Fiona Calabro and Julian Dent head OA Annual Award winners

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The Orienteering Australia Annual Awards were presented at the Annual Dinner held at the Spring Gully Soccer Club in Bendigo on 31 March at Bendigo. The winners were  Fiona Calabro (QLD) – Silva Award for Services to Orienteering in Australia; Richard Matthews (WA) – David Hogg Award for Event Management; Julian Dent (NSW) – 2012 Athlete of the Year; Adrian … Read More

Tight battle looms in Easter men’s competition

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A tight battle looms for the lead going into the last day of the Easter 3-Days in M21E, while Lizzie Ingham continues to dominate the women’s event. Matt Crane was well down the list in places yesterday (although only four minutes in time), but he recovered today with a comfortable win in the long distance on the tough physical granite … Read More

Naunton takes Easter middle distance win on home ground

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Bendigo’s Chris Naunton achieved probably his best result yet with a win in today’s middle distance day of Easter. As with yesterday’s sprint, the winning margin was in single digits. For much of the course it looked as if there might be a home-ground win from another source, with Bryan Keely leading through most of the first two-thirds of the … Read More

Crane and Ingham get off to good Easter start

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Matt Crane and Lizzie Ingham got off to a good start over the Easter weekend with wins in the Good Friday prologue at La Trobe University in Bendigo. The two races were in marked contrast to each other. Ingham was in a tight battle over the first half of the course with Hanny Allston, making her return to high-level orienteering … Read More

OA Board vacancies needing to be filled at AGM on Sunday

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Orienteering Australia is seeking to fill two vacancies on its Board at this Sunday’s Annual General Meeting in Bendigo – Director, High Performance, and Director, Development. The Annual General Meeting will be held at 4pm at the Spring Gully Soccer Club Rooms, Stanley Avenue, Spring Gully, Bendigo on Sunday 31 March. OA is preferably seeking someone with expertise in marketing and … Read More

Crane & Manser win SILVA NOL long races

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The SILVA mass start long NOL races at Belair National Park (Adelaide) were noteable by the presence of three new faces at the top of the leader board, in Victor Manser (elite)  Shaun McDonaugh (TAS) and Lanita Steer (VIC) in the juniors. The courses were excellently set by SA elite Simon Uppill who practically lives on the map, which father … Read More

Matt Crane opens SILVA National League season with win.

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Matt Crane opened the SILVA National League season with a win in today’s sprint event in Adelaide. After winning his heat, he look the lead early in the course in the final and stretched his lead to an impressive 50 seconds by the end. Lachlan Dow held a narrow break over Simon Uppill for most of the way and edged … Read More

Selection Arrangements for 2013 Australian WOC Team.

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World Orienteering Championships(WOC) July 7-13, 2013, Vuokatti, FINLAND (Note: The full selection document and the nomination form can be accessed via: 2013 WOC Selection Criteria 010313.doc Selection trials and criteria Team selection will be based on the following criteria :   (i) Primary (ie most important) criteria 1. Results in the Australian based selection trials listed below; – all four races … Read More

JWOC team nomination reminder

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Those wishing to nominate for selection in the Australian team to contest the 2013 Junior World Orienteering Championships in the Czech Republic are reminded that they should do so by Sunday 3rd March. Nominations are to be made to the Chair of the Junior Selection Panel, Jan Hardy, either by e-mail (janhardy@iprimus.com.au) or in writing (326 Murray St, Hobart, Tas … Read More

Orienteering Australia annual meetings during the Easter Carnival

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All orienteers are welcome at the annual Orienteering Australia meetings during the Easter 3 Days Carnival in Bendigo. OA Committee meetings, Saturday 30 March There will be 3 rooms available, at the Registration Centre at the Mandurang Cricket Ground, corner of Sedgwick and Nankervis Roads, Mandurang (Bendigo, Victoria). Room 1 2.30pm-4pm Technical; 4.15pm-5.15pm IT (Eventor, website update, results database) Room … Read More