Aussie orienteers start Adventure Racing World Championships in Tasmania.

Andrew Power2011 Archive

The Adventure Racing World Championships start today (Wed 2nd Nov) in Burnie, Tasmania. 80 teams of 4 are taking part in the multi-day race which will cover a 733km circuit with 52 checkpoints of Tasmanian coastline, bush and mountain in the rugged and beautiful North-West of the island. The winning team is expected to take 6 or 7 days! With … Read More

XMAS 5 DAYS 2011

shanej2011 Archive

NSW JUNIOR SQUAD BRINGS YOU  XMAS 5 DAYS 2011  NEWCASTLE and the CENTRAL COAST Day 1 will be a sprint event on a typical University campus map- many buildings, paths and gardens providing a lot of route choice and quick decision making. Days 2-5 will be held on typical Newcastle terrain which closely resembles some continental European terrains- many gullies, … Read More

National Senior Squad announced.

Andrew Power2011 Archive

The National Senior Squad for 2012 has been named by OA’s senior selection panel. The National Senior Squad acknowledges athletes who are aiming for selection in an Australian senior team (World Orienteering Championships, World Cup, World Games or Bushrangers) in the next two years. Selection is based on: a) the perceived ability of the athlete to make a senior team … Read More


Andrew Power2011 Archive

Melanie Simpson and Ricky Thackray both had convincing wins in the NSW Championships at Jenolan East last Sunday. Melanie Simpson was “in the zone” after racing 3 events the previous weekend and did some cunning route choices to finish 6 minutes ahead of NZ’s Maquita Gelderman. Finnish champion Ingrid Stengaard was a further 2 minutes back in 3rd, perhaps a bit … Read More

Melanie Simpson and Ricky Thackray Top the 2011 National MTBO Series

shanej2011 Archive

Two convincing wins each at Round 4 in Oberon NSW gave Melanie Simpson (NSW Stingers) and Ricky Thackray (WA Nomads) wins in the Elite MTBO Division for the 2011 season.  Victoria’s Carolyn Jackson and Steven Cusworth took second placings, ahead of Damian Welbourne (NSW) and Mary Fien (NSW), last years’ winner of W21-E. Tasmania’s Oscar Phillips and Victoria’s Jasmine Sunley … Read More

MTBO World no 1 at NSW Champs!

Andrew Power2011 Archive

This weekend’s NSW Championships at Jenolan East, and the lead up event at Black Springs, will be hot! In W21, the top 3 riders from the Australian MTBO Championships last weekend – Marquita Gelderman (NZ), Melanie Simpson (NSW via Norway) and Carolyn Jackson (VIC) will go head to head with 2010 National Series winner Mary Fien (NSW) and current World … Read More

Oceania Championships 2011: GPS analysis

Bruce Arthur2011 Archive

Analysis of GPS tracking data from races outside Europe is still a novelty in the orienteering world. With the exciting and picturesque native forest of the Oceania 2011 Orienteering Championships – and several longer legs with different route choice options – this was really an interesting task for World of O to assess. Read the full article here at World of … Read More

MTBO Championships summary

Andrew Power2011 Archive

The MTBO Championships were held this weekend in glorious weather in and around Beechworth, Victoria. Steven Cusworth dominated the elite men winning all three individual titles while New Zealand superstar Maquita Gelderman did similiarly in the women.  Melanie Simpson won the Australian long championship resident trophy with a good second place while it was no suprise that the evergreen Carolyn … Read More

Oceania & Australian MTBO Titles this weekend in Victoria.

Andrew Power2011 Archive

It’s the turn of the MTBO riders to invade the Beechworth area this weekend with 4 races over 3 days.   These include IOF World Ranking events for the middle and long championships and National Orienteering League races 5, 6 & 7. The races kick off with the Middle Distance Champs at Yackandandah on Friday afternoon.  Reading the 1:5,000 map while … Read More

Anti-Doping 2012 Prohibited list released.

Andrew Power2011 Archive

Please be advised that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released the 2012 Prohibited List, which will come into effect on 1 January 2012.  To give you a chance to familiarise yourself with the List, WADA has published it on their website along with a summary of major modifications and details on the 2012 monitoring program. The major change to the … Read More