Although we naturally tend to look at individual results in the WOC races, just as important are the overall standing of the men’s and women’s teams as these dictate how many runners we will be allowed in the Middle and Long distance races at the next WOC. Nations are divided into 3 groups. The 8 […]
Midges, mountainous contours, marshes and moorland – it was a long, long day at the long distance, during which the three Team NZL runners, despite early wobbles, stuck to their task to finish in fine style across the open hillside west of the arena. Both men’s and women’s courses featured very long legs – one […]
After an exhilarating day at Darnaway for the relay followed by a team and supporters dinner in Inverness to help celebrate Tim’s birthday, apologies for the late report on goings on in Scotland! But, yes, amazing performances by all in both the men’s and women’s relays with the men improving from 23rd last year to […]
Today’s middle distance has brought it all for team NZL – world class runs by Lizzie and Matt, solid performances from Laura and Renee, but an injury to Tim which cast a bit of a damper on an otherwise good day. Particularly pleasing was that on courses at Darnaway, venue for WOC in 1976, which […]
After the highs of the sprint qualifying and sprint relay the only bright spot of the sprint final was Tim’s excellent 20th place in the men’s race. The three women all had difficulties of different kinds. Laura started very strongly and was well up at the half-way point but suffered from stitch and dropped rapidly […]
A storming finish by Laura, mowing down the Italian runner on the short steep climb to the last control, has seen Team NZL finish 12th in tonight’s sprint relay held in Nairn. This is one place higher than last year’s finish in Italy, but slightly frustrating as the top 10 was in touching distance. Lizzie […]
After all the build-up WOC is finally underway and today was almost, but not quite, a dream start for Team NZL – all 3 women (Lizzie, Laura and Imogene) qualifying for the sprint final, Tim also cruising in, and Gene and Shamus coming agonizingly close to joining him – missing out by only 16 and […]
With D-Day, or rather S-Day, fast approaching, the last 2 days have seen our focus largely switch to the sprints with visits to Elgin, Forres and Nairn (twice) to run (through Elgin – not embargoed), walk (through Forres and Nairn – embargoed for running), and today run (through the model sprint map at Nairn). Whereas […]
As you may notice from the photo attached to the first report, we have a nearly new Ford 8-seater minivan as part of our transport arrangements. This wonder of driving technology comes complete with all kinds of mysterious knobs and buttons and a digital display on the dashboard which produces really useful messages for the […]
Although the weather in Amsterdam may have cleared sufficiently to allow the remaining team members to join us in Inverness, the Scottish summer seems rather wet as Wednesday morning dawns with more r
Unfortunately, although four team members (Tim & Laura Roberston, Matt Ogden and Lizzie Ingham) along with the manager are now esconced at Auchnahillin Holiday Park just outside Inverness, the ini
Well what a month! Another wonderful JWOC for New Zealand highlighted by Tim Robertson’s successful defence of his sprint title, but supported in full by excellent performances by the men in the long distance and relay, and some promising progress made by the young women’s team. Now attention switches from Norway to Scotland as the […]
June has been a long month in orienteering terms, starting with Queen’s Birthday weekend, continuing into the World Cup races in Norway and Sweden, and then Jukola and Venla relays, and so on as the northern hemisphere season swings into full action. There have already been several reports on many of these events, so I won’t dwell on them unduly here and this will therefore be a relatively short newsletter. Suffice to say that now we await the major foci of 2015 – JWOC starting now in under a week, followed a few weeks later by WOC. Good luck to both NZL teams – do us proud (again!).
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.
As always April has been a busy month for orienteering. Starting with the Nationals, which now seem ages away, we have also had both the North and South Island Secondary School Champs and, finally, over Anzac Weekend, the Otago Champs. Short reports on all of these are included below. The first and last have also […]
Selection Announcement WORLD ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 The confirmed team selected to represent New Zealand at the World Orienteering Championships for 2015 to be held in Inverness, Scotland, 1-7 August 2015 is: MENS Gene Beveridge (S,SR) Shamus Morrison (S,R) Matt Ogden (M,R,L) Tim Robertson(S, SR, M, R) WOMENS Renee Beveridge (M, R) Lizzie Ingham (S, […]
The Orienteering NZ eNewsletter – Compass Point February 2015. WOC & JWOC Team Vacancies/Selection; AGM Notice; Orienteering NZ Panel and Committee Appointments & Vacancies
Brief summary of the SuperSeries results from Tour de Peninsula; JWOC Trials and Round 2 of the SS, the Nationals, training camps, and updated anti-doping rules recently posted on the OrienteeringNZ website.
Orienteering NZ invites applications for the following positions: Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) Coach 2015 Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) Team Manager 2015 World Orienteering Championships (WOC) Team Manager 2015 Applications for all the positions close: Sunday 8 March 2015. Position descriptions are available on the Orienteering NZ website under vacancies or from the links […]
Welcome to what I hope will be the first of a regular update on high performance issues for New Zealand orienteering. In my new role as HP Leader my immediate focus will be on producing a plan to further improve and develop orienteering at the top level in New Zealand.
As noted by Simon , I have recently been appointed as High Performance Leader. One of the first tasks that I need to undertake will be the development of a plan that, over the next 2 years, will help to take our leading athletes to the next level internationally, as well as ensure that the […]
We wish to announce the appointment of Malcolm Ingham to the role of High Performance Leader. Malcolm, of Wellington Orienteering Club, brings a lot of passion to the position as well as a great deal of experience. Recently Malcolm has had a number of appointments at a national level, having been the national controller […]
All athletes that participate in World Ranking Events in any of the orienteering disciplines need to create themselves a user account in IOF Eventor before taking part in the event. This is what to do: Go to eventor.orienteering.org, and click on “Create user account”. Please choose the first option: “I am an athlete participating in […]
The Orienteering New Zealand Update Newsletter for August-September 2014 is available for download now!
Matt Ogden has blogged about his experiences at WOC 2014. “After a 2 day mission to get back home from Lavarone (including a 6km, 90minute walk through some Italy back country with Ross and all our gear after 2 trains and 2 buses and a 7 hour stopover in Berlin) I had some time to […]