Leg by Leg is where a guest takes us through a recent orienteering course in detail. We’ll discover what they found most challenging and how they handled, or didn’t handle, these challenges. We aim to cover all levels of experience in the series. Hogs Back Ultralong was on 05/09/2020. The episode is most suitable for […]
Like the advertising quote from Jaws “…just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…” here we are again, with events, at least in Auckland, back in abeyance. Hopefully it does look, notwithstanding the extra week and a bit continuation of Levels 2.5 and 2, as though things are under control […]
Following its enforced COVID-19 break, the National O League resumes on Saturday with the Ultralong on Hogsback near Castle Hill. Live tracking will be available for selected runners in both M21E and W21E. The link for M21E is https://log.gl/0dhj-g , while that for W21E is https://log.gl/HL2euA W21E will go live at 11.05 and M21E at […]
Firstly my apologies….although I sent out the pdf version of this News last weekend, as I didn’t have full internet I forgot about this Web version. If there are any avid readers out there who wondered where it was, read on….. As events pick up in New Zealand but second waves of Covid-19 hit many […]
Three weeks into Level 1 and signs of orienteering life, at least in New Zealand, are starting to emerge. PAPO were first off the mark with an OY on 14 June attended by about 175 people. More local events have taken place around the country including Bay of Plenty, Palmerston North and Wellington. The Auckland […]
Well, if I thought April was difficult to find anything to write about, it was nothing on May! However, as (touch wood) the drop to Level 1 appears just over the horizon there is now at least the opportunity for some forward planning for what remains of the 2020 orienteering season. Read on. Malcolm Ingham […]
The IOF has announced that WOC2020 rescheduled for October in Denmark has now been cancelled. The full IOF announcement is here: https://orienteering.sport/nokian-tyres-world-orienteering-championships-2020-and-european-orienteering-championships-2021-cancelled/ . IOF has attempted to reschedule what would have been the first sprint only WOC, including apparently trying to incorporate a sprint into WOC2021 in Czech Republic, but have been unable to find […]
After 5+ years of writing HP News this is the first time I have had to put one together with absolutely no actual events or training camps to report on! It leaves me therefore to at least keep people up to date, as far as possible, with the likely implications for domestic and international orienteering […]
At present it is still the intention of IOF that WOC2020 and JWOC2020 will be held in October. A final decision on this will be made by IOF by 1 July. Given the continuing situation with COVID-19, both domestically and internationally, ONZ will not make any final decisions about participation or team selections for these […]
Well, what a difference a month makes. At the end of February we were looking to trials for JWOC and WUOC, and those in Wellington were fully engaged in preparations for the ONZ Champs. Now we wonder when we are even going to be able to orienteer again, and globally major events, if not cancelled, […]
Cancellation of JWOC / WUOC trials this weekend We are sorry for the very short notice for this but the trials for the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) / World University Championships (WUOC) this weekend are now cancelled. The primary concern is the number of people who would be travelling to and from Auckland by air at […]
The Final Bulletin for the Trials weekend is here Final Bulletin Trials 21+22 March 2020 The Start Times for both days are here Trials Start Times March 2020
Over the last week the spread of coronavirus around the world has led to the cancellation or postponement of many sporting events. The International Orienteering Federation has just released a statement on the current and possible future impact on orienteering events. The full IOF statement is here (https://orienteering.sport/coronavirus-covid-19-update-from-the-iof/). With regard to the major international events […]
Entries are open for the NZ Orienteering Championships 2020 (‘Nationals’) hosted by Orienteering Wellington 10-13 April 2020. Entries are open; trophies return requested; and AGM date confirmed.
After the sprints of January there has been somewhat of a lull throughout February although weekly club events have started up around the country. From a HP perspective the main happening has been a training camp held in Nelson/Nelson Lakes, reported on below. But as we move into March and the serious business of trials, […]
In this issue: View from the Chair; Club Spotlight – Hawkes Bay Orienteering; Vote 2020 – A call for ONZ Council Nominations; High Performance News; Mapping Update; Large events that are rapidly looming
The second round of the National O League incorporating the principal trials for JWOC2020 and WUOC2020 will be held on 21 and 22 March hosted by NWOC. Saturday 21 March: middle distance – Turkey Ridge North, planner Renee Beveridge, controller Geoff Mead Sunday 22 March: long distance – Hedley Dunes Extension, planner Cameron Tier, controller […]
The MTBO selection panel invites riders wishing to represent NZ at the 2020 MTBO World Championships and Junior World Championships, to apply for selection by 31 March 2020.
North West Orienteering Club (NWOC) is hosting a weekend of high-quality orienteering, with new maps and varied terrain on Auckland’s South Head. The perfect orienteering hit out before the National Championships three weeks later.
The first round of the 2020 IOF World Cup will be held in Neuchatel, Switzerland from 21-24 May 2020. .Round 1 consists of a long distance, a knock-out sprint and an individual sprint All orienteers interested in selection for this event should contact the Convenor of Selectors Al Cory-Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday 21 February 2020. […]
Season 2020 is underway! A highly successful Lonely Mountain Sprint series saw a strong international field and gave a great demonstration of the new IOF knock-out sprint format. A full report follows, including an analysis of the map choice option of splitting that was used in the semi-finals. Also, as we move into 2020 a […]
The elite knock-out sprint, a WOC 2020 trial, takes place on Saturday at the Lonely Mountain Sprints in New Plymouth. There will be live tracking of both the women’s and men’s finals. Women’s final: start 1800, tracking goes live at 1758 at events.loggator.com/7wiV4g Men’s final start 1830, tracking goes live at 1828 at events.loggator.com/fO1XwA
Orienteering NZ have not currently received any expressions of interest for managing the NZ Team at 2020 & 2021 Junior World Orienteering Championships (Turkey & Portugal).
With essentially no events of note the main feature of December is the Under 23 Development Camp, held this year courtesy of Counties Manakau Orienteering Club. However, after a long year it also provides a chance to take a short break before launching into the next year. Of course, 2020 will see an early start […]
The two areas of Woodhill Forest and adjacent land are embargoed to any participants in the JWOC/WUOC trial and public races being held in Auckland on Saturday 21 March (middle) and Sunday 22 March (long) 2020.