After his stand out run at the recent National Orienteering League Ultralong - where he slaughtered the Men's Elite Course (24.4 km) in a time of just 2:30:20 - EVOC's Brodie Nankervis has been selected in the Australian Team for the World Championships in Norway this August. He will contest the Long Championships.
Being held in Norway, the terrain will be extremely hard going (boggy, rocky, steep and confusing). But ever since he began orienteering as a kid in Launceston - Brodie (who is still an EVOC member despite now living in Melbourne) has shown us he has grit in spades. With his passion and ability to persevere he's sure to rise to Norway's challenges.
True to his generous personality - Brodie has also stepped up to take on the voluntary role as Coach of the Australian Team for the Junior World Championships. JWOC is being held in Denmark in July. The only Tasmanian athlete competing at JWOC will be Australoper's Mikayla Cooper. She's sure to benefit from Brodie's experiences as an athlete, coach and physiotherapist.