New Zealand has been selected as the Oceania representative for the orienteering events at the 2017 World Games to be held in Wroclaw, Poland from 25-27 July 2017.
Tag : High Performance
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.
In this Issue: View from the Chair; ONZ Vacancies – NEW!; Consultation Feedback Update; High Performance Update;
Oceania and World Masters Champs Update;
Tim Robertson has produced another amazing sprint result coming in 4th in the final race of the 2016 IOF World Cup in Aarau, Switzerland early this morning.
Drug Free Sport NZ has announced WADA has now published the 2017 Prohibited List. This will come into force on January 1, 2017.
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.
All people aiming to compete in the NZ MTBO Champs on 18-20 November 2016, should note the following embargo notices.
All orienteers interested in selection for the NZ 2017 WOC team shall notify Convenor of Selectors Al Cory-Wright by 1 February 2017.
Reminder that entries for Alpine O 2016 close in just under 1 month on 14th October 2016 BUT to get the cheaper price you have to register by 7th October. Includes new maps in the Canterbury high country and a World Ranking event!
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 […]
A very wet day in Stromstad turned the WOC Long Distance into something of a survival test as the long tough courses across the marshes and heather clad tops provided an extremely thorough test of both fitness and navigation. The four Kiwis – Imogene Scott, Lizzie Ingham, Gene Beveridge and Chris Forne – all had mixed […]
The WOC Middle Distance has seen reasonably solid performances by all 4 Kiwis with Lizzie Ingham leading the way in 24th place in the women’s race, Kate Morrison 43rd, and Tim Robertson and Toby Scott close together in 48th and 52nd in the men. Toby as fourth starter had no benefit from the tracking that developed […]
Tuesday morning has been spent at the middle distance model event. The map and pictures are shown below, see if you can match the controls, and other views, to the map. Thanks to Emily Kemp. who posed for her photo, and the other random orienteers who didn’t know they were being included!
After last year’s 12th place in Scotland, the 2016 WOC Sprint Relay turned out to be a big disappointment for the NZL team of Jula McMillan, Tim Robertson, Ross Morrison and Laura Robertson. Sadly, Jula, on the first leg at her first WOC, had the kind of run that nightmares are made of. First visiting the wrong […]
Tim Robertson, although disappointed that the course was perhaps not more technical, produced the best WOC finish ever by a New Zealand man when he finished 13th in the sprint final in Stromstad on Saturday afternoon, surpassing Chris Forne’s 17th place in the long distance in Hungary in 2009. With a start time in the middle of […]
Tim Robertson, Laura Robertson and Imogene Scott are the NZL qualifiers for this afternoon’s WOC sprint final. Tim took 8th place in Heat A where only 34s covered Tue Lassen in first place and the 15th and last qualifier. In Men’s B Ross Morrison was 45 s away from qualifying, finishing in 22nd place. Gene […]
The first WOC race, sprint qualification, is tomorrow (Saturday in Sweden) in Stromstad. Team NZL start times are Jula McMillan 9:06 (7.06 pm NZ) Laura Robertson 9:13 Imogen Scott 9:22 Ross Morrison 10:12 Gene Beveridge 10:19 Tim Robertson 10:32 No live tracking for the qualification but live results at http://live.woc2016.se/blog/category/woc-sprint/ , 3.1-3.2 k for the women, […]
With WOC only 2 days away, the team have been doing a number of focused session in relevant areas for both sprint and forest disciplines.
Three days now until WOC2016 kicks off with the sprint on Saturday, and while we still await tomorrow’s arrival of Ross, Roby and Kate, accreditation is dealt with and the other 7 members of team NZL are well into final preparations. At present we are accommodated courtesy of Magnus and Lisa and the Bengtsson family […]
Gene updates us on the NZ team in preparation for World Orienteering Championships in Sweden while taking a map walk through the Swedish Forest.
Update from the New Zealand WOC team on their training in Sweden. Looking forward to following the live coverage and GPS tracking starting this Saturday!
Half of the NZ WOC team is already in Europe with the other half arriving soon. Follow their training and racing throughout this month by subscribing to Gene’s YouTube Channel and Website for news and updates.
View from the Chair; ONZ Vacancies; Proposed Change to Secondary School Grades – Consultation; HP Update – JWOC Performances – Food for Thought; Are you interested in Safety Management? We Want your Help; Russian Doping Scandal – IOF Response; Camps – Applications close 31 July; AMP Scholarships Open;
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 […]
Shamus Morrison produced an outstanding run to finish in 9th place in the JWOC Middle Distance Final run in steep, rocky and complex terrain. Notwithstanding a small mistakeon control 5 and what looked like a slightly wavering route choice to number 8, Shamus came into the finish in 4th place and never looked as if he […]