For the first time ever, Drug Free Sport NZ has used a reformed doper to deliver a series of captivating video messages to warn New Zealand athletes about the perils of drug use. The three enthralling and thought-provoking videos include a direct message to athletes, a message to the parents of athletes, and top tips for staying clean.
7 December 2015 The Junior World Orienteering Championships for 2016 will be held in Engadin, Scoul, Switzerland 9-15 July 2016. Selection Criteria The 2016 JWOC Team will be based on the following selection events: Primary Selection event – Hawkes Bay event in 5-6 March 2016 Supplimentary Selection event – 2016 Orienteering NZ National Championships Overseas-based […]
Regional Junior Squads; Costs for JWOC, WOC and Australian Schools Champs; IOF Athlete’s Licence; IOF – WOC in the future; Sprint Relay to feature in 2016 SuperSeries; Regional Junior Squads; Adventure Race World Championships 2015;
As foreshadowed in last months HP News the next tier below the National Senior and Under-23 squads are Regional Junior squads. These will be part of wider Regional Squads which also include the members of the National Senior and Under-23 Squads. From the start of next year the aim is for the Regional Squads to have regular organized training activities.
The benefits of getting ONZ’s committee convenors together around a table were realised at a workshop held in Wellington during mid November. Whilst providing each convenor with the chance to highlight the goals and progress made by their respective committee, it also raised opportunities for interaction on common issues.
Notwithstanding the WOA and SI Champs, and the wrap-up from the Australian Champs, the main issue this month is (finally) the announcement and rationale behind the new Senior and Under 23 National Squads. These have been a long time in gestation (about 9 months actually!) but the birth is here and, hopefully, the start of […]
Orienteering NZ invites applications for the following two vacancies: JWOC Team Manager & WOC Team Manager 2016/2017. Applications close 15 November 2015.
Lizzie ingham has backed up her fine run in Friday’s long distance race at the final roud of the 2015 World Cup with a 17th place overnight in the final race of the series. This was a middle distance and, as the World Cup final, carried double points in the overall series. Lizzie’s time of 38:50 […]
Lizzie Ingham, the sole Kiwi at the final round of the 2015 IOF World Cup, has produced one of the best runs ever by a New Zealander in Europe in finishing 12th in the long distance held at an altitude of nearly 2000m in Arosa, Switzerland. In a very strong field Lizzie’s time of 1:31:23 for […]
With not too much on the agenda in September this issue is a little thin, although enlivened by the results in Australia from the early part of this week. Much of what is here is therefore looking forward rather than back and includes the 2016 JWOC Trials, 2016 SuperSeries, WRE events for 2016 as well […]
Youth Development Camp 2015 Bulletin 1 Youth Development Camp is a four day camp targeted at Juniors aged 16 and over who are aiming to represent New Zealand at JWOC within the next couple of years. Camp this year will be held at Houghton’s Bush Camp out near Muriwai Beach with trainings based […]
So WOC has come and gone once again, a draining, but overall highly positive, experience for all concerned, and one to which a large number of people contributed. As a lot has already been written I include only the salient summary below. Now we look forward to the Australian Champs week including the Oz Schools […]
Although we naturally tend to look at individual results in the WOC races, just as important are the overall standing of the men’s and women’s teams as these dictate how many runners we will be allowed in the Middle and Long distance races at the next WOC. Nations are divided into 3 groups. The 8 […]
Midges, mountainous contours, marshes and moorland – it was a long, long day at the long distance, during which the three Team NZL runners, despite early wobbles, stuck to their task to finish in fine style across the open hillside west of the arena. Both men’s and women’s courses featured very long legs – one […]
After an exhilarating day at Darnaway for the relay followed by a team and supporters dinner in Inverness to help celebrate Tim’s birthday, apologies for the late report on goings on in Scotland! But, yes, amazing performances by all in both the men’s and women’s relays with the men improving from 23rd last year to […]
Today’s middle distance has brought it all for team NZL – world class runs by Lizzie and Matt, solid performances from Laura and Renee, but an injury to Tim which cast a bit of a damper on an otherwise good day. Particularly pleasing was that on courses at Darnaway, venue for WOC in 1976, which […]
After the highs of the sprint qualifying and sprint relay the only bright spot of the sprint final was Tim’s excellent 20th place in the men’s race. The three women all had difficulties of different kinds. Laura started very strongly and was well up at the half-way point but suffered from stitch and dropped rapidly […]
A storming finish by Laura, mowing down the Italian runner on the short steep climb to the last control, has seen Team NZL finish 12th in tonight’s sprint relay held in Nairn. This is one place higher than last year’s finish in Italy, but slightly frustrating as the top 10 was in touching distance. Lizzie […]
Congratulations to Ross Brighouse of Counties who has won the M70 title at WMOC in Gothenburg. Ross’s time of 48-47 gave him a winning margin of 47 seconds over Jan Fogelberg of Sweden, with another Swede in 3rd place. It is Ross’s third WMOC title in a long and distinguished careeer representing New Zealand at both […]
After all the build-up WOC is finally underway and today was almost, but not quite, a dream start for Team NZL – all 3 women (Lizzie, Laura and Imogene) qualifying for the sprint final, Tim also cruising in, and Gene and Shamus coming agonizingly close to joining him – missing out by only 16 and […]
With D-Day, or rather S-Day, fast approaching, the last 2 days have seen our focus largely switch to the sprints with visits to Elgin, Forres and Nairn (twice) to run (through Elgin – not embargoed), walk (through Forres and Nairn – embargoed for running), and today run (through the model sprint map at Nairn). Whereas […]
As you may notice from the photo attached to the first report, we have a nearly new Ford 8-seater minivan as part of our transport arrangements. This wonder of driving technology comes complete with all kinds of mysterious knobs and buttons and a digital display on the dashboard which produces really useful messages for the […]
Although the weather in Amsterdam may have cleared sufficiently to allow the remaining team members to join us in Inverness, the Scottish summer seems rather wet as Wednesday morning dawns with more r
Unfortunately, although four team members (Tim & Laura Roberston, Matt Ogden and Lizzie Ingham) along with the manager are now esconced at Auchnahillin Holiday Park just outside Inverness, the ini
Well what a month! Another wonderful JWOC for New Zealand highlighted by Tim Robertson’s successful defence of his sprint title, but supported in full by excellent performances by the men in the long distance and relay, and some promising progress made by the young women’s team. Now attention switches from Norway to Scotland as the […]