Clearly the single outstanding highlight of August was Tim Robertson’s silver medal in the WOC sprint – the first ever podium finish at WOC for NZL. However, there were other pleasing results, as well as a few disappointments. Also, we should not forget the performances of Georgia Skelton at the Junior WMTBO Champs in Austria. […]
Vindaloo MTBO Weekend 2018 Orienteering Bay of Plenty (OBOP) is running the Vegas Vindaloo Mountain Bike Orienteering (MTBO) Weekend on 29-30 September 2018. MTBO Sprint, MTBO Long and MTBO Rogaine on the fantastic trails around Rotorua. Central Districts Foot Orienteering Championships 2018 OBOP is also resurrecting the Central Districts Foot Orienteering Champs on 3-4 November […]
Georgia Skelton has made the podium for the second time at the Junior World MTBO Championships in Austria. After her 4th place finish in the middle distance, Georgia has followed up with 6th place in the sprint race ridden on Sunday, 77s behind the Czech winner and less than 30 seconds from the bronze medal. […]
Saturday 11 August brings the long distance events at both WOC in Latvia and WMTBOC in Austria. Overall 7 Kiwis will be In action, 4 in the former and three in the later. After a day of 30 degree temperatures in Sigulda tomorrow promises not only to be cooler (22-24 C) but also cloudy. This […]
Although at the time of writing results are still provisional, continuing what is becoming a record summer for NZL orienteering, Georgia Skelton has finished in 4th place in the middle distance race at the Junior World MTBO Championships being held in Austria. Georgia was 90 seconds away from the bronze medal. Starting in the middle […]
July has seen an explosion of international events. This includes not only JWOC but also WUOC, EYC, WMOC and WMMTBOC. Notwithstanding some excellent JWOC results it has also seen New Zealand win no less than an unprecedented 6 gold medals! Reports, in chronological order, on all these below, plus Kiwis at O-Ringen 2018, and a […]
In this issue: View from the Chair – New Chair Jane Harding; Team Staff Vacancies; HP Update; Event Liaison Update; ONZ Policy Updates; IOF Council Nominations;
MOUNTAIN BIKE ORIENTEERING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018 Waldviertel, Austria 5-13 August 2018 The confirmed riders selected to represent NZ at the 2018 MTBO World Championships and Junior World Championships are: Tom Spencer – M21E – Dunedin Conal Boland-Bristow – M21E – PAPO Georgia Skelton – W20 (Junior) – CMOC Teagan Knightbridge […]
Moving fast and finding your way around an unfamiliar area are two very different skills. But they are pair that go together well for Tom Spencer and Alistair Richardson.
The Dunedin duo will be among the top contenders at this weekend’s South Island orienteering championships, to be held in the Dunedin Botanic Garden and on Signal Hill.
More than 200 people from around New Zealand and Australia are expected at the event, with one competitor coming from as far away as Israel.
New Zealand Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships, 24-27 April in Alexandra, Central Otago. The confirmed New Zealand Team to compete in the ANZ MTBO Challenge competition at the New Zealand MTBO Championships are: M21 Tom Spencer Dunedin Conal Boland-Bristow PAPO Chris Forne PAPO Nick Hann – Reserve PAPO M40 Brent Simpson Taranaki Peter Swanson BOP Liam […]
NZ Mountain Bike Orienteering Champs, Otago 25-27 April 2018 The NZ MTBO Champs in Otago 2018 will also include an ANZ MTBO Challenge, with a team of Australian riders expected to travel across the Tasman to compete. The ANZ MTBO Challenge races include the sprint, middle and long distance NZ MTBO championship races. The visiting […]
Note: Updated Venue and Date Details Austria, 5-13 August 2018 The MTBO selection panel invites riders wishing to represent NZ at the 2018 MTBO World Championships and Junior World Championships, to apply for selection by 31 January 2018. Selection Criteria The MTBO selection panel invites riders wishing to represent NZ at the 2018 MTBO […]
A strong contingent of NZ mountain bikers (55 in total), travelled across the Tasman to compete in the Australian MTBO champs and ANZ Challenge, on 7th and 8th October at Wingello NSW, about 150kms South of Sydney in the Southern Highlands.
What’s in this Issue: View from the Chair; ONZ Committee Appointments; ONZ Survey; Anti-Match-Fixing and Sports Betting Policy; High Performance Update;
Marquita Gelderman (North West) achieved three gold medals in the Sprint, Middle and Long Distance events at the World Masters Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships 2017 held in France 29th July – 5th August 2017.
Australian Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships, Wingello NSW – 7-8 October 2017 The New Zealand Team to compete in the ANZ challenge competition at the Australian MTBO Championships, Wingello NSW, Australia on 7- 8 October is: Women Saskia Learmonth W16 Dunedin Jorja Simpson W16 Taranaki Jessica Sewell W16 North West Tayla Simpson W20 Taranaki Tegan Knightbridge […]
The first term of the ONZ Committee members are now up for renewal. Firstly, we are seeking applications for the Junior Development, MTBO and Rogaine committees.
How to follow World Cup Round 1; Leho: World Orienteering Day and World Cup; WOC 2017: Time to suit up again; MTBO World Cup 2017: Who will be this year’s winners? Clare Durand: “I’m the only serious Trail Orienteer within a three hour drive”
Orienteering in focus in seven big European cities; Walking through footmarks of the past with Gytis Juska; Successful event in Malaysia
Australian Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships, Wingello NSW – 7-8 October 2017 This year NZ takes on Australia in an ANZ challenge competition at the Australian MTBO champs, Wingello NSW on 7- 8 October. The Championships include sprint, middle and long distance races, as well as two warm up events – details can be found […]
Orienteering Bay of Plenty (OBOP) was blown away by the number of competitors at this year’s MTB Adventure Quest.
You are warmly invited to the Australian Orienteering Carnival 2017 Hill End and Bathurst, Central-Western New South Wales
September 23rd to October 1st.
Rotorua, New Zealand’s mountain biking mecca, is hosting the 2016 New Zealand Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships. Orienteering Bay of Plenty (OBOP) will be using two new maps, and one relatively unused area, for the Sprint, Middle and Long (Classic) events. The Sprint map will use the new Tihiotonga-Waiariki map, providing park like and intricate […]
The World MTBO Championships will be held in Agueda, Cantanhede and Mealhada, Portugal from 25-30 July 2016. Selection Criteria Athletes will be selected on “Known Form” as no trial is required. Emphasis will be placed on recent New Zealand or Australian Championship performances. [as per the Orienteering Policy G1 – Selection Policy approved December […]
A compilation annual of the MTBO pages that have appeared in The Australian Orienteer magazine in 2015 is available online.
Congratulations to the winners of GODZone 2016 – Team Yealands. Several orienteers competed in various teams in the adventure race that included map navigation legs and an elite level foot orienteering course set by Nelson Orienteering Club.