Tommy Hayes has won NZL’s 4th JWOC sprint medal in 5 years with a wonderful run in today’s race in Tampere. For a long time it looked as if Tommy was going to follow Matt Ogden and Tim Robertson as a JWOC champion, only to be pipped almost at the very end by Oli Ojanaho […]
Tommy Hayes, Devon Beckman and Dani Goodall have qualified for tomorrow’s middle distance final at JWOC in Tampere, Finland. Tommy was the most comfortable of the Kiwis qualifying 9th in Heat 3 only 2:15 behind heat winner Akseli Ruohola of Finland. Devon finished 16th in Heat 2 not wuite 3 and a half minutes back. […]
Applications are now available for the 2017 Junior Camp, Under 23/Regional camp, and Junior Camp coaches.
Relay day at WOC2016 in Sweden was not particularly auspicious for NZL. However, it was nothing on relay day at WOC2017 in Estonia! Apart from Nick and Laura all the NZl team members either struggled or had disasters on the, admittedly, complex terrain. The day started badly whe Gene dropped almost 6 minutes on the […]
Today’s middle distance on Elva-Vitipalu saw the most satisfactory NZL performance of the week so far. Nick, recovering from the disappointment of his unfortunate DSQ in the long distance ran a good solid race to finish 39th in 41:11 and was closely backed up by Gene only 29 seconds behind in 41st. Between them these […]
What was a good day at the WOC long distance for NZL was soured at the end when Nick, after an excellent first ever run at WOC, was disqualified for inadvertently trespassing into out of bounds on the short loop after the arena run through. Without this he would have registered an excellent 34th place […]
The NZL team of Imogene, Tim, Ross and Laura have finished 21st in a really tough sprint relay held largely around the ruins of the tuetonic knoghts hill fort in Viljandi. A magnificant setting for the arena in an amphiphetre gave no hint of the steep hills, valleys and depressions just outside which featured prominently […]
Having at last had the chance to walk around the sprint terrain in Tartu I completely agree with Tim’s comments that he posted on his blog regarding the courses from yesterday. To qualify – what a magnificant sprint area it was up on the hill: grassy slopes with a network of paths between statues, bridges, […]
Unfortunately WOC sprint final 2017 will not go down as a great day for NZ orienteering. Both Tim and Laura dropped time early on and Lizzie suffered a recurrence of the breathing problems have hindered her sprint performances in the past few years. The courses themselves were very atypical of what Kiwis probably expect of […]
Despite late changes to the courses, following today’s qualification heats, run in persistent rain on largely hilly parkland above the streets of the old town, three of the NZL team – Tim, Laura and Lizzie – will line up in the WOC sprint final early Sunday morning New Zealand time. The truth of rumours floating around […]
Two more days of light training and sampling of Estonian terrain of various types, and here we are on the eve of Sprint Qualification. Today’s model event (the model for all the sprints) suggested a terrain with as much grass as tarmac, not too many buildings, some steep slopes, and the cobbles of the old town […]
In this issue: View from the Chair; ONZ Committee Vacancies; New IOF Mapping Standards; Junior Orienteering Camp; Coaching Positions for Junior Camp; High Performance Update;
A strict embargo is in place on two areas in Woodhill Forest with respect to NZ Orienteering Championships 2018. The embargo applies until the events on 31 March, 1st and 2nd April 2018.
Tuesday morning in Tartu, Estonia and finally, with the 9.55pm flight from Helsinki and the 11.30pm bus from Tallinn delivering Ross and Nick, respectively, to the bosom of the team, all NZL team members have arrived for WOC2017. Sadly, the same cannot be said of Nick’s bag which seems to have been highjacked in Moscow. […]
The first term of the ONZ Committee members are now up for renewal. Firstly, we are seeking applications for the Junior Development, MTBO and Rogaine committees.
The provisional New Zealand Secondary Schools Team to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy against the six Australian states and the Australian Capital Territory in the 2017 Australian Schools Championships – Bathurst, NSW, 23 Sept to 1 Oct 2017.
The IOF has agreed a new mapping specification for standard orienteering events. Over the next few years you will run on a mixture of old (ISOM 2000) and new (ISOM 2017) mapping. The organisers will make it clear what you are going to get.
Skills Active are setting up an industry advisory group for the outdoor sector to help advise on training pathways and how to attract and retain staff.
As the next HP News is due while I am in Estonia for WOC I thought I would send this out in advance giving the final results of the 2017 SuperSeries. Malcolm Ingham (firstname.lastname@example.org) SuperSeries 2017 The 2017 SuperSeries rounded off on a very cold, very wet Queen’s Birthday Weekend in Canterbury, with snow actually […]
The New Zealand Pinestars will compete against the Australian Bushrangers at the Australian Champs Carnival to be held in the Bathurst area of NSW from 23 September – 1 October 2017. Pinestars teams will be selected in M21E, W21E, M17-20E and W17-20E for races at all individual distances and a relay. All orienteers interested in selection […]
Applications are now being invited for the following roles: NZ Schools Team Manager NZ Schools Team Coach Technical Committee Convenor Click here to find out more about these roles
All orienteers interested in selection for the 2017 World Cup Round 3 in Latvia must register their interest, year of birth, and cell phone number to the Convenor of Selectors Al Cory-Wright (email@example.com) by 7pm Sunday 2 July 2017.
After the madness of April there has been relatively little activity in May up until the last two weeks. These have seen the final WOC training camp in Estonia, on which Lizzie Ingham reports below, and then the first round of the World Cup giving another wonderful sprint performance from Tim Robertson. Both perhaps give […]
in this Issue: View from the Chair; ONZ New Vacancies!; 2016 ONZ Award Recipients; Oceania & Auckland World Masters Games; New Mapping Standard; High Performance Update
Tim Robertson has produced another outstanding sprint performance, finishing 8th in the first race at World Cup Round 1 being held in Finland. Tim was about 30s behind winner Yannick Michiels who gave Belgium their first ever victory in a World Cup race. Tim had earlier qualified easily in joint 15th place out of nearly […]