NSW and ACT champion States at the Australian Long Distance Championships

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Last Sunday NSW proved to be the champion overall State at the Australian Long Distance Championships, winning the OA Shield with 68 points from ACT 54 pts, Victoria 42, Tasmania 32, Queensland 16, South Australia 14 and Western Australia 11. The ACT goes into this Sunday’s Australian Relays as favourites in both the senior men’s and women’s after winning the … Read More

Victoria Wins Australian Schools Orienteering Championships

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2013 Australian Schools Championships Victoria have won their first Australian Schools Championships since 2004, with New Zealand once again winning the Southern Cross Junior Challenge. Victoria secured their result with consistent results across the four grades, both in the individual and relay, which ended up giving them a six-point lead over Tasmania. They were led by Lanita and Asha Steer, … Read More

Australian Sprint and Long Distance Championships results and splits

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Congratulations to Australian long distance championship winners Hanny Allston & Matt Crane.   Hanny’s winning margin was almost 4 minutes from Grace Crane (Tas), with Lizzie Ingham (NZ) in 3rd.  This adds a 4th long title for Hanny, with previous wins in 2005, 2007 and 2008. Matt Crane took out his second long distance championships by 2minutes 47 from SA’s “Mr Consistent” … Read More

Kiwi Duo win elite Australian Sprint Championships

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The Australian sprint championships were held today in the hallowed grounds of Canberra Grammar School.  Although this was the first time an orienteering event was held there, the school has produced many fine orienteers including current Orienteering President, Blair Trewin. A large contingent of New Zealanders were present and two of their very best in Lizzie Ingham & Tim Robertson … Read More

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2014 Prohibited List released today

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Blair Trewin and John Harding attended a briefing today by the head of ASADA on the major things ASADA is involved in. The number one message is that athletes should be encouraged to improve through training and skills development, and to avoid taking supplements, especially if they come from the USA, China or Thailand. An analysis of supplements from these … Read More

NOL 2013 Final Round Cockatoos v Nuggets

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The final 4 NOL events will take place in Canberra over the next two weekends. It looks like a Canberra Cockatoos  and Victorian Nuggets showdown in the teams competition in Senior Men, Senior Women and Junior Men. In the Senior Men the Cockatoos have a one point lead over the Nuggets, in the Senior Women the Nuggets have a four … Read More

Bushranger team announced for September tests.

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The elite selectors have named a team of 3 men and 3 women for the Bushrangers vs Pinestars test match races on Sept 28th/29th at the Australian sprint and long champs.  This team is based on current form and their ongoing commitment towards WOC2014. Men: Lachlan Dow (ACT)            Bryan Keely (VIC)   Simon Uppill (SA) Women: Hanny Allston (TAS)     … Read More

HP Elite News Sept 2013

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There has been a lot of changes being made to the area of High Performance Management in Australian Orienteering in 2013. In January all elite orienteers were  encouraged to complete an Athlete Profile outlining their competition schedule for 2013 and their goals for 2013 and beyond.This was followed  by providing all elites with the opportunity to complete an Athlete Survey online … Read More

January 2014 – AUS v NZ MTBO Challenge Team Nomination

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Australia-New Zealand Challenge series in Auckland and Rotorua in Jan 2014, have until the 1st of October to get their name in. The Challenge started in 2003 in Daylesford, Victoria, as a competition between the two countries. The rules were kept simple – the visiting country chooses the classes it wants to compete in and then selects a team of … Read More

Tom & Alex do well in MTBO long championships

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The MTBO WORLD TITLES concluded with the long championship. Twenty year old Tom Goddard produced another top notch performance with 12th in his final JWOC race in the physically demanding Estonian forest.  This gave him 4 top results, with 15ths in the other two individual races and a good lead out leg in the relay.   The standard of JWOC has … Read More