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 […]
Some of our top athletes, Lizzie Ingham, Tim Robertson and Matt Ogden are asked a few questions about how they have progressed from starting out at orienteering to competing on the world stage.
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 […]
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.
A look at what some other countries are doing in the area of Athlete Development
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 […]
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 […]
Orienteering ACT is offering a $2,500 scholarship to a talented, enthusiastic individual to enjoy orienteering and coaching in Canberra Australia’s Capital.
Matt Ogden (NZL) has posted on his personal blog: “It has been a little over a week now since I came back from OK Linné’s annual training camp, which was held in Croatia and Slovenia…”
The Orienteering NZ eNewsletter – Compass Point February 2015. WOC & JWOC Team Vacancies/Selection; AGM Notice; Orienteering NZ Panel and Committee Appointments & Vacancies
Matt Ogden (NZL) has blogged ” Another European Adventure Begins” on his personal blog including orienteering, reflections on his past few months in NZ and current travelling.
Gene Beveridge has posted on his personal blog: Trigger Words and Mental Mistakes. “Marion set a good course for AOTC this Saturday on Telephone Track which was a great opportunity to redeem myself after my messy runs at Tour De Peninsula. My session aim was to use my trigger words consistently to drive technical process and forget about the bigger picture of my training and performance. I call this process focus…”
The Orienteering NZ Kiwi-O manual, published July 2014 replaces the previous versions of the NZOF Kiwisport manual – a very popular online resource for helping teach primary and intermediate children between the ages of 5 and 12.
Orienteering New Zealand’s Development Squad Camp 2014 – A fun video from the awesome week of training in December!! Enjoy!!
JWOC2014 and Australian Ultra-Long 2014 – Read full articles from the December 2014 issue of “The Australian Orienteer” Magazine.
Matt Odgen (NZL) has posted on his personal blog: Tasmania – Ten out of Ten.
“…The first couple of days in Tasmania we had no races which gave us the opportunity to train and see some of Tasmania…”
Gene Beveridge (NZL) has posted on his personal blog: “I have been in Tasmania for 5 days now and have done 2 quality training sessions with the other New Zealanders here in preparation for World Cup Round 1 starting today. The 2 forest maps we have been on were mostly relevant for the long and middle distance…”
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 […]
Bulletin 2 of the Orienteering NZ D-Squad 2014 Camp has been published. While this camp attendance is by selection – the bulletin is provided here for general interest. You can download the D-Squad Camp bulletin two here: D-SquadCampBulletin2 (PDF 8MB) or from the D-Squad Camps Facebook group page. The Development Squad (D-Squad) is made up of orienteers […]
Excited? Less than 2 weeks to go before we have just under 100 attending this years junior training camp, plus lots of coaches and supporting adults. Bulletin 3 now available, giving details on who the coaches are, kit list, where we are staying, maps etc. Read now. Order your t-shirt
“Yay, you can come to camp” or “Sorry, not this year” emails have now been sent out to all those that said they were interested in attending. If you applied and for some reason haven’t heard anth
This Orienteering NZ Event Controllers Clinic is designed specifically for aspiring A grade event controllers, although will benefit any controller, including A grade, who seeks to enhance their skills.