MTBO Squad - Bulletin #4

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Hi all Attached find a Victorian map, Brandy Hot, near daylesford. I've just managed to get OCAD working on my computer. I have literally 'thrown' a few legs on this map for you to peruse. Quite a big JPG file.

MARCH 8 & 9 (NEXT WEEKEND!) - VICTORIAN TRAINING Training will be at the following locations: Sat - am. Meet at 10am at St Georges Lake, Creswick, near the toilet block ready to ride. Short course planned initially on St Georges. Afternoon on Creswick. Sun - am Daylesford (Rodoni) in morning meeting at supermarket carpark in daylesford at 9.30, and then we will travel about 6kms to the area. pm Castlemaine, meeting at high school approx 2pm Mon - Maryborough for both sessions finishing early afternoon, with 3pm being the latest. Meet at the indoor pool and sports centre at 9.30am adjacent to Gillies St. From centre of town (high St) go South on Inkerman st, which later becomes the Maryborough Majorca rd. Just over the train line look for car park on your left. ACCOMODATION: Castlemaine Central Cabin & Van Pk 150 metres south of traffic lights. We will meet there after training. Bring sl bags and pillows, as Im not sure what is supplied. I'm a coach not a cook, so you need to be self sufficient with food. Bring breakfast food, fruit etc. For tea it would be good to eat out at least one night, but there is the option to cook in the cabins too. There is a supermarket, vegie shop and bakery within walking distance.

Trials entries Congrats to our intrepid Qldlander Thorlene for being first in with her trials entry. Now how about you all following suit and making the organisers happy (and under less pressure) by getting your entries in ASAP. See AO website for details. Encourage other mt bikers to come too, as it is a National League event, and normal mtbo event open to all.

Its a busy time of year, with everyone making the most of the sunshine and late evenings to train in daylight and take in the myriad of big events on offer.

Adrian Jackson (AJ) did us all proud in the Otway, jousting with all the xc and enduro big guns and placing a close 5th (1 min behind 3rd in 5hr.30 mins of racing) in the rugged and wet conditions. Paul Darvodelsky again showed the benefits of his dedicated training by coming 3rd in the equally competitive masters class. Alex Randall came back from a minor injury to win the You Yangs mtbo event, just ousting out AJ. Braemar college's Peter Markworth has recovered from a pretty horrific accident on Mt macedon, and 30 stitches later, is back on his bike - well done. David Simpfendorfer took out the Belanglo event. He then had a rare venture into the adv racing game in AROC's recent Canberra event, but tho he led his all male team first past the post, they got docked 10 mins (back to 3rd) for not reading the instructions properly and failing to follow a marked route on the ride! That's the organisers version anyway!

Over in the west Jenn, Cath and Sarah are all training hard, with forays into foot o and triathlons, and had the 120 km Great Karri xc race on the agenda this weekend. Can you guess which one has regular 'pram running' on her attack point log and describes a recent run as a bit rough as 'baby X' had a good spew afterwards? Always good to have variety in training eh!

Over in SA I set a mostly street course around the coastal town of Goolwa last weekend. This involved riders going thru a little native bush area signposted 'beware many venounmous snakes in this area.' They also had a control in the bmx area, where i got them to do 3 laps of the course before heading to the next control. This weekend they are using a 1: 25,000 suburban 4 hour rogaine (foot O) map for training. 'Necessity is the mother of invention,' is an apt saying. Perhaps we can have a competition for the most inventive ways of mtbo training! Get those entries flooding in.

I've been off the bike for 5 months now due to recurrent blood clots and a serious knee injury that keeps swelling with any activity, even swimming, so I've stacked on the weight unfortunately. On the up side at least ive got time to organise mtbo stuff.

Quite a number of you are coming to the pre-trials training days in April which is fantastic. Should be of great benefit technically and enable the non Victorians to get your brain and eyes used to the Vic terrain. We have a couple of junior Tassie boys making the trip over, so this should worry the 'senior citizens' of the squad in the sprint, where the courses will be the same. Been a bit of interest about our trials from over in NZ and I know that at least Maquita Gelderman and Rob Garden are coming, and they too have requested a cabin at 'Bike Central' (Welcome Stranger Holiday Park). Thor Egerton and Kath Copland and Jenn- and John Toomey are in seperate teams 'warming up' for the trials with the multi-day Keen adventure race.

Training tips

1) There will be SI punching in use at the trials so do practice with it beforehand. The electronic SI 'stick' needs to be attached to your bike in a position that is easy for you to get at and use on both sides. Not hidden too far under the mapboard. Attachment is usually via a 'zinger' (retractable cord thing often used by nurses etc and available at 'office works' or other big stationery shops). You then need to tie the SI stick and Zinger securely on to the bike. SI sticks will be available for hire at the trials. But do get a 'zinger' and work out the best position to tie it, and get used to grabbing it as you ride along, so you have it ready to push into the SI timing unit on top of the control stand. You should do simulated practice of coming into a control and trying to 'punch' without coming to a complete stop.

2) Focusing your eye on the map. What do you use to make sure that you find where you are at a quick glance on the map? Some use blu tac, others electrical / stationery tape, others even ankle tape. Try putting 3 or 4 'tags' on your mapboard and moving them around every 2nd or 3rd leg. Make sure your 'tag' type works in the rain. For South Aussies this means taking the mapboard into the shower, as i cant remember when it last rained here. Altenatively do the NZ method of tin under your map and some very strong magnets.

3) Route Choice Set yourself some challenging route choice decisions on a map and then go and ride the options. Especially in regard to how wide you can go on a good surface and flattish terrain, rather than on a hilly route / a route that utilises dodgy slow tracks. This can take the form of an interval session - race route A hard, then return slowly, then race route B hard, then recover moving on to another leg and 2 route choice options. Alternatively, if you had an interesting route choice in a race then go back to the area and try route choice 2, but make sure that you had ridden hard for an equal amount of time before the leg came up in the particular race. If you have a friend who is the same riding speed you could do different legs and wait at each control to compare times and degree of difficulty. BIG 3 things to consider are: a) climb b) rideability of tracks c) ease of navigation (more turns and junctions make it complex and slower)

4) Hill rideability. Take a map and do some time trials up different hills and steepnesses, even ones you are forced to walk. Also time how long it takes you to do 500m, 1 km and 4km on fairly flat tracks at normal race pace (not a sprint). At the very least this will give you an idea of how close the contours have to be to a) make you struggle or b) even walk, and give you a 'feel' the time v terrain equation one constantly has to make. There's no straight forward answer, but looking specifically at the options in training will give you valuable experience.


Dent Sets the Standard Sunday, 28 December 2008 Results of the 2008 Xmas 5 Days in Victoria
2009 MTBO Squads Monday, 22 December 2008
2009 MTBO Selection Policy Monday, 22 December 2008
Outer Edge features Australian Orienteering Friday, 19 December 2008 Australia's outdoor adventure magazine, Outer Edge, features Orienteering in its latest edition
Level 2 Coaching Workshop Monday, 15 December 2008 Further details of the January Level 2 Coaching Workshop are now available
Orienteering Australia's 2009 Anti-doping Policy Monday, 15 December 2008 Orienteering Australia's 2009 Anti-doping Policy
Adrian Jackson continues to improve Thursday, 11 December 2008
OA Challenge Tuesday, 9 December 2008 OA Delegates and Board Members battled on Saturday for victory for the coveted OA Challenge title.
New IOF Anti-doping rules Wednesday, 3 December 2008 The IOF has revised its Anti-doping rules to be compliant with the new 2009 World Anti-Doping Code.
Christmas Five days entries close soon Saturday, 29 November 2008 Christmas Five days entries close 30 November
IOF Commissions Friday, 28 November 2008 The International Orienteering Federation has announced that 5 Australians have been reappointed to IOF Commissions.
National Squads and Bushrangers team Wednesday, 19 November 2008 Orienteering Australia has announced the 2009 National Squads and the Busrangers team to tackle New Zealand in January
Junior Mountain Bikers to Star on TV Monday, 10 November 2008 Some of Queensland's talented junior mountain bike orienteers will feature in a story that will go to air nationally on the children's program "Totally Wild" on Network 10 at 4pm on Wednesday 12 November.
Jackson, Egerton and Neumann win Inaugural 2008 National MTBO Series Sunday, 9 November 2008
Dent has scorching run in Canberra 3-Peaks Saturday, 8 November 2008 Quite a few orienteers took advantage of cooler weather and even some rain to participate in today’s inaugural Mt Majura Vineyard Three Peaks, Two Peaks and One Peak Classics over Mt Majura, Mt Pleasant and Mt Ainslie.
Adrian Jackson competes in the Crocodile Trophy Tuesday, 28 October 2008 World Champion Mountain Bike Orienteer Adrian Jackson is currently honing his mountain biking skills even further by competing in the legendary Crocodile Trophy race in Far North Queensland.
Review of Australian Sport Tuesday, 28 October 2008 OA Board members met yesterday with the panel charged with reviewing Australian sport.
SA MTBO State Championships Sunday, 26 October 2008
Level 2 Coaching Workshop Date Changed Wednesday, 22 October 2008 Workshop moved to first weekend in February.
WA MTBO State Championships Sunday, 19 October 2008 Ricky Thackray does the double in the men's while Jen Graham-Taylor and Cath Chalmers shared the titles between them in the women's
Arthur and Key do the double on Victorian Championships weekend Sunday, 19 October 2008 Bruce Arthur took out both the middle and long distance events at this weekend's Victorian Championships, while Natasha Key won the long distance and shared the middle distance title with Laurina Neumann.
2009 National MTBO Series Announced Tuesday, 14 October 2008 The 2009 National MTBO Series will consist of 8 races conducted over three rounds, in Victoria, South Australia and Queensland
MTBO National League results updated Monday, 13 October 2008 MTBO National League results updated
Australian team for 2009 Australia-New Zealand Challenge Wednesday, 8 October 2008 The Australian team for the Australia-New Zealand Challenge, to be held in conjunction with the Oceania Championships in New Zealand in January, has been named.
Jackson takes hat-trick at Australian MTBO Championships Thursday, 2 October 2008 Victoria's Adrian Jackson wins Sprint, Middle and Long Distance titles at the Australian MTBO Championships
New National Junior Squad, Junior Development Squad, Australian Schools Test Team announced Monday, 29 September 2008 The new National Junior Squad and Junior Development Squad have been announced following the Australian Championships in Queensland.
New Zealanders win Australian Relay Championships Sunday, 28 September 2008 New Zealand won the womens Australian Relay Championships today, while the Canberra Cockatoos claimed the mens race.
Cockatoos reclaim Silva National Orienteering League Saturday, 27 September 2008 The Canberra Cockatoos sealed victory in both the mens and womens divisions of the Silva National Orienteering League after today's Australian Long Distance Championships.
Adrian Jackson tops world rankings Saturday, 27 September 2008 After an outstanding European season, Adrian Jackson is ranked #1 in the world
Uppill and Ewels take out Australian Sprint Championships Friday, 26 September 2008 Simon Uppill continued his outstanding championships week with a win in the Australian Sprint Championships, while Kathryn Ewels took out the women's event.
Queensland wins Australian Schools Championships Wednesday, 24 September 2008 Queensland have easily won the Australian Schools Championships, but fell narrowly short of matching New Zealand in the Southern Cross Junior Challenge.
Allston and Uppill make it three out of three Tuesday, 23 September 2008 Simon Uppill and Hanny Allston made it three wins from as many starts this week as both won easily in today's National Orienteering League events at Maryborough.
Queensland takes clear lead in Australian Schools Championships Tuesday, 23 September 2008 Queensland have taken a clear lead after the first day of the Australian Schools Championships, while New Zealand narrowly lead the Queenslanders in the Southern Cross Junior Challenge after winning three out of four individual classes.
Uppill and Allston on top again Sunday, 21 September 2008 High Temperatures provided a tough day out for competitors at the Queensland Champs
Allston returns with win in Australian Middle Distance Championship Saturday, 20 September 2008 Hanny Allston returned to Australian orienteering with a comfortable win in today's Australian Middle Distance Championships near Maryborough, while Simon Uppill took the men's title.
Casanova and Uppill successful at SA Championships Monday, 15 September 2008 Susanne Casanova and Simon Uppill won W21A and M21A at the SA Championships on Sunday
Craig Dufty and Rachel West dual State Champions in WA Monday, 15 September 2008 The Western Australian Middle Distance and Long Distance Championships were held over the weekend
Liggins and Allison NSW Champions Monday, 15 September 2008 Jo Allison wins easily whilst Paul Liggins gets in ahead of a tight bunch.
MTBO NOL Series 3 - Bulleting & Entry Form Sunday, 14 September 2008
2009 Australia-NZ Challenge - call for nominations Thursday, 11 September 2008 Nominations are called for from any orienteers interested in being considered for the Australian team to contest the Australia-New Zealand Challenge in New Zealand in January 2009.
Level 2 Coaching Workshop Thursday, 11 September 2008 OA planning Lvl 2 Coaching Workshop in January 2009
Manager sought for Australia-NZ Challenge Tuesday, 9 September 2008 Orienteering Australia requires a team manager for the 2009 Australia-New Zealand Challenge, to be held in conjunction with the Oceania Championships in New Zealand in January.
Smyth and Davis tame the gorse Monday, 8 September 2008 Ryan Smyth and Jess Davis are the Tasmanian long distance orienteering champions for 2008
Anti-doping information added to OA website Thursday, 4 September 2008 Anti-doping information added to OA website.
Australian Bushrangers Team for 2008 Australian Champs Carnival Wednesday, 3 September 2008 The Australian Bushrangers Team for 2008 Australian Championships Carnival has been announced.
Relay for MTBO WOC Sunday, 31 August 2008
MTBO WOC Long Distance Final Friday, 29 August 2008 Adrian Jackson finishes on the Podium again!
MTBO WOC Long Distance Qualification Wednesday, 27 August 2008 6 Australians through to Friday's final
Adrian Jackson wins GOLD for Australia Tuesday, 26 August 2008
MTBO WOC underway with a podium finish for Australia Tuesday, 26 August 2008
MTBO Team in Training Camp for WOC Wednesday, 20 August 2008 The MTBO team have all arrived in Poland and are in a training camp in Nowa Kaletka.
Bushrangers versus Pinestar battle to resume in September Tuesday, 19 August 2008 The Australian Bushrangers will resume their battle with the New Zealand Pinestars at the Australian orienteering championships in September
First NORTHERN TERRITORY Schools Orienteering Championships Tuesday, 19 August 2008 The first ever Top End Middle and Senior Schools Orienteering Championships will be held at the Holmes Jungle Nature Reserve, Berrimah on Wednesday, 20 August 2008.
David Hogg Honoured Through Induction to ACT Sport Hall of Fame Tuesday, 12 August 2008 On Friday 1 August, David Hogg was inducted as an Associate Member of the ActewAGL ACT Sport Hall of Fame.
MTBO team getting ready for WOC Thursday, 7 August 2008 The last few members of the 8 person WOC team are exiting Australia shortly and preparations are looking good.
2009 National League Announced Sunday, 27 July 2008 The High Performance Management Group of Orienteering Australia announces the 2009 National League program.
AJ wins 2 more MTBO World Ranking events Thursday, 24 July 2008 Adrian Jackson has continued his stunning form to win both Polish World Ranking events held this week.
Aussie Women 8th in WOC Relay Sunday, 20 July 2008 Another good day for the girls in the World Championship Relay
Kathryn Ewels 14th in WOC Long Distance final Saturday, 19 July 2008 Kathryn Ewels had the best time of the three Australian women competing on the final, following on from the 2 top 20 placings in the Middle Final.
Elson, Allison in top 20 in Middle Distance final Friday, 18 July 2008 Grace Elson and Jo Allison both achieved career-best results when they were 16th and 17th respectively in the WOC Middle Distance final today.
Australian women on target again. Thursday, 17 July 2008 All three Australian women qualified for tonight's final of the Middle Distance at the World Orienteering Championships.
Three Australian women through to the WOC long distance final Tuesday, 15 July 2008 All Australian women qualified comfortably for the final in today's WOC long distance qualification race, but no luck for Kerrin Rattray in the men's race.
Adrian Jackson wins 2 MTBO World Ranking Events Monday, 14 July 2008 Adrian Jackson has continued his excellent Mountain Bike racing form back into orienteering by winning the two MTBO World Ranking Events held in Fontainebleau, France over the weekend.
WOC Sprint Final Monday, 14 July 2008 Top 30 result for Australia in the 2008 WOC sprint distance
WOC Sprint Qualification Sunday, 13 July 2008 Five Australians through to the final in the sprint.
40 countries entered for WOC 2008 Tuesday, 8 July 2008 In total 335 competitors from 40 countries of 4 continents entered for WOC 2008.
JWOC Relay Sunday, 6 July 2008 Leon Keely shines in today's JWOC Relay.
JWOC Middle Distance Sunday, 6 July 2008 Read the managers report from the JWOC Middle Distance race on Thursday.
Gold for Natasha Key in World Masters Sunday, 6 July 2008 Natasha Key has taken the gold medal in the W35 long-distance event at the World Masters Championships in Portugal, with Maureen Ogilvie taking silver in W75 and six other Australians in the top ten.
Close Finish in JWOC Long Distance Sunday, 6 July 2008 The men's long distance race saw only 18 seconds separate 1st to 5th places after 10.2 km of tough racing. Of the Australians, Laurina Neumann was best paced at 25th in the 6.7 km women's course.
Vale Sue Johnston Saturday, 5 July 2008 Orienteering Australia sadly advises that Sue Johnston passed away on Friday, July 4th
Natasha Key fires again in World Masters qualifying Friday, 4 July 2008 Natasha Key was once again the lead Australian as around 20 Australians qualified for Saturday's A finals at the World Masters Orienteering Championships in Portugal.
JWOC Middle Distance Final Thursday, 3 July 2008 A great result for Australia's Bridget Anderson to finish 28th in the JWOC Middle Distance Final
Managers report from JWOC Middle Qualification Thursday, 3 July 2008 The bright spot for the Aussie team was Bridget Anderson’s race to finish in 9th place in her qualification race to ensure her a spot in the A final tomorrow.
JWOC2008 middle distance qualification race Wednesday, 2 July 2008 Bridget Anderson is Australia's only qualifier for the A final after Wednesday's qualification races in Änggårdsbergen.
JWOC Sprint Final — the full story Wednesday, 2 July 2008 Read the full report from the JWOC team in Sweden on Monday's sprint race.
OA Appoints New Manager, Coaching & officiating Development Wednesday, 2 July 2008 Orienteering Australia announces appointment of the new Manager, Coaching & Officiating Development to start work on July 1st, 2008
WOC Team Trog Wednesday, 2 July 2008 Australian WOC Team Trog on Attackpoint
Key double leads Australian medallists at World Masters Tuesday, 1 July 2008 Four Australians won medals on Monday in the sprint at the World Masters Orienteering Championships, with Natasha and Warren Key taking silver and bronze respectively, and bronzes also for Jeffa Lyon and Hermann Wehner.
JWOC 2008 kicks off Tuesday, 1 July 2008 Emma Klingenberg (Denmark) and Stepan Kodeda (Czech Republic) were crowned 2008 Junior World Orienteering Champions in the sprint distance in Gothenburg.
JWOC team ready to go. Monday, 30 June 2008 The Australian team is going through the final stages of preparation for this weeks Junior World Championships in Gothenburg.
Jim Russell leads way in WMOC qualifying Monday, 30 June 2008 Jim Russell won his qualifying heat in the World Masters Championships sprint on Sunday, leading the way as more than 25 Australians reached A finals.
Australian JWOC Team Training Camp report Saturday, 28 June 2008 The Australian Team has settled in to the IK Uven clubhouse south of Goteborg and enjoying the Swedish forest.
Two come-from-behind victories in World Cup chasing start Sunday, 22 June 2008 Tero Fohr and Minna Kauppi gave Finland a pair of victories in the World Cup chasing start today, with most of the Australians placing in the thirties.
Jo Allison leads way at World Cup Saturday, 21 June 2008 Jo Allison led the Australian contingent with a 20th place at World Cup round 4 in Norway today.
Update to IOF foot orienteering rules Thursday, 19 June 2008 The IOF has published revised competition rules for foot orienteering, applicable from July 2008.
Jukola Relay 2008 Sunday, 15 June 2008
New competition rules for mountain bike orienteering Friday, 13 June 2008 The IOF has published revised competition rules for mountain bike orienteering.
Winter Classic at Kooyoora Wednesday, 11 June 2008 The prestigious Bayside Kangaroos Winter Classic Trophy was won by Aislinn Prendergast and Bruce Arthur.
Make tax-deductible donations through the Australian Sports Foundation Friday, 6 June 2008 The time has once again come to think about making tax-deductible donations to orienteering through the Australian Sports Foundation.
Bryan Keely injury-forced withdrawal from JWOC Team Thursday, 5 June 2008 Sadly Bryan Keely has had to withdraw from competing in Gothenburg, Sweden in JWOC2008 due to a broken foot requiring plaster and perhaps surgery.
World Masters Orienteering Championships 2009 Wednesday, 4 June 2008 Entries are open for the 2009 WMOC in Sydney, Australia
Elson 37th in Middle Final Sunday, 1 June 2008 Grace Elson was 37th again in the Middle Final of the European Orienteering Championships, following her 37th place in the Sprint and 36th place in the Long race.
Elson shows her class at European Champs Friday, 30 May 2008 Grace Elson once again showed her quality at the European Championships, qualifying strongly for the Middle Distance Final.
Double Gold for Hausken at European Champs Thursday, 29 May 2008 It was a second Gold medal today for Anne Margrethe Hausken at the European Champs, Australia's Grace Elson finished in 36th while Dmitry Tsvetkov had a breakthrough win in the men's race.
Elson Qualifies for Long Final at EOC Tuesday, 27 May 2008 Grace Elson qualified in 6th position in her heat for the Long Distance Final being held tomorrow at the European Orienteering Championships in Latvia.
Grace Elson in action at the European Championships Tuesday, 27 May 2008 Grace Elson started the European Championships with a solid 37th place in the Sprint Final.
Adrian Jackson in top form Saturday, 24 May 2008 Mountain Bike Orienteer Stars in Alice Springs MTB enduro
Australian Team for WOC 2008 Wednesday, 21 May 2008 Orienteering Australia has selected the team to compete at the 2008 World Orienteering Championships in July in the Czech Republic.
National MTBO Standings Monday, 19 May 2008
Who will run WOC for Australia in 2008? Monday, 19 May 2008 Anxious athletes will be checking the OA website over the next week for the announcement of the WOC team after the trials concluded over the weekend.
Walter goes back-to-back Saturday, 17 May 2008 Vanessa Round steps up to the winners podium while Rob Walter doesn't get off.
Battle for WOC Spots Begins Saturday, 17 May 2008 Jasmine Neve and Rob Walter win opening races of the weekend
New OA President Tuesday, 13 May 2008 Orienteering Australia has announced today that Bill Jones (ACT) will be the Federation's new president, effective immediately.
Appeal Process For Junior World Championships Team Concluded – No Change To Team Composition Monday, 12 May 2008
de Haas and Ewels at the top Sunday, 11 May 2008 Orienteering internationals Troy de Haas and Kathryn Ewels proved they are among the fittest off road runners in Australia when they took on Australia's best mountain runners on Saturday on Mt Tennent in Namadgi National Park in the Australian Mountain Running Championships.
SILVA National Orienteering League Race 10-12 Information Friday, 9 May 2008 SILVA National Orienteering League Race 10-12 Information
Orienteers STAR in Athletics too! Tuesday, 6 May 2008 Orienteers have to run fast to be successful, and there are few better examples than some of Australia's elite women. Over the weekend two regular Australian team members shone outside their regular orienteering events. Kathryn Ewels (VIC) won a round of the Athletics Victoria Cross-Country series whilst Hanny Allston (TAS) won New Zealand's marathon title.
SILVA NOL heads to Tasmania in May Tuesday, 29 April 2008 After a short break during April, the 2008 SILVA National Orienteering League returns with Round 4 in St Helens, Tasmania on 17-18th May.
Australian Team for MTB WOC 2008 in Poland Sunday, 27 April 2008
Junior World Championships Team Second Appeal Thursday, 24 April 2008 The Board of Orienteering Australia advise it has received notice of an intention to lodge an appeal against the composition of the JWOC team.
National MTBO Series Standings Tuesday, 22 April 2008 The First National MTBO Series Rolls Out in Victoria
POSITION VACANT - Manager, Coaching & Officiating Development Tuesday, 22 April 2008 Manager, Coaching & Officiating Development Orienteering Australia is seeking an enthusiastic and effective communication oriented person to fill an impending vacant Manager, Coaching & Officiating Development position.
No Change To Composition Of Junior World Championships Team Friday, 18 April 2008 The Board of Orienteering Australia ratifies the decision of the Junior Selection Panel not to change the composition of the Junior World Championships team.
Orienteers Podium in Australia's Best Adventure Race Wednesday, 16 April 2008 The SILVA Stingers team of Rob Preston (OA High Performance Manager, NCN) and Richard Mountstephens (BFN) have finished 3rd in the 2008 KEEN Alps to Ocean Adventure Race. Starting the race in great fashion, they won the Prologue around Falls Creek in 2hrs48mins.
WOC Trial / Vic Long Distance Champs Start List Monday, 14 April 2008 The Start List for the Long Distance and Event Directions are now available
MTBO Squad Bulletin #6 Thursday, 10 April 2008
EVOC Win Development Award Monday, 7 April 2008 Esk Valley Orienteering Club win the inaugural Orienteering Australia Development Award. The award is recognition of the great development work the club does in the local area, Launceston, Tasmania.
JWOC Selection Appeal Report Released Saturday, 5 April 2008 The OA Selection Appeals Committee report has been released following the consideration of submissions to the panel as a result of appeals lodged by Jessica Davis (TAS) and Heather Harding (ACT)
MTBO Squad Bulletin #4 Tuesday, 1 April 2008
Allison and Shepherd Master Multi-loops Sunday, 30 March 2008 Local stars David Shepherd and Jo Allison take out the 2008 Canberra Classic and round 9 of the SILVA National Orienteering League at Sparrow Hill.
Mixed Relay Chaos! Saturday, 29 March 2008 The Silva National Orienteering League moved to Radford College this afternoon, with a mixed sprint relay providing head-to-head racing, and a chaotic brand of entertainment for the spectators.
Dead heat in ASC Galaxy Saturday, 29 March 2008 Shannon Jones and Sophie Barker dead-heated in this morning's ASC Galaxy sprint event, whilst Dave Shepherd recovered from a broken thumb to take the men's race.
Uppill and Ewels win 2008 Australian 3-days Championships Monday, 24 March 2008 Simon Uppill and Kathryn Ewels win 2008 Australian 3-days Championships. Bryan Keely and Bridget Anderson won the 20E classes.
Anderson takes today's honours in race for JWOC places Saturday, 22 March 2008 Bridget Anderson took out W17-20E in the latest stage of the Australian 3-Days today, while Rachel Effeney continues to hold a narrow overall lead.
Australian 3 Days Prologue Friday, 21 March 2008 The annual Australian 3 Days kicked off today in Dubbo with Jo Allison and Julian Dent the prologue victors.
MTBO Squads for 2008 Friday, 14 March 2008
MTBO WOC Selection Procedures Friday, 14 March 2008
Easter 2008 start lists and information available Thursday, 13 March 2008 Easter 2008 start lists and information available
Online Entries Open for the Canberra Round of the 2008 SILVA National Orienteering League Wednesday, 12 March 2008 The entry system for the 2008 SILVA National Orienteering League Races 7, 8 and 9 on March 29 & 30 is now online.
WOC 2008 Nomination Form Wednesday, 12 March 2008 The selection procedures for the 2008 World Orienteering Championships have been confirmed.
Cockatoos resurgent in SILVA National Orienteering League Sunday, 9 March 2008 The Canberra Cockatoos indicated that they intend to make amends for a disappointing 2007 by having the best of the opening weekend in the 2008 SILVA National Orienteering League.
Cockatoos and Nuggets Share Relay Honours Saturday, 8 March 2008 Results of the SILVA National Orienteering League Relay from Fryerstown, Victoria.
SILVA National Orienteering League Series 1 - Final Event Bulletin Friday, 7 March 2008 Final instructions and start lists for NOL events on March 8 and 9 in Victoria.
Eureka Challenge - Important Update Thursday, 6 March 2008 Due to expected hot weather on Sunday, all start times have been brought forward by one hour.
MTBO Squad - Bulletin #4 Tuesday, 4 March 2008
Aus-NZ Challenge and Waitaingi Festival Videos Monday, 3 March 2008 A number of videos from the Australia-New Zealand Orienteering Test Series on the North Island in February are available online.
2008 – the inaugural National MTB-O Series Sunday, 2 March 2008 This year’s mountain bike orienteering schedule will focus on three rounds of the National MTB-O Series – one in Victoria in April, the second in Queensland in late September, and the third in ACT in November.
Review and revision of curricula Thursday, 28 February 2008 Review and revision of curricula Orienteering Australia is seeking expressions of interest from an appropriately skilled person or persons to review and revise two curricula.
POSITION VACANT: Manager, Coaching & Officiating Development Thursday, 28 February 2008 Manager, Coaching & Officiating Development Orienteering Australia is seeking an enthusiastic and effective communication oriented person to fill an impending vacant Manager, Coaching & Officiating Development position.
National MTBO Series Tuesday, 26 February 2008
2009 National MTB-O Series Monday, 25 February 2008 Orienteering Australia is calling for state/club applicants to host a round of the 2009 National Mountain Bike Series.
MTBO Squad Bulletin #3 Monday, 25 February 2008
MTBO Training Camps Saturday, 23 February 2008 National Coach Kay Haarsma has organised two Mountain Bike Orienteering training camps, both in Victoria. One of the camps is in March, the other in April.
Level 2 COACHING WORKSHOP Thursday, 21 February 2008 A L2 Coaching Workshop is being held in Canberra 27-28 March 2008
NSW 6 Hour Enduro Event Thursday, 21 February 2008 A 6 hour Enduro event is being held at Sunny Corner, west of Lithgow, on Sunday 9th March. For more information, see the Events page.
Australian 3-days 2008 entries close today Wednesday, 20 February 2008 Australian 3-days 2008 entries close today
2009 National Orienteering League- Call for Applicants Wednesday, 20 February 2008 Orienteering Australia is calling for applicants to host a round of the 2009 SILVA National Orienteering League (NOL).
Entries for NOL Relay Thursday, 14 February 2008 Updated entries as of 18th Feb 2008
SELECTION PROCEDURES FOR WOC & JWOC MTBO 2008 - Poland Thursday, 14 February 2008 The following Selection Procedures for WOC & JWOC MTBO 2008 have been discussed and agreed to by the High Performance Management Group MTBO
JWOC selection procedures announced Thursday, 14 February 2008 The selection process for the 2008 Junior World Orienteering Championships team has been announced.
MTBO Selection Trial - Sample Maps Thursday, 14 February 2008
SILVA, naming rights sponsor of National Orienteering League Monday, 11 February 2008 The National Orienteering League will move into an exciting near era for 2008, after securing a naming rights sponsorship from SILVA. The sponsorship will allow the presentation of cash and prizes for the overall series as well as at selected events. Prizes will recognise the elites, but also benefit public event entrants.
Maps relevant to MTBO WOC 2008 Sunday, 10 February 2008
NZ orienteers win test match over Australia Sunday, 10 February 2008 New Zealand won the four-race orienteering test match against Australia today after both elite courses were invalidated on the Weiti Station Forest map north of Auckland.
New Zealand orienteers take the lead over Australia Saturday, 9 February 2008 The New Zealand orienteering team won the third test match against Australia today scoring a convincing 63-34.
MTBO Squad Bulletin #2 Saturday, 9 February 2008
Morrison eclipses field in One Tree Hill orienteering race Thursday, 7 February 2008 Ross Morrison continued his dominance of the Waitangi Orienteering Summer Carnival winning the Ultra Short Sprint in One Tree Hill this evening.
New Zealand claws back to within one point in test match series Wednesday, 6 February 2008 New Zealand's orienteering test team fought back against Australia today winning the second test match at the Central Districts Champs at Waitetuna in the Waikato.
SILVA National Orienteering League Series 1 entries due this week Wednesday, 6 February 2008 Entry reminder for National Orienteering League - Rounds 1 & 2, in Victoria on March 8-9.
Morrison makes it three in a row at Waitangi Summer Carnival Tuesday, 5 February 2008 NZ Orienteer Ross Morrison has stamped his authority on the Waitangi Summer Carnival wining his third race in a row by taking out today's loop race at Kairangi.
2008 WOC Team Coaching/Managment Structure Announced Tuesday, 5 February 2008 The Board of Orienteering Australia has finalised the 2008 WOC team coaching/management structure for the World Championships in the Czech Republic this coming July.
Morrison and Knarston dominate strong field in first world ranking event Monday, 4 February 2008 Australia has won the first AUS-NZ test match, held as part of the Waitangi Summer Orienteering Carnival in NZ.
National Non-Elite Rankings for 2007 Monday, 4 February 2008 The national rankings for non-Elite age groups for 2007 have been released.
MTBO Squad Bulletin #1 Thursday, 31 January 2008
2008 National MTB-O Series - Round 1 / Selection Trial Invitation Wednesday, 30 January 2008
Selection Criteria for WOC 2008, WUOC Tuesday, 22 January 2008 The following selection procedures for WOC 2008 (July, Czech Republic) Bushrangers teams (February, Waitangi NZ and September, Maryborough QLD) and World Cup teams have been agreed to by the High Performance Management Group.
Allston and Dent Top Rankings in 2007 Tuesday, 22 January 2008 2007 End of Year Elite Rankings Summary
Bushrangers team for New Zealand Waitangi carnival Sunday, 13 January 2008 Australia will field a team mixed with great experience and youthful enthusiasm next month for the Bushrangers/Pinestars test match.
2008 National Junior Squad Camp a success Monday, 7 January 2008 The National Junior Squad training camp took place last week in NSW. The 26 strong group also included some members of the newly formed Junior Development Squad, for talented 15-17year olds.
Revised start times for NOL11/WOC trial Friday, 4 January 2008 The start times for NOL long distance race and WOC trial at St Helens on May 18 have been brought forward to make it easier for competitors to arrange return flights.