TDH 32nd in World Cup Première

Troy de Haas ended up in 32nd spot(+1.56 behind Thierry Gueorgiou) after the the first of this year’s World Cup races held in Finland. TDH-“I ran a solid start through the early parkland controls, then I must have lost some time on the first forest route choice leg (control 10) as I could see François approaching in the opposite direction … Read More

JWOC 2007 Preview Shoutcast

The JWOC 2007 commentary team will be shoutcasting a preview of the races this Sunday at 3pm AEST, entitled: “O-Show: In Dubbo Tonight”. The preview show serves dual purposes — to test the technology that will be used to broadcast live JWOC commentary to the world and to provide information (and entertain) those interested in the JWOC races. The shoutcast … Read More

Booth forced out of JWOC team

Ineka Booth has had to withdraw from the Australian JWOC team due to a back injury. The injury is expected to put her on the sidelines for 4-6 weeks, making it unlikely that she would have recovered in time for Dubbo. She will be replaced by the reserve, Rachel Effeney from Queensland, who had some excellent performances at Easter and should … Read More

SA Badge Event and Middle Distance Championships, June 10 and 11

Technical sand dune terrain of the Sand Mine and Broccoli Hill maps near Coffin Bay on southern Eyre Peninsula challenged SA Orienteers at a badge event and the SA Middle Distance Championships over the recent June Long weekend.  Low visibility added to the challenge especially in the more subdued areas of both maps.  At the badge event, the M21A course … Read More

Arthur and Round table wins

A feast of granite orienteering was offered over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in Victoria. The feature event of the weekend was the Winter Classic Badge Event at Melville Caves.  SA’s Vanessa Round won the women’s elite race, from another junior, Belinda Lawford, just ahead of her mother, Jenny Bourne. It was a tight affair in the men’s race with … Read More

Australian team will be fuelled by sponsor “High5”

Orienteering Australia is proud to announce another sponsor for its Australian Junior team – High5 sports nutrition products. High5 Sports Nutrition products will be provided to the Australian Junior team in the build-up, and at the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Dubbo. High5 make a range of products including sports bars, gels and sports drinks. The products will aid the … Read More

Time running out for 2006-07 Australian Sports Foundation Donations

Time is running out to make tax-deductible donations to the Australian Sports Foundation for the 2006-07 financial year. Donations will be used to benefit the Orienteering Resources and Development project, which includes the sub-projects: International teams (WOC, JWOC and MTBO WOC) State Association Equipment Development Programs Hosting Major International Events Australian Schools Championships For donations to be tax-deductible in the … Read More

Sponsor “Skins” to support Australian Junior Team

Orienteering Australia is proud to announce that “Skins”: the Australian company that make compression garments, will support the Australian Junior team at JWOC this year. The sponsorship will mean that the Junior team are provided with a range of products for their own use. The garments are made to improve performance and aid recovery. The support extends to use of … Read More

Orienteering embraces new wireless techonology

Orienteering Australia has used a minor event on the eastern slopes of Mt Ainslie in Canberra to fine tune the latest technology to be introduced into orienteering, radio controls.  The technology has been used in Europe in recent years and will be used for the first time in a major competition in  Australia at the Junior World Orienteering Championships in … Read More

2008 National League Program announced

OA is pleased to announce the National League program for 2008. The first round of the National League kicks off in Ballarat in early March. Round 2 will be Easter in Dubbo plus two races in Canberra the weekend after. This will conclude a busy March for our senior and junior elites. Round 3 will take our elites to Tasmania and the Sun Coast … Read More