The invitation for the Australian Middle Distance Champs and associated NOL races has been released.
Orienteering Australia Athlete of the Year
OA would like to announce the creation of a new award – the OA Athlete of the Year. The 2004 Athlete of the Year will be announced at the Easter 3-day carnival in Jindabyne. See this pdf file for details.
Rob Walter is back!
Rob Walter won the first races of the 2005 season last weekend. In some ways it was a resumption of normal service for Rob : before his injury-ruined 2004 season, it had been a normal part of early-season life for him to dominate. The first stage of his comeback, in New Zealand, did not set the world on fire, but … Read More
BJ’s big bang
24-year old David Brickhill-Jones started the 2005 season on a high note when he won the Park World Tour (PWT) race in Brindisi last week. BJ, who came equal 17th in last year’s PWT, beat the top three from the 2004 (Øystein Kvaal Østerbø, Johan Näsman and Mats Haldin) to record his victory. “Things have really changed during the winter. … Read More
The Famous Five
Here is the latest Australian rankings for men. 1 Grant Bluett 6343 2 Troy de Haas 6014 3 David Shepherd 6000 4 Tom Quayle 5866 5 David Brickhill-Jones 5599
Please note that drug testing may occur at orienteering events. If an orienteer returns a positive test for a prohibited substance an anti-doping rule violation will apply unless the orienteer has a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) – or abbreviated TUE, where relevant – in place for that specific substance. It is not enough to possess a medical practitioner’s prescription for … Read More