This is basically a step by step guide on how to win JWOC. Matt has made a complete breakdown of his middle distance race so that he can share his great experience with everyone. It makes for an exciting and emotional read. See the article here.
Monday, 6 August 2012
Thursday, 2 August 2012
|Duncan Morrison interviews JWOC middle distance gold medalist and|
STB 2012 co-organiser Matt Ogden about his thoughts on the Stage 5 race
Many international athletes have already committed to coming to New Zealand for the Oceania/World Cup races and we encourage them to plan their journey to include Sprint the Bay as well! As you can hopefully see from the video above, Sprint the Bay is a great experience for everyone involved (not just the elite runners!). Make sure you 'like' the Sprint the Bay Facebook Page to keep up to date with all the goings on and to discuss the event and your travel plans with friends and fellow orienteers :)
New Zealand is an orienteering paradise, with amazing and diverse terrains throughout the entire country, plus great weather that allows orienteering throughout the full 12 months of the year. With the middle of the NZ summer coinciding with the middle of the European winter, it's a surprise we don't get more orienteers visiting for competitions and the great training opportunities we have to offer - the distance factor obviously plays a great role in this as NZ is relatively isolated and not the cheapest country to fly to - which is why a lot of orienteers choose to travel to other 'cheaper' destinations. For a lot of you money may be an issue, but try to think of it by answering the following questions:
- Are you an orienteer?
- Do you have the desire to visit NZ at some point in your life?
- Do you realise that NZ orienteers make the journey to Europe for orienteering every year, most often paying 100% of the costs themselves?
- Do you realise that the last time a World Cup event was held in New Zealand was in 1994, so the next time you may get a chance to watch or compete in such a high profile event in New Zealand you will be old or dead?
(Feel free to ask any questions in the comments section below, or to email us: firstname.lastname@example.org)