Ricky Thackray, Patrick Higgins & Marquita Gelderman win Australian MTBO Championships.

Monday, 29 July 2013

     

Photos: Callum Fagg, Gaby Withers, Ricky Thackray, Kath Hepplethwaite

An excellent weekend of mountain bike orienteering was held near Gympie, Queensland to decide the Australian Middle and Long distance championships titles.  A contingent of 30 New Zealanders, who had incorporated the previous weekends NSW Championships into a 10 day mountain biking tour, added great competition to the races.

The two events were held on vastly different areas.  The middle was at Corella Forest, with several crucial long route choice legs interspersed by two areas of complex single track.  In the women elites Marquita Gelderman had a narrow one minute win over a very fit and fast Carolyn Jackson.  Twenty four year old Patrick Higgins navigated well to take the men’s elite title by two and a half minutes over Greg Barbour.   Patrick is actually British but currently residing in New Zealand.  Unfortunately Australian WOC team members Ricky Thackray (tyre trouble) and Callum Fagg (puncture) had mechanical troubles.

The long event was held in Toolara pine plantation, on a huge area that required the elites and top three courses to have a 1:25,000 map.  Despite its size the area was a detailed maze of roads and tracks which demanded intense navigation at all times.  Several long legs gave numerous route choice commutations, while some short legs at the end saw some come unstuck.

WA’s Ricky Thackray took out a well deserved elite championship, managing to withstand the efforts of young Tasmanian gun Callum Fagg by a mere two minutes on the 38 kilometre course.  This followed Ricky’s win in the WA state championship the week before.  NSW’s Gary Sutherland showed consistency to take out third place again.

The outstanding ride of the weekend was undoubtably from Kiwi Marquita Gelderman who raced around the women’s 30 km course so speedily that she bettered the times of the M40’s and M17’s on the same course.  In fact, Marquita’s kilometre rate was only beaten by the two top elite males!  There will be great interest to see where she actually went on route gadget!  Carolyn Jackson was joined by Jenny Enderby (NSW) on the podium.

The Queensland based Withers family dominated the junior ranks with Gaby winning both W14 titles and Karl the M17 races, though pushed in both by Tim Jackson.  Karl is off to his second Junior World Championships in Estonia soon.   Promising Ballarat rider Declan Dickson won both M14 races, but was more pleased by his navigation in the long.

The veteran classes had both quality and quantity and all wins were hard earned.  Ann Scown (W60), Malcolm Roberts (M50) and Peter Cusworth (M60) won both titles, albeit Peter’s win in the middle was by a mere 1 second over over NSW’s Paul Haynes.   Over the four NSW and Australian Championship title events both Marquita Gelderman and Peter Cusworth managed to remain unbeaten – a tremendous feat of navigation.

Many thanks must go to the Queensland organisers, notably course setters Graeme Hall and Liz Bourne and mappers Craig Steffens and Eric Andrews for the enormous amount of time and effort they put into making the events not only possible but highly enjoyable.  Also thanks to Rob Croscato, Wendy Steffens, Debbie Gordon and other Multi-Terrain Bike Orienteers and QOA who assisted the running and promotion of the event.   This included a lovely meal and quiz on the Saturday night.

Full results are available on eventor.

Middle                                                                 Long

W21       63.22     Marquita Gelderman (NZ)           102.39   Marquita Gelderman (NZ)

                64.36     Carolyn Jackson (VIC)                     115.42   Carolyn Jackson (VIC)

69.21     Rachel Drew (NZ)                             135.35   Jenny Enderby (NSW)

W14                       Gaby Withers (Q)                                             Gaby Withers (Qld)

W40                       Kim Beckinsale (Qld)                                       Kath Heppelthwaite (NZ)

W50                       Deb Bain (NZ)                                                    Roz Clayton (NZ)

W60                       Ann Scown (ACT)                                             Ann Scown (ACT)

W70                       Dale-Ann Gordon (VIC)                                 Yett Gelderman (NZ)

 

M21       65.42     Patrick Higgins (Great Britain)     120.51   Ricky Thackray (WA)

                68.28     Greg Barbour (NSW)                      122.49   Callum Fagg (TAS)

                73.07     Gary Sutherland (QLD)                  146.45   Gary Sutherland (QLD)

M14                       Declan Dickson (VIC)                                      Declan Dickson (VIC)     

M17                       Karl Withers (Qld)                                            Karl Withers (Qld)

M40                       Peter Swanson (NZ)                                       Greg Barbour (NSW)

M50                       Malcolm Roberts (NSW)                                     Malcolm Roberts (NSW)

M60                       Peter Cusworth (VIC)                                     Peter Cusworth (VIC)

M70                       Blake Gordon (VIC)                                         Graham Fowler (NSW)

M80                       Graeme Cadman (VIC)                                  -

 
   
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Ingham completes a clean sweep as Easter winds up Monday, 1 April 2013 Lizzie Ingham completed a clean sweep, winning all four races at Easter for a comprehensive win, while Matt Crane edged clear of Simon Uppill to take the men's title.
Australian team for Junior World Championships announced Monday, 1 April 2013 The Australian team to contest the 2013 Junior World Orienteering Championships, to be held in the Czech Republic in July, has been announced.
Fiona Calabro and Julian Dent head OA Annual Award winners Sunday, 31 March 2013 The Orienteering Australia Annual Awards were presented at the Annual Dinner held on 31 March at Bendigo. The winners were Fiona Calabro - Services to Orienteering in Australia; Richard Matthews - David Hogg Award for Event Management; Julian Dent - Athlete of the Year; Adrian Craig - Services to Coaching; Jenny Bourne - Orienteer of the Year.
Tight battle looms in Easter men's competition Sunday, 31 March 2013 A tight battle looms for the lead going into the last day of the Easter 3-Days in M21E, while Lizzie Ingham continues to dominate the women's event.
Naunton takes Easter middle distance win on home ground Saturday, 30 March 2013 Bendigo's Chris Naunton won today's middle distance day of Easter, while Lizzie Ingham extended her overall lead with a second comfortable win in succession.
Crane and Ingham get off to good Easter start Friday, 29 March 2013 Matt Crane and Lizzie Ingham got off to a good start over the Easter weekend with wins in the Good Friday prologue in Bendigo.
OA Board vacancies needing to be filled at AGM on Sunday Wednesday, 27 March 2013 Orienteering Australia is seeking to fill two vacancies on its Board at this Sunday's Annual General Meeting in Bendigo - Director, High Performance, and Director, Development.
MTBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Nomination Form. Monday, 25 March 2013 Nomination form for JWOC & WOC MTBO in Estonia in August 2013.
Online Anti-Doping Courses & Ultra-Long and WOC nominations. Thursday, 21 March 2013 Information on OA's new requirements re doing online anti-doping courses. Reminders that nominations close shortly for Ultra-long event and WOC team.
Crane & Manser win SILVA NOL long races. Sunday, 10 March 2013 Report on Race 2 of the Silva National Orienteering League raced at Belair, Adelaide.
Matt Crane opens SILVA National League season with win. Saturday, 9 March 2013 Matt Crane opened the SILVA National League season with a win in today's sprint event in Adelaide. The women's event was a no-race.
Results from SILVA National League sprint qualifier Saturday, 9 March 2013 Results from the qualification race of the sprint in the SILVA National League are now available.
Selection Arrangements for 2013 Australian WOC Team. Thursday, 7 March 2013 A summary of the selection processes for the Australian team to compete in the World Championships in Finland, in July 2013.
JWOC team nomination reminder Tuesday, 26 February 2013 Those wishing to nominate for selection in the Australian team to contest the 2013 Junior World Orienteering Championships in the Czech Republic are reminded that they should do so by Sunday 3rd March.
Orienteering Australia annual meetings during the Easter Carnival Wednesday, 20 February 2013 OA annual committee meetings will be held in Bendigo between 2.30pm and 5.30pm on Saturday 30 March at the carnival registration centre at the Mandurang Cricket Ground. The AGM will be at 4pm on Sunday 31 March at the Spring Gully Soccer Club Rooms, Stanley Ave, Spring Gully.
Training Camp Tuesday, 19 February 2013 Training camp for all junior and senior
2013 Australian Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships bulletin 1 Monday, 18 February 2013 The first event bulletin for the World Ranking Event 2013 Australian Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships is available for download from the event site - www.austmtbochamps.com
NOL Events 1 and 2 Thursday, 14 February 2013 Latest NOL information
Gold’n Ponds Easter2013 – Standard entries close this Sunday 3rd March Monday, 11 February 2013
Entries open for round 1 of the Australian MTBO Series Thursday, 7 February 2013 The Victorian Sprint, Middle and Long distance MTBO championships are on the weekend of 27/28 April at Castlemaine and Whroo. These championships are also round 1 of the Australian MTBO Series and selection races for Australia's World Championships team.
OA HP Athlete Profiles Thursday, 7 February 2013 Collection of data for review of OA High Performance pathways
Round 1 2013 NOL Adelaide, South Australia Saturday, 2 February 2013 Accommodation Information
Silva National Orienteering League commences in March. Friday, 1 February 2013 Program for 2013 Silva National Orienteering League and contact information.
Media personnel wanted for 2013 World Championships. Sunday, 27 January 2013 Media personnel wanted for 2013 World Championships in Czech, Finland and Estonia.
Feedback from colour blind orienteers sought Tuesday, 22 January 2013 Adrian Uppill, Chair of the OA Mapping Committee, is seeking feedback from other colour blind orienteers in Australia on work currently being done by the IOF Mapping Group on revising IOF mapping standards.
Sprint the Bay won by Muller & Niemi. Thursday, 17 January 2013 Sprint the Bay, NZ, final result summary. Also Australian elite world rankings for 2013.
Another fun day at Sprint the Bay, NZ. Wednesday, 16 January 2013 Summary of day 2 of 3 day Sprint the Bay event near Hawkes Bay in NZ.
Sprint the Bay starts in New Zealand. Wednesday, 16 January 2013 Summary of Day 1 of Sprint the Bay, 6 event race series in New Zealand from January 15-17th.
Five Aussie girls gain World Cup points in final race. Sunday, 13 January 2013 Summary of event 3 of NZ World Cup races.
Final World Cup event details. Saturday, 12 January 2013 Details about the third World Cup event being held in NZ. Some results from Day 6 competition in the Oceania carnival.
Australia just pipped in Individual Challenge but ties in relay Friday, 11 January 2013 Australia just lost the Individual Australia-New Zealand Challenge, 31 classes to 29 over the three days, but tied the relay 10-10.
Australia levels Australia-NZ Challenge at Oceania Sprint Wednesday, 9 January 2013 Australia has levelled the Australia-New Zealand Challenge, taking 13 classes to 7 at the Oceania Championships to leave the competition tied at 20-20 going into the decisive Long Championships tomorrow.
Julian Dent 13th in Sprint Final and Lizzie Ingham (NZ) takes bronze. Tuesday, 8 January 2013 Summary of NZ World Cup sprint final held in Wellington, NZ.
Ten Aussies through to World Cup Sprint final. Monday, 7 January 2013 Summary of New Zealand World Cup sprint event in Wellington.
NZ take first round of Australia-New Zealand Challenge Monday, 7 January 2013 New Zealand have taken the first stage of the Australia-New Zealand Challenge, winning 13 classes to 7 at the Oceania Middle Distance Championships.
World Cup middle race report. Monday, 7 January 2013 Summary of 2013 World Cup middle race in New Zealand on January 6th.
World Cup and Oceania Championships get under way today Sunday, 6 January 2013 The World Cup and Oceania Championships get under way in New Zealand today.
Grace Crane and Julian Dent reign supreme in Christmas 5 days. Monday, 31 December 2012 Summary of Christmas 5 Days results.