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Discussion: Strongest Orienteer in Australia

in: Orienteering; General

Jun 15, 2019 2:19 PM # 
riley mcfarlane :
Must use these four techniques:

1. Squats
2. Deadlifts
3. Bench press
4. Pull up (no cheat)

Using either the max test or most rep test
Jun 15, 2019 11:23 PM # 
Jun 16, 2019 3:56 AM # 
Rob Bennett's pretty ripped.
Jun 16, 2019 9:20 AM # 
1. Fletch - his training is squat.
2. Mike Dowling - the Mt Wellington chairlift is dead.
3. tRicky - always pressing the bench as 'reserve'
4. Blair - recently perfecting the pulling up a bit early, never cheats.
Jun 16, 2019 12:54 PM # 
Surely you can't go past the person who ran up a hill carrying a 63-kilo bag of wheat on his shoulders?
Jun 16, 2019 1:32 PM # 
Sounds like something Rob Fell would mention.
Jun 16, 2019 2:23 PM # 
riley mcfarlane :
maybe I shouldn't have used pure strength building techniques as the goal for orienteers. So far, rob bennet, Eliot, Fletch, Mike, Ricky, and Blair are in the conversation. Can anyone be slotted in with this:
N e w a n d i m p r o v e d c r i t e r i a

Pure strength - ideally using the techniques above
Hard work - puts the body on the limit for orienteering
Mind - performs in the clutch

Personally, I believe that man who ran up a hill with a 63-kilo bag of the unbalanced weight of wheat on his shoulders is the strongest so far. I see that some of our experienced orienteers put their bodies on the line more than us juniors do, as I have never seen a person who isn't a junior who has been orienteering for over 10 years ever forfeit. However, Joanna Maynard has run a whole long distance course in year 12 with a 4-inch splinter in her toe!!! Performing in the clutch I will have to give that to Ryan Gray after his multiple performances of lifting QLD Junior boys over NSW boys in 2017 at the finish line, he also helped QLD Senior Boys 2nd team to beat their own 1st team.
Jun 16, 2019 10:09 PM # 
I once continued on orienteering despite receiving a 1 inch splinter in the palm of my hand (and it huuurt) from a stupid shovel So... I'm pretty strong right?

And tRicky did MTBO whilst still recovering from splitting his kneecap in half. Such a gruesome injury.
Jun 16, 2019 10:10 PM # 
Juffy once CARRIED a competitor off the orienteering course because she fell and hurt herself badly. So he is pretty strong too.
Jun 16, 2019 11:35 PM # 
I've also finished MTBO events after suffering a broken nose and a dislocated finger during the event (separate incidents), the latter of which was the Qld long champs, which I won. Also the ultra long recently where I split my head open before the first control.
Jun 17, 2019 2:02 AM # 
Which tells you all you need to know about MTBOers. Was this thread about the "strongest" orienteer, or something else. ;-)
Jun 17, 2019 10:28 AM # 
riley mcfarlane :
Just to clarify, MTBO'ers do count. Which means Ricky wins! We will have to see who wins the other ones.
Jun 17, 2019 10:31 AM # 
Tash - doesn't count, she wasn't even half my weight. Getting out of that damned gully wasn't easy though. :)
Jun 17, 2019 4:04 PM # 
I once finished a race with a broken arm. (In defence of my sanity, (a) I didn't know it was broken and (b) it happened at a point in the course where getting the remaining controls wasn't much further than going straight home).
Jun 19, 2019 1:04 PM # 
@rileymc - I think Tooms is having a joke at my expense, I’m not ‘in’ any strength related anything.
I invaded a colleague’s gym class this afternoon and had to get rescued by a student after failing a bench press. Glad he was paying attention.
Jun 19, 2019 9:21 PM # 
MTBO is fertile ground for this - Scott recently broke his leg on an MTBO course and finished.
Jun 20, 2019 12:05 AM # 
I heard that some people even finish MTBO events with broken collar bones!
Jun 22, 2019 12:15 PM # 
I once finished a morning MTB ride at the Dell with a punctured lung (I thought I had a cracked rib). That little episode lead to a hospital visit that evening!
Jun 22, 2019 3:06 PM # 
riley mcfarlane :
Must assume regular Bush and Sprint Orienteers are a lot weaker than MTBO 'cats'. After all, it says it is our fault if we die out on course!

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