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

BJ added to High Performance Group (HPG)

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Ian Prosser (Chair of Selectors): “The national selection panel has decided to add BJ to the High Performance Group for 2005 as a result of his recent outstanding performances in sprint races, his dedication to achieving success in Japan this year and his previous form.” Congrats BJ. He joins those already announced as being members of the 2005 National Squad … Read More

BJ in the Limelight

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Australian David Brickhill-Jones is featured in the first edition of O-Sport International, due out on April 4th. The magazine will include an A2 poster of Brickhill-Jones. At recent Park World Tour events in Italy David has won both the prologue and the 2nd round. Subscriptions for O-Sport International may be obtained for just $88 per year through The Australian Orienteer, … Read More

April Fool’s team for WOC ’05

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In response to the recent bushfires that wiped out the areas designated for upcoming selection trials Orienteering Australia has determined that the recent Australian Easter 3 Days competition will serve as the ONLY selection races for the Australian team to compete in the World Orienteering Championships in Japan later this year. Chair of Selectors Iain Prossor said earlier today, “It’s … Read More

Allison Claims a Fourth Easter Title

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Jo Allison won her fourth consecutive Australian Easter 3-Days at Jindabyne (NSW) today, while Troy de Haas won the Mens race. Jo Allison, who runs for the Canberra Cockatoos won in style — she claimed 2 second places and two firsts over the four stages to maintain her status as Australia’s leading female orienteer. She hit the lead yesterday in … Read More