The Prologue & Australian 3 Days – NOL Events 5 – 8
The National Orienteering League is a high-level interstate teams competition for elite (21E) and junior elite (20E) orienteers. It was established to encourage and develop elite orienteering in all Australian states and territories. Results are often very close, coming down to the wire at the last race of the season.
In 2017 the National League was dominated by the Canberra Cockatoos who won both the senior men’s and women’s categories. The NSW Stingers won the junior men’s division while the Queensland Cyclones won the junior women’s.
The Australian 3-Days in Tasmania will be Round 2 of the 2018 National League, following the season-opening sprint distance Round 1 in Melbourne in mid-March.
All four elite races at the 3-Days (including the Prologue) will count towards the National League. Three of the 2017 individual champions – Simon Uppill (M21E), Aston Key (M20E) and Tara Melhuish (W20E) – will be competing in Tasmania and looking to consolidate their title defence campaigns. But in the tricky Tasmanian terrain, anything could happen!