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!).
Some of our top athletes, Lizzie Ingham, Tim Robertson and Matt Ogden are asked a few questions about how they have progressed from starting out at orienteering to competing on the world stage.
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.
A look at what some other countries are doing in the area of Athlete Development
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
The OrienteeringNZ 2015 SuperSeries sprint titles have been decided. Details and points table.
M21E Ferrymead Diamond Harbour Lincoln Riverside Rathkeale Hapua Total 1 Tommy Hayes 40 60 31 80 100 40 351 2 Gene Beveridge 31 28 60 100 60 45 324 3 Shamus Morrison 37 33 80 40 50 60 300 4 Cameron Tier 33 50 45 80 80 288 5 Matt Ogden 100 80 100 280 […]
includes JWOC trials review, results & maps; SuperSeries races results & points table; information on training camps; update on Queen’s Birthday; and JWOC team!!!
The provisional team selected to represent New Zealand at the Junior World Orienteering Championships for 2015 to be held in Rauland, Norway 4-10 July 2015
Masterton hosted the JWOC Trails and the second round of the New Zealand Orienteering Super Series last weekend. This consisted of a middle and sprint on the Saturday and long on the Sunday…
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.
The International Orienteering Federations “Inside Orienteering” February 2015 issue is available online. Features: The story of the Czech TV man you see in photos running after orienteers. Orienteering in Egypt – one year on and more.
Brief summary of the SuperSeries results from Tour de Peninsula; JWOC Trials and Round 2 of the SS, the Nationals, training camps, and updated anti-doping rules recently posted on the OrienteeringNZ website.
Orienteering NZ updated its anti-doping information to reflect the latest rules which came into effect at the start of 2015. For more information, please refer to Orienteering NZ Anti-Doping Information.
Orienteering NZ invites applications for the following positions: Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) Coach 2015 Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) Team Manager 2015 World Orienteering Championships (WOC) Team Manager 2015 Applications for all the positions close: Sunday 8 March 2015. Position descriptions are available on the Orienteering NZ website under vacancies or from the links […]
Following the first round of the 2015 SuperSeries run as part of the Tour de Peninsula over Waitangi weekend, Matt Ogden and Laura Robertson lead the M21E and W21E fields respectively. The two Superseries races at Ferrymead and Lincoln University were both flat and fast, but run in vastly different conditions – the cold and […]
The first round of the SuperSeries at Waitangi weekend offers New Zealand orienteers their first chance to stake claims for selection in the teams for the Senior and Junior World Championships to be held in Scotland and Norway respectively later in the year. The SuperSeries, with an individual’s best 10 of 14 races to count, […]
Orienteering New Zealand’s Development Squad Camp 2014 – A fun video from the awesome week of training in December!! Enjoy!!