With the 2019 World Orienteering Championships set to start in Norway next week, Orienteering Australia has published a history of Australian WOC performances, since Rod Dominish became the first Australian to compete at WOC in 1972. Hanny Allston remains Australia’s only medallist with her sprint gold in 2006. Four other Australians have top-ten individual results: Kathryn Ewels (Preston) (5th, 2009 … Read More
Here’s your chance to represent Australia in the sport you love. The Australia / New Zealand Challenge will be run in conjunction with all four disciplines (sprint, relay, long, middle) of the Oceania Championships from 28 Sep to 6 Oct 2019. Australia and New Zealand will contest all classes from M/W16 up to and including M/W70 except M35, W35, M65 … Read More
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
The revised 2019 ~ 2021 Orienteering Australia Strategic Plan was approved at the recent AGM held in Perth during the Australian 3 Days comeptition. The draft minutes of the AGM can be found here. Notes from the Coaching meeting can be found here.
Four new members have been inducted into the Orienteering Australia Hall of Fame. Hermann Wehner has been inducted into the Athlete Division. Hermann has a long history of outstanding national and international performances in masters-level competition, most recently his gold medal in the M90 sprint in the 2017 World Masters Orienteering Championships. Three new members have been inducted into the … Read More
The annual Silva Award for Services to Orienteering in Australia has been presented to Barbara and Ron Junghans. This award reflects their contribution to orienteering in Australia over a period of decades, culminating in their stewardship of the highly successful 2017 Australian Championships carnival. Other major service awards announced at Easter were made to Bob Mouatt (David Hogg Medal for … Read More
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
Here are two superb videos from the recent Australian champs carnival at Bathurst and Hill End. Click on the links to view the Aus Middle and Long and Aus schools videos.
The following Orienteering Australia meetings will happen this weekend: Saturday 31 March Room 1 4.00-5.00 Schools 5.00-6.00 Coaching Room 2 4.00-5.15 Mapping 5.15-6.30 Technical Room 3 4.00-5.00 IT 5.00-6.00 Participation and development Sunday 1 April 5.00 Orienteering Australia AGM All meetings will take place at the Domain Athletics Centre, Hobart.
The Australian Orienteering Championships have been taking place since 1971 (with some question marks about the official status of the 1971 event, which took place before Orienteering Australia was formed). A file with the full set of results from the Long Distance event (which was the only all-ages individual event prior to 2006) is now available. This file is sorted … Read More