Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Mixing it up

Well that was a exciting evening!  The mixed sprint relay produced a exciting jam packed hour of racing.  If your back home in Australia but were too concerned about tiredness to stay up to watch it - you should have!

The Australia team of Rachel, Jules, Simon and Hanny produced some outstanding runs to come 10th. If you want to know how the race went for Australia I suggest that you jump on the Orienteering Australia facebook page and have a look at the posts which were put up during the event.  But I will still give you a short run down on the race. 

The team after the race

Rachel smashed it, spending a lot of time running in the leading 3 and eventually coming back with the lead pack just 14 seconds down on the lead in 6th place.

Jules was killing it early on to hold onto the lead bunch but eventually the speed of the top orienteers in the world started to get the better of him.  Still he managed to bring us back in 10th 50 seconds down on the lead. 

Simon, like Jules felt the pace of the top guys but still managed to come back in 13th position 2:02 down on the lead.

Hanny then had a good run to bring us home in some challenging conditions due to extra rain (not that it wasn't already slippery enough).  She took us up into 10th position just 2:41 behind the winning team of Switzerland. 

So all in all it was a awesome result from the team and if you have about 1 hour to spare you can now watch the replay of the race on the IOF's livecenter.  Do it!  It will be well worth the time!

Official results here too.


  1. This was the most amazing orienteering event I have ever seen.

  2. You guys are awesome! Well done, great result.

  3. Fantastic effort - I am sure it was lots of fun. Good luck back in the forest on the Long.