First Ultimax Sydney Sprint Race

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The first race in the Ultimax Sydney Sprints was held in the north Sydney suburb of Riverview yesterday. An excellent course was put on by birthday girl and Australian international Tracy Bluett weaving through the harbour-side park. Excellent use was made of the intricate track networks and creek system that caught many of the more experienced off-guard. Forty six people … Read More

Doug Goodwin 1924-2006

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Doug Goodwin, long-standing member of Tasmania’s Australopers club and its club treasurer for many years, died recently as the result of a cycling accident. Doug truly personified the orienteering ideal of a “sport for life”, and was a regular at local events after taking up the sport in 1978 with wife Hilary and children Sarah and Paul. Doug also introduced … Read More

Just where did I go wrong at the Christmas 5-days?

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For those not familiar with Splitsbrowser, it is an open, web-based system for the display and analysis of orienteering split times. Check out the Christmas 5-days results (thanks to Mathieu McGuire, Queensland) on the splitsbrowser website (they are listed under “Recent Results”).

Winners are grinners

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I would like to thank Orienteering Australia (mountain biking in particular) for the opportunity to enter and subsequently win, a new mountain bike. I had forgotten that I had even entered and to actually win the bike and a Miry board was just amazing. I think the only other thing I have ever won before is a pair of socks … Read More