As usual June has seen a major upturn in happenings. This started, of course, with the massive turn-out at Queen’s Birthday. This was followed a week later by the first round of the World Cup for 2019, though it was not particularly uplifting from the local point of view. Now we have the departure of […]
A tough middle distance overnight at the World Cup in Helsinki. The World Cup continues tonight with a chasing start long distance based on the middle results. Lizzie again will not start and Tim is off at 8.42 pm Sunday (NZST).
The first round of the 2019 IOF World Cup starts tonight in Helsinki with a middle distance. New Zealand has two entrants – Tim Robertson and Lizzie Ingham, although Lizzie picked up an ankle injury last week and is in doubt of starting. Details of live coverage can be found at https://orienteering.sport/event/orienteering-world-cup-round-1/middle/#current with the women’s […]
The 3rd round of the 2019 IOF World Cup will be held in Laufen, Switzerland from 27-29 September 2019. The round consists of a middle distance, a knock-out sprint, and an individual sprint. Bulletin 1 is here: WC3-Bulletin-1 The 4th and final round of the World Cup will be held in Gaungdong, China from 24-30 […]
The first round of the 2019 IOF World Cup will be held in Helsinki, Finland from 8-11 June 2019. The round consists of a middle distance, a long distance with a chasing start based on the results of the middle distance, and a sprint relay. All orienteers who wish to be considered for this round […]
Although November started with CDOA Championships, highly successfully hosted by OBOP, it has since been an essentially quiet month. On the HP front much of it has been taken up with final preparation of the ONZ bid for JWOC2022, and with mapping, planning and general organization for the U23 Development Camp which starts next Saturday. […]
The Australian Bushrangers have taken out the second leg of the ANZ Test Match after the Australian Long Distance Championships held in South Australia. With no elite competitors from NZL it was left to Oak Jones and Jason Bond, 3rd and 5th respectively in M20E, and Briana Steven And Katie Cory-Wright, 2nd and 3rd in […]
The first ever knock-sprint at a World Cup race took place overnight in Prague. Of the 4 NZL athletes Tim Robertson and Lizzie Ingham both made it through the qualification race to make the knock-out quarter-finals. Here, however, unlike the qualification and later semi-finals and final, the courses could almost be said to have been […]
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. […]
May has seen an upsurge in events both domestically and overseas. At international level we have seen the first round of the 2018 World Cup, in association with the European Championships, with mixed results for the small New Zealand contingent. At home the second round of JWOC trials, early in the month, including the Ultralong […]
The third round of the 2018 IOF World Cup will be held in the Ostfold area of Norway from 31 August – 2 September 2018. The round consists of a long distance, a double extended middle distance with a chasing start for the second race, and a relay. The fourth and final round of the […]
Tommy Hayes will have mixed feelings about the middle distance at the European Orienteering Champs. Although the only Kiwi to qualify, a big mistake on control 9 where he lost over 4 minutes on the fastest split, followed by another small error on 10, left him in 50th place, well down the field. The terrain […]
Tommy Hayes is the only one of the three strong Kiwi contingent to make the final of the middle distance at the European Orienteering Championships. In steep and rocky terrain near Ticino, Tommy ran a steady qualification to finish in 8th place in Heat 2, 2 minutes 20 s down on heat winner Florian Howald […]
Tim Robertson, Tommy Hayes and Laura Robertson all made it through to the sprint final on the first day of the European Orienteering Championships which double as the opening round of the 2018 IOF World Cup. After qualifying 10th in heat 1, Tim will be disappointed not to have made the top 10, finishing 17th, […]
February usually brings about a pick-up of activity. This year, with no Waitangi sprints, SOW being at the end of January, and no opportunity to build a camp around these events seems to be the exception. Nevertheless there are many out there training diligently with an eye on Easter and beyond, competing overseas, or flying […]
The first round of the 2018 IOF World Cup will be held in association with the European Orienteering Championships in Ticino, Switzerland from 6-13 May 2018. All orienteers interested in selection for this event should contact the Convenor of Selectors Al Cory-Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday 26 February 2018.
With the major news and events in September coming right at the end of the month I have delayed this issue a little to capture them. These include the Australian Champs Carnival, incorporating of course the Southern Cross Challenge, and then this last weekend the final round of the 2017 IOF World Cup where Tim […]
including World Cup Round 3 – Latvia; Analysis of where we seem to be Post-WOC/JWOC; Jonty Oram’s report on the O-Ringen academy; and Pinestars selection.
All orienteers interested in selection for the 2017 World Cup Round 3 in Latvia must register their interest, year of birth, and cell phone number to the Convenor of Selectors Al Cory-Wright (email@example.com) by 7pm Sunday 2 July 2017.
After the madness of April there has been relatively little activity in May up until the last two weeks. These have seen the final WOC training camp in Estonia, on which Lizzie Ingham reports below, and then the first round of the World Cup giving another wonderful sprint performance from Tim Robertson. Both perhaps give […]
Tim Robertson has produced another outstanding sprint performance, finishing 8th in the first race at World Cup Round 1 being held in Finland. Tim was about 30s behind winner Yannick Michiels who gave Belgium their first ever victory in a World Cup race. Tim had earlier qualified easily in joint 15th place out of nearly […]
All orienteers interested in selection for the 2017 World Cup Round Switzerland must register their interest, year of birth, and cell phone number to the Convenor of Selectors Al Cory-Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 7pm Sunday 28 May 2017.
How to follow World Cup Round 1; Leho: World Orienteering Day and World Cup; WOC 2017: Time to suit up again; MTBO World Cup 2017: Who will be this year’s winners? Clare Durand: “I’m the only serious Trail Orienteer within a three hour drive”
Orienteering in focus in seven big European cities; Walking through footmarks of the past with Gytis Juska; Successful event in Malaysia
World Cup Round 1, Turku-Lohja, Finland 23-28 May All orienteers interested in selection for the 2017 World Cup Round 1 must register their interest, year of birth, and cell phone number to the Convenor of Selectors Al Cory-Wright (email@example.com) by Friday 7 April 2017.
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.