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Thursday, 10 October 2013

World Cup 2015 Tasmania Training Camp

Hey Crew! Yep, it turns out that people other than Jamie can still post here (so if you want to help him keep the blog up to date, just drop him a line!)

Orienteering Australia is holding an elite training camp for it's HP group from the 2nd - 7th January, based around St Helens, Tasmania. This camp will offer vital training in relevant terrain for those aiming to race in the Tasmanian World Cup races in Jan 2015.

After discussions with Nick Dent at Aus Champs, he's kindly agreed to allow some of us Kiwis to join the camp if we wish. Preliminarily there's 5-6 spots in the accommodation open for us, although I'm sure we can negotiate or find alternative accommodation if more people are interested.

Bicheno Sprint Map. Absolutely Stunning map,
unbeatable on a nice day!
And not bad on a terrible day either!
The camp will be staying at good old Queechy Cottages, which many of us will have fond memories of staying at before. Terrain around the area varies from intricate mining to classic Aussie granite terrain. If you want an idea, have an internet stalk for pics from Aus Champs 2012 (the website has expired, lazy...or sneaky protection of clues on WC 2015?!). Anyway, the camp is bound to return to such maps as Little Child Creek, Lively's Bog and hopefully the awesome sea-side sprint map at Bicheno.

So if you're interested, drop me an email or leave a comment here, asap, let's say definitely by the end of October, and we'll go from there! The earlier we get onto it, the cheaper flights will be!

One tough tough map. Lively's Bog.
If you want to extend your trip and get more orienteering for your buck, then there's the X-mas 5 days to incorporate into your trip as well. This year to be held up around Orange 27-31st December, on some wicked maps like Kahli's Rocks.
One of the toughest maps I've been on.
8 yrs after my first visit, finally nailed it last year!
Another awesome Orange map, Gumble's Pinnacles
Not sure 5-days is visiting it. Probably a good thin,
 I'd just get lost again!

So yep, hopefully I'll hear from some of you soon, and won't be the only Kiwi in Tassie come Janurary!
Peace, Love and Orienteering to you all from over the ditch!
xoxo Lizzie


Jamie Stewart said...

Choice! Great of the Aussies to be obliging, and would be an awesome experience for anyone that can make it. Hope a few do.

Love your post Lizzie, awesome maps. I remember Lively's Bog from my first and only Tasmania trip in 1996 (that infamous schools trip)...and then there is all that beautiful tin mining terrain...

Michael said...

I see you're ranked 30th in the international list Lizzie, well done. Is that the highest you've been, is it the highest ANY kiwi has been? And Tim Robertson is now the top kiwi man at 80th with Chris Forne at 93. Both Lizzie and Tim are top in Oceania, and something that amazed me is the depth. Check out and select Oceania.

Imogene Scott said...

This sounds awesome Lizzie! I think that either we should all try to make it to this camp, or alternatively, the NZ national squad should try to arrange our own training camp in Tazmania so we can be as prepared for the world cup as possible. Personally I am not sure if I can take any leave at that point in time unfortunately... :(

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