Conference

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The OA Council Annual Conference to be held in Canberra over the weekend 2-3 December will consider a number of key issues, including:  Junior Sports Framework Risk Management Framework Extending the levies on events to all events Strategic Plans, Operational Plans, and Budget and Forward Estimates Changes to competition rules and ranking systems Sponsorship arrangements Membership arrangements Changes to the … Read More

More off-season diversions

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Hanny Allston and Grace Elson used last Sunday’s annual “Point to Pinnacle” race in Hobart as their Sunday run, and recorded impressive results. Starting at the Wrest Point Casino, the run is uphill all the way to the top of Mt Wellington, 22 Km with a climb of 1270 metres. Hanny (1:44:47) was a close second to last year’s winner Jenny … Read More