MTBO World Championship Team Update

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Following several weeks of setbacks in preparation for the World Championships, there are still 6 riders who will take on the forest tracks of Slovakia in the WMTBOC in September. After sustaining an elbow injury, Anthony Darr has been racing well in NSW and will take his place in the team. Unfortunately, Paul Darvodelsky crashed heavily during a road cycling … Read More

Women register another benchmark performance

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The venue for the relays was the same as the long distance finals, but the competition area was to the south and east of the assembly area, while the long distance finals were held in the area to the north. The assembly was a large dirt/sand sports field and being very dry, when the wind blew, it was very dusty … Read More

Hanny Allston and Andrey Khramov create history

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The Long Distance final was a great result for both Australian women. For Hanny Allston it was about creating history and for Jo Allison it was about getting to the start and finishing; more below. Hanny Allston only become serious about orienteering a few years ago when she decided to give away swimming because of shoulder problems. She won her … Read More

Tracy Bluett returns to claim a new Australian best result

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Today’s middle distance finals were held in much cooler conditions than the previous days, with the top temperature in the mid 20s and the humidity was much lower, but getting around the courses was no easier. The highlights were Thierry Gueorgiou’s third consecutive victory in the middle distance final, Simone Niggli’s second gold medal at these championships and second gold … Read More

Tracy Bluett returns to claim a new Australian best result

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Today’s middle distance finals were held in much cooler conditions than the previous days, with the top temperature in the mid 20s and the humidity was much lower, but getting around the courses was no easier. The highlights were Thierry Gueorgiou’s third consecutive victory in the middle distance final, Simone Niggli’s second gold medal at these championships and second gold … Read More

Four Australian through to the sprint finals at WOC2005

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Provisional results of this morning’s qualification races. The finals will be run later today. Women A 1. Heli Jukkola (Finland) 16:35 2. Karolina A-Höjsgaard (Sweden) 17:04 3. Ieva Sargautyte (Lithuania) 17:15 18. Allison Jones (Australia) 21:05 Women B 1. Simone Niggli (Switzerland) 14:54 2. Céline Dodin (France) 16:58 3. Olga Belozerova (Russia) 17:07 12. Natasha Key (Australia) 19:30 Women C … Read More

Four Australian through to the sprint finals at WOC2005

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Provisional results of this morning’s qualification races. The finals will be run later today. Women A 1. Heli Jukkola (Finland) 16:35 2. Karolina A-Höjsgaard (Sweden) 17:04 3. Ieva Sargautyte (Lithuania) 17:15 18. Allison Jones (Australia) 21:05 Women B 1. Simone Niggli (Switzerland) 14:54 2. Céline Dodin (France) 16:58 3. Olga Belozerova (Russia) 17:07 12. Natasha Key (Australia) 19:30 Women C … Read More

Another good day for Australia at World Orienteering Championships

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The long distance qualification races were held in similar conditions to the middle distance heats, with the same finish area. If anything the temperature and humidity were higher than Sunday. The terrain was again very difficult, with much of the course slow running and walk. Hanny Allston was Australia’s top performer with a third in her heat just two minutes … Read More