The IOF has agreed a new mapping specification for standard orienteering events. Over the next few years you will run on a mixture of old (ISOM 2000) and new (ISOM 2017) mapping. The organisers will make it clear what you are going to get.
Here I am on the eve of my first Jukola surrounded by orienteering in another European summer.
Elite orienteers use it. Ordinary orienteers use it. GPS-tracking. Analysing your race with help from GPS has become common practice. Tools like QuickRoute and Livelox make it very easy to spend time on orienteering long after you return from the forest.
Although orienteering activity has been somewhat scarce during November there has been a lot going on behind the scenes. This includes putting together as far as possible details of training camps in the first half of the year, organizing dates for trials for various teams, and an entertaining weekend of having various members of the HP Squads test running courses for WMOC2017 in Woodhill Forest.
The role is to assist with athlete training and preparation of the 2017 NZ representative team at JWOC. Full details available in position description.
Orienteering coaches include four Danish junior elites who have experience of coaching this age group at training camps in Denmark.
The highlight of October without a doubt has been Tim Robertson’s performance in coming 4th in the final race of the 2016 IOF World Cup, leaving him in 16th place overall in the series. However, October has also seen a highly successful Alpine O Weekend in the high country of Craigieburn, and considerable progress in planning for 2017. The later includes finalising the 2017 High Performance Squads, venues for various trials, and proposals for a HP camp.
The Junior and Under 23 Regional Squads Camps will be held in Canterbury, December 2016. Applications for participants and coaches are invited now and close on 31 July 2016.
The Australia-New Zealand Elite Test Match over the long Queen’s Birthday weekend has given me a chance to gauge my fitness at this clear midpoint in this training block…
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 […]