Gelderman’s clean sweep in Australian MTBO Championships.

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The 2010 Australian MTBO Championships were held this weekend near Daylesford, Victoria. Bayside Kangaroos, The middle and sprint distance events were held on Saturday in the Castlemaine area. Marquita Gelderman, from New Zealand, was a convincing winner of both events in the open women’s division, with resident champion honours going to Thorlene Egerton (middle) and Mary Fien (sprint and long). There was a major … Read More

World Anti-Doping Code 2011 Prohibited List released

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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released the World Anti-Doping Code 2011 Prohibited List which will come into effect on 1 January 2011.  There are some very important changes that athletes and support personnel need to be aware of including:  the addition of a new section on “non-approved substances”  the removal of platelet-derived preparations (commonly referred to as PRP)  removal … Read More

MTBO National League Scores updated

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With the MTBO Australian Championships to be held in just over 2 weeks, the current National League standings for 2010 have been updated. The MTBO National League has individual and state team competitions and applies across all age classes. There are some new names leading the Elite competitions this year with Mary Fien of NSW ahead in the women and … Read More

International orienteering in the UK in April-May 2011

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The Jan Kjellstrom International Orienteering Festival, the UK’s premier orienteering carnival, is being held over Easter 2011 (22 – 25 April). It will include 2 World Ranking Events and is being conducted in Ireland in Belfast.  The Irish Orienteering Championships (IOC) will be held on the following weekend 30 Apr – 2 May south of Dublin in the Wicklow Mountains. This provides … Read More

Australian Relay Championships

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The “Rock Oyster” map northwest of Mannum was the setting for the Australian Relay Championships.  The relay courses offered route choice across the spur-gully mallee covered terrain with deeply incised creeks and gullies.  Most courses offered competitors the choice of straighter routes across the gullies vs. longer routes along the ridge tops or around the lower slopes. Consistent runs by all three … Read More

Australian Championships conclude

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The Australian Sprint, Long Distance and Relay Championships, the 3 concluding rounds of the Australian National League, were held near Adelaide this weekend. For more details about each event see the SA Web site.  Links to all results can be found here. The individual SILVA National league results were Senior Men – Julian Dent (303 pts), Simon Uppill (267 pts) … Read More

Queensland wins Australian Schools Championships

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Queensland are the champion state in the Australian Schools Championships for the third year in a row, after two days of competition in the Mount Crawford area. They were level with Tasmania after the individual day, but pulled clear with maximum points in three of the four relays, winning the two junior classes outright and coming second to New Zealand … Read More

Highly successful mapping workshop held in Adelaide

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OA Mapping Committee chairman Adrian Uppill organised a highly successful mapping workshop in Adelaide today. It was attended by almost 30 mappers from all states and territories, ranging from current elites Rob Preston, Murray Scown and Lachlan Hallett to mapping maestros Alex Tarr and Jonathon Sutcliffe. The workshop began with an enthralling presentation by Robert Rusk from Aerometrex on the … Read More

Australian Middle Distance Championships

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The first event of the Australian Championships carnival was held this afternoon at the Lady Alice Goldfield, near Para Wirra National Park about 50 km north of Adelaide. The event attracted 571 competitors from all Australian states as well as New Zealand and Hong Kong.  The event area covered an area of gold mining in the late 19th century, with … Read More

South Australian Long Distance Championships

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South Australian spur gully terrain, with mostly fast running areas, a broad track network, and minor rock detail challenged orienteers at today’s SA Long Distance Championships and SILVA National Orienteering Round 15.  Many route choice options were offered with more direct choices or longer track options.  Slower run areas of yacka (a tough spikey plant) added to the options. Yesterday’s … Read More