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.
Tim Robertson has produced another amazing sprint result coming in 4th in the final race of the 2016 IOF World Cup in Aarau, Switzerland early this morning.
Tim Robertson has shown again that he has earned a place among the elite sprinters of world orienteering with a 7th place in this mornings European Championships (World Cup Round 2) sprint race in Jesenik, Czech Republic. This backs up his 5th place in Round 1 of the World Cup in Poland earlier this month. […]
Tim Robertson has produced the best result in over 20 years by a New Zealand man in a World Cup race with a stunning 5th place in the sprint final run early Monday morning in Wroclaw, Poland. In a complex old town with multiple route choice problems, Tim was 21s behind winner Matthias Kyburz of Switzerland […]
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New Year – new challenges. With much of 2015 devoted to getting a High Performance plan finalised and adopted, the on-going issue in 2016 is to make that plan both a reality and a success. Organizationally this means getting the different levels of squads functioning well and providing the training and coaching that is needed […]
Lizzie ingham has backed up her fine run in Friday’s long distance race at the final roud of the 2015 World Cup with a 17th place overnight in the final race of the series. This was a middle distance and, as the World Cup final, carried double points in the overall series. Lizzie’s time of 38:50 […]
Lizzie Ingham, the sole Kiwi at the final round of the 2015 IOF World Cup, has produced one of the best runs ever by a New Zealander in Europe in finishing 12th in the long distance held at an altitude of nearly 2000m in Arosa, Switzerland. In a very strong field Lizzie’s time of 1:31:23 for […]
For those who struggle to organize, plan and control events it might be somewhat heartening to find that problems can occur even at the major events. The following is from the IOF website… “Today’s Sprint race in the World Cup, held in Lysekil, Sweden, has been declared void after problems with the touch-free punching system being […]
The New Zealand team of Lizzie Ingham, Matt Ogden, Tim Robertson and Laura Roberston have finished a highly creditable 11th in the World Cup Sprint Relay. Although crossing the line 18th out of 38 teams, with 3 Swiss, 3 Swedish, 3 Czech and 2 Norwegian teams ahead they show as 11th in the official results […]
Ida Bobach, Denmark and Matthias Kyburz, Switzerland both enjoyed convincing victories in the first race of the second round of this year’s World Cup, a Long Distance race held near Halden in Norway. Tove Alexandersson, Sweden, who won all three individual races in the first round in January, had to settle for second place today, […]
Lizzie Ingham has posted a blog update – recalling her Tasmanian and World Cup experiences, one month on. The blog post is titled “Behind the times: Tassie World Cup”
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.
Gene Beveridge has posted a personal blog: Solid Run at World Cup Long Distance in Tassie. After a disappointing performance in the middle distance at the World Cup in Tasmania it was hard to maintain confidence leading into the long distance…
Matt Odgen (NZL) has posted on his personal blog: Tasmania – Ten out of Ten.
“…The first couple of days in Tasmania we had no races which gave us the opportunity to train and see some of Tasmania…”
Gene Beveridge (NZL) has posted on his personal blog: “I have been in Tasmania for 5 days now and have done 2 quality training sessions with the other New Zealanders here in preparation for World Cup Round 1 starting today. The 2 forest maps we have been on were mostly relevant for the long and middle distance…”
Lizzie Ingham (NZL) has posted on her personal blog: “World Cup 2015 is almost here! In two days time I’ll find myself lining up for the second time in two years in what I could consider a homeground world cup…”
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 […]
Orienteering NZ has published the Orienteering NZ Update for December 2014 (PDF 441KB) including the following items: Orienteering NZ Vacancies (Refer to Vacancies page for full position descriptions) (includes recent review of structure of Orienteering NZ) Volunteer Committee Positions Technical Committee Selectors – Senior, Junior or Mountain Bike (MTB) Mapping Committee Fixtures Coordinator Contracted Position – Volunteer Training Coordinator […]
World Cup 2015 – Competitions 1 – 3 Tasmania, 2-10 January 2015 The orienteers to represent New Zealand at the World Cup in Australia durings the 2015 Oceania Championships in Tasmania 2 – 10 January 2015 are: Men: Devon Beckman (Sprint only) Gene Beveridge Chris Forne Matt Goodall (Sprint only) Nick Hann Shamus Morrison […]
The deadline for the following roles has been extended until Friday 21 November 2014. Applications are invited for the positions of: World Cup 2015 – Round 1 Team Manager Position Description: World Cup Team Manager 2015 Team Coach Position Description: World Cup Team Coach 2015 ANZ Challenge (Oceania Champs) 2015 Team Manager Position Description: ANZ Challenge […]
The Orienteering New Zealand Update Newsletter for August-September 2014 is available for download now!
World Cup 2015 – Competitions 1 – 3 Tasmania, 2-10 January 2015 Friday 2 January Prologue Sprint Saturday 3 January Event 1 – Sprint Distance Thursday 8 January Event 2 – Middle Distance Friday 9 January Model event Saturday 10 January Event 3 – Long Distance IOF Special Rules for the World Cup 2015 […]
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 […]
Selection Notice: Mountain Bike Orienteering – World Cup Events 17-20 July, Skane, Sweden All riders wishing to be considered for selection to the New Zealand Team to compete in round 2 of the MTBO World Cup should notify the MTBO High Performance Coordinator, Rob Garden, by 16 May 2014. Notification should be by email to email@example.com […]
The New Zealand orienteers to compete at the World Cups in Europe in June and October are as follows: Men Ross Morrison (Hawkes Bay) – Events 3 & 5 Shamus Morrison (Wellington) – Events 3 & 5 Peter Watson Convenor of Selectors Download Announcement: World Cups 2014 Selection Announcement
See Oceania Update Jan 2014 about this event which will be held in Tasmania from 2nd to 11th January 2015.
Selection Notice: World Cup Races selection 2014 Round 1 Antalya, Turkey Round 2 Murcia, Spain; Palmela, Portugal Round 3 Kongsberg, Norway; Imatra, Finland Round 5 Liestal, Switzerland All athletes interested in Rounds 3 & 5 should notify the Convenor of Selectors, Peter Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org ], by 17 April 17 2014, with Rounds 1 & 2 […]