Final 2006 Elite Rankings

Thursday, 21 December 2006

Hanny Allston's sensational 2006 has been further rewarded with a clear lead on top of the women's elite rankings for the second consecutive year.  Fellow Tasmanian, Grace Elson, finished in second place for her highest ever year-end ranking.  Elson was just ahead of our most consistant women's performer of recent years, ACT's Jo Allison.  Queensland's Anna Sheldon was the big improver of 2006, with great performances at her first WOC and a win at the Australian Long Distance Championships helping her to finish the ranking year in 4th place.

2006 Elite Women Ranking list

It was a much closer battle at the top of the men's elite list with ACT pair David Shepherd and Rob Walter finishing 1st and 2nd respectively.  Although outshone by the women's team, these two again performed exceptionally well at WOC in Denmark, as they have done for many years now.  Rising star, Julian Dent (NSW) won many of the domestic elite races, but injury forced him out of WOC this year and prevented him from reaching any higher than a close third place in the rankings.

2006 Elite Men Ranking list

There are no prizes for anyone who guessed that Hanny Allston would also top the W20 Elite ranking list.  It was a good battle for the minor placings however, with Victoria's Jasmine Neve just edging out big improver Vanessa Round (SA).  Sophie Barker (ACT) and Sarah Dunnage (WA) completed the top 5.

2006 Elite Junior Women Ranking list

SA's Simon Uppill was the standout junior in M20 Elite this year.  He topped the rankings by a large margin, and was very competitive in several open elite races this year.  Chris Naunton (VIC) had a good first half of the year to just outscore Australian Long Distance Champion, Ryan Smyth (TAS), who came storming home in third place.

2006 Elite Junior Men Ranking list

Final 2006 Elite Rankings Thursday, 21 December 2006 Hanny Allston and David Shepherd finish 2006 on top of the Australian Elite Ranking table.
Australian appointments on IOF commissions Tuesday, 19 December 2006 Four Australians are currently serving on IOF commissions; two on discipline commissions, and two on support commissions.
Merry Christmas from Orienteering Australia Monday, 18 December 2006 Orienteering Australia wishes all its members and partners a very Merry and Safe Christmas period.
National Senior Squad and High Performance Group announced Sunday, 17 December 2006
Arthur, Neve take out Victorian sprint titles Wednesday, 13 December 2006 The last championship of the year was decided on Wednesday night when Bruce Arthur and Jasmine Neve took out the Victorian sprint titles.
Bushrangers team announced Tuesday, 12 December 2006 Orienteering Australia has named the Bushrangers team to tackle the Kiwis in February
JWOC selection trials decided Friday, 8 December 2006 There will be two sets of selection trials for the Australian JWOC team in 2007, at Easter and at the National League events in NSW on 19-20 May.
Orienteering recognised By Tasmanian Institute Of Sport Thursday, 7 December 2006 Hanny Allston, Grace Elson & Ryan Smyth awarded TIS scholarships for 2007. Allston named TIS athlete of the year.
Ultimax 5 Days Hotting Up!!! Wednesday, 6 December 2006 Entires to Ultimax Stingers 5 Days have begun to flow in with a large International contingent.
A new candidate for the Aussie JWOC 2026 team Sunday, 3 December 2006 Anne and Bruce Arthur are proud to announce the arrival of their third child, Sophie.
2006 Orienteering Australia Annual Conference Wednesday, 29 November 2006 Orienteering Australia Council will hold its 2006 Annual Conference in Canberra over the weekend 2-3 December. The Council endorses plans, policies and budgets as presented by the OA Board and State Associations.
More off-season diversions Tuesday, 28 November 2006 Orienteers amuse themselves with a quick run to the top of Mt Wellington
Shep's Training Blog Wednesday, 22 November 2006 See training blogs from reigning Australian Champion David Shepherd ...
New sprint map standard released Sunday, 19 November 2006 The IOF Mapping Commission has released an updated version of the sprint map standard.
When ten events is barely enough... Monday, 13 November 2006 When ten events is barely enough, why not try twenty!
WOC selection criteria and process Sunday, 12 November 2006 The selection critieria and process for WOC 2007 and the Bushrangers test matches are attached. Please note that nominations for the first Bushrangers test are due by 22 November.
New Photo Gallery Wednesday, 1 November 2006 Photos of the WA races plus more.
Adventure Racing and Rogaining success for Australian elites Monday, 30 October 2006 The end of the 2006 elite orienteering season has seen several teams turn their hand (and legs) to Adventure Races (AR).
National Junior Squad announced Monday, 23 October 2006 The new National Junior Squad has been announced.
Victorian titles close the championship season Sunday, 22 October 2006 Adrian Jackson and Simon Uppill took the men's titles on Victorian Championships weekend, with Kathryn Ewels and Briohny Davey coming out on top among the women.
Australian MTBO Champs Results Sunday, 15 October 2006 Australian team members dominated the Be Active Australian Championships Mountain Bike Orienteering events which were held in WA this week.
theFOOL: Shannon Grant - Best FOOLs! Monday, 9 October 2006 theFOOL competition has finished and team Shannon Grant won in a closely fought battle. Full results are now available and we will be back in 2007!
World Cup format for 2007 announced Monday, 9 October 2006 The IOF has announced the format to be used in the 2007 World Cup.
ACT do the double in Australian Relays Sunday, 8 October 2006 The Canberra Cockatoos took out both open titles at the Australian Relays, held near Beverley on Sunday.
National League titles decided Sunday, 8 October 2006 The Canberra Cockatoos are the senior National League champions for the twelfth time in 13 seasons, whilst the Queensland Cyclones took out the junior title for the first time after today's Australian Relays.
Sheldon and Shepherd win in WA Saturday, 7 October 2006 Anna Sheldon and Dave Shepherd win today's long course championships.
Queensland and ACT tie at Australian Schools Championships Friday, 6 October 2006 Queensland and the ACT have tied for first place in the Australian Schools Orienteering Championships after a dramatic relay day yesterday.
Dent, Elson take out national sprint titles Friday, 6 October 2006 Julian Dent and Grace Elson won the open titles at the Australian Sprint Championships in York today.
Allison, Dent take out WA titles Monday, 2 October 2006 Jo Allison and Julian Dent have taken out the open divisions at the first event of the Australian Championships carnival, the WA State Championships held over the weekend.
Twenty years later, another Tassie title to Paul Liggins Monday, 25 September 2006 Paul Liggins and Grace Elson take Tasmanian long distance titles at Littlechilds Creek
ACT Long Distance Championships Sunday, 24 September 2006 Julian Dent makes a remarkable return.
theFOOL: Last chances for changes in 2006! Sunday, 17 September 2006 Under 2 weeks to go until the last transfer window closes.
Ben Mather and Rowena Fry dominate Tasmanian MTBO championships Sunday, 10 September 2006 Ben Mather and Rowena Fry repeat their 2005 wins in today's Tasmanian MTBO championships
WA Sprint Distance Championships Friday, 8 September 2006 Report from last weekend's WA Sprint Champs.
National Orienteering League 2007 Thursday, 7 September 2006 National Orienteering League program for 2007 announced
NSW Long Course Championships Monday, 4 September 2006 Rob Preston and Briohny Davey make it a NSW double.
NSW Sprint Championships Saturday, 2 September 2006 The NSW Sprint Championships were held in beautiful conditions on the Southern Highlands near Mittagong
Anna Sheldon wins silver at MTBO European championships Friday, 1 September 2006 Fresh from foot-O WOC and student WOC, Anna Sheldon has taken the silver medal in the sprint distance at the European MTBO championships.
Hanny Allston ranked 7th in latest IOF rankings Friday, 25 August 2006 Hanny Allston is the highest ranked Australian in the IOF rankings announced this week.
theFOOL: New Leaderboard Wednesday, 23 August 2006 theFOOL leaderboard has been updated after the events in Queensland.
Kiwis bury the Aussies on Graveyard Creek. Sunday, 20 August 2006 The second day of the test match confirmed the Kiwi’s dominance of Trans-Tasman series this year.
Cockatoos regain lead in National League Sunday, 20 August 2006 The Canberra Cockatoos have regained the lead in the 2006 National League after the weekend's races in Queensland.
Aussie girls show up US men Sunday, 20 August 2006 The World University Orienteering Championships have ended with an Australian relay team consisting of one man and three women placing well down the field in the men's final — but still beating several teams, including the USA
New Zealanders lead Day 1 of the Test Match. Saturday, 19 August 2006 The first day of the Australia/NZ Test took place on day 1 of the Queensland Championships near Maryborough, in hot and very dry conditions. In the incredibly fast but vague terrain of Wild Boar Creek Darren Ashmore and Neil Kerrison led a Kiwi dominance in the men’s event, each running under 5 minutes per kilometre for the almost 7 Km courses.
Long course results from the World University Orienteering Championships Thursday, 17 August 2006 Grace Elson was the best placed Australian in the long course at the World University Orienteering Championships.
2006 Bendigo Ironman title to Evan Barr Wednesday, 16 August 2006 Evan Barr wins the 2006 Bendigo Ironman competition, ahead of Troy de Haas and Jim Russell.
Picaree Hill Badge Event Sunday, 13 August 2006 The second ACT badge event for the year was held at Picaree Hill today. Runners were greeted with clear sunny skies (once the fog cleared) and headed out in the fast, but steep at times, spur-gully terrain.
World Championships retrospective from the Aussie crowd. Thursday, 10 August 2006 More than fifty Aussies travelled to Denmark to watch the Australian team compete with the world's best. They were treated to some dazzling performances.
2006 SA Long Distance Championships Wednesday, 9 August 2006 South Australian and Victorian Orienteers competed over the weekend at the SA Long Distance Championships and SA/VIC Challenge; a day that challenged the minds and bodies of every competitor. A full report on the happenings and photos from the event.
Aussie Girls 4th in World Champs Relay Saturday, 5 August 2006 Jo Allison, Grace Elson and Hanny Allston have finished in 4th place — Australia's best ever result — in the World Orienteering Championships relay.
Allison & Walter strong in the Middle Distance Saturday, 5 August 2006 Jo Allison and Rob Walter were Australia's two top runners at the WOC Middle Distance final in Denmark.
World Championships Long Final Wednesday, 2 August 2006 Solid performance from the Australians in the World Championships Long Distance Final
Photos of a Gold medallist Wednesday, 2 August 2006 More photos of Hanny's historic World Championship win in Denmark overnight.
Hanny Allston shows her class at WOC2006. Wednesday, 2 August 2006 Hanny Allston confirmed her star orienteer status by winning Gold in the Sprint at the World Orienteering Championships in Denmark.
GOLD, GOLD, GOLD!!!!!!! Wednesday, 2 August 2006 Hanny Allston is Australia's first ever champion at WOC!
Four Aussies through to WOC Sprint Final Tuesday, 1 August 2006 Dave Sheperd, Troy De Haas, Grace Elson and Hanny Allston have all qualified for the Sprint Final.
Seconds mean everything at WOC Monday, 31 July 2006 Every second on the course counts in close finishes at the World Orienteering Championships (WOC).
Hanny and Anna through to WOC Long Final Sunday, 30 July 2006 Strong Long qualification for Hanny and Anna at the World Championships
WOC Middle Qualification Results Saturday, 29 July 2006 Australia has 5 runners through to the WOC Middle Distance finals
Your personal guide to WOC in Denmark Friday, 28 July 2006 The much anticipated 24th World Orienteering Championships kicks off tomorrow. It will be the second time Denmark has hosted WOC and the competition will be centred around the township of Arhus with a record 40 nations competing.
24 Days til the next FOOL race Wednesday, 26 July 2006 After the long winter break, theFOOL competition is again fast approaching. You don't have long to make changes for the Queensland races.
Maze Sprint in Melbourne Monday, 24 July 2006 Orienteers in Melbourne were tested over the weekend in a first-of-a-kind event combining a maze-o with a sprint-o course around Westgate Park, in the shadow of the Westgate Bridge on the eastern banks of the Yarra River.
Allston produces best Australian result ever in O-Ringen Thursday, 20 July 2006 Allston 5th in Super Elite class at O-Ringen
Flagstone Badge Event Monday, 17 July 2006 The second Badge event of the year for Queensland took place at the location of last years Queensland championships. It started for many as a long walk to the assembly area as only high clearance 4WDs could make the last 1Km of the track.
Disappointment in MTBO WOC relays Saturday, 15 July 2006 In a day full of bad surprises for many teams, the Aussies DNF'd the relay.
Aussie on the podium in MTBO long distance race Saturday, 15 July 2006 Adrian Jackson rode a great race for 6th place in the long distance race at the MTBO WOC on Wednesday
MTBO WOC Middle distance race Monday, 10 July 2006 In 30 plus degree heat the middle distance race of the MTBO World Champs was held near Joensuu in Finland today.
JWOC relays Sunday, 9 July 2006 Australian teams at JWOC relays
Aussie’s continue to give their all! Saturday, 8 July 2006 Australias Juniors put in another solid performance in the middle distance final, but didn't quite reach the heights of the last few days.
Four Australians in top 10 at WMOC Saturday, 8 July 2006 Four Australians have finished in the top 10 in the World Masters Orienteering Championships in Austria.
Strong Qualifying Performance at JWOC Thursday, 6 July 2006 Four Australians have qualified for the A final of the Middle Distance at JWOC.
15 Australians through to WMOC A finals Thursday, 6 July 2006 15 Australians have qualified for Friday's A finals at the World Masters Orienteering Championships in Austria.
World Champion from Australia Wednesday, 5 July 2006 Gold medal for Hanny Allston in the women's long distance race.
An awesome start to JWOC2006 for the Australian team Tuesday, 4 July 2006 On a day when the temperature was in the low 30s and the skies clear and blue, the Australian team came away from day 1 with two podium finishers – Hanny Allston (TAS) was just pipped for first place by 3 seconds in the women’s race, and NSW’s Matthew Parton held on for 6th place in the men’s race.
JWOC 2006 – Druskininkai Sunday, 2 July 2006 The Australian Team has now moved into its new accommodation at Spa Vilnius hotel and completed its final preparation for JWOC 2006.
Bushrangers team for Queensland test match announced Friday, 30 June 2006 Selectors have confirmed the selection of the following team for the second test match against New Zealand to be held in Maryborough, Queensland on 19-20 August.
The Hobart Connection Monday, 26 June 2006 A dinner invitation to the palace for Grace, Hanny, and Danielle?
Australian JWOC Team begins Lithuanian Training Camp Sunday, 25 June 2006 The Australian Junior team have all arrived in Lithuania and begun their preparation for the 2006 Junior World Orienteering Championships.
Western Australian Middle Distance Championships Sunday, 25 June 2006 Sarah Dunnage broke through for her first senior title in bush orienteering and, given his recent lack of form, John Toomey had a surprising win.
World Cup Final October 2006 - call for nominations Saturday, 24 June 2006 The final series of World Cup races in 2006 will be held between 2 and 7 October in the Massif Central region of France. Athletes interested in representing Australia should advise Grant Bluett before 30 June.
Jukola 2006 Tuesday, 20 June 2006 Australians at Jukola
SA Outback Carnival Report 10-12 June Friday, 16 June 2006 Australian and Estonian JWOC representatives Simon Uppill and Timo Sild take 1st and 2nd places in the M21A at the SA Middle Distance Championships and Badge event.
Adrian Jackson wins 10th MTBO World Ranking Event Thursday, 15 June 2006 Adrian Jackson won the 10th WRE in Finland last Sunday from a top elite field including the 5 top ranked men in the world.
Trewin takes out Victorian Badge and Winter Classic events Tuesday, 13 June 2006 Blair Trewin's long distance form has returned while his competitors fall all around him.
Smyth's dune dominance continues Tuesday, 13 June 2006 Ryan Smyth follows up his win on Sunday with an emphatic win in the Tasmanian middle distance championships at Pittwater Dunes
Smyth Streets Rivals Sunday, 11 June 2006 JWOC team member Ryan Smyth puts in a dominating performance at Pittwater in 6th round of the Tasmanian Orienteering Series to demolish his team mates.
JWOC Team Members In Tasmanian Hit-out Saturday, 10 June 2006 A number of the Australian JWOC team get in some valuable competition at Pittwater Dunes as they prepare to leave for Lithuania.
Southern Arrows Roulette - SA Club Relays Monday, 5 June 2006 Report from the 2006 South Australian Club Relays - the Southern Arrows Roulette
Preston finds form Monday, 5 June 2006 Rob Preston finds his form in the final Bushrangers vs Pinestars Test Match
Vale Jim Sawkins Monday, 5 June 2006 Orienteering ACT regrets to advise the passing of Jim Sawkins.
2nd Bushrangers vs NZ Test Sunday, 4 June 2006 The 2nd Bushrangers-Pinestars Test was held today near Auckland, and Team Coach Tom Quayle reports on the action.
Bushrangers Middle Distance Test Saturday, 3 June 2006 Results from the 1st Bushrangers-Pinestars test in NZ.
Bushrangers Test Report Saturday, 3 June 2006 Australia's Bushrangers make a solid start to their NZ tour.
Miller makes his mark at Ballinafad Creek Monday, 29 May 2006 Miller and Quayle take the wins. YOUR Website Friday, 26 May 2006 An update on the Orienteering Australia website.
Entry closed for World Rogaining Championships Thursday, 25 May 2006 Organisers advise that the entry limit of 500 has been reached.
2006 MTBO Squad Wednesday, 24 May 2006 The 2006 MTBO Squad has been announced
Entry limit for the World Rogaining Championships is near Tuesday, 23 May 2006 With over 400 competitors already registered, the cut-off of 500 competitors should be reached soon.
GPS Tracking Monday, 22 May 2006 See David Shepherd's route through the forest on the men's course at Seldom Seen
Great racing in Orange/Eugowra over the weekend Sunday, 21 May 2006 A top class elite field, including the WOC team there to kick off its preparation for Denmark, competed in Orange/Eugowra in the NSW state league.
Rookie wins Melbourne Forest Racers' Turkey Traverse Sunday, 21 May 2006 Bendigo junior, Bryan Keely, won his first senior orienteering race in a sprint finish ahead of Warren Key, Leon Keely, Jim Russell and Paul Liggins, with only 3 seconds separating the first 4 runners.
Changes to the WOC team Monday, 15 May 2006 Kerrin Rattray to replace Julian Dent in the WOC team
JWOC2007 Organisers Descend on Dubbo Friday, 12 May 2006 Last weekend many of the JWOC 2007 organising committee plus course setters and controllers descended on Dubbo.
Calling all previous JWOCers! Friday, 12 May 2006 All previous Australian JWOC representatives have the opportunity to provide the 2007 JWOC Organising Committee with some feedback of their experiences
Additions to National Junior Squad Thursday, 11 May 2006 Four orienteers have been added to the National Junior Squad following their performances at Easter.
Julian Dent withdraws from the team for the World Orienteering Championships Thursday, 11 May 2006 Stress fracture extends Julian Dent's time on the sidelines
Aussies Swamp Attackpoint Monday, 8 May 2006 Online training diary
Chalmers and Dufty Take Out Season's First WA Badge Event Monday, 8 May 2006 The sun was shining, the prickles were sharpened and the kangaroos out in force in anticipation of WA's first Badge Event of the season.
Halden wins Tiomila after dramatic final leg Monday, 1 May 2006 After second place in last year's Tiomila, Halden is back in the winners' circle. This year Mats Haldin's impressive sprint finish after a dramatic battle on the last leg was enough to give the Norwegian club its seventh win in nine years.
Additions to the National Senior Squad Wednesday, 26 April 2006 Orienteering Australia has added 6 people to the National Senior Squad following their performances in the recent National Orienteering League races.
Team for the Australia/NZ Test Match in Auckland Wednesday, 26 April 2006 Orienteering Australia has announced the team of 4 men and 5 women to tackle the Kiwis in June on their home ground.
Team for the World Championships in Denmark Wednesday, 26 April 2006 Orienteering Australia has announced the team of 5 men and 5 women to contest the World Championships in Denmark at the start of July.
2006 Australian University Orienteering Championships Tuesday, 25 April 2006 For the second consecutive year, the University of Tasmania has won the overall trophy at the Australian University Orienteering Championships
theFOOL: close leaderboard going into the first trading Tuesday, 25 April 2006 The first trading window has opened allowing for the buying and selling of FOOL team runners. The leaderboard is tight after 9 rounds of the NOL with Shannon Grant at the top.
Cockatoos, Foresters comfortable winners in National League relay Sunday, 23 April 2006 The Canberra Cockatoos were convincing men's winners in the final race of the Easter carnival, the Victorian Relays near Bendigo, and the Tassie Foresters were equally comfortable winners in the women's event.
Elson's first national title Saturday, 22 April 2006 Tasmanian Grace Elson won her first national title at the Australian Middle Distance Championships this morning.
Allston, Shepherd win Australian 3-Days Monday, 17 April 2006 Hanny Allston and Dave Shepherd both secured comfortable wins at the Australian 3-Days with final-day victories on Monday.
Australian team for Junior World Championships announced Monday, 17 April 2006 The Australian team to contest the Junior World Championships in Lithuania has been announced.
Allston, Shepherd in control at Australian 3-Days Sunday, 16 April 2006 Hanny Allston and Dave Shepherd hold comfortable leads going into the final day of the Australian 3-Days after convincing wins at Wattle Gully on Sunday.
Shepherd, Allston retain lead after Easter Saturday Saturday, 15 April 2006 Dave Shepherd consolidated his control over the Australian 3-Days with a second successive win, while Hanny Allston retains her overall lead despite being just behind Grace Elson today.
Allston, Shepherd take out Easter prologue Friday, 14 April 2006 Hanny Allston and Dave Shepherd are the leaders after the prologue of the Australian 3-Days in Victoria.
2006 Australian MTBO team announced Thursday, 13 April 2006 The MTBO Selection Panel presents the team to compete in the 2006 World MTBO Championships in Finland in July
National Orienteering League relay format for 23rd April 2006 Wednesday, 12 April 2006 An exciting spectator-friendly format will be used for the National Orienteering League and Junior National Orienteering League relay on 23rd April 2006
Additional information about Easter Prologue Monday, 10 April 2006 Quarantine area and warm-up information for the Easter Prologue
Bushrangers Coach Monday, 10 April 2006 Tom Quayle appointed as new Bushrangers coach
ACT Sprint and Middle Championships - Sparrow Hill Sunday, 9 April 2006 The ACT kicked off its championship season in style at Sparrow Hill today with intricate courses providing testing racing.
JWOC helpers Tuesday, 4 April 2006 OA appoints JWOC helpers.
Unpaid entries and early transfer information Monday, 3 April 2006 theFOOL has some unpaid entries. And in case you are getting itchy, here is what to expect come opening of the transfer window.
Aussie MTBO-ers continue their good riding form Sunday, 2 April 2006 Katrin Van der Speigel won the solo category of the Sydney 24 hour mtb cross-country race last weekend.
A snowy start to the European orienteering season Thursday, 30 March 2006 Between 5 and 10 cm of snow lay on the ground when the vast majority of the world's elite orienteers competed in the traditional season opener Spring Cup in Denmark last weekend.
MTB-O World Rankings updated after Newcastle WRE Thursday, 30 March 2006 The latest world rankings for MTB-o have been updated to include the WRE event held at Newcastle recently.
Training opportunities in Victoria Monday, 27 March 2006 Victorian orienteers (thanks to the Nuggets and Bruce Arthur) have trained and left tapes for anyone wishing to access the training.
Embargoed areas in WA Sunday, 26 March 2006 A list of embargoed areas in WA for the 2006 Orienteering season
MTBO World Ranking Events and WOC Selection races Sunday, 26 March 2006 Tight racing between the men augurs well for the Finnish MTBO WOC in July in the weekend's World Ranking Events and Selection Trials around Newcastle.
Queensland Sprint Championships Saturday, 18 March 2006 Queensland Sprint Champions blow the cobwebs out of UQ St. Lucia. The Queensland 5 event Park O series concluded this weekend, with the Sprint Championships on the St Lucia Campus of the University of Queensland.
Easter 3-day entries close on 17 March Wednesday, 15 March 2006 Final closing date for entries to the 2006 Easter 3-day carnival in Victoria is 17 March
theFOOL Leaderboard updated Wednesday, 15 March 2006 theFOOL has been updated after the weekends races. see all the details through the high performance link on the left
National League 2006 begins!! Monday, 13 March 2006 NSW Ultimax Stingers take early leads as Julian Dent and Grace Elson head towards personal glory
theFOOL entries close SOON!! (Friday 9th March) Thursday, 9 March 2006 Entries for theFOOL close Friday 9th March (or hand entries in before the 1st NOL race). You can enter later but you'll miss a few points. More at
Silva award for 2005 announced Thursday, 9 March 2006 The OA statistician interviews Ian Hassall, winner of the 2005 Silva Australian Orienteer of the Year award.
2005 national rankings released for non-elite classes Wednesday, 8 March 2006 OA statistician Darryl Erbacher has hosed down the abacus and shown us who we have to beat to get into the top 10 in 2006
2006 National League Rounds 1–3 Tuesday, 7 March 2006 The NOL begins this weekend with 3 races over two days.
Revised start lists and event details for NOL 1 and NOL 2 Monday, 6 March 2006 Revised start lists and event details for NOL events 1 and 2 are now available.
Christine Brown awarded Australian Sports Commission Scholarship Saturday, 4 March 2006 Tasmania's Christine Brown has been awarded a National Officiating Scholarship from the Australian Sports Commission to help her prepare for her job as National Controller of JWOC 2007.
theFOOL entries close in 1 week! Wednesday, 1 March 2006 theFOOL, the Fantasy Ozzie Orienteering League is a fundraiser for the Southern Arrows designed to increase interest in the National League and fun for everyone in Australian orienteering.
Reminder - WOC nominations Tuesday, 28 February 2006 A first and final reminder to get your WOC and Bushrangers nomination form in to by this Sunday (in the absence of any more nominations, Geoff, Karen and I will be forced to pick ourselves to make up numbers).
Fryer Runs 233km in World 24 Hour Champs Monday, 27 February 2006 Martin Fryer of Weston Emus (ACT) has had a brilliant international representative running debut over the weekend, finishing 11th in the World 24 Hour Ultramarathon Challenge in Taipei, Taiwan.
South Australian Sprint Championships Monday, 27 February 2006 Lachlan Hallet and Susanne Casanova win the first championship of the year.
Ultimax Sydney Sprints Series a great success Friday, 24 February 2006 The final of the Ultimax Sydney Sprints was held on Monday on the grounds around Macquarie University. The 5 race series has been a great success.
Orienteers Play Big Part in XPD Multi-sport Challenge Thursday, 23 February 2006 Follow Australian and New Zealand orienteers as they take part in the 670km XPD multi-sport challenge through Tasmania.
Australian team selection update Tuesday, 21 February 2006 Various bits of information for those aspiring to Australian elite team selection, including WOC, the World University Championships and the Australian Bushrangers team to take on New Zealand
Bushrangers Coach Tuesday, 21 February 2006 Expressions of interest for a new Bushrangers Coach
2006 MTBO WOC Manager Appointed Tuesday, 21 February 2006 Orienteering Australia announce that Andrew Rowe has been appointed to act as Team Manager for the 2006 Australian MTBO World Championships team.
Gareth Candy appointed Executive Officer Thursday, 16 February 2006 Bob McCreddin, President, Orienteering Australia, has announced that Gareth Candy will be the federation’s first Executive Officer. He will take up the position in Canberra on 1 April 2006.
Round the Grounds Tuesday, 14 February 2006 With the National League season fast approaching. Here is some insight into whats happening around the country in preparation. It might help with your theFOOL tipping.
Double Victory to Orienteering Internationals Sunday, 12 February 2006 Orienteering internationals David Schneider (Switzerland) and Jo Allison had comfortable victories in today’s ACT Mountain Running Championships on Mt Tennent.
2006 JWOC Training Camp Elite Helpers Sunday, 12 February 2006 Expressions of interest are invited for Australian Elite Orienteers to help at the 2006 JWOC training camp in Lithuania.
Tasmanian Forester Grace Elson wins the Cradle Mountain run Wednesday, 8 February 2006 NSW and Tasmanian Orienteers completed the 82 Km Cradle Mountain Run last Saturday. The race travels along ‘The Overland Track’ through World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park.
Venue announced for 2006 World Rogaining Championships Monday, 6 February 2006 The 7th World Rogaining Championships will be held near Coonabarabran, New South Wales, on 13-14 October, 2006
Hanny Allston - 2005 Tasmanian Junior Female Athlete of the Year Monday, 6 February 2006 At the Tasmanian Sports Star Awards held in Hobart on Friday night Hanny took out the award for 2005 Junior Female Athlete of the Year.
Nominations sought for European Orienteering Championships Sunday, 5 February 2006 Orienteering Australia is calling for nominations to compete at the European Orienteering Championships in Estonia, from 7-13 May.
2006 foot orienteering world cup rules released Friday, 3 February 2006 Rules governing the 2006 world cup in foot orienteering have been released by the IOF
WOC nomination form now available Tuesday, 31 January 2006 Contenders for WOC 2006 should complete and submit their nomination by 5 March (or 8 February if not intending to compete in the Australian selection trials)
Great results for Katrin Van der Spiegel, Adrian Jackson, and Alex Randall in the Wildside MTB Race Tuesday, 31 January 2006 Adrian Jackson 4th, Alex Randall 7th and Katrin Van der Spiegel 2nd in the final placings in the Wildside MTB race.
Internationals star in Ultimax Sprints Race 2 Tuesday, 31 January 2006 The 2nd race in the Ultimax Sprint Series took place today in Hunters Hill, Sydney. The technical 2.9km course had sections of urban, bush and park orienteering.
MTBO Team Nominations and Selection Procedures for WMTBOC 2006 - Finland Monday, 30 January 2006 A reminder that all athletes who wish to be considered for selection in the Australian team for WMTBOC 2006 are required to submit an Expression of Interest.
Australian MTBO Riders Take on Australia's Biggest MTB Race Monday, 30 January 2006 MTBO riders Adrian Jackson, Alex Randall and Katrin Van der Spiegel are matching it with Australia's best MTB riders in the Wildside MTB race in Tasmania. Wildside is to MTB like Easter is to orienteering and is the biggest MTB stage race in Australia.
OA Head Coach Appointment Monday, 30 January 2006 Grant Bluett has been appointed as the Head Coach of Orienteering Australia.
Fantasy Oz Orienteering League Sunday, 29 January 2006 The Fantasy Orienteering League - theFOOL 2006 - is starting up again. The Southern Arrows fundraiser plans to be fun for everyone with an interest in Australian Orienteering
First Ultimax Sydney Sprint Race Tuesday, 24 January 2006 The first race in the Ultimax Sydney Sprints was held tonight in Riverview. An excellent course was put on by birthday girl Tracy Bluett, weaving through the harbour-side park. Forty-six people enjoyed the event won by Rattray.
Doug Goodwin 1924-2006 Monday, 16 January 2006 Doug Goodwin, current Australian M80 champion, died recently as a result of a cycling accident, and will be missed by all Tasmanian orienteers.
MTBO WOC manager 2006 Saturday, 14 January 2006 Orienteering Australia seeks expressions of interest for the position of manager of the Australiam team for the the world mountain bike orienteering championships in Finland in July 2006
Race details for the first MTBO Selection Trials, 25/26 Feb available Friday, 13 January 2006 Race details and pre-entry requirements are now available on the website.
NSW Ultimax Stingers launch website!! Tuesday, 10 January 2006 The NSW Elite Squad has just launched a new website at
Just where did I go wrong at the Christmas 5-days? Thursday, 5 January 2006 Christmas 5-days results are now available on the Splitsbrowser website.
"Orienteering Today" International updates Thursday, 5 January 2006 Orienteering Today, the independent international orienteering magazine, has started daily international updates on its webpage. Each monday, Australia, NZ and East Asia will be covered by Australian Rob Plowright, now resident in Japan.
Winners are grinners Tuesday, 3 January 2006 Anitra Dowling says thanks to the Melbourne Bicycle Centre and Orienteering Service of Australia.