Time for thoughts about where we currently are at and what changes/modifications to we need to make to both the High Performance plan and how we generally approach HP orienteering in New Zealand. Congratulations to the Schools’ Team for some excellent results this week in the Australian Schools Championships.
All people aiming to compete in the NZ MTBO Champs on 18-20 November 2016, should note the following embargo notices.
All orienteers interested in selection for the NZ 2017 WOC team shall notify Convenor of Selectors Al Cory-Wright by 1 February 2017.
At the XXVIII Ordinary General Assembly of the IOF in Strömstad, Sweden on August 26, the IOF members voted in favour of the proposed Code of Ethics and necessary statutory changes. When the full statutory changes come into effect, the XXIX General Assembly in 2018 will appoint the Ethics Panel of up to 5 persons. […]
We invite everyone to be part of Waikaia O Weekend 2017! Held over Waitangi weekend next year, the event will include an exciting new Chris Forne produced map in Queenstown followed by two days in the fabled Waikaia forest just over two hours drive from Queenstown.
Reminder that entries for Alpine O 2016 close in just under 1 month on 14th October 2016 BUT to get the cheaper price you have to register by 7th October. Includes new maps in the Canterbury high country and a World Ranking event!
Early-Bird entries for Oceania 2017 close on 30th September 2016! Just six months to go until our first Oceania event kicks off two weeks of international level orienteering on our back-door step…
My apologies that this High Performance news is a few days late. Only returning from Sweden on the 30th August and getting back into work, it has taken me a little time to get my thoughts in order. Having already reported on most of the action at WOC what follows is possibly more a series […]
Covering topics like: Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships 2016, the first Belarusian WOC medalist; WOC Clinic helps smaller nations on their way; Great gathering of young leaders; WTOC: New Relay format brings medals to new nations; reports from the longest General Assembly ever.
Call for volunteers for next year’s Oceania and World Masters Orienteering Champs 2017. View Shaun Collins presentation slides on the organisational challenges in bringing it together.
Details for NZ participants entered in the Australian Relay Champs 2016. Jean Cory-Wright is the relay coordinator for all NZ entries. Please contact her with your email address.
Regrettably there will be no public races run in conjunction with Orienteering events at the World Masters Orienteering Championships, as part of World Masters Games 2017.
A very wet day in Stromstad turned the WOC Long Distance into something of a survival test as the long tough courses across the marshes and heather clad tops provided an extremely thorough test of both fitness and navigation. The four Kiwis – Imogene Scott, Lizzie Ingham, Gene Beveridge and Chris Forne – all had mixed […]
9 Days, 11 Events, 3 Regions. Get your entry in now! The Carnival will begin on the Gold Coast on 29 September 2016…
The confirmed NZ Junior and Senior Pinestars team selected to compete against their Bushrangers counterparts at the forthcoming Australian Championship Carnival to be held in Queensland between 24 September and 2 October 2016.
The WOC Middle Distance has seen reasonably solid performances by all 4 Kiwis with Lizzie Ingham leading the way in 24th place in the women’s race, Kate Morrison 43rd, and Tim Robertson and Toby Scott close together in 48th and 52nd in the men. Toby as fourth starter had no benefit from the tracking that developed […]
Tuesday morning has been spent at the middle distance model event. The map and pictures are shown below, see if you can match the controls, and other views, to the map. Thanks to Emily Kemp. who posed for her photo, and the other random orienteers who didn’t know they were being included!
After last year’s 12th place in Scotland, the 2016 WOC Sprint Relay turned out to be a big disappointment for the NZL team of Jula McMillan, Tim Robertson, Ross Morrison and Laura Robertson. Sadly, Jula, on the first leg at her first WOC, had the kind of run that nightmares are made of. First visiting the wrong […]
Tim Robertson, although disappointed that the course was perhaps not more technical, produced the best WOC finish ever by a New Zealand man when he finished 13th in the sprint final in Stromstad on Saturday afternoon, surpassing Chris Forne’s 17th place in the long distance in Hungary in 2009. With a start time in the middle of […]
Tim Robertson, Laura Robertson and Imogene Scott are the NZL qualifiers for this afternoon’s WOC sprint final. Tim took 8th place in Heat A where only 34s covered Tue Lassen in first place and the 15th and last qualifier. In Men’s B Ross Morrison was 45 s away from qualifying, finishing in 22nd place. Gene […]
The first WOC race, sprint qualification, is tomorrow (Saturday in Sweden) in Stromstad. Team NZL start times are Jula McMillan 9:06 (7.06 pm NZ) Laura Robertson 9:13 Imogen Scott 9:22 Ross Morrison 10:12 Gene Beveridge 10:19 Tim Robertson 10:32 No live tracking for the qualification but live results at http://live.woc2016.se/blog/category/woc-sprint/ , 3.1-3.2 k for the women, […]
World Masters Games 2017 has a NZD$5,000 fun fund up for grabs. And to win, all you have to do is register as a competitor or supporter before 30 September 2016. Amazing!
With WOC only 2 days away, the team have been doing a number of focused session in relevant areas for both sprint and forest disciplines.
Three days now until WOC2016 kicks off with the sprint on Saturday, and while we still await tomorrow’s arrival of Ross, Roby and Kate, accreditation is dealt with and the other 7 members of team NZL are well into final preparations. At present we are accommodated courtesy of Magnus and Lisa and the Bengtsson family […]
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