2020 NOL calendar released

Jim RussellHigh Performance, High Performance News, National League

The Calander of events that make up the 2020 NOL (National Orienteering League) has been released. It can be found HERE The season starts with Melbourne Sprint weekend on the 7-8 March, before heading to Orange for the Easter 3-days. The next round will be on the Gold Coast on the Anzac Day weekend, before the final round on the … Read More

Sprint Relay day in China

Jim Russell2019 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News

Sunday evening, Australian time was the Sprint Relay, with only the Sprint to go before the World Cup is wrapped up for season 2019. Nanhai Movie and TV Town was the venue, with the opening leg being a choice of one side or the other of the large hill that dominated the mapped area World of O article here    … Read More

World Cup final under way in China

Jim Russell2019 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News

The final races of the World Cup for 2019 are underway in China, Australia has a full team, of 6 Men and 6 Women. In the Middle today,  Brodie Nankervis was the best-placed Australian in the Men, with a place inside the top 50, with Krystal Neumann the best-placed Women, just outside the top 50 Results for the Middle are here Tomorrow, … Read More

High Performance Group (HPG) Updates

Paul Prudhoe2019 Archive, Coaching, High Performance, High Performance News, National League

OA Confirms Head Coach and High Performance Administrator Roles extension until 2020 At its recent board meeting OA Directors discussed and agreed to extend the terms of the OA Head Coach, Jim Russell, and High Performance Administrator, Ian Prosser, until 2020. Extending the current terms will allow the current staff to hand over the responsibilities to new appointees after the … Read More

JWOC 2019 Finishes with the Relays, but not before Aston Key achieves another podium placing in Middle Distance A Final

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The 2019 Junior Championships finished today with the traditional relay events, but the day before’s Middle Distance Final saw Australia’s Aston Key achieve yet another podium finish. Starting as one of the last three runners in the A Final Aston found how hard it can be at the top. With less than 2 minutes separating the top five men’s placings, … Read More

Aston’s good run of form continues into the Middle Distance Qualification race, and Tara Melhuish shows the girls can do it too!

Paul PrudhoeHigh Performance, High Performance News

Aston Key’s good run of form continued today in the JWOC Middle Distance qualification races, and OACT’s Tara Melhuish showed that the girls can match the Europeans too by finishing her heat in 5th place, just 40 secs down on the winner of race 1. Today’s qualification race results can be found here and the splits here. Aston completed his 4.1km … Read More

OA Head Coach Decision Postponed

Paul PrudhoeCoaching, High Performance, High Performance News

With the 1st two National League events looming next weekend, processes already underway for athletes competing in the first two rounds, and after giving consideration to not causing any disruption to athletes who are now in preparation, OA has decided not to continue with the Head Coach selection process at this time until after this year’s WOC in Norway (12th … Read More

Orienteering Australia appoints Director, High Performance

Paul PrudhoeAbout OA, High Performance, High Performance News

Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce that at its March Board meeting, Stephen Craig was appointed as Director, High Performance. Steve started orienteering in Sydney in 1982, did orienteering as a school sport at Knox Grammar School in Sydney with the late Mike Isbell as teacher, and joined Big Foot after leaving school. Steve ran in three WOC teams in … Read More