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 […]
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
Tim Robertson has written his name well and truly into the history books of orienteering, with a stellar run into GOLD in the sprint distance held today in Åmot. On a course that proved to be physically challenging, with difficult route choice legs, Tim ran away from the field, leading from start to finish, to […]
The sprint simulation was held at Krossen village. Norwegian sprintmaps are very different to New Zealand because there aren’t any close together buildings or tight alleyways. Most buildings are single houses with no fence so is often hard to tell what is out of bounds. We started off on a suburban road but could cut in between houses through the […]
The Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) start on the 4th July, in Rauland, Norway. There are 302 athletes from 40 countries taking part in the week long event. There is also a Supporters Tour event running alongside the JWOC competition.
As the second day’s training in Rauland came to a close Tim Robertson decided he needed a haircut. But where, in a ski town, in summer you might ask.
On a stunning day in Rauland we headed out to one of the nicest maps of the area for our Long Distance Simulation Race.
Before meeting up with the team in Oslo, Dani, Kayla, Tommy, Devon and I had a couple of days in Sweden in the small town of Lund. We were able to find a sprint map close to where we were staying, which consisted of buildings and small patches of forest which helped us recover from […]
photo: Tommy, Alice and I fundraising at a rogaine It is less than a month out till JWOC, and it seems crazy how quickly time has flown from trials (which I ended up just watching), to nationals, to now! I cannot believe how soon it actually is, and whilst I am very nervous, the experience I gained […]
Last weekend was the JAFA 3-day Queens Birthday event held by the North-West orienteering club, the last decent tune-up event before most of us leave for Norway in about 3 weeks’ time. Excitingly the Australians had also sent across a team to compete in the event so it was nice to catch up with lots […]
Introducing the 2015 New Zealand JWOC Team. Profiles, pictures, and background information…
The JWOC crew down in Christchurch have been busy. Competing in both the Geraldine Rogaine Autumn Muster (GRAM) 6 hour last weekend and the Mt Isobel Challenge on the 23rd.
My training build up for JWOC has been a bit harder mentally this year so far than in previous years. Over a month ago was nationals; I had been training well and was feeling confident in how my fitness and navigation had been progressing. After results from nationals which I could be content with I […]
Another adventure in foreign terrain has once again begun, since JWOC trials in March time has flew by in a blink of an eye and with only 7 weeks till my departure every training session will count and benefit me.
Maybe the course director had a point when he said Engineering was full time degree. I even laughed complacently at the 40hours of study he recommended a week whilst thinking of the pedestrian effort I put in last year. 7 weeks later and I think he may have had a point…Just look how long it’s […]
As always April has been a busy month for orienteering. Starting with the Nationals, which now seem ages away, we have also had both the North and South Island Secondary School Champs and, finally, over Anzac Weekend, the Otago Champs. Short reports on all of these are included below. The first and last have also […]
Photo Credit: Foto: Carsten Nøhr Nielsen / Frame The Action After returning home from a four month trip to Europe last year with no plans of what I wanted to do this year, (let alone my future!) I knew I had some serious planning to do. I didn’t want to jump straight into university like […]
Presidents Piece; Nationals 2015; Orienteering AGM; JWOC Trials; 2015 NZ Schools Southern Cross Challenge Selection Notice; 2015 Team Appointments; Vacancies and more.
includes JWOC trials review, results & maps; SuperSeries races results & points table; information on training camps; update on Queen’s Birthday; and JWOC team!!!
The provisional team selected to represent New Zealand at the Junior World Orienteering Championships for 2015 to be held in Rauland, Norway 4-10 July 2015
Orienteering NZ invites applications for the following positions: Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) Coach 2015 Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) Team Manager 2015 World Orienteering Championships (WOC) Team Manager 2015 Applications for all the positions close: Sunday 8 March 2015. Position descriptions are available on the Orienteering NZ website under vacancies or from the links […]
Welcome to the Orienteering NZ e-newsletter. This year we are aiming to get out to as many of our members, past and present, and interested groups with regular updates via email.
15 December 2014 Selection Announcement JUNIOR WORLD ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 The Junior World Orienteering Championships for 2015 will be held in Rauland, Norway 4-10 July 2015. Selection Criteria The Selection Trail for the 2015 JWOC Team will be held in the Wairarapa 21-22 March 2015, hosted by the Wellington and Hutt Valley Orienteering […]
Orienteering NZ has published the Orienteering NZ Update for December 2014 (PDF 441KB) including the following items: Orienteering NZ Vacancies (Refer to Vacancies page for full position descriptions) (includes recent review of structure of Orienteering NZ) Volunteer Committee Positions Technical Committee Selectors – Senior, Junior or Mountain Bike (MTB) Mapping Committee Fixtures Coordinator Contracted Position – Volunteer Training Coordinator […]