A little later in the year than usual, but the first forest only WOC since the advent of sprint orienteering has now come and gone. The compressed programme compared to previous years left little time for reflection during the event, those appear below. WOC has also left little time to consider other issues so the […]
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After really promising starts in both the women’s and men’s relays team NZL faded to finish 21st and 19th respectively on a day when nearly 24 hours of rain, varying from near torrential to torrential, turned the Mork arena into a quagmire. The overcast skies and the late start (6.30 pm for the men) set […]
In a tough WOC middle distance final both Lizzie Ingham and Tim Robertson had problems, ending up in similar places (38th and 39th respectively) about 10 minutes behind the winners. After a small waver on control 2, Lizzie came unstuck on control 11 where she drifted left and took some time to correct. Thereafter it […]
Toby Scott produced the best men’s NZL result in WOC long distance for many years when he finished in 30th place in today’s race at Mork. Toby was just under 4 minutes ahead of Gene Beveridge who also contributed to an impressive team performance in finishing 34th. In the women’s race Lizzie Ingham had her […]
Lizzie Ingham and Tim Robertson will be NZL’s representatives in Friday’s WOC middle distance final following this morning’s qualification heats at Knatterudfjellet north of Sarpsborg. Lizzie finished a reasonably comfortable 11th in Heat 2 although not admitting to a clean run. Tim, having been in 7th place in Men’s Heat 3 at the split time […]
After 2 days of rain, but with better weather promised for tomorrow, WOC2019 is ready to go. Tuesday evening New Zealand time sees Cameron de L’isle, Tommy Hayes, Tim Robertson, Lizzie Ingham, Greta Knarston and Kate Morrison line up for the middle distance qualification. Today’s model event on […]
Three days until WOC2019 in Norway gets under way and, although several team members have been training in the local terrain for the last week, team NZL has finally moved into their accommodation at 43 Game Tindlunvei about 3 km away from the event centre in Sarpsborg. Although without the expansive grounds that we enjoyed […]
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With no second JWOC trial this year to fill the gap between the ONZ Champs and Queen’s Birthday there has been a bit of a lull, notwithstanding events on the various local scenes. Following the naming of the JWOC and WOC teams, in mid-month there was a successful HP camp held in Auckland, largely, but […]
The World Orienteering Championships 2019 will be held in Sarpsborg, Norway from 12-17 August 2019. The final team to represent New Zealand at the World Orienteering Championships are: Women: Lizzie Ingham (Wellington) Greta Knarston (Counties Manukau) Kate Morrison (Hawkes Bay) Men: Gene Beveridge (North West) Cameron de l’Isle (North West) Tommy Hayes (Auckland) […]
The World Orienteering Championships 2019 will be held in Sarpsborg, Norway from 12-17 August 2019. Selection Criteria As per the Orienteering NZ G1 Selection Policy and in particular the 2018 WOC Team will be selected on Known Form from the following events. For New Zealand based athletes: ONZ National Championships in Canterbury 19-22 April 2019 […]
September always seems to be a bit of a dead month coming after the excitement of JWOC and WOC, and before the Australian Championships Carnival. For that reason it is the time to pause, take stock and work out where we are. Hence…no major event reports but a lot of reading. How did we really […]
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. […]
Stable runs from the New Zealand men’s relay team got us a 17th, 1 place down from the our good result in Scotland 3 years ago. We were very happy with the 16th at that World Champs because it was much better than previous years. This year felt somewhat different though, maybe because the expectations were higher. However, 17th is good, looking at the incredible strength of the competition, and reflects 3 stable runs, far different to last year’s disaster. Our Women’s team placed similarly, 19th.
After the National Championships earlier this year and with the Master’s completed I made the decision to have another crack at WOC. The objectives of this WOC project focused on seeing how an NZ based campaign compared to others I have done; in terms of the experience, the feelings, and the performances.
The WOC long distance on Turaida was always going to be tough. Especially so for Gene Beveridge and Lizzie Ingham, respectively recovering from a persistant bug and to full fitness post-op, and so it proved although not only did these two hang in for respectable results, but Matt Ogden produced an excellent run in the […]
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 […]
The NZL men’s relay team of Tim Robertson, Matt Ogden and Gene Beveridge improved 8 places from last year in finishing 17th in a tight WOC relay in Turaida. Tim continued his excellent form and was 3rd through the first radio control before the week’s races started to catch up on him on the steep […]
So far my experience this year at the World Orienteering Champs has been limited to spectating, but I finally hit the start line tomorrow in my 4th WOC relay.
There have been countless times over the last years, months and weeks that I’ve wanted to write publicly about the health issues I’ve been experiencing. But I’ve held off, firstly as I haven’t felt ready, and secondly because it’s such a long story, I just haven’t quite known where to start.
Lizzie Ingham and Tim Robertson were the top NZL performers in a tough WOC middle distance run in Sigulda today. Lizzie, returning to WOC competition only 10 months after heart surgery, continued a remarkable run of results in finishing 24th in the women’s field. Her WOC middle distance record since her first appearance in 2011 shows […]
Kiwi orienteering star Tim Robertson claimed New Zealand’s first ever medal at a World Orienteering Championships on Sunday in Latvia. In a historic performance in which the 22-year-old led at every split time, Robertson was ahead by 0.7 seconds at the final pre-warning before being edged out of the gold medal by Switzerland’s Daniel Hubmann by a slim 1.1 seconds to take silver.
New Zealand has matched its previous best result in the WOC sprint relay finishing 12th in the 2018 event run in Riga this afternoon. The NZL team of Laura Robertson, Tim Robertson, Cameron de L’Isle and Lizzie Ingham were just over 5 minutes behind winners Sweden who successfully defended their title from last year. Laura, […]
On a wet afternoon in Riga Old Town, Tim Robertson has produced a stunning performance to win New Zealand’s first ever medal at a World Orienteering Championships. Leading at every split time, and by 0.7s at the final pre-warning Tim was edged out of the gold medal by Switzerland’s Daniel Hubmann by a mere 1.1s.