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

Elite ranking update

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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

Shepherd, Bluett win Australian Middle Distance Championships

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Dave Shepherd and Tracy Bluett took out the open classes at the Australian Middle Distance Championships, held in the sandstone of Ganguddy in central New South Wales. Shepherd was particularly impressive in his victory, scoring by three minutes in a strong field. He had opened up that three-minute gap over Grant Bluett by control 6, the most technical section of … Read More

Canberra Cockatoos maintain their lead in the National Orienteering League

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The Canberra Cockatoos consolidated their lead in the National Orienteering League over the three races of the Anzac weekend, stretching their break to 18 points after seven rounds. The big movers of the weekend were the NSW Stingers, who took advantage of home ground to turn a three-point deficit into a seven-point lead over the Victorian Nuggets at the end … Read More

NOL 7 – Sydney Sprint

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Swedish (and Cockatoo) delight at today’s NOL Round 7 with Canberra Cockatoo, and recent emigre from Sweden, Anna Danielsson taking victory by 4 seconds in the Sydney Sprint at Sydney Park. In a demanding park course Danielsson, who has moved to Canberra after becoming engaged to long-time Cockatoo Tom Quayle, showed the form that has brought her success in Sweden … Read More

Australian on 10-Mila Podium

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Australian on 10-Mila PodiumOver the last few years Australians have made regular appearances in top placed teams at 10-Mila: the legendary Swedish relay where teams compete over 10 day and night legs ranging from 7-17km in length. Last year Dave Shepherd, running the long last leg for Göteborg-Majorna, brought the team home in 7th place. In 2003 Rob Walter and … Read More

World MTB-O manager appointed

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Team manager Paul Darvodelsky shares some insights into the championships… When and where will this year’s world MTB-O championships be held? Banska Bystrica in Slovakia between 5-11 September. What races constitute the world championships? There are 4 races, qualification, classic, middle distance and relay. What terrain can the team expect? This part of Slovakia seems to range from somewhere between … Read More

National Orienteering Day announced

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2005 NATIONAL ORIENTEERING DAY Sunday May 1 2005 The first Sunday in May is National Orienteering Day. While other countries, Sweden, Switzerland, the USA have held National Orienteering Days, this is a first for Australia. The purpose of a National Orienteering Day is to focus on providing opportunities for people to ‘Give Orienteering a Go’ at an ideal time of … Read More

2005 Australian 3-Days at Jindabyne – full report

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De Haas makes a triumphant return home Troy de Haas, contesting his first major event in Australia for several years, made a triumphant return when he took out the Australian 3-Days at Jindabyne over Easter, beating the strongest field seen domestically since the 2000 World Cup. He set his victory up on Sunday, when an outstanding run from him combined … Read More

JWOC 2005 team announced

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The Australian team for JWOC 2005 Australia goes into the 2005 Junior World Orienteering Championships with high hopes for some impressive results. Leading the team will be Julian Dent and Hanny Allston -both impressed at the Easter 3-day with second places in very competitive elite fields, and will expect to improve on their previous JWOC results. Jasmine Neve and Erin … Read More