Consultation on improvements to NOL calendar

Ian ProsserUncategorized

Orienteering Australia is considering ways of improving the National Orienteering League calendar and is seeking views from across the orienteering community. A discussion paper on the NOL and some options for the future can be found here. If you would like to comment on how to improve NOL you can complete an online survey or email your comments to Ian … 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

MTB orienteering team preparing for Worlds.

Kay HaarsmaUncategorized

Three elite men will be representing Australia in the upcoming World MTB Orienteering Championships (WMTBOC) at Viborg, Denmark from July 26 – August 4th. Team captain Ricky Thackray, from Western Australia, will be racing at his 5th WOC (World Orienteering Championships) after debuting in 2012.  Queenslander Joel Young is looking forward to his 2nd WOC after his inaugural races last … 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

Aston Key follows up with a Bronze in JWOC Long Distance

Paul PrudhoeUncategorized

After a sensational win in the Sprint event Aston Key has followed up a day later with an equally impressive 3rd place in the Long Distance event.  Aston started at 12:46 (local time), 114th in a field of 170, which meant that the M20 competitors were spread out from 9:00am until 14:38. Covering the 10.1Km course with 625m of climb … Read More

Manager/coach sought for Australian team to World Cup China

Ian ProsserUncategorized

Orienteering Australia hopes to send a full team of 12 athletes to the World Cup round in China in late October. As part of that OA is seeking to appoint a manager/coach to lead the team. The World Cup will be held near Guangzhou from 24-30 October. The appointee will have their airfare and living costs covered. If you are … Read More

Nominations called for World Cup China

Ian ProsserUncategorized

Orienteering Australia is keen to send a full team of 12 athletes to the final round of the 2019 World Cup to be held in China in late October. To help the World Cup become more global it is important to support this round and OA is providing more support for this round than for a typical World Cup. Further … Read More

Australian team for WOC 2019

Jim RussellUncategorized

After the final selection trials on the weekend at Cowra, NSW, the selectors have chosen the following athletes to represent Australia at the World Orienteering Champs (WOC) in Norway. All the best to these athletes: WOMEN Middle: Bridget Anderson, Belinda Lawford, Krystal Neumann Long: Krystal Neumann, Aislinn Prendergast Relay: Krystal Neumann, Bridget Anderson, Mary Fleming MEN Middle: Simon Uppill, Matt Doyle, Patrick Jaffe Long: Henry … Read More

NOL points after Round 4

Ian ProsserUncategorized

The point score in the National Orienteering League has been updated following last weekend’s NSW Championships at Cowra. It can be found here. Bridget Anderson has taken the lead in the Senior Women and Matt Doyle has done the same in Senior Men. Alvin Craig, the youngest competitor, has taken the lead in Junior Men while Tara Melhuish has strengthened … Read More