BJ added to High Performance Group (HPG)

Ian Prosser (Chair of Selectors): “The national selection panel has decided to add BJ to the High Performance Group for 2005 as a result of his recent outstanding performances in sprint races, his dedication to achieving success in Japan this year and his previous form.” Congrats BJ. He joins those already announced as being members of the 2005 National Squad … Read More

BJ in the Limelight

Australian David Brickhill-Jones is featured in the first edition of O-Sport International, due out on April 4th. The magazine will include an A2 poster of Brickhill-Jones. At recent Park World Tour events in Italy David has won both the prologue and the 2nd round. Subscriptions for O-Sport International may be obtained for just $88 per year through The Australian Orienteer, … Read More

April Fool’s team for WOC ’05

In response to the recent bushfires that wiped out the areas designated for upcoming selection trials Orienteering Australia has determined that the recent Australian Easter 3 Days competition will serve as the ONLY selection races for the Australian team to compete in the World Orienteering Championships in Japan later this year. Chair of Selectors Iain Prossor said earlier today, “It’s … Read More

Allison Claims a Fourth Easter Title

Jo Allison won her fourth consecutive Australian Easter 3-Days at Jindabyne (NSW) today, while Troy de Haas won the Mens race. Jo Allison, who runs for the Canberra Cockatoos won in style — she claimed 2 second places and two firsts over the four stages to maintain her status as Australia’s leading female orienteer. She hit the lead yesterday in … Read More

De Haas Dominates Day 2

Victorian Nugget Troy de Haas returned to career-best form today at the Australian Easter 3-days at Buckenderra near Jindabyne. De Haas seemed to be out of the contention for the 3-day title after losing 4 minutes in yesterdays middle distance race however in a physically demanding long distance race he showed his true colours dominating the rest of the field … Read More

Easter Day 1: Tight field in both Elite classes.

You could throw a blanket over the main contenders for the Easter 3-days in both elite classes after a tight first day. David Shepherd left his recent run of poor form behind him with a strong win ahead of Julian Dent. These two are now tied for first place overall, with Grant Bluett in 3rd. Rob Walter and Tom Quayle … Read More

Cockatoos draw first blood

Canberra Cockatoos continued their dominance of the National Orienteering League, with a strong performance in the Easter 3-Days Prologue. The Cockatoos won the day by virtue of their Men’s Team (Grant Bluett, 1st; Rob Walter 2nd and Tom Quayle 5th), while the Victorian Nuggets took out the Women’s Teams (Natasha Key 1st, Clare Hawthorne 5th, Kathryn Ewels 8th). In the … Read More

Aussies in Japan

Check out some of their results from the races they went in There was a sprint race on saturday, results as follows name time place Gueorgiou Thierry 0:10:22 1 Schneider David 0:11:14 2 de Haas Troy 0:11:15 3 Lauenstein Marc 0:11:19 4 Stevenson Jamie 0:11:22 5 Bentz Felix 0:11:24 6 Johnson Oli 0:11:37 7 Hubmann Daniel 0:11:49 8 Ott Christian … Read More

Easter Prologue

Elite Prologue – Friday 25th March, Jindabyne. Important Final Message from the organisers 1) All competitors MUST be assembled on the athletics track by 10:15am at the LATEST. Any competitor arriving late risks disqualification. 2) Please note that this race includes a mix of parkland and some rough open ground, and for the safety of competitors, the organisers recommend the … Read More