Australian MTBO Championships a success in Alice Springs

Shane Jenkins2014 Archive

Rhiannon Prentice 2nd W14 The Australian MTBO Championship Carnival has had a very successful weekend in Alice Springs. Over 120 competitors from all Australian states and New Zealand have navigated their way around the many kilometres of single track trails surrounding Alice Springs. Saturday’s middle championship was held on the west side of town and finished at the Albrecht oval, … Read More

Australian MTBO Challenge Team Announced

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Congratulations to the following riders selected in the Australian team for the AUS v NZ Challenge during the Australian Championships in Alice Springs from June 14-16. M21 Chris Firman QLD Alex Randall VIC Ricky Thackray WA M40 Neil Kerr QLD Dave West NSW Craig Steffens QLD M50 Bruce Paterson VIC Andrew Power NSW Duncan Sullivan WA M60 Rick Armstrong NSW … Read More

Australian MTBO Team announced.

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Australian MTBO team for World Championships in Bialystok, Poland from August 24-31. Elite – Callum Fagg (TAS) Chris Firman (QLD) Alex Randall (VIC); Juniors – Tim Jackson (VIC) Angus Robinson (VIC) Karl Withers (QLD) Coach: Piotr Czajkowski Manager: Murray Withers From Craig Steffens (MTBO Chair of selectors) Callum Fagg & Natasha Sparg. The first round of the MTBO National League … Read More


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This year’s Australian MTBO Championships from June 13-16 is being hosted by Orienteering SA with support from Top End Orienteers Navigation challenge in the desert? Wait till you see the video! Challenging single tracks, complex terrain, this is what Mountain Bike Orienteering should be. Get yourself and your bike to the Alice anyway you can and the rest is easy. … Read More

ASADA Anti-doping annual updates needed.

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This is compulsory for: a) All National squad members – elite, junior, development squads, MTBO or their equivalents. b) All national team coaches and managers. c) All Australian elite & W/M20 team members – WOC, JWOC, World Games, World Cup, Bushrangers, Australian University team; Oceania W/M20 and elite teams. It is desirable, but not mandatory for all regular participants in … Read More

Nominations closing for JWOC Team.

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Juniors who wish to be considered for selection in the Australian team for the 2014 Junior World Championships, being held in Bulgaria, are reminded that nominations close at midnight this Sunday March 9th. Please send all your contact details and date of birth to Jan Hardy, the chair of selectors –

MTBO World Championship Selection Criteria & Announcement of Team Officials.

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Orienteering Australia are pleased to announce the appointment of Piotr Czajkowski (VIC) as coach and Murray Withers (QLD) as manager of the 2014 Australian MTBO junior and elite teams to the World Championships.  These will be held atBiałystok (Poland) from August 24-31st. Piotr is a former elite Polish international foot orienteer who has a great knowledge of polish orienteering and culture as well as … Read More


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Today the Sprint event was held at “Redwoods” park in central Rotorua with courses comprising of an intricate network of tracks and large amounts of clearings and open ground which riders needed to look at their compasses to maintain direction. Fine weather was welcome after a mudfest yesterday.  With most courses averaging a control every 200-300 metres there was some quick … Read More

Kiwis take lead in Aus V NZ MTBO Challenge

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      Chris Firman and Liz Randall. After the middle distance event held an hour north of Auckland the Kiwis grabbed a commanding lead with a 9 point to 1.5 point victory today. The terrain was absolutely fantasic, being a mixture of single tracks in sandy forest and an open section of farmland with complex contour detail.  In the … Read More

Details of 2014 Selection Trials and High Performance Squads.

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AUSTRALIAN ORIENTEERING RACES WHICH WILL BE USED AS TRIALS IN 2014 INTERNATIONAL ORIENTEERING RACES FOR WHICH AUSTRALIAN TEAMS WILL BE SELECTED JWOCBulgariaJuly 21-27 WOCItalyJuly 5-12 WUOC CzechAug 11-16 BUSHRANGERS NZ Test June BUSHRANGERS AUST Test Sept WORLD CUP JAN 2015(note that results from WOC, JWOC and other international races in 2014 will count towards selection) Brisbane sprints Feb 22-23 N … Read More