It rained and it rained and it rained, the cobbles and shiny pavements of the old town of Trento getting slippier and slippier and the temperature dropping from about 30°C at the start to barely 20 at the finish. And along the with the rain, New Zealand’s initially bright hopes in the first ever sprint […]
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 […]
And so to Venice… or rather our accommodation in Lido di Jesolo, where we arrived yesterday afternoon. Think four streets parallel to a long, long beach, wall-to-wall hotels, souvenir shops and amusement arcades, and you can imagine that it’s not really the kind of place that you would expect elite athletes to be hanging out in! The beach itself is covered by row after row of sunshades and loungers. Nonetheless this is our home for 3 nights, as dictated by the WOC organizers, for the first individual event, the sprint.
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Image – Middle Podium (Photo Credit: Andrea Cardosi) Another year, another WOC, and here we are in sunny (but also very thundery) Italy on the Altopiano of Asiago in the foothills of the Dolomites. Wh
Just a matter of hours away from officially launching the 2014 World Orienteering and Trail Orienteering Championships (WOC-WTOC), in Italy for the first time in history. From 5 to 12 July, the cities of Venice and Trento, plus the hilly and plateau areas of Asiago Sette Comuni, Valsugana and Folgaria, Lavarone, Luserna will become an international arena with over 2500 orienteers from 54 nations fighting for medals and enjoying the sensational Italian courses.
I just thought I would do a blog to let people know what I am actually doing while I am away for four months! I am currently writing in Melbourne airport after finally escaping the worries of trying to fit my bike and four months’ worth of gear into my 30kg and 7kg carry on […]
Just like that Queen’s Birthday is all wrapped up and we’re into June! I’m leaving at the end of this month for Europe, putting pre-JWOC plans into practice. First stop will be Milan, Italy where I’ll be meeting up with Shamus and Helena. We have a couple of days to find our feet and the […]
Selection Announcement: The New Zealand team to compete at the World Orienteering Championships in Trentino, Veneto, Italy 5 – 12 July 2014 is as follows: Men Chris Forne (Peninsula & Plains) Ross Morrison (Hawkes Bay) Matt Ogden (North West) Tim Robertson(Hutt Valley) Sprint – Ross, Matt and Tim Sprint Relay – Matt and Tim Middle […]