Whenever you are training the time just seems to fly by, you don’t realise how much you actually spend preparing yourself for some of the most important races that will kick start your international orienteering career. So far I have managed to fit in both university study and training, however I should probably study a […]
All you need to do is spike those controls!! “The Little Book of Orienteering Techniques” Selling now in support of Ed Cory-Wright and the NZ junior team going to JWOC and representing New Zealand. The book has been written by Jean Cory-Wright who has competed in 10 world O champs and has coached both New Zealand and British teams and worked with Canterbury […]
The past couple of weeks have been pretty busy with me trying to fit in all the uni work, actual work and training, but here’s a nice summary of what I’ve been up to! Most recently (last weekend) I was (un?)lucky enough to be commandeered into a team for the annual T’Walk event run by […]
This year’s NISS was organised by Waikato Orienteering Club. It was an awesome event that I had been looking forward to, having missed out on it last year. The Sprint was at Hamilton Boys High and neighbouring Marian Catholic School . The thing I loved most about this map was the combination of close building […]
(USA) Open Position – For Immediate Hire – Volunteer Female Assistant Coach & Chaperone The USA Junior Orienteering program is looking for a Volunteer Female Assistant Coach and Chaperone (1 position) to help the head coach as the team travels and races in Europe this summer. The team will arrive in Finland 10.June for racing […]
Seeing the fresh snow fall on the Alps this week made me super keen to get out there, and climbing some mountains would be the perfect break from study. On a day like this, nothing can beat standing on the top of a big pile of rock. Starting at Porters Pass (942 m), the ridge […]
As I entered the second week of the school holidays I was looking forward to a good week of training finishing with a three day Hillary Challenge training with Middleton Grange School at Lake Heron and the South Island Schools Champs. I’m not a morning person to put it simply, so getting up at 6:15 […]
This year I am going to be maximising my time in Bulgarian terrain before JWOC. The Norwegian team has offered me a spot on their training camp in Bulgaria, from 30th June to 5th July. In 2012 I was on a training camp in the Czech Republic with the Norwegian equivalent of New Zealand’s D-squad. […]
Silva Service to NZ Orienteering Derek Morrison (Hawke’s Bay) has received the Silva Service to NZ Orienteering, joining a highly prestigious list of recipients before him. The award is our premier service award, honoring an individual who has contributed in a most deserving manner to the development of orienteering in New Zealand. Derek has been […]
Nick has his A-game on (like always!) and has beaten me to the post, already writing about post-nationals training (check it out below). Backtracking a bit here’s a quick outline of nationals and how everyone in the team did. Firstly, thanks to Wellington Orienteering Club for putting on some great events on some quality maps! Secondly, […]
After the fantastic nationals in Wellington, the Moose and I couldn’t wait to get back out on some of those maps. But since Fusilier is embargoed until Queens Birthday, and we didn’t really feel like getting shot down by fighter jets for running around Ohakea, Waikawa was left as our only option. I brought the […]
Hi everyone, We are going to update this blog in our lead up to JWOC 2014; with the latest on our results, events and training. Look out for the other important links on this website, all there to keep you completely up to date with JWOC 2014 and the NZ team!
Selection Announcement: New Zealand Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) Team 2014 The New Zealand team to compete at JWOC in Borovets, Bulgaria 21– 28 July 2014 is as follows: Men Ed Cory-Wright (Peninsula And Plains) Nick Hann (Wellington) Callum Herries (Hawkes Bay) Shamus Morrison (Wellington) Tim Robertson (Hutt Valley) Cameron Tier (North West) Women Helena […]
JWOC 2013 My trip to JWOC this year was amazing. One of my favourite things this year was getting to know all the other teams better, as we were all staying in the same accommodation. Placing 3rd in the sprint distance opened my eyes to the fact that I can be up there with the […]
Tim Robertson (Hutt Valley) has had a sensational year, representing New Zealand at both the Junior World Orienteering Championships (“JWOC”) and also the World Orienteering Championships (“WOC”). Tim was recently awarded the Young Sportsman of the Year award at the Wellington College Sports Awards. This award recognised the amazing year that Tim had for […]
JWOC – Borovets, Bulgaria – 21 -28 July 2014 JWOC 2014 Selection Notice – Updated A trial to be held as part of the North Island Orienteering Championships 28 – 30 March 2014 being hosted by North West Orienteering Club which and all interested orienteers should be prepared to take part.