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So many ONZ trial events in 2020?

Show Profile  camd Posted: 6 October 2019, 1:51 AM  
Why are there 3 trial events for WOC next year? As someone who might be looking at trials for both WOC and WUOC, this means I have to attend 4 different weekends of trial events. How are we supposed to afford all of this travelling on top of the huge amount we have to spend to get to Europe as well? This is not a fair selection process.

Why can't we have just one (or max two) combined trials for all teams?

Show Profile  Jenni Posted: 9 October 2019, 10:31 PM  
In my opinion if you want to have a good go at doing as well as you can at WOC/JWOC/WUOC you should be seeking out to go to as many orienteering events as you can, and especially events such as those that have been identied as trial. Also still just my personal opinion anyone who is in NZ, and doesn't go to our Nationals doesn't actually deserve to represent NZ! If you book flights now they are quite reasonable and it's great that Malcolm has made an effort to get everything organised and advertised early so people can make early travel plans.

Show Profile  mcroxford Posted: 10 October 2019, 10:21 AM  
Agree Jenni. But early notice should be advertised across all age grades. Otherwise we end up with situations like what happened recently, where apparently local OYs were being used by selectors despite excellent performances by juniors at NZ Nationals.

Show Profile  HidingControls Posted: 11 October 2019, 9:05 AM  
Cam - Huge gap in the market for a weekend of coaching for those MW18s that fall outside the Juniors camp (to old) and the U23 camp (not quite elite).

$25 Limit it to 10 and you can run a day of Sprint Training and discussion and a day of forest training. They provide their own transport etc Increase the limit to 20 and get a assistant coach and there's the pair of you with Petrol for Nationals and Sprints.

But really do limit it to those MW18 falling in the gap, good Orienteers who who create the depth that keep the upper end honest and like taking scalps.



Show Profile  Jenni Posted: 11 October 2019, 12:29 PM  
Matt - we have recognised there is a huge gap at the moment between our two gaps and it is something which really concerns me and many others. We are working on it. I have put it as a discussion item for ONZ council's weekend meeting. I've pretty much said I'll organise it myself next year if we don't get it organised any other way.

Show Profile  fraser Posted: 20 October 2019, 4:41 PM  
From the announcement: "As WOC in 2020 is a sprint WOC there will be an extended series of trials".

Curious as to why it requires an "extended series of trials". Is it because the results in sprint races are more volatile?

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