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

MTBWOC Team Announced

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The MTB World Championship Team to race in Slovakia in September once again includes the mother and son combination of Carolyn and Adrian Jackson. The Team includes 5 previous medal winners in MTB World Championships in Adrian, Alex Randall, Mary Fien, Carolyn and Anna Sheldon. They will have strong back up from Paul Darvodelsky, who is also the Team Manager, … Read More

Bushrangers hold off Pinestars as Bluett, Allston win again

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The Australian Bushrangers held off a fast-finishing New Zealand Pinestars for a 113-103 win in the Test Match, contested over the last three days near Daylesford. The 45-27 lead that the Australians established on the first day proved to be enough to take the Test Match overall, despite New Zealand scoring narrow wins on each of the last two days. … Read More

Bluett and Allston clear long-distance winners

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Grant Bluett and Hanny Allston stamped their authority on the final series of selection trials for 2005 WOC in Japan in August. Grant showed selectors his winning form in yesterday’s sprint Race at Hepburn was no fluke. Bluett’s 38-second win today over Dave Shepherd and a further 2 minutes to fast-improving Julian Dent will be tested tomorrow in the final … Read More

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