On a stunning day in Rauland we headed out to one of the nicest maps of the area for our Long Distance Simulation Race.
Introducing the 2015 New Zealand JWOC Team. Profiles, pictures, and background information…
The JWOC crew down in Christchurch have been busy. Competing in both the Geraldine Rogaine Autumn Muster (GRAM) 6 hour last weekend and the Mt Isobel Challenge on the 23rd.
Matt Ogden (NZL) has posted on his personal blog: “It has been a little over a week now since I came back from OK Linné’s annual training camp, which was held in Croatia and Slovenia…”
Matt Ogden (NZL) has blogged ” Another European Adventure Begins” on his personal blog including orienteering, reflections on his past few months in NZ and current travelling.
Gene Beveridge has posted on his personal blog: Trigger Words and Mental Mistakes. “Marion set a good course for AOTC this Saturday on Telephone Track which was a great opportunity to redeem myself after my messy runs at Tour De Peninsula. My session aim was to use my trigger words consistently to drive technical process and forget about the bigger picture of my training and performance. I call this process focus…”
Gene Beveridge (NZL) posted about orienteering on his personal blog: Tour De Peninsula marks the build up to the 2015 orienteering season in NZ with its series of 8 races over 3 days with the cycle tour inspired concepts used by Sprint the Bay in previous years. This year I was open to compete for as many of the leaders’ singlets as I could.
Lizzie Ingham has posted a blog update – recalling her Tasmanian and World Cup experiences, one month on. The blog post is titled “Behind the times: Tassie World Cup”
Gene Beveridge (NZL) has posted on his personal blog: “On the 4th of January I ran in the Oceania Relay Champs in an amazing setting bellow Mt Barrow on the Benbullen map. This was another opportunity for me to get some high speed navigation. I was only racing for the second New Zealand team but pulled out a good performance to be the first New Zealander home on the first leg behind New Zealand and Australia.
Gene Beveridge (NZL) has posted on his personal blog. “On the 2nd of January we ran the World Cup sprint race qualification at Cataract Gorge, and on the 3rd the sprint final at the University of Tasmania both here in Launceston…
Gene Beveridge (NZL) has posted on his personal blog: “I have been in Tasmania for 5 days now and have done 2 quality training sessions with the other New Zealanders here in preparation for World Cup Round 1 starting today. The 2 forest maps we have been on were mostly relevant for the long and middle distance…”
Lizzie Ingham (NZL) has posted on her personal blog: “World Cup 2015 is almost here! In two days time I’ll find myself lining up for the second time in two years in what I could consider a homeground world cup…”
“This week is a big one for NZ Orienteering, with the World Cup in Tasmania only weeks away, we have a new High Performance Leader – Malcolm Ingham. Correspondingly, I think it’s a great time to spark up some talk around how we can best improve…
On the local map-related sports community chat site MapTalk, I suggested Paul-I post a blog post about his mapping activities for Nationals 2015 instead of in chat. His reply got me thinking. The reply was this: “Hey Rog, not 100% sure I should do that mate… my info isn’t really official release, also I’m thinking […]
Lizzie Ingham has posted a race review of the Sprint races on her personal blog: Although the official proposal of having separate sprint WOC and forest WOCs may have been shot down, with this year’s schedule I’ve ended up pretty much having two separate WOCs anyway. Last weekend was all about the sprints, with the […]
And so to Venice… or rather our accommodation in Lido di Jesolo, where we arrived yesterday afternoon. Think four streets parallel to a long, long beach, wall-to-wall hotels, souvenir shops and amusement arcades, and you can imagine that it’s not really the kind of place that you would expect elite athletes to be hanging out in! The beach itself is covered by row after row of sunshades and loungers. Nonetheless this is our home for 3 nights, as dictated by the WOC organizers, for the first individual event, the sprint.
It been over 30 hours since I left Auckland and I’ve finally arrived Venice at the strike of midnight. Having stopped for 6 hours in Singapore’s Changi Airport, I managed to find amusement with the various gardens, movies and a roof top pool. Surprisingly, they had a butterfly enclosure to explore, though having to bear […]
I got fairly bored during my 16 hour stop-over in Hong Kong so I decided to mission it up Lantau Peak. The airport was fairly lacking in things to do and I felt a bit of an adventure would be a good way to pass the time. At 934 metres, Lantau Peak is the second […]
Saturday got off to a good start waking up to a package at the front doorstep. Inside was an exciting parcel put together by Bivouac/Outdoor. Having been generously sponsored a pair of X-Talon Inov8s alongside this – I’d like to say a massive thank you to Bivouac for their support. Having worked at the Sylvia […]
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Today I ran a good hill session out near Sumner. My Achilles has been improving steadily over the past 4 weeks and I have built up to 90+ min runs successfully. It is great to be running again even if it does mean the amount of study that gets done is considerably less. After seeing […]
Over the last month or so I have been competing in several Xterra trail runs with local orienteer’s Piret Klade, Tim Robertson, and Jamie Stewart. Xterra is a series of trail runs with breathtaking views, jagged coastlines and lush native bush. There are four races the series this year each consisting of a short, middle, […]
Just like that Queen’s Birthday is all wrapped up and we’re into June! I’m leaving at the end of this month for Europe, putting pre-JWOC plans into practice. First stop will be Milan, Italy where I’ll be meeting up with Shamus and Helena. We have a couple of days to find our feet and the […]
The juniors showed their speed today in the WOA Sprint at Massey University. A relatively simple course with 50-50 route-choice meant those with speedy legs could push confidently the whole way. With minimum hesitations there were no breaks for the runners and the pain was showing on the runners’ faces as they were racing around […]
The past couple of weeks have been pretty busy with me trying to fit in all the uni work, actual work and training, but here’s a nice summary of what I’ve been up to! Most recently (last weekend) I was (un?)lucky enough to be commandeered into a team for the annual T’Walk event run by […]