This second look at preparations for the NZ Orienteering Nationals this Easter focuses on the NZ Long Champs for day 2. Planner Matt Bixley and controller Michael Croxford talk about the interesting terrain on the new Kuriheka map.
Q+A with The Sprint Mapper, Planner, and Controller.
Hear what Bruce Steven, the controller, has to say about the 2019 Nationals Sprint event.
We go behind the scenes and ask the mapper what she thinks about the upcoming Sprint event.
Counties Manukau Orienteering Club was awarded the Lion Foundation Club of the Year 2018 at the 2018 Counties Manukau Sporting Excellence Awards Ceremony held last Sunday (2nd December 2018).
Orienteering Australia has published the December 2018 issue of its quarterly magazine – The Australian Orienteer.
The official film of the World University Orienteering Championship 2018
The Australian Orienteer Magazine – September 2018 issue is published online.
Bulletins 1 and 2, Terrain and Old Maps available for JWOC 2019 being held in Denmark 6-12 July 2019.
It’s always fun to have an event to look forward to. An A5 leaflet with events dates and map is currently in the air on it’s way to Australia to be handed out to orienteers at the Australian Nationals. Please distribute and share the news for us as we have some outstanding orienteering underway.
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Slovenia delivered on all fronts with some tough orienteering and wonderful settings. 5 races in 5 days, 3 middle distances in some of the world famous karst terrain, 1 long distance in the mountains and a sprint in the small town of Cerkno.
Vindaloo MTBO Weekend 2018 Orienteering Bay of Plenty (OBOP) is running the Vegas Vindaloo Mountain Bike Orienteering (MTBO) Weekend on 29-30 September 2018. MTBO Sprint, MTBO Long and MTBO Rogaine on the fantastic trails around Rotorua. Central Districts Foot Orienteering Championships 2018 OBOP is also resurrecting the Central Districts Foot Orienteering Champs on 3-4 November […]
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.
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.