Bushrangers take the lead

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The Australian Bushrangers have taken the lead in the Australia – New Zealand test match today. Scores were 24-12 in the men, and 22-14 in the women. Chris Forne and Tania Robinson were the leading Kiwis (both placing 4th), but their efforts were overshadowed by Grace Elson and Julian Dent who picked up maximum points. In the Australian WOC Trials, … Read More

South Australian Middle Distance Championships

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The 2005 South Australian Middle Distance Championships was held in the Burra region, approximately two hours north of Adelaide. It was the second of two events held in the area over the Adelaide Cup long weekend. The Sunday event was a Badge event run by Yalanga Orienteers on the Merridee map. The next day was the SA Middle Distance Championships, … Read More

WOC selection trial preview

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Daylesford in Victoria will be the centre of the Australian orienteering world this coming weekend (27-29 may), when the final selection races for the Australian team to compete in the World Orienteering Championships (WOC) in Aichi, Japan, 8 – 14 August, will be held. The New Zealanders will be represented by their WOC team, selected after trials earlier this month … Read More

ANZ Challenge and WOC selection trials in Daylesford

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Daylesford in Victoria will be the centre of the Australasian orienteering world this coming weekend (27-29 may), when the Australia New Zealand challenge will be held. The challenge will also feature the final selection races for the Australian team to compete in the World Orienteering Championships (WOC) in Aichi, Japan, 8 – 14 August. The New Zealanders will be represented … Read More

WA NOL Splits on Splitsbrowser

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Split times from the National League and public races at Umuna on Saturday 7th May, and at Julimar on Sunday 8th May are now available on SplitsBrowser. Umuna Middle Distance and enter on the day splits. Umuna Sprint splits. Julimar Long Distance and Badge Event Splits.

Supermum wins Mothers Day Race

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Tracy Bluett travelled to Perth for this weekend’s NOL series, spending her first nights apart from her 18 month old daughter Tiia. But the sacrifice brought rewards when she won the Mother’s Day long distance race this morning. Bluett, who missed out on last year’s WOC team, now seems to have returned to her best form, beating Jo Allison by … Read More

Bluett Domination in the West

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Grant Bluett extended his lead in the National Orienteering League today with victories in both races in the “Call of the West” series. In the morning middle distance race Bluett had a narrow victory over his Canberra Cockatoo rival David Shepherd. Ben Rattray (Southern Arrows) had a breakthrough performance, coming in third place – his best result for the year … Read More

BJ Takes A World Cup Silver Medal

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Tasmanian David Brickhill-Jones became the first Australian to achieve a top-three placing in an Orienteering World Cup race outside of Australia when he finished second in the 3,500 metre Sprint Distance race in Battersea Park, London, UK on Monday. Brickhill-Jones, shown here punching the spectator control, was fastest through the first 15 of 26 controls (check points) by three seconds … Read More

BJ Wins World Cup Silver Medal

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Tasmanian David Brickhill-Jones became the first Australian to achieve a top-three placing in an Foot Orienteering World Cup race outside of Australia when he finished second in the 3,500 metre Sprint Distance race in Battersea Park, London, UK on Monday. Brickhill-Jones was fastest through the first 15 of 26 controls (check points) by three seconds but faded slightly to finish … Read More

Elite rankings updated

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David Shepherd (ACT) has moved into second place after his big win in the Australian Middle Distance Championships, with the highest ranking score (1385) ever seen in a domestic ranking race. Julian Dent (NSW) also moved into the top 5 for the first time after a string of top class performances this year. Danish orienteer Rune Olsen (VIC) 10th and … Read More