JWOC Bronze for Hanny

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Australia has made it’s best-ever start to a JWOC campaign — with a bronze medal to Hanny Allston and 8th place for Julian Dent. Hanny Allston from Tasmania has taken a bronze medal in the Middle Distance race at the Junior World Championships in Switzerland. Allston started the race slowly and trailed by nearly 2 minutes to place 8th at … Read More

Hanny Allston gets fourth place in Junior sprint event!

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Australia’s team performed strongly in its last event before the Junior World Championships in Switzerland this week, writes team manager Hilary Wood. A good day for a sprint around the world heritage listed Bellinzona Castle and town has resulted in good early results for the Aussie Team with Hanny Allston taking out fourth place and new JWOC representative Ryan Smyth … Read More

Darvo out of MTBWOC

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Paul Darvodelsky has withdrawn from Australia’s WMTBOC team after a major crash in a Sydney road race. The crash happened about 300 metres from the finish, as the pack was shaping up for the sprint at speeds of about 50 km/h. Darvodelsky broke both collar bones, two ribs and his right shoulder blade, and will not ride for at least … Read More

Trewin, Haarsma inaugural NT open champions

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Blair Trewin and Kay Haarsma took out the open (21A) classes at theinaugural NT Championships, held at Lok Cabay near Batchelor on Sunday. Haarsma was almost unopposed in W21- after her only competitor (TEO local Katie Webby) pulled out with a bad leg gash, requiring a quick trip up to Darwin Hospital. Mani Berghout, another local TEO orienteer running W35A … Read More

2005 Aust Sprint Champs

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OA has agreed to a variation to its technical rules for the organisation of the Australian Sprint Championships in Tasmania later this year. A Red Start Group will be used (as is done in many international races) in the start draw for men’s and women’s elite races. Entries, excluding the top ten nationally ranked runners, will be randomly drawn, and … Read More

WOC team appeal finalised

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The OA Appeal panel hearing Clare Hawthorne’s appeal against her non-selection in the 2005 WOC team has concluded. The OA Board has adopted their recommendation that the appeal be dismissed. Attached is a public report prepared by the Appeal panel outlining the circumstances of the appeal and the panel’s findings. A more detailed report was provided to the relevant parties. … Read More

South Australian Long Distance Championships

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Congratulations to the small Lincoln Orienteering Club for organising a great 2-day championship event and attracting a healthy attendance for an event over 7 hours drive from Adelaide. David Winters (LI S) prepared 2 fantastic adjoining maps on unique limestone/sand dune terrain. The quality of the maps was superb, and Winters had obviously spent an enormous amount of time mapping … Read More

WA Middle Distance Champs

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The minor watercourse that most of the six courses crossed a number of times was one of the most unifying aspects to the 2005 WA middle distance champs. With the average rainfall for June already passed, a flowing wide and deep river was present! The event was held in the granite detail of Mt Billy’s slopes – the location of … Read More

Introducing the WOC Team 2005

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The Australian team for the World Orienteering Champs was announced by Orienteering Australia’s Chair of Selectors, Ian Prosser, this morning. The team consists of 5 women and 6 men who will compete in Aichi, Japan in August. For the first time the selectors have nominated the disciplines that each team member will run, including the naming of the relay teams. … Read More

WOC 2005 Australian Team

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Message from Ian Prosser, Chair of Selectors, on the 2005 WOC team selection: Women Jo Allison: Sprint, Long, Relay Hanny Allston: Middle, Long, Relay Tracy Bluett: Middle, Relay Al Jones: Sprint, Long Natasha Key: Sprint, Middle Men David Brickhill-Jones: Sprint, Relay Grant Bluett: Sprint, Long, Relay Troy de Haas: Sprint, Long, Relay Julian Dent: Middle Dave Shepherd: Middle, Long Rob … Read More