Familiarity with Norwegian terrain was the key in Tuesday’s JWOC Middle Distance Final with a sole Russian the only interloper as Scandinavian and Swiss filled almost all the top 10 places in both Me
Tim Robertson has pulled off back to back gold medals in the JWOC sprint with a start to finish victory in Rauland Norway. Tim’s 14:31 was 3 seconds ahead of Aleksi Niemi of Finland, with Lithuanian Algirdas Bartkevicius in 3rd! Shamus Morrison and Devon Beckman also had excellent runs coming in 30th and 32nd in […]
The Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) start on the 4th July, in Rauland, Norway. There are 302 athletes from 40 countries taking part in the week long event. There is also a Supporters Tour event running alongside the JWOC competition.
June has been a long month in orienteering terms, starting with Queen’s Birthday weekend, continuing into the World Cup races in Norway and Sweden, and then Jukola and Venla relays, and so on as the northern hemisphere season swings into full action. There have already been several reports on many of these events, so I won’t dwell on them unduly here and this will therefore be a relatively short newsletter. Suffice to say that now we await the major foci of 2015 – JWOC starting now in under a week, followed a few weeks later by WOC. Good luck to both NZL teams – do us proud (again!).
The June News eNewsletter from Orienteering NZ including comments from the president, appointments and vacancies, constitution review, JWOC team departure, and more.
Nelson Orienteering Club would like to remind clubs and schools that entries for the 2015 NZ Schools Orienteering Champs close this coming Friday 26 June. Make sure you’ve entered this exciting event at the top of the South Island. http://nelsonorienteeringclub.weebly.com/2015-nz-sec-school-champs.html
18 June 2015 (updated) NZ Secondary Schools Orienteering Team 2015 The confirmed team selected to represent New Zealand at the Southern Cross Challenge against Australia at the Australian Orienteering Champs in Ballarat from 26th September – 4th October 2015. Senior Boys Callum Hill (Whangarei Boys High School) Ed Cory-Wright (Cashmere High School, Christchurch) Stephen Harding […]
Big fields of 127 in the men and 103 in the women, containing nearly all the top runners contested the WC Middle Distance held north of Gothernburg. The complex, technical terrain is similar to that to be used for WOC2016. In terrain far more familiar to the Scandinavians and other northern Europenas, the eight New […]
For those who struggle to organize, plan and control events it might be somewhat heartening to find that problems can occur even at the major events. The following is from the IOF website… “Today’s Sprint race in the World Cup, held in Lysekil, Sweden, has been declared void after problems with the touch-free punching system being […]
The New Zealand team of Lizzie Ingham, Matt Ogden, Tim Robertson and Laura Roberston have finished a highly creditable 11th in the World Cup Sprint Relay. Although crossing the line 18th out of 38 teams, with 3 Swiss, 3 Swedish, 3 Czech and 2 Norwegian teams ahead they show as 11th in the official results […]
Ida Bobach, Denmark and Matthias Kyburz, Switzerland both enjoyed convincing victories in the first race of the second round of this year’s World Cup, a Long Distance race held near Halden in Norway. Tove Alexandersson, Sweden, who won all three individual races in the first round in January, had to settle for second place today, […]
After 3 days of close racing in Woodhill Forest, the Australian Bushrangers have pipped the New Zealand Pinestars 285-280 to take the Aspin-Key Trophy back across the Tasman.
After the mass of events in April, May has been a relatively quiet month on the home front, although as reported below our overseas contingent has been in the thick of the action. Things change at Queen’s Birthday with the final round of the SuperSeries, the ANZ Test Match and the School’s Trials all taking […]
Selection Announcement PINESTARS TEST TEAM 2015 The provisional team selected to represent New Zealand as the Pinestars Test Team to compete against Australia in Auckland during Queens Birthday weekend 2015 is: MEN SENIOR Gene Beveridge (NW) Nick Hann (WN) Duncan Morrison (HB) MEN UNDER 23 Devon Beckman (HB) Matt Goodall (CM) Cameron Tier (NW) WOMEN SENIOR […]
The May edition of the Orienteering NZ e-newsletter Compass Point. Queen’s Birthday Weekend is almost here and looks full of promise. The event has a Pinestars v Bushrangers Senior and Under 23 Test event as well as hosting the trials for the NZ Secondary Schools Teams to compete in the Southern Cross Challenge in Ballarat in late September.
Six of New Zealand’s top orienteers were in action at the weekend at the Swedish TioMila relays. With over 300 10-man teams in the all-night men’s relay and a similar number in the 5-leg women’s race, the Kiwi contribution amounted to no more than 0.1% of the field, but was not insignificant in performance. The […]
The lists below show the top 20 in each class. Only the best nine events count and it was flagged that a maximum of 4 sprint races could count. This second rule has not yet been applied! M21E Fem’d DH Linc Rside Rath Hapua KC Rock’y Goat O-L O-M Total 1 Gene Beveridge 31 28 […]
As always April has been a busy month for orienteering. Starting with the Nationals, which now seem ages away, we have also had both the North and South Island Secondary School Champs and, finally, over Anzac Weekend, the Otago Champs. Short reports on all of these are included below. The first and last have also […]
The confirmed team selected to represent New Zealand at the World Cup Round 2 to be held in Halden, Norway; Lysekil/Uddevalla, Sweden, 3-7 June 2015 is: MEN Ross Morrison (S, M) Shamus Morrison (L, S, M) Matt Ogden (L, SR, S, M) Tim Robertson (L, SR, S, M) Toby Scott (L, S, M) WOMEN Lizzie Ingham (L, SR, […]
News and Updates From Orienteering NZ – So as Simon signs out, I guess that it is an opportunity for me to give you some idea of my thoughts and intentions going forward. After a few years as President of Wellington Orienteering Club…
Tuesday 21st April 2015 marked “two years to go” until the World Masters Games 2017 kicks off in Auckland. It will be the day that 25000 masters athletes come together from all over the world to march in the opening ceremony on 21 April 2017.
Entries are now open for the NZ Schools Orienteering Champs being hosted by Nelson Orienteering Club from 16-18 July 2015. Bulletin 1 is available for download. Entries close 26th June 2015.
Here’s your chance to win a trip to New Zealand to compete, with return flights and your Games entry on us. To celebrate two years to go, World Masters Games 2017 is offering one lucky competitor the opportunity to experience the excellence of Air New Zealand.
Selection Announcement WORLD ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 The confirmed team selected to represent New Zealand at the World Orienteering Championships for 2015 to be held in Inverness, Scotland, 1-7 August 2015 is: MENS Gene Beveridge (S,SR) Shamus Morrison (S,R) Matt Ogden (M,R,L) Tim Robertson(S, SR, M, R) WOMENS Renee Beveridge (M, R) Lizzie Ingham (S, […]
Entries for the National Secondary Schools Rogaine being held in the forests, north and south of Waitarere Beach on 8th August, are now open. Event website http://nzssrogaine.org.nz/