Lizzie Ingham and Tim Robertson were the top NZL performers in a tough WOC middle distance run in Sigulda today. Lizzie, returning to WOC competition only 10 months after heart surgery, continued a remarkable run of results in finishing 24th in the women’s field. Her WOC middle distance record since her first appearance in 2011 shows […]
New Zealand has matched its previous best result in the WOC sprint relay finishing 12th in the 2018 event run in Riga this afternoon. The NZL team of Laura Robertson, Tim Robertson, Cameron de L’Isle and Lizzie Ingham were just over 5 minutes behind winners Sweden who successfully defended their title from last year. Laura, […]
On a wet afternoon in Riga Old Town, Tim Robertson has produced a stunning performance to win New Zealand’s first ever medal at a World Orienteering Championships. Leading at every split time, and by 0.7s at the final pre-warning Tim was edged out of the gold medal by Switzerland’s Daniel Hubmann by a mere 1.1s.
With the individual sprint set for tomorrow training has wound down over the last few days. Those involved in the sprints have concentrated on a couple of sessions in Cesis to the east of Sigulda and scene of the World Cup sprint races last year. Additionally Toby and Cameron headed into Riga this morning, both […]
With four days until the start of WOC2018 on Saturday, Team NZL (or at least most of them) are now settling into accommodation 25 minutes from the event centre in SIgulda and a little further from Riga, the venue for the weekend’s sprint races. Accommodation (courtesy of AirBanB) is in an old farmhouse, Laimnieki, a […]
July has seen an explosion of international events. This includes not only JWOC but also WUOC, EYC, WMOC and WMMTBOC. Notwithstanding some excellent JWOC results it has also seen New Zealand win no less than an unprecedented 6 gold medals! Reports, in chronological order, on all these below, plus Kiwis at O-Ringen 2018, and a […]
In this issue: View from the Chair; ONZ Policy Updates; Team Staff Vacancy – Pinestars Manager; Introducing the Council – Alison Comer; HP Update; Event Liaison Update; WANTED: Quality areas for NZ Champs; Active NZ Participation Survey Results; STILL LOST: National Championship Trophies;
The World Schools Orienteering Championship will be held in Otepää, Estonia 24 April 2019 to 05 May 2019. The schools selected for the following grades are: W1 school teams, girls – Diocesan School for Girls W2 school teams, girls – St Cuthbert’s College M1 school teams, boys – Mt Albert Grammar School M2 school teams, boys – […]
A day after finishing 11th in the middle distance, Tim Robertson has won gold in the sprint event at the World University Championships in Finland. Tim’s margin of victory was 7.9 seconds over Trond Einar Moen Pedersli of Norway, with Henry McNulty of Australia taking the bronze. Outside WOC and World Cup races the WUOC […]
The Programme contains all the information you are likely to need to know for the duration of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships event and is available to download from the homepage of the event website.
The JWOC middle distance final proved problematic for the four Kiwis in the A finals, all finishing between 41st and 44th in the respective mens and womens fields. In the mens race in which Swedes finished 1-2-3, Max Griffiths, Cameron de L’isle and Joseph Lynch were almost identically closely grouped in 41st, 42nd and 44 […]
Four Kiwis will line up in the middle distance finals at JWOC on Friday. After two tough days in the long and the sprint, Cameron de l’Isle squeaked through to the final in the last qualifying place in Heat 1by a mere 6 seconds, while in Heat 3 Joseph Lynch had marginally more room to […]
Joseph Lynch has produced another wonderful run to finish in 15th equal place in the JWOC sprint’ Joseph’s time of 16:35 was just over 45 seconds behind slightly surprise winner Colin Kolbe of Germany, with Matthew Fellbaum of Britain edging out Finn Otto Kaario and Norway’s Kasper Fosser by 1 second for the silver. Cameron […]
Lara Molloy and Joseph Lynch both produced excellent performances in the JWOC Long Distance at Kecskemet, Hungary on Monday. Both mens’ and women’s races had run-away winners in the complex largely open/semi-open terrain, but Lara (31st) and Joseph (45th), in large fields, were only just over 10 minute behind the silver medallists. In the womens race […]
NZL has started the season of IOF World Championships with a gold medal as Gillian Ingham has taken out the W60 Sprint title at the World Masters Championships in Copenhagen. Gillian, having finished 2nd in her qualifying heat yesterday, won by 2 seconds from a Swiss runner and another 10 s ahead of a 3rd placed Hungarian.
A number of promising juniors have been invited to join the New Zealand Schools Regional Invitation Team to travel to the Australian Orienteering Carnival in late September/ early October in Adelaide and region.
As we await the start of the 2018 round of World Championships, June has seen the Pinestars-Bushrangers Test Match and some keen individual competition at Queen’s Birthday in Auckland. This also saw the culmination of the SuperSeries for 2018 with well deserved senior titles going to gene Beveridge and Imogene Scott. Also below a few […]
including: View from the Chair; New Health & Safety Policy; Team Staff Vacancy; HP Update; Event Liaison Update; WANTED: Quality areas for NZ Champs; Svend Pedersen recognised; Kauri Dieback Programme; LOST: National Championship Trophies; World Orienteering Day
Adelaide and Surrounds, 29 September to 7 October 2018 The New Zealand Secondary Schools Team selected to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy against the six Australian states and the Australian Capital Territory in the 2018 Australian Schools Championships is: Senior Boys: Jason Bond (Taranaki) Tom Harding (PAPO) Oak Jones (Taranaki) Liam Stolberger (North […]
Applications are invited for the role of Junior Pinestars 2018 Team Manager. Applications close Friday 13 July 2018.
2pm Following the announcement earlier today (below) of the applications for the ONZ Council Extraordinary Vacancy, Tommy Hayes has advised his withdrawal. Therefore, in accordance with the Orienteering NZ Constitution, Alison Comer has been appointed to the vacancy. 11.30am Applications have now closed for the ONZ Council Extraordinary Vacancy. Two applications were received which […]
Junior orienteers will be invited to join the Regional invitation team traveling to the 2018 Australian Orienteering Championships carnival after the NZ schools team has been posted on the ONZ website.
The first formal Bulletin contains detailed 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 New Zealand Pinestars will compete against the Australian Bushrangers at the Australian Championships Carnival Birthday to be held in South Asutralia from 29 September to 7 October 2018. Pinestars teams will be selected in M21E, W21E, M20 and W20 based on known form. All orienteers interested in selection should contact the Convenor of Selectors Al Cory-Wright […]
The New Zealand Pinestars have overcome the Australian Bushrangers in the annual Test Match held at the Queens Birthday 3-day in Woodhill Forest. Although the Australians prevailed in W21E, New Zealand were convincing winners in the other three classes. In M21E, W21E and M20 there were also fascinating personal batteles between the top athletes from […]