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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.


All set for Junior League finale

The Sydney Junior League is drawing to a close for 2014, with the final event at Willoughby on Saturday 20 September. All juniors are encouraged to attend and start early. Starts are from 9.30am.  Bring a picnic and stay on for Series presentations and random lucky draw prizes for juniors (which you must be there to claim) at 11am. Once again, ONSW extends a huge THANK YOU to long-term supporter AussieOGear who donate prizes for the Series.

As an added bonus, the 20 September event is part of the Willoughby Spring Festival and all participants will receive a free entry to the Willoughby Leisure Centre (can be redeemed at a later date).

Development Officer Barbara Hill reports: this year the Series has comprised 11 events with the 5 best events of competitors counting towards season end awards. Congratulations to Terence Chiang (Garingal) and Angus Leung (Garingal) who have participated in 9 of the 10 events to date.  It is pleasing to see that many others have had 8 runs. In all, almost 150 students have had runs in Junior League events.

imgA number of classes are tight and will come down to the final event to determine the winner. The Very Easy boys class looks as though it will be fought out by Donovan Roberts (Garingal) and William Nolan (Uringa). If neither is available though, Lachlan Coady (Western & Hills) might just sneak in for the win. Nea Shingler (Big Foot) has been outstanding all year in the girls division and will take out this class.

On the Easy course, the action will be focused on the girls. On the back of strong performances at the NSW Schools Champs, Tiia Marsh (Big Foot) is leading however the highly talented Claudia Petrie could sneak in for a win if she runs strongly at Willoughby. Promising GO junior Holly Roberts could also be up with the leaders if she posts a good time. Nicholas Tse (Garingal) is a clear winner in the boys Easy class and looks set to challenge on the moderate courses in 2015!

On the longer courses, Ewan Shingler (Big Foot, left) has the Short Moderate wrapped up and Joanna Hill (Garingal) leads the girls division. Sophie Jones is in with a shot of levelling with Joanna though.

Consistent runs all winter have secured wins for Georgia Jones (Uringa) and Duncan Currie (Garingal) on the Long Moderate course. However Toby Wilson (Garingal) may level with Duncan if he is the quickest on the course at Willoughby.

We would also like to thank Colin Price at Aussie O Gear for his donation of prizes.

 

NSW Australian Relay Teams 2014

The teams with running order - NSW Teams

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Big Foot double highlights glorious day at ML finals

Big Foot added another notch to their heavyweight belt by taking out MetrO League Divisions 1 and 2 in stunning weather on a new map at Cecil Hills on Sunday.

It was the first double in ML history in the top two grades, and even more impressive when you consider that Australia's champion orienteering club was without at least two of its gun runners. And... 4 of the 5 Divn 1 runners are over 50. What athletes !

The Divn 1 victory over WHO 34-21 made it six premierships in a row for the Feet and belied their draw in round 5 at Beacon Hill. ONSW president Greg Barbour led the way with the fastest time of the day of just under 30 minutes.

In Division 2 Big Foot also had a comfortable win, 33-22 over the Garingal Dragons who were missing three regulars. GO youngster Duncan Currie was fastest in 31.18.

WHO at least enjoyed some success with a tight 29-27 win over IKO in Division 3. WHO benefited from an extra point when Graeme Hill and Tim Perry both finished in 42.33, and Ian Froude (IK) was left ruing the three seconds he finished behind Daniel Smith. That's how close it was.

Bennelong Northside took out Division 4, 31-24 over the Garingal Monitors - but lost Division 5 (30-25) to SHOO's Golden Oldies.

Thank you to WHO for a great new area in Sydney, and to Robert Bradley - the 2013 ONSW Course Setter of the Year - for his excellent courses.

Congratulations to our winners for 2014:

Divn 1: Big Foot. Indiv medal: Andrew Hill (WHO)
Divn 2: Big Foot. Indiv medal: Angus Shedden (SHOO)
Divn 3: WHO. Indiv medal: Alex Karavaev (IKO)
Divn 4: Bennelong Northside. Indiv medal: Lewis Redner and Tania Kennedy (GO)
Divn 5: SHOO. Indiv medal: Samuel Tsang (BN)

Results, head-to-head results, the individual medal tallies and photos are all now available.

We thank all clubs for their wonderful spirit in 2014 and look forward to the 2015 season.

 

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