Christmas 5-days day 4

Friday, 30 December 2005

The 2005 Xmas 5 days headed to Buckenderra for the 4th day of competition. It proved to be a tough day for the field, with steep hills, lots of rock, high temperatures and thicker forest.

Robbie Preston took full opportunity of the terrain early, catching Switzerland’s David Schneider 1 min into the course. Schneider ran into the finish 25 seconds ahead of Preston for third place, while Preston took the lead. Schneider later reported being disappointed with his run due to several mistakes.

Eric Morris finished a mere 2 seconds behind Preston to take 2nd place for the day and the overall lead. The final day is set to be exciting with David Schneider in need of victory if he is to snatch the overall honours out of Morris’s hands.

The women’s course saw Grace Elson take her 3rd victory out of a possible 4. Sofia Olsson from Sweden had little difficulty with the unique Australian terrain to finish a close second only 28 seconds behind. In third place was up and coming junior Sophie Barker, who has shown some good form over the 5 days so far.

Barring any surprises on the final day, overall honours look to be heading towards Grace Elson. Sofia Olsson looks solid in second place but can’t afford any major mistakes, as Anna Sheldon could pounce from her current position of third.

Kerrin Rattray

Results for day 4

Splits for day 4 

Cumulative results to day 4 

Christmas 5-days day 4 Friday, 30 December 2005 Results from the 4th day of the Christmas 5 days
Christmas 5-days heats up Thursday, 29 December 2005 Increasing temperatures are beginning to take their toll in the Christmas 5-Days as competitors begin to wilt, reports Ben Rattray..
Selection Criteria for WOC 2006 Wednesday, 28 December 2005 Orienteering Australia has announced the selection criteria for WOC 2006 in Denmark
Christmas 5-days: Report on days 1 & 2 Wednesday, 28 December 2005 Report on the progress of the Christmas 5-days from our team in Jindabyne.
Christmas 5-days: Morris takes the lead Wednesday, 28 December 2005 Eric Morris takes the lead on the first day of the 2005 Xmas 5 days.
Selection Criteria for WOC 2006 Tuesday, 27 December 2005 Orienteering Australia has announced the selection criteria for WOC 2006 in Denmark
National Squads Announced Tuesday, 27 December 2005 Orienteering Australia has announced the National Senior Squad and High Performance Group for 2006
Manager (High Performance) signs off Tuesday, 20 December 2005 A message from the Manager (High Performance), Jason McCrae, who is finishing his work with Orienteering Australia today.
Cycling jersey Fundraiser for National MTB-O Squad Friday, 16 December 2005 The National MTB-O Squad has designed an cycling jersey to promote the sport and raise money for the World Championships Team to Finland next year.
WOC Coaches 2006-07 Friday, 16 December 2005 Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of WOC Foot-O Coaches for 2006-07 - Brett Weihart and Sue Neve.
Early bird entries for Easter 2006 close on December 31 Thursday, 8 December 2005 If you want to take advantage of the early bird offer for the 2006 Easter 3 day carnival in Victoria, get your entry in by December 31.
MTBO Selection and World Ranking Events Thursday, 8 December 2005 The World Ranking Events (WRE) and Australian team selection criteria for 2006 MTB-O WOC are now available.
Selection Panels Tuesday, 6 December 2005 At the OA conference held last weekend the Selection Panels for the 2006-07 period were confirmed.
WOC 2006 Sprint Maps Friday, 2 December 2005 Have a looksie at one of the areas for WOC 06 to make your training well-informed over the summer.
A personal message from Trevor Sauer Friday, 2 December 2005 To all my orienteering friends, from Trevor Sauer.
ACTAS scholarships for 2006 Wednesday, 30 November 2005 The ACT Academy of Sport has announced its scholarship holders for 2006. Grant Bluett outlines the program and scholarship holders.
Venice and O Friday, 25 November 2005 The traditional race around Venice was held recently.
PostFinance Sprint in Switzerland Friday, 25 November 2005 An invitation to national federations for athletes to attend this race in 2006 has been received.
World Ranking Events (WREs) 2006 Friday, 25 November 2005 The IOF has announced Australia's World Ranking Events for 2006.
Double for Adrian Jackson at the Australian MTBO titles Monday, 21 November 2005 Adrian Jackson won both the middle and long distance races at the Australian mountain bike orienteering championships last weekend. In the women's races, Anna Sheldon is the middle distance champion, and Carolyn Jackson the long distance champion.
Change at the top of men's rankings Monday, 21 November 2005 In his last set of races for Australia, David Brickhill-Jones has climbed to the top of the M21E ranking list.
JWOC Team Managers 2006-06 Tuesday, 15 November 2005 OA would like to announce the appointment of JWOC Managers for 2006 and 2007.
JWOC 2006 Selection Criteria Friday, 11 November 2005 The JWOC Selection criteria for 2006 have been released.
BJ wins final park race, but overall title goes to Österbö Thursday, 10 November 2005 In his last race for Australia, David Brickhill-Jones won the final race of the 2005 Park World Tour. Tatiana Riabkina won her fourth consecutive PWT race, however, the women's overall title was won by Dana Brozkova.
Contracts with Orienteering Australia – Call for Expressions of Interest Monday, 7 November 2005 Orienteering Australia has cancelled all existing agreements with paid officers and is seeking a suitable person or personnel to contract services in relation to two newly created positions: Executive Officer and Head Coach.
NSW 'Ultimax' Stingers Rob Preston wins inaugural Turkey Trot Monday, 7 November 2005 Rob Preston of the NSW ‘Ultimax’ Stingers team had success yesterday in the inaugural Turkey Trot Orienteering Race in Sydney.
Riabkina wins three in a row, and BJ's hopes fade in Hangzhou Monday, 7 November 2005 Tatiana Riabkina wins her third straight PWT race in race 6 of the Park World Tour in Hangzhou, Finland's Mats Haldin wins the men's race, and Öystein Kvaal Österbö extends his lead over David Brickhill-Jones in the race for the overall men's title.
Rattray returns as Osterbo and Riabkina win again! Sunday, 6 November 2005 BJ again showed his outstanding form finishing second behind Park World Tour leader Oystein Kvaal Osterbo in Jinhua. Ben Rattray finished 20th in an understandably subdued performance after dislocating his shoulder in his Park World Tour debut in Shanghai only four days ago.
Riabkina and Osterbo win in Suzhou, BJ second by 3 seconds Thursday, 3 November 2005 Russia's Tatiana Riabkina broke through for her first Park World Tour win in race two of the the China leg of the tour, and Norway's Oystein Kvaal Osterbo was a little stronger than David Brickhill-Jones over the concluding stages of the men's race.
BJ fourth in Shanghai Tuesday, 1 November 2005 David Brickhill-Jones, running his final series of races as an Australian orienteer, finished in 4th place in the first race of the Park World Tour China leg.
Selection Trials for WMTBOC 2006 in Finland Monday, 31 October 2005 The MTBO HPMG wishes to announce that two series of selection trials will be held in 2006.
MicrO microff? Wednesday, 19 October 2005 It looks like after a fair bit of hoo-haa MicrO will not be part of WOC 06.
BJ to run for GB Monday, 17 October 2005 One of Australia's most promising young orienteers, David Brickhill-Jones, has announced his intention to run for Great Britain from 2006.
Bushranger Test Matches 2006 Friday, 14 October 2005 Australia and NewZealand have finalised their Test match program for 2006. The first in NZL on 3-5 June (their long weekend) and the second on the QLD Champs NOL Event on 19/20 August.
JWOC Manager 2006-2007 Friday, 14 October 2005 Applications are invited for position of JWOC Manager for JWOC 2006-07
Maps for Denmark 2006 Monday, 10 October 2005 Old versions of maps to be used for WOC 2006 in Denmark can be found here -- thanks to Jim Russell.
National Champions lead Elite Rankings Monday, 10 October 2005 Recent National Long Distance Champions, Hanny Allston and Grant Bluett lead the updated National Elite Rankings list.
Victorian Elites complete Melbourne Marathon Monday, 10 October 2005 Victorian Nuggets and Melbourne Forest Racers pair Bruce Arthur and Blair Trewin finish a blustery Melbourne Marathon in 2hr52min.
WOC Mens and Womens Coach 2006-07 Thursday, 6 October 2005 OA is advertising for applicants for two new positions of Mens and Womens WOC Coach, replacing the old positions of WOC Coach and WOC Manager, for WOC 2006 and 2007.
Micr-O Racing Thursday, 6 October 2005 The IOF Foot Commission has released a Micr-O training guide for perusal.
Results from World Cup Final in Italy Tuesday, 4 October 2005 The World Cup Final is underway near Rome, Italy with the Aussie team of David Brickhill-Jones, Julian Dent, Eric Morris and Eddie Wymer competing.
Canberra Cockatoos retain National League title Monday, 3 October 2005 The Canberra Cockatoos have retained the National League title after a win and a second in the Australian Relay Championships, whilst Western Australia have won the Junior division for the first time.
Dufty and Post win the West Sunday, 2 October 2005 Craig Dufty and Erin Post win the Western Australian Long Distance Championships at Umuna on 17, 18 September 2005
Photo Gallery: Australian Sprint Championships Saturday, 1 October 2005 See all the action from Friday's Australian Sprint Championships.
Australian Long Distance Championships Saturday, 1 October 2005 We have new Australian Orienteering Champions in both the men’s and women’s Elite class.
Australian Sprint Championships Friday, 30 September 2005 A cold shower blew through windswept St Helens today and when it passed Danish and Swedish internationals Rune Olsen and Anna Danielsson had blown away their Australasian rivals.
Queensland wins Australian Schools Championships Wednesday, 28 September 2005 Queensland have won the Australian Schools Championships for the first time since they shared the title with the ACT in 1991, whilst New Zealand made it three wins in a row in the Southern Cross Junior Challenge.
Queensland clear leaders after first day of Australian Schools Championships Tuesday, 27 September 2005 Queensland have taken a four-point lead after the individual day of the Australian Schools Championships, whilst New Zealand are clear leaders in the Southern Cross Junior Challenge.
Bluett, Allston return to form as Cockatoos hold most of their ground Tuesday, 27 September 2005 Grant Bluett and Hanny Allston returned to form with victories in Tuesday's National Lague event, whilst Canberra Cockatoos managed to keep most of their lead, and will take an 18-point lead over the Victorian Nuggets into the last three events.
Victorians whittle away at Cocaktoos' National League lead Sunday, 25 September 2005 Rob Preston of the NSW Stingers and Anna Danielsson of the Canberra Cockatoos took out today’s National League Round 11, at the Tasmanian Championships on the sand dunes of Pittwater. Althoug they took individual honours, the best team on the day was the Victorian Nuggets, who moved into second place overall and whittled the Cockatoos’ lead to 21 points with four rounds remaining.
MicrO Thursday, 22 September 2005 The IOF has decided to include 'MicrO' as part fo the Middle Distance race at next year's WOC.
National Junior Coach Monday, 19 September 2005 OA would like to announce the appoinment of the National Junior Coach, or in this case Coaches, for 2006 and 2007.
ACT long distance championships 2005, Ballinifad Creek Sunday, 18 September 2005 Jo Allison and Eric Morris dominated the ACT Championships as Orienteering was welcomed back to Captains Flat for the first time in several years. In a very strong but small women’s field Jo Allison won comprehensively from Tracey Bluett and Nicki Taws. In the men's race Eric Morris won strongly ahead of Rob Preston and Kerrin Rattray.
OA Review Thursday, 15 September 2005 The review of all facets of OA has been completed.
Orienteering Australia’s Review of its Activities Tuesday, 13 September 2005 Faced with reduced funding from the government, the state orienteering associations have joined with the OA Board in reviewing the priorities for the future funding of national orienteering activities.
Victorian long distance championships 2005, Barambogie North Tuesday, 13 September 2005 Danielle Winslow follows up her win in the NSW championships the previous week, and and Blair Trewin wins his first Victorian M21E title. Clare Hawthorne reports...
Adrian Jackson third, Anna Sheldon 8th in long distance final at MTBO WOC2005 Saturday, 10 September 2005 Adrian Jackson finished a close third in the long distance final at the mountain bike orienteering world championships in Slovakia. Anna Sheldon secured another top 10 placing following her 6th place finish in the middle distance final.
Australian men's team 7th, women's team DNF at MTBO WOC Saturday, 10 September 2005 Finland won the men's race, and Germany the women's race at the mountain bike orienteering world championships relay races in Slovakia.
MTBO WOC Middle Distance Final - Anna rides to a podium spot Wednesday, 7 September 2005 The first race of the 2005 World MTBO Championships in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia produced two top 10 performances from the Australian Team with Queenslander Anna Sheldon in 6th place and former World Champion Adrian Jackson in 8th place, after a day of bad luck for some of the Team.
Tas Middle Distance Championships Tuesday, 6 September 2005 Grace Elson and Lee Andrewartha triumph on a perfect Tassie spring day in a very technical middle distance championships
Queensland Champs Tuesday, 6 September 2005 Truimph for Age and Experience. Eric Morris and Wendy Read won the top 21A classes despite both being old enough to run in the 35+ age groups.
NSW Middle and Long Distance Championships Monday, 5 September 2005 The NSW Championships were held in Bigga over the weekend, with NSW Stinger Eric Morris and Tassie Forester Danielle Winslow dominating the 21A classes.
End of an Era – Grant Bluett retires Monday, 5 September 2005 After 14 years of international competition, 7 years living and competing as an elite in Sweden, a World Games gold medal and numerous top 10 and top 20 performances the legend of Australian elite orienteering, Grant Bluett, is retiring from international competition.
Applications for NTC Friday, 2 September 2005 Applications are called for scholarships for 2006 at the OA National Training Centre at ACTAS.
Australian Team perform well in last WRE before World Champs Wednesday, 31 August 2005 The final MTBO World Ranking Events have been held in the Czech Republic over the weekend 27-28 August, and there are some very encouraging results from the National Team members in both the Middle and Long distance races.
NOL 2006 Thursday, 25 August 2005 The NOL program for 2006 has been released with an exciting list of races spread far and wide across the country.
WOC 2006 Thursday, 25 August 2005 Bulletin 2 for next years WOC in Denmark has been published.
MTBO World Championship Team Update Thursday, 18 August 2005 Following several weeks of setbacks in preparation for the World Championships, there are still 6 riders who will take on the forest tracks of Slovakia in the WMTBOC in September.
Women register another benchmark performance Sunday, 14 August 2005 On a day when all the focus was on Simone Niggli’s second batch of four gold medals, Australia’s women registered another benchmark performance.
WOC course maps now available Saturday, 13 August 2005 WOC organisers have made WOC courses available through the WOC website
Hanny Allston and Andrey Khramov create history Friday, 12 August 2005 Hanny Allston created history by becoming the first individual orienteer from outside of Europe to stand on the podium at a foot World Orienteering Championships and she is among the few juniors who have had the honour. Russia’s Andrey Khramov also created history by winning not only his nation’s first gold medal, but also its first medal of any colour.
Tracy Bluett returns to claim a new Australian best result Thursday, 11 August 2005 The Middle Distance finals of the World Orienteering Championships saw some great come-back runs by Tracy Bluett and Chris Terkelsen who have been off the international scene for a few years.
Troy de Haas claims best ever foot orienteering result at World Championships. Wednesday, 10 August 2005 Troy de Haas’ close seventh in the Sprint Distance Final was the best ever result by an Australian at a foot World Orienteering Championships, and the third top ten by an Australian (after Grant Bluett 8th and Natasha Key 10th in Switzerland in 2003)
Four Australian through to the sprint finals at WOC2005 Wednesday, 10 August 2005 Four Australian have provisionally qualified for the finals of the sprint championships at WOC2005 in Japan.
Another good day for Australia at World Orienteering Championships Monday, 8 August 2005 Five of the six Australian starters made it through to Friday's long distance race, although some just made it.
World Championships Japan: Middle Qualification. Sunday, 7 August 2005 All six Australians qualified for the final in todays middle distance heats: the first race of the 2005 World Championships in the Mikawa Highlands near Nagoya in Japan. Today's report by our man on the ground in Japan -- Rob Plowright.
WOC2005 commences Sunday 7 August Thursday, 4 August 2005 Competition in the 2005 World Orienteering Championships in Japan will start on Sunday August 7. Check out the program for the Australian team...
Closing date for Australian Championships entries approaches! Monday, 1 August 2005 August 12 is the closing date for entries for the Australian Championships carnival in Tasmania in September-October.
Podium placings for Staudte and Key in WMOC finals Monday, 1 August 2005 Karen Staudte and Warren Key were the best-placed Australians in the finals of the World Masters Orienteering Championships in Edmonton, Canada
Second qualification races completed at WMOC in Canada Saturday, 30 July 2005 Warren Key is the fastest qualifier in M45 at the World Masters in Edmonton, Canada.
World Masters underway in Edmonton, Canada Thursday, 28 July 2005 The World Masters Orienteering Championships (WMOC) have commenced in Edmonton, Canada.
WA Sprint Championships Sunday, 24 July 2005 Results from the inaugural Western Australian Sprint Championships held on 23 July at Curtin University.
Australian Team for World Cup Final in Italy Friday, 22 July 2005 The selectors would like to announce the team for the World Cup Final in Italy in October.
JWOC 2005 – Switzerland Wednesday, 20 July 2005 The final wrap from JWOC 2005 Manager Hilary Wood.
World Games Relay report Monday, 18 July 2005 Team Coach Jim Russell reports from the finish of the World Games.
Women's relay 7th caps off the best JWOC ever. Sunday, 17 July 2005 Australia's most successful Junior World Champs has closed, with the womens #1 team of Jasmine Neve, Erin Post and Hanny Allston claiming 7th spot in the relay.
Bluett 12th at World Games Sunday, 17 July 2005 A strong performance by Grant Bluett at the World Games overnight -- but he couldn't do enough to defend his Gold Medal from the 2001 World games in Japan.
Julian 4th in Long Distance Final Friday, 15 July 2005 Another great day for the Australian Team at the Junior World Championships in Switzerland. Julian Dent finished 4th and Hanny Allston 11th in the Long Distance race. Report from team manager Hilary Wood.
Full Report on Hanny's Bronze Medal Thursday, 14 July 2005 Success for Australia at today's competition in the middle distance final race held at Taverne in Switzerland! Hanny Allston in another great run finished third, securing Australia its first medal in the JWOC competition since 1999. Full report from team manager Hilary Wood.
JWOC Bronze for Hanny Wednesday, 13 July 2005 Australia has made it's best-ever start to a JWOC campaign -- with a bronze medal to Hanny Allston and 8th place for Julian Dent.
Hanny Allston wins JWOC heat Wednesday, 13 July 2005 Hanny Allston wins her heat in Middle Distance qualification race with the fastest time of the day! Report from Hilary Wood in Switzerland.
Hanny Allston gets fourth place in Junior sprint event! Monday, 11 July 2005 Australia's team performed strongly in its last event before the Junior World Championships in Switzerland this week, writes team manager Hilary Wood.
Trewin, Haarsma inaugural NT open champions Sunday, 10 July 2005 Blair Trewin and Kay Haarsma took out the open (21A) classes at the inaugural NT Championships, held at Lok Cabay near Batchelor on Sunday.
Darvo out of MTBWOC Sunday, 10 July 2005 Paul Darvodelsky has withdrawn from Australia's WMTBOC team, after a major crash in a Sydney road race.
2005 Aust Sprint Champs Friday, 1 July 2005 A red start group will be used at the Australian Sprint Championships in Tasmania.
WOC team appeal finalised Friday, 24 June 2005 The OA Appeal Panel has concluded the appeal against the 2005 WOC team.
South Australian Long Distance Championships Friday, 17 June 2005 Report on the 2 Day South Australian Long Distance Championships held near Coffin Bay, on the southern Eyre Peninsula over the Queen's Birthday weekend.
WA Middle Distance Champs Thursday, 16 June 2005 Sophie Giles and Chas Lane report on the WA Middle Distance Champs, held at Mt Billy on Sunday.
WOC 2005 Australian Team Wednesday, 1 June 2005 Message from Ian Prosser, Chair of Selectors, on the 2005 WOC team selection.
Introducing the WOC Team 2005 Wednesday, 1 June 2005 The Australian team for the World Orienteering Champs was announced by Orienteering Australia's Chair of Selectors, Ian Prosser, this morning. The team consists of 5 women and 6 men who will compete in Aichi, Japan in August.
MTBWOC Team Announced Monday, 30 May 2005 The Australian team for the Mountain Bike World Orienteering Championships was announced by Chair of selectors Ann Scown today.
Bushrangers hold off Pinestars as Bluett, Allston win again Sunday, 29 May 2005 The Australian Bushrangers held off a fast-finishing New Zealand Pinestars for a 113-103 win in the Test Match.
Bluett and Allston clear long-distance winners Saturday, 28 May 2005 Blake Gordon reports on the Australia / New Zealand Test Match and Australian World Championship Trials in Daylesford.
Bushrangers take the lead Friday, 27 May 2005 The Australian Bushrangers have taken the lead in the Australia - New Zealand Sprint test match today. Scores were 24-12 in the men, and 22-14 in the women.
ANZ Challenge and WOC selection trials in Daylesford Tuesday, 24 May 2005 Contenders for the Australian team to compete at WOC in Japan in August will have their final chance to impress selectors in Daylesford this weekend...
WOC selection trial preview Tuesday, 24 May 2005 Contenders for the Australian team for the World Orienteering Championships in Japan will have their final chance to impress selectors at the selection trials in daylesford this weekend...
South Australian Middle Distance Championships Tuesday, 24 May 2005 The 2005 South Australian Middle Distance Championships was held in the Burra region, approximately two hours north of Adelaide. Miguel Clark reports on the action...
WA NOL Splits on Splitsbrowser Sunday, 15 May 2005 Splits from the WA NOL events are now available on Splitsbrowser -- Thanks to Craig Dufty.
Supermum wins Mothers Day Race Sunday, 8 May 2005 Tracy Bluett won the third National League race of the weekend at Julimar Brook in WA.
Bluett Domination in the West Saturday, 7 May 2005 Grant Bluett extended his lead in the National Orienteering League today with victory in both races in the "Call of the West" series.
BJ Wins World Cup Silver Medal Tuesday, 3 May 2005 Tasmanian David Brickhill-Jones became the first Australian to achieve a top-three placing in an Foot Orienteering World Cup race outside of Australia when he finished second in the 3,500 metre Sprint Distance race in Battersea Park, London, UK on Monday.
BJ Takes A World Cup Silver Medal Tuesday, 3 May 2005 Tasmanian David Brickhill-Jones became the first Australian to achieve a top-three placing in an Orienteering World Cup race outside of Australia when he finished second in the 3,500 metre Sprint Distance race in Battersea Park, London, UK on Monday.
Elite rankings updated Thursday, 28 April 2005 The Australian elite ranking list has seen some changes after three NOL races last weekend...
Elite ranking update Thursday, 28 April 2005 After three NOL races over the last weekend, there have been some changes in the elite rankings ...
Shepherd, Bluett win Australian Middle Distance Championships Tuesday, 26 April 2005 Dave Shepherd and Tracy Bluett took out the open classes at the Australian Middle Distance Championships, held in the sandstone of Ganguddy in central New South Wales.
Canberra Cockatoos maintain their lead in the National Orienteering League Tuesday, 26 April 2005 The Canberra Cockatoos consolidated their lead in the National Orienteering League over the three races of the Anzac weekend, stretching their break to 18 points after seven rounds. The big movers of the weekend were the NSW Stingers...
NOL 7 - Sydney Sprint Monday, 25 April 2005 Swedish (and Cockatoo) delight at today's NOL Round 7
Australian on 10-Mila Podium Sunday, 24 April 2005 Rob Plowright reports on the performances of Australian orienteers in the Swedish 10 Mila relay...
World MTB-O manager appointed Tuesday, 19 April 2005 Orienteering Australia has appointed Paul Darvodelsky as manager of the Australian team for the World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships in Slovakia in September, 2005. Paul provides some background information about the championships...
National Orienteering Day announced Monday, 18 April 2005 Sunday May 1 2005 is National Orienteering day. Orienteering events for newcomers to the sport will be offered throughout Australia. See full story for details of your nearest event.
National League 6 Friday, 15 April 2005 Start times and Details now available for NOL 6 at Dungaree State Forest
World Games Area Friday, 15 April 2005 Want a looksie at the old map of the 2005 World Games area?
2005 Australian 3-Days at Jindabyne - full report Monday, 11 April 2005 Full event report from 2005 Australian 3-Days at Jindabyne
JWOC 2005 team announced Thursday, 7 April 2005 The Australian team for the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) has been announced. Following the Easter 3-day competition, which served as the selection trial, selectors have named the following team: Men: Julian Dent, Conrad Elson, Louis Elson, David Meyer, Ryan Smyth, Simon Uppill. Women: Hanny Allston, Ainsley Cavanagh, Zebedy Hallett, Jasmine Neve, Erin Post, Vanessa Round. Reserves for the men’s team are Matt Parton and Chris Naunton; Kellie Whitfield and Heather Harding are reserves for the women’s team.
Australian Classic Champs Monday, 4 April 2005 World Ranking Event (WRE) details for Aust. Classic Champs in Tasmania in October
Easter Results & Splits Monday, 4 April 2005 Full Results & Splits now available from SnowE 2005 web page
BJ added to High Performance Group (HPG) Monday, 4 April 2005 David Brickhill-Jones has been added to the HPG by the Senior Selection Panel following his terrific sprint results in Europe.
Selection Trials Info Monday, 4 April 2005 Details from Coach Jim Russell on May WOC team selection trials.
WA NOL Series: Entries due 24 April Saturday, 2 April 2005 The WA NOL Series includes 3 races on 7 & 8 May, with PRIZE money for the top 3!
Entries for NSW NOL Events Due Saturday, 2 April 2005 Entries for the next round of National League Events in NSW are due soon. Entry forms can be found here.
BJ in the Limelight Friday, 1 April 2005 Australian David Brickhill-Jones is featured in the first edition of O-Sport International, due out on April 4th.
April Fool's team for WOC '05 Friday, 1 April 2005 In response to the recent bushfires that wiped out the areas designated for upcoming selection trials Orienteering Australia has determined that the recent Australian Easter 3 Days competition will serve as the ONLY selection races for the Australian team to compete in the World Orienteering Championships in Japan later this year.
Allison Claims a Fourth Easter Title Monday, 28 March 2005 Jo Allison won her fourth consecutive Australian Easter 3-Days at Jindabyne (NSW) today, while Troy de Haas won the Mens race.
De Haas Dominates Day 2 Sunday, 27 March 2005 Victorian Nugget Troy de Haas returned to career-best form today at the Australian Easter 3-days at Buckenderra near Jindabyne.
Easter Day 1: Tight field in both Elite classes. Saturday, 26 March 2005 You could throw a blanket over the main contenders for the Easter 3-days in both elite classes after a tight first day.
Cockatoos draw first blood Friday, 25 March 2005 Canberra Cockatoos continued their dominance of the National Orienteering League, with a strong performance in the Easter 3-Days Prologue.
Welcome to OA's new website Thursday, 24 March 2005 Late last night the OA website was switched over to the new site.
WOC Team Nominations Thursday, 24 March 2005 The WOC Team Nominations are due shortly.
Aussies in Japan Wednesday, 23 March 2005 Australian team members, under the guidance of Coach Jim Russell, have just completed 10 days training in japan in preparation for WOC 2005.
Bushranger Team Wednesday, 23 March 2005 Coach Sue Neve will be chasing your nominations for Bushranger Team to compete against NZ in late-May in Victoria.
Easter Prologue Wednesday, 23 March 2005 Please see these final reminders re Easter prologue from Easter organizers.
World Cup 2006 Wednesday, 23 March 2005 Bulletin 1 for final races in France has been released.
Australian Middle Distance Champs/NOL race Wednesday, 23 March 2005 The invitation for the Australian Middle Distance Champs and associated NOL races has been released.
Drug Testing Wednesday, 23 March 2005 Please see this note from OACT Anti-Doping Officer Nev Bleakley
Fantasy Ozzie Orienteering League(FOOL) Wednesday, 23 March 2005 Who will be in your team?
Orienteering Australia Athlete of the Year. Wednesday, 23 March 2005 OA would like to announce the creation of a new award - the OA Athlete of the Year.
World Cup in UK Wednesday, 23 March 2005 Bulletin 3 for the first round of the 2005 World Cup in Great Britain released.
Simple demo discussion item Tuesday, 22 March 2005 This is a summary of the text that will go in the discussion item.
Rob Walter is back! Saturday, 19 March 2005 That was the message from the season-opening weekend in Victoria, where he won two of the three races contested, against one of the stronger fields seen in Australia for some time.
BJ's big bang Saturday, 19 March 2005 David Brickhill-Jones scored his first major international victory, winning the Park World Tour race in Brindisi.
The Famous Five Saturday, 19 March 2005 Top 5 Ozzie men