Australia V New Zealand Challenge team announced.

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The Australian team to compete in the Australian v New Zealand Challenge in January 2013 is:  Team members should ensure that they are entered in all 4 challenge events – sprint, middle, long & relay. Any queries –   kayhaarsma@hotmail.com M16  Jarrah Day    Daniel Hill Stephen Melhuish   Oliver Mill   RES   M18  Matt Doyle   Lawrence Jones Ashley Nankervis   David Tay   RES   M20  Shaun McDonough  Brodie Nankervis Todd Neve   Henry McNulty RES   … Read More

Marquita Gelderman takes trifecta of Aussie MTBO titles.

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The final race in the Australian MTBO titles saw riders return to Kiwarrak state forest for the middle distance championships.  Again there was a maze of single track to challenge the navigational skills of even the best riders. New Zealand’s Marquita Gelderman again reigned supreme in women’s elite to take out a trifecta of wins.  However fellow Kiwi Christine Browne, … Read More

Randall and Gelderman win long MTBO Champs.

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Alex Randall and Marquita Gelderman both had big wins in the long distance championships near Port Macquarie. The courses were more traditional today with significant route choice involving both climb and the rideability of tracks. Alex won by 9 minutes over Steven Todkill  and Ricky Thackray close behind.  Marquita won by 7 minutes, again from fellow Kiwi Christine Brown and … Read More

Todkill & Gelderman victorious in AUS MTBO Sprint Champs.

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The three event Australian MTBO Championships started today at Taree with the Sprint Championships. The map, “the Tipriders Afternoon Delight,” was based in Kiwarrak Forest just a few kilometres out of Taree. The area was composed of a very intricate track network of mt bike single track which actually provided quite fast riding. Thus the route choice decisions between the … Read More

World Cup Team for NZ announced.

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After much deliberation the selectors have chosen the following team for the World Cups in New Zealand in January 2013. It is a pleasing mix of experience and youth.   WOMEN Middle Sprint Prologue Bridget Anderson Q Y Y Y Felicity Brown NSW Y Y Y Susanne Casanova SA/NT Y Y Y Grace Crane TAS Y Y Y Rachel Effeney Q … Read More

Australian Schools team announced

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The Australian Schools team to contest a Test Match against New Zealand at the Oceania Championships in January has been announced. The teams are: Junior girls: Zoe Dowling (Tas), Hannah Goddard (Tas), Georgia Jones (NSW), Asha Steer (Vic). Reserve 1 Leisha Maggs (Vic), Reserve 2 Rebecca George (NSW). Junior boys: Jarrah Day (Tas), Daniel Hill (NSW), Stephen Melhuish (ACT), Oliver … Read More

Victoria wins women’s National League in dramatic finish

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The Victorian Nuggets have won the women’s SILVA National Orienteering League after a dramatic finish at the Australian Relays in Tasmania. They won the title by a single point after a 28-second win over the Queensland Cyclones. It was a head-to-head battle on the first leg between Jasmine Neve and Anna Sheldon, and continued line-ball for the first half of … Read More

Crane does the clean sweep

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Grace Crane completed a clean sweep of national titles at today’s Australian Long Distance Championships near St. Helens, while Tim Robertson claimed the men’s title for New Zealand. Crane took the lead early in the course and was never seriously threatened as she stretched her lead to six minutes by the end of the race, despite wobbling (as most did) … Read More

Wins for Crane and Olsen in Australian Sprint Championships

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Grace Crane continued her winning form in today’s Australian Sprint Championships at Bicheno, while Denmark’s Rune Olsen made a flying visit to take the men’s race. Large parts of the course were on coastal rock shelves, and the rainy conditions made the going challenging. Crane had additional opposition compared to last weekend, with Lizzie Ingham making the trip to Tasmania. … Read More