Following on from the first sprint WOC July has been another month dominated by sprint orienteering at the international level. The devastating forest fires in Portugal reduced JWOC to also being a sprint only event, making it the third JWOC for which NZL athletes have missed out on the full experience. Be that as it […]
Tim Robertson has taken the biggest title yet of his career with a 9 second victory in the World Games sprint, held overnight in Birmingham, Alabama. Following from two JWOC gold medals, a World Universities title, and silver and bronze in the WOC sprint, Tim finally nailed a really big one with a narrow win […]
With the loss of Riverhead Weekend to an Auckland lockdown, like January and February, March has come and gone without a real start to the national orienteering scene and we are left looking towards the ONZ Champs at Easter. Fortunately, activity did not grind to a halt everywhere, with a well-attended training camp run by […]
I apologise that with WOC already under way at the end of June, the June issue of HP News somewhat fell by the wayside. So here you have a combined June/July issue which not only summarises WOC with its highs and lows, but also JWOC which followed hard on its heels and saw Tommy Hayes […]
A fantastic second leg by Tim Robertson took NZL briefly into the lead in the Sprint Relay at the World Games in Wroclaw. After Laura Roberston had run great first leg to come in 8th in the 17 strong field only 26s down on leaders Sweden, Tim powered to the front of the field midway […]
Laura Robertson has produced her nest international performance yet in finihsing 11th in the individual sprint at the World Games in Wroclaw, Poland. Although the World Games field is limited to 40, the majority of the top sprinters were present, albeit with only 2 runners per country rather than the 3 at WOC. Run round […]
The World Games will be held in Wroclaw, Poland 25-27 July 2017 Men Ross Morrison (Hawkes Bay) Tim Robertson (Hutt Valley) Women Lizzie Ingham (Wellington) Laura Robertson (Hutt Valley)
Although orienteering activity has been somewhat scarce during November there has been a lot going on behind the scenes. This includes putting together as far as possible details of training camps in the first half of the year, organizing dates for trials for various teams, and an entertaining weekend of having various members of the HP Squads test running courses for WMOC2017 in Woodhill Forest.
New Zealand has been selected as the Oceania representative for the orienteering events at the 2017 World Games to be held in Wroclaw, Poland from 25-27 July 2017.