Snow forecast for NZ MTBO event!

shanej2012 Archive

NZ is throwing a little bit of everything at the Aussie MTB orienteers.  Heavy rain is forecast for Friday’s event at Wanaka, whilst up at “Snow Farm”, at Saturday’s relay site, the forecast is a maximum of 1 degree and 8 centimetres of snow!  True! The 50 strong contingent of Aussie mtb orienteers spent the rest day in Queenstown.  With so much adventure stuff on offer … Read More

Hot, Hard & Hilly for Mt Bikers in NZ

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NZ maintained its lead today, in the second event of the 2012 MTB-Orienteering Challenge at Alexandra. The long distance courses in steep hills across the river were run in sweltering conditions, with several errors and retirements in the field of 150. Australia won the Mens 20 and Womens Open again, narrowly lost Womens 40 by 59 seconds, but picked up Mens 50 … Read More

NZ takes lead in MTBO Challenge

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NZ inched ahead of Australia today in the first of the three events of the 2012 MTB-Orienteering Challenge at Roxburgh, by 5 classes to 3. The visitors won the Men’s 20, the Women’s Open and Women’s 40, while the hosts won the rest of the Men’s classes and Women’s 50. Australia met with bad luck in the last when Peta Whitford … Read More

Christmas 5 Days Wrap-up

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The 2011 Xmas 5 Days in NSW finished with head to head racing using a loop format on Brush Creek above Glendale High School, with courses planned by NSW Junior squad member Kasimir Gregory. With 2 competitors starting at the same time on each course, each competitor had three loops to complete with the third loop being common. The loop … Read More