Manager sought for 2019 Australian-New Zealand Challenge Team

Paul PrudhoeUncategorized

A manager is sought for the Australian team for the 2019 Australia-New Zealand Orienteering Challenge, to be contested as part of the 2019 Oceania Championships from Saturday 28th September to Sunday 6th October in NSW and Victoria. The manager will be responsible for organising the team and has a number of formal responsibilities under the Challenge rules (mostly relating to agreements between … Read More

And it continues

Jim RussellUncategorized

Next race is the long, or the “classic’ as it use to be known. Australia has 4 runners, they are 11:51 Henry McNulty 12:03 Brodie Nankervis 14:46 Krystal Neumann 14:52 Aislinn Prendergast Plus 8 hours for those viewing in Australia You can find more about WOC here and on IOF Eventor Jim Russell

And now it begins

Jim RussellUncategorized

The Australian team is now ready for the first race at the World Orienteering Championships near Sarpsborg, Norway. The Middle Qualification will be held from 10.00am Norwegian time. The athletes representing Australia will be 10:06 Bridget Anderson 10:25 Simon Uppill 10:25 Patrick Jaffe 10:40 Belinda Lawford 10:48 Krystal Neumann 10:55 Matthew Doyle You can find more about WOC here and … Read More

Australian WOC history now online

blairFeatured News, News

With the 2019 World Orienteering Championships set to start in Norway next week, Orienteering Australia has published a history of Australian WOC performances, since Rod Dominish became the first Australian to compete at WOC in 1972. Hanny Allston remains Australia’s only medallist with her sprint gold in 2006. Four other Australians have top-ten individual results: Kathryn Ewels (Preston) (5th, 2009 … Read More

On the move

Jim RussellUncategorized

Today we finished our Camp at Kirkebygden, and we shifted to the WOC accommodation in Sarpsborg, Norway. Kirkebygden has been an excellent place to stay, so close to the forest that we train in, but we need to move on and are now looking forward to the World Orienteering Championships that are now only 6 days away. Over the next … Read More

OA Mapping Resources Updated

Paul PrudhoeMapping, Technical

Orienteering Australia’s resources have been updated to add two items of interest to mappers, and especially to beginners. OA Mapping Officer Neil Barr has made available a blog link that concentrates upon freeware tools and fills a gap to match the OCAD wiki. The blog link can be found here. Neil has also advised that more resources will be made available … Read More

AUS team at WOC

Jim RussellUncategorized

Training continues for the Team that are at the pre-camp at Kirkebygden, while the last of the Australian team members have arrived in Europe this morning. Training today is on Våler Varde, just to the South of the accommodation. Most of the maps are close by, with them all a short 3 or 4 k drive away, or an easy … Read More

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Australia / New Zealand Challenge team.

Paul PrudhoeNews

Here’s your chance to represent Australia in the sport you love. The Australia / New Zealand Challenge will be run in conjunction with all four disciplines (sprint, relay, long, middle) of the Oceania Championships from 28 Sep to 6 Oct 2019. Australia and New Zealand  will contest all classes from M/W16 up to and including M/W70 except M35, W35, M65 … Read More

Consultation on improvements to NOL calendar

Ian ProsserUncategorized

Orienteering Australia is considering ways of improving the National Orienteering League calendar and is seeking views from across the orienteering community. A discussion paper on the NOL and some options for the future can be found here. If you would like to comment on how to improve NOL you can complete an online survey or email your comments to Ian … Read More

JWOC 2019 Finishes with the Relays, but not before Aston Key achieves another podium placing in Middle Distance A Final

Paul PrudhoeHigh Performance, High Performance News, News

The 2019 Junior Championships finished today with the traditional relay events, but the day before’s Middle Distance Final saw Australia’s Aston Key achieve yet another podium finish. Starting as one of the last three runners in the A Final Aston found how hard it can be at the top. With less than 2 minutes separating the top five men’s placings, … Read More