The sprint – a long, long, hot day that started at 6am so we could get the specially laid on ferry to Burano Island for the qualifying heats. Sadly these were not exactly a great success from the NZ point of view, with only Lizzie running to form and cruising into the final in 6th place in her heat. Greta was right up with the pace in heat 3, but a 1 minute mistake was the death knell for her qualifying chances, and Imogene was steady but always just off the necessary pace.
The sprint – a long, long, hot day that started at 6am so we could get the specially laid on ferry to Burano Island for the qualifying heats. Sadly these were not exactly a great success from the NZ point of view, with only Lizzie running to form and cruising into the final in 6th […]
On Wednesday I ran a long distance training race with the Norwegians on a very steep map with rocks and a network of tracks. This area is likely to be similar to the southern part of the JWOC long distance terrain. Picking the correct route-choices was essential, as was control through the detailed areas. I […]
The WOA Middle Distance Championships were taken out by Tim Robertson on Monday, making it his 3rd win for the weekend. Robertson destroyed the field to win by almost 4 minutes, with a time of 27:33. The Moose, who was caught 4 minutes by Robertson at control 14, kept attacking and finished before Robertson on […]
Tim Robertson’s true form came through in the WOA Long Distance Championships today at Fusilier, taking out the event by 6 minutes. Robertson confidently attacked the course and navigated well to take the win in the Men’s Elite. Brodie Nankervis stepped up also, coming second 6 minutes in front of Jason Markham. A mixture of […]
The juniors showed their speed today in the WOA Sprint at Massey University. A relatively simple course with 50-50 route-choice meant those with speedy legs could push confidently the whole way. With minimum hesitations there were no breaks for the runners and the pain was showing on the runners’ faces as they were racing around […]
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 […]
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, […]