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

2019 NOL final pointscore

Ian Prosser2019 Archive, High Performance News, National League

The final points for the 2019 NOL season can be found here. In yesterday’s last race,Bridget Anderson (SA Arrows) beat Natasha Key (Victoria) by enough to win the Senior Women title. Victoria had a strong day to win the Senior Women teams competition. The full list of winners is: Simon Uppill, Senior Men Bridget Anderson, Senior Women Patrick Miller, Junior … Read More

NOL Points Update

Ian Prosser2019 Archive, High Performance News, National League, News

The National Orienteering League pointscore has been updated following today’s Oceania Long Distance Competition. Simon Uppill (SA Arrows) has defended his Senior Men title, in addition to the classes already resolved earlier in the week. Matt Doyle can tie and be a joint winner if he wins tomorrow and Simon places lower than fourth. Natasha Key (Victoria) has overtaken Bridget … Read More

National Orienteering League Pointscore

Ian Prosser2019 Archive, High Performance News, National League

The 2019 NOL pointscore has been updated following last weekend’s races. The season concludes with two races next weekend. The Canberra Cockatoos have won Senior Men, Junior Men and Junior Women competitions. Tara Melhuish and Patrick Miller have won the individual junior classes. Congratulations to the Cockatoos. Victoria leads the Cockatoos in Senior Women, Simon Uppill has almost won Senior … 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

Paul PrudhoeHigh Performance, High Performance News, News

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