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Saturday, 31 January 2009

Training Camp in Spain

Just stumbled over this, training camp in Spain in February. Too late for us to go of course, just thought it would be worth thinking about as an alternative format for a summer carnival, who needs all those races, as opposed to some quality training, some fun times and a WRE to cap it off...

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Oceania Sprint Distance Training

Squad Email from Carsten - Super Series Soon

Hi There SquadStars!

Great to see lots of great results at the Oceania 2009 including the Bushrangers-Pinestars Testmatch win, the ANZ challenge win and the Schools Test win! Great stuff!

But yep the 2nd round of the SuperSeries and JWOC Trials is coming up sooner rather than later and it is time to get the entries in. Here is the information on how to do it!

From Beverly Holder:

Hi All,

I am taking entries. I have just found out that I should have ALL entries - so that's Super Series as well as JWOC trials. Let me know what maps you want and e-stick numbers so I can put you on the list.

Some of you have told me but those who have not, need to let me know so we can pop them into the computer ready for the events.

Attached is the flyer for those of you who might not yet have seen it.


Here's Beverley's email address Flick her an email with your name , SportIdent number and that you're running W21E/W20E or M21E/M20E at all the events including the Sprint.

You might have to take a quick look at the attached flier (W3.doc) to check dates. And then enter and it is pay on the day, It's a great extended weekend of orienteering and it is going to be fun fun fun!

Remember the classes you want to enter are W21E, W20E, M21E or M20E!

See you there!

There is also attached a document for the ones that want to put their name in for the first two rounds of the World Cup 2009. Looks like those events could be quite good fun as well!

Monday, 19 January 2009

The future and the past?

Or maybe not? Will a move to Rotovegas herald a return of the flash?

Thursday, 1 January 2009

World of O: Best of 2008

This is a great long read if you wanna stay in touch with whats hot and whats not at the World level.

A snippet of the Squad Email

Hi SquadStars and Todd Star!

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and got a bit of training done as well! Here's a wee update on different subjects!

"Availability for World Games and WOC 2009!"

Make yourself available for World Games 2009 (Taiwan) and WOC 2009 (Hungary) at the latest the 31st of Dec to . See more about the selection announcement on "The Pinestars team!"

Selected to compete in the testmatch against the Bushrangers at Oceania is: Women: Rita Homes Dunedin OC Lizzie Ingham Wellington OC Penny Kane Hawkes Bay OC Tania Robinson Counties Manukau OC Reserve: Rebecca Smith Taupo OC Men Michael Adams Peninsula & Plains Orienteers Darren Ashmore Taupo OC James Bradshaw Counties Manukau OC Tane Cambridge Dunedin OC Todd Oates Wellington OC Thomas Reynolds* North West OC

......................If you orienteer as long as Carsten you will go to Paradise

The competitions in the testMatch are the individual Championship events! All the best of Luck to the team! Remember luck comes to the ones that are best prepared! That should put us in a good position!

"Silva SuperSeries 2009!"

The Silva SuperSeries 2009 is also kicking off at Oceania. The competitions in this round are the individual Championship events and the massStart in Naseby on the Sunday. In the JuniorSeries round 1 - the sprint and mass start are competed on the same courses as SuperSeries and juniors will count in the SuperSeries as well. Juniors on the Elite Courses will count in the JuniorSeries as well. On the middle and the long distance JuniorSeries will be competed on the W20 and M20.

We are happy to announce our new SuperSeries Sponsor Silva. Silva will provide the over all prices at the end of the SuperSeries.

The event program for the 2009 Silva SuperSeries is: 1. Round Oceania - South Island - Oceania Sprint Champs - Oceania Long Champs - Oceania Middle Champs and Naseby Mass Start event 2. Round - JWOC Trials - Palmerston North and Wairapapa - Sprint - Multiday Long - Middle 3. Round - Nationals - Auckland - Sprint - Middle - Long 4. Round - QB 3 days - Hamilton

We are looking forward to lots of very cool events at the Silva SuperSeries 2009! An article on the Silva SuperSeries first round will go up on the MapTalk News!