New sprint map standard released

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The IOF Mapping Commission has released an updated version of the sprint map standard, ISSOM2007. Copies of the standard and details of the changes are available from the Mapping Commission’s website

When ten events is barely enough…

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While many of of his orienteering colleagues were battling the heat and flies in the World Rogaining Championships in the Warrumbungles, Waggaroos stalwart Rod Dominish last month won the Double Decathlon for Men 60+, in the 25th World Championships, held for the first time in Australia, in Bendigo. The Double Decathlon is scored over 20 events 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, … Read More

WOC selection criteria and process

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The selection critieria and process for WOC 2007 and the Bushrangers test matches are attached.  Please note that nominations for the first Bushrangers test are due by 22 November. WOC 2007 Selection Criteria.rtf

Adventure Racing and Rogaining success for Australian elites

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The end of the 2006 elite orienteering season has seen several teams turn their hand (and legs) to Adventure Races (AR). AR generally consists of running, mountain biking and kayaking, all with a navigation component and in teams of 2-4 people. It’s a great way for orienteers to train during the summer, and keep up a bit of navigation training … Read More

National Junior Squad announced

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The new National Junior Squad is as follows, in no particular order: Simon Uppill (SA) Bryan Keely (Vic) Rhys Challen (WA) Nick Andrewartha (Tas) Oliver Mitchell (Qld) Kieran Sullivan (Qld) Tristan Lee (SA) Sebastian Woof (Tas) Morten Neve (Vic) Simon Mee (Qld) Heather Harding (ACT) Laurina Neumann (Qld) Clare Brownridge (Vic) Vanessa Round (SA) Ineka Booth (ACT) Sarah Dunnage (WA) … Read More

Victorian titles close the championship season

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The championship season finished this weekend with the Victorian Championships. The middle distance event took place on the goldmining terrain at the south end of Sailors Creek, while the long distance event was on a Rob Plowright remap of Mount Beckworth, originally used for the 1990 Australian Relays but little used since the late 1990s. Simon Uppill took another step … Read More

Australian MTBO Champs Results

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Australian team members dominated the Be Active Australian Championships Mountain Bike Orienteering events which were held in WA this week.  The terrain, courses and weather were all variable, but the Australian team coped the best, holding off challenges from NZ and the WA locals.  The middle distance race was held in a heatwave, on a forest block with multiple cross-country single … Read More

ACT do the double in Australian Relays

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The Canberra Cockatoos completed a perfect week in the National League by winning both open relays at the Australian Relay Championships. For the first half of the men’s relay it was a two-way battle between the Cockatoos and the NSW Stingers. Gareth Candy and Jock Davis ran most of the first leg together, and Rob Preston also stayed with Grant … Read More

National League titles decided

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The Canberra Cockatoos are confirmed as the senior National League champions for 2006. It was their twelfth title in 13 seasons, and was eventually won by the huge margin of 88 points, after they achieved the maximum possible score in all six rounds held in Western Australia. The battle for second was closer, with the NSW Stingers starting the Australian … Read More

Sheldon and Shepherd win in WA

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Anna Sheldon and Dave Shepherd have won the Australian Long Distance Championships, held today at Hill Park Dale, Western Australia. Sheldon won her first senior title by three minutes over Jo Allison. Allison led for most of the course, but Sheldon was always close enough to be a possibility, and when Allison lost three minutes on the 16th control, in the … Read More