Browsing All posts tagged under »orienteering«

Physiological Assessments in Orienteering

July 14, 2011


Yesterday a research study entitled “Athlete assessments in orienteering: Differences in physiological variables between field and laboratory settings“ was published in the European Journal of Sport Sciences and was made available online. Unfortunately this is not open access. The publication comes from work I did during my Masters by Research degree a few years ago under the supervision […]

Brain vs bike: research into decision making and fatigue

October 6, 2010


I previously wrote about some research we are conducting on “the impact of varied physical load on an executive function task“. The research is progressing and here is a short video so you can see it in action.

Is Orienteering a good example of a sport? That depends on whom you ask

August 27, 2010


Originally posted on Something a little different today, a guest post from University of Melbourne student and Victorian orienteer, Clare Browridge. What is a sport? How would you explain the concept of a sport to someone? Some of the activities that are considered by at least some people to be sports seem to be […]

Competition Analysis in Orienteering (on a Wiki)

August 13, 2010


Through work at the moment I am being exposed more and more to wikis and what they offer. It seems to me a great way of developing resources for orienteering. In particular it would be a great place to develop very large documents such as guidelines on event management. It could also be tremendously useful […]

The impact of varied physical load on an executive function task

August 6, 2010


Another from Research Spotlight – in progress Ben Rattray, Disa Smee and James Neill Staff Abstract: Exercise tends to facilitate cognitiveperformance although there are a number of caveats to this phenomenon. Higher levels of cognitive function appear influenced by the length, intensity and perhaps type of exercise. Interactions generally accepted to interfere in peripheral […]

Orienteering: The Ultimate Health Sport

May 20, 2010


A fortnight ago a colleague alerted me to a Radio National interview on Exercise Matters: brain exercise. In the interview, Dr Michael Valenzuala from the School of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales suggested that orienteering was likely to be an ideal exercise for brain health owing to simultaneous benefits of cardiovascular stress […]

Using google calendar for orienteering events

May 16, 2010


Lately I’ve been trying to convince others it is worthwhile changing from an existing calendar system to a google calendar system. As a result I have created three short explanatory and tutorial style videos. I include them below. Firstly, how the user can take advantage of a google calendar How the administer can simply do […]