The Australian 2010 MTBO Team:

Men: Steven Cusworth, Grant LebbinkAdrian Jackson, Alex Randall

Women: Mary Fien, Melanie Simpson

And Australia´s first ever junior MTBO team (only junior men for 2010): Chris Firman, Marc Gluskie, Luke Polland

Officials: Kay Haasma (coach),Brihony Lebbink (team assistance)

2010 Archives
Junior men finish 5th in the relay Monday, 19 July 2010
Long Final Saturday, 17 July 2010
JWOC Middle Final and WOC Long Qualification Thursday, 15 July 2010
Middle Distance Photos Thursday, 15 July 2010
Middle distance final Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Photos and maps from the sprint Tuesday, 13 July 2010 Some photos of the sprint and copies of the maps can be found via the official website...
Sprint Gold from AJ Monday, 12 July 2010
World Champion, again! Monday, 12 July 2010
WOC starts tomorrow! Sunday, 11 July 2010
Anecdotes from the team Thursday, 8 July 2010
More about the races... Wednesday, 7 July 2010 A summary of how the Aussie team did and what they thought aboud the races.
And training continues... Wednesday, 7 July 2010 More about the Aussie team training camp in stinking hot Portugal.
Training camp begins Monday, 5 July 2010 Now all the Australian team has safely arrived and got their first taste of Portuguese terrain.
Less that a fortnight to go!! Monday, 28 June 2010 With less than a fortnight to go, the Australian team has begun arriving in Europe and will be meeting up next weekend for some warm up races in Portugal.
Long and Middle distance races: Gdansk Wednesday, 9 June 2010 Melanie´s wrap up of World cup round two held in Gdansk, Poland.
Round two of the World MTBO Cup: Gdansk, Poland Friday, 4 June 2010 The second round of the 2010 MTBO world cup begins tomorrow in the forests around Gdansk, Poland.
Melanie Simpson Saturday, 29 May 2010
World ranking events in Denmark Tuesday, 25 May 2010 Melanie´s experiences at the recent WREs in Denmark.
Welcome to the blog of the 2010 Australian MTBO team Monday, 17 May 2010

Welcome to the blog of the 2010 Australian MTBO team

Monday, 17 May 2010

Welcome to the blog of the Australian Mountain Bike Orienteering (MTBO) team.  It is now 8 weeks before the start of the 2010 World Championships and the team is busy training, competing and finalising plans to make the trip to Europe (at least those of us who are not already here). 

This year´s MTB WOC and JWOC will be held simultaneously in the forests around Montelegra, Portugal.   We´re expecting a bit of urban riding for the sprint distance and otherwise steep, steep terrain in the forests.  You can read more about the area and view some sample maps here.

For the first time, we have an Aussie junior team of 3 junior men:  Marc Gluskie, Chris Firman, Luke Polland.  They will be competing in the 3rd MTB-JWOC against 16 other nations who are (to date) sending junior riders to Portugal.  Racing in the MTB WOC we have a senior team of 4 men and 2 women.  You can read more about each of the riders here.  Kay Haasma will be accompanying the team as the coach. 

Keep an eye on the blog and follow the team´s progress and adventures in the lead up to the Championships. 

 Happy peddling  :-)