Lucy Mackie named as 2017 Athlete of the Year

blairFeatured News, MTBO News, News, Uncategorized

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

shanejFeatured News, MTBO News

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

Victorian Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships and national selection trials

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The Victorian Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships are being conducted on the weekend of April 17-18th in the Beechworth area.   There will be sprint and middle events on the Saturday followed by the long distance championships at Stanley on Sunday morning. These Championships are also the selection trials for the MTBO World Championships (both junior & elite) to be held in … Read More

Australia wins AUS v NZ MTBO Challenge

Kay HaarsmaHigh Performance News, MTBO News, News

Congratulations to all competitors who took part in the 2015 Australian MTBO Championships last weekend.  This was the largest Australian MTBO Champs yet. Adding the “on the day” entries, in some of the 4 events nearly 200 people participated. Over the 3 Championship events there were many stand-out performances with only four adult riders achieving a trifecta of wins. These were … Read More

Australian MTBO Champs 2015

shanejFeatured News, High Performance News, MTBO News, News

Now that the Australian Championships Carnival is over, time to focus on the final National Championships for the year – the Australian MTBO Championships, to be held on Victoria’s spectacular Surf Coast on the 6-8 November. The carnival is also a World Ranking Event for Elites, a round of the World Masters Series, an Australia New Zealand Challenge and the … Read More

2015 Australian MTBO Championships Reminder

orientmasterMTBO News, News

6-8 November, Anglesea, Victoria Time to get your entries in Australia!! New Zealand is leading the way with host state Victoria in getting their entries in for the Australian MTBO Champs in early November. Unless more Aussies get cracking and enter our AUS Champs, it may be a bit of a cake walk for the Kiwis to take out the … Read More

Gold for Angus Robinson at MTBO World Championships

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Victoria’s Angus Robinson (BK) made history to become Australia’s first JWOC MTBO gold medallist by winning the sprint at Turnov (Czech Republic) today. He had a 21 second victory margin and earnt himself a World Championship jersey as well as the IOF gold medal. Angus rode really consistently throughout the race and nailed several crucial route choice legs. Some of … Read More