There’s only 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week and less than 8 weeks till JWOC 2016 now. Unfortunately, when you factor in university, travel to university, sleeping and eating that only leaves a little time to train even when you multitask eating, sleeping and university (oops). But somehow the long sessions […]
JWOC 2016 will be held in Switzerland in the Engadin valley from July 9th – 15th. The event centre is in Scoul which has been a well known wellness resort for over 130 years. The scenery is said to be spectacular. On arrival, trainings planned by coach Rob Jessop will help us acclimatise to the European terrain […]
In reply to the Board on the rationale for the exclusion of JWOC members from the New Zealand Secondary Schools Team Edit 2/05/2016 Subsequent to publication it has come to my attention that the proposal to exclude JWOC runners from the Schools Team was actually included as a recommendation as part of the High […]
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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, […]
The April e-Newsletter full of news and updates from OrienteeringNZ. Includes: This months “View from the Chair”; NZ representative orienteers; vacancies; NZ Secondary Schools Team – JWOC Exclusion Rationale; World Orienteering Day; WMG2017 & Oceania; Health & Safety;
As in nearly every year March has really seen the orienteering season kick into life with the main JWOC Selection Event in Hawkes Bay followed by the All Night Relay in Taupo and culminating at Easter weekend with the ONZ Championships based in Nelson and St, Arnaud. The first and last of these have been […]
After the technical navigation amid the gorges of Smedley Station in yesterday’s middle distance, today’s long distance was much more about route choice around and across the gorges. In the women’s race, however, the result was the same – a nearly 10 minute win for Danielle Goodall. Sonia Hollands, after a disappointing middle came through […]
Devon Beckman and Dani Goodall have drawn first blood in the pursuit for selection for JWOC2016 in Switzerland. Although trailling at the split time control, Devon has a comfortable 2 minute margin over Ed Cory-Wright with Shamus Morrison and Matt Goodall close together in 3rd and 4th. On Derek Morrison’s technical an dphysical course through the […]
JWOC Selection Event 5/6 March – Information Saturday 5 March: Middle Distance Map: Smedley Station 1:10000, 5m contour interval Directions: From the North (or Napier airport) take Highway 50 to Smedley Road, and turn right. If you reach Tikokino, turn back , you will have gone about a kilometre too far. From the South follow Highway 50 […]
New Year – new challenges. With much of 2015 devoted to getting a High Performance plan finalised and adopted, the on-going issue in 2016 is to make that plan both a reality and a success. Organizationally this means getting the different levels of squads functioning well and providing the training and coaching that is needed […]
Presidents Rant, Constitution Review, 2016 International Team Costs, Vacancies, Appointments, AGM Notice, AWMG Updates, Community Sport Investment Update, International Olympic Academy Session for Young Participants
Nick Hann is one of New Zealand’s top orienteers winning the men’s elite grade in both middle and long distance at this year’s national champs. Nick will definitely be one to beat at Southern O Week, and here we catch up to him to find out how his orienteering is going. 1) In 2014 you finished […]
Orienteering NZ invites applications for the following two vacancies: Orienteering NZ Event Liaison & Orienteering NZ National Coaching Co-ordinator. Applications close 31 December 2015.
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;
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 […]
President’s Rant – October 2015 It’s been a busy period with an overseas trip to Australia to take in their Australian Championships and two trips back to Wellington on orienteering business. Whilst over in Ballarat, I had several rounds of informal talks with our Australian counterparts largely around increasing opportunities for more competition between the […]
Orienteering NZ invites applications for the following two vacancies: JWOC Team Manager & WOC Team Manager 2016/2017. Applications close 15 November 2015.
President’s Rant – July 2015 Not surprisingly July has seen our young junior athletes taking all our attention. During the early part of the month, I’m sure that most of us were actively following JWOC from Norway with no indication of what was about to unfold. It’s hard to find the appropriate superlatives to acclaim […]
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 […]
The Kiwi #1 men’s team just failed to replicate last year’s podium finish coming in 12th place but as 7th nation just 24 seconds behind Switzerland. A steady first leg by Devon Beckman was followed by both Shamus Morrison and Tim Robertson moving through the field, as many of the runners ahead made mistakes in […]
Shamus Morrison and Tim Robertson have produced great runs in the JWOC Long Distance in Rauland overnight to finish 9th and 10th respectively. With only 3 seconds separating the pair of them in Tuesda
Familiarity with Norwegian terrain was the key in Tuesday’s JWOC Middle Distance Final with a sole Russian the only interloper as Scandinavian and Swiss filled almost all the top 10 places in both Me