Day 4 here at JWOC Training Week was a nice easy rest day, involving some intervals and a short jog. Check it out!
Today was a long distance simulation on a map called Pirto, where most of the team took it relatively easy and focused on getting into the right racing mindset, ready for the long on Monday. Check out the terrain and some of the team’s thoughts!
Bit of insight around the terrain and training here at JWOC 2018! Hopefully we can make these daily vlogs so everyone at home can play along too!
Short video from a leg of todays training in Hungary, JWOC middle distance terrain. Check out what the team is up against! Different but somewhat similar to what we have home in NZ. GPS is a wee bit off, but just to get the idea.
The second formal Bulletin contains further useful information about the New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships 2018, and can be downloaded from https://nzssoc2018.papo.org.nz/. Please note: Entries close on the 6th of July. The organisers look forward to seeing all entrants and their supporters in Christchurch on the 19th, 20th and 21st of July.
A Hawke’s Bay Orienteering club member, Amron has been drawing and constructing maps voluntarily for the past 10 years and for him, volunteers were essential for sport in the region.
Three year 9 girls are turing heads in the orienteering world, after they came away from the North Island Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships with an award.
Despite limited orienteering experience, Waiuku College’s Millie Thompson, Charlize Aicken and Beanie Rattrie came away with the small school section from the event, where the three girls’ aggregate score topped the leaderboard for the category.
On Queen’s Birthday weekend, 2 to 4 June, as the rain hammered much of the North Island and many of us crawled a little deeper under the duvet, Kurtis was traipsing through mud and bush in the depths of West Auckland, as he continued challenging his body in the sport of orienteering.
Meet the NZ team heading to the Junior World Orienteering Champs 2018 being held in Kecskemet, Hungary from 8-15 July 2018.
Adventure racer Sam Bain continues to learn how to push the barriers in his life and play.
The Year 9 Cambridge High School student completed the gruelling Hillary Challenge at Tongariro National Park as a part of an eight-member school team in May.
The Great Forest Rogaine and NZ Secondary School Rogaine Champs are taking place in Rotorua on Saturday 28th July 2018. 3 and 6 hour Foot and MTB options. For all the info and to enter check out www.obop.org.nz.
If Will Tidswell’s dedication is an indicator it’s no surprise he will become the youngest Kiwi to compete at the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Hungary in July.
Under the golden splendour of the magnificent trees at Nelson Central School, Abby Isherwood on Sunday crossed the finish line of the Central Challenge adventure race.
The 9-year-old St Paul’s Catholic School pupil had just completed the event with her family: Courtenay Isherwood,Yvette Krohn-Isherwood, Eva Isherwood, 8, and their dog, Dante.
“It was quite hard,” Abby said of the challenge to locate checkpoints on the route in the team orienteering event known as a rogaine.
Nelson Central School’s orienteering fundraiser is back. Designed for all ages and abilities, the Central Challenge is a unique fundraiser involving teamwork, exercise and cunning, but above all it’s about fun.
Event organiser Janja Heathfield was excited to see it run again for its second year.
Anyone can register on the Orienteering NZ website and upload updates, links, and images into groups on the ONZ website. From there they can be shared out to multiple Facebook/Twitter groups and pages.
Stuff Article – Pukekohe Intermediate School’s best orienteering students are off to the North Island Secondary School Orienteering Championships in Levin this week.
The 26 students will be defending their 2017 titles for best overall boys and best over all school.
Their success was recently honoured with the Junior Team of the Year prize at the Counties Manukau Sport Franklin Junior Sports Awards and Volunteer Recognition Ceremony.
Moving fast and finding your way around an unfamiliar area are two very different skills. But they are pair that go together well for Tom Spencer and Alistair Richardson.
The Dunedin duo will be among the top contenders at this weekend’s South Island orienteering championships, to be held in the Dunedin Botanic Garden and on Signal Hill.
More than 200 people from around New Zealand and Australia are expected at the event, with one competitor coming from as far away as Israel.
The IOF World Orienteering Day have produced a new leaflet “Let’s GO Orienteering” – download from the ONZ website publications or schools resources pages.
Hundreds of people were forced to leave a large Auckland forest after illegal poachers fired gunshots.
The incident has sparked a warning from local iwi for poachers to stay away from Woodhill Forest in north-west of Auckland.
Woodhill forest – which was popular for mountain biking, tree climbing, horse riding and paintball – was evacuated when gunshots were heard during Easter weekend.
Navigating unknown fields and running distances of up to 12 kilometres has earned a Pukekohe boy an accolade at this year’s Counties Manukau Sport Franklin Junior Sports Awards and Volunteer Recognition Ceremony. Callum Farmer has been orienteering since he was year 7 and now at year 10, Callum is claiming awards and travelling parts of the world for the sport he loves
He claimed the Pak’n Save Pukekohe U16 Sportsman of the Year at the recent awards, which were held in Pukekohe, and said he was proud of his achievement.
Stuff newspaper article: Schoolchildren were well-represented at a Geraldine orienteering event at the weekend, with one third of the 357 competitors aged 11 to 18.
Event controller Mike Harding said his hope for the Geraldine Rogaine Autumn Muster, held near Woodbury on Sunday, was to get young people interested in orienteering, so he was pleased with the turnout.
“Quite a few families too,” he said.
An event which will see people mapping out a route during a race around Geraldine will help raise money for a refurbishment of the Geraldine High School gymnasium.
The school’s PTA has organised the Geraldine Rogaine Autumn Muster (Gram) this Sunday, and proceeds from the event will go towards a climbing wall for the gym.
Deadline for ordering NZOC2018 commemorative running shirts is Sunday February 25th 2018 so they can be produced in time for Easter.
Orienteering NZ is looking for a pre-JWOC Coach to work with those orienteers wishing to trial for JWOC and those selected to better prepare for the event.
In addition, ONZ is asking for applications for the JWOC Coach that will travel with the team to Hungary in July 2018 continuing with training onsite and during JWOC.