MTBO 2020 World Championship Team selection trials.

Kay Haarsma2019 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

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

Kay Haarsma2019 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

Kay Haarsma2019 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

Australian MTBO challenge team announced..

Kay Haarsma2019 Archive, Mountain Bike Orienteering, MTBO News

The Australian v New Zealand MTBO Challenge will take place in conjunction with the Australian MTBO Championships from October 25-27 in Maryborough, Victoria. New Zealand, as the visiting team, determined that the challenge would be contested over the following 8 classes:     W21; W40; W60; M21; M40; M50; M60; M70. The challenge will be contested in all 4 Australian Championship competitions … Read More

MTBO Championships

Kay Haarsma2019 Archive, Mountain Bike Orienteering, MTBO News

An exciting season culmination awaits MTBO riders with 7 championship events in 10 days possible for those attending both the ACT & Australian Championships.     The ACT MTBO Championships – 18-20 October. This is on the weekend before the Australian Champs and is a great chance to have a go at the new Mass Start format.  3 events in 3 … Read More

Lucy Mackie named as 2017 Athlete of the Year

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Congratulations to Lucy Mackie (NSW) who was named as 2017 Athlete of the Year by Orienteering Australia at Easter. This was due to her great results at the Junior World MTBO Championships in Lithuania last year, winning a silver medal in the middle & placing a close 7th in the long.This follows further outstanding results in 2016. She is only … Read More

Lucy Mackie Wins Silver

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Lucy Mackie has won Silver at the World Mountain Bike Championships Middle distance in Lithuania. Just 2 minutes behind the Czech star rider Veronika Kubinova. Younger brother Fergus had a top 10 finish in his race finishing 9th. Glen Charlton debuted in a tough MTBO at 67th. More on the ONSW site. Also check out the event website: http://www.mtbo.lt/wmtboc-2017/ (Seniors are … Read More

MTBO team coach and manager positions for 2017 and 2018

Ian ProsserMTBO News, News

Orienteering Australia is seeking a team coach and a team manager for the World MTBO Championships and Junior World MTBO Championships in 2017 and 2018. The championships will be held in Lithuania in 2017 and Austria in 2018. Please see the attached document to apply for these positions. Applications close on 31 October. Further details: MTBO Positions 2017 2018

World MTBO Champs Portugal

Kay HaarsmaFeatured News, MTBO News, News

Generally Australia had mixed fortunes in the rough terrain at the World Mtbo champs in Portugal. After a week of training and taming, the race week started with the Sprint. Juniors and first timers Lucy and Fergus Mackie both had great races.  Fergus finished an impressive 17th given he is only 15.  Lucy also had great splits and rode impressively … Read More