Here I am on the eve of my first Jukola surrounded by orienteering in another European summer.
Tag : Training
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 […]
The April e-Newsletter full of news and updates from OrienteeringNZ. Includes: This months “View from the Chair”; NZ representative orienteers; vacancies; NZ Secondary Schools Team – JWOC Exclusion Rationale; World Orienteering Day; WMG2017 & Oceania; Health & Safety;
Nick Hann is one of New Zealand’s top orienteers winning the men’s elite grade in both middle and long distance at this year’s national champs. Nick will definitely be one to beat at Southern O Week, and here we catch up to him to find out how his orienteering is going. 1) In 2014 you finished […]
The Orienteering NZ High Performance Plan for the 5 year period 2015-2019 has been published and is available online now.
Youth Development Camp 2015 Bulletin 1 Youth Development Camp is a four day camp targeted at Juniors aged 16 and over who are aiming to represent New Zealand at JWOC within the next couple of years. Camp this year will be held at Houghton’s Bush Camp out near Muriwai Beach with trainings based […]
The NZ Orienteering Junior Camp Bulletin 1 has been published and is available for download. Held in the stunning Auckland forests, as well as superb sprint terrain, Junior Camp 2015 in Auckland (13-18 December 2015) is not to be missed!
Controllers Clinics: Beginner, club level and Orienteering NZ graded controllers; this will be great for you all! Wellington 12-13 Sept 2015 Christchurch 10-11 Oct 2015. IOF controller Marquita Gelderman is back with an improved presentation and practical workshop after a successful 2014 course in Auckland.
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 […]