2023 MTBO World Championship Team selection trials

Craig SteffensMountain Bike Orienteering, MTBO News

Riders wishing to try out for the Australian MTBO Team will be able to demonstrate they meet the standard required at the selection races to be held at the Victorian MTBO Champs on 22 and 23rd April in Castlemaine. The trial events will comprise the Sprint, Middle and Long distance stage at the VIC Champ. The trials are for both … Read More

January Athlete Interview with Ricky Thackray

Brodie Nankervis2022 Archive, Athlete Profiles, High Performance, Mountain Bike Orienteering

This month Brodie sat down with Ricky Thackray, recently having moved from Western Australia to Victoria at the behest of his wife to further her career.  Ricky has represented Australia at the World MTBO Champs in 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018 and 2019 and has taken out several Australian titles, although has yet to win a National middle-distance title despite winning … Read More

Cancellation of 2020 Australian MTBO Championships

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, Events, Featured News, Mountain Bike Orienteering, MTBO News

It is with much regret that the OA MTBO committee, in consultation with the event organisers, Newcastle Orienteering Club, have cancelled the 2020 Australian MTBO Championships, scheduled for September 19-20.      The current Covid-19 crisis in Victoria and smaller outbreaks in other states, resulting in travel restrictions, makes true national representation at the event impossible. The 2020 National MTBO Series is … Read More

Australian MTBO Championships – Bulletin 1 Published

Craig Steffens2020 Archive, Mountain Bike Orienteering, MTBO News

Riders are advised that the first event bulletin for this years MTBO champs carnival in Newcastle, NSW from 17-20th September, has been published by the event organiser. It contains all the preliminary info on the event stages being offered, event locations and accommodation options for your trip. Download the bulletin – Aust MTBO Bulletin 1 pdf or check out Eventor or the … Read More

Australian MTBO Team Selection – Call for Nominations

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, High Performance, Mountain Bike Orienteering

Nominations have now opened for the 2020 Oz MTBO Team. We’re looking for male and female riders in the Junior (M/W20) or Elite (M/W21) classes to represent Australia at the World Champs, in the Czech Republic in August. Nominations are open until 21st March. Use this link to submit your details – https://forms.gle/tk6iM5KS2jtr67Kr9 The team selection criteria can be found … Read More

MTBO 2020 World Championship Team selection trials.

Andrew Power2019 Archive, Mountain Bike Orienteering, MTBO News

These will be held on the weekend of April 4-5 based in Beechworth, Victoria. The trials are for both the elite and the Junior (U21yrs) World Championships teams. A maximum of 6 men and women in each category are eligible for selection.   Orienteering Australia would especially like to see many junior representatives try for the team. The two events will … Read More

Applications sought: Australian MTBO Team Coach & Team Manager

Andrew Power2019 Archive, Coaching, Mountain Bike Orienteering

Australian MTBO Team Coach & Team Manager positions for the 2020 World Championships team to the Czech Republic are sought. Both officials will need to be overseas for about 2 weeks, approx. from 9-23 August, to allow for a training period before WOC. The coach will conduct at least one training camp within Australia;  organise the 7 day pre-Championship training … Read More

Australia MTBO team wins 2019 Australia v New Zealand Challenge

Paul Prudhoe2019 Archive, Mountain Bike Orienteering, MTBO News

The annual Aus v NZ Challenge, held during the Australian MTBO Championship carnival at Maryborough, Victoria, saw Australia emerge victorious 18 points to 14.   The challenge was contested over the 8 age classes nominated by the visiting nation in each of the 4 races.   In both races 1 & 2 the teams shared the honours with 4 wins each.   In … Read More

Australian MTB Orienteering Titles

Andrew Power2019 Archive, Mountain Bike Orienteering, MTBO News

The most comprehensive Australian Championship MTBO carnival ever conducted takes place this weekend (Oct 25-27th) in the forests around Maryborough, Victoria. The program includes 4 individual races over different formats and distances plus a training event using the innovative MapRun technology.   There are competitors from Ireland, Great Britain & Hungary as well as 25 New Zealanders who are contesting an … Read More

Masters gold for Carolyn Jackson

Andrew Power2019 Archive, Mountain Bike Orienteering, MTBO News

Congratulations to orienteer Carolyn Jackson who again claimed gold in the recent World Masters Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships in Germany.   Despite inclement weather with 5 degrees temperature and rain that had the bike tracks resembling rivers, Carolyn was able to bring home gold in the long event and bronze medals in both the sprint & mass start races in the … Read More