Grace Crane and Julian Dent reign supreme in Christmas 5 days.

Kay Haarsma2012 Archive

The Christmas 5 Days championships concluded today with the last event held on the rugged granite terrain of Beechworth Gorge. It was a chasing start format for the elites.  The day was made even more challenging with an extremely steep uphill finish; quite warm temperature and courses that were 20% longer than expected. Grace Crane was the outstanding runner of … Read More

Xmas 5 Days – Results for first 3 foot stages

Bruce Arthur2012 Archive

Results Day 1 Results Splits Day 2 Results (Men A cancelled) Splits Day 3 Results Splits Results can also be found in Eventor from the Event Calendar, or if you have entered the event, from; My Pages > My Events

Grace Crane takes a second victory.

Kay Haarsma2012 Archive

Day 2 of the foot o Christmas 5 Days was held in the somewhat rugged terrain of Barambogie, near Chiltern.    Competition was much closer at the top in the women’s elite with Grace Crane again victorious but only by 35 seconds over Swedish star Lena Eliasson.   Grace estimates that she lost several minutes in several mistakes, but it’s … Read More

Crane family double at opening day of 5 Days competition.

Kay Haarsma2012 Archive

Day 1 of the Christmas 5 Days was held on the spur- gully terrain of “Magenta” which adjoins the Chiltern township.   The competition this year attracted large fields, partly because of the high class maps on offer, but also as an important warm-up for World Cup and  Oceania events which start in New Zealand in early January. The elite … Read More

Plan ahead for fun at Easter and beyond.

Kay Haarsma2012 Archive

The next 4 weeks or so are going to be hectic. Firstly there is the Christmas 5 Days based at Beechworth in some of Australia’s best terrain. Then many Aussies are off to New Zealand for the Oceania Championships and associated events. Twenty two elites are racing in the World Cup events; a Schools team is taking on their Kiwi … Read More

JWOC 2013 Selection Procedures & pre-NOL March training.

Kay Haarsma2012 Archive

Selection Procedures for Australian Team for 2013 Junior World Orienteering Championships Orienteering Australia will send a team to contest the 2013 Junior World Orienteering Championships in the Czech Republic from 29th June to 6th July. It is expected that a team of at least 4 men and 4 women will be selected. Additional team members (up to a maximum of 6 men … Read More

Changes to Australian World Cup team and Nick Dent appointed new High Performance Operations Manager

Kay Haarsma2012 Archive

Congratulations to Nick Dent, (NSW), who has been appointed the High Performance Operations Manager, working 8 hours a week for Orienteering Australia.    He replaces Gareth Candy, who stepped down after accepting a new full time job, but who is still willing to contribute in a voluntary capacity. Nick has a wide breadth of experience in orienteering, having competed since 1984, and raced … Read More

Orienteering Australia Conference main outcomes

shanej2012 Archive

A total of 34 people attended some or all of the OA Annual Conference at the Australian Institute of Sport on the weekend of 1 & 2 December. Mats Troeng from the Swedish Orienteering Federation was a special guest; he has been working closely with OA Board member Craig Feuerherdt in implementing the Swedish Eventor management system for events, memberships, … Read More

New Official appointments for Australian teams in New Zealand.

shanej2012 Archive

Kim Nankervis (Tasmania) will be the official team manager for the Australia v New Zealand challenge team in NZ in January 2013.  Her role will be in co-ordinating relay teams and general trouble shooting.  With 4 events being part of the challenge there may be injuries, and Kim is the one that will need to know.  Look for her at the Australian … Read More

NATIONAL JUNIOR SQUADS selected & Training Camp dates announced.

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JUNIOR TRAINING CAMPS Given that many juniors will be busy orienteering in New Zealand over January the national training camp format is slightly different this year. The January camp, which will be in Canberra, will start from Friday 25th Jan until the evening of Monday 28th January, utilising the long weekend.   This camp is open to ALL JUNIORS from 14 -20 yearswho have shown they can orienteer … Read More