Thrilling races in Australian Relay Championships.

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The 2013 Australian Championship carnival concluded today with some thrilling relay races across all categories. It really was a stampede from the rodeo corral when almost 300 first leg runners grabbed their maps and literally headed for the hills. Many of the longer courses had a long leg with options of going straight over the main granite hill, or run … Read More

Thrilling races in Australian Relay Championships.

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The 2013 Australian Championship carnival concluded today with some thrilling relay races across all categories. It really was a stampede from the rodeo corral when almost 300 first leg runners grabbed their maps and literally headed for the hills. Many of the longer courses had a long leg with options of going straight over the main granite hill, or run … Read More

Grace & Matt Crane win Middle Distance Championships.

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Grace & Matt Crane (Tasmanian Foresters and Canberra Cockatoos respectively) claimed both elite Australian Middle Distance Championships today. This was held on a new granite terrain area – “The Gib” near Bungendore, about 40 kilometres from Canberra. Matt had a nervous wait as Simon Uppill stormed into the finish challenging his time. However Simon finished 7 seconds in arrears. While … Read More

NSW and ACT champion States at the Australian Long Distance Championships

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Last Sunday NSW proved to be the champion overall State at the Australian Long Distance Championships, winning the OA Shield with 68 points from ACT 54 pts, Victoria 42, Tasmania 32, Queensland 16, South Australia 14 and Western Australia 11. The ACT goes into this Sunday’s Australian Relays as favourites in both the senior men’s and women’s after winning the … Read More

Victoria win Australian Schools Championships

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Victoria have won their first Australian Schools Championships since 2004, with New Zealand once again winning the Southern Cross Junior Challenge. Victoria secured their result with consistent results across the four grades, both in the individual and relay, which ended up giving them a six-point lead over Tasmania. They were led by Lanita and Asha Steer, who won the senior … Read More

Victoria Wins Australian Schools Orienteering Championships

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2013 Australian Schools Championships Victoria have won their first Australian Schools Championships since 2004, with New Zealand once again winning the Southern Cross Junior Challenge. Victoria secured their result with consistent results across the four grades, both in the individual and relay, which ended up giving them a six-point lead over Tasmania. They were led by Lanita and Asha Steer, … Read More

Australian Sprint and Long Distance Championships results and splits

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Congratulations to Australian long distance championship winners Hanny Allston & Matt Crane.   Hanny’s winning margin was almost 4 minutes from Grace Crane (Tas), with Lizzie Ingham (NZ) in 3rd.  This adds a 4th long title for Hanny, with previous wins in 2005, 2007 and 2008. Matt Crane took out his second long distance championships by 2minutes 47 from SA’s “Mr Consistent” Simon … Read More

Kiwi Duo win elite Australian Sprint Championships

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        The Australian sprint championships were held today in the hallowed grounds of Canberra Grammar School. Although this was the first time an orienteering event was held there, the school has produced many fine orienteers including current Orienteering President, Blair Trewin. A large contingent of New Zealanders were present and two of their very best in Lizzie … Read More