Christmas 5-Days under way at Armidale

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Two of the five days of the 2010 Christmas 5-Days at Armidale have been completed, with a sprint at the University of New England followed by challenging courses in the complex granite of Banalasta. The turnout has been good, although numerous Queenslanders failed to make the first day (and some the second) after being stranded by floods. Julian Dent has … Read More

2011 national junior training plans announced

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Orienteering Australia National Junior Coach Roch Prendergast has announced training plans for 2011. These commence with training for interested juniors at the Christmas Five Days next week. To have some idea of numbers, Roch would appreciate an email from interested juniors before Boxing Day. Email: prenderg@tpg.com.au Christmas 5 Days, Armidale Dec 27: 6pm Meet with all juniors and parents (Location to be announced) … Read More

Position Vacant – Australian MTBO Coach 2011-2012

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Orienteering Australia is seeking to fill the position of Australian MTBO Coach for 2011-2012. The duties can be found at MTBO Coach Job Description Dec 2010.pdf. Applications and any questions can be directed to Kay Haarsma, Manager (High Performance). Email kayhaarsma@hotmail.com or ph 08 8337 0522 (h) Applications close 31 December 2010.

Orienteers do well at Mountain Bike National Round 2

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Orienteers were well represented at the pointy end of the fields in the Mountain Bike Crosscountry National Round No. 2 held last weekend in Hobart. Adrian Jackson was an extremely close 6th in the elite men’s race, while Jo Williams was 13th in the women.  Canberra’s Hamish Prosser was 2nd in the U17 class.  Tasmanian orienteers, Tom Goddard and Marc … Read More

Blackheart Adventure 12th in Abu Dhabi Adventure Race

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Rob Preston and Kathryn Ewels’ Blackheart Adventure team has finished 12th out of 49 teams in the Abu Dhabi Six Day Adventure Race, the world’s richest. Blackheart took 55hrs 53mins 49secs to complete the 450 km 6-Day event, which included a 121 km orienteering event on day 4 in the desert with dunes up to 200m high. The event was … Read More

Senior Training Sessions – Christmas 5 Days, Armidale NSW

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In addition to the Christmas 5 Days races, a series of a training sessions will be conducted on days 2-5 for Senior Elite-Standard Orienteers. The training sessions will be held after each day’s race, on the same map, with different states organising each day.  Sessions will commence mid / late morning, shortly after the prize giving. If you would like … Read More

MTBO January training camp and squad nominations

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MTBO training camp An MTBO training camp will be held in the Ballarat-Bendigo region in Victoria from 18-23 January. Any interested MTB orienteer is welcome to join in, as are coaches.  There will probably be some travel subsidy for elite or junior squad members from outside Victoria.  Riders can participate for part of the camp, if all is not possible. … Read More

Top End Orienteers win development award

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The Top End Orienteers have won the Orienteering Australia annual $1000 club development award after an outstanding effort in attracting almost 100 people to its Paddy Pallin Nav Training, Try Orienteering day on 14 November. Organiser Wolfgang Meike (pictured checking a control) is also the TEO’s Publicity Officer and he went the extra mile in promoting the day. This included writing to local Members … Read More

Vacancies in WA and on the OA Board

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1. Orienteering Western Australia is seeking an enthusiastic person to join our Be Active Development Program team, conducting orienteering programs for schools in the Perth Metropolitan area, including Mandurah and Perth Hills. For most of 2011 the position will be casual, part-time, but a full-time Development Officer position is expected to become available in the second half of the year. … Read More

Preston and Ewels face desert sands in Abu Dhabi

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Australian WOC representatives Rob Preston and Kathryn Ewels are in Abu Dhabi for the world’s richest adventure race next weekend. Other members of their 4 person Blackheart Adventure team are Luke Haines and Damon Goerke. They will cover 400 kms in 6 days, with disciplines including desert adventure running, mountain biking in the mountains, sea kayaking, and rope exercises including … Read More