I’ve had some time to reflect on another WOC and form some ideas about what I’m trying to achieve.
A local orienteering club has reported they have recently (Thursday 16 Aug 2018) received a targeted email scam attempt. The attempt was not successful and the club has reported it to Netsafe and ONZ.
Stable runs from the New Zealand men’s relay team got us a 17th, 1 place down from the our good result in Scotland 3 years ago. We were very happy with the 16th at that World Champs because it was much better than previous years. This year felt somewhat different though, maybe because the expectations were higher. However, 17th is good, looking at the incredible strength of the competition, and reflects 3 stable runs, far different to last year’s disaster. Our Women’s team placed similarly, 19th.
After the National Championships earlier this year and with the Master’s completed I made the decision to have another crack at WOC. The objectives of this WOC project focused on seeing how an NZ based campaign compared to others I have done; in terms of the experience, the feelings, and the performances.
The 2018 Whangamata Adventure Race took place from a base in Opoutere, not far north of Whangamata. The 12 hour race included 5 stages in a loops format from the start finish.
Jean Cory-Wright is coordinating all NZ teams for the Australian Relay Championships event on Sunday 30th Sept 2018. NZ participants are asked to contact Jean with additional details.
LIDAR Orienteering Mapping Workshop during 2018 Australian Championships carnival in South Australia
Find out the latest in mapping, including case studies in the use of LIDAR, the new mapping specifications and converting old maps to the new mapping specifications. Friday 5 October 2018, No cost, Para Wirra National Park.
So far my experience this year at the World Orienteering Champs has been limited to spectating, but I finally hit the start line tomorrow in my 4th WOC relay.
In this, the second episode of the Perfect Flow podcast, Gene Beveridge talks to Lizzie Ingham, New Zealand’s best ever female orienteer about her early successes and the unforeseen condition which tried its best to derail her career. Not only is Lizzie healthy now but she made a return to representing New Zealand yesterday at World Orienteering Champs here in Latvia.
There have been countless times over the last years, months and weeks that I’ve wanted to write publicly about the health issues I’ve been experiencing. But I’ve held off, firstly as I haven’t felt ready, and secondly because it’s such a long story, I just haven’t quite known where to start.
Tattered markers on an orienteering course have received a much needed makeover thanks to a team of clued-up kids. Year 6 students at Grovetown School near Blenheim have given a new lease of life to the orienteering course at Mistletoe Bay Eco Village in the Marlborough Sounds.
Kiwi orienteering star Tim Robertson claimed New Zealand’s first ever medal at a World Orienteering Championships on Sunday in Latvia. In a historic performance in which the 22-year-old led at every split time, Robertson was ahead by 0.7 seconds at the final pre-warning before being edged out of the gold medal by Switzerland’s Daniel Hubmann by a slim 1.1 seconds to take silver.
Gene Beveridge chats to NZ sprint star Tim Robertson about how he went from running his first World Champs in 2012 (at the age just 16!) to now being one of the favorites for a medal six years later.
Last individual day at JWOC! Some great results in an insanely technical and physical middle distance!
NZ team pleased to have four athletes in the A final tomorrow; congrats to Katie, Max, Joe & Cameron. They will all be wearing GPS. First starts B & C final 10:01, women A final 11:31 & men A final 12:02. Team in good spirits & looking forward to the technical courses tomorrow in Bócsa.
A pretty successful day at the Middle Qual! In some tricky terrain the team managed to pull out some great performances! Super pumped for the Finals tomorrow!
Instead of a vlog of the NZ JWOC 2018 Team resting, check out what the team got up to today, making Friends!
The Junior World Orienteering Championships 2018 (#JWOC2018) starts with Long on Monday July 9th, continues with Sprint on Tuesday, Middle Qual on Thursday, Middle Final on Friday and Relay on Sunday.
JWOC Sprint brought a surprise win for Germany’s Colin Kolbe in the men’s class and a favourite win by Simona Aebersold (Switzerland) in the women’s class. World of O Analysis.
All the action from the Sprint Distance here at JWOC 2018!
All the action and interviews from the Long Distance event at JWOC2018, Hungary!
World of O provides a review of the Long Distance JWOC race, maps, and results.
Vlog Day 7! Check out the super exciting sprint model, technical model, and Opening Ceremony!
Day 6 at JWOC meant travelling to official competition accomodation, and a look at the model map for the terrain races!
Middle Simulation Day and last real training before competition starts! Plus a cheeky house tour!