May has seen an upsurge in events both domestically and overseas. At international level we have seen the first round of the 2018 World Cup, in association with the European Championships, with mixed results for the small New Zealand contingent. At home the second round of JWOC trials, early in the month, including the Ultralong […]
Click here to view the latest edition of High Performance News With the ONZ Championships done and dusted for another year, April has been another relatively quiet month at home, the main feature being the South Island Championships hosted by Dunedin. This has been followed by both North island and South Island Secondary Schools […]
Although the early part of March kept many of riveted watching the unfolding drama of Godzone2018, there has been very little orienteering activity until the ONZ Championships over Easter. With Easter overhanging March into April, I have left this issue until completion of competition and selection or partial selection of JWOC, WOC and WUOC teams, […]
February usually brings about a pick-up of activity. This year, with no Waitangi sprints, SOW being at the end of January, and no opportunity to build a camp around these events seems to be the exception. Nevertheless there are many out there training diligently with an eye on Easter and beyond, competing overseas, or flying […]
So a new year starts… Despite SOW creeping into January this year, it is a quiet period. Hence below you will find a more extended summary of the seminar given by DFSNZ at the Under 23 Camp in December, as well as, of course, the SOW results, and a few other snippets of information, as […]
With the competition season ending with the WOA Champs at the end of November, I was anticipating this HP news to be short. But with a report on the recent U23 Development Camp, plus a few other issues of interest, it seems to have expanded well beyond expectations!. So, holiday reading for all and see […]
After the ONZ Champs at Labour Weekend November was perhaps always going to be a bit of an anti-climax despite both the AOA and WOA Champs being on the calendar. Brief reports on both are below. Also revealed is the draft programme for the 2018 SuperSeries, and some reflections based on two weeks in Norway […]
It seems strange writing about the ONZ Championships in October, but in some ways it is perhaps fitting that the National Championships have come, once again, not withstanding the Auckland and Wellington Champs to come, more or less at the end of the season. The ONZ Champs reported on below were the final chance for […]
With the major news and events in September coming right at the end of the month I have delayed this issue a little to capture them. These include the Australian Champs Carnival, incorporating of course the Southern Cross Challenge, and then this last weekend the final round of the 2017 IOF World Cup where Tim […]
including World Cup Round 3 – Latvia; Analysis of where we seem to be Post-WOC/JWOC; Jonty Oram’s report on the O-Ringen academy; and Pinestars selection.
I apologise that with WOC already under way at the end of June, the June issue of HP News somewhat fell by the wayside. So here you have a combined June/July issue which not only summarises WOC with its highs and lows, but also JWOC which followed hard on its heels and saw Tommy Hayes […]
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 […]
April has been a busy month. The announcement of the JWOC team following the trials in late March, the Oceania Championships – with excellent NZL results, followed by the announcement of the team for WOC, the Schools Test Match, and culminating in a highly successful WMOC2017. Hard to know where to start, so pick and […]
A couple of incidents in the last little while set me thinking about professionalism in sport. To most people this probably means getting payed for what you do. Surely then, to orienteering, where even in Scandinavia the number of people who fall anywhere near this category can probably be counted on one hand, it has […]
Southern O Week provides plenty to put in the February HP News – it doubled as the first round of the SuperSeries and was followed by a successful, HP camp.
The end of January already and a new season of orienteering beckons with the upcoming Waikaia Orienteering Weekend marking the start of the 2017 SuperSeries, and to be followed by the High Performance Camp. Already, however, Wellington has run a very successful regional camp reported below, and preparations are on-going for a whole list of […]
Rather belatedly, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all – obviously my New Year’s resolution is to not be late with HP News in 2017. That said, December has been a quiet month, albeit marked by both the U23 camp and the Junior camp. I was hoping to have a report on the former […]
Although orienteering activity has been somewhat scarce during November there has been a lot going on behind the scenes. This includes putting together as far as possible details of training camps in the first half of the year, organizing dates for trials for various teams, and an entertaining weekend of having various members of the HP Squads test running courses for WMOC2017 in Woodhill Forest.
The highlight of October without a doubt has been Tim Robertson’s performance in coming 4th in the final race of the 2016 IOF World Cup, leaving him in 16th place overall in the series. However, October has also seen a highly successful Alpine O Weekend in the high country of Craigieburn, and considerable progress in planning for 2017. The later includes finalising the 2017 High Performance Squads, venues for various trials, and proposals for a HP camp.
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.
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 […]
The main focus in July has obviously been JWOC in Switzerland, again adorned by some excellent New Zealand performances. However, successes in the World Rogaining Championships and, closer to home, the National Secondary School Champs, need also to be acknowledged. Now is the time, however, to draw breath for a couple of weeks before the […]
June has been a strange month. For me it felt odd to have planned a day of Queen’s Birthday yet not be there to see the outcome – by all accounts a highly successful 3-day event for which Wellington and Hutt Valley clubs deserve full credit. Instead I have had the chance to look over […]
First and foremost my apologies for this being a little late – Preparations for both Queen’s Birthday and going overseas have taken precedence. Secondly for the brevity – it’s being written in Melbourne airport in transit. Hopefully the most important issues are covered. Obviously the most significant news in May has been Tim Robertson’s rise […]
With the ONZ Champs, as the final selection event, out of the way the selectors have been busy in analysing performances and finalising the teams for WOC and JWOC. These are highlighted below. April has also seen the first High Performance Squad camp under the new National Squad structure. This was held in Wellington/Masterton and, […]