Wildfire Sports Ultra Long- Nick Hann NZ the BIG winner

Monday, 1 September 2014

In yesterday’s Wildfire Sports Australian Ultra Long Distance event held at Kooyoora State Park the big winner was the NZ Junior Nick Hann who flew to Victoria especially to run in this event with his ultimate aim being to win the $2,500 valued return air ticket to Europe. The overall winner would be the winner of one of the four elite classes who was closest to or under the winning km rate for their class. The “base km rate” for each of the classes was: M21E 6:13min/km, M17-20E 6:27min/km, W21E 7:24min/km, W17-20E 8:05min/km.

Nick Hann was the winner of the M17-20E class in a time of 1:38:33 for the 14km course which gave him a 7:00min/km rate. This gave him the fastest km rate of all the classes as the winner of the M21E Ian Lawford in a time of 2:24:40 for the 20km course, with a km rate of 7:13min/km.


Perhaps the most exciting class was the M21E class as the lead changed a number of times during this epic long distance event. Jim Russell the course setter had the M21E doing two “short” loops with the runners coming back through the arena to a map change after each loop, with a “long” loop to finish off the course. After the first loop Bryan Keely was in the lead with Ian Lawford in 2nd and Lachlan Dow in 3rd place. From control 17 to 32 Lachlan Dow was the leader before he unfortunately had to withdraw due to an ankle injury. From that point on it was a very close battle between Ian Lawford, David Shepherd and Bryan Keely who were only 16 seconds apart at control 45. However, Dave and Bryan both lost just over 3 minutes to Ian at control 36 which enabled Ian Lawford to come into the finish a winner by 4:12 from David Shepherd in second and a tiring Bryan Keely in third place. There were some epic performances in the M21E class with Ben Goonan, Simon Rouse, Glenn Meyer and Ian Dodd all completing the 20km course in times over the 4 hours.


In the W21E class the favourite and last year’s winner of the return air ticket, Lizzie Ingham had to withdraw due to health issues. Jasmine Neve who is soon to leave to spend a year studying in Slovenia, after a slow start to control 1 was in the lead at control 19 and finished off very strongly to maintain this lead and finish in a time of 2:13:31 for a 10:01min/km rate. Sarah Buckerfield making a comeback to NOL racing was second and Clare Brownridge, third.


In the junior elite classes, our JWOC representatives Matt Doyle and Brodie Nankervis were second and third behind Nick Hann. Matt had a 7:22min/km rate and Brodie a 7:41min/km rate. In the W17-20E class in a very small field the three JWOC team members Anna Dowling, Nicola Blatchford and Michele Dawson filled the first three placing’s.

Results available here: 


 Splits available here:


A very big thank you to the course setter Jim Russell, the controller Neil Barr for all their efforts. These two men were also the controller and course setter for the Victorian Middle Distance Championships on Saturday. Great courses on a famous iconic map and the weather was ideal. To Geoff Lawford and Jenny Bourne along with the Eureka Orienteering Club and Bendigo Orienteering Club a big thank you for all the work that went into the organization of these two great events. Especially to Eureka Orienteers who have provided the major prize of the return air ticket for the last two years.


 The National Orienteering League points for teams and individuals after the completion of Round 11 are:

Teams Point Score

Senior Men: the Canberra Cockatoos (89) have a comfortable lead over Victorian Nuggets (73) with the NSW Stingers (60) in third.

Senior Women: the Canberra Cockatoos (86) also have a comfortable lead over Victorian Nuggets (71) with Queensland Cyclones in third place.

Junior Men: Tasmanian Forresters (61) have a winning lead over two states NSW Stingers and Victorian Nuggets who are equal second (42).

Junior Women: this is the closest battle of all with NSW Stingers (59) only two points in front of the Tasmanian Forresters, Victorian Nuggets (33) are in third.

Individual Point Score

Senior Men: Simon Uppill (195) still leads despite not being able to compete in the Ultra Long, David Shepherd (189) has moved into second place in front of Lachlan Dow (180).

Senior Women: Despite not competing in the Ultra Long Hanny Allston (228) maintains a comfortable lead over Jasmine Neve (194), with Jo Allison (182) in third place. As neither Jasmine nor Jo will be able to compete in the final rounds Hanny will be a comfortable winner of the senior women’s.

Junior Men: Matt Doyle (174) has slightly increased his lead over Brodie Nankervis (156) after the Ultra Long, with Henry McNulty(155) in third place, just one point behind Brodie.

Junior Women: Michele Dawson (168) still leads from Anna Dowling (162) but the gap has got smaller after the Ultra Long, Nicola Blatchford (153) is in third place.

The 2014 National Orienteering League final rounds will be in WA with four rounds for team’s points and three for the individual points at the Australian Orienteering Championships Carnival.

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Drug education programs and requirements - update Friday, 26 April 2013 There has been an update to requirements for National League participants to undertake ASADA's online drugs in sport training.
MTBO NEWS - VIC CHAMPS, ACT NIGHT CHAMPS, 2014 RACES IN NZ & ALICE SPRINGS. Monday, 22 April 2013 Summary of Victorian Championships and Australian selection trials to be held this weekend and promotion of future events in ACT, and announcement of 2014 carnivals in NZ and Alice Springs.
Applicants needed for Bushrangers Test Match in NZ on 1 to 3 June Thursday, 18 April 2013 Applications are sought from Australian elite senior and junior orienteers to be part of a Bushrangers team for a test match against New Zealand south of Auckland on 1-3 June 2013.
New polo shirt and vest now available for Australian orienteers travelling overseas Wednesday, 17 April 2013 A new snazzy touring polo shirt and vest is available for Australian orienteers travelling overseas for World Masters, O-Ringen, trans-Tasman orienteering and other events. If going to WMOC this year, get your order in urgently.
OA Sponsorship with TRIMTEX Friday, 12 April 2013 OA signs three year agreement with Trimtex to be exclusive supplier of orienteering clothing products to national teams
Entries for 2013 ACT Autumn Classics (ACT Championships and final WOC trials) Thursday, 11 April 2013 Entries for 2013 ACT Autumn Classics (ACT Championships and final WOC trials) close at 11.00 pm on 23 April
Lizzie Ingham wins Ultra Long with Brodie Nankervis second. Saturday, 6 April 2013 Write up of the Ultra long championship event held at Creswick, Victoria today.
Ingham completes a clean sweep as Easter winds up Monday, 1 April 2013 Lizzie Ingham completed a clean sweep, winning all four races at Easter for a comprehensive win, while Matt Crane edged clear of Simon Uppill to take the men's title.
Australian team for Junior World Championships announced Monday, 1 April 2013 The Australian team to contest the 2013 Junior World Orienteering Championships, to be held in the Czech Republic in July, has been announced.
Fiona Calabro and Julian Dent head OA Annual Award winners Sunday, 31 March 2013 The Orienteering Australia Annual Awards were presented at the Annual Dinner held on 31 March at Bendigo. The winners were Fiona Calabro - Services to Orienteering in Australia; Richard Matthews - David Hogg Award for Event Management; Julian Dent - Athlete of the Year; Adrian Craig - Services to Coaching; Jenny Bourne - Orienteer of the Year.
Tight battle looms in Easter men's competition Sunday, 31 March 2013 A tight battle looms for the lead going into the last day of the Easter 3-Days in M21E, while Lizzie Ingham continues to dominate the women's event.
Naunton takes Easter middle distance win on home ground Saturday, 30 March 2013 Bendigo's Chris Naunton won today's middle distance day of Easter, while Lizzie Ingham extended her overall lead with a second comfortable win in succession.
Crane and Ingham get off to good Easter start Friday, 29 March 2013 Matt Crane and Lizzie Ingham got off to a good start over the Easter weekend with wins in the Good Friday prologue in Bendigo.
OA Board vacancies needing to be filled at AGM on Sunday Wednesday, 27 March 2013 Orienteering Australia is seeking to fill two vacancies on its Board at this Sunday's Annual General Meeting in Bendigo - Director, High Performance, and Director, Development.
MTBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Nomination Form. Monday, 25 March 2013 Nomination form for JWOC & WOC MTBO in Estonia in August 2013.
Online Anti-Doping Courses & Ultra-Long and WOC nominations. Thursday, 21 March 2013 Information on OA's new requirements re doing online anti-doping courses. Reminders that nominations close shortly for Ultra-long event and WOC team.
Crane & Manser win SILVA NOL long races. Sunday, 10 March 2013 Report on Race 2 of the Silva National Orienteering League raced at Belair, Adelaide.
Matt Crane opens SILVA National League season with win. Saturday, 9 March 2013 Matt Crane opened the SILVA National League season with a win in today's sprint event in Adelaide. The women's event was a no-race.
Results from SILVA National League sprint qualifier Saturday, 9 March 2013 Results from the qualification race of the sprint in the SILVA National League are now available.
Selection Arrangements for 2013 Australian WOC Team. Thursday, 7 March 2013 A summary of the selection processes for the Australian team to compete in the World Championships in Finland, in July 2013.
JWOC team nomination reminder Tuesday, 26 February 2013 Those wishing to nominate for selection in the Australian team to contest the 2013 Junior World Orienteering Championships in the Czech Republic are reminded that they should do so by Sunday 3rd March.
Orienteering Australia annual meetings during the Easter Carnival Wednesday, 20 February 2013 OA annual committee meetings will be held in Bendigo between 2.30pm and 5.30pm on Saturday 30 March at the carnival registration centre at the Mandurang Cricket Ground. The AGM will be at 4pm on Sunday 31 March at the Spring Gully Soccer Club Rooms, Stanley Ave, Spring Gully.