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

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