Australian Team for MTBO WOC and JWOC – selection nominations

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Anyone wishing to be considered for selection in the Australian Team for this year’s Mountain Bike Orienteering World Championships to be held in Italy (Senior and Junior) must send the following information to Peta Whitford (selection chair) prior to 1 March 2011. Name: ____________ · Will you attending Selection Trials April 9th and 10th , Daylesford, Victoria (YES / NO) … Read More

MTBO Newsletter

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The April selection area in Victoria is relatively hilly with little or no single tk, so fitness rather than tech riding skills are likely to be a priority. Things to do: 1) Nominate for Australian team selection NOW (before March 1) to Peta Whitford (selection chair) Nominate if you have the slightest inkling to be in the team. Name … Read More

Orienteering Service of Australia under new ownership

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Orienteering Service of Australia (OSoA) has changed hands. In December 2010 the OSoA business was sold to SnapFold Australia. OSoA is continuing to operate as normal and has kept the same web address and the same phone number (03) 9017 4835. The fax number (03)9388 1916, however, has changed. The new owner Ned Macdonald would like to express his … Read More

MTBO National Rankings for 2010

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Multiple World Champion Adrian Jackson and Australian team member Mary Fien were our top ranked MTBO riders for 2010. In 2010 Australia staged thirteen MTBO ranking events (eight Long Distance and five Middle Distance). The 2010 rankings were based on the same formula as 2009 – the best two races for each rider who rode in more than one state … Read More

Tassie “young gun” MTB riders do well!

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Recently three junior Tasmanian riders did exceedingly well in the “Blue Dragon” 100 km mountain bike race near Launceston. This was a two stage race held over two days encompassing very rugged and technical riding. They are following in the footsteps of Adrian Jackson who has shown that racing MTB at a high level is an ingredient for success at … Read More

Anti-Doping: Get Educated!

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Anti-Doping: Get Educated! ASADA e-Learning is a new anti-doping education tool developed for the Australian sporting community by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA). The core six 20-minute modules, called Pure Performance Online, provides you with the opportunity to learn about the key areas of anti-doping. It covers topics such as prohibited substances and methods, therapeutic use exemptions, doping control … Read More

Successful MTBO Training Camp ends

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A successful 6 day MTBO training camp has just been completed in Victoria. The camp had looked in doubt with the flooding currently taking place in central Victoria, and there were hassles finding an open road to some of the maps, but in the end we had ideal weather and were able to train on 12 different maps. There were … Read More

Queensland floods

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A discussion forum has been set up for news, offers of/requests for assistance etc. for Queensland orienteers affected by the floods. It is running off Blair Trewin’s Attackpoint log at (You need to create a user name to post). The best wishes of all in Australian orienteering go out to those affected by this situation. Update from Orienteering Queensland … Read More

Capital Orienteering Festival fits with the Canberra Festival

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The organisers of the 2011 Capital Orienteering Festival are pleased to alert potential attendees of the opportunity to also engage with the 2011 Canberra Festival and other local attractions. Orienteering often takes place in isolated areas but the organisers of the 2011 event wanted to bring orienteering back to the people. The 2011 Capital Orienteering Festival will take place within … Read More

Christmas 5 Days wrap up

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Christmas 5 Days event reports are below and at Full results, splits and Routegadget maps are at Dick Ogilvie has announced that next year’s Five Days will return to its spiritual home of the NSW Central Coast so a swim in the surf at a beach should be readily available after each morning event.