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Orienteering NZ Compass Point Compass Point – September 2022 - Member news & views   |   SEPTEMBER   2022Update  Notes from the GM View from the Chair Sport     Junior Camp Update – we urgently need a Camp Manager and Lead Coach U23 Entries close 14th October Non binary inclusion  Chat with Toby Scott High Performance update ONZ High Performance Hui World Schools Selection process update Event    reports   WUOC/ FISU MTB  orienteering   NZMTBO […]
Tim Robertson finishes 10th overall in WC - Tim Robertson has finished in an excellent 10th place overall after the final round of the 2022 IOF World Cup in Switzerland. With finishes of 36th in the middle distance and 45th in the long, Tim added another 5 points to the 160 he gained from his sprint performances in Round 1. Overall winner was […]
World Cup Round 3 this weekend - The final round of the IOF World Cup takes place at Davos Klosters in Switzerland this weekend. NZL will be represented by Tim Robertson and Toby Scott. Although they may manage to co-opt a third runner for Saturday’s relay, as an unofficial team, their real focus will be on the Middle distance on Sunday and […]
ONZ 2022 Under 23 HP Camp - The Under 23 HP Camp is aimed at athletes in the 17-23 age range who have serious ambition to represent New Zealand on the international stage (e.g. JWOC, WUOC, WOC) over the next few years. It is designed to help prepare athletes physically, technically and psychologically and involves both physical and technical training as well […]
Tim Robertson NZL - Gold Medal at World Games 2022 Tim Robertson wins World Games sprint - Tim Robertson has taken the biggest title yet of his career with a 9 second victory in the World Games sprint, held overnight in Birmingham, Alabama. Following from two JWOC gold medals, a World Universities title, and silver and bronze in the WOC sprint, Tim finally nailed a really big one with a narrow win […]
WOC Report #6: Highs and lows at the sprint - The WOC sprint held in Vejle really was a series of highs and lows for NZL. The morning qualification saw Tim in his, now, usual place up near the top of his qualifying group. Joseph continues what has been a really good first WOC by comfortable qualifying despite a few minor errors. Sadly, Gene made […]
WOC Report #5: Agony and ecstasy at the KO Sprint - A long day with many ups and downs ended with Tim, having led for much of the race, taking 4th place in the Men’s KO Final as Matthias Kyburz became the first ever World KO Sprint Champion. In a final which, like both the quarter-finals and semi-finals, had no forking, Tim had the courage to […]
WOC Report #4: Ready for a Knock-out - After what for most has been a rest day we are now primed and ready for Tuesday’s first ever WOC Knock-out Sprint in Fredericia. No news yet on Laura, but Lizzie was the only one to do some gentle sprint training today as she travelled in pouring rain to Haderslev to do her first post-Covid […]
WOC Report #3: Disappointment at sprint relay - After all the preparation Team NZL suffered more bad luck in Sunday’s WOC sprint relay being disqualified for a mis-punch on the first leg. Amid the disappointment it is worth noting that the without this the team would have placed 12th, equaling the previous best performance at a WOC sprint relay. Add in the absence […]
NOL Final Results (and brief WOC update) - Despite the slight distraction of the first WOC race this evening in Denmark, here are the final leading positions in the NOL following Sunday’s middle distance at Matariki-O. The relatively small field, given the absence of many of the top athletes at WOC, and some having departed, or being in the throes of departure for […]

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Change of heart revitalises top orienteer (Newsroom) Change of heart revitalises top orienteer (Newsroom) - Cardiac arrest and open heart surgery haven't slowed down top Kiwi orienteer Lizzie Ingham, who's on her way to her yet another world championship, Merryn Anderson writes.
Orienteers Sprint Orienteering NSL Round 1 Headcam videos - For those interested here is the link https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb_AJm6VxDu6CJgArBqA59vZ1CAMUGltw to the headcam videos taken by Joseph Lynch as he generally blitzed the field last weekend.
NSL Round 1, Race 3 & 4 Review - Clean sweep for Lynch Dominating performances all weekend gave Joseph Lynch the perfect start to the Inaugural National Sprint Series (NSL). The Christchurch based athlete proved unbeatable, posting two further wins in Sunday’s double header sprints held in Levin to round out the clean sweep. The first race of the day at Levin Primary, Intermediate […]
NSL Round 1, Race 2 Review - Salmon Punches BackAuckland’s Penelope Salmon (U20) waited until the final few controls to deliver the knock out blow today at the NSL Round 1 Knock Out Sprint. Sprinting to the win by a mere 0.3sec over Lizzie Ingham, Salmon fired her counter punch after the forked section of the course, hunting down and passing Ingham […]
NSL Round 1, Race 1 Review - Ingham and Lynch Resume Service Freyberg High School and Pit Park in Palmerston North provided the backdrop for the first ever National Sprint League (NSL) race this evening. While the map and series may be brand new, our victors were certainly not – both Joseph Lynch and Lizzie Ingham picking up where they left off […]
NSL Round 1 Preview: Turbo Sprint Weekend - Palmerston North and Levin will play host to the first round of the 2022 National Sprint League (NSL). A busy weekend awaits competitors with the program including 3 sprint distance events and a 4 race knock out sprint event, all to be held on challenging campus and parkland maps. Friday evening opens proceedings with a […]
Everything you want to know about Knock Out Sprints Everything you wanted to know about Knock-Out Sprints Discussion Session - Orienteering Australia have been running regular high performance Zoom meetings discussing various topics. This week Orienteering NZ’s performance leader Malcolm Ingham lead the discussion covering the IOF recently introduced Knock-Out Sprint format. Contact us if you have any questions or would like to get involved. Links: IOF Website – 3rd Sprint Format Heat Selection video […]
ONZ Under 23 High-Performance Camp | 6-11 December 2020 - This year the U23 camp, which was a day shorter than in previous years, started on the Sunday evening of 6 December with a brief introductory talk given by Malcolm Ingham. This gives the rationale for the camp and emphasised the big step required to go from successful junior orienteering in New Zealand/ Australia to […]
Al Cory-Wright competing in the orienteering Sprint champs at the MastersGames in Auckland 2017 What does a convenor of selectors do? - Alistair Cory-Wright has been a national selector for about 9 years, taking on the role after the long time Convenor of Selectors Marquita Gelderman stepped down in 2011 from the 3 person panel. Geoff Greenwood became the Convenor of Selectors, and Bill Edwards filled the other position. Al distinctly remembers when he was on the […]
Leg by Leg #1 Leg By Leg #1 – Hogs Back Ultralong - Leg by Leg is where a guest takes us through a recent orienteering course in detail. We’ll discover what they found most challenging and how they handled, or didn’t handle, these challenges. We aim to cover all levels of experience in the series. Hogs Back Ultralong was on 05/09/2020. The episode is most suitable for […]

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