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Welcome to Orienteering NSW

Orienteering is a sport that challenges both the body and the mind. It's also loads of fun!

The aim is to use a special orienteering map to navigate your way around a course and visit marked check points along the way. You choose a course that suits your age and experience and proceed at your own pace: walk, jog or run. It is a race but you decide if you want to just race yourself or be the next world champion! The course may take you through urban areas, parks, schools, farmland or forests.

Events are conducted weekly across NSW and beginners are welcome at all events.

New to orienteering? Click here for more information.

Want to enter an event? You can see what's on by looking at the Coming Events at left or by going to the Event Calendar. Some events are enter on the day - you just turn up and register at the start. Other events require pre-entry and for that you need to know about (and register with) Eventor - read the Eventor FAQ.

Last chance to enter NSW MTBO champs

Entries close this Sunday (March 8) for the 2015 NSW mountain bike orienteering championships in the Newcastle area on March 21-22.

The three events also constitute the opening round of the National League for MTBO and the Australian selection trials for the world champs in the Czech Republic in July.

In a great initiative to get more people into MTBO, the organisers on the Saturday are offering free introductory coaching and free entry to the beginner event. See the web page for details.


Final info posted for Sydney Sprint Weekend

Bulletin 2 has been posted for the Sydney Sprint Weekend. Please read it carefully as it often contains separate instructions for NOL runners and for the non-elites.

Public transport is encouraged, and parking will be tight at most venues. Don't forget that Saturday night is the Mardi Gras parade so some CBD streets will be closed. 

Start lists are also out for the Botany and UNSW events.

For the relay on Saturday morning, once the elites are done, the public relay (pre-entered) starts at 10.15am. Saturday Orienteering Series entrants and entry on the day starts are from 10.20am.


Newcastle, Central Coast win at O'Shea

Newcastle duo Robert Vincent and Martin Quirke have taken out the O'Shea 2-Days carnival with a convincing win in the three-race pairs event on the Central Coast.

Rob and Martin were 18 minutes faster than Uringa siblings Lawrence and Georgia Jones as the fixture moved back to the Gwandalan area at the southern end of beautiful Lake Macquarie.

Central Coast couple Paul and Julia Prudhoe took out the short pairs by less than two minutes over brothers Steven (NC) and Kevin (GO) Roberts.

The highlight of the weekend, as usual, was the cake prizes - decorated with spearmint leaf lollies, as shown here by Karen Blatchford and Gayle Quantock, the women's runners up in the Long Pairs.

The three events were:
* a Saturday afternoon relay at Point Wolstoncroft
* a Saturday evening event at Summerland Point
* a Sunday morning Pairs Score event in Gwandalan

Results from all 3 events, and maps from the night event, can be found here.


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