Kay Haarsma2013 Archive

The ACT MTBO titles held last weekend produced some of the best racing of the year on terrain that was well suited for the varying disciplines.  The sprint saw riders negotiating the maze of single track at Sparrow Hill.  The middle had them merely go on the opposite side of the road into Kowen East, which gave a mixture of … Read More

World Championship Coaches & Managers sought for both WOC & JWOC in foot and mountain bike orienteering.

shanej2013 Archive

The six coach / manager positions for Australian teams travelling to World Championships in WOC & JWOC in both foot orienteering and mountain bike orienteering in 2014-15 are now being advertised after the conclusion of the previous two year roles. Below are the headlines of the advertised roles. Detailed information on ALL positions is available on this link: OA Coaching … Read More

JWOC selection criteria for 2014

blair2013 Archive

Orienteering Australia will send a team to contest the 2014 Junior World Orienteering Championships in Bulgaria from 21st to 27th 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 and 6 women) may be selected depending on performance in the selection … Read More

MTBO – Triple Gold for Carolyn Jackson at World Masters

shanej2013 Archive

The recent MTB Orienteering World Championships in Portugal saw Australia’s contingent of 5 riders have great success. Victoria’s Carolyn Jackson won gold in all three distances, sprint, middle & long in W50. Peter Cusworth (M60) was 2nd in sprint, 3rd in long and 8th in middle. Thor Egerton (W40) was 2nd in sprint and took the bronze in the other … Read More

OA HP Squad Applications 2014

nickd2013 Archive

In 2014 OA High Performance is establishing a new Talent Development Structure comprising three levels of Squads at the national level. This is part of the development of clearly defined Athlete Pathways for Orienteering based on the AIS  FTEM framework. The application forms for all current and future elites who are intending to compete at NOL standard and above in … Read More


Kay Haarsma2013 Archive

Entries for the final MTBO national series round on Oct 18-19 in Canberra close THIS Friday via Eventor.  With the Australian Sprint title and the ACT middle and long titles being held in the intricate track networks of Sparrow Hill and Kowen Forest, there is plenty of fun to be had. The World Masters MTBO Championships are being held in … Read More

Lost Property, Australian Championships Carnival, Canberra 28 Sep–6 Oct 2013

johnh2013 Archive

Jackeroo Cooler Arm folding chair (grey) Handkerchief (small white) Pair white socks Bridgestone bag Control description holders (4) Silva headbands (2) Baseplate compass Canberra Centenary bag (black) Towel (white) Cap –Colombia (grey/black) Stuff sack (Kathmandu) red Folding chair packets (2) – Blue, Bottle green Jacket (grey) Plastic water bottle (2) – White, Blue Baby’s bottle (Avent/Philips brand) Gaiters (Protech) dark … Read More

Cockatoos dominate 2013 SILVA National Orienteering League

blair2013 Archive

The Canberra Cockatoos dominated the 2013 SILVA National Orienteering League, winning three out of four team titles and three individual titles. The closest team competition was the senior women’s. The Cockatoos and defending champions, the Victorian Nuggets, went into the season’s final race level. The Nuggets had a four-minute lead going into the final leg and were still in front … Read More

Thrilling races in Australian Relay Championships.

Kay Haarsma2013 Archive

The 2013 Australian Championship carnival concluded today with some thrilling relay races across all categories.   It really was a stampede from the rodeo corral when almost 300 first leg runners grabbed their maps and literally headed for the hills.  Many of the longer courses had a long leg with options of going straight over the main granite hill, or run … Read More

Grace & Matt Crane win Middle Distance Championships.

shanej2013 Archive

Grace & Matt Crane (Tasmanian Foresters and Canberra Cockatoos respectively) claimed both elite Australian Middle Distance Championships today.  This was held on a new granite terrain area – “The Gib” near Bungendore, about 40 kilometres from Canberra. Matt had a nervous wait as Simon Uppill stormed into the finish challenging his time.  However Simon finished 7 seconds in arrears.   While … Read More